As Belmont High Walkout Kept From Public View, Watertown Protest An Open Affair

Photo: An image from the Belmont High School National School Walkout. (Special thanks to Seneca Hart and Sonya Epstein for making the rally photos available.) On Wednesday morning, March 21, about three dozen people made up of parents, residents, town officials and the media stood on Concord Avenue near the exit of the access road leading […]

Thursday’s Nor’easter: School Delayed Two Hours, Parking Ban Starts At Midnight

Photo: Maybe not this much … While the expected snow totals have been falling all night, the Town of Belmont isn’t taking any chances with the fourth potential Nor’easter in the past month. The town and school department have issued updates on possible closings and delays for Thursday, March 22: There will be a two […]

There’s Still Time To Nominate Educators For Outstanding Teacher Awards

Photo:(from left) Janice Darius, Assistant Superintendent, BPS; Jennifer Pressey, 2017 OTA Honoree; and Danielle Betancourt, Principal, Butler Elementary School. You have 10 days left to nominate a Belmont educator for the Foundation of Belmont Education’s Outstanding Teacher Awards. The awards are proudly sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank Foundation. Belmont parents and community members, Belmont Public School […]

Residents Invited to New High School Presentation, Design Update, Thursday, March 22

Photo: The general outline of the new Belmont High School. Just because the general design concept and class configuration have been decided, residents ideas and comments are still needed as the new Belmont High School starts to take shape. The public is invited to join the Belmont High School Building Committee for an Education Vision Presentation and […]

Belmont High School Bars Public, Town Officials, Press From Student Walkout

 Photo: Poster of the event A student-led protest at Belmont High School will be a private affair as education officials are barring the public, town officials and the press from attending the “National School Walkout to Protest Gun Violence” event taking place on Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. “As you are aware, the public is not […]

Sold In Belmont: A Brick House A Smart Pig Would Love and Updated Antebellum on Lake Street;

Photo: A two-family that sold for nearly one and a quarter million dollars?  A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.”  • 60 Alexander Ave., Postwar Ranch (1951). Sold: $935,000. Listed at $850,000. Living area: 2,230 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. On the market: 43 days. Last sold: Nov. 1976, $22,500. • 140 […]

Belmont’s ‘Talk Of The Town’ Set For Tuesday, March 20

Photo: Barbara Joseph There still is time to register to attend the Second annual Meet Belmont “Talk of the Town” event on Tuesday, March 20 presented by the Vision 21 Implementation Committee and co-sponsored by Belmont Public Schools. Four notable Belmont residents will provided fascinating speeches in a “TED-talk” like format.  An exciting new development this year is that there will be two […]

Belmont World Films Opens 17th International Film Series Sunday, March 18

Photo: From the movie “The Workshop” which opens the 17th annual Belmont World Film’s 17th annual International Film Series. Nine films from the world’s top international film festivals will premiere at Belmont World Film’s 17th annual International Film Series, which runs to May 14 at Belmont’s historic Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Rd. Opening night on Sunday, […]

The Grass To Be Greener Along Sidewalks As Town Focuses On Separating People, Cars

Photo: Along Bartlett Avenue. Grass is good, according to Belmont Office of Community Development Director Glenn Clancy. No, the longtime town engineer is not expressing his opinion on the future of marijuana sales in Belmont, but rather the grass strip between sidewalks and the roadways which are located on a majority of the town’s byways. Now under […]

Blizzard Delays Belmont High Students ‘Enough’ School Walkout To March 21

Photo: Poster image. Tuesday’s blizzard has placed a hold on town high schoolers joining fellow students from across the country on Wednesday to collectively say “enough is enough.”  According to the local student campaigners, nearly two feet of snow and the cancelation of schools on Wednesday will delay by a week Belmont High School’s participation […]