The Week in Review: $1M in Preservation Funds, Waverley Church Sold to Developer

The events and stories over the past week in Belmont.

The first nine projects submitted by residents and groups have been selected to receive nearly $1 million from the town's two-year-old Community Preservation Act account in the inaugural round of funding.

The historic First Congregational Church in Waverley Square was sold for $1.3M to a Weston-based development team that will likely demolish the site to build town house residential construction. 

Belmont's Roman Catholic parishes, under a far-reaching plan to answer year's of declining attendance and a shortfall of priests. 

With a $24,000 gift from an anonymous resident, the Belmont Police will have its first police dog on staff later this spring.

While the rest of the state has seen a significant number of documented cases of influenza, including Boston issuing a health emergency, there has not been a corresponding spike in flu cases in Belmont.

What Belmont Wants For the Macy's Site Is ...

It appears that a name change could be coming to Waverley Square's Shaw's Supermarket after its parent company sold the chain to a firm that specializes in distressed ventures.

Belmont High's Athletic Director Jim Davis was honored with a state award from a national group of ADs. 

Belmont poet and activist Athena Edmonds was named to Gov. Patrick's LGBT Youth Commission.

Belmont High's Girls' Basketball which is the second ranked team in eastern Massachusetts. The team is now 7-2 as it nears the midpoint of its season.  

Lisa January 14, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Too bad there isn't a preservation funds placeholder for 'at risk' properties such as the Waverley church.
Bet January 15, 2013 at 04:12 PM
Yes, It's really a shame that the community was not told about this atrocity until very recently. The demolision of the church was kept very quiet. People in the Waverley area feel that they are being dumped upon. The beautiful 140 year old church will be replaced with cookie cutter housing.


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