Town Meeting Votes To Move Forward On Community Path Review; A New Court Coming To Winn Brook

Photo: The easement along the north side of the MBTA commuter rail tracks adjacent the French/Mahoney property off of Brighton Street. An attempt by a prominent Belmont resident to kill off funding for a next step review of the proposed community path was beaten back by Belmont Town Meeting on Monday, June 7 showing the […]

New Clay Pit Path Set To Open Mid-November; Vets Memorial A Bit Later

Photo: Work has already begun on the new path around Clay Pit Pond. It’s been more than two years after Town Meeting gave its OK, but finally, a premier Belmont recreation spot will soon have a new surface that the public will be able to use by Thanksgiving. In fact, work on the Clay Pit […]

With Two Days Left, Friends Of PQ Park Nears Fundraising Goal

Photo: Putting up the new sign at PQ Park. With a deadline of Saturday, Sept. 30, to meet the town’s requirement for private funding of $35,000 for the renovation of PQ Park, the Friends of PQ Park announced today that it is $5,000 shy of its goal in these final days.   This grassroots effort, led […]

Applications For 2018 Community Preservation Funding Now Available

Photo: The Underwood Pool Could your group or committee use a few dollars to complete a community project that involves acquiring or improving open space and recreation land, rehabbing or preserving historic sites, or goes to support affordable housing? If “yes” is the answer, the town’s Community Preservation Committee has about a million dollars waiting to spend […]

Historic Resources Survey Makes Public Debut on Thursday

Photo: Redtop, the historic house located at 90 Somerset St. It was once the home of William Dean Howells and family. After two years of compiling and sorting data and information, the summary findings of the Belmont Historic Resources Survey will be presented in the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Room, at 7 p.m. this Thursday, […]

Preliminary Applications For 2017 Community Preservation Funding Now Available

Photo: A path along Clay Pit Pond has received funding from the Community Preservation Committee. Do you or your group have a community project that could use a few dollars to complete? Does the project involve acquiring or improving open space and recreation land, rehabbing or preserving historic sites, or goes to support affordable housing? If […]

Six Community Preservation Projects Heading to Town Meeting for OK

Photo: Clay Pit Pond and the location of the intergenerational path. Projects encompassing a path for all ages, preserving the town’s history and sprucing up community play areas will seek Town Meeting approval as the Community Preservation Committee presents its list of recommended projects to the town’s legislative body next month. Now in its fourth year, […]

Preservation Committee Approves $818K in Grants; Next Stop, Town Meeting

Photo: PQ Playground. The Community Preservation Committee will recommend to the annual Town Meeting in May spending a little more than $800,000 on six projects set to preserve the town’s historical records, enhance the open space around a landmark and provide recreation to town residents. The committee voted on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to approved six out […]

Seven Projects Make Initial Cut for $1M in Community Preservation Funding

Photo: Clay Pit Pond Repairing another of town’s tennis courts, installing a walking path and revitalizing a well-known park are some of the seven projects that past muster with the Community Preservation Committee after it announced which applications were approved in the preliminary round of assessments. The seven applications moving forward in the CPC process […]

Got a Project? Need Funding? The CPA Could Be Your Answer

Photo: The Underwood Pool, finance in part with a grant from the Community Preservation Committee. Do you or your community group have a great idea for a town-wide project but can’t think how to pay for it? If that’s the case, your answer could be in applying for the fourth-round of funding from the town’s […]