Celebrate The Season at the Holiday Coffeehouse Friday at BHS

Photo: The poster for the Holiday Coffeehouse Fundraiser Join the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company for its annual Holiday Coffeehouse Fundraiser taking place on Friday, Dec. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Belmont High School  cafeteria. The Holiday Coffeehouse has become an yearly favorite PAC tradition. Students transform the cafeteria into a […]

Never Give Up: New Harris Field Press Box A Statement In Perseverance

Photo: Belmont will soon have a press box at Harris Field: (from left) Jim Williams, Bill Webster, Bob McLaughlin, Rick Jones, Mark Paolillo and Sami Baghdady. At Monday’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Dec. 12, Bob McLaughlin told the old chestnut of Winston Churchill speaking to graduates at a college commencement after WWII. “He told them […]

$45M Substation Sale In A Bind As Town Assess Eversource’s Tax Motives

Photo: The new electrical substation, not yet Eversources The largest financial transaction in the Town of Belmont’s history is on tenterhooks as a last-minute dispute over a powerful regional utility’s attempt to limit its exposure to municipal taxes has town officials demanding changes to the already signed sales agreement. With only four days left to […]

Sold in Belmont: Only Million Dollar Homes Need Apply This Week

Photo: The only single family home to sell last week and, as always, at a premium. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 58 Summitt Rd., Townhouse (2005). Sold: $1,140,000. Listed at $1,275,000. Living area: 2,880 sq.-ft. 9 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. On the market: 92 days. • […]

Town Election ’17: Dash Readies Run for Selectmen

Photo: Adam Dash. If all indications are correct – and so far there’s no evidence to the contrary – it appears Adam Dash will soon have to choose from one of his collection of dapper fedoras to “toss into the ring” as the Goden Street resident readies to declare his candidacy for the Board of […]

Sports: Boys’ Hockey Looks To Skate Into Playoffs With Senior Leadership

Photo: By Will Findlay Four points. The Belmont High Boys’ Ice Hockey team was “that close” to making the post season last February. The end-of-season margin for error for than first year Marauders’ Head Coach Fred Allard was slim, and ultimately the team failed to meet their goal of reaching the state tournament. But Allard […]

Traffic Factor in Commuter Train/SUV Accident That Left Woman Seriously Hurt

Photo: (credit: Anna Meiler/CBSBoston) Belmont’s increasingly congested streets appear to have played a factor leading to an early morning collision between an SUV and an MBTA commuter train at the intersection of Brighton Street and Blanchard Road that left a women critically injured at 8 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9. While MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard […]

Hands ’round the Pond: Belmont Stands Up for Safety and Civility

Photo: In the spirit of being a welcoming community, while acknowledging the recent increase in hate crimes across the state and nation, residents of Belmont and surrounding communities are invited to join “Stand-Up for Safety – Hands Around the Pond” on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the Concord Avenue side […]

Town Election ’17: Carman Seeking Re-Election as Treasurer

Photo: Floyd Carman. Belmont Town Teasurer and long-time resident Floyd Carman told the Belmontonian this week he will be running to retain his post as the town’s manager of its financial assets and liabilities and tax collector. Now in his 12th year in the post, Carman is known for his ahearance to conservative financial principles which […]

Community Path’s ‘Hot’ Topics at Wednesday’s Meeting

Photo: A previous public meeting of the Community Path Implementation committee. “Hot topics” raised at three previous community meetings will return for a second go-around before residents as the Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee holds its fourth public meeting on the creation of a multi-use route through Belmont. The meeting takes place on Wednesday, Dec. […]