Belmont World Film Proves ‘Streaking’ Is Alive And Well In Switzerland

Photo: Streaker A high school teacher bets his school’s athletic field money on a fixed soccer match to raise money to build a museum celebrating his favorite Swiss poet Gottfried Keller, only to see his scheme crash when the winning goal was stopped by a streaker on the field. In his attempt to get back the school’s […]

Upper Concord Avenue Closed Vacation Week, April 16 – 20

Photo: Can’t go here! A major portion of one of the main roads to and from Lexington will be closed for most of the day this coming week. Upper Concord Avenue from Pleasant to Mill streets will be shut down from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20 due to infrastructure construction related to the […]

What’s Opened, Closed on Patriots’ Day in Belmont

Photo: Lexington Minuteman Statue of Captain John Parker in Lexington. Today is Patriots’ Day (or Patriot’s Day as it’s known in Maine) commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The holiday was once celebrated on April 19 but now is observed on the third […]

The Yellow Room Set To Bring Color To Second Friday Coffeehouse On Friday

Photo: “The Yellow Room” (Facebook) Second Friday favorites “The Yellow Room” aka Heather Quay and Jon Svetkey headline this month’s Second Friday Coffeehouse on Friday, April 13, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the First Church Belmont situated at the intersection of Common Street and Concord Avenue (404 Concord)  just outside Belmont Center. Quay and […]

Belmont Hires State Bureau Director To Run Town/School Facilities

Photo: Stephen Dorrance. Belmont has been on a hiring spree since the beginning of the New Year with a new Town Administrator, Light Department director and a principal for the Wellington all coming on board. And this week, the town welcomes a new facilities director who comes from the ranks of the state bureau of […]

Concord’s Assistant Director Selected To Head Belmont Light

Photo: Christopher Roy. Christopher Roy, the assistant director of the electrical utility in neighboring Concord, was selected Monday afternoon by the town’s Light Board. Roy “is a rising star in the field. He’s got a vision, a drive and the ability to take Belmont Light to the next level,” said Light Board Chair Adam Dash […]

Rinse, Repeat: Belmont High’s Principal Search Back To Square 1 With Interim Head For Next Year

Photo: Belmont High School They got the candidates they were looking for but like the belle of the ball, everyone wanted to dance with Jonathan Bourn to Belmont’s chagrin.  While Wellington Elementary has found the right person to lead the school, the search for the educator to succeed Dr. Dan Richards at the helm of […]

Somerville’s Franke Selected Next Wellington Principal

Photo: Allison Franke (Linkedin) Wellington Elementary has found its new principal. “I am happy to announce that Allison “Alli” Franke has accepted the position of Principal of the Wellington Elementary School. Her work in the District will begin on July 1,” said Mary Pederson, the district’s director of human resources.  Franke takes the school’s reins from Amy Spangler, […]