Town-Wide Student Art Show Up and Running

The Belmont Public Schools Fine Arts Department has announced the opening of the town-wide K-12 Art Show at the Belmont Gallery of Art, running from May 22 through June 8. The goal of the exhibit is to showcase a sampling of work from the visual arts program and curriculum within the schools, featuring artwork in a wide […]

Stepping Up: New Neighborhood Association Helping Displaced Fire Victims

Using both modern social media (on-line fundraising) and old-school tactics (a yard sale), a newly-formed community association is leading the effort to help nine of their neighbors who were left with little after a fire destroyed their Marlboro Street homes earlier this week. “We are asking for help to aid these residents in getting back on their feet,” […]

Yard Sales in Belmont, May 24, 25 and Memorial Day

Here’s a quick list of yard, garage and estate sales going on in Belmont this weekend. • 34 Falmouth St., Saturday, May 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain or shine. • 71 Bartlett Ave., Sunday, May 25, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. • Scott Road off Pleasant Street, Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day), 9-ish into the afternoon. • […]

Belmont Health Board to Vote in June on Raising Tobacco Sales Age

Residents could see tobacco and electronic cigarettes join liquor and beer with a 21 year old age restriction on their sale if the Belmont Board of Health approves a proposal at its June meeting, according to the board’s chair. Answering questions at an informational meeting held at Town Hall Thursday, May 22, the Health Board’s Donna David said […]

Belmont Rugby’s Championship Game Starts at 2:30 PM Saturday

After defeating Boston College High on Tuesday, May 20, to advance for the second straight year to the Division 1 Mass. Youth Rugby Organization state championship game, the Belmont High School Rugby Club just needed to know two things as they prepared to meet Warwick, RI’s Bishop Hendricken High School in the finals. Where and when. And […]

What to Do Today: Memorial Day Exercises, Belmont Flower Show, Bonnie and Clyde

• The Belmont Public Schools start off the Memorial Day Weekend by honoring veterans with a breakfast at Belmont High School at 8 a.m. before holding a ceremony in front of the school at 8:30 a.m. The vets will then travel to Wellington Elementary (9:15 a.m.) and then Burbank Elementary (10 a.m.) for exercises before […]

Residents Caffeinated Over Possible Starbucks Relocation

When William Chin, chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals, asked late in the hearing on the proposed temporary relocation of Starbucks Coffee from its current home in Cushing Square up Trapelo Street to the corner of Belmont Street if anyone wanted to speak in favor of the application, a slight laugh rose from those filling the Board […]

Health Board Seek Comment on Raising Tobacco, E-Cigarette Sales Age to 21

The Belmont Board of Health will be holding an informational meeting tonight, Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium to hear from residents on a proposal to raise the age to 21 years old to purchase both tobacco and the increasingly popular “e-cigarette” nicotine delivery devices in Belmont. “It is a proposal that […]

Sold in Belmont: Condo on Former One-Family Site Sells for Nearly 7 Figures

Here is the weekly recap of residential properties bought in the “Town of Homes.” 37 Statler Rd. Center-entrance Colonial (1938), Sold for: $710,000. Listed at $599,900. Living area: 1,340 sq.-ft. 6 rooms; 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. On the market: 47 days. 44 Marlboro St. Condominium, Sold for: $406,000. Listed at $389,000. Living area: 1,288 sq.-ft. 6 rooms; 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. On the market: 47 days. 109 Waverley St. Condominium new […]

Belmont High Baseball Makes Playoffs Behind Shea’s Arm, Bat

Belmont High School Baseball’s Brendan Shea is best known for this pitching – he is heading to UMass-Lowell to join Head Coach Ken Harring’s River Hawks – but on Tuesday, May 20, the southpaw showed he can wield a bat in a game against Salem (NH) High School. The senior sent a 0-1 pitch over the fence […]