This Week: Piano Recital Tuesday, Beech Holiday Concert, Zoning on Ambulances

• Only one government meeting this Christmas week: Monday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Appeals will discuss a special permit to allow the Armstrong Ambulance Service to run ambulances from a satellite office at 1010 Pleasant St. The meeting will take place at the Belmont Gallery of Art on the third floor of the […]

Froshs Standout in Girls’ Basketball Wins Home Opener, 56-40, Over Melrose

Belmont High School Girls’ Basketball’s home opener victory, 56-40, over Melrose High Friday night, Dec. 19 was the quintessential “team” win with seven players scoring and a smothering defense stifling the Red Raiders’ attack that beat up Winchester just three days before. But it’s hard not to notice when a pair of 9th graders are becoming […]

This Weekend: ‘Messiah’ Open Sing on Sunday, High School Coffeehouse Friday, ‘Frozen’ at Belmont Savings

• The Belmont Performing Arts Club Presents: A Holiday Coffeehouse featuring a slew of student performers on Friday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Come listen to our talented artists! Food, desserts, ice cream, hot chocolate and more will be available to purchase. Tickets, at the door, are $10; $5 for […]

Sold in Belmont: A Million Dollar House that SHOULD be Torn Down

A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 5 Lodge Rd. A framed Colonial (1930), Sold for: $716,000. Listed at $695,000. Living area: 1,505 sq.-ft. 7 rooms; 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. On the market: 47 days. • 665 Concord Ave. “Contemporary” (1961), Sold for: $1,175,000. Listed at $1,175,000. Living area: 3,080 sq.-ft. 10 rooms; 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. On the market: 64 days. • 53 Leslie Rd. Two-floor condominium (1929), Sold […]

Finally: Sale of Town-Owned Woodfall Road Parcel Likely by Year’s End

More than a year after it was selected to develop a town-owned property on Belmont Hill, a conglomerate of local businessmen will finally close on a deal to purchase the property and build three or four luxury homes on the site. The 5.4 acre Woodfall Road parcel, a long-abandoned residential lot currently home to road […]

Sports: Boys’ Basketball Drains Watertown in Opener, 66-49

Photo: Belmont’s senior swingman Seth Altman driving for two of his 12 points in the season opener with Watertown. At the end of the first quarter, the score in the opening game of the 2014-15 Belmont High Boys’ basketball season: Watertown, 16; Adam Kleckner, 8. Without the talented senior center and co-captain playing is “A” game in the […]

Belmont Selectmen Appoints Community Path Implementation Committee

The Belmont Board of Selectmen selected five residents – each with their specific skill set – to determine not just the best route for a community path to transverse Belmont, but also how to pay for it. The Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee takes over from the Community Path Advisory Committee which completed its work […]

Wait ’til Next Year: State, Once Again, Skips Over Belmont High Renovation Plan

Despite several hints that this could have been the year, Belmont will need to wait yet another year for just the possibility of being selected to receive state funds to help pay for a new and approved high school. In a letter dated Monday, Dec. 15 and announced at Tuesday’s Belmont School Committee meet, the Massachusetts School Building Authority […]

Sports: Girls’ Ice Hockey Edged by Top-Ranked Duxbury, 3-2, in Opener

The winter season started on a down, yet still promising note, as the combined Watertown/Belmont high schools girls’  ice hockey team lost to their chief nemesis, the Duxbury High Dragons, 3-2, in the season opener on Saturday, Dec. 13 held in Kingston. The Maraiders – combining the team’s Marauders and Raiders – held a 2-1 lead over the […]

This Hanukkah: Remembering an Ancient Fight for Freedom

This article is by Len Abram American service men and women in Africa (AFRICOM) are not only fighting terrorism on the continent, not only training local police and militias in equipment and tactics, and not only protecting American interests and facilities, but they are also dealing with the scourge of Ebola. This last mission means building hospitals […]