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 […]

[Update] BREAKING: Fire Destroys Jimmy’s Food Mart, Damages Block of Stores

Photo: The fire at Jimmy’s Food Mart that occurred on Saturday, April 18.  A three-alarm fire destroyed the convenient store Jimmy’s Food Mart and damaged a business block – including a new restaurant days away from opening – at the corner of Belmont and School streets on the Watertown line. At this time, no one is thought to have been injured in […]

Butler Reaches 150 Goals as Belmont Boys LAX (4-3) Down SpyPonders

Photo: Trey Butler setting up to score his 149 goal in his high school career.  Junior attack Trey Butler reached the 150 goal milestone as the Belmont High School Boys’ Lacrosse won its first Middlesex League match of the season, defeating Arlington High School, 17-11, in a chippy affair at Harris Field on Friday, April […]

Belmont’s Fast Nobel Prize Winner Racing in Monday’s BAA Marathon

Photo: The BAA Marathon. It’s likely Wolfgang Ketterle will be the fastest Nobel Prize winner participating in Monday’s 119th Boston Athletic Association Marathon, but the 57-year-old academic could have another impressive distinction; first Belmontian to cross the finish line on Boston’s Boylston Street. The MIT professor of physics, who with Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics […]

This Weekend: Jazz Times Three on Saturday, See Cuba from Belmont

Photo: Cuba From a Different Angle • The John Arcaro Trio will be part of the Music on Saturday concert on Saturday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. Playing classic American jazz, John Arcaro is an internationally known pianist, recording artist, and clinician. Music on Saturday concerts are free to all thanks to the sponsorship […]

Easier Than Ever to Drop off Household Hazardous Waste; First Collection Date Saturday

Photo: Deposit hazardous waste drop off set for Saturday, April 18. Half-used paint, mothballs, antifreeze and insecticides are just a few of the common household products that are classified as hazardous waste that most residents have in their homes or garages. Belmont residents looking to clear their homes of these harmful chemicals as part of their spring […]

Winning Life’s Lottery, Kristof Asks Belmont to Key on Closing the Empathy ‘Gap’

Photo: Nick Kristof. Nicholas Kristof recalled a story about a friend who came home to the US from a year helping refugees in Darfur, the area of western Sudan still suffering the humanitarian after effects of a decade-long war. “She comes back over Christmas vacation, she’s in her grandmother’s backyard and totally loses it, weeping […]

Excellence: Foundation Honors Inaugural Group of ‘Outstanding’ Belmont Teachers

Photo: Belmont High Biology teacher Suzanne Lijek named one of “Outstanding Teacher of the Year.” Suzanne Lijek had no idea why Principal Dan Richards had called her down to the main office for a “meeting.”  The AP Biology teacher at Belmont High School was preparing for the day’s classes when when she headed to the offices at 9 a.m. […]

ConCom Approves Parking on Rock Meadow for Major Golf Tournament

Photo: The location on Rock Meadow where parking will be located for a golf tournament in June. The Belmont Conservation Commission narrowly approved a conditional agreement to allow the Professional Golf Association Tour (PGA) to use approximately 11 acres of Rock Meadow Conservation Land off upper Concord Avenue for up to 1,000 parking spaces to […]

Nicholas Kristof To Speak Tonight on Transforming Lives

Photo: Nicholas Kristof. Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author will speak tonight, Wednesday, April 15, at Belmont High School on the best-selling book co-written with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, “A Path Appears; Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunities.” The 7:30 p.m. speech has sold out. The event will be broadcast by the Belmont […]