Rogers’ Bill on Pregnant Workers Fairness Passes House

Photo: State Rep. Dave Rogers speaking in the House chamber. On Wednesday, May 10th the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed H3659, An Act establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, filed by Belmont State Rep. Dave Rogers (24th Middlesex “ABC” district). The bill will “put our Commonwealth one step closer to ensuring that pregnant […]

Commentary: Differing, Compelling Views on the ‘Welcoming Town’ Article

Photo: Jim Williams (left), Dan Vernick Editor’s note: Below is an email conversation between Board of Selectmen Chair Jim Williams and Town Meeting Member Daniel Vernick. The exchange began when Williams wrote to the community why and how he would vote on Article 10, the citizen’s petition by Anne Mahon on making Belmont a “Welcoming […]

Newbies Out In The Rain To Vote, Support or Hopefully Win Election

Photo: Oliver Leeb receiving congratulations after his first vote. The all-day rain that has softened voter counts at Belmont’s eight precincts during the annual Town Election did not deter new voters and candidates who were voting for the first time,   Precinct 2 (Belmont Town Hall) The last time most people saw Oliver Leeb was […]

Belmont’s Hammond Road To Be A TV Backdrop … In China

Photo: From a distance, Wanderer in production in Belmont. Belmont’s Hammond Road is a mix of century-old wooden single and two-family houses with cement front walks and side driveways. The road that rolls downhill from Palfrey to Gilbert is about as typical as one can come to an established suburban New England neighborhood. So, you’d think […]

Panels, Discussion, Singing and Speeches at Belmont’s MLK Breakfast

Photo: The poster for the event. Belmont’s 23rd annual Martin Luther King Day Community Breakfast takes places on Monday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Belmont High School Cafeteria, 221 Concord Ave. The guest speaker is Dorothy Stoneman, Belmont resident, Belmont High School graduate, civil rights activist and Founder of YouthBuild. In […]

Hamlet: Belmont High’s Fall Production More Than Just About Revenge [VIDEO/PHOTOS]

Photo: Jasper Wolf as Hamlet Ezra Flam loves directing Shakespeare. And of all the plays in the folio, the director and producer of the Belmont High School Performance Arts Company’s production of “Hamlet” is drawn most to the tragedy of the Prince of Denmark. “It’s my favorite Shakespeare play and so for me I love […]

Three Days of Early Voting Remain; It’s Easy as 1,2,3 [VIDEO]

Photo: Remember to get your “I Voted” sticker! Residents have three days in which to participate in early voting for the Presidential election, according to Ellen Cushman, Belmont’s Town Clerk. Town Hall will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday, Nov. 4 from […]

Sports: Belmont Harriers Place 10th in Middlesex League Meet [VIDEO/PHOTOS]

Photo: Belmont’s Calvin Perkins crossing the finish line at Clay Pit Pond. Up against some scary good teams – Lexington, Wakefield and Reading to name three – Belmont High’s Cross Country Harriers ran hard and finished 10th in the Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity races in the season ending Middlesex League Championship meet held Monday, Halloween, Oct. […]

Santa Is On His Way: ‘Turn On The Town’ Set for Thursday, Dec. 1

Photo: Santa and friend.  The Belmont Center Business Association will be staging the 26th annual ‘Turn on the Town” holiday tree lighting on Thursday, Dec. 1 after the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved the yearly celebration of the beginning of the holiday season.  The night’s events – including the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus […]