Belmont Baseball Comes from Behind to Take Opener vs. Stoneham

Photo: Junior pitcher Joe Shaughnessy vs. Stoneham High, April 13.  A three run, two-out sixth inning and a great relief pitching stint by junior Joe Shaughnessy saw Belmont High School Baseball reel in a tough Stoneham High team for a 8-6 victory in the team’s home opener at Grant Field on Monday, April 13. The […]

Caucuses to Fill Vacant Belmont Town Meeting Seats

Photo: Town Meeting. If you live in three Belmont precincts, you still have a chance to become a Town Meeting Member as the town will hold caucuses to fill vacant seats for this year’s meeting. Town Clerk Ellen Cushman, on behalf of the Board of Registrars of Voters, will hold caucuses in Precincts 3, 5 and 7 on April 28 at […]

Trio Leads Belmont Girls’ Track By Reading in Spring Opener

Photo: 100 meters. A pair of personal bests in the throws, two wins on the infield and a double in the sprints allowed Belmont High School Girls’ Spring Track to rocket by Reading High in the home opening meet on a warm and sunny Monday, April 13 at Harris Field. With three events remaining, the […]

Less is More Appeals to Many at Grove Playground Public Meeting

Photo: The Activitas team, Jonathan Charwick (left) and Patrick Maguire, at the public meeting at the Beech Street Center. Paths, trees, reconfigured ball fields, soccer field, exercise stations, new parking and tennis courts. For Dalton Road’s Deborah Lockett, the question isn’t that these activities and features are “good things” (most are, she said) to be […]

Freshmen Lead Belmont Softball to Home Opener Win Over Stoneham

Photo: Belmont pitcher Christine MacLeod against Stoneham.  Powered by the pitching and hitting from the team’s two freshmen, Belmont High School Softball cruised to a home opening win, defeating Stoneham High School, 13-1, in a shortened five-inning game on Monday, April 13.  “This is a great group of girls who can pitch and play defense,” said Bob Magarian, the […]

Housing Trust’s First-Time Homebuyer Program Now Taking Application

Photo: Belmont’s first-time homebuyers assistance program. Belmont’s Housing Trust has created a First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) to help low- and moderate-income families purchase homes in town. The HAP program will help participants purchase a condominium, single-family or two-family home.  Three eligible households, picked by lottery, will receive financial assistance using Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding to purchase homes with a […]

Wicked Smaht! Belmont High into Semifinals of “High School Quiz Show”

Photo: A big win for Belmont High students Lucas Jenkins, Rahul Ramakrishnan, Thomas Zembowicz and Clair Lai in the quarterfinals of WGBH’s “High School Quiz Show.” When it came to answering questions on the European Enlightenment, attempting to outsmart the  Belmont High School team on WGBH’s “High School Quiz Show” just “Kant” be done. The team – made up of Thomas […]

This Week: Pulitzer Prize Winner Kristof on Wednesday, Let’s Talk Books on Tuesday

Photo: Ken Gloss, owner of the Brattle Street Book Shop. On the government side of “This Week”: Community Meeting on Grove Street Playground will be held on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center. A first look at some draft proposals that would be part of a new Master Plan for the playground. The […]

This Weekend: Some Big Easy Music Saturday, Powers Piano Festival

Photo: Sam Dechenne of Sammy D and the Late Risers. • “Sammy D and the Late Risers” bring New Orleans, Dixieland jazz, and Mardi Gras to Belmont on Saturday, April 11 at 3 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. Formed in the summer of 2009, “Sammy D and the Late Risers” is made up of some of the […]

Light at the End of the Tunnel for Commuter Rail Work in Belmont

Photo: A corner in Belmont being modify to allow commuter rail trains to travel up to 50 mph on the curve. There will be a pair of noisy weekends in June and one weekend that month which a major Belmont road will be closed, but according to representatives from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the […]