Philbrick: ‘We Americans are not done yet with our Revolution’

Belmont author Len Abram interviewed Nathaniel Philbrick, whose book “The Battle of Bunker Hill. A Siege, A City, a Revolution,” is this year’s One Book One Belmont selection. Abram: Revolution patriots appear heroic in a Copley painting. Others, however, beat, scalded, tarred and feathered, and nearly killed loyalist John Malcom. Some patriots dumped British tea […]

“Bunker Hill” Foretells Greater Struggles in America’s History

By Len Abram The fact slips by you like a road sign at sixty miles-per-hour, hardly noticed because you are enjoying the ride. Nathaniel Philbrick’s book of one of America’s famous battles, “Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution,” (Penguin, 2013. 396 pages)  is not about an American victory, but an American  defeat. Victory has many […]

The Week to Come: One Book One Belmont Author to Speak, Mother’s Day Flowers

• The Belmont Public Library welcomes author Nathaniel Philbrick for a talk on his award-winning book, “Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution” on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. Winner of the 2013 New England Book Award for Nonfiction, “Bunker Hill” was selected as the 2014 One Book One Belmont selection. Philbrick’s presentation marks […]

Over the Weekend: Rx Drug Take Back, Music from ‘Brasil!’, Sports on the Go

• Belmont joins communities across the country participating in the Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Belmont Auxiliary Police will have a collection point set up at the DPW yard, 37 C St. You can contact Belmont Police Lt. Daley at kdaley@belmontpd.org for more information. • Sounds of Brazil with Sulinha Boucher is Brazilian music […]

The Week to Come: Liquor Licenses, Kid-Friendly Library Events and Drug Drop Off

It’s a quiet week in Belmont with schools on recess and many families going away for spring vacation. • The Belmont Board of Selectmen is holding an early morning meeting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, to fix next fiscal year’s water and sewer rates along with reviewing the application for four all alcohol […]

One Book One Belmont Marches Up Bunker Hill Saturday

For history buffs, participants of this year’s community-wide read of “Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution” by Nathaniel Philbrick or just those who want to know more about the sacrifices by local residents in securing the nation’s independence, One Book One Belmont 2014 and the Belmont Public Library will be leading a walking tour of […]

Things to Do Today: Bunker Hill, Playtime, Learning to Dance, HS Sports

Another sunny, spring day in Belmont today, Friday, April 11: • In conjunction with One Book One Belmont 2014, the Senior Book Discussion Group at the Beech Street Center will discuss” Bunker Hill” by Nathaniel Philbrick. The author of “Mayflower” and “In the Heart of the Sea,” tells the story of the first, and perhaps bloodiest, major battle of […]