What’s Open, Closed on Presidents’ Day; Trash Collection Delayed A Day

Photo: A snowy Presidents’ day. Today, Monday, Feb. 18 is a snowy Presidents’ Day, although the federal government still refers to it as “Washington’s Birthday” to honor the country’s first president. Belmont town offices: Closed Belmont Schools: Closed (it’s winter recess.) Belmont Public Library: Closed Beech Street Center: Closed US Post Offices: Closed Banks: Closed Retail […]

Snow Emergency Parking Ban Starts At 8 PM Tuesday

Photo:  The midweek snow storm coming through Belmont has caused the town to ban public parking for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to a town-issued press release. “There will be a SNOW EMERGENCY Parking Ban on all roadways, as well as in municipal and Belmont Public School parking lots, effective at 8pm, Tuesday, Feb. 12, […]

Belmont’s First ‘Fix It Clinic’ Help Residents With Phone, Electronics Repairs

Photo: Repairs being made at a recent Fix-It Clinic event at Jamaica Plain. (Courtesy Paul Roberts) By Paul F. Roberts On Saturday, Feb. 9, Belmont will join a growing list of towns in Massachusetts and around the country hosting repair clinics to help residents and other community members extend the use of electronics, home appliances […]

Honoring Coach Lyons, From A Player And Coach Who Knows Him Best

Photo: A collage of memories with Coach Paul Lyons. by Adam Pritchard Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Belmont High School In 1978, I first started my career in Belmont Basketball when as a third grader I was signed up for the Belmont Youth Basketball Association.  It was in its second year of existence and I fell […]

春 節: Belmont Chinese American Association Holds New Year Celebration At Chenery

Photo: Chao Tu, Adam Dash, May Ye, Xia Zhou, and Sharon Wei at the Belmont Chinese American Association Gala Lunar New Year Celebration. The Belmont Chinese American Association‘s Gala Lunar New Year Celebration took place at the Chenery  Middle School on Sunday, Jan. 27. (The Chinese New Year begins on Tuesday, Feb. 5, which is the Year of the […]

Get Your Free Tixs Now For Third Annual ‘Talk Of The Town’ Tuesday, March 19

Photo: Meet Belmont. It’s here! The third annual MEET BELMONT Talk of the Town will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Chenery Middle School Auditorium. This yearly community event showcases the diverse and cutting-edge work and views of Belmont residents through presentations that model after the TED Talk format. […]

Reset: Belmont World Film’s Family Festival Movies Moves To Saturday, Jan. 27

Photo: A scene from “The Witch Hunters” See the New England premieres of two award-winning international films for children, from China and  Serbia, at Belmont World Film’s Family Festival taking place at the West Newton Cinema (1296 Washington St.) on Saturday, Jan. 27 (both have been rescheduled due to cancellation from this past weekend’s storm). […]

What’s Open, Closed in Belmont on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photo: Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – officially known as Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. – is a federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the leader for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement in the United States who successfully protested racial discrimination for more than two decades. What’s open and what’s closed on Monday, Jan. 21: Belmont Town […]

Officially On The Hook: Selectmen Approve Bonding For New 7-12 School

Photo: The latest from Perkins + Will architects, facing Clay Pit Pond. There was the debate, the vote by residents, the approval of Town Meeting. And on Monday, Jan. 7, the Belmont Board of Selectmen made it official in a five-minute signing: the town’s taxpayers are now on the hook to pay for the new […]