Despite Kleckner Loss, Belmont Boys’ Basketball Takes Host Lexington, 65-58

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Belmont High School Boys’ Basketball team, there was senior center Adam Kleckner sitting in street clothes at the end of the bench during the Marauders’ game with host Lexington High on Tuesday night, Jan. 14. Last year’s co-Player of the Year in the Middlesex League […]

Join Boris: Pet Licenses Now Being Issued by Belmont’s Town Clerk

Photo: Sorry, but cat license number 1 has been taken (by Hammond Road’s Boris, the Amazing Russian Circus Cat (Retired) yes, that’s his official name). But that shouldn’t stop you from getting your pet licensed. In fact, it’s a law. Don’t let your pets become scofflaws! Belmont’s Town Clerk’s Office has begun issuing annual dog and cat […]

Citizens Bank Seeking Non-Profit Partners in Supporting Financial Literacy

As part of an ongoing commitment to programs that give people the confidence and tools they need to budget, save, invest and be fiscally healthy, Citizens Bank is now accepting applications from nonprofits for financial literacy programs that teach good financial practices. Through Jan. 30, organizations throughout the bank’s 11-state footprint are invited to submit […]

Look Who’s Thinking of Running for Town-Wide Office

With a month to go before the deadline for residents to submit nomination papers, it appears there will be at least two competitive town-wide races – for Board of Selectmen and the Belmont School Committtee – that voters will decide at the Town Election. As of Jan. 13, Town Clerk Ellen Cushman has recorded the following residents who have […]

Belmont Girls’ Basketball Push Unbeaten Woburn to Limit, 59-56

Photo: Belmont High School junior (#15) Irini Nikolaidis heading for the basket defended by Woburn High School senior Taylor Kane at a game in Woburn on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. There are no good losses. But for Belmont High School Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Melissa Hart, the team’s 59-56 loss to undefeated Woburn High School on […]

Thanks, Charlie: New Governor Sends Extra Cash for Roads to Belmont

Immigrants were told American streets were paved with gold. Last week, Charlie Baker sent Bay State towns some extra greenbacks to simply pave the streets. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, on his first full day in office, the newly-installed Massachusetts Governor released an additional $100 million of Chapter 90 funding to Massachusetts communities. Belmont’s share comes […]

Despite Kerans’ Return, Boys’ Basketball Collapse in Woburn, 54-53

In a season-deflating collapse, Belmont High School Boys’ Basketball team failed to score in the final two-and-a-half minutes in its matchup with host Woburn High, allowing the Tanners to run off nine points, including a steal and basket in the final 23 seconds to founder to a 54-53 loss on Friday, Jan. 9. “I don’t know what to say. I don’t […]

Show of Support: Saturday’s Rally Thanks Belmont Police

Photo: Participants at Saturday’s rally in support of the Belmont Police Department.  Despite a brilliant, cloudless day, the sun’s warmth was wanting Saturday, Jan. 10 as winter’s deep freeze arrived in Belmont. The frigid conditions did not stop between 30 to 40 residents from rallying across Concord Avenue from the Belmont Police Stations at Town […]

This Week: Lots of Authors and Speakers and a Trip to See the Harvard Rothkos

• A quiet week on the government side: the Belmont Conservation Commission will discuss an application for keeping bees at Rock Meadow while there will be an update of the construction of the Underwood Pool by Town Administrator David Kale at the Recreation Commission. Both meetings are at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at […]

Guess Which Former Belmont Resident is Thinking of Running for President … Again

Third times the charm. At least, that’s what Mitt Romney is hoping. The former Belmont homeowner who lived with his wife, Anne, and five sons for five decades on Winn Street, Marsh Street and South Cottage Road, told a group of donors on Friday, Jan. 9, that he is considering a White House bid in 2016, a move that […]