Come Support Belmont High in the Audience at High School Quiz Show this Saturday

This Saturday, students from Belmont High School will go toe-to-toe with their contemporaries from Shrewsbury High in the first round of this year’s WGBH’s High School Quiz Show! Thomas Zembowicz, Rahul Ramakrishnan, Clare Lai, Lucas Jenkins, and Sai Sriraman will begin taping in front of a studio audience on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. at WGBH’s studio at 1 Guest St. in […]

Thinking of Running for Elected Office? Now’s the Time to Act

Have you ever considered running for elected office for Belmont? How about being a Town Meeting member? If you have, the Belmont Town Clerk’s Office advises that time is running short on this opportunity to represent the town or your precinct as the due date to submit nomination papers is fast approaching – Tuesday, Feb. 17 – to see […]

Belmont Boys’ Hoops Speeds By Winchester, 75-58, for Back-to-Back Wins

When faced with sudden changes and unexpected situations, the US Marines’ have an unofficial mantra it relies on: “Improvise, adapt and overcome.” Those words have been the modus operandi for the Belmont High School Boys’ Basketball since losing all-star senior center Adam Kleckner this past Monday to a sprained ankle. On Friday, Jan. 16, the […]

What’s Open, Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – officially known as Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. – is an federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement in the United States who successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law for more than two decades.  What’s open and what’s closed on Monday, Jan. 19: Belmont […]

This Weekend: Belmont World Film’s Family Film Festival, Giraffes in the Library, Photos and Book Sale

• You know that “Giraffes Can’t Dance!” This Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., you’ll learn why when you and your children join Belmont’s Powers Music School faculty members – Vanessa Schukis, narration; Kathy Rosenbach, piano; Ellery Klein, violin; Erica Klein, cello; Todd Brunel, clarinet – at the Belmont Public Library for this free original […]

New Group Seeking Moratorium on ‘McMansions’ Near Grove Street Playground

Photo: 185 Dalton Rd. is an example of an “overbuilt” homes near Grove Street Playground which initiated a citizen’s petition. Building on the success of those who brought a temporary halt to residential teardowns in Belmont’s Waverley Square area, a newly-created group submitted on Jan. 11 a citizen’s petition seeking Town Meeting approval to place a […]

Sold in Belmont: Brighton Street Colonial Goes Solo This Week

A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 373 Brighton St. Garrison Colonial (1935), Sold for: $744,000. Listed at $759,000. Living area: 1,734 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 100 days. With a little bit of touching up, this Garrison Colonial is a real find at just under $745,000, about $100,000 less than the current median […]

Belmont Girls’ Hoops Stumbles to Lexington and its Superstar, 54-46

Disappointment. You could see it in the face of Belmont High School Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Melissa Hart after the team took a tumble against host Lexington High School on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The 54-46 loss was a step back for the Marauders, who have lost two consecutive games and falling to 4-3 overall and in […]

Winn Brook Tennis Courts Aced Off Town’s Community Preservation Funding List

The town committee appointed to dole out community dollars for a wide-range of projects decided last night to play singles and not doubles when it comes to funding repairs to a pair of Belmont tennis courts. The town’s Community Preservation Committee rejected a request from the town for $295,000 to reconstruct and repair the tennis […]

Belmont Fire Log: I’m Locking You Out, Mom

Where is this arc? Jan. 4 – About an hour after midnight, Engine 2 was sent to Knox Street to investigate what was reported to be outside wires arcing. Firefighters were told by a homeowner that she saw a flash and heard popping sounds which she believed came from a street light across from her home. One neighbor reported hearing […]