Belmont’s Gun Buyback Event This Saturday, May 31

In the wake of increasing incidents, nationally and locally, of accidental injuries and deaths from guns, the Belmont Religious Council, faith communities in town, the Belmont Police Department and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office have joined for a community Gun Buyback event on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Belmont DPW Yard, […]

Post Season Schedule Set for Sprinters, Belmont Baseball, Tennis Teams

Three Belmont High School teams will be playing in the post season as Baseball and the Boys and Girls Tennis teams along with two exceptional sprinters on the track team received their tournament draws yesterday, May 27, from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Freshman Julia Cella is the favorite in the 200 meters – having run a […]

Things to Do Today: Schools Art Show Reception, Community Path Meets, Quintuplets Birthday

• The reception for the first K-12 Art Show featuring student work from the six Belmont public schools will take place at 6 p.m. Please join the artists and their families for this Opening Reception in the Belmont Gallery of Art, third floor of the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex. • The Community Path Advisory Committee will […]

In Classic Match, Belmont High Rugby Falls Short in State Championship

The Belmont Way. It’s playing the game of rugby in which players are “willing to make that ultimate effort, to play for your teammates,” said Greg Bruce, the head coach of the Belmont High School Rugby Club on a humid and warm Saturday, May 24 at Fort Deven minutes before the start of the Div. 1 […]

Summer Leftover: Belmont Resident’s Book Set For HBO Treatment

You’ve read the book. Now see the television series. Belmont’s Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel “The Leftovers” about the aftermath of a random Rapture-like event (two percent of the world’s population just vanishes) on a small New York town is getting the cable network treatment as HBO premiers the television version of the book on Sunday, June 29, according […]

Belmont High’s ‘Legally Blonde’ Nominated for Five State-Wide Awards

The Tony Awards – honoring Broadway’s best productions and actors – will take place on Sunday, June 8. But it will be the next night that local theatergoers are focusing on as Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s production of “Legally Blonde” directed and produced by Ezra Flam received five nominations from the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s (METG) Musical Theater Awards. The winners […]

Things to Do Today: Meet Belmont’s New Vets Officer, Mosaic Work, Benton Stories

• Due to the Memorial Day holiday, garbage and recycling pickups are a day delayed. So if you thought you missed your “Tuesday” trash day, you can breath again. • Join the new Belmont Veterans’ Services Officer Hsiu-Ann Tom at the Beech Street Center at 1:15 p.m. for an informational meeting about benefits for veterans, surviving spouses […]

Memorial Day: Loving Country, Comrades More Than Life Itself

By Len Abram “Patriotism,” Samuel Johnson said to his friend and biographer Boswell in 1775, “is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” What Johnson had in mind was false patriotism, the sort of politician who runs the flag up the pole and while the citizens are saluting, the scoundrel fleeces them. No one is sure if Johnson […]