Belmont World Films Opens 17th International Film Series Sunday, March 18

Photo: From the movie “The Workshop” which opens the 17th annual Belmont World Film’s 17th annual International Film Series. Nine films from the world’s top international film festivals will premiere at Belmont World Film’s 17th annual International Film Series, which runs to May 14 at Belmont’s historic Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Rd. Opening night on Sunday, […]

Blizzard Delays Belmont High Students ‘Enough’ School Walkout To March 21

Photo: Poster image. Tuesday’s blizzard has placed a hold on town high schoolers joining fellow students from across the country on Wednesday to collectively say “enough is enough.”  According to the local student campaigners, nearly two feet of snow and the cancelation of schools on Wednesday will delay by a week Belmont High School’s participation […]

A Musical For Today: BHS PAC Performing ‘9 To 5, The Musical’ March 22-24

Photo: The performance poster for “9 to 5, The Musical” With the nation focused on the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement, country singer Dolly Parton said last month that now is a good time to remake her hit 1980’s film, “9 to 5,” one of the first to highlight sexual harassment of women in the workforce. […]

Blizzard To Blitz Belmont Tuesday, Causing Commuter Chaos During Whiteout Conditions

Photo: Good luck going out. Near blizzard conditions will envelop Belmont beginning shortly before midnight and last for nearly 24 hours as a late winter nor’easter will sock the region with 10 to 18 inches of snow and sustained winds that could lead to power outages and tree damage to personal property. The National Weather […]

Belmont In Blizzard’s Sights: Numbers, Websites To Have On Hand For Nor’easter 3

Photo: Here it comes! With the third nor’easter in the past two weeks barreling towards Belmont with forecasts of up to a foot-and-a-half of drifting snow and blizzard conditions, residents who were anticipating a day of Netflix and cooking could find their homes in the dark due to down power lines like so much of […]

MBTA Commuter Rail Train Struck Man at Brighton Street Crossing

Photo: The MBTA Transit Police reported a man was hit by a Fitchburg-bound commuter rail train at the Brighton Street crossing at approximately 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 8. The Transit Police, which has jurisdiction on MBTA property, said the man, believed to be in his 60s, suffered life-threatening injuries. Belmont Fire and Emergency Medical […]

Breaking: Belmont Parking Ban Begins 10 PM Wednesday; Trash Will Be Collected Thursday

Photo: Parking ban declared. Due to the intensifying Nor’easter in eastern Massachusetts, Belmont will be under a Snow Emergency Parking Ban on all roadways and municipal and Belmont Public School parking lots beginning at 10 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, until further notice, according to Belmont Police and town officials. All vehicles parked in violation of the ban will […]

Belmont Savings Announces Free Screening of ‘Black Panther’ for Belmont High Students

Photo: Black Panther poster art. Belmont Savings Bank today announced it will be sponsoring a free screening of Marvel Studio’s Black Panther on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. at the historic Capitol Theatre in Arlington for Belmont High School students. Following the movie, there will be a student-led panel discussion on race relations. “Black Panther […]

Brown Bag Talk: How Marijuana Regs Will Impact Belmont

Photo: Sale of marijuana begins  The League of Women Voters in Belmont is holding a Brown Bag discussion on local marijuana regulations with members of the Belmont Board of Health and Planning Board on Friday, March 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission released draft […]

A Quarter Century Of Enrichment: FBE Celebrates Silver Anniversary March 17

Photo: Poster of the big event. For a quarter-century, the Foundation for Belmont Education has been raising funds for programs to enrich the Belmont public schools. In those 25 years, more than 5,100 families and businesses have made 24,000 gifts to the Foundation totaling $3.5 million financing 700 projects that include artist residencies, hands-on learning, purchase of computer […]