Hoops: Boys’ Behind MVP Yardemian Takes Comcast Title; Girls’ Fade In Championship Match

Photo: Belmont’s Danny Yardemian leads the Marauders to the Comcast Tourament title. Belmont High Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball did themselves proud at last weekend’s Comcast Tournament taking on some of the best hoop teams in the state at Woburn High School.  The boys’ defeated Brighton, 72-69, and handled 17th-ranked St. Mary’s of Lynn, 72-61, to win […]

Town Election 2018: Town Meeting Needs Diversity At The Table

Photo: Belmont Town Meeting 2017 [Editor’s note: The Belmontonian encourages all candidates for Town Meeting and Town-wide office to submit a letter on their platform or motivation for running.] My name is Dovie Yoana King and I’m a candidate for Belmont Town Meeting in Precinct 7. I live on Oxford Avenue with my son, Noah, […]

Cybersecurity And The ‘Internet Of Things’ Topic Of Belmont IT Fireside Chat Feb. 27

Photo: Fireside chat on cybersecurity and the Internet of Things With the rise in the use of Smart devices, such as voice-activated home assistants – the popular Alexa device – remote cameras and smart technology like Wi-Fi enabled thermostats and the potential risks posed by the Internet of Things, the Belmont Information Technology Advisory Committee invites to […]

What’s Open, Closed on Presidents’ Day; MBTA on Saturday Schedule

Photo: The George Washington statue in Boston’s Public Garden. Today, Monday, Feb. 19 is Presidents’ Day, although the federal government still refers to it as “Washington’s Birthday” to honor the country’s first president. Belmont town offices: Closed Belmont Schools: Closed (it’s winter recess.) Belmont Public Library: Closed Beech Street Center: Closed US Post Offices: Closed Banks: […]

Town Election ’18: Ballot Set For Town Meeting; A Race For School Committee

Photo: Pam Eagar readies to run for Town Meeting. Pam Eagar has spent 40 years in Belmont, raising seven children (all attending the Belmont schools) and taking care of her mother in her home on Claflin Street near Belmont Center.  Now, with the kids away and with time on her hands, Eagar wants to make a […]

Belmont’s Krafian Takes Three State D2 Track Titles; Perkins Runs Away with 600 Crown

Photo: Belmont’s Anoush Krafian after winning the 55-meter hurdles in the Division 2 State Championships. Belmont High’s track star Anoush Krafian is finishing her high school indoor track career with a bang by winning three events at the MIAA Division 2 state championships held at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston on […]

新 年 快 乐!: Happy Chinese New Year 2018 “Woof!”

Photo: Jim Williams celebrating the Year of the Dog. The Lunar New Year, the most important holiday in the Chinese’s community calendar, begins on Friday, Feb. 16 as people around the world including in Belmont celebrate the Year of the Dog, one of the 12 animals in the Chinese astrological chart. Every year, the Chinese […]

Belmont Households To Receive 96-Gallon Recycling Barrels This Fall

Photo: An example of recycling barrels from Cambridge. In the past, whenever the topic of trash and recycling was on the Board of Selectmen’s agenda, it was likely the board’s second-floor meeting room at Town Hall would be overflowing with interested residents. So with the future of recycling collection as the only item before the […]

Bare Minimum Of Resident Show Interest In Running For Town Offices, Meeting

Photo: With a little more than 24 hours remaining to submit nomination papers for the 2018 Town Election, the overriding question would appear to be: anyone out there? With the deadline of Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. fast approaching, Belmont voters could be rubber stamps on April 3 when eligible voters head for the polls […]