Burbank Picked To Be Modulars’ New Home With a $2.2M Pricetag

Photo: Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. The fall Special Town Meeting now has a price tag for the big ticket item on its agenda as Belmont Schools Superintendent John Phelan recommended four new modular classrooms be sited at the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School on School Street. The anticipated cost of the project – which will […]

Heat, Age Caused Transformer Explosion Blacking Out Belmont

Photo: (from left) Belmont Light’s Jim Palmer, Belmont Selectmen’s Chair Jim Williams and Selectman Adam Dash at the emergency meeting of the Belmont Board of Selectmen to discuss the June 12 blackout. The timing of the widespread power outage that affected between a quarter to a third of town residents during the hottest day of […]

Is This The Final Night of Belmont’s Town Meeting? Bet On It

Photo: Town Meeting in Belmont, 2017. Town Meeting can see the light at the end of this year’s tunnel. After speeding through the first half of the financial articles on Monday, June 5, Belmont’s annual Town Meeting will only have seven articles remaining on this year’s warrant as it reconvenes tonight, Wednesday, June 7 at […]

LIVE: Town Meeting, Segment B: The Budget, Night 1

Photo: Mike Widmer (on stage) with Town Meeting member Jack Weis, Pct. 1 Welcome to the second session of the annual Belmont Town Meeting held tonight, Monday, June 5 at Belmont High School. The meeting, known as Segment B, will involve all things financial: the town and school budgets, capital expenditures, transfers and all the […]

Town Meeting, Segment B: It’s All About The Money This Week

Photo: Belmont Town Meeting It’s all about the Benjamins as the 2017 Belmont Town Meeting reconvenes tonight, Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m. in the Belmont High School auditorium. Town Meeting will take up the town and school budgets as well as all things financial including capital expenditures, enterprise funds and fiscal transfers. You can read […]

Sign, Sealed, Delivered: Incinerator Property Officially Belmont’s

Photo: Belmont incinerator site on upper Concord Avenue. Not all milestone events need to accompanied by fireworks or proclamations. Some go by nearly unnoticed. And one such “quiet” moment occurred this week when the state formally handed over the site of the former town incinerator to Belmont, nearly a year after the process began. Phyllis […]

Charge It: Belmont Dedicates New E-Car Charging Stations in Center

Photo: At the dedication of the new public charging stations in Belmont Center (from left); Interim Town Administrator Phyllis Marshall, Selectmen Jim Williams, Adam Dash and Mark Paolillo, Energy Committee’s Marty Bitner, and the Light Department’s Rebecca Keane and Jim Palmer.  Belmont Center has become a destination location for owners of  “EVs” as town leaders […]

Town Meeting Overwhelmingly OKs ‘Welcoming Town’ Article

Photo: Michael Chesson. On Monday, May 8, Michael Chesson came to the microphone at the annual Belmont Town Meeting to speak his mind on the contentious proposal to create a “Welcoming Town” for residents with questionable immigration status. He finished to a standing ovation after expressing the heartfelt sentiment of many of his neighbors seeking to embrace […]

2017 Belmont Town Meeting, Night 3 LIVE

Photo: Town Moderator and Town Clerk before tonight’s meeting/ Belmont’s annual Town Meeting reconvenes tonight, Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. to take up the last warrant articles remaining in the meeting’s first segment. Those articles are: Article 8: Refer to a study committee the article that would increase the membership of the Board of Selectmen from three […]