Girls 400 Relay, Perkins Crowned Eastern Mass Div. 3 Track Champs

Photo: The Belmont High 4×400 meter relay: Danielle Kelly, Meggie MacAulay, Sara Naumann and Julia Cella. When junior 200-meter specialist Julia Cella crossed the finish line just after 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, the automatic timer on the Burlington High School track read: 3 minutes 57.01 seconds. It would be a record time for the […]

Memorial Day Friday: The Price of Freedom, Paid Forward

Photo: WWII Veteran Jim Boozier at Friday’s ceremony. The students flanked the walkway at the entrance of Belmont High School where just a week previous several strode with their dates to the buses taking them to this year’s prom. The young freshmen, sophomores, and juniors – the newly-liberated seniors were spending a day in community […]

Sports: Belmont Baseball Heads to Sectionals On A Roll Winning Grant Tourney

Photo: Belmont, winners of the Brendan Grant Memorial Baseball Tournament. It’s been seven frustrating years since the last time the Belmont High School Baseball took the title of its own end-of-the-regular-season annual Brendan Grant Memorial Baseball Tournament. That long wait came to an end on Saturday, May 28, when senior captain Joe Shaughnessy lifted the winners’ […]

Sold in Belmont: Reaching For The Stars, And Being Pushed Back Down To Earth

Photo: A $2 million house?  A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes”: • 169 Orchard St., Brick Colonial (1930). Sold: $930,000. Listed at $1,999,000. Living area: 2,664 sq.-ft. 9 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. On the market: 340 days. • 38 Taylor Rd., Brick split ranch (1955). Sold: $886,000. Listed […]

What’s Opened, Closed in Belmont on Memorial Day

Photo: Memorial Day in Belmont. Today, Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday. • Federal, state, municipal offices: Closed, including the Belmont Municipal Light Department and all Town Hall offices. • Belmont Public Schools: Closed. • Belmont Public and the Benton libraries: Closed. • Trash pickup is delayed by one day.  • Retail stores: Most of the larger […]

Breaking: Belmont Memorial Day Parade, Cemetery Ceremony Cancelled

Photo: Last year’s parade. Due to a forecast of a heavy morning and afternoon rainstorm on Monday, May 30, the Belmont Memorial Day Parade and the ceremony at Belmont Cemetery on Grove Street have been cancelled.  A reverse 911 call from the Belmont Police Department to town resident at 6:41 p.m. Sunday, May 31, made […]

Third Annual Battle Of The Bands Set For June 22 At Payson Park

Photo: Last year’s winning band, Belmont’s own Free Shipping. Belmont Savings Bank will be sponsoring the upcoming third annual Battle of the Bands on Wednesday June 22 at Payson Park. Middle school and high school bands from local communities are able to compete to be Battle of the Bands Champions. The annual event opens the Payson Park Music […]

Selectmen Balk At Hillcrest Neighbors Request on Private to Public Roads.

Photo: The roads in the Hillcrest neighborhood.  While filing out of the Board of Selectmen’s meeting Monday night, May 23, the consensus among the majority of homeowners from Belmont’s Hillcrest neighborhood of transforming their private roads into public ways was fairly succinct. “It’s back to the drawing board,” said David Hurley, a Birch Hill Road homeowner […]

Movie Under The Stars Comes To Belmont Friday, June 3

Photo: The cast photo of “The Sandlot.” A fun family activity that happens across the US each summer is coming to Belmont next Friday as the Belmont High School Class of 2019 presents “Movie Night Under the Stars” featuring “The Sandlot” on June 3, at 8 p.m. on the Brendan Grant Field. next to Belmont High […]

All In Ten Minutes: Annual One Act Plays On Stage Friday, Saturday

Photo: The poster for the 2016 One-Act Plays. A man falling from a plane who spends his final moments on a business call, a bedtime story that goes terribly awry and the tale of a boy becoming a man with a topsy-turvy ending you’ll see coming from miles away.  These are just a few of […]