The Belmont Emergency Rental Assistance Program Is Accepting Applications

Photo: Rental assistance in Belmont. The Town of Belmont has launched today, Monday, July 27, an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to aid residents who rent in town and have suffered loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative was authorized by the annual 2020 Town Meeting in June, which permitted the Belmont Housing Trust to […]

Town of Belmont High Heat/Humidity Advisory

Photo: The heat map from the National Weather Service. Due to the current period of high heat and humidity, the Town of Belmont encourages everyone to stay cool and hydrated and to check on elderly friends and neighbors while following good social distancing practices.  Seniors with questions about staying cool during this especially warm period […]

Special Town Meeting Set For Sept. 21 Using Zoom, TurningPoint Voting

Photo: Belmont Town Meeting Members are being asked to SAVE THE DATES for a Special Town Meeting taking place on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. Additional sessions will be held on Sept.  23 and 30. The meeting will again be held by remote-access using Zoom and TurningPoint just as we did for the annual Town Meeting […]

Rec Commission OKs Month Long Trial To Bring Off-Leash Dogs Back To Parks

Photo: Off-leash regs revert back to pre-CIVID-19 days. After pleas from pet owners to allow their pooches to once again run in town parks, the Belmont Recreation Commission in association with the Board of Health approved a return for a one month trial period to the pre-COVID-19 off-leash program for dogs. With Massachusetts in Stage […]

‘Vote By Mail’ Postcards Mailed To Belmont’s Registered Voters.

Photo: A sample of the ‘Vote By Mail’ Planning to vote in the State Primary Sept. 1 or the Presidential Election Nov. 3?  This is certainly a different election season and different behavior will help to keep us all safe and guarantee your ballot gets counted on Election Day.  The Massachusetts Legislature voted new entitlements in the […]

Once Thought Gone, Payson Park Music’s Summer Concerts Are Back

Photo: The logo of the Payson Park Music Festival After nearly being cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the third time was a charm as the founder of the Payson Park Music Festival was successful in getting the four-decade old summer tradition underway Wednesday (before the rains came) with the perennial favorite THE LOVE DOGS. […]

Belmont Likely To Start School Year With Hybrid Learning Option

Photo: Burbank Elementary School The doors will be opening at Belmont’s six public schools in approximately 45 days and according to the educators in charge, the hows and whys of beginning the new school year remain, in two words, quite fluid. With the COVID-19 pandemic in the US continuing unabated, the idea that simply ringing […]

Belmont Center Parking Meters Back In Operation Beginning Friday

Photo: Inactive no longer as parking stations will be activated on Friday in Belmont Center. The days of free parking throughout Belmont Center will come to an end beginning Friday, July 17, after a vote by the Belmont Select Board at its remote meeting on Monday. “It’s a return to normality,” said Board Chair Roy […]

Flattened: COVID-19 Barely Registers In Belmont With 2 New Positives In Past Month

Photo: COVID-19 numbers have flattened in Belmont Just as the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping over the country, the coronavirus has all but vanished from Belmont. In the month between June 12 and July 10, the Massachusetts Department of Health confirmed only two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Belmont residents – now […]

Community Path Public Meeting Set For Thursday, July 16, 7PM

Photo: The community path in Belmont The Belmont Community Path Project Committee is holding a remote public information meeting Thursday, July 16 with the the town’s engineering consultant Nitsch Engineering to go over Phase 1 of the Community Path project. The meeting will be a presentation by the Boston-based engineering firm regarding the draft 25 […]