Fed Grant Allows Belmont Fire to be Fully Staffed Since 2010

Just before the start of summer next year, the Belmont Fire Department will return to a position it hadn’t been in since 2010: being fully staffed. Thanks to a federal grant aimed at increasing the number of “front line” firefighters to meet national staffing and response standards, “[the BFD] will be budgeted for four shifts of 13 […]

Belmont OKs Commuter Pass Program, Price Hikes for Town Lots

Straphangers using Belmont Center to catch buses or the commuter rail to work will soon lose most of their free parking options as the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a plan Monday, Sept. 29 requiring commuters to purchase of a monthly pass to park along streets and town lots near the transportation hub. The recommendations […]

Belmont’s DPW Chief Peter Castanino Stepping Down

Peter Castanino, the long-serving director of the Belmont Department of Public Works, is retiring after 33 years of service, according to Town Administrator David Kale at Monday’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Sept. 29. “Too bad we can’t lock his door and keep him here,” quipped Selectman Mark Paolillo who said Castanino’s departure is “a significant […]

Belmont Health Collaborative Set to Begin Wellness Conversation

For Stacey Hammerlind and Lisa Gibalerio, the health of a community is based on what it knows not just how it feels. The founders of the newly-formed Belmont Health Collaborative are hoping their organization will become a clearinghouse for all things related to wellness in Belmont. “Our motto is ‘to inform, empower and engage,’” said […]

Second Annual Scharfman Memorial Road Race this Saturday, Oct. 5

Belmont and area runners who are looking for a great race to participate this fall need only look as far as their nearest town street as the second annual Dan Scharfman Memorial Road Race will take place this Sunday, Oct. 5. The 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) race will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Harris Field […]

Sports: Lynch Pins Belmont Field Hockey’s Big Win Over Lexington

The collective mindset of Belmont High School Field Hockey was on one salient fact as it took the field against host Lexington on a sunny and hot Saturday morning, Sept. 27. “We knew this was a big game,” said Belmont’s junior forward Kerri Lynch, as Belmont, Lexington and Winchester were in a logjam for second in the […]

Sports: Boys’ Soccer Back to Winning Ways with Somerville Victory

Second half goals from seniors Nick Frigo and Ben Lazenby put Belmont High School Boys’ Soccer team back in the win column as the Marauders defeated Somerville High School, 2-0, in an early morning matinee Saturday, Sept. 28. Belmont’s goals – coming five minutes apart mid-way in the second half – gave the Marauders the […]

Belmont Yard Sales on Sept. 27-28

Here are this weekend’s yard/moving/garage sales happening in the 02478 zip code: • 54 Elm St., Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  • 8 Jeanette Ave., Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Lexington Street at Ripley Road, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 354 Payson Rd., Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 176 Washington St., Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. […]