Plastic Bag Ban Set For May Town Meeting Vote

Photo: “Plastic or paper?” could become “Paper?” The ubiquitous single-use plastic bag could soon be a memory in the Town of Homes as the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved on Monday, Feb. 26 sponsoring an article before the annual Town Meeting in May banning town retailers from providing the quintessential receptacle to their customers. If passed by Town […]

A Quarter Century Of Enrichment: FBE Celebrates Silver Anniversary March 17

Photo: Poster of the big event. For a quarter-century, the Foundation for Belmont Education has been raising funds for programs to enrich the Belmont public schools. In those 25 years, more than 5,100 families and businesses have made 24,000 gifts to the Foundation totaling $3.5 million financing 700 projects that include artist residencies, hands-on learning, purchase of computer […]

Celebrate Belmont Public Library’s Sesquicentennial With ‘Books in Bloom’

Photo: Poster of the “Books in Bloom” event. The Belmont Public Library marks its 150th anniversary this weekend with “Books in Bloom,” a celebration of the floral interpretation of books. Friday Night, March 2, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: First Look Opening Reception Floral exhibit, music, light refreshments, door prizes and a cash bar. Tickets are $20/$25 at […]

Breaking: Joey’s Park Closed For Month Due To Returning Rodents

Photo: A snapshot of a social media site concerning trash at Joey’s Park. They’re back! After a failed attempt to eradicate vermin from their home at Joey’s Park, the Belmont Board of Health and the Highway Division of the Department of Public Works have today, Monday, Feb. 26, closed the popular Winn Brook neighborhood playground […]

Garbage Giant Named Belmont’s New Trash/Recycling Hauler

Photo: A WM side loading collection truck. A giant in the waste removal industry was officially named Belmont’s trash and recycling hauler on Monday, Feb. 26 after winning a five-year contract with the town. Waste Management of Houston was selected by Department of Public Works Director Jay Marcotte and approved unanimously by the Board of […]

Oh, Rats! Community Meeting On Rodent Problem March 15

Photo: Rat eating – what else? – cheese. Whether at Joey’s Park in the Winn Brook neighborhood, at Town Field near Waverley Square and from the area nearby Fresh Pond, rats have become an increased nuisance for homeowners and the public using town resources throughout Belmont. With sightings on the upswing and residents reporting a growing […]

ALL-STATE CHAMPS! Perkins, Krafian Take Track Titles, Girls 400 Relay Breaks School Record

Photo: Belmont’s All-State Champions; Calvin Perkins (left) and Anoush Krafian. A pair of Belmont senior track athletes raced to the top of the winner’s podium at the 33rd annual MIAA Indoor Track & Field All-State Championship held at Boston’s Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on Saturday, Feb. 24.  Calvin Perkins broke the 80-second barrier in the 600 meters, taking […]

Shooting Four A Title: Belmont Boys Hoops Host Charlestown Tuesday, Girls At Home Saturday

Photo: Belmont  After successful regular seasons in the books, Belmont High basketball teams will now look forward to the postseason as the MIAA released the sectional playoff tournament brackets on Friday. Both Belmont hoop teams received the fourth seed in their sectionals which awards the boys two and the girls a single home game.  The Belmont […]

International Economics, Cooperation On A High School Scale Comes To Belmont

Photo: Belmont students (from left) Zachery Tseng, Julia Logan, Camilla Carere and Sofia Schlozman took home first place overall and first place for low-income county in the 2018 International Economic Summit. Fifty-two students from Beijing joined students from Belmont, Andover and Bedford high schools to compete in the 2018 Chinese-American International Economic Summit, held earlier this month […]

Belmont Board Of Health To Hold Marijuana Talk, Q&A March 14

Photo: Marijuana will be discussed on March 14. The Belmont Board of Health and Health Department invites the public to attend a talk by as one of the world’s experts in marijuana on the risks and benefits of this controversial plant titled “The Unbiased Truth; a One Hour Presentation and Q&A” on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 […]