Letter to the Editor: Enthusiastic Support Of Amy Checkoway For School Committee

Photo: Amy Checkoway’s campaign poster To the editor: I am writing in enthusiastic support of Amy Checkoway for School Committee member. Amy is an outstanding choice for a School Committee member. She is an intelligent, devoted candidate who will do an exceptional job helping the School Committee navigate the challenging road ahead — building a […]

Belmont Officers Want Insider For New Chief

Photo: Belmont Police Department’s Todd Benedetti speaking before the Belmont Board of Selectmen Representatives from the Belmont Police Department’s rank and file and their superiors were speaking from the same hymnal at Monday’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, asking the board to limit its search for a new chief from within the force. With several officers with extensive […]

Brownsberger Appointed State Senate President Pro Tempore

Photo: The new Senate President Pro Tempore, Will Brownsberger  State Sen. Will Brownsberger has got a new job up on Beacon Hill. The long-time senator and Belmont resident has been appointed by State Senate President Karen Spilka to be President Pro Tempore of the Senate as he will now help her move the Senate’s agenda forward. “I […]

Belmont’s ‘Triple A’ Worth Millions In School Bonding Market

Photo: Selectman Mark Paolillo signing the 30-year bond note. Some may ask what’s the big deal if Belmont is a double or triple A? “Is there any real difference by having an added A to your name?” referring to the agencies which assign credit ratings for issuers of debt obligations, or bonds. In Belmont’s case, that […]

Feed Me, Seymour! Belmont High Presents ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ March 21-23

Photo: Poster for this year’s musicial, Little Shop of Horrors Don’t feed the plant! For its spring musical, Belmont High School Performing Arts Company presents “Little Shop of Horrors” produced and directed by Ezra Flam. Performances will take place on: Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 23 at […]

All Electric: Selectmen OK Power Storage, Solar Farm At Incinerator Site

Photo: An example of a battery storage site. Where once Belmont burned its trash will become an electrical park as the Belmont Board of Selectmen voted to install a combined battery storage facility and solar farm at the former town’s incinerator on Concord Avenue near the Lexington town line. “That’s the beauty of this use. […]

Planning Board Shelves McLean Residential Project As Affordability Takes Center Stage

Photo: The Planning Board in session. A proposed 125 unit residential development on one of the last large parcels of open space in Belmont was shelved by the Belmont Planning Board as questions of affordability, density and other issues were raised by residents and board members. “We don’t have the time” to satisfactory review the proposal before […]

League Of Women Voters Candidates’ Night Thursday, March 21

Photo: The annual Belmont League of Women Voters® Education Fund Candidates’ Night will take place on Thursday, March 21 at the Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St.  7 p.m.: Town Meeting Member candidates meet with voters by precinct in the lobby. 7:30 p.m.: Town Meeting Member candidates introduced. 7:45 p.m.: Short Speeches and Question and Answer with All Town-Wide candidates. Belmont’s […]

Belmont Education Association Holds Forum On State Ed Funding Reform

Photo: Merrie Najimy, Barbara Barry, and Lindi DeLorio discuss improving education by recalculating the formula to calculate state educational aid. A major component of the Massachusetts education reform law past in 1993 known as Chapter 70 was the state’s “foundation budget” formula, used to determine the cost of educating students in each district. But for many, the more than a […]

Kings Of The North: Belmont Boys’ D2 Sectional Champions After Dominating North Andover

Photo: Kings of the North, 2019 Belmont High School Belmont High School senior guard and co-captain Danny Yardemian said at the beginning of the 2018-19 season he didn’t want to end his basketball career without bringing a title, make that any title, back to the school.  On Saturday, Yardemian and his fellow Marauders picked up that […]