Primary Election Deadline For Voter Registration, Party Changes Is Aug. 15 at 8 PM

Photo: State Party Primary Sept. 4. The Belmont Town Clerk reminds residents who have not registered to vote that Wednesday, Aug. 15 is the deadline to register to vote if they want to participate in the Massachusetts Primary on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Aug. 15 is also the deadline for registered voters who wish to change their party […]

New Model Predicts Belmont Budget Heading For Financial Cliff in Fiscal 2021

Photo: Members of the boards and committees discussing the new budget  A budgetary roadmap provided by a UMass Boston-based advisory group shows Belmont falling off a steep fiscal cliff in two years time unless the town comes up with a new strategy to soften the landing. At a joint meeting with the Board of Selectmen, […]

BREAKING: Beech Street Center, Belmont Media Open As Cooling Centers Until 7 PM Tuesday

Photo: The Beech Street Center. Due to high heat and humidity today, Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., is being used as a Cooling Center until 7 p.m. Belmont Media Center, at 9 Lexington St. in Waverley Square, is also being used as a center today until 7 p.m.  The National […]

Town’s HR Director To Fill In For Vacationing Town Administrator

Photo: Jessica Porter in action before the Board of Selectmen. Jessica Porter, who spent six years as Bedford’s assistant town manager before coming to lead Belmont’s human resources department in 2015, will be taking the helm of town government as she was named “acting” town administrator by the Belmont Board of Selectmen on Monday, July […]

Belmont Manor Seeks Assisted Living Facility On Pleasant Street, First In Town

Photo: A draft design of a proposed assisted living facility in Belmont. In the first step of the commercial redevelopment of South Pleasant Street, the owner of Belmont Manor Nursing Home is proposing a 75,000 sq.-ft., 85-unit assisted living facility at 1000 Pleasant St. adjacent to the Star Market parking lot and the Belmont Car Wash. […]

Back Again: State Finds West Nile Virus In Belmont

Photo: There are effective ways to prevent the West Nile virus from infecting you and your family. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced in a press release Thursday, July 19 that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Belmont. Accordingly, MDPH has raised the risk of WNV infection from “low” to “moderate” […]

Trash/Recycling Update: Carts Are (Still) Coming; A Day For The Old Barrels: Sept 29

Photo: Carts and barrels are on the way. It was anticipated Belmont’s new automated trash and recycling collection program would be up and running by the first week in July. That was the plan developed by the town over half-a-year of preparation; it turns out the weather had other plans. According to a Friday, July […]

Trash Update: Keep Using The Old Barrels If Your ‘Carts’ Haven’t Arrived

Photo: Ready to go! “Where’rah my barrels?” That clarion call has been heard from homeowners throughout Belmont as the slow rollout of the new trash and recycling carts scheduled for the past week has reached just about half of Belmont’s households. And while the new automated garbage and recycling collection system starting today, Monday, July 2, […]

Belmont Light Schedule Power Outage In Belmont Village Area 5 AM Saturday

Photo: Out goes the lights … and air conditioning. A small explosion on a piece of equipment on Friday afternoon, June 29 will require Belmont Light to cut power to homes in the Belmont Village neighborhood early Saturday morning, June 30. According to Belmont Light’s Aidan Leary, “Due to an equipment failure today, we must execute […]

Bike Park, Anaerobic Digestor, Pet Cemetery: What To Do With Belmont’s Old Incinerator

Photo: Residents wait to speak to the Selectmen on the future of the town’s incinerator. A place for recreation, revenue, and reflection. Those were just three broad public suggestions for the future of Belmont’s former incinerator site at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, June 18 at Town Hall.   With the land now […]