Follow Up: Cambridge Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Trapelo Haz Mat Incident

Photo: The incident on Trapelo. A Cambridge resident was arrested on multiple drug charges on Sunday, May 22, after he ran his vehicle into one of the new raised traffic islands on Trapelo Road, resulting in the busy thoroughfare being closed for nearly five hours due to possible hazardous material found in the car. Jonathan […]

Belmont Observes Memorial Day With School Events Friday, Parade Monday

Photo: At Belmont Cemetary Parades and remembrances mark Memorial Day in Belmont. Belmont Public Schools will observe the holiday Friday, May 27 with a morning of exercises at three schools. 8 a.m.: Breakfast with veterans at Belmont High School  8:30 a.m.: A program at the flagpole in front of the high school’s entrance. 9:15 a.m.: […]

As Projects Near Finish, Belmont Center Parking Plan Returns (As Does Free 2-Hr Parking in June)

Photo: Leonard Street’s newest structure. While the daily encounters with construction equipment and traffic delays along Leonard Street may feel like an eternal visit to Purgatory, the reconstruction of Belmont’s commercial hub’s roadways is just months from completion.  And with the finale of one task, the town has begun the next big chore, implementing the […]

Overnight Paving on Belmont Street to Cambridge Line Set for Mid-June

Photo: Belmont Street, readied to be paved again.  One of the last major components of the $17.1 million state-financed Trapelo Road/Belmont Street Reconstruction Project will get underway as the Board of Selectmen approved approximately a week of overnight paving of Belmont Street and a portion of Trapelo Road from Common Street in Cushing Square to Erickson […]

Belmont’s Second Gun Buy Back Set for June 11

Photo: A gun buy back in Florida. There is a perception that gun buyback programs should be concentrated in high crime areas, Belmont Assistant Police Chief James MacIsaac told the Belmont Board of Selectmen at its meeting Monday, May 23.  “So it was bit surprising two years ago that we discovered there was a real need […]

Sports: Bartels’ Tour de Force Falls Short As Reading Takes League Title, 1-0

Photo: Cole Bartels on the mound.  Paraphrasing Tolstoy, all wins are alike; each defeat is lost in its own way. For Belmont High School’s senior ace Cole Bartels, Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Reading Memorial High – securing the Middlesex Liberty Division championship to the Rockets – will go down as a tour-de-force performance spoiled by […]

Look What Was Dragged Out Of Clay Pit Pond

Photo: The Clay Pit Pond Largemouth Bass. On Sunday morning, May 22, Belmont High sophomore Brian Alper caught himself a damn good lookin’ largemouth bass coming in at an impressive eight-plus pounds.  But it was where Alper reel in his catch that is just as jaw-dropping. No, he wasn’t on some crystal clear Berkshire County lake […]

Belmont Tracksters Naumann, Girls 400 Relay, Peterson Middlesex Champs

Photo: Sara Naumann during the cross country season. Despite attending Belmont High for just this school year before moving back to her native Northwest, junior Sara Naumann is set to leave her mark on Marauders’ track by making a few changes to the school’s track record book. After smashing the school record in the 600 meter indoors […]