Make Way for Hinckley: Town OK’s Call For New Street Name

Photo: Steven Wheelwright (right) with Glenn Clancy before the Board of Selectmen. Good-bye Frontage Road. Hello Hinckley Way. Belmont will soon have a new street name for the roadway best known as the exit ramp from Route 2 as members of the town’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints community filled the Board of Selectmen’s Room […]

Don’t Bee Left Behind: Registration for Annual Spelling Bee Closes Oct. 20

Photo: A kindergarten team at last year’s event. Bee prompt bee for it’s too late! Register now for the Foundation for Belmont Education’s annual Spelling Bee! There are very few spaces left for teams to participate in the contest taking place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Chenery Middle School beginning at 2 p.m. The Bee is open to all students […]

Retiring Old Glory: Scout, Veterans Agent Initiate Flag Ceremony in Belmont

Photo: Flag retiring ceremony in Belmont. The mound of more than 2,000 flags of the United States  – much which were planted over the graves of veterans and war dead, others large and once flying stately over homes and offices – all worn and threadbare, some mere remnants of Old Glory, laid piled neatly near […]

Mass AG Reviewing Alleged Open Meeting Violation By Planning Board

Photo: The web page of the Attorney General’s Open Meeting Law web page. The Concord Avenue resident who fired a shot across the Planning Board’s bow a month ago concerning possible violations of the state’s Open Meeting Law is now training his aim at the board’s waterline after submitting his complaint to the Commonwealth late […]

Love Learning Science At Belmont High Thanks To Cityside Subaru

Photo: (from left) Belmont Superintendent John Phelan; Belmont High School Principal Dan Richards; Cityside Subaru’s Meagan Taylor; Cityside’s General Manager Richard White; Belmont Schools Science, Health, Technology and Engineering Director Elizabeth Baker.  Belmont High School’s science program will soon be the beneficiary of a little lovin’ as Cityside Subaru is donating 150 books to the high […]

Belmont Field Hockey’s Big Week Taking On Lexington, Winchester

Photo: Meri Power vs. Wakefield. After a pair of victories last week, Belmont High Field Hockey play three games against the best the Middlesex League Liberty Division has to offer with a chance for a third consecutive division title … if they win the final five games of the season. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, Belmont […]

Manjikian Blasts New Planning Board Chair in Resignation Letter: ‘Hostile Work Environment’

Photo: Planning Board Chair Charles Clark (left) and former member Raffi Manjikian. In a tempestuous letter sent to the Belmont Board of Selectmen on Friday, Oct. 13, Raffi Manjikian abruptly resigned as an associate member of the Belmont Planning Board, eight days after fellow board member Charles Clark was named the body’s new chair. Manjikian said […]

Sold in Belmont: Three Properties With The Dreaded One Bathroom

Photo: One bathroom didn’t hamper the sale of these three properties. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 32 Skahan Rd., Condo (1920). Sold for $589,000. Living area: 1,101 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 baths. On the market: 36 days. Last sold: Dec. 2008, $369,000. • 27 […]

Letter to the Editor: Include Four Trash Options In RFP, Not Just One

Photo: Waste contract in Bemont. To the editor: I am writing to express my concern and disappointment that Belmont’s Board of Selectmen has issued only a very limited RFP for Belmont’s new trash contract. Belmont’s Board of Selectmen has asked for quotes only for 65-gallon barrel pickup and has ignored the more environmentally-friendly 35-gallon barrel […]

Birthday Girl Allard Gifts Belmont 1-0 Payback Win Over Woburn

Photo: Belmont’s Cary Allard (right) celebrating her goal as Woburn goalkeeper Kelsey Qualey (right) looking on. The adage goes it’s better to give than receive. And Belmont High Girls’ Soccer senior co-captain Cary Allard who turned 18 Saturday, Oct. 14, decided to give her teammates a gift to celebrate her birthday: a game-winning goal. Allard’s […]