Things to Do Today: Digital Help, Summer Reading for Kids, Bridge at the Beech

• The Belmont Public Library is providing one-on-one Digital Library Help from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Reference Room. Learn how to download eBooks from the library and set up a device. Get started with Zinio to read free digital magazines. E-mail and Internet basics, social media, or basic computer skills. Registration is required; register online or call 617-993-2870 to register by […]

Moving on Up: Wellington 4th Graders Exit Towards Middle School

It was a bit past 11 a.m. on Friday, June 20, the last day of school for students at the Roger Wellington Elementary School, and the crowd of parents packed the edge of the school’s front walkway. Smartphones were on camera mode, iPads held aloft and cameras at the ready as the school prepared to bid farewell […]

School Committee, Teachers Set to Sign Three-Year Contract Tuesday

After nearly a year of weekly negotiations and late-night meetings, the Belmont School Committee and the Belmont Education Association, the agent for Belmont’s classroom instructors, will sign a new three-year memoranda of agreement at the committee’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 24. The contact will be signed by BEA President John Sullivan. The BEA represents the district’s school teachers, assistant principals, coordinators, teacher aides/instructional support staff […]

This Week in Belmont: Preventing Fraud Lecture, Cartooning for Kids, Decision on PARCC

• Belmont Police Department Lt. Kristin Daly, joined by representatives from the Massachusetts Bankers Association and Springwell, will present a timely lecture on “Preventing Fraud” at the Beech Street Center on Tuesday, June 24, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Learn about the types of scams and fraud that exist and financial exploitation of seniors. Get practical advice about […]

Belmont Car Wash Celebrates 50th Anniversary with 1964 Prices

It’s like “Hot Tub Time Machine” but for your car. Belmont Car Wash & Detailing in Waverley Square will be marking a half century in business today, Saturday, June 21, by returning to 1964 prices; a buck for a Soft Touch wash (regularly $9.99) and $2 for the Super Shine wash (a $13.99 value) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The […]

For Sale in Belmont: Four New to the Streets

Houses for sale in Belmont; a little something for every price range: • 252 Common St. (at the corner of Long Avenue), Brick Colonial, 1925. 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. 2,634 sq.ft., On a quarter acre corner lot. Sale price: $1,039,000.  • 14 Harris St. (a block from Town Field), Colonial, 1927. 11 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. 1,980 sq.ft., One of the […]

On Trail: Habitat Creates Path to Accessibility

Alex Nolin has been a big “birder” –  those whose hobby is bird observation – since middle school. “I’ve liked birds ever since I was a kid watching a lot of nature films,” said Nolin. But for a person who travels exclusively in a motorized wheelchair, the woods and meadows Nolin would like to travel to make his observations is fairly limited. That included Belmont’s […]