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 […]

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 […]

Belmont Energy Committee’s Forum: Taking Local Action To Stop Climate Change

Belmont is on the forefront of local communities who have taken action to reduce its part in global climate change. More than a decade ago, Town Meeting in 2008 adopted a climate action plan to reduce the town’s green house gases by 80 percent by the year 2050. Since then, the town and Town Meeting […]

‘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 […]

BREAKING: Epstein Takes Selectman Seat; Prestwich, Checkoway Top School; Page On Housing

Photo: Cassandra Page (right) hugs Charles Laverty III as the newly elected member of the Housing Authority celebrates her popular victory. In a battle between Belmont’s progressive community and the town’s establishment wing, Warrant Committee Chair Roy Epstein prevailed over newcomer Jessie Bennett to fill the seat of retiring selectman Mark Paolillo in a tight race […]

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 […]