The Aftermath: How to Get Rid of All That Holiday Cardboard in Belmont

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Now that all your holiday presents are unwrapped, the Highway Division of the Belmont Public Works Department asks that residents recycle all of their cardboard in the following way: All boxes must be flattened with a dimension smaller than 3 feet by three feet (3’X3′) about the size of your average four year old. The cardboard must be […]

Town Offices and One Library Closed on Boxing Day in Belmont

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Town offices and the Belmont Public Library will be closed today, Boxing Day, in Belmont. Belmont’s other library, the independent and volunteer-run Benton Library at the corner of Oakley and Old Middlesex, will be open today, Friday, Dec. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for families and individuals to use and enjoy. Thursday’s trash […]

What’s Open (Not Much) and Closed in Belmont on Christmas

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Merry Christmas, Belmont. If after unwrapping presents from around the tree (or if you are staying late in bed) and have a need to wander to someplace in town, there are just a handful of places you can head off towards. Dunkin’ Donuts • The store at 353 Trapelo Rd. in Central Square (the one near Beech Street) […]

Humanity’s Victory: Commemorating the Christmas Truce of 1914

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One-hundred years ago today, one of the most miraculous, magical events in the history of modern warfare occurred along stretches of the Western Front during World War I; soldiers on both sides of the conflict put aside their weapons and spontaneously ventured out onto “no-man’s-land” in a gesture of goodwill and peace associated with Christmas. Watch the 2014 English […]

Boys’ Basketball Starts Fast, Races By Stoneham, 82-47

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Simply put, this edition of Belmont High School Boys’ Basketball was too quick, too big, too skilled and too good for Stoneham High on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at the Wenner Field House, downing the visitors, 82-47. Just how dominate was the Marauders? In the first four minutes of the game, the starting five outscored the Spartans, […]

Belmont Girls’ Basketball ‘Niks’ Stoneham with Smothering ‘D’ in Win

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Photo: Belmont’s sophomore guard Irini Nikolaidis drives to the basket in the Marauders’ 55-42 victory over Stoneham, Dec. 23, 2014.  If one player on the Belmont High School Girls’ Basketball team epitomizes the style of defensive intensity that is becoming the team’s identity, it is an off-the-bench, in-your-face 10th grader. “I just love playing defense,” said […]

Christmas Eve and Christmas Services in Belmont

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All Saints’ Church (Episcopal) 17 Clark St. (on Common Street) 617-484-2228 Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24 5 p.m.: Festival Holy Eucharist, children’s homily and children’s procession to the Creche. Seasonal music by the church’s choirs. Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 25 10 a.m.: Quiet Contemplative Holy Eucharist Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church 421 Common St. (Cushing Square) 617-489- 0730 Christ Lutheran […]

Ambulance Base Approved for Pleasant Street, January Start Likely

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Photo: Armstrong Ambulance Service’s CEO Richard Raymond speaking before the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals, Dec. 22. At a “special” meeting on Monday, Dec. 22, requested by the applicant, the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a Special Permit allowing Arlington’s Armstrong Ambulance Service to open a satellite base at 1010 Pleasant St. situated between […]

Boys’ Ice Hockey Solid in Shutout Victory Over Stoneham for First Win

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Sophomore goalie Cal Christofori backstopped a shutout Saturday afternoon, Dec. 20, as the Belmont High School Ice Hockey squad kept the lid on Stoneham’s forwards for a 2-0 victory at the “Skip.” The win put the Marauders at .500 coming after a tough 3-2 home loss to Melrose High School in the season opener. “It […]

Former Macy’s Site On Schedule for Spring/Summer 2016 Re-Opening

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Kevin Foley is a man on a mission; telling Belmont the former Macy’s site in Belmont Center will return from its current mothball state and will be filled with tenants. But not in 2015. The manager of Locatelli Properties who oversees the significant stake the company has in Belmont’s commercial hub, Foley came before Belmont’s Board of Selectmen last […]