What’s Open/Closed on Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Photo: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. is a federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January. King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for […]

Belmont World Film’s Family Festival Set To Start Jan. 15

Photo: Scene from The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily The 18th annual Belmont World Film’s Family Festival will take place completely online, enabling audience members to view these wonderful films in the comfort and safety of their own homes. Fifteen different film programs, three workshops on model making of either Gromit or Shaun the Sheep, and […]

Residents Bring Tons of Cardboard During Saturday’s Drop Off Event

Photo: Cardboard drop-off remains a popular event in Belmont The line of cars and other vehicles stretched down C Street and out onto Waverley Street this past Saturday, Jan. 9, all driven by Belmontians with a single goal in common: take our cardboard – PLEASE! With holiday shopping favoring the use of online sites, residents […]

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia – Saturday, February 6, 2021

Photo: The bee and trivia event will be held virtually The upcoming Foundation for Belmont Education Spelling Bee & Trivia event promises to be an afternoon and evening of fun from the comfort of your own home on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Bee & Trivia format will utilize both Zoom and Kahoot! and will be divided into two fun-filled […]

After Year End Review, Belmont Records 13 ‘Extra’ COVID-19 Deaths, 10 Since Thanksgiving

Photo: COVID-19 deaths in Belmont is higher than originally thought. A year-end review of official death records maintained by the Belmont Town Clerk’s Office revealed 13 additional Belmont deaths attributed to COVID-19 in 2020, according to the Belmont Health Department. The revised total brings the town’s total COVID-19 death count since March 2020 to 74 […]

Boston Globe’s Renee Graham To Speak Virtual At Belmont’s Annual MLK Breakfast

Photo: Martin Luther King Breakfast Belmont’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast will be held virtually on Monday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m. through the Belmont Media Center. The featured speaker, Renee Graham, Boston Globe associate editor and Op Ed columnist, will address the question: Rejecting ‘Normal’, Embracing Radical Change: Can we build a […]

XMas Tree Pickup Starts Jan 4; Special Cardboard Drop-Off Set For Jan . 9

Photo: Residents have two weeks to have their trees collected. Belmont’s Department of Public Works has announced the times and dates for a pair of yearly seasonal services: picking up your Christmas trees and collecting your cardboard. Curbside Christmas tree collection starts on Monday, Jan. 4, and ends on Jan 14. Trees will be collected […]

Obituary: Jeffrey Wheeler, Belmont’s Long-Time Town Planner, Died Sunday

Photo: Jeffrey Wheeler (right) at a meeting of the Planning Board Jeffrey Wheeler, who helped create the townscape of Belmont as a fixture in the town’s Planning Office for more than a quarter-century, died on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. “We are deeply saddened by this news, and share our condolences with his family, friends and […]

What’s Closing Early On The 24th; What’s Open And Closed Christmas

Photo: Well, there was a lot to cry about to Santa this year. Merry Christmas, Belmont. While for many there is little to actually celebrate this difficult time, Dec. 25 will be a day to reflect on the past year around the dinner table before decamping to watch the latest holiday movie on the Hallmark […]