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 […]

Now There Are Two: Warrant Committee’s Epstein Pulls Selectman Papers

Photo: Roy Epstein It didn’t take long for the race to fill the open seat on the Board of Selectmen to became a real contest. Warrant Committee Chair Roy Epstein picked up nomination papers at the Town Clerk’s Office on Friday morning, Jan. 11, two days after Town Meeting member Jessica Bennett obtained hers, setting […]

Kindergarten Parent Information Night Set For Thursday, Jan. 24

Photo: Kindergarten Parent Information Night. The Belmont Public Schools is holding its Kindergarten Parent Information Night on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chenery Middle School auditorium located at 95 Washington St. Parking in the school’s lot is off Orchard Street. (Snow date is Thursday, Jan. 31). This is a […]

Belmont Police Collecting Coats And Clothes For Cradles To Crayons Starting Friday

Photo: The Cradles to Crayons warehouse.  The Belmont Police Department along with the non-profit Cradles to Crayons will be holding a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service collection drive. We will be collecting new or like new warm winter essentials for children up to age 12. Items most needed are: Winter Coats: boys […]

New Rules And Times For Leaving Your X-Mas Tree For Pickup

Photo: New rule on X-Mas tree pickup. As Christmas is fading into the distance, the annual “de-dressing” of o’ Tannenbaum has begun and it’s off to the sidewalk for the family Christmas tree.  And the Department of Public Works has a message to all residents: Starting this year, Christmas trees will only be picked up […]

What’s Open and Closed On New Year’s Day

Photo: Hello 2016. Happy New Year, Belmont. Unlike Christmas a week ago, there a bit more options available for those seeking a strong cup of coffee, some aspirin or just resupplying the pantry. Dunkin’ Donuts • The store at 353 Trapelo Rd. in Central Square (the one near Beech Street) is running regular hours: 5 a.m. […]

Ho-ho-ho: What’s Open and Closed on Christmas Day in Belmont

Merry Christmas, Belmont. If after unwrapping all your presents and watching the latest holiday movie on the Hallmark Channel you have a “need” to get out of the house, here are a few places around town open on Christmas. Dunkin’ Donuts • The Dunkin’ Donuts at 353 Trapelo Rd. near Beech Street will be open from 5 a.m. until […]

Join Belmont Open Sings’ Holiday Tradition Performing Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Photo:   One of the great musical traditions in Belmont will take place Sunday as Powers Music School’s Belmont Open Sings will perform the holiday-favorite, Handel’s “Messiah.” All singers and community members are welcome to join Powers Music on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St. The performance is conducted by Belmont Open Sings […]

Performing Arts Company’s Coffeehouse Fundraiser Set For Friday, Dec. 14

Photo: Poster of the Winter Coffeehouse Fundraiser. End the week with is an evening of entertainment, good food and festive celebration at the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s Winter Coffeehouse Fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join the company as they transform the High School’s cafeteria into a cozy performance hall […]