Belmont Food Pantry Reopens At Town Hall

Photo: The ribbon cutting. The Belmont Food Pantry has a new home, one its founder hopes will remain for years to come. On its first Saturday, Feb. 16, at its new location on the first floor of Town Hall, the pantry’s volunteers welcomed a large number of the 200 families which are served by the […]

Belmont Wrestling Is Up Off The Mat, Sends Three Grapplers To States

Photo: Belmont High Senior Justin Darling winning his match vs. Arlington. By Max Dionne In December, a 106 pound Belmont High School freshman named Ken Kitamura brought a ray of hope to a recently down-on-its-luck sports team; he pinned his Wellesley opponent in the first 14 seconds of the very first match of the season. […]

What’s Open, Closed on Presidents’ Day; Trash Collection Delayed A Day

Photo: A snowy Presidents’ day. Today, Monday, Feb. 18 is a snowy Presidents’ Day, although the federal government still refers to it as “Washington’s Birthday” to honor the country’s first president. Belmont town offices: Closed Belmont Schools: Closed (it’s winter recess.) Belmont Public Library: Closed Beech Street Center: Closed US Post Offices: Closed Banks: Closed Retail […]

Selectmen OKs Fire Chief’s New Contract

Photo: “Your Fire Chief” David Frizzell.  It took some give and take and several executive sessions over the past five months, but on Friday, Feb. 8, the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a new contract with the town’s longtime Fire Chief, David Frizzell.  The town now has agreements with both of Belmont public safety heads, having […]

Belmont’s ‘Hurdle Squad’ Heads To Nationals With No Time To Spare [VIDEO]

Photo: The Belmont “Hurdle Squad”: Joy He, Knar Krafian, Sam Lu and Sarah Firth. Talk about hitting the mark. Belmont High School’s “Hurdle Squad” – junior Joy He, sophomores Knar Krafian, Sam Lim and Sarah Firth – had one chance to reach the qualifying time in the unique 4×55 meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay to qualify […]

Snow Emergency Parking Ban Starts At 8 PM Tuesday

Photo:  The midweek snow storm coming through Belmont has caused the town to ban public parking for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to a town-issued press release. “There will be a SNOW EMERGENCY Parking Ban on all roadways, as well as in municipal and Belmont Public School parking lots, effective at 8pm, Tuesday, Feb. 12, […]

North Middlesex Regional’s Taylor Named Belmont High’s New Principal

Photo: Isaac Taylor inspecting the new school housing North Middlesex Regional. Isaac Taylor, whose teaching and leadership career spans an ocean and three decades, has been named the next principal of Belmont High School, according to the Belmont School District. Taylor starts his tenure on July 1. “I have 14 years experience in raising standards, […]

New Youth Commission Kicks Off With Ice Cream!

Photo: It’s ice cream time for middleschoolers. File this under making friends and influencing the sweet tooth. The newly-reconstituted Belmont Youth Commission which held its inaugural meeting on Monday, Feb. 4 has quickly gotten out the starting blocks announcing its first event; an ice cream social for students from the Chenery Middle School on Valentines […]

Title Times Two: Girls’, Boys’ Hoops Take Middlesex Liberty Crowns

Photo: Defense has been the key to the Belmont High Girls’ league championship. Everything was in place: a packed Wenner Field House, a celebration naming the high school’s main court after legendary boys’ head coach Paul Lyons and the opportunity Friday night for both of Belmont High School basketball teams to clinch league titles. Girls’ […]

Who’s Number 1? Belmont! Girls’ Hoops Top Globe’s Top 20 Poll

Photo: Belmont’s Maiya Bergdorf  (41) in action against Winchester. (David Flanagan photo) Belmont High School Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Melissa Hart hadn’t heard the news until late Wednesday, Feb. 6. “Oh really? I did not see that,” she wrote after being informed that her team was on top of the Boston Globe Top 20 Girls […]