What’s Open (Coffee,CVS), Closed In Belmont On Thanksgiving

Photo: Thanksgiving 2020 (credit: WebMD) Thanksgiving during COVID-19 will be one in which so many families will be greeting relatives and those close to them over the internet and their phones as even small gatherings can be unsafe. It is a time to be thankful and to social distance while wearing a mask. Town offices […]

High School Hybrid 2.0: New Plan Takes Out Lunch, Puts In The Minutes

Photo: The selection of a new Belmont High School hybrid plan came down to what to do with lunch. After being presented a pair of proposals to remedy issues facing the original hybrid blueprint, the Belmont School Committee voted on Tuesday, Nov. 17 to recommend a jury-rigged plan in which students will attend class in […]

Broadway Night Is Here! Streaming Online This Weekend

The Performing Arts Company’s annual musical theater cabaret known as Broadway Night goes virtual in 2020. Filmed live following safety guidelines developed with Belmont School Administrators and the Town’s Health Department, the show will begin streaming online this weekend. Broadway Night will premiere Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. on the Performing Arts Company’s Website […]

State OKs 40B Project Adjacent To Beatrice Circle; 12 Total Units, 3 Affordable

Photo: The title page of the 91 Beatrice Cir. project Despite misgivings with aspects of the design and massing, the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development nevertheless approved a controversial 40B project to allow 12 rental units to be constructed on a half-acre lot adjacent to Beatrice Circle on Belmont Hill. In an eight-page […]

Suspects In Winn Brook House Breaks Returned To Neighborhood: Belmont Police

Photo: Belmont Police is stepping up patrols in the Winn Brook neighborhood Suspected suspects in a previous house break in the Winn Brook neighborhood were spotted Wednesday by surveillance cameras, according to Belmont Police. On Nov. 11, at approximately 5:05 p.m., two individuals were observed on video cameras in the backyard of a home on […]

Cardboard Drop-Off Fee Could Be Coming To Belmont, Just Not Now

Photo: Questions to the DPW concerning cardboard collection spike during the holidays Will Belmont residents have to pay to get rid of the glut of cardboard coming their way this holiday? That was the suggestion from the Department of Public Works as it came before the Select Board on Monday, Nov. 9, to discuss setting […]

Commuter Rail Late Night, Weekend Service Ending As T Reduce Service

Photo: Commuter rail service will see cuts in 2021 With the COVID-19 pandemic essentially keeping workers at home and away from crowded public transportation, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority announced it will be making significant reductions to the level of service in the next year. For Belmont residents, the reduction will be felt by those […]

As Belmont Moves Back To Green, Schools Reports 5 Positive Cases In November

Photo: Back to green for Belmont in coronavirus cases After a week in yellow, Belmont has returned to the state designated safer green level of COVID-19 infection, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in its weekly coronavirus update on Friday, Nov. 6. The total number of positive cases in Belmont increased by 24 […]

Record Free Cash Level Likely To Lower Override Dollar Ask

Photo: Free cash isn’t free The holidays came two months early to Belmont Town Hall as the Massachusetts Department of Revenue certified the town’s fiscal year 2020 free cash account – officially known as the Unreserved Fund Balance – at $11,239,464, a record high level for the budget line. “The free cash amount this year […]