BREAKING: Paolillo Stepping Down As Selectman

Photo: Mark Paolillo It was a tough decision, but in the end, Mark Paolillo decided that it was a time of a change in his life and the political life of his hometown. The three-term member of the Belmont Board of Selectmen told his fellow members after the end of its scheduled meeting Monday, Jan. 7 […]

Belmont Girls Hoops Beat Back Reading With Strong 4th; Boys’ Quiet Rockets Early

Photo: Maiya Bergdorf scored 7 of her 11 points in the fourth quarter. Since the beginning of the season, Belmont High Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Melissa Hart had been waiting for her team to face a “tough” contest. “I want to see just how good we really are,” she said. Hart got her wish granted on […]

New Rules And Times For Leaving Your X-Mas Tree For Pickup

Photo: New rule on X-Mas tree pickup. As Christmas is fading into the distance, the annual “de-dressing” of o’ Tannenbaum has begun and it’s off to the sidewalk for the family Christmas tree.  And the Department of Public Works has a message to all residents: Starting this year, Christmas trees will only be picked up […]

Nomination Papers For Town-Wide, Town Meeting Election Now Available

Photo: Nomination papers. Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman announced Friday, Jan. 3 that nomination papers for elected town-wide 0ffices are available for those who wish to run. All candidates must be registered voters of Belmont. In addition to those races, 12 representative Town Meeting Members are elected for three-year terms from each of the town’s […]

Tsae Seta! Old School Barista Bids Starbucks – And Work – Farewell

Photo: Seta Najarian is retiring from Starbucks after 14-plus years.  The sign on the door at 48 Leonard St. in Belmont Center reads “Starbucks” but on most weekday mornings for the past decade and a half, it might as well have read “Seta’s.” That’s because it would be hard to find any more commanding personality […]