Driver Charged in Fatal Pedestrian/Vehicle Crash In Belmont

Photo: Sachi Thanawala. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin announced today, Friday, Sept. 21, that Raymond O’Brien, 45, of Medford has been charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in connection with an August 28, fatal collision in Belmont that took the life of Belmont resident Sachi Thanawala. Based on […]

Letter To The Editor: Belmont Should Not Place Fear-Based Regs On Burgeoning Industry

Photo: Sample jars at an existing retail operation. To the editor: The debate surrounding retail marijuana arises fears of the “undesirable people” that would be brought into town, fear of kids having access to marijuana, and scares about kids seeing marijuana in the window of a store (despite the fact that retailers are not allowed […]

DA IDs Belmont Resident Killed In Watertown Square Pedestrian/Tow Truck Accident

Photo: Location in Watertown of the accident that took the life of a Sycamore Street resident. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office has identified a Belmont resident as the person killed when a tow truck ran her down just outside Watertown Square on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Benita Horner, 68, of Sycamore Street was pronounced dead at […]

New Clay Pit Path Set To Open Mid-November; Vets Memorial A Bit Later

Photo: Work has already begun on the new path around Clay Pit Pond. It’s been more than two years after Town Meeting gave its OK, but finally, a premier Belmont recreation spot will soon have a new surface that the public will be able to use by Thanksgiving. In fact, work on the Clay Pit […]

Sports Quick Hits: Volleyball On A Streak; Girls’ Soccer Rebounds; Boys’ Soccer’s First Fall

Photo: Jane Mahon doing what she does best; control the net. A brief snapshot of the latest in Belmont High sports. Volleyball on Record Streak; Mahon Sets Second Career Mark Belmont High Volleyball is on a record streak at the start to the 2018 season. The Marauders’ 3-0 win over Lexington (25-21, 25-18, 25-22) on Monday, […]

Students Effort Has Belmont Food Pantry On The Move; Next Stop, Town Hall

Photo: The Town Hall entry to what will become the home of the Belmont Food Pantry.  After journeying from site and site over the years, the Belmont Food Pantry will be moving to Belmont Center as the quarter-century non-profit has found a new, and hopefully permanent home in Belmont’s Town Hall. The pantry, which began […]

Letter To The Editor: Planning Board’s Meeting Date Is Quite Shocking

Photo: Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday. Dear Planning Board, As you probably know by now, the League of Women Voters of Belmont has been studying Marijuana in Belmont since September 2017. We, as a committee, try to stay involved and aware in all aspects of planning for Marijuana in Belmont. We happened to […]