Belmont Boys’ Hockey Hit By Rockets; Girls’ Hockey’s Unhappy New Year

Photo: Belmont’s Alec Moran (6) stopped by Reading’s Matt Coughlin on Saturday’s game. Boys’ Hockey After an inspiring 4-3 victory over perennial powerhouse Winchester midweek, Belmont High hockey was anxious to meet another tough Middlesex League opponent in Reading Memorial High which came to the “Skip” for a Saturday afternoon matinee looking up at the Marauders in […]

Fire Damages Several Businesses in Cushing Square

Photo: Belmont Fire Chief David L. Frizzell at the scene A building’s sprinkler system did its job preventing a fire from spreading and allowed the Belmont Fire Department to extinguish a one-alarm blaze that damaged three businesses in Cushing Square around 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14. A fire alarm was activated at 8:23 p.m. at 448 Common St. […]

The Marauder Empress: Belmont High Alumna (’81) To Become Consort in 2019

Photo: A current photo of the royal family; Masako (left), Naruhito, and their daughter, Princess Aiko. It was inevitable but now the world knows for certain; Belmont High School alumna Masako Owada will become the Empress consort of Japan on April 30, 2019. A member of the graduating class of 1981, Owada – who was named Masako, […]

Letter to the Editor: Selectmen Personal Preferences Sunk Pay As You Throw

Photo: Logo for pay as you throw trash collection. To the editor: In a Nov. 16th public pronouncement, Jim Williams provided his reasoning as Chair of the Board of Selectmen on their recent trash decision. I appreciate his clarifying the factors that informed the decision to pursue only one option for the trash and recycling Request […]

Rats Begone! Joey’s Park Reopened; Town Asks Patrons To Carry Out Trash/Food

Photo: Joey’s Park, certified rat free. After being closed for nearly a month due to an infestation of rats, Joey’s Park will reopen Wednesday, Nov. 22 – just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday – to the public after the “rodent problem” has been resolved, according to a press release from the Belmont Department of […]

Four Nights In Venice: First Church Children’s Music Presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘The Gondoliers’

Photo: The poster of the show. Be transported to Venice for a night of comic opera when you attend Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers” performed by The Children’s Music Program of the First Church Belmont Unitarian Universalist, located at 404 Concord Ave. just outside Belmont Center. The plot is typical G&S – a topsy turvy comedy in […]

Breaking: Two Planning Board Members, Including Former Chair, Resign

Photo: (left) Barbara Fiacco; Liz Allison Former Chair Liz Allison and member Barbara Fiacco suddenly resigned from the Belmont Planning Board since Monday, Oct. 23. The departure of the pair comes less than a fortnight after associate member Raffi Manjikian angerly resigned on Oct. 13 due to a “hostile work environment” created by newly-elected Chair Charles […]

Don’t Bee Left Behind: Registration for Annual Spelling Bee Closes Oct. 20

Photo: A kindergarten team at last year’s event. Bee prompt bee for it’s too late! Register now for the Foundation for Belmont Education’s annual Spelling Bee! There are very few spaces left for teams to participate in the contest taking place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Chenery Middle School beginning at 2 p.m. The Bee is open to all students […]

Birthday Girl Allard Gifts Belmont 1-0 Payback Win Over Woburn

Photo: Belmont’s Cary Allard (right) celebrating her goal as Woburn goalkeeper Kelsey Qualey (right) looking on. The adage goes it’s better to give than receive. And Belmont High Girls’ Soccer senior co-captain Cary Allard who turned 18 Saturday, Oct. 14, decided to give her teammates a gift to celebrate her birthday: a game-winning goal. Allard’s […]

Sports: Volleyball Bounces Back With First Win; Boys, Girls Soccer On Roll

Photo: Volleyball for the win.  During this first week of play, Belmont High School teams are finding their winning strides: Girls Volleyball: (Friday, Sept. 8) Belmont 3, Wilmington 0 A young Belmont Volleyball (1-1) came back from a challenging first game of the season loss at Burlington with a solid win over Wilmington, 3-0 (25-14, […]