Letter To The Editor: Hate Towards Police Is Counterproductive To Encouraging Change – BAR

Photo: Belmont Against Racism Letter to the Editor: Belmont Against Racism (BAR) condemns the verbal abuse of Belmont Police officers by members of the public as reported in the Belmontian on September 14. http://belmontonian.com/featured/belmont-police-officers-increasingly-targeted-with-verbal-abuse-from-the-public/ As Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Hate begets hate, violence begets violence…” We support the Belmont Police Department and have confidence in the […]

Belmont Public Library Opening Monday, Sept. 21 For Picking Up ‘Held’ Material, Museum Passes

Photo: Belmont Public Library will begin in-building activities on Sept. 21 With autumn beginning next week and cooler temperatures the norm, the Belmont Public Library is halting its Parking Lot Pickup program, and will bring the pickup of held materials and museum passes back inside the library. Beginning on Monday, September 21st, patrons can pick up […]

Letter To The Editor: School Re-Opening Less Than Ideal But Pandemic Limits What Can Be Done

Photo: Return to learning has been less than ideal Dear Belmont Parents and Community: As a member of the School Committee, I’m fully aware that many parents are deeply unhappy with the fall reopening plans for our schools. Based on the volume of emails and phone calls, it’s also clear that many people do not […]

Public Access To HS Athletic Fields Restricted Beginning Sept. 21

Photo: Harris Field in Belmont Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, access to the Belmont High School Athletic Complex located on Concord Avenue – which includes Harris Field, the track and the fields west of the “Skip” Viglirolo ice skating rink – will be limited to Belmont High School Fall athletic teams and school authorized personnel during Belmont High […]

Letter To The Editor: Human Rights Commission Condemns Abuse Directed At Belmont Police Officers

Photo: Members of the Belmont Human Rights Commission To the editor: The Belmont Human Rights Commission condemns the acts of hate directed at Belmont Police officers over the past months. The recent report by Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac to the Select Board, as reported in The Belmontonian on Sept. 14, that Belmont Police officers […]

17 Students From Belmont High And Belmont Hill Named National Merit Semifinalists

Photo: 17 National Merit semifinalists in Belmont Fourteen Belmont High School students and three who attend The Belmont Hill school were named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation during a presentation on Sept. 9. At the beginning of each school year, the Evanston, Ill-based NMSC reveals the students who will go on to compete […]

Belmont Police Officers Increasingly Targeted With Verbal Abuse From The Public

Photo: Belmont Police officers are coming under increasing abuse from some in the public In the past few months, Belmont Police officers have been receiving an increasing amount of verbal abuse from some members of the public, according to Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac in a report to the Select Board. Officers report they often […]

Belmont Records Single Positive COVID-19 Case In Past 14 Days; No New Deaths In 15 Weeks

Photo: COVID-19 update as of Sept. 11 As of Friday, Sept. 11, Belmont has 254 cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of a single positive case over the past 14 days. Due to the new case count over the past two weeks, this moves Belmont down into the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s gray […]

Opinion: An Open Letter To School Committee On Delaying A Vote On Proposed Hybrid Learning Option

Photo: Wait on voting for a hybrid model To Andrea Prestwich, Chair, Belmont School Committee I understand the Belmont School Committee needs to ratify the Belmont Public School’s remote learning plan in some form or fashion before school starts. Prior to voting, I would urge you and the other members of the committee to address the […]

Outdoor Flu Clinic: Friday, Sept. 18; 10AM To Noon At Beech Street Center

Photo: CVS is sponsoring a flu clinic on Friday The Belmont Council on Aging is thanking CVS Pharmacy in Belmont for offering to sponsor an outdoor flu clinic on Friday, Sept. 18; 10 a.m. to Noon at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. This clinic is open to anyone over the age of 8 […]