Selectmen Extends Deadline for Path Implementation Committee to Dec. 8

The Belmont Board of Selectmen has extended the deadline for applications to the newly-established Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee until Monday, Dec. 8. The temporary committee, which will consist of five members, will be selected at the Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, Dec. 15. Under the selectmen’s direction, the committee will develop recommended strategies for the design, construction and […]

Letter to the Editor: Belmont is Raising Visibility for Pancreatic Cancer

To the editor: On Nov. 17, the Board of Selectman of Belmont signed a proclamation to designate the month of November as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month” in the Town of Belmont. The proclamation will help raise awareness about this devastating disease and encourage our elected officials to make fighting pancreatic cancer a priority. We must […]

Around the World on a Friday Evening at Burbank’s Multicultural Fair

Photo: Three Burbank 2nd-grade students sing a Chinese song at the recent Burbank Multicultural Fair. (All photos by Glenn Wong.) With passports in their hands, students from the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School took a whirlwind journey around the world … all on a Friday evening without having the leave their School Street building. On Friday, Nov. 21, the school hosted […]

Belmont High Musicians Score Record Number at District Auditions

A record 66 Belmont High School student musicians – from singers to those who play the Euphonium (that’s a tenor tuba) – were accepted into the Massachusetts Music Educators Association’s Northeastern Senior District Honor Ensembles for band, orchestra, chorus and jazz ensemble after a day of auditions on Saturday, Nov. 15 at North Andover High School. Those musicians will […]

Town’s Grateful Thanks as DPW Director Castanino Says Farewell

Photo: Peter Castanino (right) with his grandson, Brandon, listens to the proclamation from Belmont Board of Selectmen as read by Chair Andy Rojas. Like many of his days as director of the Belmont Department of Public Works, Peter Castanino had his hands full Friday morning, Nov. 21. But unlike the usual issues of broken water […]

Sports: Field Hockey’s Noone Commits to Holy Cross; Keene State’s Habelow Honored

Photo: Senior Suzanne Noone, with Marauders’ Head Coach Jessica Smith. Accolades for a pair of former Belmont High School Field Hockey players in the past two weeks. Senior co-captain Suzanne Noone who finished a stellar three-year varsity career in the Marauders midfield signed a letter of intent on Friday, Nov. 14 to play field hockey with Div. 1 Holy […]

This Week: Stringarama Monday, Turkey Day Game, a Pair of Holiday Fairs

• No, it’s not a convention of physicists discussing string theory; it’s all about string players as student musicians ranging from elementary school through 12th grade will participate in the 40th annual Stingarama taking place  Monday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Belmont High School auditorium. The ensembles will be under the direction of […]

Cityside Subaru ‘Shares the Love’ with Foundation for Belmont Education

Belmont’s Cityside Subaru has selected the Foundation for Belmont Education as its first local non-profit organization to benefit from the Subaru “Share the Love” fundraiser, a national initiative by the car manufacturer that has donated more than $25 million to local charities across the U.S. during the past four years. Under the program, consumers who purchase or lease […]

Students: Get Your Turkey Game Tickets at the School Store

Tickets are currently on sale at the Belmont High School’s School Store for the annual Belmont v. Watertown Thanksgiving Day Football game. The school store is located in the Belmont High School Café. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. But be advised: the store will be closing at 10 a.m. on Wed. […]

Sold in Belmont: Is the Hill Losing Some Luster to ‘Friendlier’ Homes?

Photo: A classic Colonial on Benton Road that sold for seven figures.  A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 14 Frederick St. Two-family (1930), Sold for: $690,000. Listed at $699,000. Living area: 2,459 sq.-ft. 11 rooms; 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. On the market: 47 days. • 95 Bow Rd. Classic Colonial (1928), Sold for: $1,265,000. Listed at […]