Now Into Its Sixth Decade, Belmont Lions Has The Right X-Mas Tree For Everyone

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Photo: The Folan’s have their perfect tree. While growing up as a child in the UK, Somerset Street’s Edward Young would join his family as they would go out and “dig out or cut our Christmas tree.” But on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29, with his family in tow, Young came to Royal Road adjacent to […]

[PHOTOS] High School Prepares for Turkey Day at Pep Rally

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Photo: All hail the pie-eating champion! On Wednesday morning, Nov. 25, before the start of the four-day Thanksgiving Day recess, Belmont High School’s Wenner Field House became home to a “battle of the classes” as seniors, juniors, sophomores and lowly freshmen would decide which graduating year would dominate this year’s Pep Rally before the annual […]

Sold in Belmont: The Roof on the Exploding Colonial, No-So-High French Country

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Photo: 25 Greensbrook Way. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes: • 15 Temple St., Colonial (1928). Sold: $1,060,000. Listed at $1,150,000,. Living area: 2,426  sq.-ft. 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 full, 2 half baths. On the market: 68 days. • 10 Marlboro St., Unit 1., Condominium (2006). Sold: $420,000. Listed at $449,000. […]

Sports: Upset-Minded Belmont Football Falls to Final Minute Watertown FG, 24-22

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Photo: Belmont RB Ben Jones runs through a wide opening in the line to score late in the fourth quarter against Watertown. In what will be remembered as an epic Thanksgiving Day clash, Belmont’s bid for a memorable upset of arch rivals and host Watertown was derailed by the foot of sophomore Conor Kennelly as […]

What’s Closed (A Lot) and Open (Ohlin’s, Of Course) in Belmont on Thanksgiving

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Photo: Thanksgiving, c. 1935, Doris Lee (1905-1983) You can at least get coffee and pastries in Belmont on Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving is a national holiday – one of ten holidays recognized by the federal government – and most businesses along with federal, state and town offices are closed shut, there are a few places where you can get […]

Jason Gay Reads From New Book as Mom Steals the Show

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Photo: Stealing the show: Author Jason Gay with his proud mother, Marilyn.   You can go home again. But you’ll probably have to share the moment with your mother. And that was the case for the Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay as the Belmont-raised writer came back to his old hometown for a […]

Chair’s Sudden Resignation Has Planning Board Scrambling for New Member

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Photo: Mike Battista (right) and current Selectman Sami Baghdady. The sudden and unexpected resignation of the popular chair of the Belmont Planning Board has town officials scrambling to fill that slot just as the board tackles several high-profile tasks. The departure of Mike Battista on Nov. 11 is a significant loss to the board as he takes […]

Sports: Nally Steals Show at All-Star Showcase

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Photo: Serena Nally at the “Best of 60” all-star game. Belmont High School senior Serena Nally stole the show at an all-star game for the best field hockey players in Massachusetts on Sunday. A co-captain on Belmont’s 16-3 team, Nally scored two goals and handed out an assist as the North team defeated the squad from central […]

Town Wide, Town Meeting Nomination Papers Available Next Week

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Photo: Nomination papers  Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman told The Belmontonian nomination papers for Town Meeting and Town-wide office will be available at the Clerk’s Office starting next week.  Cushman said she has yet to set the deadline for returning nomination papers to the Town Clerk’s office.  The 2016 Town Election will take place on Tuesday, April 5.  […]