Town Election ’17: Contested Races for Selectmen, Library Trustees

Photo: Town Clerk’s Office. Belmont voters will have two contested races to decide at the annual Town Election on April 4, according to the Town Clerk’s office today, Tuesday, Feb. 14. Hillcrest Road’s Guy Carbone and Adam Dash of Goden Street will vie for the one available seat on the Board of Selectmen while a pair […]

Proposed ’18 Town Budget Tops $110 Million, Up 3.6%

Photo: David Kale, Belmont Town Administrator Belmont’s next budget will see healthy increases in both the town and schools with some hopeful news on “stretching out” the monies that came from the 2015 Proposition 2 1/2 override. The proposed fiscal 2018 town-wide budget – which begins on July 1, 2017 – is pegged at $110,210,440, […]

Town Election ’17: Incumbents Baghdady, Shuster Step Aside

Photo: Sami Baghdady, Elyse Shuster Citing personal commitments, a pair of town government incumbents have decided not to seek re-election. Selectman Sami Baghdady and School Committee member Elyse Shuster told the Belmontonian at Monday’s town budget presentation they would not be running to retain their seats on the respective committees. “It’s about a quality of life,” […]

Sports: Belmont Girls’ Hoops Swamp Watertown, 40-22, in Defensive Tour de Force [VIDEO]

Photo: Belmont’s Alexia Sabatino (Center #5) on defense against Watertown. Since her freshman season when she took over the role of on-court leader, Carly Christofori has had to walk away five times on the losing end of a game against archrivals Watertown. In each of the previous two seasons, great playoff runs by the Marauders […]

Snow Parking Ban in Belmont; Schools Closed Monday, Town Offices Open at 11AM

Photo: Another storm in Belmont. Belmont is under a SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN on all roadways and municipal parking lots including at Belmont schools effective at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 until further notice. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed at the owner’s expense.  Belmont Public Schools will be closed on Monday, […]

Snow Again: Gusty Blizzard on Tap for Sunday Evening/Monday

Photo: Snow? Again? The National Weather Service Sunday morning, Feb. 12, has issued the second winter storm warning in three days lasting until 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13. The storm will be the second nor’easter since Friday’s whiteout which brought nine inches of snow over eight hours on Thursday, Feb. 9.  The NWS is predicting […]

I Can’t Drive … 25? Town Discussing Lowering Speed Limit On All Roads

Photo: 25 mph is the limit. Belmont is moving towards following the lead of neighboring municipalities by reducing the speed limit on town roads to a uniform 25 mph. Belmont’s Assistant Town Administrator Phyliss Marshall, Glen Clancy of the Office of Community Development and members of the Belmont Police Department have been discussing the possible […]

Town Election 2017: ZBA’s Iannuzzi Looking At School Committee Race

Photo: Nick Iannuzzi Nicholas “Nick” Iannuzzi, the long-serving member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, has taken out nomination papers for a possible race for one of the two open seats on the Belmont School Committee. A founding partner of the Needham-based law firm Orsi, Arone, Rothenberg, Iannuzzi & Turner, Iannuzzi is known for his defense […]

Belmont Schools To Start 2 Hours Later

Photo: It’s two hours later. Due to sidewalks and roads that remain to the plowed, the Belmont Public Schools will have a two-hour delay in the start of the day today, Friday, Feb. 10. Start times today are: Belmont High School: 9:35 a.m. Chenery Middle School: 9:55 a.m. Burbank, Butler and Wellington elementary schools: 10:40 […]

We Give Up: Schools, Town, Library Closed For Thursday’s Nor’easter

Photo: School’s out for … Thursday! Belmont has surrendered to tomorrow’s Nor’easter. With approximately a foot of snow predicted to fall from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, most of Belmont will be shut down for the day. Belmont Public Schools will be closed due to the snow and associated events and sporting contests […]