Rising Enrollment, Structural Faults Puts Schools Half-a-Million in Red

It isn’t “the happiest news” the Belmont School Department wanted to give anytime, especially less than two months into the school year, said Laurie Slap, chair of the Belmont School Committee. If expenditures and trends continue on their current trajectories, the fiscal year 2015 school budget will end the year approximately $500,000 in the red, according to the school’s Director […]

Arlington-Belmont Boys’ Eights Just Miss Top 20, Girls’ Battle at Head of the Charles

The Arlington-Belmont Crew Club Boys’ Eights spent Sunday morning in the passing lane, far exceeding their 59th seed to finish a place out of the top 20 in the club’s best performance at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta, Oct. 19. It was a good day for both ABC squads – made up of students from Arlington […]

Town, Schools Set Nov. 12 Application Deadline for School Committee Vacancy

Interested residents will have just about a month to submit applications for a place on the Belmont School Committee. But the person selected by the Selectmen and the School Committee will have to keep their running shoes on because they’ll need to win their seat all over again five months later. In a joint letter released today, […]

Tickets on Sale for Annual Broadway Night at Belmont High, Oct 17,18

Who needs to travel 200 miles to New York when Broadway comes to Belmont next weekend? Broadway Night 2014, the annual musical theater cabaret featuring the talents of the students of the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company, will raise the curtain on two shows, Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in […]

Scary Businesses at Belmont’s Second Halloween Window Painting Contest

Leonard Street businesses will have their windows transformed into pumpkin patches, witch covens and scenes of specters and ghouls as the second annual Belmont Center Halloween Window Painting Contest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The contest is open to artists in second to eighth grades. Sponsored by the Belmont Center Business Association, the […]

‘I Ran the Dan’: Second Scharfman Memorial Run Tops First

There were parents who could run very fast and teachers who are strictly middle of the pack, youngsters who could out race most adults and a pair of superheroes – those would be The Mighty Thor (Ed Chen) and Captain America (Mike Worthington) – all who came to Belmont High School’s Harris Field on Sunday […]

Belmont High Students Making Strides This Sunday

It’s October, and the Belmontian Community Service Club at Belmont High School has been planning for Breast Cancer Month. As a first step, many members are walking in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer this Sunday, Oct. 5, where representatives from the club will be on the stage at the Hatch Shell in recognition of our third-place finish in […]

Second Annual Scharfman Memorial Road Race this Saturday, Oct. 5

Belmont and area runners who are looking for a great race to participate this fall need only look as far as their nearest town street as the second annual Dan Scharfman Memorial Road Race will take place this Sunday, Oct. 5. The 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) race will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Harris Field […]

Lougee, Fiore Set to Run for Re-election to Belmont School Committee

Incumbents Anne Lougee and Lisa Fiore indicated that they are preparing to defend their seats on the Belmont School Committee at Town Election in April 2015. “I don’t see why not,” Lougee told the Belmontonian after the Belmont School Committee meeting last night, Tuesday, Sept. 23. Fiore also said she expects to run to return to […]

Belmont High’s Career Night, with Actual Workers, Tonight

More than 50 recent high school/college graduates will be advising high school seniors and juniors on the actual world of work at Belmont High School’s Real World Career Night tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the school’s cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  BHS senior Tess Hayner has recruit young professionals who graduated from Belmont High and any other public or […]