Town Election ’17: Carbone In, Dash On The Way, Waiting on Baghdady

Photo: Guy Carbone. If anyone was wondering about Guy Carbone‘s commitment to the race for a seat on the Board of Selectmen, you could rest assure the octogenarian is serious about winning a three-year term on the board as the Woodfall Road resident is the first resident to turn in his nomination papers to the Town Clerk’s […]

Sold in Belmont: A Pair of Million Dollar Splits That Took Different Tacks

Photo: A highlight of smart, architectural sensitive renovation in a split level in the Winn Brook. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 58 Crestview Rd., Split-level ranch (1959/2016 renovation). Sold: $1,500,000. Listed at $1,775,000. Living area: 4,200 sq.-ft. 7 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. On the market: 79 days. • 544 […]

What’s Open, Closed in Belmont on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photo: Martin Luther King in Washington DC. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – officially known as Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. – is an federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement in the United States who successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law for more than two decades. What’s open and […]

Panels, Discussion, Singing and Speeches at Belmont’s MLK Breakfast

Photo: The poster for the event. Belmont’s 23rd annual Martin Luther King Day Community Breakfast takes places on Monday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Belmont High School Cafeteria, 221 Concord Ave. The guest speaker is Dorothy Stoneman, Belmont resident, Belmont High School graduate, civil rights activist and Founder of YouthBuild. In […]

Schools To Start After Labor Day This Year. After That, We’ll See

Photo: The calendar. After a spirited give and take over three meetings, the Belmont School Committee agreed the 2017-18 school year will begin, as it has traditionally over the years, usually after the Labor Day holiday. But after that? Well, we’ll see. At last week’s meeting, the committee – by a five to one vote […]

Burbank Community Protest Dangerous Roadway After Guard Hurt [VIDEO]

Photo: Concern on School Street. When Kelly Fanning heard Wednesday, Jan. 11 well-liked crossing guard James Marcantonio was hit and then hospitalized by a vehicle on School Street in front of the Burbank Elementary School, the mother of two who lives steps from the crosswalk knew it was time for the community to take action. […]

Girls’ Hoops: 5 Days, 3 Games and 1 Garden Party

Photo: Sophomore center Jess Giorgio skies for a basket at the Boston TD Garden. When told that her team is 2-0 at the Boston TD Garden after Belmont beat Arlington, 40-21, on Sunday, Jan. 9, Head Coach Melissa Hart quipped that “I’d like to be 3-0 when the season ends,” a not so subtle reference […]

Selectmen OK Loading Dock Alcohol License With Conditions

Photo: Faud Mukarker (right) before the Board of Selectmen After a sometimes contentious meeting which appeared an agreement would unravel before one could be struck, the Belmont Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on Monday, Jan. 9 to grant a “pour” alcohol license to Faud Mukarker, owner of The Loading Dock on Brighton Street. But the […]

Crossing Guard Hit By Vehicle at Burbank Elementary, Hospitalized

Photo: The location of the accident. A crossing guard was struck by a motor vehicle in front of the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School at approximately 8:18 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Jan. 11, according to a press release from the Belmont Police Department. The guard, who are hired by the Belmont Police to assist residents […]

Town Election ’17: Dash Pulls Papers To Enter Selectmen’s Race

Photo: Adam Dash Adam Dash has launched a website, made public statements and has been putting together a campaign team. Heck, he even has a prototype bumper sticker designed and ready to hand out. And today Goden Street resident Adam Dash has taken the penultimate step in the process of officially running for a seat on […]