Breaking: Bicyclist Hit by a Vehicle in Bike Lane at Concord and Bright, In Hospital

Photo: The location of the accident. A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle while riding in the dedicated bike lane at the intersection of Bright Road and Concord Avenue at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3. A preliminary police report said the bicyclist suffered non-life-threatening injuries but they were serious enough that required the cyclists […]

Letter to the Editor: Join Me Voting For Kim O’Mahony on Tuesday

Photo: Kim To the editor: On Tuesday, April 5, I will be voting for Kim O’Mahony, a 12-year Belmont resident, for School Committee. Here’s why. First, Kim has a business background and is well equipped to deal with the budget, to oversee the upcoming contract negotiations, and to understand the constraints of managing expenses in a […]

Candidate’s Final Pitch: Andrea Prestwich for School Committee

Photo: Andrea Prestwich Belmont schools are world-class. I’m in awe of our teachers, the achievements of our students and families who support them. I hope to serve on the School Committee because I’m committed to maintaining excellence in our schools. Belmont schools face tough challenges over the next few years, including a space crunch, increasing […]

Sold in Belmont: Pricey Per Square Foot in Waverley

Photo: How much per square foot? A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes”: • 33-35 Lawndale St Unit 33, Condominium (1921). Sold: $462,000. Listed at $425,000. Living area: 1,182 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 baths. On the market: 31 days. • 51 Stella Rd., Mid-century contemporary (1961). Sold: $1,250,000. Listed at […]

Letter to the Editor: Why Belmont Should Vote for Kim O’Mahony

To the editor: Belmont voters should head to the polls on April 5, 2016 and remember to vote for Kim O’Mahony for School Committee.  Kim is qualified to serve on the School Committee for several reasons. First, as a mother of three students, she has a deep understanding and commitment to the schools. Second, running […]

Why I’m Running: Paul Rickter for Housing Authority

Photo: Paul Rickter My name is Paul Rickter and I’m running for Belmont Housing Authority. I’m a Town Meeting member and I live with my wife on Cross Street. Professionally I’m a programmer and I work for a software company called MEDITECH in Westwood. There are three reasons why I’m running for Housing Authority. One […]

School Committee Question of the Week: Should Schools Adopt A Naming Rights Policy

Photo: from left, Murat Bicer, Kimberly O’Mahony, Andrea Prestwich This week’s Question of the Week for the School Committee: Many school districts have embracing naming rights on school district-owned property. Naming rights occur when a company or firm purchases the right to place its name and/or logo on a facility or event for a defined […]

Letter to the Editor: Variety of Reasons to Support Prestwich for School Committee

Photo: Andrea Prestwich. To the editor: We are writing in support of Andrea Prestwich for a three-year term on the Belmont School Committee. Her professional background makes her eminently well qualified for that position; among other responsibilities, she oversees projects and manages a multimillion dollar budget for the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and she serves on […]

Sports: Belmont Rugby Starts Season With Win Over AC, 43-0

Photo: Before the game Friday. The young men and women of Belmont High School Rugby Club started its 2016 season with a convincing win over Arlington Catholic High School, 43-0, on the pitch at Harris Field on Friday, April 1. The most successful Massachusetts public school playing rugby XV – Belmont won a Division 1 state […]

Why I’m Running: Murat Bicer for School Committee

Photo: Murat Bicer Hello, I’m Murat Bicer and I’m running for School Committee. My family and I deeply value public school education and I’m grateful that my children will benefit from Belmont’s excellent schools. Over the next term of office, the School Committee will be faced with a number of important challenges. Primary among these […]