Sports: Belmont Girls Hoops Defense Upends #2 Newburyport, Semis vs A/C

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Photo: Senior co-captain Irini Nikolaidis shooting the winning free throw as Belmont upsets Newburyport on Sunday. Clutch free throws from senior co-captain Irini Nikolaidis and a critical steal by sophomore guard Carly Christofori in the final minute propelled Belmont High School Girls’ Basketball to the upset victory over host and second seed Newburyport High Clippers, 49-47, […]

Sports: Belmont Girls Hoops Upsets Marblehead, Heads to Newburyport Saturday [VIDEO]

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Photo: Belmont Girls’ Basketball team celebrates its victory at Marblehead. The great American philosopher and pugilist Mike Tyson says that everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. And for most of the opening quarter of its playoff game at 7th-seed Marblehead Thursday, March 3, Belmont High Girls’ Basketball took a good […]

Letter to the Editor: Back Bicer for School Committee

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Photo: Murat Bicer To the editor: We encourage everyone in Belmont to consider Murat Bicer for School Committee.     Murat is uniquely qualified and brings sound financial and investment expertise to a School Committee, which will be facing a number of challenging issues in the years ahead that have a short and long-term impact […]

Town Election Update: Sullivan Drops Out of Housing Race; Turnout Best in 6

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Photo: Matt Sullivan. Sullivan abandons run for Housing Authority On the final day to withdraw from town-wide and Town Meeting contests, Hammond Road’s Matt Sullivan decided to remove his name in the race for a five-year seat on the town’s Housing Authority. A frequent candidate in town, Sullivan did not mention a reason to town […]

Sports: Belmont Boys’ Hoops Exit Playoffs Early by Youthful Brighton Squad

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Photo: Charge, Brighton. Belmont High Boys’ Basketball Head Coach Adam Pritchard looked like the world had just settled on his shoulders after his Marauders was knocked out of the MIAA Division 2 North Sectional playoffs Tuesday night, March 1. Pritchard’s senior-laden team had just fallen victim in the first round match-up to a young, physical […]

Primary: Trump, Clinton Top Belmont as Voters Came Out in Force

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Photo: Dana Harrington of Holt Street feeling the “Bern.” Twenty-two Belmont voters were waiting to vote at the door leading into the gym to cast their ballot in the Massachusetts Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 1.  What was unusual was the voters were in line at the Burbank Elementary, at Precinct 7 whose citizens are known […]

Presidential Primary Day: Live Blog Updated All Day

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Photo: Precinct 1 is open and busy. 2 p.m.: Voter’s participation running high in Belmont Four years ago, it seemed as if half the world’s media had descended on Belmont for the Presidential Primary as the one-time resident and eventual Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was voting at his home precinct at the Beech Street Center. […]

Belmont Votes Today: Presidential Primary 2016; Polls Open at 7 AM

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Photo: Belmont votes today, Tuesday, March 1 in the 2016 Massachusetts Presidential Primary. POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 7 A.M. TO 8 P.M. Voters are encouraged to check their voter registration status and voting precinct before they go to vote by visiting the Town Clerk’s web page. Voters who have not returned a census in 2015 or […]

Letter to the Editor: Town Dems, Consider A Vote for Owens

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Photo: Steve Owens  To the editor: If you choose a Democratic ballot in the presidential primary on March 1, you will find that Clinton and Sanders are not the only candidates on the ballot. Please remember the name of Steve Owens. He’s running for Democratic State Committee, the official leaders of the Democratic Party in Massachusetts. I […]