Business Closed, Fined As Overtaxed Health Dept. Deals With COVID-19 Surge

Photo: Masks are now advised for use by all citizens. (Credit: CDC/ Debora Cartagena) A Belmont business was ordered closed and fined for violating the state’s non-essential business law as the town continues its efforts to steam the COVID-19 pandemic. Wesley Chin, director of the town’s Health Department, told the Select Board during its meeting […]

Bag Your Trash To Help Out Those Who Take It Away

Photo: Waste Management truck Washing your hands, putting on a cloth mask and staying indoors; those are acts all people should be doing to protect themselves and others during this long pandemic. Add to that list one more thing: Bag your trash. That’s the advice coming from Waste Management, the town’s trash and recycling hauler. […]

First Death To COVID-19 In Belmont, Infected Cases Doubled In Three Days

Photo: Belmont Health Department The Belmont Health Department announced the first death of a Belmont resident related to COVID-19 in a press release dated Thursday, April 2. The victim was a resident at a long-term care facility in Belmont, said Wesley Chin, Belmont’s Health Department director. As of April 2, Belmont has 32 confirmed positive […]

Belmont Approves Declaration of Emergency

Photo: Belmont’s declaration of emergency. The town of Belmont has joined the state of Massachusetts and the United States of America in issuing a formal declaration of emergency “to protect the health and welfare of the people of Belmont” during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. “There’s not some dramatic new information that we have become […]

Health Dept: Resident Hospitalized, 14 Positive With COVID-19; Those Infected ‘Much Higher’ Than Reported

Photo: Wesley Chin, director of the Belmont Board of Health. A Belmont resident is hospitalized, one of 14 town citizens which the state’s Department of Public Health has confirmed tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, said Wesley Chin, director of the Belmont Health Department. During a video conference of the Belmont Board of Health on […]

Belmont Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Double Digits, But More Likely Unreported

Photo: Wesley Chin, Belmont Health Department director during the Select Board’s video conference. Belmont is not being spared by the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of residents the state has confirmed “positive” has risen to 10, according to Wesley Chin, Health Department director, speaking before the Select Board via video conference on Thursday, March 26. […]

Town Election Pushed Back To June 23; A Virtual Town Meeting In The Cards

Photo: Wear your shorts, it’s summer time voting in Belmont In response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the Belmont Select Board approved moving the annual Town Election from April 7 to Tuesday, June 23 at its March 26 meeting held via video conference. In addition to a new day for voters to head for a […]

Here’s Your List Of Belmont Eateries Open For Business

Photo: The menu is ready for your order! If there was ever a time to be a patron of Belmont’s restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, and takeout places, now is that time. With the COVID-19 pandemic halting sit-down eating, the town’s eateries can now only provide takeout service to their customers at a significant financial hit. Thanks […]

School’s Meal Drive-Thru On Wed., March 25, 7:30 AM To 10:30 AM [VIDEO]

Photo: Dustin O’Brien, director of nutrition. The Belmont School District will conduct a Meal Drive-Thru for students who are part of the free and reduced meal on Wednesday, March 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Belmont High School, 221 Concord Ave. “We want to emphasize this is a drive-thru service and advise families to […]

Belmont Civic Group Donates 30K Face Masks To First Responders, Medical Facilities

Photo: Face masks are in urgent need worldwide. (Credit: Freepik) Medical face masks are worth their weight in gold during the coronavirus pandemic. With more than 21,000 cases of the coronavirus in the US as of Saturday with expectations that the number will skyrocket over the next weeks, the need for face masks and other […]