Belmont High Students Make A Statement With A Shirt

Photo: Maya Vernick designing her statement. Back in 2004 when she was a sophomore at Belmont High School, Jesse Mattleman came up with an event she hoped her fellow students could use to promote their hopes and wishes. On Thursday, Mattleman returned to BHS to see the success that gathering had become. “Make a Statement Day,” held […]

Sports: Four Belmont B-Ballers Named League All-Stars; A Banner Day For Girls’ Hoops

Photo: Banner day for Girls’ Basketball. (Photo courtesy Paula Christofori) Four Belmont High basketball players were named 2016-17 all-stars by the coaches of the Middlesex League. Junior point guard Carly Christofori (named to her second all-star team), junior forward Jenny Call and sophomore off guard Megan Tan were named to the girls’ team while senior […]

Letter to the Editor: Carbone No Stranger to Smart Governance

Photo: Guy Carbone To the editor: I urge you to vote for Guy Carbone for Selectman on April 4.      Guy is a former Watertown resident who served two terms as Selectman and three terms as School Committee member. Because of this, he is no stranger to what it takes to have smart and […]

Stand Up to Bullying: Bystander Intervention Workshop This Saturday

Photo: Poster Witnessing a person – particularly a stranger – being harassed can be an uncomfortable or confusing experience for many people. Without having a strategy to safely de-escalate a situation or to support the person being attacked, many people choose to not intervene. To provide people with the appropriate tools in this scenario, The […]

Town Meeting ’17: Four Citizens’ Petitions Include Welcoming Town, Pay-to-Throw, 5 Selectmen

Photo: Pay as you throw on the Town Meeting agenda. Making Belmont a “Welcoming Town,” increase by two the number of Selectmen, placing the town’s cash into a particular account and making residents pay for trash removal. Those are the four citizens’ petitions that have been certified by the board of registers and will be […]

Parking Ban Ends 6AM Wednesday, Schools’ Start Delayed By 1 Hour

Photo: Shovel. Tuesday’s Nor’easter wasn’t as powerful as first anticipated but it did leave a mess around town (including a number of power outages in Waverley Square and Harvard Lawn) and its effect will be felt on parking and schools this Wednesday. The Snow Emergency Parking Ban, which began at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, […]

Town Meeting ’17: 25 MPH Speed Limit To Be Voted in May

Photo: The proposed new top speed in Belmont. Belmont Board of Selectman Jim Williams asked a question to Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin when the chief brought to the board a proposal establishing a 25 mph limit on nearly all of Belmont’s byways. “Have you driven 25 mph on Concord Avenue?” with the inference that the speed […]

Snow Shut Down: Town, School Closed Tuesday; Parking Ban Begins 5PM Tuesday

Photo: It’ll be snowy in Belmont Tuesday. Like you didn’t see this coming. With the season’s biggest Nor’easter on the doorstep, Belmont – along with most of the state – is battening down in preparation for more than a foot and a half of snow on Tuesday, March 14. Belmont’s public schools, town buildings and the […]