‘Growth Spurt’ Has Belmont School Budget Bursting at the Seams

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With just three months left in the fiscal year, it appears the Belmont School District will likely finish the fiscal swimming in a pool of red ink. In a report highlighting the district’s third quarter financial status, Director of Finance and Administration Anthony DiCologero reported the Belmont’s schools are running an $220,000 deficit for the fiscal 2014 budget, which is $44.3 […]

Resident Seeks Snow Removal Bylaw Repeal, Focus on Fairness

Pleasant Street's Eric Anderson speaking before the annual Belmont Town Meeting "Warrant Briefing" on Monday, April 28.

Eric Anderson knows what happens when it snows in Belmont. Born and raised in town, Anderson said he spent many a winter day with his father shoveling his fair portion of the frozen precipitation off the sidewalks adjacent to his family’s home. “I’ve been shoveling snow for 37 years … and I’ll continue to do so for the rest of my […]

Early End: Belmont High Graduation June 1; Final Day of School, June 20

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Sometimes, due to a quirk in the calendar, holidays are celebrated a lot earlier than what is customary. This past year Hanukkah – which is usually held in December – fell on Thanksgiving while Easter can come as soon as the third week in March. And that phenomenon will occur this year for the graduating class of high school seniors as Dr. Thomas Kingston confirmed this […]

Things to Do Today: Revolutionary Art, Rugby’s Final Home Game, Bridge at the Beech

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• As part of the library’s One Book One Belmont 2014 events program, Nicole Claris from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will presents treasures from the MFA’s collection of Revolutionary-era art during her talk “The Revolution in Boston As Seen at the Museum of Fine Arts” from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room. The talk will include portraits of the […]

Things to Do Today: Apollo at the Beech, Toddlers in the Libraries, Track on the Track

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• The Apollo Club men’s chorus returns to the Beech Street Center for its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. The free concert is open to everyone in the community so everyone can enjoy this popular choral concert by the second oldest continuously performing men’s chorus in the United States. Founded in 1871, the Apollo Club performs all over the […]

Recount Comes Up a Vote Short for Veteran Town Meeting Member

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At the start of the day, Marty Cohen was only four votes away from keeping his seat on Belmont’s town meeting after serving on the town’s legislative body for 39 consecutive years. And over two hours in the spacious Town Hall auditorium, as a small army of volunteer town election officials viewed each ballot cast in […]

Liquor, Beer & Wine Licenses to be Heard Thursday, Beech Street Center

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The Belmont Board of Selectmen will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 1, at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the four applicants for the full-liquor and beer and wine retail licenses. These are the first new permits to be made public after the State Legislature voted to approve a […]