This Weekend: Stings and Ivory in Concert Saturday – But Call First

Photo: the Arneis Quartet on the move. It could be quite snowy on Saturday so please call before heading out to these events. • The Arneis Quartet will make its Belmont premier as part of the Belmont Public Library’s Music on Saturday concert series being held on Saturday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the library’s Assembly Room. The string quintet, made […]

BREAKING: Financial Task Force Endorses $4.5 Million Prop 2 1/2 Budget Override for April

After a year of meetings and extensive research, the town’s Financial Task Force voted provisionally to recommend the Belmont Board of Selectmen to accept a $4.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 budget override to stabilize the town and school budgets over the next three years. The recommendation by the 13 member group will be presented to […]

Sold in Belmont: It’s What’s Inside the Bungalow That Counts; Watch the Oak (Ave) Fall

A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 45 Choate Rd. #1. Townhouse condominium (1938), Sold for: $590,000. Listed at $629,000. Living area: 1,644 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. On the market: 210 days. • 2 Dalton Rd. #2. Ground-floor condominium (1920), Sold for: $465,000. Listed at $549,000. […]

Belmont’s MLK Breakfast: Act for Change to Make All Lives Matter

Emperor Phillips is a big 17-year-old – about six-and-a-half feet tall – who doesn’t look like much would intimate him. But Phillips, a Belmont High School junior who lives in Boston, admitted he was “real nervous” as he stepped up to speak to an overflow crowd at the Martin Luther King Birthday Breakfast held at […]

Belmont Fire Log: Just Add a Little Stove Top Grease While Cooking

‘Nuff said. Jan. 11 – At 10:11 a.m., fire units were sent to a Common Streeet house for an outdoor water leak. Turned out, as the official fire log reported, the problem was due to a “frozen outside cock.” It was Sunday Jan. 11 – Just before half past 11 a.m., members of a Belmont church’s congregation asked Belmont Rescue and Engine 1 to check […]

Belmont Schools Deficit Hits Half-Million Dollars Due to Rising Enrollment, Special Ed Costs

Belmont School District Superintendent John Phelan said the ballooning budget deficit facing the district could be explained by rewording a statement made famous by Bill Clinton’s political advisor, James Carville. But mindful of the cable audience watching at home, “I won’t say it on television,” said Phelan at the Belmont School Committee’s meeting held Tuesday, […]

Belmont Girls’ Basketball Puts Up A Pair of Wins to Reach 6-3

After consecutive road losses to powerhouse teams in the Middlesex League, the Belmont High School Girls’ Basketball team last week reeled off a pair of victories to see its record jump to 6-3 overall and 5-3 in the league.  On Thursday, Jan. 15, Belmont outscored an undermanned Waltham High School team 28-10 in the third quarter to sail […]

Fire Heavily Damages Two Family on Russell Terrace, Occupant Taken to Hospital

A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a 105-year-old two-family house at the end of Russell Terrace, sending an elderly occupant to the hospital this afternoon, Tuesday, Jan. 20. Flames and smoke were billowing from the first and second floor windows of the wooden Colonial when the first fire crews arrived at the dead end street off of […]

This (Short) Week: Visit the Savannah and Journey 100 Feet in a Movie

• On the government side of the week: The Belmont School Committee meets on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School to discuss among other things, budgets; present and future. The Belmont Water Advisory Board will talk about this year’s and next fiscal years capital projects on Thursday, Jan. 22 at […]