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Belmont Week in Review: $2.2M for Woodfall Road Parcel, Baghdady Thinking of a Selectmen's Run

Events that occurred in the past week in Belmont.

Woodfall Road parcel.
Woodfall Road parcel.
At $2.2 million, a local development team was the highest bidder for the town-owned land on Woodfall Road.

The designer of the proposed new Underwood Pool has a better idea what future patrons will want and not want in a new facility after two public meetings and the results of an online survey.

There is good news on the town budget front; there will likely be a bump up in state aid in fiscal 2015 in both the Governor's and legislature's budget. 

Belmont schools will be field testing a new exam standard, PARCC, a multi-state test that will replace MCAS exams in 2015.

The Planning Board's Sami Baghdady is considering a run for the Board of Selectmen.

Belmont's unemployment rate remains below five percent, more than two percentage points below that of the state and the country.

Santa Claus found his way to Belmont for the annual 'Turn on the Town' holiday lighting held in Belmont Center.

Belmont's award-winning il Casale will be opening a sister bistro in Lexington; could also be named il Casale. 

Belmont and Watertown high schools girls' ice hockey teams will be competing as a combined team over the next two years due to the lack of players.

Willa Wye Rockett, 100, a stalwart of the Belmont Dramatic Club, died in the past two weeks.

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