After Garden Party, Belmont Girls’ Hoops Sprint For Tourney Spot

Photo: Belmont Girls at the garden. After a once-in-a-lifetime trip to play on the parquet of TD Boston Garden early Saturday morning, the Belmont High Girls’ Basketball team gets back to the grind of securing a spot defeating arch-rival Watertown, 54-34, on Tuesday, Jan. 28. With eight wins, the team needs to secure two wins […]

Obituary: Clayton Christensen, The Disruptive Guru, Dies At 67

Photo: Clay Christensen Clayton Christensen, long-time Fletcher Road resident and Kim. B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School who wrote the pioneering book, “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” died last Thursday, Jan. 23 in a Boston hospital. Christensen, who had been in poor health for more than a decade, died of complications of leukemia, […]

Principal McAllister Leaving Chenery For Central Office [Video]

Photo: Mike McAllister. Micheal McAllister, the popular principal of the Chenery Middle School, will be heading to the Belmont School District’s Central Office to become the director of the newly named Office of Human Capital. Entering his 20th year in the Belmont Schools, McAllister has been the Chenery principal for the past four years after […]

BHS PAC Trivia Night 2020 Fundraiser, Friday, Feb. 7

Photo: Poster of BHS PAC Trivia Night. The Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s fourth annual Trivia Night will take place on Friday, Feb. 7, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. Event-goers can form a team of six to eight people prior to the event, or join a team upon arrival. […]

School Committee OKs ‘20-‘21 School Year Opening Before Labor Day

Photo: The calendar for the coming school year. Despite past complaints by parents fearing squashed holiday plans and previous votes, the Belmont School Committee approved the 2020-2021 calendar in which the first day of school will occur the week before Labor Day. The official opening day for 1st to 12th graders will be Wednesday, Sept. […]

Dogs And Mini Horses – But Not Pets – OK’d As Support Animals In Belmont Schools

Photo: In Sarah Hale’s nursery rhyme, Mary’s lamb followed her to school one day and “[t]hat was against the rule.” While that remains the case for lambs, snakes, rodents, llamas and most other mammals and reptiles, Belmont students can now bring dogs or miniature horses to class after the Belmont School Committee approved policy allowing […]

Cardboard Drop-Off On Saturday, Jan. 25, At Town Yard

Photo: Cardboard drop-off on Saturday. Do you have too much cardboard for your recycling cart? Then come to the DPW cardboard drop-off event on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Town Yard at the end of C Street off Waverley Street. This drop-off is for Belmont residents only, so bring ID […]

Bidding Opens For New Skating Rink, Decision On Winning Offer In May

Photo: A new rink will replace the five decade old “Skip” Viglirolo Skating Rink. In the same week the Belmont’s Skip Viglirolo Skating Rink was forced to shut down due to “unseasonably warm” temperatures – in January(!)– the town and schools OKed opening the bidding process to build a next-generation private/public partnership skating facility on school property […]

BYBA, Marauder BBall Appreciation Night Tuesday; Girls Back To The Garden Saturday

Photo: The girls at center court at the TD Boston Garden. Belmont will celebrate its basketball community on Tuesday, Jan. 21 as the Belmont High vs. Lexington High Girls’ Hoops game will be Belmont Youth Basketball Association and Marauder Basketball Appreciation Night at the Wenner Field House. The varsity game starts at 6:30 p.m. There […]