Public Access Variety

Most Recent Episode Love Thy Neighbor: 2019

A short film by Aidan Hamell


Love Thy Neighbor: 2019

A short film by Aidan Hamell

Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast: 01/21/19

Belmont's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast with keynote speaker Dr. Emmett Price, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Restorative Justice: 11/15/18

Panel discussion on restorative justice, presented by Belmont Against Racism. What does restorative justice mean for Belmont? How does restorative justice work? Panelists include: Erin Freeborn, executive director for Communities for Restorative Justice; MA Senator Will Brownsberger; Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin, Arlington Police Chief Fred Ryan; Deputy Scot Caput, Middlesex Sheriff's Office; and Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.

BMC Annual Meeting: 11/28/18

Belmont Media Center's Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner. Featured guest: Paul Boghosian

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: 11/18/18

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service held on November 18, 2018 at the Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church.

Meet Belmont: 08/28/18

Belmont's annual information fair on town organizations, departments, clubs and activities.

Belmont Porchfest 2018: 09/08/18

A compilation of 17 different performances from Belmont Porchfest 2018.
Hannah Siglin 0:07 - 2:53
Brad Goff Band 3:01 - 11:09
Waverley St. Blues Rockers 11:17 - 15:53
BHS Advanced Jazz Combo 16:01 - 24:53
Melissa Mills 25:01 - 28:13
Boston Scottish Fiddle Orchestra 28:22 - 32:09
Berklee Professors of Belmont 32:17 - 41:39
Corner House 41:46 - 45:47
Sweet Noise 45:54 - 50:03
Jess Green 50:11 - 53:06
Andrea Shippy 53:14 - 56:36
Kyle Bourque Band 56:43 1:01:51
Singing Nettles 1:02:00 - 1:04:55
34 Winners Ukelele Group 1:05:03 - 1:06:32
Midnight Turkey 1:06:39 - 1:10:55
Silvermusik 1:11:02 - 1:13:30
School of Honk 1:13:38 - 1:23:15

Belmont Town Day: 06/02/18

Coverage of Belmont Town Day 2018.

National Purple Heart Day: 08/07/18

National Purple Heart Day Observance and Recognition Ceremony at Belmont Public Library featuring army chaplain Paul Minor, veterans service officer Bob Upton, and selectman Adam Dash.

Beaver Brook Playground Grand Re-Opening: 2018

The ceremony for the grand re-opening of the Beaver Brook playground and spray deck in Belmont.

Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee Marathon Concert: 06/23/18

Musicians and students perform music composed by Belmont resident and contemporary classical composer Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee in honor of her 80th birthday.

Neo Millennium Institue - Chinese New World System and 21st Century

Chinese New World System and 21st Century

Brendan Grant's Home Run 5K Race: 06/17/18

Coverage of the 17th Annual Brendan Grant Home Run 5K Race, includes the youth race and awards ceremony with Bobbi Gibb, first woman to finish an entire Boston Marathon.

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony: 05/28/18

The 2018 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Belmont.

Clifford: the Big Red Dog: 2018

A short video on Clifford, the Big Red Dog puppet created by Ottavio Forte.

Armenian Genocide Commemoration at State House: 04/20/18

The 103rd anniversary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide at the State House.

Armenian Genocide Commemoration at Armenian Heritage Park: 04/21/18

The 103rd anniversary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide at the Armenian Heritage Park.

Belmont Studios: 1

Episode 1 of "Belmont Studios" created by students in the K-4 TV Production class during April Vacation.

Killing Orders: Talat Pasha's Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide: 04/03/18

A lecture by Dr. Taner Akcam, historian and professor at Clark University Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. This lecture was at the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown, MA.

Chinese New Year Gala: 02/11/18

Presented by the Belmont Chinese American Association.

Students Speak Out for Their Life: 04/05/18

Franklin Tucker from the Belmontonian speaks to the Belmont High School students who organized the walk out in response to the recent gun violence in Parkland, Florida.

Winslow Homer's Belmont
Talk of the Town: 03/20/18

Belmont Vision 21 Implementation Committee's Meet Belmont presents "Talk of the Town" with speakers including Debra Cash, Mariam Almusalamy, Barbara Joseph and Graham Allison. Hosted by Jane Clayson Johnson.

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast: 01/15/18

Belmont's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast, featuring guest speaker State Representative Byron Rushing. Also respresentatives from the organization Black in Belmont share their experiences as black students in a mostly caucasian high school.

Levon Hovsepian and Friends Concert: December 2017

A concert at the First Armenian Church of Belmont with music performed by Levon Hovsepian and friends.

Boston: 2017

Video montage of Boston scenery by Gabriele Boffelli.

99 Faces Project: 2017

A short video about the 99 Faces Project: "The Many Faces of Our Mental Health" on exhibit through Feb. 11th at the Museum of Science. 99 Faces was created by artist Lynda Cutrell. The video was created by Belmont Media Center interns Deniz Dutton and Ezra Corazon.

Decoding Dyslexia Information Session: 11/18/17

Decoding Dyslexia Massachusetts and Decoding Dyslexia Belmont present an information session with presentations by three dyslexia researchers: Dr. Nadine Gaab, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Dr. Charles Haynes, Professor for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the School of Health an Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH; and Dr. Melissa Orkin, Program Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University.

1919: December 2017

A short video about a historic home built in 1919 and owned by the Bruzzese Family.

Flag Retirement Ceremony: 10/14/17

A ceremony of retiring old flags, presented by the Belmont Veterans Service Office and Belmont Boy Scout Troop 66 Eagle Scout Candidate Robert Mountain.

Belmont Woman's Club Presents: 11/15/17

Belmont Woman's Club hosts an hour with Jim Braude of WGBH's Boston Public Radio at Belmont Town Auditorium

"All The Facts" with Belmont S.P.O.R.T.: Fall 2017

Part of the "Lights, Camera, Action!" program with Belmont S.P.O.R.T. participants interview Fire Chief David Frizzell and tour the Belmont Fire Department. Fall 2017.

Talk of the Town: BPD and DPW

Steve Rosales tours the Belmont Police Department and Department of Public Works buildings.

Belmont, Coyotes, and You: 10/26/17

Belmont's Animal Control Officer John Maguranis presents an informational seminar on coyotes.

Belmont Festival Orchestra: 06/01/17

Belmont Festival Orchestra presents a concert at the Beech Street Center on June 1, 2017. Music numbers include: Glinka's "Overture to Ruslan & Lyudmila" and Wagner's "Tannhauser Overture." Conducted by Nathaniel Meyer, featuring piano soloist Sasha Beresovsky.

Pet Photography Presentation: 2017

Presentation with Blue Amrich of "Beyond the Fence Adventure Dog Photography" on pet photography and tips to take better pictures of your dogs.

Meet Belmont: 08/29/17

2017 Annual Meet Belmont.

Belmont Festival Orchestra: 06/02/17

The Belmont Festival Orchestra presents a concert at the First Church in Cambridge on June 2, 2017. Conducted by Belmont resident Nathaniel Meyer. Solo Pianist: Sasha Beresovsky.

Purple Heart Day : 08/07/17

Purple Heart Day Observance and Recognition Ceremony at the Belmont Public Library on August 7th, 2017. Features Colonel Michael Callanan (USMC retired) and Belmont Veterans Memorial representative Bill McEvoy. Hosted by Bob Upton, Belmont Veterans Service Officer.

Brendan's Home Run 5k: 06/18/17

The annual Brendan's Home Run 5k Race, which honors the memory of Belmont athlete Brendan Grant.

Wine and Moonshine Made Easy

Ottavio Forte demonstrates how to make wine and moonshine at a session of the Middlesex County Beekeepers Association (MCBA).

Belmont Town Day: 05/20/17

Coverage of Belmont's Annual Town Day.

Constructing Summer Solace: 2017

Documentary produced by Frederique Rigoulot as part of the "Rock the Doc" Course. 2017.

Voices of the Blue Heron Trail: 2017

Documentary produced by William Bonney for the "Rock the Doc" Documentary course. 2017.

Beekeeping in Belmont: 05/11/17

Belmont beekeeper Ottavio Forte gives a presentation on bees at the Beech Street Center. Topics include the difference between honeybees and wasps, how to distinguish good honey from bad honey, how to deal with stings, the pollination process and more.

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony: 05/29/17

Belmont's Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony.

Sustainable Belmont: 04/05/17

A presentation on the Pay As You Throw Program. Speakers include Carolyn Dann, from Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection, and Steve Lisaukas from Waste Zero, a consulting firm specializing in municipal waste solutions.

Talk of the Town: 03/21/17

Belmont Vision 21 Implementation Committee presents "Talk of the Town." Speakers include Clayton Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School; Elissa Ely, Creator of the WBUR Remembrance Project; Alfie Kohn, Author and Lecturer on Education, Parenting and Human Behavior; and Rupal Patel, CEO and Founder of VocaliD. The event was hosted by Jane Clayson Johnson, Journalist, Writer and Radio Host.

Belmont Chinese New Year Gala 2017: 01/28/17

The Belmont Chinese American Association presents its Chinese New Year Gala at Chenery Middle School in Feb. 2017.

Belmont Public Library: 2/7/17 - Public Forum

The Trustees of the Belmont Public Library, the Feasibility Study Committee, and architect Stewart Roberts presented the path forward for the library in an open public forum last week. Watch and learn about each plan for the future for your library and how it may affect you and your family's library needs.

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast: 01/16/17

Belmont's Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast. Keynote speaker: Dorothy Stoneman, founder of YouthBuild. Also featured at the event was a panel of METCO alumnae.

Hands Around the Pond: 12/17/16

The Stand Up for Safety and Civility presents "Hands Around the Pond," an event bringing together Belmont residents to join hands around Clay Pit Pond, symbolizing their support for those targeted in hate crimes.

Fall Stroll: 9-24-16

Belmont Center's grand reopening, celebrating the completion of the center's reconstruction project

Meet Belmont: 8-30-16

Belmont's annual information night at Chenery Middle School Cafeteria. Sydney Matzko interviews Town organization and club representatives at Meet Belmont. Camera operator: Ottavio Forte.

Trapelo Rd. & Belmont St. Reconstruction Ribbon Cutting: 9-30-16

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of construction on Trapelo Road and Belmont Street.

Studio Cinema 95th Anniversary Special: 9/22/2016

Jeanne Widmer speaks with owner/operator Jim Bramante about the Studio Cinema

Purple Heart Day: 8-7-16

Belmont's first annual celebration of Purple Heart Day.

Belmont Memorial Ceremony: 6-18-16

Belmont's Annual Memorial Ceremony for those who sacrificed their lives for this country. This ceremony was held on June 18, 2016.

All the Facts: 2016

Video projects produced by members of Belmont S.P.O.R.T. Includes interviews at Wheel Works and Nick's Place II.

Integration Nation: Dr. Susan Eaton & Lindsey Rinder: 6/29/2016

Dr. Susan Eaton, Director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University, talks about her book Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America at its Best. Also featuring Lindsey Rinder, Director of English and English Language Learning in the Belmont Public Schools speaks about the languages and demographics of Belmont Public Schools

Brendan's Home Run 5k Race: 6-19-16

The 15th annual Brendan's Home Run 5k Race. This event is presented by the Brendan Grant Foundation which honors the memory of BHS student and baseball player Brendan Grant. The foundation supports Belmont and the Greater Boston community through scholarships and funding sports programs for young adults.

Belmont Booster All-Stars vs. New England Patriots: Charity Basketball

Belmont locals make up an All-Star basketball team to take on members of the New England Patriots in this charity event to raise money for the Belmont Booster Club.

Purple Heart Community Recognition Ceremony: 4-22-16

The Town of Belmont is recognized as a Purple Heart Community by the Military Order of the Purple Heart during a ceremony held on April 22, 2016 at the Belmont Public Library.

One Book One Belmont: Anita Diamant 04/26/16

One Book One Belmont features author Anita Diamant. She speaks about her book The Boston Girl.

A Path Appears - Jimmy Tingle Interviews

Comedian Jimmy Tingle interviews representatives of the local organizations receiving the benefit of this year's "A Path Appears" fundraiser. Jimmy Tingle will be performing a fundraiser event for the Belmont Food Pantry, Belmont METCO, and the Bristol Lodge in Waltham on Saturday May 7th at the Belmont High School

Muslims in America - Hearing Their Story

Belmont Against Racism, the Belmont Human Rights Commission, Beth El Temple Center Social Action Committee, First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist Social Action Committee, and the Belmont Religious Council present:

Dr. David Alper, Belmont Religious Council.

Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim & Islamic Religion and Cultures - Harvard University

Shannon Erwin, Attorney & Executive Director, Muslim Justice League

Dr. Asif Razvi, Outreach Committee of The Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland

Homecoming Celebration for Becca Pizzi

Homecoming Parade for Belmont's own Becca Pizzi, World Marathon Challenge Winner.

Belmont WWI Memorial Re-Dedication

Belmont WWI Memorial Re-Dedication on Veteran's Day 11/11/15.

Belmont Solar Policy Discussion: 3-2-15

Roger Wrubel discusses solar policies with Karl Rabago, executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center at Pace Law School.

Belmont Car Wash 50th Anniversary: 6-21-14

A short video on the Belmont Car Wash 50th Anniversary Celebration. Includes interviews with the owners and managers of the car wash.

Norman Katz Lecture: Belmont High School 05/22/13

Former military attache to the U.S. Secret Service, Norman Katz witnessed the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963. Katz came to Belmont High School to speak in May of 2013, the 50th anniversary year of the shooting. Incidentally, the Marathon bombings and apprehension of the alleged perpetrator had just transpired and Katz tied that in to his presentation. While outspoken on many aspects of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies, Katz rigidly adheres to the status quo version (the government's version) of the Kennedy assassination. Nonetheless, he offers a detailed and often graphic account of his time in the Secret Service replete with rarely seen images relating to the assassination.

Belmont Citizens Forum: Water Trouble: 9-10-15

On September 10, The Belmont Citizens Forum hosted a stormwater forum titled “Water Trouble” featuring panelists familiar with the proposed regulations. They were Ralph Jones, managing director of Cadmus consultants; Wayne Chouinard, Arlington town engineer, and Matthew Shuman, Watertown town engineer; Julie Dyer Wood, director of projects at the Charles River Watershed Association; Patrick Herron, deputy director of the Mystic River Watershed Association; and John C. Swallow, founder of Environmental Sciences, Pine & Swallow Environmental.

The Many Faces of Homelessness: 4-26-15

A forum on homelessness featuring a panel of representatives of various agencies on homelessness and a panel of legislators. Also included are testimonials from the formerly homeless and a speech by keynote speaker Libby Hayes, Executive Director of Homes for Families.

The Many Faces of Homelessness: 4-26-15

A forum on homelessness featuring a panel of representatives of various agencies on homelessness and a panel of legislators. Also included are testimonials from the formerly homeless and a speech by keynote speaker Libby Hayes, Executive Director of Homes for Families.

A Path Appears: 4-15-15

Nicholas Kristof, Co-Author of A Path Appears shares stories of inspiration with Belmont.

Clare Shea: A Dancer's Life: 2014

a documentary about the life and career of dance instructor Clare Shea.

Belmont Car Wash 50th Anniversary: 6-21-14

A short video on the Belmont Car Wash 50th Anniversary Celebration. Includes interviews with the owners and managers of the car wash.

Butler Playground: 2014

A documentary about the process of rebuilding Butler Playground from town meeting discussing to completion of construction.