West Nile Risk Now at Moderate Risk Level in Belmont

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced yesterday, Thursday, Aug. 7 that West Nile virus mosquito samples have been identified recently in Boston and Newton. The risk level for Boston, Newton and neighboring communities including Belmont has been increased to moderate, according to a press release from the Belmont Department of Health. WNV is most commonly […]

Belmont Real Estate Taxes Due by Friday, Aug. 1

It’s that time of the year: Belmont Real Estate taxes are due once again. First quarter Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes will need to be in the town’s Treasurer’s Office by Friday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m. so not to be deemed late. There are several methods a ratepayer can use to submit their bill: • In person […]

Belmont Light Reminds Residents Summer is Outage Season

Belmont Light wants to remind its customers that strong wind and rain events, like those that often occur throughout the summer, may lead to electric power outages. Its reminder comes following a stormy July 4th weekend during which Light crews were busy restoring service to local residents who were left without power in the aftermath of heavy downpours […]

Three Nights of Construction on Trapelo Road Begins Monday, July 28

For the next three nights, from Monday July 28 to Wednesday, July 30, Waverley Square will be “under the lights” as Trapelo Road is repaved as part of the $17.2 million Trapelo/Belmont Corridor reconstruction project. From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., trucks and repaving equipment will be on Trapelo Road from Mill Street to White […]

Dig It Up: Water Main Work Begins This Monday

On the heels of Belmont naming 11 dilapidated roads to be reconstructed this year comes another list of streets, only this one highlights roads to be dug up. This Monday, July 28, the Water Division of the Belmont Department of Public Works will begin water main replacement work on 10 byways in town, with the work lasting until Nov. 15. The streets […]

West Nile Virus Found in Belmont

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced today, Thursday, July 24, that West Nile virus has been detected in one mosquito recently collected from Belmont, according to a press release from the Belmont Health Department. “WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While WNV can infect […]

Wishes Do Come True: Town Release List of Streets to be Reconstructed in ’14

They will be dancing on a number of Belmont streets – repaired streets! – later this year as Belmont’s Director of Community Development Glenn Clancy released the list of 11 roads that will be reconstructed and repaved hopefully by the end of the 2014 construction season. The list – submitted to the Belmont Board of Selectmen at their […]

Belmont Selectmen Approve Raises for Non-Union Workers

At their Monday, July 21 meeting, the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a two percent cost of living raise for the 55 town employees not represented by unions. The vote came after the board meet with Diane Crimmins, the town’s Human Resources Director, in executive session before the night’s meeting. The action will impact employees […]

Night Moves: Trapelo Road Paving Begins Monday 7 PM

Work on the Trapelo/Belmont Corridor Project goes under the lights next week as the repaving of Trapelo Road from Mill Street to the Belmont Car Wash and the “triangle” encompassing Lexington and Church streets in Waverley Square begins Monday evening, July 28 at 7 p.m. While the Massachusetts Department of Transportation – the $17 million […]

Unchallenged, Belmont’s State Legislators Re-Election Secured Early

It’s a fairly good bet that Belmont residents will be coming out in large numbers for this year’s primary (Sept. 9) and general (Nov. 4) elections. With wide-open contests for most of the big state offices including governor and plenty of ballot questions – a statewide casino ban and paid sick leave – voters should […]