Payson Park Music Festival Celebrates Quarter Century with Battling Bands

Photo: 2014 Battle of the Bands (Belmont Media Center screenshot) (This article was sent as a Letter to the Editor from Tommasina Olson, the festival’s founder) Dear editor: This year Payson Park Music Festival celebrates 25 years of summer concert music. When we first began we were one of 2 Summer Concerts Series in all the […]

Belmont Schools Honor Eight Retirees Who Provided 200 Years of Educational Grit

Photo: Retiring: (from left) Mary Dominguez, Anne Mullany, Rosemary Peterson, Roseanne Mili and Georgia Patterson. They had a collective experience of nearly two centuries working in the Belmont schools; a testament to their commitment to education. At a ceremony held on Tuesday, June 9, Belmont School Committee honored eight educators and staff members as they […]

Peeking Behind the Hedges: Private Gardens Opened on Club’s Tour [Video]

Photo: A stop on the Belmont Garden Tour.  Six private homes and a familiar location adjacent to the Belmont Public Library were highlighted on the 85th Anniversary Garden Tour hosted by the Belmont Garden Club on Saturday, June 13.  Vehicles attempted to find parking along narrow streets on Belmont Hill as residents and garden enthusiasts descended […]

Wagging Tails, Good Food Hoped to Lessen Anxiety of Belmont High Finals

Photo: Dog BONES recently at MIT. “Finals.” That single word creates more anxiety for high school students around the world than just about any other. And it’s no different for students at Belmont High School, as high expectations from home and school added to being an adolescent while taking one test after another can, at […]

Petition to Restore Original Belmont Center Plan Coming to Selectmen

Photo: The original plan for the Belmont Center Reconstruction project. Residents and Town Meeting members are expected to present a Petition with 400 signatures to the Belmont Board of Selectmen Monday afternoon, June 15, requesting the board reject a series of controversial last-minute changes it approved last month to the $2.8 million Belmont Center Reconstruction Project. […]

14th Brendan’s Home Run Set to Burn Up Streets on Father’s Day

Photo: Dads and kids at Brendan’s Home Run. Oh, sure. You can celebrate Father’s Day the old way by having an overpriced brunch in a crowded eatery. Or you could running a quick five kilometers with the kids and help Belmont’s own Brendan Grant Foundation.  Belmont Savings Bank, Fitness Together Belmont and the Belmont Dental Group proudly present the […]

This Week: Instrument Petting Zoo Monday, Summer Reading Party Thursday

Photo: A new sort of petting zoo. The government side of “This Week”: The Belmont Conservation Commission will introduce the final plan for intergenerational path around Clay Pit Pond on Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Belmont Town Hall. There will be a public meeting the Beech Street Center as a continuation of the ongoing project for the Grove […]

Belmont Yard Sales: June 13-14

Photo: Yard sales in Belmont. Yard sales in the “Town of Homes.”  14 Branchaud Rd., Sunday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 236 Brighton St., Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 60-62 Channing Rd., Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 85 Cross St., Sunday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 124 Dalton Rd., Saturday, […]

Letter to the Editor: Customer Wants Bank CEO to Re-Deposit Original Center Plan

Photo: Belmont Center. [Editor’s note: This message was originally sent to Robert Mahoney, CEO of Belmont Savings Bank.] Dear Mr. Mahoney: My husband and I are customers with accounts at the Belmont savings bank. We are also residents of Belmont. We are outraged at the last minute change to plan B for the Belmont Center […]

Final Senior Project for Silverfine: Run Fast at New Englands

Photo: Ari Silverfine is competing in the New England Regional Track Championships. Ari Silverfine’s final day in class at Belmont High School was back in mid-May while his senior finals and projects are now memories. And this past Sunday, Silverfine received his High School diploma at graduation. But the resident as one final test to take before […]