MBTA Commuter Rail Train Struck Man at Brighton Street Crossing

Photo: The MBTA Transit Police reported a man was hit by a Fitchburg-bound commuter rail train at the Brighton Street crossing at approximately 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 8. The Transit Police, which has jurisdiction on MBTA property, said the man, believed to be in his 60s, suffered life-threatening injuries. Belmont Fire and Emergency Medical […]

Breaking: Belmont Parking Ban Begins 10 PM Wednesday; Trash Will Be Collected Thursday

Photo: Parking ban declared. Due to the intensifying Nor’easter in eastern Massachusetts, Belmont will be under a Snow Emergency Parking Ban on all roadways and municipal and Belmont Public School parking lots beginning at 10 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, until further notice, according to Belmont Police and town officials. All vehicles parked in violation of the ban will […]

Belmont Savings Announces Free Screening of ‘Black Panther’ for Belmont High Students

Photo: Black Panther poster art. Belmont Savings Bank today announced it will be sponsoring a free screening of Marvel Studio’s Black Panther on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. at the historic Capitol Theatre in Arlington for Belmont High School students. Following the movie, there will be a student-led panel discussion on race relations. “Black Panther […]

Brown Bag Talk: How Marijuana Regs Will Impact Belmont

Photo: Sale of marijuana begins  The League of Women Voters in Belmont is holding a Brown Bag discussion on local marijuana regulations with members of the Belmont Board of Health and Planning Board on Friday, March 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission released draft […]

A Quarter Century Of Enrichment: FBE Celebrates Silver Anniversary March 17

Photo: Poster of the big event. For a quarter-century, the Foundation for Belmont Education has been raising funds for programs to enrich the Belmont public schools. In those 25 years, more than 5,100 families and businesses have made 24,000 gifts to the Foundation totaling $3.5 million financing 700 projects that include artist residencies, hands-on learning, purchase of computer […]

Celebrate Belmont Public Library’s Sesquicentennial With ‘Books in Bloom’

Photo: Poster of the “Books in Bloom” event. The Belmont Public Library marks its 150th anniversary this weekend with “Books in Bloom,” a celebration of the floral interpretation of books. Friday Night, March 2, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: First Look Opening Reception Floral exhibit, music, light refreshments, door prizes and a cash bar. Tickets are $20/$25 at […]

Oh, Rats! Community Meeting On Rodent Problem March 15

Photo: Rat eating – what else? – cheese. Whether at Joey’s Park in the Winn Brook neighborhood, at Town Field near Waverley Square and from the area nearby Fresh Pond, rats have become an increased nuisance for homeowners and the public using town resources throughout Belmont. With sightings on the upswing and residents reporting a growing […]

Belmont Board Of Health To Hold Marijuana Talk, Q&A March 14

Photo: Marijuana will be discussed on March 14. The Belmont Board of Health and Health Department invites the public to attend a talk by as one of the world’s experts in marijuana on the risks and benefits of this controversial plant titled “The Unbiased Truth; a One Hour Presentation and Q&A” on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 […]

What’s Open, Closed on Presidents’ Day; MBTA on Saturday Schedule

Photo: The George Washington statue in Boston’s Public Garden. Today, Monday, Feb. 19 is Presidents’ Day, although the federal government still refers to it as “Washington’s Birthday” to honor the country’s first president. Belmont town offices: Closed Belmont Schools: Closed (it’s winter recess.) Belmont Public Library: Closed Beech Street Center: Closed US Post Offices: Closed Banks: […]

新 年 快 乐!: Happy Chinese New Year 2018 “Woof!”

Photo: Jim Williams celebrating the Year of the Dog. The Lunar New Year, the most important holiday in the Chinese’s community calendar, begins on Friday, Feb. 16 as people around the world including in Belmont celebrate the Year of the Dog, one of the 12 animals in the Chinese astrological chart. Every year, the Chinese […]