Starbucks Returns To Cushing Square, Opening In Mid-June

Photo: Starbucks returns to Cushing Square. Caffeine lovers, hipsters and teenagers, rejoice! Starbucks is returning to Cushing Square with an opening in the second week of June. The multinational coffeehouse chain with 30,000 stores worldwide came before the Select Board on May 29 at Belmont High School to obtain a common victualler license which was […]

Advise And Consent: Town Meeting Opens Budget Season With Roll Call Q&A

Photo: Mike Widmer, Belmont’s Town Moderator. While the second half of Belmont’s annual Town Meeting is dedicated to all things budgets and numbers, the reconvened gathering of the town’s legislative body tonight, Wednesday, May 29, will have the opportunity to give its “advise and consent” on the contentious matter of roll call votes. The evening’s […]

Waltham’s Okie Named Burbank’s Interim Principal

Photo: The rear of the Burbank School. Waltham educator J. Seeley Okie has been named interim principal of the Burbank Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year, according to a news release from Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. He will begin his tenure at the Burbank on July 1. For the past seven years, Okie was […]

Belmont High’s ‘Little Shop’ Secure Multiple Nominations For State Theater Awards

Photo: The poster. Feed me those nominations, Seymour! The Belmont High School Performing Arts Company production of “Little Shop of Horrors” was nominated for a slew of awards by the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild which announced nominations for their annual MET Musical Theater Awards last week. “A huge congratulations goes first and foremost to the entire student […]

Final Race: Brendan’s Home Run 5K Ends After 18 Years This Father’s Day

Photo: The start of the Brendan’s Home Run 5K. For 17 years, Belmont celebrated the life of a young resident with a road race that became a Father’s Day tradition. But the 18th edition will be the last as the Brendan’s Home Run 5K finishes its long successful run on Sunday, June 16. “This is […]

Belmont Girls’ Lax ‘Ride The Wave’ To Playoffs, First Time Since 2012

Photo: Belmont High Girls’ Lacrosse seniors: (from left) Kelsey Hanley, Julia Casey, Marissa Cecca (co-capt.), Breah Healey, Lindsey Gaziano (co-capt.), Mia Kaldenbaugh (co-capt.). Belmont High Girls’ Lacrosse Head Coach Katy Ananian said one of the top goals of her third season in charge of the Marauders was a return to the MIAA Division 2 East […]

Rokosz Hurls Javalin to Division 2 State Title

Photo: Alex Rokosz on the pitch for Belmont High. Belmont High Senior Alex Rokosz brought home a state championship medal from the Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships held on a breezy Saturday morning, May 25, at Merrimack College. Seeded fourth coming into the meet, Rokosz took the title with a throw a personal […]

What’s Open, Closed Memorial Day In Belmont; Parade Starts At 11 AM

Photo: Memorial Day in Belmont Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday. It originated as Decoration Day in May 1868, an annual commemoration in which the graves of the war dead were decorated with flowers. Today is to memorialize all military service members who died in American wars. Annual Memorial Day […]

School Committee OKs Grade Reconfiguration At Schools In 2023

Photo: The Chenery will be seeking a new name when the new Middle and High School opens in 2023. With construction beginning on the new Belmont Middle and High School in less than a month, Belmont School Committee voted unanimously at its Tuesday, May 21 meeting to approve changing the grade configuration at each of […]

Thesis, Capstone, And Change At Belmont High School [Video]

Photo: The 2019 award recipients of the Blacker Prize: (from left) Alexander Park (third place), Abigail Mohr (first place), Cameron Anderson (second place). It’s one of the anticipated events of the school year as the Belmont High School English Department hosted the annual Lillian F. Blacker Prizes for Excellence in Writing on Wednesday, May 15, in […]