What’s Open, Closed in Belmont on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. Day – officially known as Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. – is an federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement in the United States who successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law for more than two decades. What’s open and what’s closed on Monday, Jan. 15: Belmont […]

Fire Damages Several Businesses in Cushing Square

Photo: Belmont Fire Chief David L. Frizzell at the scene A building’s sprinkler system did its job preventing a fire from spreading and allowed the Belmont Fire Department to extinguish a one-alarm blaze that damaged three businesses in Cushing Square around 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. A fire alarm was activated at 8:23 p.m. at 448 Common St. […]

‘A Woman’s Place’ Opening Wine Reception Sat. Jan. 13; Gallery Talk Sunday

Photo: Poster for the show The Belmont Gallery of Art, located on the third floor in the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex, is hosting a wine reception on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the exhibits “A Woman’s Place” and “The House Dress Project” The special exhibit […]

Stories Come Alive at Belmont World Film’s Family Festival This Holiday Weekend

Photo: Windstorm and the Wild Horses Belmont World Film holds its 15th annual Family Festival, “Where Stories Come Alive,” presented by Jackson-Walnut Park School and Henry Bear’s Park from Jan. 12 to 15, at the Regent Theatre in Arlington (5 Medford Street), Studio Cinema in Belmont (376 Trapelo Road), and Brattle Theatre in Cambridge (40 Brattle […]

With Wins, Belmont Girls Hoopsters Receive Media Attention, For Better Or Worse

Photo: Another day, another reporter – Boston Globe correspondent Tyler Blint-Welsh – wanting to talk to Belmont High senior captain Carly Christofori and freshman Maiya Bergdorf. It was another victory for the Belmont High Girls’ Basketball team on Tuesday, Jan. 9, against an overpowered Winchester squad.  And for the second consecutive game, a reporter from one […]

Selectmen Reject ‘Opt-Out’ Vote On Pot Sales; Chair Still Wants Residents To Decide

Photo: The Belmont Board of Selectmen: Paolillo (left), Williams and Dash. Belmont is open for the recreational sale of marijuana when the Belmont Board of Selectmen rejected a proposal by Chair Jim Williams on Monday, Jan. 8 to hold a town-wide vote in February to ask residents their opinion on the controversial measure. The 2-1 vote, […]

Join Town at Belmont’s Annual MLK Breakfast Celebration Jan. 15

Photo: MLK Jr. The Belmont Human Rights Commission of Belmont and Belmont Against Racism (BAR) will host the 24th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Breakfast Jan 15 at Belmont High School. This year’s speaker is State Rep. Byron Rushing, who since entering the Massachusetts legislature in 1982, has been a tireless advocate for human and […]

Krafian Takes Hurdle Title at Dartmouth Relays, Breaks School Records

Photo: Belmont High’s Anoush Krafian doing what she does best; breaking records and winning races. Most high school students who visit the college they were accepted to will spend a few days to scout out the dorms, visit the town and get a lay of the land. For Anoush Krafian, visiting Dartmouth College this past […]

Belmont Police Collecting Clothes For Cradles to Crayon Thru Jan. 15

Photo: Logo for Cradles to Crayons. The Belmont Police Department along with Brighton-based Cradles to Crayons will be holding a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Collection drive through Monday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. A collection bin will be in the Belmont Police Department lobby at police headquarters at the corner of Pleasant Street […]