Sports: Bartels Wins Battle of Aces as Belmont Takes Classic Over Wilmington

Photo: Cole Bartels before Wednesday game.  The spectators came early to find good seats on a brisk sunny Wednesday morning game at Belmont’s Branden Grant Field, as nearly a dozen major league scouts turned up with radar guns and reporters for the daily newspapers were out in force. The game was a rare meeting around these parts […]

US News: Belmont High 8th Best in State, A Top STEM School in US

Photo: Belmont High School. It something special when you’re in the top 100th of 1 percent. And Belmont High School has some serious credentials when it comes to producing smart kids. For the umpteenth time, Belmont High was named a gold medal school by US News & World Report in its annual report of the best of […]

Six Community Preservation Projects Heading to Town Meeting for OK

Photo: Clay Pit Pond and the location of the intergenerational path. Projects encompassing a path for all ages, preserving the town’s history and sprucing up community play areas will seek Town Meeting approval as the Community Preservation Committee presents its list of recommended projects to the town’s legislative body next month. Now in its fourth year, […]

Sports: Boys’ Lacrosse Rely on Big Time Goalie, Attack Play to Win Home Opener

Photo: Belmont senior attack Trey Butler (in white) scored six times, including here surrounded by three defenders and connecting from a severe angle. Goalie Peter Stoesser’s big stick and the offensive creativity of attackman Trey Butler propelled Belmont High School’s Boys’ Lacrosse team over a quick and chippy Wilmington High squad as the Marauders coming away […]

Trash/Recycling Delayed A Day by Patriots’ Day Holiday

Photo: Collection delayed a day. The scheduled curb-side pickup of trash and recycling in Belmont will be pushed back a day due to the Patriots’ Day holiday, Monday, April 18. As a result, those households, apartments and businesses who have their garbage cans and recycling bins emptied on Monday of this week will need to […]

School Committee: New Members Forecast Roles on Board

Photo: Murat Bicer being sworn in by Town Clerk Ellen Cushman.   The April 5 Town Election resulted in the selection of two new members of Belmont School Committee, Murat Bicer and Andrea Prestwich, who won three-year seats on the body that will decide the direction of the school district facing increasing enrollment pressure, the construction […]

Sports: Bats Come Alive As Belmont Softball Wins Season Opener

Photo: Julia Rikin rounding the bases during her home run in the season opener vs. Waltham. A six-run second highlighted by an inside-the-park-homerun from senior slugger Julia Rifkin and solid early season pitching from sophomore Christine MacLeod resulted in a successful opening day for Belmont High Softball as the Marauders defeated visiting Waltham High, 7-4, […]

Sold in Belmont: After Being Put On the Bench, A Colonial Sells With a Big Bow

Photo: On, off and then on big time with a Bow. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes”: • 94 Prospect St., Dutch Colonial  (1923). Sold: $935,000. Listed at $995,000. Living area: 2,292 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 80 days. • 14 Bow Rd., […]

Becca Pizzi’s Big Year Just Got Better With A Fenway Surprise [VIDEO]

Photo: The happy moment at Fenway with Becca Pizzi and Joe Stilwell. (FOX25 WFXT) Joe Stilwell was happy to be a supportive partner in the background while his girlfriend of five years, Belmont’s Becca Pizzi, became a running phenom this year by winning the World Marathon Challenge – seven marathons run on consecutive days in seven […]

Q&A: Daniel Vernick, Town Meeting’s 18-Year-Old Top Vote Getter

Photo: Daniel Vernick, Town Meeting Member, Precinct 1. When the annual Belmont Town Meeting convenes on Monday, May 2, sitting with his Precinct 1 colleagues will be an 18-year-old who won his seat in the town’s legislative branch by topping all the candidates in the eight precincts by running on bringing “new energy and a […]