St. Joseph Hosting Forum on The Many Faces of Homelessness This Sunday

Photo: Everyone should have a home. With three-quarters of Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little to no emergency savings to draw on, the specter of homelessness is as close as losing a job, a medical emergency or some other unexpected event. To raise awareness of the unprecedented growth in the number of homeless families and individuals in Massachusetts, the Tricommunity […]

It’s Official: Town Day Set for Saturday, May 16 in Belmont Center

Photo: Town Day in Belmont. Town Day will take place on Saturday, May 16 in Belmont Center after the Belmont Board of Selectmen gave the annual event its blessing at its meeting on Tuesday, April 21.  Hosted by the Belmont Center Business Association and sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank, kiddy rides, a petting zone sponsored by […]

Belmont Rugby Knocked About by BC High for First Loss

Photo: Belmont Rugby. Before the season began, Belmont High Rugby’s Head Coach Greg Bruce said he had heard rumblings that Boston College High School’s rugby club would be a challenger this year. “BC High is coming into the season with high hopes,” said Bruce, noting that Belmont defeated BC High twice last season, including in […]

Average Belmont Water, Sewer Bill Going Up About $40 Next Year

Photo: Belmont water and sewer rates. Belmont households and businesses will see their water and sewer bill increase by a combined 2.6 percent beginning in July as the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved the recommendations from the Belmont Department of Public Works on Tuesday, April 21, at the Beech Street Center. The average Belmont homeowner […]

After Review, PGA Rejects Rock Meadow for Golf Tournament Parking

Photo: Rock Meadow Conservation Land.  A plan to use town conservation land off upper Concord Avenue to park nearly 1,000 vehicles during an upcoming professional golf tournament at Belmont Country Club in June has been abandoned, according to an email from the town’s conservation agent to a resident. “At this point in time, the Conservation Commission will […]

Neither Wind Nor Hills Nor 26 Miles: Conroy is Belmont’s Swiftest Marathoner

Photo: Charlie Conroy at Heartbreak Hill. (Courtesy photo) The unofficial motto of the US Postal Service is “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” In a slightly modified version of the postman’s code, Belmont resident Charlie Conroy didn’t allow the wind, […]

This (Short) Week: Mega Meeting on Minuteman Tuesday, Earth Day Talk Wednesday

On the government side of “This Week”:  The big four Belmont governmental bodies, the Board of Selectmen and the School, Capital Budget and Warrant committees, will conduct a joint meeting on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beech Street Center to discuss the latest update on the proposed building project for the Minuteman Regional Vocational High […]

Belmont High Baseball Unbeaten at Break Thanks to Another Late Game Win

Photo: Cal Christofori pitching in relief in the 7th inning during Belmont’s 6-3 victory over Arlington, April 17.  Like students who waits until the last minute to complete their work, the Belmont High School Baseball team has been biding their time until the late innings to eek out a pair of victories. After Belmont snuck by Stoneham, […]

Trash/Recycling Delayed A Day by Patriots’ Day Holiday

Photo: Collection delayed a day. The scheduled curb-side pickup of trash and recycling in Belmont will be pushed back a day due to the Patriots’ Day holiday, Monday, April 20. As a result, those households, apartments and businesses who have their garbage cans and recycling bins emptied on Monday of this week will need to […]

Aftermath: One Store Gone, Others to Return after Belmont Street Blaze

Photo: The day after a fire destroyed Jimmy’s Food Mart. The acrid smell from a fire that destroyed a Belmont Street convenient store Saturday night, April 18, remained in the air Sunday morning as an emergency services business was preparing to board up the burned out structure. The interior of Jimmy’s Food Mart, at 297 Belmont […]