Belmont Girls Hoops Fall To Top-Ranked Newton South, 44-35, For First Loss

Photo: Belmont High School Girls Basketball. A slow start coupled with free throw shooting as cold as all outdoors resulted in the Belmont High Girls Basketball falling from the undefeated as the Marauders lost to Newton South, the top-ranked team in eastern Massachusetts, 44-35, in the title game of the Garden City Basketball Holiday Invitational […]

Belmont Festival Orchestra In Concert Saturday, Dec. 30 at the Beech Street Center

Photo: Nathaniel Meyer Welcome in the New Year with music as the Belmont Festival Orchestra returns to the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Saturday Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. to perform its annual holiday concert featuring Verdi’s Overture to the opera “La Forza del Destino” (“The Force of Destiny”) and Brahms Symphony No. 4. […]

Move Over Victor: Perkins Breaks School’s 600M Indoor Record

Photo: Calvin Perkins after his record-breaking run. (William Brotchie, photo) According to Belmont High School Head Cross Country and Track Coach William Brotchie, there was actually a 13th Labor of Hercules that was specific to Belmont: to break one of Victor Gras‘ Belmont High School track records. Gras’ name dominates the record books in the […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Town Delays Cardboard Recycling One Week

Photo: Cardboard event postponed. The cardboard recycling event scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 30 has been cancelled due to expected “extreme weather conditions,” according to the Belmont Department of Public Works. Forecast for Saturday calls for temperatures in the high teens.  The collection day has been rescheduled to Saturday, Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Town […]

New Federal Tax Law Has Belmont Property Owners At Treasurer’s Office, Check in Hand

Photo: A look at your real estate taxes could lead to prepaying next year’s tax bill. David Levin arrived at the Belmont Treasurer’s Office Friday, Dec. 22 eager to pay the real estate taxes on his ranch-style home on Richmond Road. And not just the next quarterly assessment, but the entire calendar 2018 bill. Levin’s […]

Ho-ho-ho: What’s Open and Closed on Christmas in Belmont

Photo: Open and closed in Belmont on Christmas. Merry Christmas, Belmont. If after unwrapping all your presents and watching the latest holiday movie on the Hallmark Channel you have a “need” to get out of the house, here are a few places around town open on Christmas. Dunkin’ Donuts • The big happy-looking sign in […]

Sports: Girls’ Hoops Open Season 3-0; Prepare For Tough Holiday Competition [VIDEO]

Photo: Senior Capt. Carly Christofori preparing to hit the three against Stoneham. It’s been an easy start of the season for Belmont High School’s Girls’ Basketball teams as the team has started the 2017-18 season at 3-0. Maybe the kickoff has been too easy as the Marauders will need to ramp up its intensity as it faces […]

Letter to the Editor: Help Keep Teens Safe This Holiday Season

Photo: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network logo. You might know me as the “Slices of Life” columnist, or as Minutes Recorder for various Belmont committees, but I’m also a Public Health Educator, now working with Wayside Youth & Family Support Network to oversee Belmont’s implementation of grants focused on drug/alcohol use and mental health disorders. […]

Holiday Hours: Town Closing Down Early Friday; Library Closed Sunday to Tuesday

Photo: Holiday hours are now in operation. Belmont Town Offices with the exception of public safety will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 22 and not open until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26 due to the Christmas holiday. Belmont’s six public schools will begin its holiday recess at the end of the school day on […]

In Or Out: Selectmen to Decide Jan. 8 If Pot Stores Are Coming To Town of Homes

Photo: Selectmen Mark Paolillo, Chair Jim Williams and Adam Dash with “brownies” before their discussion on pot regulations. The representatives of the Belmont Board of Health and the town’s Health Department were bearing gifts as they came to speak before the Belmont Board of Selectmen on the future of marijuana retail sales in town. Brownies. Uh […]