Witness IDs Teen/Preteen As Writer of Racist Graffiti At Wellington

Photo: The Wellington Elementary School A resident told Belmont Police he witnessed a young man between 11 and 13 years old tagging a wall of the Wellington Elementary School where racist graffiti was discovered a few days later. According to a statement by Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac released on Friday, April 2, an adult […]

Join Belmont High’s UNICEF Club at Virtual Family Fun Night: Games, Crafts, Puzzles On April 16

Photo: A night of fun games, crafts and UNICEF Looking for an interesting, engaging, and COVID-safe way to spend time with your family? If so, we, the Belmont High School UNICEF Club, are pleased to announce that our second-ever Family Fun Night will be happening on Friday, April 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. We hosted our […]

One-Way Leonard Street Returns For Spring, Summer and The Fall

Photo: A return to one-way traffic through Belmont Center The second “summer” of a pedestrian-friendly one-way Leonard Street – with several refinements included for this year – is being extended from mid-spring to Halloween as the Select Board OK’d the town’s blueprint at its meeting Monday, March 29. The one-way season will begin Monday, May […]

Letter To The Editor: Demonstrate Your Anger And Dissatisfaction – Vote No On The Override

Photo: Letter to the editor Letter to the editor: We are all stressed these days. We are working from home, learning from home, socialize online and managing many emotions. We transform every room in the house from dining room to classroom to board room and beyond. Everyone is tired and we yearn for how things […]

Blazon Named Belmont’s Facilities Director

Photo: David Blazon, Belmont’s new facilities director (LinkedIn) David Blazon, who spent the past decade as the Director of Public Works and Recreation at the regional enterprise zone better known as Devens, was named Belmont’s director of facilities at the Select Board’s Monday, March 29 meeting. Blazon replaces Steve Dorrance who left in November 2020 […]

Racist, ‘Painful’ Grafitti Found At Wellington Elementary

Photo: The Wellington Elementary School Graffiti described as “racist, devaluing, painful to read, and unacceptable” was discovered on the face of the Roger Wellington Elementary School on Monday, March 29. Belmont Superintendent John Phelan made the “deeply upsetting” announcement in a late-night letter to the community, noting that “several inappropriate terms” were written on the […]

COVID Casualty: Memorial Day Parade Cancelled Again

Photo: The 2018 Memorial Day parade While the number of Belmont and state residents vaccinated is growing by the day – nearing one-in-five in the next weeks – the coronavirus continues to play havoc with a return to normalcy. The latest example of that trend is the long-standing tradition of the Memorial Day parade and […]

Unlike Georgia, Belmont Welcomes Absentee, Early Voting By Mail; A Special Request Regarding Casting Ballots At School Precincts

Photo: Town Clerk will take absentee ballots until election day. There’s still time to obtain absentee and early voting ballots: Deadline is Tuesday, March 31 Voters who are unable to go to the polls to vote on Election Day, or are worried about the COVID impacts, may request that a ballot be mailed to them. […]

‘We Have A Summer!’ Rec Comm OKs Opening Underwood Pool For Summer Season June 23

Photo: Throwback Thursday, the Underwood Pool in 2019. We have a summer! Let’s go!” said an excited Brandon Fitts, assistant director of Recreation, after the Recreation Commission voted unanimously to approve Belmont Recreation’s blueprint to open the Underwood Pool for a summer season at the Commission’s Wednesday, March 24 meeting. The summer pool season will […]

Statement: Belmont Education Association Addresses Its Approach To Teaching In COVID

Photo: The logo of the Belmont Education Association In the past year as the Belmont School District has been adapting long-standing standards of learning and teaching in response to a once-in-a-century pandemic, one group consciously quiet during that time has been the teachers and staff and their labor representative, the Belmont Education Association. As the […]