Subdued, Poignant Memorial Ceremony at Belmont Cemetery

Photo: Veterans at Saturday’s Memorial Day ceremony. Jim Williams has direct experience of the importance of Memorial Day. His grandmother on his father’s side of the family was a “Gold Star” mother; Williams’ uncle, Frankie, was killed in 1943 in Algeria and buried in Tunisia. And while he never met his uncle – and a recent […]

Belmont Yard Sales: June 19–20

Photo: Yard sale. Yard sales in the “Town of Homes.” • 129 Claflin St., Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 16 Garfield Rd., Saturday, June 18, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. • 25 Loring St., Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • 234 White Street: Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19: 10 a.m. to […]

Rescheduled Memorial Day Ceremony Saturday, June 18, at 10 AM

Photo: Memorial Day redux. Belmont is holding the Memorial Day celebration that was originally cancelled due to inclement weather. The event will take place at Belmont Cemetery this Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Bob Upton in the veterans’ services office at 617-993-2725 or by e-mail at

Sports: Girls’ Soccer Allard Verbally Commits to UNC-Wilmington

Photo: Carey Allard. According to social media sources, rising Belmont High School junior Carey Allard has verbally committed to play Division 1 NCAA soccer at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, class of 2022.  Allard has been a two-year varsity starter for Paul Graham’s girls’ soccer team, starting her career with a splash, scoring five goals […]

Dog Park Part of Discussion at Monday’s Meeting On Off Leash Program

Photo: The dog park that recently opened in Waltham.  Is it time for Belmont to have its own dog park, join its neighboring towns to provide a separate area to allow pets the chance to play and socialize.  Watertown (2014) and Waltham (2015) have recently opened enclosed off-leash areas that Fido can run like the […]

Belmont Police Officer Hurt in Two-Vehicle on Belmont/Arlington Line

Photo: The incident (Photo courtesy of Boston’s WCVB-TV) A Belmont Police officer was taken to a local hospital after being involved in a two-vehicle accident on the Belmont/Arlington town line on Thursday morning, June 16.  In a press release from Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac, just before 11:30 a.m., a marked Belmont Police cruiser […]

Cracks Won’t Prevent Underwood Pool From Opening, Saturday, June 18

Photo: The pool filled with water on Tuesday. A few weeks back, a rumor was being spread in the local Starbucks/Dunkin’ Donuts that cracks – described as anywhere between “significant” to “devastating” – were discovered at the bottom of both Underwood pools as the less-than-a-year-old complex was being readied for its first full season scheduled […]

Panic In The Center: Leonard Street Partially Closed Next 3 Days

Photo: Construction on Leonard Street begins today. If you thought the seemingly endless construction in Belmont Center couldn’t make traveling through the town’s commercial hub any worse, the next three days will prove that assumption wrong. Starting today, Wednesday, June 15 at 7 a.m. and ending – hopefully – on Friday, June 17, Leonard Street northbound will be […]

New Principal Brings A World Of Experience To The Butler

Photo: Danielle Betancourt. Danielle Betancourt, a vice principal at the Brophy Elementary School in Framingham, was named on Monday, June 13, as the next principal of the Butler Elementary School. She will arrive in the district July 1, said Belmont Superintendent John Phelan at Monday’s Town Meeting.  She replaces Michael McAllister who moves to the Chenery Middle […]