You Can Ring My Bell: Belmont Farmers Market’s Opening Day Thursday, June 7

Photo: The Farmers Market is back for another season. The Market Day bell will be heard throughout Belmont Center as the Belmont Farmers Market returns for another season on Thursday, June 7 in the Claflin Street Municipal Parking lot. Opening Day events include: • 1:55 p.m.: Fanfare by Dave Douglas of the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra. • 2 […]

Last Year’s Failed Articles Return On Town Meeting’s Final Night

Photo: Floyd Carman, town treasurer. “If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try, try again,” goes the old proverb by Thomas Palmer. And on the final night of the 2018 annual Town Meeting, two articles that failed in 2017 will return for a second try before the town’s legislative body. Articles 24 and 25 are not […]

Track: Krafian Repeats As Hurdles State Champ; Perkins 2nd In Record Time

Photo: Anoush Krafian Belmont High School Senior Anoush Krafian finished her Massachusetts High School track career in style by repeating as champion in the 100 meters hurdles, coming within one-one hundredth of a second of the state record as she left a talented field in her wake at the MIAA All-State Outdoor Track and Field […]

A Coach’s Tribute To Dan Kelleher, Belmont’s Mr. Hockey

Photo: Belmont Mites, 2017 (credit: Agganis Arena) By Paul Graham In the suburbs of Boston, nestled between Cambridge and Waltham, and in a constant battle to the north with Arlington and to the south with Watertown, lies the hockey enclave of Belmont. Although it does not receive the same fanfare as places like Warroad or […]

Belmont Garden Club Is Selling Plants And Showing Off On Saturday

Photo: Perennials, please! The Belmont Garden Club will be holding its annual Perennial Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Belmont’s Town Day, Saturday, June 2. Plants, annuals, and herbs will be on sale with all proceeds going to the club’s college scholarships, town plants and community programs.  The sale will take place in […]

BREAKING: Foodie’s Closing Thursday After Failing To Attract Customers

Photo: Au revoir, Foodies The rumors have been swirling around Belmont Center for the past few months: Foodie’s Market was on its heels financially. Business owners on Leonard Street heard the number of customers coming to the store had never materialized as the Roxbury-based business and landlord, Locatelli Properties, had hoped. Recently, the market suddenly removed an […]

Breaking: Belmont’s Mr. Hockey, Dan Kelleher, Dead

Photo: A banner honoring Dan Kelleher for his 40 years volunteering with Belmont Youth Hockey. Daniel “Dan” Kelleher who for five decades volunteered as a coach and mentor with Belmont Youth Hockey and was the first coach to generations of Belmont hockey players, has died.  The long-time resident with his wife, Maura, of Long Avenue, […]

Opinion: Let’s Do The Right Thing; Vote ‘Yes’ On Town Meeting Article 23

Photo: Belmont Police Headquarters Have you visited the Belmont police station lately? Or dropped recyclables off at the Department of Public Works yard? Have you noticed the condition of those buildings? Have you tried to climb the 21 stairs to meet with Police Chief Richard McLaughlin? Do you know that our plow drivers have no […]