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, […]

Like New: ‘Innovative’ Designs Upgrade Police HQ, DPW At Fraction Of Cost, Time

Photo: Police Chief Richard McLaughlin in the current crowded police headquarters. Last fall, the first cost estimates to replace the outdated and dilapidated police department headquarters and crumbling Department of Public Works building came in at a staggering $50 million for both projects over 10 years. But through the innovative work of a talented Cambridge […]

After A Gesture Of Goodwill, Norton Appointed To Fill Final School Committee Seat

Photo: Jill Norton of the Belmont School Committee. It was a political gesture that’s hardly seen in an age of insulting opponents and demeaning the process. A vote to fill the vacant seat on the Belmont School Committee by a joint meeting of the Belmont Board of Selectmen and the School Committee, on Friday, May 11, resulted in […]

Asst. Belmont High Principal, Former Melrose Educator Named High School Interim Principal

Photo: Thomas L. Brow. The Belmont School District has appointed Thomas L. Brow as the interim Principal of Belmont High School for the coming 2018-2019 school year. Brow currently serves as a part-time assistant principal at Belmont High.  “We are delighted that Tom has agreed to serve as Interim Principal of Belmont High School for the […]

Belmont Annual Town Meeting: First Night, Segment A

Photo: Town bylaws. 7 p.m.: Hello, and welcome to the first night of the 2018 Belmont annual Town Meeting, which will be about non-budgetary articles. It’s nice to see a large crowd in the Belmont High School auditorium for what will be a fairly straightforward list of articles – nothing too controversial tonight – so we […]

Belmont Youth Hockey Scores On Proposed New Rink Along Concord Avenue

Photo: An overview of the proposed new Belmont Youth Hockey rink along Concord Avenue. They patiently sat on the bench for the past two-and-a-half years since it last was action, but on Tuesday, April 24, Belmont Youth Hockey jumped over the boards to reintroduce itself to the community and the Belmont School Committee with its […]

Belmont OKs First Housing Production Plan; Keys On Seniors, Young Families

Photo: The leaders of the effort to bring a Housing Production Plan to Belmont: (from left), Charles Clark, Judy Singler,  Judith Feins, Rachel Heller, Gloria Leipzig. With the median sales price of single-family homes reaching seven figures and new residential construction being gobbled up for well over a million dollars, it wouldn’t appear the residents choosing […]

Town Meeting Preview: Warrant Briefing Monday Night

Photo: Belmont Town Meeting in action. The Belmont League of Women Voters and Warrant Committee is co-sponsoring the annual warrant briefing to acquaint Town Meeting members with the non-financial articles on the Town Meeting warrant. The meeting will take place Monday evening, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. […]

Town Election ’18: Donner, Burgess-Cox Heading To School Board As Few Voters Venture Out To The Polls

Photo: Asst. Town Clerk Meg Piccione reading the results of the Belmont Town Election on April 3. In a town election that saw one of the lowest turnouts in the past decade, a teacher topped the ballot in the race to run the Belmont’s schools.  In the only competitive town-wide race, newcomer Tara Donner outpaced […]