This Weekend: AP Art Showcase, Broadway in Belmont, Teens ‘Tempest’ for Teens, Lacrosse Begins

Photo: Art that will be at the AP Arts show. • The talented students who participate in Belmont High School’s AP Art class are hosting an arts show on Saturday, March 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Beth El Temple Center, 2 Concord Ave. The show will give a chance for residents can see and understand what the student do. It’s […]

District Adds Jewish High Holiday Observance to Belmont School Calendar

Photo: Dr. David Alper speaking before the Belmont School Committee.  The Belmont School Committee approved a pilot program to close school for one day in observance of the Jewish High Holidays beginning in the coming 2015-16 school year. In addition to the decision made Tuesday night, March 24, Belmont School Superintendent John Phelan once again […]

Sold in Belmont: Renovation Rescues Ranch, Sees A Nice Bounce

Photo: 104 Winter St. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 104 Winter St. Brick Ranch (1950). Sold: $725,000. Listed at $735,000. Living area: 1,900 sq.-ft. 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. On the market: 104 days. There is a show on the HGTV cable channel called Renovation Realities in which DIY (do it yourself)-ers upgrades rooms […]

League’s Candidates’ Night Features Selectman Race, Override Question

Photo: The Belmont League of Women Voters’ annual candidates’ night will be held at the Chenery Middle School.  The Belmont League of Women Voters annual Candidates’ Night – being held tonight, Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Chenery Middle School auditorium – will give most residents the opportunity to hear directly from the two men seeking to secure a seat on […]

PHOTOS: Sail to Belmont High to see Performing Arts Co.’s ‘Anything Goes’

Photo: Zoe Miner as Reno Sweeney leading the ensemble in “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” in the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s production of “Anything Goes.”  Who knew you had to rehearse final bows? But for director/producer Ezra Flam, nothing can be left to chance, especially when you have more than 70 students on the stage in the last […]

Selectman Candidates’ Question of the Week: A Vision for Future Development in Belmont

Photo: Andy Rojas. Every Wednesday leading up the Town Election on Tuesday, April 7, the Belmontonian will be asking a “Question of the Week” to the candidates running for a seat on the Board of Selectmen: incumbent Andy Rojas and Glenn Road resident Jim Williams. This weekly feature will allow the candidates seeking a three-year term […]

‘No’ Committee Gives Reasons to Why It Opposes ‘Mega’ Override

A committee formed to oppose the Proposition 2 1/2 override on the April 7 Town Election ballot stated it does not believe the $4.5 million increase in taxes is not in the best long-term interest “of the residents, the schools or the town,” according to a press release from the group. The statement (which is in its […]

Say ‘Cheese!’: Belmont’s Newest Store Set to be Your Fromage Stop

Photo: Art’s Specialities, Belmont’s new cheese and produce shop, on Trapelo Road.  When Artur Nergaryan came to the US from Armenia, he began to long for food he loved from his childhood. While the surrounding communities are well stocked with Armenian fare, he still could not find one product he yearned for: cheese. So Nergaryan decided the best way to find what he wanted was to […]

Finalist for Belmont Top Librarian Spot Had Short Stay in Arlington

Photo: Peter Struzziero, the finalist to become director of the Belmont Public Library director. (LinkedIn) He was an on-line movie reviewer, a performer at Disney World, portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi for a workshop he created to inspire other librarians to promoting reading and was Mr. August 2013 in the Tattooed Youth Librarians of Massachusetts calendar. And now Peter Struzziero can add (pending) […]