Lightweights? Hardly as Arlington-Belmont Crew Light Fours Score Second at Nationals

Photo: The A-B Crew light fours which came in second in the Youth National Championships in Sarasota, Fla on June 14.  They took four boats and two dozen high school rowers 1,400 miles to Sarasota, Florida to compete against 1,700 of the best young rowers at USRowing 2015 Youth National Championships held last weekend in the Sunshine State. And […]

This Weekend: Score a Home Run Sunday, Book Sale at the Benton, Summer in the Gallery

Photo: The start of the Brendan’s Home Run. • The 14th annual running of “Brendan’s Home RunTM” 5K Race & Walk will take place on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, at 10 a.m. at the Belmont High School’s Harris Field. The walk begins at 9:30 a.m., the race at 10 a.m. with youth races for kids a few minutes after the runners leave the field. The annual […]

Sold in Belmont: A Modern Day ‘Tara’ in Ol’ Belmont

Photo: 1 Sumner Lane. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” • 1 Sumner Lane, It’s a mansion (2014). Sold: $3,200,000. Listed at $3,400,000. Living area: 6,440 sq.-ft. 14 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths. On the market: 246 days. • 47 Moraine St., Contemporary condominium (1998). Sold: $685,000. Listed at $614,000. Living area: 1,963 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bath. […]

Three New Police Officers Sworn In By Town Clerk, Two Others Promoted

Photo: The new hires: (from left) Officers Michael Santoro Jr., William Watkins  Jr., and Marco D ’Andrea. Marco D ’Andrea, Michael Santoro Jr. and William Watkins Jr. were sworn in today, Thursday, June 18, by Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman as the the most recent police officers to join the ranks of the Belmont Police Department.  The officers attended the distinguished and stringent six-month […]

Battle of the Bands A Knockout Opener for Payson Park Music Festival

Photo: Will Goldsmith (right) of “The Nutrition Facts” at Payson Park Music Festival’s Battle of the Bands. Will Goldsmith, the guitarist for the rock trio “The Nutrition Facts” (“The name is subject to change” he said) is bouncing around the stage like a pro during his band’s set during the Battle of the Bands at the […]

Protest Raises Awareness of METCO Cuts Impacting Belmont Schools

Photo: The protest outside Belmont High School on Wednesday, June 17. For 12 years, since first coming to the Wellington Elementary School as a first grader, Rashunda Webb has been a young woman on the move. As a METCO student, she traveled from Dorchester to Belmont initially on a bus for her early years before switching to […]

‘Anything Goes’ Behind the Scenes Stars Honored at Theater Guild Awards

Photo: Belmont High’s Sara Nelson and Nomi Vilvovsky with their “Best Stage Management’ award from the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild.  They are the unsung heroes back stage at a play or musical; providing actors their cues, oversee the tech crew, assist the director, making sure props are either off or on stage while keeping the show moving. And for a production with as many […]

Big Pot Bust By Belmont Cops on Watertown Line

Photo: The pot and cash seized by Belmont Police after a traffic stop on the Watertown line.  Editor’s note: The article comes from a press release from the Belmont Police Department. On Tuesday, June 16, just before 12:30 p.m., Officer Matthew Benoit of the Belmont Police Traffic Division was conducting traffic enforcement at the intersection […]

No Need for Modulars at Belmont Schools in Coming School Year

Photo: Newton’s Oak Hill Middle School recently used eight modulars to fill a temporary space need, adding 4,800 sq.-ft. to the district’s footprint. During the worst of the record snow fall in February, it appeared a certainty that many of Belmont’s six schools would see small villages of modular structures spring up in the fall to […]

Due to Scheduling Kerfuffle, Belmont Center Petition Delivered Through the E-Mail

Photo: Parking in front of the Belmont Savings Bank is at issue in the petition delivered to the Board of Selectmen Monday. Paul Roberts is not just frustrated with what he perceives as the Board of Selectmen overreaching its authority in altering the design plans for the $2.8 million Belmont Center Reconstruction Project even as construction had […]