Starbucks’ Chief Honcho in Belmont? Hmmm

The rumor is that Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz was in Belmont Center Monday night, most likely dining at il Casale restaurant. Despite there being a great little Starbucks store across Leonard Street from the first-rate eatery, he didn’t stop by; but then it was past the store’s closing time. No word from Starbucks’ PR Department about […]

The Week to Come: All-Town Elementary Concert,
Shakespeare, Bunker Hill

• Music students from the town’s four elementary school who participate in the Saturday Morning Music School and the All-Town Chorus perform will be performing in the All-Town Elementary Concert on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at Belmont High School’s auditorium. • Shakespeare comes to Belmont as The New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company presents Will’s […]

National Grid’s Gas Repair Complicates Waverley Square Road Work

It’s now official: Waverley Square is going to be a mess! In a release issued today, Friday, April 4, the Belmont Police Department report that in addition to the closure of the Waverley Square municipal parking lot and Chruch Street as part of the Trapelo/Belmont Corridor Reconstruction Project beginning on April 14, National Grid announced […]

Belmont Rabies Clinic This Saturday

The Belmont Health Department is holding its annual dog and cat rabies clinic on Saturday, April 5 at the Chenery Middle School’s Community Room which is located just off the parking lot off of Oakley Road. The cost is $10 per animal. Each animal is given their own time period; the department doesn’t want them […]

Baghdady Pins Selectman’s Post; Pool Passes Swimmingly

The Baghdady’s knows a bit about being tough on the wrestling circle – two from the extended Belmont family fought their ways to state wrestling championships – and on Tuesday night, April 1, Sami Baghdady took to the political mat and battled his way to the close victory to succeed the retiring Ralph Jones on […]

No Fooling: Belmont Votes Today, Tuesday, April 1

Today, Tuesday, April 1, Belmont voters will be casting ballots for town-wide office holders, town meeting representatives and on a $2.9 million debt exclusion for a new Underwood Pool. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Who can vote Any resident registered  to vote: this is a non-partisan election; any party members can vote. List […]

The Library Book That Returned Home Four Decades Late

The book returned to the front desk of the Belmont Public Library last week was like no other waiting to be placed in the stacks; “Lorenzo De’Medici & The Renaissance” by Charles Mee did not have a bar code or a classification number. When the librarian opened the book, there were two pieces of documentation. […]

The Week to Come: Town Election, Great Music,
So Long Mr. Jones

It’s a busy week ahead for Belmont residents as voting, music and sporting events crowd the calendar: • The annual Town Election is Tuesday, April 1 with polls opened from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are competitive races for Selectman, the Board of Library Trustees, in most of the precincts for representative to Town […]

Belmont’s Own Speakers’ Corner

A cold Saturday wind played havoc with signs and banners in what has become an annual tradition prior to Belmont town elections: supporters crowding the sidewalks across or next to the MBTA commuter rail bridge at the corner of Common Street and Concord Avenue. While there has yet to be an appearance by sign holders […]