Citation Issued To Driver In Accident That Sent Belmont Cop To The Hospital

Photo: The aftermath of the accident. A Belmont resident has been issued a citation for a U-Turn violation resulting in an accident that sent a Belmont Police officer to Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge on Monday, Aug. 8, said Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin. The officer is recovering at home from injuries to his face and shoulder […]

Belmont, Most Of Eastern Mass Under Heat Advisory Until Saturday

Photo: Hot. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has issued a Heat Advisory for most of the state away from the coastline for the next two days. With temperatures expected to be in the 90’s in Belmont with high humidity, please follow the precautions listed below, to avoid a heat-related emergency. Drink Plenty of Fluids During […]

Belmont Light Asks To Ease Up On Electrical Use During Heat Wave

Photo: Sunny hot days ahead. Belmont Light and its partner, Woburn-based energy efficiency firm Sagewell, are informing customers that today, Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12, are expected to be high electricity use days due to continued high temperatures across New England.  And the town’s electrical utility is asking residents and customers to help […]

Belmont Officers, Town Agree to Contract … And Prepares For Another

Photo: Police Headquarters. It took a while, but the town and the union representing the cops on the beat have OK’d a new agreement in which Belmont officers receive a wage increase with some concessions – including limited drug testing – on their part. And in a few months, the two sides will be right […]

BREAKING: Belmont PD Officer Injured In Two Vehicle Incident On Trapelo [VIDEO]

Photo: Scene of the accident. An on-duty Belmont Police motorcycle officer was taken to Mount Auburn Hospital with undisclosed injuries after he crashed into the side of a late model Subaru near the intersection of Trapelo Road and White Street in Waverley Square just after 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8. Eyewitnesses told the Belmontonian the […]

Night Time Is The Right Time: Center’s Final Paving Starts Monday, Aug. 22

Photo: Laying down a new roadway. With the big bumps and potholes in and around Belmont Center smoothed out last week and the final sidewalks being laid near the commuter rail bridge, the Board of Selectmen voted Monday, Aug. 8, to OK the final layer of asphalt to be applied to Leonard Street and adjacent […]

Cushing Village Deal With Town ‘Close’ As Deadline Looms

Photo: Cushing Village. Will the final chapter of the saga known as Cushing Village be written tonight? Or will the Belmont Board of Selectmen and national developer Toll Brothers go down to the last few days before striking a deal on the cusp of a late August deadline? Answering the question will occur at the […]

Ninth Grade? Eighth Grade? Kindergarten? What Should A New Belmont High Include

Photo: Belmont High School. When the Massachusetts School Building Authority accepted Belmont’s application in January 2016 to provide partial state funding for the renovation of and new construction at Belmont High School, it was seen as a boom for future 9th through 12th graders who’ll attend the school when it’s completed approximately a decade from […]

Connect With Your Town: MEET BELMONT Set For Tuesday, Aug. 30

Photo: Meet Belmont last year. Belmont residents and prospective residents are invited to learn more about town departments, local government, schools, nonprofits and volunteer opportunities at the MEET BELMONT Community Information Fair, which takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St. The event […]

Day Two On Your Staycation In Belmont: A Pond And A Working Farm

Photo: Beaver Brook Reservation’s spray pool. By Shodai Inose, Belmont Citizens Forum Vacations are fun and relaxing, but can also be harsh on your wallet and the environment. A perfect way to stay environment and budget friendly is by having a Staycation!  A Staycation is exactly what it sounds like; it’s a vacation in your hometown. […]