And The Name Of The New School Building Is …

Photo: Finally, a name with the face. Starting with 17 and then whittling the list down to three finalists, the Belmont School Committee unanimously selected a name to place on the $295 million 7-12 school building on Concord Avenue. And that name is … Belmont Middle and High School. The final decision was made at […]

After No Deal By Purecoat, Community Path Design Focus On North Of Tracks

Photo: Community path now on the northside. It’s now the north side. The proposed community path from Belmont Center to the Cambridge line will now be going along the north side of the MBTA commuter rail tracks after town representatives could not come to an agreement with a prominent Belmont property owner to take a portion […]

Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Day Saturday, April 27; 9-Noon

Photo: Planting trees in Belmont’s Lone Tree Hill (belmontcitizensforum.org) On Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Belmont Citizens Forum in conjunction with the Judy Record Conservation Fund is sponsoring the seventh annual Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Day, and we invite you to participate, come rain or shine. This year, there are having […]

Prescription Drug Take-Back At DPW Yard; Sat., April 27

Photo: Poster for the national drug take-back day. The Belmont Police Department in conjunction with the Belmont Auxiliary Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency will be hosting a prescription drug Take-Back Initiative to prevent the abuse and theft of old, unused and expired prescription drugs. The Belmont Police will have a collection point set up […]

Belmont Girls’ Rugby Romps In Season Opening Matches

Photo: Belmont High Junior Callie Weissman on the run vs. Lincoln Sudbury. The two-time consecutive state champions Belmont High Girls’ Rugby program got down to the business of defending its crown beginning the season with a pair of dominate performances. The Marauders’ open its campaign for a third banner by defeating last year’s championship finalist […]

Bank On It: Chase Replaces Coldwell Banker in Center

Photo: The future home of Chase in Belmont. Even James Holzhauer could come up with the question to this Jeopardy! answer: “An endless number.” The question: “How many banks branches can fit in Belmont Center?” The latest financial outpost to stake a claim in the “Town of Homes” is the US’s largest bank as JPMorgan […]

‘Farewell and thank you, Belmont’ – Town Meeting Member Bids Adieu

Dear Precinct 1 Belmontians: Thank you for the opportunity to serve on Town Meeting these past three years. I’m grateful to have worked with such intelligent and committed public servants, and for the tireless work and dedication of everyone who contributes to our town — and I’m proud of what we accomplished these past three […]

Belmont Girls’ Lax Ride The Wave To Thrilling OT Win In Season Opener

Photo: Belmont’s Jordan Coppolo (#4) scoring the winning goal in OT vs Billerica. As the team was heading out onto the Harris Field turf for sudden death overtime, Belmont High Girls’ Head Coach Kathryn Anaian called out to them: “Ride the wave!”  Anaian was speaking about the momentum the team created in the second half of its […]

No Joke: Zero Rise In Water, Sewer Rates For Coming Year

Photo: Water, sewer rates will not rise this year. It may have been April 1 but it was no joke; Belmont’s water and sewer rates will remain stable for the next fiscal year.  “This is no April Fool’s,” said Jay Marcotte, director of Belmont’s Department of Public Works at the Belmont Board of Selectmen’s meeting […]

New Selectmen Lineup As Epstein Joins The Team [VIDEO]

Photo: Belmont’s new Board of Selectmen’s lineup (from left): Adam Dash, Chair Tom Caputo and Roy Epstein.  The Belmont Board of Selectmen’s early morning meeting on Wednesday, April 3 was short and to the point: Welcome aboard Roy Epstein the newest member of Belmont’s governing crew and then shuffle the deck chairs. But first, as […]