The Week in Review: Historic Church Torn Down, Kingston Accepts Contract Extension

The events that occurred in the past week in Belmont.

by a developer who will replace landmark with two or three two-unit townhouses.

Dr. Thomas Kingston will be the Belmont School District's "interim" superintendent for an additional 18 months until June 2014 as he accepted the extension of his contract from the Belmont School Committee.

The town announced that beginning in April, 10 weeks of work replacing Belmont Center's water mains and gas lines will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Sixteen roads will be repaired this coming construction season according to the town's enginner. 

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year would increase  from last year but many observers note that Patrick's plan is an opening shot in the state budget process involving the state legislature.

The Belmont Fire Department will upgrade the ambulance service by adding advanced life saving EMTs which it currently contracts out. The new service will also bring a new stream of revenue to the town and pay for a new ambulance in the next five years.

Belmont High students will have a chance to use the school's newly-purchased Breathalyzer during lunch hours in advance to the school's Dance Formal on Feb. 9. 

The earliest that , according to the chairman of the town's Planning Board.

A FAA proposal that goes into effect in March will increase the number of residents impacted by noise from aircraft departing Boston's Logan Airport.

Belmont's librarians have accepted a challenge from the director of Arlington's Library to see which can increase the number of new library cards the most in the next month. 

A total of 47 Belmont High and Chenery Middle school artists took top honors in an annual state-wide competition.

After stopping a six-game slide Tuesday, Belmont High's Girls' basketball team is now just one game away from punching their ticket to the playoffs for the first time since 2008.


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