They’re Off: Incumbents Dash To Secure Nomination Papers For Town-Wide Offices

Photo: Mike Widmer would be seeking his 13th term as Town Moderator. The 2020 Belmont Town Election is still 98 days away on April 7, 2020 but it appears this edition will be few if any open seats among the 11 town-wide positions up for grabs when Belmont voters go to the polls. Incumbents in […]

What’s Open/Closed On New Year’s Day 2020 In Belmont

Photo: Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay A Happy New Year, Belmont. Unlike a week ago on Christmas, there a bit more options available for those seeking a strong cup of coffee, some aspirin or just resupplying the pantry. Closed: Town offices Federal offices Belmont Public Library US Postal Service, Belmont and Waverley Square. Dunkin’ Donuts • The […]

Immigration Highlights Keynote Address At Belmont’s Annual MLK Breakfast, Jan. 20

Photo: Ragini Shah, founder and director of Suffolk University’s Immigration Clinic will be the keynote speaker at the annual MLK Community Breakfast. The bond linking civil rights leader Martin Luther King and the struggle immigrants experience in today’s adverse environment will be the focus of this year’s keynote address at the 26th annual Martin Luther […]

Belmont Under Winter Weather Advisory ‘Til New Year’s Eve Morning

Photo: Icy, snowy mess over the next 48 hours. A large part of eastern Massachusetts including Belmont has been placed under a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 10:26 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28 and lasting until 7 a.m. Tuesday, New Year’s Eve. The National Weather Service issued an “urgent” message Sunday that the impacted area will […]

Who’s Closing Early Christmas Eve; What’s Open/Closed On Christmas In Belmont

Photo: Merry Christmas, Belmont. If after unwrapping all your presents and watching the latest holiday movie on the Hallmark Channel you have a “need” to get out of the house, here are a few places around town open on Christmas. Christmas Eve early closings: All Belmont Town Offices and the Public Library will close at […]

As FY ’21 Tax Rate Falls, Average Tax Bill Jumps 11% As High School Debt Exclusion Kicks In

Photo: The Assessors before the Select Board (from left) Martin Millane, Robert Reardon and Charles Laverty III Belmont homeowners knew the day of reckoning was coming. And that day will be July 1, 2020 when the dual impact of the successful vote on the $213 million debt exclusion to build the new Middle and High […]

A Room Of Stars Came To Send Belmont Police Chief McLaughlin Into Retirement

Photo: A galaxy of police chiefs came to honor Belmont Chief Richard McLaughlin on his retirement after 39 years in public safety. Former Belmont Town Administrator David Kale said after looking around the Select Board Room in Town Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 17, “this is the safest place to be in America.” Inside the space […]

Belmont Light’s Winter Celebration/Blanket Drive Set For Thursday

Photo: Part of the poster for Belmont Light’s Winter Celebration and Blanket Drive. The town’s electrical utility, Belmont Light, will be celebrating the Winter season with its customers at the 40 Prince St. office on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.    The event is open to all Belmont Light customers. Those attending […]

Arizona Business Express Interest In Opening Pot Shop On Pleasant Street

Photo: An image of Mint’s retail pot operation on Pleasant Street. An Arizona-based firm described as “an industry leader in the blossoming cannabis industry” has sent a notice of intent to Belmont town officials to open a “world class adult-use“ retail marijuana dispensary on Pleasant Street where a service station is currently located. Mint Retail […]

Coffeehouse Fundraiser At Belmont High On Friday

Photo: Coffeehouse at Belmont High on Friday End the week with is an evening of entertainment, good food and festive celebration at the Belmont High School Performing Arts Company’s Winter Coffeehouse Fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join the company as they transform the High School’s cafeteria into a cozy performance hall […]