Tzom Kal: Yom Kippur Begins Tuesday at Sunset

Photo: The painting is a detail of “Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur” by the 22-year-old Maurycy Gottlieb c. 1878. Yom Kippur, also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The day’s central themes are atonement and repentance. […]

School Committee OKs Grade Reconfiguration At Schools In 2023

Photo: The Chenery will be seeking a new name when the new Middle and High School opens in 2023. With construction beginning on the new Belmont Middle and High School in less than a month, Belmont School Committee voted unanimously at its Tuesday, May 21 meeting to approve changing the grade configuration at each of […]

Schools Budget Tops $60M In Fiscal ’20, Up 6.4 Percent

Photo: Belmont Schools budget has increased by 40 percent in the past five years. With some tweaks here and there still to come, the Belmont School Committee was presented with the coming fiscal year’s district budget at its meeting on Tuesday, April 23. And fiscal 2020 will see the final number breach the $60 million […]

Last Day Of School In Belmont Is … A Monday (Ugh!)

All it took was a single snow day for last classes at Belmont’s six public schools to be dragged over a weekend. Belmont School Superintendent John Phelan announced at the School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, April 9, the definitive final day of the 2018-2019 school year, no matter what weather related event – June […]

Long Time Wayland Educator Selected As Next Wellington Principal

Photo: Dr. Heidi Paisner-Roffman (YouTube) The Wellington Elementry School has its principal as Dr. Heidi Paisner-Roffman accepted an offer with the Belmont School District, according to a district press release on April 1. “We look forward to welcoming Dr. Paisner-Roffman to the district as she begins her work in July,” said Mary Pederson, the district’s director of […]

Belmont ’19-’20 School Year Opening Wednesday, Sept. 4

Photo: It’s already out; the ’19-’20 school calendar. While the current school term is barely halfway completed, the Belmont School Committee has its eyes on next year’s calendar. The school district presented the “final” version of the 2019-2020 calendar which the committee appeared to approve unanimously at its Jan. 8 meeting. Keeping with tradition, Belmont […]

School Committee Says ‘Yes’ On Interest To Host New Rink Along Concord Avenue

Photo: A new rink would likely be built in this location near the present rink (in photo). The pieces are beginning to fall into place pointing to a new skating rink coming to Belmont in the next two years. And while there are a pair of locations where the replacement for the ancient “Skip” Viglirolo […]

Dismissal Of Well-Liked Teacher Leads To Call By Students To Reinstate Educator [VIDEO]

Photo: Belmont High seniors Haley Brown (left) and Eva Hill are working to reinstate popular English teacher Roanne Bosch whose contract was not extended after two years. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Belmont High School student who didn’t enjoy having Roanne Bosch as their English teacher. “She’s everything a teacher should be, noted Brown; […]

Burbank Picked To Be Modulars’ New Home With a $2.2M Pricetag

Photo: Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. The fall Special Town Meeting now has a price tag for the big ticket item on its agenda as Belmont Schools Superintendent John Phelan recommended four new modular classrooms be sited at the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School on School Street. The anticipated cost of the project – which will […]

Belmont School Budget Tops $60 Million With Town’s Share $53 Million

Photo: The fiscal 2018 school budget It got a bit more pricey to educate the kids in Belmont as the School Committee unanimously approved the fiscal 2018 school budget that tops $60 million. Saying that there were “no surprises” in the final numbers, the School District’s Director of Finance, Business, and Operations Anthony DiCologero said the […]