BREAKING: Belmont Asst. Police Chief MacIsaac Named Wayland’s Top Cop

Photo: Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac. Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac will be named Wayland’s top cop, replacing Police Chief Robert Irving who is retiring after 15 years leading the department. The Wayland Board of Selectmen had scheduled an executive session to discuss negotiation strategy in hiring a new chief at its Monday, Aug. 21, […]

Power Outage 2.0: Tuesday’s Lights Out Set For 11 PM

Photo: Out goes the lights. A wide swath of Belmont including Belmont Center to the Waverley Square neighborhood will experience a second “eclipse” in as many days. But the blackout on   will occur when Belmont Light switches off the power to 67 streets as the municipal electrical utility starts the process of transferring the current […]

15th Annual Meet Belmont Set For Next Tuesday, Aug. 29

Photo: Exhibitors at last year’s Meet Belmont Residents, new and old, and those thinking about moving to Belmont are invited to learn more about town departments, local government, schools, nonprofits and volunteer opportunities at the Meet Belmont Community Information Fair taking place on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chenery […]

135 Years Later, Belmont Town Hall Drawing Finds A Home in Town Hall

Photo: The illustration of Belmont’s Town Hall, circa 1881. While some people like to spend their vacation sitting by the pool or hiking on far off trails, this July Selectman Adam Dash took some of his time away from work to hit the internet with the goal of seeking out items for sale with a […]

Come To Belmont’s Eclipse Viewing Party Monday

Photo: The poster for Monday’s Eclipse Viewing Party. Looking for a place to see the (unfortunately for us in Belmont will be a partial) solar eclipse that’s happening on Monday afternoon?  Then head to the front steps of the Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave., as the library is holding an Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, Aug. […]

Belmont’s Resident Astrophysicists Ready For Monday’s Big Eclipse

Photo: Belmont’s resident astrophysicists, Steven Saar and Andrea Prestwich, ready for Monday’s solar eclipse. Andrea Prestwich is approaching viewing Monday’s total solar eclipse of two minds. As an astrophysicist at Harvard’s Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory who explores the vastness of space through an orbital x-ray telescope – the Chandra X-ray Observatory – the coming eclipse is, well, disappointing […]

Planning Board Accused of Violating Open Meeting Law In Day School Case

Photo: Members of the Belmont Planning Board in June. The town of Belmont has received a formal complaint from a resident who alleges the town’s Planning Board violated the state’s Open Meeting Law during the design and site plan review of a new building and roadway proposed by the Belmont Day School. Tim Duncan, who […]

Wednesday Night’s Power Outage Set For Large Section Of Belmont

Photo: As Pat Travers would say, “Boom Boom, Out Goes the Lights.” Get out the candles and flashlights; at least you know Wednesday night’s power outage is coming. At 11 p.m. on Aug. 16, the lights – and television and everything depending on electricity – will be going out for up to an hour as Belmont […]

After Violent Weekend, Belmont Stands with Charlottesville

Photo: Belmont Stands in Solidarity with Charlottesville event Monday, Aug.14 In the growing dusk of Monday evening, Belmont residents came together to light the way back from fear towards hope. After a weekend of violence and death in Charlottesville, Virginia that shook the nation and on the night a 17-year-old suspect vandalized a glass panel of […]

Belmont Candlelight Vigil Supporting Charlottesville Monday, 7:30PM

Photo: Candlelight memorial in Charlottesville (WTVR) A candlelight vigil will take place Monday, Aug. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at First Church Belmont, Unitarian Universalist on Concord Avenue across from Belmont Center that organizers are calling Belmont Stands in Solidarity with Charlottesville. The campaigners are asking the Belmont community to stand together against the violence […]