Second Time A Charm: Sanderson Appointed To Planning Board

Photo: The Planning Board earlier this year. For Edward “Sandy” Sanderson, the second time was a charm as the planning professional was appointed as an associated member of the Belmont Planning Board by a unanimous vote of the Belmont Board of Selectmen on Monday, Oct. 30.  Sanderson’s selection came six weeks since the Selectmen voted […]

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 […]

Make Way for Hinckley: Town OK’s Call For New Street Name

Photo: Steven Wheelwright (right) with Glenn Clancy before the Board of Selectmen. Good-bye Frontage Road. Hello Hinckley Way. Belmont will soon have a new street name for the roadway best known as the exit ramp from Route 2 as members of the town’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints community filled the Board of Selectmen’s Room […]

Manjikian Blasts New Planning Board Chair in Resignation Letter: ‘Hostile Work Environment’

Photo: Planning Board Chair Charles Clark (left) and former member Raffi Manjikian. In a tempestuous letter sent to the Belmont Board of Selectmen on Friday, Oct. 13, Raffi Manjikian abruptly resigned as an associate member of the Belmont Planning Board, eight days after fellow board member Charles Clark was named the body’s new chair. Manjikian said […]

Girl Ruggers Feted by Town For Historic State Championship

Photo: Girls Rugby state champions with the Board of Selectmen. It’s been three months since a group of Belmont High “ruggers” captured the historic first-ever state-sanctioned girls rugby championship in the US on a warm late spring day in Beverly. This week, the victory was hailed officially by the town as the Board of Selectmen […]

Selectmen Back Library Trustees’ Move To Create Building Committee

Photo: Library Trustees’ Chair Kathleen Keohane (left) speaking to the Belmont Selectmen In a significant step on the future of the Belmont Public Library, the town’s Board of Selectmen agreed Monday night, Sept. 18, to add an article in the Special Town Meeting warrant in November to create a building committee to construct a new […]

Selectmen Place Two On Planning Board Seen Supporting Status Quo

Photo: The Board of Selectmen Monday. A divided Belmont Board of Selectmen Monday added two members to the Planning Board seen as favorable to the board’s current leadership which was attacked by one selectman for exceeding its authority and fostering a ponderous permitting process.  “You’ll be sorry,” charged Selectman Adam Dash as the board voted […]

Selectmen Chair Williams Not Seeking Re-election (Caveats Included)

Photo: Jim Williams The question to Belmont Selectman Jim Williams was straight forward as was his answer. Are you running for re-election? “No, I am not,” said the chair of the selectman. But, as Williams would tell the Belmontoian as he was walking home from attending the welcoming session for teachers and education staff at […]

Belmont Joins Opposition To MBTA Wi-Fi Poles

Photo: MBTA commuter rail station at Waverley Square. Belmont is joining a growing number communities in opposition to the installation of 320 75-foot tall mono-poles by the MBTA along commuter rail tracks including one slated for Thayer Road in Waverley Square. Dubbing it a “silly idea,” Selectmen Chair Jim Williams joined his colleagues in voicing […]

Trash Talk: Picking Up on Belmont’s Garbage Options

Photo: DPW Director Jay Marcotte modeling the possible containers Belmont residents could be using to place their waste in 2018.  The options how Belmont will gets rid of its garbage and recycling beginning in the summer of 2018 is increasing by the day. Single or dual stream? Use only big plastic bags you have to […]