Belmont ’19-’20 School Year Opening Wednesday, Sept. 4

Photo: It’s already out; the ’19-’20 school calendar. While the current school term is barely halfway completed, the Belmont School Committee has its eyes on next year’s calendar. The school district presented the “final” version of the 2019-2020 calendar which the committee appeared to approve unanimously at its Jan. 8 meeting. Keeping with tradition, Belmont […]

Public Meeting On New Rink Set (Sort Of) For Jan. 22

Photo: A new facility will replace the “Skip” Viglirolo rink adjacent to Harris Field. The public will get its opportunity to listen and speak up on a new skating rink as a tentative date was presented at the Belmont School Committee meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8. “Now is the time to take the next step” on […]

Campaign To Name HS Basketball Court After Legendary Coach Lyons

Photo: Paul Lyons at a recent Belmont High hockey game. For David Ramsey, the proposal he and his colleague Ralph Jones are promoting “is a layup to me.” Officials with the Marauder Basketball Association, Ramsey and  Jones believe it’s time for the town to honor one of its great coaches and residents, former Belmont High […]

School Committee Says ‘Yes’ On Interest To Host New Rink Along Concord Avenue

Photo: A new rink would likely be built in this location near the present rink (in photo). The pieces are beginning to fall into place pointing to a new skating rink coming to Belmont in the next two years. And while there are a pair of locations where the replacement for the ancient “Skip” Viglirolo […]

Pantazopoulos Pulls Papers For Predicted School Committee Push

Photo: Peter Pantazopoulos (Linkedin) Peter Pantazopoulos doesn’t know which Belmont School Committee seat he’ll be seeking at Town Election in April. But he will be running. “I haven’t made a decision yet if I will run for three years or one-year term,” said the Winslow Street resident in an email interview. “I plan on making […]

Drillin’ for … Thermals As 7-12 School Project Gets Underway

Photo: They’re drillin’ on the rugby field, lookin’ for geothermal heat. It could have been mistaken for an oil derrick drillin’ for Texas Tea (1960s cultural reference) a few meters from the track at Harris Field adjacent Concord Avenue. But what the team was boring 500 feet into the earth since Dec. 12 was to […]

Performing Arts Company’s Coffeehouse Fundraiser Set For Friday, Dec. 14

Photo: Poster of the Winter Coffeehouse Fundraiser. End the week with is an evening of entertainment, good food and festive celebration at the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s Winter Coffeehouse Fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join the company as they transform the High School’s cafeteria into a cozy performance hall […]

Burbank Students Trick-Or-Treat For UNICEF

Photo: Ms. Cox’s class with some special guests. In October students of Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School embraced the “Kids Helping Kids” spirit and collected more than $1,800 for the annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF drive. The money raised will provide 3,600 children with therapeutic ready-to-use food or UNICEF backpacks for 360 students to attend school. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF […]

Responding To An Incident Of Hate At The Chenery

Photo: One of the responses made by a student after racist and homophobic graffiti was discovered at the Chenery Middle School. On the week before Thanksgiving, a bathroom at Chenery Middle School was tagged with racist and homophobic graffiti in an unprecedented attack of hate speech at the school. In response to the act, Chenery […]

Marauders Of The Week: A Global View And A Creative Thinker

Photos: Courtesy photos This week, the Belmontonian presents two seniors from Belmont High whose achievements and passions have earned them the title of Marauders of the Week: Crystal Nayiga Magandazi By Lillian Powelstock Passionate about education and global issues, Crystal Nayiga Magandazi moved to Belmont her sophomore year from a high school with 24 students in […]