New COVID Cases Remain Low In Belmont, No Additional Deaths Since May

Photo: The latest COVID-19 update for Belmont The rate of new infections of COVID-19 in Belmont continues to remain steady with single digit increases over the past month. As of Aug. 28, Belmont has reported 253 cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of four cases since the previous week’s Aug. 21 report. Due to the new […]

State Requiring Flu Shots For All Students Attending Massachusetts Schools

Photo: Now it’s required Last week State public health officials announced that influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities. The new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related illness and ​the overall impact of respiratory […]

District Reveals How StudentsWill Move Through The Four Learning Phases

Photo: The title page of the Belmont School District’s presentation on the coming school year After questions from parents and students on how and when Belmont schools would transition between the four learning phases established last week, the Belmont School District released a detailed blueprint on the health and safety criteria the community and each […]

Special Town Meeting Likely To Take Up Ending Civil Service For Police, Fire; Trailers Staying On Woodland

Photo: The civil service in Massachusetts Those hoping Belmont’s Special Town Meeting to be held on the last full day of summer (Sept. 21) would “be so easy” with a few procedural articles that would get passed without much trouble can put those dreams away as it appears there’s likely to be a “knockout drag […]

Leonard Street Remains One Way Until Sept. 28; Free Parking In Center ‘Til Then

Photo: One way on the way out come Sept 28 The Belmont Select Board has extended by nearly a month the one-way traffic on Leonard Street allowing restaurants in Belmont Center to continue al fresco dining into the fall. The street through Belmont’s main business hub will revert back to two-way traffic in the early […]

Private To Public: Belmont Adding A Circle To Its Streets

Photo: Carleton Circle will soon move from a private way to a public road. It’s been so long since the town of Belmont took ownership of a private street that Town Engineer Glenn Clancy can’t recall the last time it’s happened. So next month’s Special Town Meeting will have a unique opportunity to approve the […]

Will Belmont High Be Playing Sports In 2020? Here’s The Q&As

Photo: Belmont High Football will be delayed until 2021. It’ll be Thanksgiving without the turkey this year. The annual Belmont vs Watertown Turkey Day football rivalry, which would be marking its centennial contest in 2020, will have to wait until sometime next year to settle its annual grudge match after the state and the athletic […]

In-Person Early Voting For State Primary Begins Saturday, Aug. 22

Photo: Early voting starts Aug. 22 In-person early voting for the Massachusetts State Primary will take place statewide from Saturday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 28., according to a press release from Ellen Cushman, Belmont’s Town Clerk. In Belmont, all early primary voting will take place at Town Hall, Concord Avenue in Belmont Center. Only voters […]

Belmont School Committee OKs Remote Start But Questions Remain On Moving Forward, Testing

Photo: While many neighboring communities are diving into the 2020-21 school year with at least some in-class instruction, the Belmont School Committee approved unanimously on Tuesday, Aug. 11 one of the most conservative reopening programs proposed in the state, a four-part phased approach that requires Belmont’s 4,800 students to move through a pair of remote […]

Contractor Selected For Lexington/Sycamore Lights Installation

Photo: The intersection of Lexington and Sycamore streets Nearly two years after a Belmont resident was hit and killed by a van as she walked in the crosswalk at Lexington and Sycamore streets, the Select Board rewarded a contract to make safety improvements to the intersection. Pine Ridge Technologies of North Reading was the low […]