Schools Move to Remediate Faucets With Elevated Lead Levels

Photo: 14 taps and faucets have been shut off at Belmont schools for action level of lead in the water. With a total of 14 school-based water faucets identified with elevated lead levels under specific conditions, the Belmont Public Schools has begun working with town and state resources to remediate the problem. “We will continue […]

Belmont Festival Orchestra Performs Thursday, 7 PM at Beech Street

Photo: Cristina Basili and Nathaniel Meyer. Start the holidays with great music made by young musicians. The Belmont Festival Orchestra led by Belmont’s own Nathaniel Meyer (Belmont High ’09, Yale ’13) returns on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. to give another Winter Concert for the Belmont community. Meyer will conduct a program includes Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & […]

Sports: Calling Carly; Christofori Answers Scoring Need as Girls’ Hoops Wins Opener

Photo: Carly Christofori (3) heading up court. With Belmont High Girls’ Basketball team having a collective hiccup on the offensive side of the court in the season and home opener with Melrose on Friday, Dec. 16 – a total of 26 points after three quarters – junior captain Carly Christofori decided the final eight minutes […]

Selectmen Considering Feb Special Town Meeting To Tackle Transfer Loophole

Photo: Alcohol transfer on the agenda. The Belmont Board of Selectmen is considering calling a February Special Town Meeting to resolve the controversal inability of the town to control the transfer of alcohol and liquor licenses. “We want to tackle the non-transferability of [alcohol] licenses sooner than later,” Mark Paolillo, selectmen chair told the Belmontonian […]

Smaller Real Estate Tax Bill Jump in ’17 as Property Values Cool

Photo: Belmont’s Assessors’ (from left) Charles R. Laverty, III, Robert P. Reardon, Martin B. Millane, Jr. Real estate taxes on the average-valued home in Belmont will increase by the least amount in the past four years after the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved at its Monday, Dec. 19 meeting the recommendation of the town’s Board […]

School District Shuts Off Nine Faucets Due to Elevated Lead Levels

Photo: Faucets at issue. Nine faucets used for drinking by students and staff were shut off last week after tests showed the taps exceeding “action limits” for lead exposure, according to the Belmont School District. District Superintendent John Phelan said in a Friday, Dec. 16 email sent to parents, six of the faucets were located […]

With Pot Legal, Selectmen Consider Curbs on Retail Sale of Marijuana

Photo: What could be coming to Belmont in 13 months. A head shop on every street corner in Belmont? While not the most likely business scenario for the “Town of Homes,” unless the Belmont Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting gets together to place allowable restrictions on the retail sale of marijuana, stores much like […]

How Much? Early Hints on Cost, Reimbursement for New High School

Photo: A new school will be behind this sign within the next decade So Belmont, are you ready to pay $140 million for a new 9-12 grade High School? How about $175 million for a structure housing 8-12 grades? And a whopping $211 million for 7-12 grades? Now before residents begin forming pitchfork and torch […]

Celebrate the Winter Solstice With Belmont Light, Thursday 3PM-7PM

Photo: Poster announcing this year’s Winter Solstice celebration Belmont Light will be celebrating the Winter Solstice with its customers at the 40 Prince St. office on Thursday, Dec. 15. The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is open to all Belmont Light customers. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new […]

Small Change to Start As Town Prepares for “Hands Around the Pond”

Photo: All hands on deck! Due to the expected wet weather on Saturday, Dec. 17, “Hands Around the Pond” has moved the start location to the Belmont High School cafeteria which is located off Concord Avenue.   Participants can park in the high school parking lot and enter through the side entrance.      There […]