Wearing Your Passion on a T: ‘Make A Statement Day’ At Belmont High

Photo: Belmont High senior Lexi Herosian with her “Make a Statement Day” T-shirt. The saying goes that some people wear their heart on their sleeve. On Friday, April 11, Belmont High School students wore their hope and inspiration on T-shirts as nearly 500 teens – nearly half the students in the school – and teachers participated […]

Grove Street Playground Public Meeting Set for Monday, April 13

Photo: The Grove Street Playground. Draft plans for one of Belmont’s most used playgrounds will highlight the third round of public meetings on a proposed Grove Street Playground Master Plan to be held on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. According to the Belmont Department of Public Works, information, data […]

An Intimate View of Cuba and Its People at the Belmont Gallery of Art

Photo: Works in “Cuba From a Different Angle” With US/Cuba relations undergoing rapid and transformative changes, a new photography exhibit opens tonight, Friday, April 10, at the Belmont Gallery of Art that explores the intimate lives of the Cuban people as well as the country’s architecture and geography.  The opening reception for “Cuba From a Different Angle” by photographer and Harvard lecturer […]

Sold in Belmont: A Well-Designed Kitchen/Eating Area Sells This 95-Year-Old House

Photo: Where the kitchen is located. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 41 Pequossette Rd. Center-entry Colonial (1922). Sold: $984,900. Listed at $950,000. Living area: 2,028 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. On the market: 67 days. • 52 Alexander Ave. “The White House” Modern colonial, new construction (2014). Sold: $1,885,000. Listed: $2 million. Living area: 3,500 sq.-ft. 9 rooms, […]

Watertown Firm To Head Belmont Center Reconstruction Project

Photo: What the completion of the Belmont Center Reconstruction project. The Belmont Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, April 9, awarded Watertown’s Charles Contracting Company a nearly $3 million contract to complete the Belmont Center Reconstruction Project slated to be completed by the end of this year’s construction season. “I’ve worked with them in the late […]

Baghdady Named Chair of Belmont Board of Selectmen: “Time for Healing”

Photo: Sami Baghdady. One year after being elected to the Belmont Board of Selectmen, Sami Baghdady was named the board’s new chair at the first meeting of the group after the Town Election. “I am honored to be named and selected,” said Baghdady after the board’s meeting Wednesday night, April 8. Baghdady’s colleague and longest […]

Belmont Voters Support Prop 2 1/2 Override to Decisive Victory [Update]

Photo: Ellen Schrieber, a co-chair of the Yes for Belmont committee. Endorsing a recommendation to stabilize school funding and help fund road repairs, Belmont voters came out in big numbers to support a $4.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 override during the annual Town Election on Tuesday, April 7. With a little more than half of […]

Breaking News: Override Passes, Williams Shocks Rojas for Selectman Seat

Photo: Belmont voters passed a $4.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 override that will secure long-term level funding and help with road repair. The measure passed, 4,728 to 3,818, according to the Belmont Town Clerk’s office In the race for Selectman, Andy Rojas lost a chance for a second three-year term as first-time challenger Jim Williams of Glenn Road defeated the […]

Town Election 2015 in Belmont: Updated Through the Day

Photo: Tom Martin voting for the first time.  7:45 p.m.: Precinct 8, the Winn Brook precinct: 1.200 ballots cast. 60 percent participation with many younger voters – 7 at booths when I was there – coming in. 7:30 p.m.: The heavy rains held off and people have been coming in steady to the eight polling […]

Town Election Day in Belmont: What You Need to Know to Vote Today

Today, Tuesday, April 7, Belmont voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots in the annual Town Election to elect members of Town Meeting, town-wide office and one ballot question. Times Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Who can vote Those who are legally registered to vote and are residents of Belmont. You may be […]