Boston Magazine Ranks Belmont in Top 25 In ‘Top Schools’ Issue

Photo: The cover of Boston Magazine’s 2017 Top Schools Issue  Boston magazine’s annual education issue which it names Greater Boston’s “Top Schools 2017” has hit the newsstands and the magazine ranked Belmont‘s public school district 23rd out of 125 districts within Route 495.   Using data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Boston magazine’s determined its rankings using factors such as […]

Sold In Belmont: Let The Fall Selling Season Begin

Photo: A beautiful Old-Style single family near Town Field sold below list but still near seven figures. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 39 Davis Rd., Two-family (1925). Sold: $810,000. Listed at $819,000. Living area: 2,098 sq.-ft. 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. On the market: 64 days. Last […]

Sports: Trio Of Belmont Teams Shut Out Red Devils In Season Openers

Photo: Carey Allard on the ball Three Belmont High School fall sports team opened their 2017 seasons on Thursday, Sept. 7 with impressive shut out victories on the opening day of their campaigns. Girls Soccer: Belmont 6, Burlington 0 This is a warning for teams in the Middlesex League; don’t get Belmont’s Carey Allard angry. She’ll […]

Selectmen Chair Williams Not Seeking Re-election (Caveats Included)

Photo: Jim Williams The question to Belmont Selectman Jim Williams was straight forward as was his answer. Are you running for re-election? “No, I am not,” said the chair of the selectman. But, as Williams would tell the Belmontoian as he was walking home from attending the welcoming session for teachers and education staff at […]

Planning Board Member Blasts ‘Big Idea’, Calls For Chair’s Resignation

Photo: Pointed exchange; Charles Clark (left) calls for Chair Liz Allison’s resignation as Raffi Manjikian looks on. In a fiery and personal rebuke, Planning Board member Chuck Clark called for the immediate removal of board’s chair, Liz Allison, for what he alleged has been the abuse of power in presenting a controversial proposal dubbed the “Big […]

Rain, Thunder To Greet Students On First Day Of School in Belmont

Photo: Off to school. In addition to the new backpack, pencils and lunch boxes, parents should add umbrellas, slickers and rain boots to the list of item students will bring to the first day of the 2017-18 school year in Belmont that commences today, Wednesday, Sept. 6.  The need for added weather protection is due […]

What’s Open, Closed in Belmont on Labor Day

Photo: The Labor Day holiday is the last great get away weekend of the summer and Belmont has all but emptied out.  Labor Day is one of ten holidays recognized by the federal government, although it doesn’t require employers to pay workers for this holiday. Businesses traditionally provide their employees with a paid holiday as part of a benefits package […]

Choate Road Two-Family Damaged in Two-Alarm Fire

Photo: The aftermath of the fire on Choate Road. A Choate Road two family was heavily damaged after a two-alarm fire ripped through the rear of the structure and into the attic on Friday afternoon, Sept. 1. A Belmont firefighter suffered a non-life threatening injury fighting the fire. None of the occupants at 3-5 Choate […]

Belmont Yard Sales: Sept. 2-3; Helping Houston on Rutledge Road

Photo: Garage sales in Belmont. Here are this weekend’s yard/moving/garage sales happening in the 02478 zip code: • At the corner of Blanchard Road at Mannix Circle (across from Fresh Pond golf course), Saturday, Sept. 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon.  • 257 Rutledge Rd., Saturday, Sept. 2, 8:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. All proceeds go to support […]

More Than Road At Stake As Day School To (Maybe) Hear Planning Board’s Verdict

Photo: The Planning Board.  In one way or another, the future of the Belmont Day School’s proposed development of a new gym/classroom structure and a roadway adjacent to the town’s active cemetery off of upper Concord Avenue reaches a critical crossroads at tonight’s meeting of the Belmont Planning Board to be held at the Beech Street […]