Special Town Meeting Warrant Briefing at the Beech Tonight

The Belmont League of Women Voters and the Warrant Committee is co-sponsoring a warrant briefing tonight, Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center. This is an opportunity for Town Meeting member as well as the general public to ask questions of town officials and department heads about the single article on the warrant – concerning the funding for […]

Curtain Raises on Performing Arts Company’s ‘Twelfth Night’ Tonight

The curtain goes up tonight, Thursday, Nov. 6 on the Performing Arts Company’s production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” a comedy about a cross-dressing, ship-wreck surviving, poetry-loving girl who finds herself at the center of a not-so-average love triangle. The production, produced and directed by Ezra Flam, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Belmont High School auditorium. […]

Sports: Boys’ Soccer Wins Playoff Opener, Heads Off to Chelsea Saturday

Winning ugly, as the saying goes, is still winning. And Belmont High School Boys’ Soccer learned that lesson Monday, Nov. 3 after the Marauders defeated North Andover High Scarlett Knights, 1-0, in the first round of the Div. 2 North Sectional finals. “We got away from a lot of things we were doing well at […]

Belmont’s Sweet Peach Diner Changes Hands

Dennis Dyer knows diners. Dyer has owned the New York Diner on Mt. Auburn Street in Watertown Square for the past eight years, helping to approve what’s served and other aspects of the business. And in the next few days, the Watertown resident will add Belmont’s Sweet Peach Diner to his inventory of investments. On Monday, Nov. 3, the Belmont […]

Sports: Belmont Field Hockey Season Ends in Extra Time and Tears

Belmont High Field Hockey senior co-captains Olivia Castagno and Suzanne Noone had tears in their eyes minutes after a world-class goal ended the team’s successful season in a 1-0 overtime defeat at the hands of second-seed Andover High School in the quarterfinals of the MIAA Div. 2 North sectional finals. On a blustery, cold Sunday […]

Contrary Belmont: Voters Support Coakley, Yes on Casino Ban, Gas Tax Index

Belmont was true blue for Martha Coakley as the left-leaning town’s voters gave the Democrat their support in her run for Massachusetts governor against Republican Charlie Baker in the Massachusetts General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. But the “Town of Homes” backing wasn’t enough as Baker won a squeaker over Coakley by just fewer than 38,000 votes […]

Benefit Provides A Shoe Box Full of Hope for Gerry

Anne Marie Picone came straight from her second job to Conley’s Pub and Grille on the Watertown side of Belmont Street. The Belmont resident wasn’t there to watch Monday Night Football or grab a beer. She came for Gerry. “My first job ever was working at CVS (in Belmont Center) so I always cut through Champions. I’d always see […]

Sports: After Nail Biter, Volleyball Attempts to Bag a Cougar Tonight

It went quickly from treat to trick for the Belmont High School Volleyball squad on Halloween. After building a comfortable two-set advantage in the opening-round playoff match held at Belmont’s Wenner Field House on Friday, Oct. 31, the Marauders saw that lead turn into a pumpkin by a young but talented Danvers High squad which […]

Belmont Votes: Where, Who, When, What in the State General Election

Today, Tuesday, Nov. 4, Belmont voters have the opportunity to cast ballots in Massachusetts General Election for state-wide candidates, federal office holders and four ballot questions. Time Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Who can vote All legally registered voters affiliated with any number of political parties and un-enrolled.  You may be asked […]

Police HQ Heading for Incinerator Site? Find Out Tonight

It was just a couple of sentences during a joint meeting held at Belmont Town Hall this past Wednesday, Oct. 29. But the short statement by Board of Selectmen Chair Andy Rojas introduced a new, and potentially game changing use to the mix of opportunities being proposed for the 16-acre former town incinerator site off upper Concord Avenue. “There […]