Newcomer Ruban To Challenge Incumbent Paolillo for Selectman

Photo: Alexandra Ruban submitting nomination papers on Tuesday, Feb. 16. A relative newcomer will be challenging a lifelong resident for the open selectman seat at the Belmont Town Election in April. Claflin Street’s Alexandra Ruban submitted more than 100 signatures with Town Clerk Ellen Cushman on Tuesday, Feb. 16, setting up a race with two-term […]

Town Election Update: Final Day to Submit Nomination Papers, Who’s On the Ballot, Scientist Seek Schools Seat,

Photo: Andrea Prestwich submitting her papers. It’s Deadline Day Today, Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m. is the deadline for residents seeking to be on the Town Election Ballot for town-wide elected office or Town Meeting member. No ifs, and’s, or buts. Who’s on the Ballot for Town-Wide Office as of Tuesday morning Below are the candidates […]

This (Short) Week: Historical Society Talks Subways, Mad Science, Just Dance Party

Photo: Mad Science: Up, Up and Away. On the government side of This Week: The Vision 21 Implementation Committee meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Town Hall.  • Due to the holiday, garbage and recycling pickup is delayed by a day. So if your pickup date is Tuesday, you’ll need […]

Sports: Belmont Girls’ Hoops Reach Playoffs with Win Over Rockets

Photo: Belmont’s Sara Lyons (left) against Reading. Behind a complete team performance, Belmont High Girls’ Basketball is returning to the postseason after its 65-42 victory over hosts Reading on Friday, Feb. 12. “It was a full-out team effort, for sure,” said Belmont Head Coach Melissa Hart “We haven’t scored that many points in a while because […]

Sold In Belmont: Long(meadow) and Hard Fall For a Cape on the Hill

Photo: It would take more than 600 days and a drop in price by $400,000 to sell this Cape on the Hill. A recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes”: • 95 Longmeadow Rd., Extended Cape (1960). Sold: $1,286,000. Listed at $1,699,900. Living area: 4,546 sq.-ft. 7 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. […]

What’s Open, Closed on Presidents’ Day; MBTA on Reduced Schedule

Photo: The Father of the Country at his university. Today, Monday, Feb. 15 is Presidents’ Day, although the federal government still refers to it as “Washington’s Birthday” to honor the country’s first president. Belmont town offices: Closed Belmont Schools: Closed (this week is winter recess.) Belmont Public Library: Closed Beech Street Center: Closed US Post Offices: […]

Gravitational Waves: Belmont Astrophysicist Tells What the Fuss Is All About [Video]

Photo: Belmont’s Andrea Prestwich of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard. It’s not every day that an astrophysicist walks through the doors of Belmont Town Hall. So when it happened on Friday, Feb. 12 the Belmontonian took the opportunity to ask one; Andrea Prestwich of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard – and a Belmont resident, to […]

Banner Time! Belmont Boys’ Hoops Is Middlesex League Liberty Championship

Photo: The 2015-16 Middlesex League Liberty Division champions: Belmont High School The lockers took a beating from Belmont High School’s Boys Basketball players as they added a celebratory beat to the joyful roar emanating from the visitors locker room at Reading Memorial High School as the Marauders raucously celebrated winning the Middlesex League Liberty Division championship […]

Residents Seek to Halt Cell Tower In Church Steeple; Town: ‘We Are On Solid Ground’

Photo: Attorney Ted Hess-Mahan (standing) addressing the Historic District Commission with Pleasant Street resident Glenn Herosian (seating, right) listening. “Simple fairness.” For Glenn Herosian, that is the primary reason he and many of his neighbors are aggressively averse to a cellular network’s antenna in the steeple of the Plymouth Congregational Church on Pleasant Street. The lack of fairness […]

Paper Saver: Belmont Kindergarten Registration Now Just a Click Away

Photo: It’s registration time. From the beginning of time – probably the 1970s – registering your five-year-old into Belmont kindergarten was both a joyful occasion (the beginning of 13 years of public education) and an odious process in which parents would need to deal with mountains of papers, forms, documentation and subsequent copies to place […]