Compromise ‘Town Green’ Plan Wins Selectmen, Residents OK

Photo: Lydia Phippen Ogilby with Paul Roberts before the Belmont Board of Selectmen.  When the Belmont Board of Selectmen voted Monday night, Sept 28 unanimously, to approve the “enhancement” plan for the green delta in Belmont Center, a round of applause rang out throughout the crowded meeting room in Belmont Town Hall. But hold on. Wasn’t […]

Weather: Thunderstorms in Afternoon, Then Heavy Rain and Flood Watch

Photo: It’s raining. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning late tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 29 and lasting until next month (really only until Thursday morning, Oct. 1) as heavy rains – associated with Tropical Storm Joaquin – will begin late Tuesday and last for more than 24 hours, with rainfall rates will […]

Accessibility Key at Initial Meeting on Waverley Square Station’s Future

Photo: The meeting on Waverley Square station.  After hearing a ten-minute presentation on the future of Belmont’s two commuter rail stations in Belmont Center and Waverley Square, Board of Selectmen Chair Sami Baghdady got down to brass tacks. “Am I hearing … that both stations would be closed, and there would be one central station possibly […]

Opinion: No Short Cuts on the Cut Through

Photo: Paul Roberts (right) speaking at the Special Town Meeting in August. Six weeks after Belmont’s Town Meeting urged the Board of Selectmen to adhere to the original design for a pedestrian friendly lawn in Belmont Center, it has, instead, unveiled yet another plan to transform a haggard and little used traffic island in front […]

Concord Avenue Repair To Take A Bit Longer Than Expected

Photo: It’s a mess on Concord Avenue. Monday’s commute via Concord Avenue was a “hurry-up-and-wait” experience as the surface of both sides of the main thoroughfare from Cambridge and Belmont High School to Belmont Center and points west were being ripped out, leaving a lunar landscape between Cottage Street and Common Street. The reconstruction of […]

This Week: Important Town Meetings, Early Release Wednesday, Hot Chocolate

Photo: Hot chocolate Wednesday. On the government side of “This Week”: The Belmont Board of Selectmen is meeting Monday, Sept 28 in Town Hall at 7 p.m. to hear from the MBTA on the Waverley Square Commuter Rail station and to vote on the “Town Green” design as part of the Belmont Center Reconstruction Project/ […]

Sports: Belmont High Take Steps Back in Loss to Arlington, 42-14

Photo: Belmont running back Ben Jones. Belmont High School’s head football coach Yann Kumin was disconsolate crossing the Arlington High School football field after his team suffered a 42-14 drubbing by the host SpyPonders on Friday night, Sept. 25. “We lost to them by the same score last year, and I know we can be competitive […]

Sports: 18th Ranked Field Hockey Beats Lexington, Big Game Monday at Winchester

Photo: Serena Nally leading the Belmont offense against Lexington. Facing its toughest challenge of the season, Belmont High School Field Hockey took advantage of its scoring chances and the defense chalked up another shutout to beat visiting Lexington High, 2-0, on Friday afternoon, Sept. 25 at Harris Field. “I was sweating for all 60 minutes,” said Belmont […]

MCAS Results Show Belmont High Students are Advanced and Proficient

Photo: MCAS tests results for Belmont. Belmont High’s student test takers demonstrated an advanced command of English and math while the registering some of the highest levels of science competence statewide, according to 2015 School and District MCAS results released by the state on Thursday, Sept. 24. While there have been improvements with Chenery Middle […]