High School Building Committee Picks Leader, Debt Vote Likely in 2018

Photo: William Lovallo (right), the newly-elected chair of the High School Building Committee, speaking with BHSBC member Bob McLaughlin. When the Wellington Elementary School opened on Sept. 25, 2011, Sarah Lovallo cut the ceremonial ribbon for the kindergarteners entering the school for the first time.  Lovallo, who is in fourth grade at the Wellington, is eight […]

Police: Allegation of Anti-Freeze Placed at PQ Park Proven Untrue

Photo: The Belmont Police has closed their investigation of allegations a person was spreading automotive anti-freeze in Pequosette Park off Maple Street after the person who witnesses reported was making the warning recanted what he told the residents. In a press release released Thursday, April 7, Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac said the police department received information […]

Belmont High’s ‘Urinetown’ Opens Tonight, Thursday, April 7, Runs to Saturday

Photo: Benjy Cunningham singing “Don’t be the bunny” in the musical “Urinetown.” The curtain is going up at 7 p.m, Thursday, April 7 for opening night for the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s production of “Urinetown, the Musical.” In a Depression-era metropolis, a 20-year drought has caused such a water shortage that the city […]

Town Election 2016: Paolillo Retains Selectmen Seat; Prestwich, Bicer on Schools, 18-Year-Old Tops Town Meeting Ballot

Photo: Supporters of top vote collector Dan Vernick on Election Day in Belmont. Mark Paolillo will be returning for a third (and final) three-year term on the Belmont Board of Selectmen as he easily beat back a spirited campaign from political novice Alexandra Ruban in the 2016 Belmont Town Election held on Tuesday, April 5. Paolillo […]

ZBA Denies Developer Vote To Build ‘Boutique’ Hotel on Pleasant and Brighton

Photo: The Zoning Board of Appeals voting to deny vote on hotel proposal. For the second time this year, the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals denied special permits which would have allowed the construction of a multimillion-dollar development on two lots at the intersection of Pleasant Street and Brighton Avenue. This latest denial occurred Monday […]

Hotel Proposal Hopes Third Time the Charm Before Zoning Board of Appeal

Photo: A rendering of the proposed Belmont Inn Suites at the corner of Pleasant and Brighton streets. “Some conjurers say that number three is the magic number,” wrote Charles Dickens and Waltham developer Michael Columba hopes his third time before the Zoning Board of Appeals is a magical one as he one again presents his […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Burgess-Cox for Precinct 2 Town Meeting

Photo: Vote on April 5.  To the editor: Belmont voters should head to the polls on April 5. Those in Precinct 2 should vote for me, Susan Burgess-Cox, for Town Meeting Member.    I grew up on Lawrence Lane and moved to Radcliffe Road earlier this year after living on Hull Street and serving as a Town […]

Letter to the Editor: Town Meeting Needs a Youth Perspective

Photo: Daniel Vernick To the editor: I’m running to bring new energy and a youth perspective to Town Meeting for Precinct 1. I’ve lived in Belmont for the past 18 years, attending Belmont Cooperative Nursery School and then the Belmont Public Schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I’ve been involved in the Belmont community and town […]