Sports: Belmont Girls’ Nipped by Top-Ranked Woburn, 52-51

Photo: Belmont’s Jen Call (21) looking to pass to freshman Jess Giorgio vs. Woburn. Walking off the court after seeing her team lose for the first time this season to a top-10 (ranked 5th by ESPN Boston) Woburn High team, Belmont High Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Melissa Hart looked back and said, “I should have […]

With Full Slate, Planning Punts Possible Airbnb Regs to Summer Review

Photo: The Airbnb web page for Belmont. With so much currently on its plate and with little data to move forward on, Belmont’s Planning Board decided to “punt” for now on a review of the town’s bylaws in respect to residents who rent rooms through Airbnb, the popular website for people to list, find and […]

Sports: Belmont Boys’ Hoops Wallops Woburn, Nears League Top

Photo: Senior Joe Shaughnessy skies during game with Woburn. Finally, Belmont High Boys’ Basketball Head Coach Adam Pritchard was happy. His Marauders’ – which has come off a hard holiday schedule of games – had just comprehensively beaten Middlesex League leaders Woburn High, 75-54, Tuesday, Jan. 5, as his starters and the bench contributing on […]

Cushing Village Sets Latest Deadline While Similar Watertown Project Set to Open

Photo: Similiar in many ways to Cushing The Residence Inn by Marriott nearing completion in Watertown. The developer of the long-troubled Cushing Village project – the 164,000 sq.-ft. three-building development approved in July 2013 – told the Planning Board Tuesday night, Jan. 5 that he is really, really close to getting all his ducks lined up to […]

The Big Wait: How Schools, Treasurer Prepare for State’s Decision on “New” High School

Photo: Belmont High School. The decision by the state to place the $100 million renovation and new construction project for a “new’ Belmont High School was greeted with cheers by school officials while one town official has taken out his green eyeshade and sharpened his pencil to determine how the town’s property owners will pay […]

Support BHS Science Team at Somerville’s Flatbread Co. Tuesday, Jan. 5

Photo: The website of the Belmont Science team. Belmont High Schools teams don’t just show prowess on the sports fields and music venues but also the lab. Belmont High’s Science team is ranked second out of 19 schools in the West Suburban Science League. And this year’s squad has an excellent shot to qualifying for the […]

O’ Tannenbaum, O’ Tannenbaum; It Can Be Left on the Curb Starting Monday

Photo: Goodbye until next year.  Today, Monday, Jan. 4th, is the day before Twelfth Night, which marks the end of the Christmas holiday (it’s the night before Epiphany, the day when the nativity story says the three wise men visited the infant Jesus), which in the past was a time of revelry and merry making. And with the […]

Heads Up, 2016: The Year to Come in Belmont

Photo: Belmont High School, Town Meeting and Cushing Village are topics coming up in 2016. What will 2016 bring to Belmont? While, as the 1981-tour T-shirt by the band “The Clash” proclaimed, “The future is unwritten,” there are some events that we can anticipate happening. As Donald Rumsfeld said, there are known knowns, known unknowns and […]