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 […]

Construction Work Begins on New Underwood Pool

A large excavator has begun breaking up the walkway at the Underwood Pool adjacent the Belmont Public Library as a staging area is being set up behind a temporary fence in the bowl of the 102-year-old facility. Monday, Nov. 3 begins the $4.6 million construction project which will result in a new Underwood Pool complex with two pools – including […]

Sports: Playoff Schedule with Boys’ Soccer Monday; Volleyball, Girls’ Soccer Tuesday

Teams and individuals from Belmont High School will be competing in the next few weeks in post season and the playoffs. • Belmont High School Boys’ Soccer gets their postseason underway with a home Div. 2 North sectional playoff game against North Andover High on Monday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Harris Field. The fifth-seeded […]

Butler Students Fun Run-ing with a Super Hero on Friday

If you are going by the Daniel Butler School in Waverley Square this Friday morning, Nov. 7, you’ll be able to see the entire school’s students running with a Super Hero to promote health and fitness while raising money for the school. Beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting the entire morning, each class in the school, from kindergarten to 4th […]

Helping Gerry: Benefit Tonight for Belmont Business Owner in Need

It’s where your swimmer selected their first goggles and “racing” suit for the Belmont Aquatic Team. Your children’s hockey and figure skates are sharpened downstairs. The beginner’s lacrosse set, soccer cleats size children’s 4 and gloves and bats for minor league youth baseball players were all bought there. If you’re from Belmont, you got them […]

This Week: Election, Incinerator Discussion and ‘Twelfth Night’ for 3 Nights

On the government side of things this week: The Board of Selectmen will be meeting at the Chenery Middle School on Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. for a precinct meeting to discuss the future of the former incinerator site on the Lexington town line. Also on Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., the future of the former […]

Obituary: William Monahan, Long-time Selectman from the Old School

William P. Monahan, a popular selectman who represented the “Old School” of Belmont politics, but whose business involvement with the Boston mob would tarnish his reputation, died on Friday, Oct. 31. Monahan, who lived for 50 years in a modest Cross Street house, was 80. Flags at all Belmont Municipal Buildings will be flown at half-staff […]

With Wind Advisory in Effect, Outages In the Mix

With the National Weather Service issuing a wind advisory for Belmont and eastern Massachusetts that will last until 6 p.m. on Sunday, the chances climb a branch or tree will fall across the power wires that supplies your abode. If the power does go out, those effected should call Belmont Light at 617-993-2800. Belmont Police […]

Never Too Early for Cushing Square to Start Halloween

Trick or treating got off to an early start in Belmont as the Cushing Square Business Association sponsored the annual Cushing Square Halloween spook-tacular. It was an opportunity for all to get into costume and receive only treats from the retailers in one of Belmont’s business centers. Here are a few photos from this community-building event.