Letter to the Editor: Planning Board Chaos Underscores Need for Accountability

Photo: The Planning Board To the editor: And then there were three. With the unexpected resignations this week of former Planning Board Chairwoman Liz Allison and Board member Barbara Fiacco, Belmont’s Planning Board has been reduced to just three members, having lost half its members to resignation in the past month – all three under […]

[UPDATE] Police: Elderly Man Missing From School Street Home Wednesday

Photo: Joseph Gallagher. UPDATE: (10/26/2017) Belmont Police officers have found the elderly man missing from the School Street home for the past 24 hours. “Mr. Gallagher has been found safe! We’d like to thank all of our Facebook and Twitter followers for sharing!” read a Twitter message from the BPD dated Oct. 26. PHOTO: The Belmont […]

Living With Coyotes In Belmont, Thursday At 6:30PM At Belmont Media

Photo: A coyote. When asked what to do when residents see a coyote taking a stroll through neighborhood streets or backyards, Belmont’s long-serving Animal Control Officer John Maguranis told the Belmontonian that people should follow a simple three-word phrase when they encounter the animal.  “Don’t freak out,” said Maguranis, who is one of the leading […]

Allard Breaks Century Mark As Belmont Girls’ Soccer Downs Rockets, 3-0

Photo: Carey Allard of Belmont. In her first varsity game as a freshman four years ago, Belmont High senior co-captain Carey Allard scored five goals including the game’s first four in an eight-minute stretch in the first half  and added an assist in the Marauders’ 10-0 blitz of arch-rival Watertown High School. “She’s going to have […]

Dress Up for Halloween Masquerade Concert Wednesday at 7PM

Photo: Halloween Masquerade Concert, Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.  Here’s your chance to preview your Halloween costume and have a great time listening to music of the season as the Belmont High Wind Ensemble and Concert Orchestra presents the seventh annual Halloween Masquerade Concert this Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium. This family-friendly Halloween […]

Breaking: Two Planning Board Members, Including Former Chair, Resign

Photo: (left) Barbara Fiacco; Liz Allison Former Chair Liz Allison and member Barbara Fiacco suddenly resigned from the Belmont Planning Board since Monday, Oct. 23. The departure of the pair comes less than a fortnight after associate member Raffi Manjikian angerly resigned on Oct. 13 due to a “hostile work environment” created by newly-elected Chair Charles […]

Swimming: Unbeaten Belmont Girls’ Ready To Host Perfect Reading Friday

Photo: Relay Exchange; Lexington at Belmont. First-year Belmont High Girls’ Swimming Head Coach Gretchen Turner looks at the scoring sheet after a recent meet against Winchester and shakes her head: two freshmen swimmers had just qualified via time to swim the 100-yard breaststroke the state finals. That makes eight Marauders who have met the time requirement, […]

‘Sooner Than Later’: Lottery Is Returning To Waverley Star Market

Photo: Star Market in Belmont. “Sooner than later.” Those were the words of Star Market General Manager and Vice President Steve Duran when asked by the Belmontonian the date Massachusetts Lottery tickets, and card games will be sold at the supermarket’s Waverley Square outlet after the Belmont Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a request by the state’s lottery commission […]

Sports: Boys’ Soccer Upsets Lexington (Again); Field Hockey Fit To Be Tied; W for Girls’ Soccer

Photo: Belmont High Junior Alex Rokosz is patroling the midfield. Boys’  Soccer Upsets Top-Five Lexington, again For the second time this season, Belmont Boys’ Soccer has played spoiler to Lexington High’s drive to repeat as the state’s Division 1 champions as the visiting Marauders’ (8-3-2) defeated the 5th-ranked (in the Boston Globe poll) Minutemen (10-2-1), […]