Marijuana High On Resident’s Questions At Town Meeting Preview

Photo: (Left) Warrant Committee Chair Roy Epstein and Town Counsel George Hall April 20 – better known as 4/20 – is, in short, a holiday celebrating marijuana where people gather to consume cannabis and get high. (Why 4/20 – pronounced four-twenty – ? Blame it on California.) And in Belmont, 5/2 (May 2) will be marijuana […]

With Clock Running, Selectmen Calls A Public Meeting On Incinerator’s Future

Photo: The entrance to the former Belmont incinerator site. Tick-tock, tick-tock. With the clock now running on the future of the town’s former incinerator location near the Lexington/Belmont line, the Belmont Board of Selectmen will look to residents to supply some ideas on the site’s future. “We will need to open it up to the […]

‘Be Heard’: Update, Workshop On Design For New High School Thursday, April 26

Photo: Design update and workshop on the new Belmont High School. The Belmont High School Building Committee wants residents to “Be Heard, Be Involved, Be Informed” as it holds a Design Update and Design Workshop concerning the proposed new Belmont High School this Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Elementary School cafeteria, 121 […]

Belmont OKs First Housing Production Plan; Keys On Seniors, Young Families

Photo: The leaders of the effort to bring a Housing Production Plan to Belmont: (from left), Charles Clark, Judy Singler,  Judith Feins, Rachel Heller, Gloria Leipzig. With the median sales price of single-family homes reaching seven figures and new residential construction being gobbled up for well over a million dollars, it wouldn’t appear the residents choosing […]

Town Meeting Preview: Warrant Briefing Monday Night

Photo: Belmont Town Meeting in action. The Belmont League of Women Voters and Warrant Committee is co-sponsoring the annual warrant briefing to acquaint Town Meeting members with the non-financial articles on the Town Meeting warrant. The meeting will take place Monday evening, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. […]

Talk, Reception On Making Art With Paper At The Belmont Art Gallery, Sunday At Noon

Photo: Suzette Durso, “Sparrow Fairy” The Belmont Gallery of Art is sponsoring a talk and reception “The Art of Paper,” on Sunday, April 22, from noon to 2 p.m. at the gallery which is located on the third floor of the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex. The Art of Paper Gallery talk will […]

Side By Side For 26 Miles: Habelows Push 3 Dozen Belmontians Over Marathon Finish Line

Photo: Melissa (left) and Eileen (right) Habelow at the finish of the Boston Marathon.  Monday’s BAA Marathon was no walk in the park for the Habelows from Belmont. The pair – mom Eileen and eldest daughter Melissa – ended up battling daylong drenching downpours, a steady headwind and temperatures in the 40s for nearly seven […]

Belmont World Film Proves ‘Streaking’ Is Alive And Well In Switzerland

Photo: Streaker A high school teacher bets his school’s athletic field money on a fixed soccer match to raise money to build a museum celebrating his favorite Swiss poet Gottfried Keller, only to see his scheme crash when the winning goal was stopped by a streaker on the field. In his attempt to get back the school’s […]

Upper Concord Avenue Closed Vacation Week, April 16 – 20

Photo: Can’t go here! A major portion of one of the main roads to and from Lexington will be closed for most of the day this coming week. Upper Concord Avenue from Pleasant to Mill streets will be shut down from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20 due to infrastructure construction related to the […]