Hump Day: Belmont Town Day This Saturday, And Yes, That Is A Camel

Photo: Belmont Town Day is Saturday. Belmont Savings Bank today announced it will again be the proud sponsor of Belmont Town Day, this Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Belmont Center. Town Day is a community-wide event that features a number of Belmont Savings sponsored activities, including a car show, cash […]

Rogers’ Bill on Pregnant Workers Fairness Passes House

Photo: State Rep. Dave Rogers speaking in the House chamber. On Wednesday, May 10th the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed H3659, An Act establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, filed by Belmont State Rep. Dave Rogers (24th Middlesex “ABC” district). The bill will “put our Commonwealth one step closer to ensuring that pregnant […]

Belmont Mother’s Day Flower Sale Begins Friday in the Center

Photo: Flowers for mom at the Center. The Friends of Belmont Softball will be hosting its annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale this weekend at the Belmont Lions Club in Belmont Center. Come by to purchase beautiful flowers and support the Belmont High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball teams.   The flowers will be on sale: […]

Shhhhhh! Foodie’s Market Is Open In Belmont Center

Photo: Open for business. Pssst. Keep this under your hat, but … Foodie’s Market is open for business.  Just a little more than two years ago when it first announced plans to place a store in the former Macys’/Filenes’ location on Leonard Street in Belmont Center, the South End-based supermarket chain opened its doors, albeit quietly, […]

Town Meeting Overwhelmingly OKs ‘Welcoming Town’ Article

Photo: Michael Chesson. On Monday, May 8, Michael Chesson came to the microphone at the annual Belmont Town Meeting to speak his mind on the contentious proposal to create a “Welcoming Town” for residents with questionable immigration status. He finished to a standing ovation after expressing the heartfelt sentiment of many of his neighbors seeking to embrace […]

2017 Belmont Town Meeting, Night 3 LIVE

Photo: Town Moderator and Town Clerk before tonight’s meeting/ Belmont’s annual Town Meeting reconvenes tonight, Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. to take up the last warrant articles remaining in the meeting’s first segment. Those articles are: Article 8: Refer to a study committee the article that would increase the membership of the Board of Selectmen from three […]

Three Articles Remain In 1st Half of 2017 Town Meeting

Photo: Belmont Town Meeting. Seven down, three to go as Belmont’s annual Town Meeting convenes tonight, Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. to take up the last warrant articles remaining in the meeting’s first segment. Town Meeting is traditionally broken up into two segments, A  and B with the first sessions dealing with non-financial articles – […]

Reduced Price Rain Barrels Now On Sale Thru Sustainable Belmont

Photo: The rain barrels come in three suburban colors. It’s Rain Barrel time in Belmont Again this year, Sustainable Belmont is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Company of Hyde Park, to offer rain barrels to residents at nearly half the retail cost. “Last summer’s drought was a wake up call that every drop […]

2017 Belmont Town Meeting, Night 2, Special Town Meeting LIVE

Photo: Town meeting again. Hello to the second night of the annual Belmont Town Meeting at Belmont High School.  Tonight’s topics will be booze, pot and the CPA with a special town meeting called to vote on changes to the town’s liquid licensing bylaw concerning transfer of licenses than a vote supporting a temporary moratorium […]

Commentary: Differing, Compelling Views on the ‘Welcoming Town’ Article

Photo: Jim Williams (left), Dan Vernick Editor’s note: Below is an email conversation between Board of Selectmen Chair Jim Williams and Town Meeting Member Daniel Vernick. The exchange began when Williams wrote to the community why and how he would vote on Article 10, the citizen’s petition by Anne Mahon on making Belmont a “Welcoming […]