[Updated] Return of Belmont Robo Call with Harvard Prof as Voice of ‘No’ Group

Photo: Professor Graham Allison. It’s the return of the robo call to the Belmont political scene. But unlike an infamous automated call from an unknown group/individual sent to resident in 2010,  this time the sponsor and speaker are out front with their identities and agenda. The group seeking to defeat the Proposition 2 1/2 override on […]

Sold in Belmont: Reasonable Sales Prices on Three Below Medium Priced Homes

Photo: 37 Bartlett Ave. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 20 Winter St. Brick Ranch (1961). Sold: $650,000. Listed at $649,000. Living area: 1,248 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 75 days. • 37 Bartlett Ave. Framed Colonial (1905). Sold: $540,000. Listed at $579,000. Living area: 1,334 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 208 days. • 103 Shaw […]

Letter to the Editor: An Insider’s Reason for Vote ‘Yes’ on the Override

Photo: Yes campaigners. To the editor: We all have been inundated with reasons for and against the override vote on April 7.  I’ve see the needs as a resident and an insider, as a parent and a decision maker. I have lived in Belmont for 19 years, and on either side of Belmont for another […]

Heated Election Emotions Spurs Plea for Civility from Town Clerk, Top Cop

Photo: Ellen Cushman. For the past few weeks, Belmont’s Town Clerk Ellen Cushman has been receiving an increasing number of calls, emails and personal visits from residents on the same topic, the Proposition 2 1/2 override on the Town Election ballot set for April 7. But the residents were not seeking information about the Question […]

Final Pitch by Override Campaigners Provide More Answers and Questions

Photo: Residents attending the final Precinct Meeting before the Town Election on April 7. The community room at the Beech Street Center was filled Monday, March 30 with more than 200 residents who came to attend the final Precinct Meeting hosted by the Belmont Board of Selectmen and the Financial Task Force. But it wasn’t […]

Selectman Candidates’ Question of the Week: Making Belmont Business Friendly

Photo: Jim Williams 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 on […]

Opinion: Vote ‘Yes’ Tuesday to End Cycle of Underfunding Education

Photo: Campaigners at a recent Precinct Meeting. What are the schools our students deserve? That is the question facing our community next Tuesday.   As an educator, union member, taxpayer and resident of Belmont all my life, I have seen a cycle of underfunding education that has brought us to this point.  The response now from […]

Hop Over to Belmont’s Egg Hunt Saturday at the Chenery

Photo: Get out of the way! You’ll probably need to put on your Wellingtons, pack an umbrella and wear your rain slicker, but a little rain – that’s the prediction as of today – this Saturday morning, April 4, should not deter folks from coming down to the Chenery Middle School’s playground to participate in the Belmont Savings Bank’s […]

Rugby World Comes to Belmont for Matchup Between HS Champions

Photo: Coach Greg Bruce with the team on Monday. Greg Bruce, the head coach of the Belmont Rugby Club, said Wednesday night’s meeting between the two best high school XV (indicating 15 players) in New England east of Hartford is special enough that the New England Rugby Referee Society is sending a pair of assistant referees/touch judges along with the […]