Forum This Thursday To Discuss How Belmont Can Reach Goals Of Equitable, Affordable Housing

Photo: A road towards more equitable housing in Belmont Belmont Against Racism, The Belmont Housing Trust, The Belmont Media Center, and the Belmont Human Rights Commission are hosting an informational public forum titled “Belmont’s Road to Housing Equity this Thursday, April 29 at 6:55 p.m. via Zoom or live on Belmont Media Center. It will be an evening […]

COVID Update: With J&J’s Return, Belmont Resumes Homebound Vaccinations

Photo: The latest update on the COVID-19 virus in Belmont Three days after the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the resumption of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the general public, the Massachusetts Department of Health gave the “green light” for Belmont’s Health Department to resume its homebound vaccination effort, according […]

As Yard Sale Season Begins, Know The Town’s Bylaw Before Putting Out The Signs

Photo: Yard sales are just around the corner Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman wants to remind all residents a permit is required for all yard sales according to the Belmont General Bylaw §60-910 setting the limit of three sales in a calendar year and articulates requirements for those holding private sales. If you intend to […]

All Belmont Public Students Are Back In School On Last Week Of April

Photo: Belmont student will be in classrooms after the Spring break. (Credit: Pixabay) After two months of in-house analysis and some pressure from the state, all Belmont students will be back in school on the final week of April, according to John Phelan, Belmont superintendent of schools. “We believe that we’re making really, really good […]

Registration Underway For Underwood Pool Summer Season

Photo: Registration for Belmont residents to purchase membership to the Underwood Pool is now underway. Any remaining passes will be released to non-residents on June 1 at 8 a.m. Opening day at the Underwood is currently scheduled for Wednesday, June 23. The closing day of the pool is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 1.  Public swim block will […]

Letter To The Editor: Designate At Least One Day To Honor Indigenous Peoples

To the editor: In third grade, my Winn Brook class went on a field trip to Plymouth Plantation. Furious that I got separated from my best friend, I stomped through the English village where costumed colonists wished us a “Good morrow.” At the Wampanoag Homesite, we watched Indigenous women dressed in deerskins cooking next to […]

Final Day Of The 2020-21 School Year Is …

Photo: Now for a little math or maths as it’s known in other English-speaking countries. If students are required to attend 180 days of school and each school districts adds 5 ‘snow’ days to the calendar and there were a pair of actual days cancelled due to weather but the state did not give permission […]

Veterans Site At Clay Pit Pond Gets A New Name

Photo: The dedication of the Belmont Veterans Memorial, Nov. 3, 2019. The memorial on the bank of Clay Pit Pond that recognize Belmont residents who serviced in the US Armed Services has received a new name. The Select Board on Monday, April 12, voted unanimously to honor a request by the Veterans Memorial Committee to […]

Checkoway Named School Committee Chair. Vice Chair? Let’s Wait On That

Photo: A Zoom capture of Amy Checkoway Amy Checkoway was unanimously elected chair of the Belmont School Committee at its organizational meeting a week after the Town Election. She takes over the reins of the six member board from Andrea Prestwich. An education policy researcher for a large international consulting firm, Checkoway enters her third […]

Memorial Day Observance Set For Belmont Cemetery At 11 AM, May 31

Photo: The 2019 Memorial Day observance at Belmont Cemetery After being cancelled due in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Memorial Day Observance returns in 2021 as Belmont honors those residents who fell defending the country. The observance will take place at Belmont Cemetery adjacent Grove Street on Monday, May 31, at 11 […]