Opinion: Working To Keep Teens Safe Over The Holidays

Photo: Keeping teens healthy over the recess. By: Lisa Gibalerio, Prevention Specialist, and Laura Kurman, Program Director Wayside Youth & Family Support Network With the holiday season underway and the opening of retail marijuana shops in Massachusetts, adults are urged to pay close attention to teenagers’ behavior concerning alcohol and other drugs in the days […]

Campaign To Name HS Basketball Court After Legendary Coach Lyons

Photo: Paul Lyons at a recent Belmont High hockey game. For David Ramsey, the proposal he and his colleague Ralph Jones are promoting “is a layup to me.” Officials with the Marauder Basketball Association, Ramsey and  Jones believe it’s time for the town to honor one of its great coaches and residents, former Belmont High […]

Top 10 Belmont Boys’, Girls’ Hoopsters Off On Tournament Tour

Photo: Belmont’s Jess Giorgio in the paint. After starting their seasons with four relatively easy wins and each finding a place in the top 10 of the Boston Globe’s Top 20 Poll, Belmont’s Boys (ranked 10th) and Girls (number 9) Basketball teams will be finding a tougher crowd during the holiday recess as both heads […]

Two New Belmont Police Officers Sworn In

Photo: (from left) Town Clerk Ellen Cushman, Belmont Police Officers Brian Conneely, Evan Nichols, Belmont Chief Richard McLaughlin. New Belmont Police Officers Brian Conneely and Evan Nichols were sworn in by Belmont Town Clerk Ellen O’Brien Cushman at a ceremony held in the Board of Selectmen’s room at Town Hall on Friday Dec. 21. On Thursday […]

School Committee Says ‘Yes’ On Interest To Host New Rink Along Concord Avenue

Photo: A new rink would likely be built in this location near the present rink (in photo). The pieces are beginning to fall into place pointing to a new skating rink coming to Belmont in the next two years. And while there are a pair of locations where the replacement for the ancient “Skip” Viglirolo […]

Ho-ho-ho: What’s Open and Closed on Christmas Day in Belmont

Merry Christmas, Belmont. If after unwrapping all your presents and watching the latest holiday movie on the Hallmark Channel you have a “need” to get out of the house, here are a few places around town open on Christmas. Dunkin’ Donuts • The Dunkin’ Donuts at 353 Trapelo Rd. near Beech Street will be open from 5 a.m. until […]

Boys’ Hoops Set For Boston Garden Party Vs Algonquin Reg.; Sunday, Jan. 6 At 5 PM

Photo: The poster for the invitational. Belmont High Boys’ Hoops will be heading for a garden party on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 5 p.m. as the Marauders battles the Tomahawks of Algonquin Regional on the parquet floor of TD Boston Garden as part of the annual Good Sports TD Garden Invitational. Seeing the local team […]

Pantazopoulos Pulls Papers For Predicted School Committee Push

Photo: Peter Pantazopoulos (Linkedin) Peter Pantazopoulos doesn’t know which Belmont School Committee seat he’ll be seeking at Town Election in April. But he will be running. “I haven’t made a decision yet if I will run for three years or one-year term,” said the Winslow Street resident in an email interview. “I plan on making […]

Belmont Police Joins Restorative Justice Movement [VIDEO]

Photo: Restorative Justice project in Concord. Your car has been vandalized. Someone broke into your house at night. Shoplifters attacked the business you own. You were assaulted by “a friend.” You are a victim of a crime and you want justice. In the past forty years, the expected action from law enforcement and the courts […]