Are You One Of The Lucky 13? Town Selects Baker’s Dozen For Street Repair In 2019

Photo: A lucky 13 town streets will undergo renovation and repave a year from now in 2019 as the Office of Community Development released the annual list of roads to be reconstructed under the Pavement Management Program. The streets are selected through a set of criteria that includes the condition of the road and it all […]

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 Last fall, the first cost estimates to replace the outdated and dilapidated police department headquarters and crumbling Department of Public Works building came in at a staggering $50 million for both projects over 10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 […]

Dismissal Of Well-Liked Teacher Leads To Call By Students To Reinstate Educator [VIDEO]

Photo: Belmont High seniors Haley Brown (left) and Eva Hill are working to reinstate popular English teacher Roanne Bosch whose contract was not extended after two years. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Belmont High School student who didn’t enjoy having Roanne Bosch as their English teacher. “She’s everything a teacher should be, noted Brown; […]

Public Meeting, Tours Previewing Proposed DPW/Belmont Police Renovations

Photo: Police Headquarters at the corner of Pleasant Street and Concord Avenue. The DPW/Belmont Police Department Building Committee – created to research and plan improvements to these major facilities – wil;l hold a Public Meeting on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. to preview plans for proposed […]

First Public Say On Tenative Retail Marijuana Regs June 19

Photo: Interior of a pot shop. Planning Board Chair Charles Clark said while “very strong” arguments were made on both sides of the opt-out marijuana sales debate during Town Meeting earlier in the month, the cases for and against the article was limited to a small number of the members.  Now, the board wants to […]

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 […]

Rain Delay: Belmont Town Day Postponed, Rescheduled To June 2

Photo: Better dry than wet. With a forecast for Saturday, May 19 calling for steady heavy rain and chilly temperatures in the low 50, the powers that be have decided that Belmont Town Day in Belmont Center will be pushed back two weeks. “[Town Day] has been postponed till June 2nd,” wrote Gerry Dickhaut, owner […]

Chenery Theater Presents Musical ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Thurs – Sat.

Photo: Bye Bye Birdie this week at the Chenery Middle School The Chenery Middle School Theater will be performing the Broadway standard BYE BYE BIRDIE over three nights at the Chenery Middle School Auditorium. Set in 1958, the musical was inspired by Elvis Presley’s draft induction into the Army in 1957. In the show, rock star Conrad Birdie […]

Historical Society’s Annual Meeting Wednesday, May 16 Celebrates Preservation in Belmont

Photo: Joe Cornish at an earlier society’s event. Former Belmont Historical Society president Joseph Cornish will speak on  “Celebrating Historic Preservation in Belmont” at the society’s annual meeting on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. The agenda includes: Election of Officers and Directors for 2018-2019 Presentation of […]

Traffic, Site Design Updates On Agenda At New High School Community Meeting May 16

Photo: Traffic on the agenda. The Belmont High School Building Committee is holding a community meeting discussing Traffic Evaluation and Site Design Update on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Elementary School cafeteria, 121 Orchard St. On the agenda will be Construction Manager Introduction Traffic evaluation and site design updates Exterior design update Questions […]