After Violent Weekend, Belmont Stands with Charlottesville

Photo: Belmont Stands in Solidarity with Charlottesville event Monday, Aug.14 In the growing dusk of Monday evening, Belmont residents came together to light the way back from fear towards hope. After a weekend of violence and death in Charlottesville, Virginia that shook the nation and on the night a 17-year-old suspect vandalized a glass panel of […]

Light Board Cuts Ties With Belmont Light GM, Will Not Renew Contract

Photo: Jim Palmer before the Light Board. The Belmont Light Board announced Monday, July 31, that it would not extend an offer for a new contract to Belmont Light General Manager Jim Palmer.  The decision by the three member board – the Light Board is made up of the Board of Selectmen – was made […]

Planning Board Unveils ‘Big Idea’ To Transform Waverley, So Pleasant Street

Photo: A rendering of a privately developed Belmont Public Library anchoring a mixed use development in Waverley Square.  In a presentation that if implemented would alter the face of Belmont for generations, the Planning Board last Tuesday revealed a rough draft proposal to transform Waverley Square and South Pleasant Street into vibrant urban centers while […]

Equipment Failure Turns Off the Lights To 2K Belmont Light Customers Into The Dark

Photo: A Belmont Light equipment truck stationed at the Hittinger substation during the outage. Worcester Street’s Hannah Liberty decided Monday morning that getting on a crowded MBTA bus with a mob of sweaty, miserable commuters on the hottest day of the year was not something she was going to do this Monday morning. Liberty called her job and told […]

STATE CHAMPS! Belmont Takes Girls’ Rugby Title Over Algonquin

Photo: Smiles from the Belmont High Girls Rugby, state champions. Belmont High School Girls’ Head Coach Kate McCabe told her team during the season that “offense wins games, but defense wins championships.” McCabe’s adage turned out to be spot-on prophetic as the Marauders used a punishing defense to propel its offense to  17 unanswered points […]

Red, Bright and Cool: Belmont High’s PreProm Promenade 2017 [270 Photos]

Photo: Red twirl. Stunning prints, flowing gowns and lots of red. Traditional ties vs. the bow variety, muted-color suits and high-polished dress shoes.  But also tights over a suit coat, jackets of all patterns and texture, and casual footwear.  The annual Promenade that preceded the Belmont High School Senior/Junior Prom on Friday, May 19, was once […]

Town Meeting Overwhelmingly OKs ‘Welcoming Town’ Article

Photo: Michael Chesson. On Monday, May 8, Michael Chesson came to the microphone at the annual Belmont Town Meeting to speak his mind on the contentious proposal to create a “Welcoming Town” for residents with questionable immigration status. He finished to a standing ovation after expressing the heartfelt sentiment of many of his neighbors seeking to embrace […]

BREAKING: Dash Wins Big In Selectmen’s Race, Incumbents Retain Trustee Seats

Photo: Adam Dash in front of Precinct 8 Warrant Committee Vice Chair Adam Dash defeated Woodfall Road’s Guy Carbone by nearly a two to one margin as the Goden Street resident wins the contested race for a seat on the Belmont Board of Selectmen in results from the Belmont annual Town Election held in rainy […]

Belmont Dispatcher’s Heroic Act on Tragic Day In Watertown

Photo: The scene of the fire. (Courtesy Watertown News) Dave Jones should have been the good news story on a tragic St. Patrick’s Day. The long-serving Belmont Police dispatcher was off-duty as he and his wife were heading to Donohue’s in Watertown to listen to Irish music on Friday morning, March 14. As the couple […]

Snow Shut Down: Town, School Closed Tuesday; Parking Ban Begins 5PM Tuesday

Photo: It’ll be snowy in Belmont Tuesday. Like you didn’t see this coming. With the season’s biggest Nor’easter on the doorstep, Belmont – along with most of the state – is battening down in preparation for more than a foot and a half of snow on Tuesday, March 14. Belmont’s public schools, town buildings and the […]