Opinion: Let’s Keep Soccer Fun For All In Belmont

Photo: Belmont High School Girls’ Soccer. By: Adriaan Lanni As a Belmont soccer mom and former college player, I am incredibly proud of the U.S. World Cup team, which stands up for equality off the field and plays the game beautifully on it. But the inspiration of the Women’s World Cup obscures a troubling trend in […]

With Weekend Extreme Temps, Town Opens Beech Street Center, Library Sat., Sun As Cooling Center

Photo: Beech Street Center. (Town of Belmont) With the heat index anticipated to top 100 degrees this weekend, the town of Belmont is opening the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., as a community cooling station. The center will be open Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In […]

With Heat Wave Coming, Belmont Light Asks Customers To Cut Energy Use

Photo: Belmont Light is requesting customers to lower energy usage as temperatures climb. With a significant heatwave set to blanket Belmont over the coming weekend, the town’s electrical utility is requesting consumers to save energy and money by reducing usage during peak times. With temperatures rising to the 90s on Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July […]

Final Race: Brendan’s Home Run 5K Ends After 18 Years This Father’s Day

Photo: The start of the Brendan’s Home Run 5K. For 17 years, Belmont celebrated the life of a young resident with a road race that became a Father’s Day tradition. But the 18th edition will be the last as the Brendan’s Home Run 5K finishes its long successful run on Sunday, June 16. “This is […]

Thesis, Capstone, And Change At Belmont High School [Video]

Photo: The 2019 award recipients of the Blacker Prize: (from left) Alexander Park (third place), Abigail Mohr (first place), Cameron Anderson (second place). It’s one of the anticipated events of the school year as the Belmont High School English Department hosted the annual Lillian F. Blacker Prizes for Excellence in Writing on Wednesday, May 15, in […]

Roll Call, Wrong Call: 2019 Town Meeting Starts With A Topsy-Turvey Result

Photo: Belmont Town Moderator Mike Widmer Those who are successful at the card table will agree a basic rule to stay in the game is not to “overplay your hand,” which the Cambridge Dictionary describes as “spoiling your chances of success by saying or doing too much.” Oh, if only those Belmont Town Meeting Members […]

After No Deal By Purecoat, Community Path Design Focus On North Of Tracks

Photo: Community path now on the northside. It’s now the north side. The proposed community path from Belmont Center to the Cambridge line will now be going along the north side of the MBTA commuter rail tracks after town representatives could not come to an agreement with a prominent Belmont property owner to take a portion […]

BREAKING: Epstein Takes Selectman Seat; Prestwich, Checkoway Top School; Page On Housing

Photo: Cassandra Page (right) hugs Charles Laverty III as the newly elected member of the Housing Authority celebrates her popular victory. In a battle between Belmont’s progressive community and the town’s establishment wing, Warrant Committee Chair Roy Epstein prevailed over newcomer Jessie Bennett to fill the seat of retiring selectman Mark Paolillo in a tight race […]

Kings Of The North: Belmont Boys’ D2 Sectional Champions After Dominating North Andover

Photo: Kings of the North, 2019 Belmont High School Belmont High School senior guard and co-captain Danny Yardemian said at the beginning of the 2018-19 season he didn’t want to end his basketball career without bringing a title, make that any title, back to the school.  On Saturday, Yardemian and his fellow Marauders picked up that […]

Snow Day: Belmont Public Schools Closed Monday; Late Opening For Town Offices

Photo: Snow day Due to the heavy snow expected to fall overnight, all Belmont public schools are closed tomorrow, Monday, March 4th, according to Belmont town officials. Town offices, the Belmont Public Library, the Beech Street Center and the school administration offices will open at 10:30 a.m.  All evening meetings, including the Board of Selectmen’s […]