What’s Open, Closed on Presidents’ Day; MBTA on Saturday Schedule

Photo: The George Washington statue in Boston’s Public Garden. Today, Monday, Feb. 19 is Presidents’ Day, although the federal government still refers to it as “Washington’s Birthday” to honor the country’s first president. Belmont town offices: Closed Belmont Schools: Closed (it’s winter recess.) Belmont Public Library: Closed Beech Street Center: Closed US Post Offices: Closed Banks: […]

Ho-ho-ho: What’s Open and Closed on Christmas in Belmont

Photo: Open and closed in Belmont on Christmas. Merry Christmas, Belmont. If after unwrapping all your presents and watching the latest holiday movie on the Hallmark Channel you have a “need” to get out of the house, here are a few places around town open on Christmas. Dunkin’ Donuts • The big happy-looking sign in […]

What’s Open (Coffee), Closed on Thanksgiving in Belmont

Photo: “Praying with Grandpa” by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) You can at least get coffee in Belmont on Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving is a national holiday – one of ten recognized by the federal government – and most businesses along with federal, state and town offices are closed shut, there are a few places where you can get […]

What’s Open, Closed in Belmont on Columbus Day

Photo: A painting reportedly a portrait of Cristoforo Colombo. Columbus Day, which is celebrated annually on the second Monday of October – in 2017, it’s on Oct. 9 –remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. Government offices are closed, but businesses may be open.  In Belmont, trash collection and recycling are delayed a […]

What’s Open, Closed in Belmont on Columbus Day

Photo: A painting reportedly a portrait of Cristoforo Colombo. Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. Government offices are closed, but businesses may be open. In Belmont, trash collection and recycling are delayed a day. Monday collection will be picked up […]

What’s Open, Closed on Labor Day in Belmont

Photo: Labor Day 2015. The Labor Day holiday is the last great get away weekend of the summer and Belmont is all but emptied out.  Labor Day is one of ten holidays recognized by the federal government, although the feds don’t require employers to pay workers for this holiday. Businesses traditionally provide their employees with a paid […]

What’s Opened, Closed in Belmont on Memorial Day

Photo: Memorial Day in Belmont. Today is Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday. • Federal, state, municipal offices: Closed, including the Belmont Municipal Light Department and all Town Hall offices. • Belmont Public and the Benton libraries and Belmont Public Schools: Closed. • Trash pickup is delayed by one day.  • Retail stores: Most of the larger stories are open […]

What’s Opened, Closed on Patriots’ Day in Belmont

Photo: It happened 240 years ago.  Today is Patriots’ Day (or Patriot’s Day in Maine) commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. The holiday was once celebrated on April 19 but now is observed on the third Monday in April. Today’s big event is […]

What’s Open, Closed on Presidents’ Day, MBTA on Reduced Schedule

Today, Monday, Feb. 16 is Presidents’ Day, although the federal government still refers to it as “Washington’s Birthday” to honor the country’s first president. Belmont town offices: Closed Belmont Schools: Closed this week for the winter recess. Belmont Public Library: Closed Beech Street Center: Closed US Post Offices: Closed Banks: Closed Retail stores and restaurants: […]

What’s Open, Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – officially known as Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. – is an federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement in the United States who successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law for more than two decades.  What’s open and what’s closed on Monday, Jan. 19: Belmont […]