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 […]

Back To The Finals: Team Victory As Belmont Girls Hoops Stifles Andover In Sectional Semis

Photo: All photos by David Flanagan. The Belmont High Girls’ Basketball team conducted a masterclass in winning as a team as the Marauders’ used a smothering defense and “step up” offense to defeat a strong and talented Andover High squad, 51-44, in the MIAA Division 1 North semifinals, “That was a big time team victory,” […]

Finals Bound: Belmont Boys Rewrite Record Book In Playoff Wins Over Gloucester, Arlington

By: Junior Mac Annus who now holds the Belmont High record for 3 point baskets in a game with 12. Photo by David Johnedis The Belmont High School Boys’ Basketball squad rewrote the records book in two playoff wins that propelled them to the Division 2 North sectional finals this Saturday, March 9 at UMass Lowell’s Tsongas Center against […]

Nearly Here: Deadline To Register To Vote In Town Election March 13

Photo: Get registered! The deadline to register to vote and be qualified to vote in the annual Town Election (this year on Tuesday, April 2) is 8 p.m. March 13. Eligibility requirements to register to vote in Massachusetts: must currently live in the town or city that your voting in,  At least 18 years old […]