Youthbuild’s Stoneman Headlines 23rd MLK Community Breakfast

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Photo: The poster for the 23rd MLK Breakfast. Dorothy Stoneman, founder of the nationally-recognized YouthBuild program, a Belmont High School graduate and Marsh Street resident will be the featured speaker at Belmont’s 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast that takes place at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan 16, in the Belmont High […]

Schools Move to Remediate Faucets With Elevated Lead Levels

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Photo: 14 taps and faucets have been shut off at Belmont schools for action level of lead in the water. With a total of 14 school-based water faucets identified with elevated lead levels under specific conditions, the Belmont Public Schools has begun working with town and state resources to remediate the problem. “We will continue […]

School District Shuts Off Nine Faucets Due to Elevated Lead Levels

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Photo: Faucets at issue. Nine faucets used for drinking by students and staff were shut off last week after tests showed the taps exceeding “action limits” for lead exposure, according to the Belmont School District. District Superintendent John Phelan said in a Friday, Dec. 16 email sent to parents, six of the faucets were located […]

How Much? Early Hints on Cost, Reimbursement for New High School

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Photo: A new school will be behind this sign within the next decade So Belmont, are you ready to pay $140 million for a new 9-12 grade High School? How about $175 million for a structure housing 8-12 grades? And a whopping $211 million for 7-12 grades? Now before residents begin forming pitchfork and torch […]

School Committee to Ponder Pre-Labor Day District Opening in ’17

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Photo: The Belmont School Committee Long standing end-of-summer activities of Belmont families could be put on hold next year as a majority of the Belmont School Committee spoke favorably of opening the town’s six public schools the week before Labor Day next September. The committee’s unofficial consensus came as the school administration presented a draft […]

Belmont High Musicians, Singers Selected To High Level Ensembles

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Photo: Musicians from Belmont. After recent outstanding performances, Belmont High School music students were selected to appear in senior district festivals, recommended for state-wide ensembles and accepted to a national regional chorus, according to Arto Asadoorian, director of visual & performing arts for the Belmont Public Schools. “Congratulations to all of the students listed above […]

Burbank Students Had A Great Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

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Photo: Ms. Wollner (right) class with Principal Tricia Clifford. Last month, more than 150 students of the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School embraced the “Kids Helping Kids” spirit and collected approximately $1,580 for the annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF drive, enough money to provide 1,100 malnourished children with lifesaving nutrition for one day or measles protection […]

Thanksgiving Day Football: Jr. Marauders Preparing Next Crop of Belmont High Players [VIDEO]

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Photo: The 2016 Junior Marauders. In the three years since he started the football program at the Chenery Middle School, James MacIsaac said this year’s crop of Belmont Junior Marauders were a bit on the small size. “You never know who will come out for the team and this year many of the boys are […]

New Belmont High Project Enters Feasibility Stage After State’s OK

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Photo: The current high school building. The Belmont High School renovation project passed its eligibility stage with flying colors on Nov. 9 and will begin the phase that brings the multimillion dollar proposal closer to a bricks and mortar reality. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts School Building Authority’s board of directors “invited” Belmont and seven other […]

Sporting Moves: Belmont Savings Assists Press Box, Boosters ‘B’ Drives

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Photo: What a new press box will look like in the fall of 2017. In less than a week, Belmont’s most prominent business has scored big with the town’s high school athletic program. On Monday, Nov. 7, the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation announced a $15,000 donation to complete the fundraising effort to build a new, […]