Starbucks Coming Down Wednesday; Disruptions To Cushing Sq. Traffic

Photo: The work is underway at the newly dubbed Bradford in Cushing Square. The Starbucks Cafe has closed and the Trapelo Raod is about to be dug up as the developer of the Cushing Vill … The Bradford prepares to move forward with excuvation and infrastructure work at the 167,000 sq.-ft. residential/retail/parking complex. Otto Weiss, […]

LIVE: Town Meeting, Segment B: The Budget, The Final Night

Photo: Town Moderator Mike Widmer. Welcome to the final night of the 2017 Belmont Town Meeting. After speeding through the first half of the financial articles on Monday, June 5, Belmont’s annual Town Meeting will only have seven articles remaining on this year’s warrant. 7:09 p.m.: Running a bit late but the meeting has started […]

BHS Principal Pens Explanation Of Friday’s Student Protest

Photo: Principal Dr. Dan Richards with Barbara Joseph. BHS student organizer. [Editor’s note: Below is a letter sent to students, parents and staff from Belmont High School Principal Dr. Dan Richards concerning the protest rally and march by students on Friday, May 29.] Dear Belmont Students, Parents, Guardians, Faculty, and Staff, I am writing to […]

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 […]