After No Deal By Purecoat, Community Path Design Focus On North Of Tracks

Photo: Community path now on the northside. It’s now the north side. The proposed community path from Belmont Center to the Cambridge line will now be going along the north side of the MBTA commuter rail tracks after town representatives could not come to an agreement with a prominent Belmont property owner to take a portion […]

Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Day Saturday, April 27; 9-Noon

Photo: Planting trees in Belmont’s Lone Tree Hill (belmontcitizensforum.org) On Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Belmont Citizens Forum in conjunction with the Judy Record Conservation Fund is sponsoring the seventh annual Lone Tree Hill Volunteer Day, and we invite you to participate, come rain or shine. This year, there are having […]

Prescription Drug Take-Back At DPW Yard; Sat., April 27

Photo: Poster for the national drug take-back day. The Belmont Police Department in conjunction with the Belmont Auxiliary Police and the Drug Enforcement Agency will be hosting a prescription drug Take-Back Initiative to prevent the abuse and theft of old, unused and expired prescription drugs. The Belmont Police will have a collection point set up […]

Belmont Girls’ Rugby Romps In Season Opening Matches

Photo: Belmont High Junior Callie Weissman on the run vs. Lincoln Sudbury. The two-time consecutive state champions Belmont High Girls’ Rugby program got down to the business of defending its crown beginning the season with a pair of dominate performances. The Marauders’ open its campaign for a third banner by defeating last year’s championship finalist […]

Bank On It: Chase Replaces Coldwell Banker in Center

Photo: The future home of Chase in Belmont. Even James Holzhauer could come up with the question to this Jeopardy! answer: “An endless number.” The question: “How many banks branches can fit in Belmont Center?” The latest financial outpost to stake a claim in the “Town of Homes” is the US’s largest bank as JPMorgan […]

Last Day Of School In Belmont Is … A Monday (Ugh!)

All it took was a single snow day for last classes at Belmont’s six public schools to be dragged over a weekend. Belmont School Superintendent John Phelan announced at the School Committee meeting held on Tuesday, April 9, the definitive final day of the 2018-2019 school year, no matter what weather related event – June […]

Belmont Energy Committee’s Forum: Taking Local Action To Stop Climate Change

Belmont is on the forefront of local communities who have taken action to reduce its part in global climate change. More than a decade ago, Town Meeting in 2008 adopted a climate action plan to reduce the town’s green house gases by 80 percent by the year 2050. Since then, the town and Town Meeting […]

2-Alarm Fire Damages Trapelo Road Two Family

A mid-morning blaze heavily damaged the top floors of a rental residence on Trapelo Road near the intersection of Belmont Street, snarling traffic on the busy thoroughfare on Friday, April 5. No one was injured in the incident. The two-alarm fire started near or close to the rear porch of the 99-year-old two family owned […]