Opinion: Let’s Keep Soccer Fun For All In Belmont

Photo: Belmont High School Girls’ Soccer. By: Adriaan Lanni As a Belmont soccer mom and former college player, I am incredibly proud of the U.S. World Cup team, which stands up for equality off the field and plays the game beautifully on it. But the inspiration of the Women’s World Cup obscures a troubling trend in […]

Planning Board Seeking Two New Members To Join ‘Congenial’ Group

Photo: The Planning Board’s acting Chair Stephen Pinkerton. With two empty seats on the group, the Belmont Planning Board is looking to close the gap before the start of a busy fall season, said acting Planning Board Chair Stephen Pinkerton. “We are reaching out to residents who want to volunteer to serve with a group […]

Temporary Field Lights Proposed For Winn Brook, PQ Grounds Heads To Select Board

Photo: (foreground) Charlie Conway, president of Belmont Youth Soccer, at a community meeting on field lights at Winn Brook playground. After a pair of bruising meetings with skeptical neighbors on Wednesday night, July 24, the Belmont Recreation Commission unanimously approved allowing Belmont Youth Soccer to install temporary field lights at Winn Brook Elementary School and […]

Progress On McLean Barn’s Future To The Lament Of Black-Clad Ninjas

Photo: The brick barn on Belmont conservation land off of Mill Street. The future of the long-abandoned McLean Barn off Mill Street adjacent to Rock Meadow and the Kendall Garden neighborhood took a significant step forward with the selection of a facilitator who will begin the public process of determining a best end-use for the […]

Race On To Improve Roads In Underwood/Hittinger Area Before High School Reopens

Photo: The location of the multi-use path along Underwood. With about seven weeks before the start of the school year, the town is playing catch up with plans to improve travel along the new travel corridors to Belmont High School as the Belmont Board of Selectmen/Select Board unanimously approved a contract to renovate the streets […]

Underwood Pool Patrons: It’ll Be Crowded This Weekend, So Here’s Some Rules To Know

Photo: Open for the crowds With the expected weather forecast for this weekend calling for record heat, the Belmont Recreation Department is anticipating a high volume of users at the Underwood Pool at the corner of Cottage and Concord. Following state code, the pool may not exceed 275 swimmers in the water at any given […]

With Weekend Extreme Temps, Town Opens Beech Street Center, Library Sat., Sun As Cooling Center

Photo: Beech Street Center. (Town of Belmont) With the heat index anticipated to top 100 degrees this weekend, the town of Belmont is opening the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., as a community cooling station. The center will be open Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In […]

After Two Decades Of Wind and Weather, Boston Temple Replaces Its Angel

Photo: Workmen securing the angel Moroni at the Boston Mass. Temple in Belmont. Something was amiss on a recent Tuesday morning in Belmont. For commuters along Route 2 and residents on Belmont Hill, a familiar local landmark was not waiting for them. The golden angel Moroni that stood atop the Boston Massachusetts Temple of the […]

Nineteen Years Later, Wait’s Over As Town Breaks Ground On Belmont Police HQ’s Renovation

Photo: At the groundbreaking of the (from left); Anne Marie Mahoney, Anthony Ferrante, Stephen Rosales, Michael Smith, Roy Epstein, Police Chief Richard McLaughlin, architect Ted Galante. According to Anne Marie Mahoney, it was early in 2000 when town officials and committee heads created a “wish list” of capital and infrastructure projects around Belmont that “needed […]

With Heat Wave Coming, Belmont Light Asks Customers To Cut Energy Use

Photo: Belmont Light is requesting customers to lower energy usage as temperatures climb. With a significant heatwave set to blanket Belmont over the coming weekend, the town’s electrical utility is requesting consumers to save energy and money by reducing usage during peak times. With temperatures rising to the 90s on Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July […]