Belmont Fire Praised for Action At Waltham ‘Epic’ Fire

Photo: At the Waltham fire; Lt Gerry Benoit (E1), Asst Chief Wayne Haley (C2), and FF Brian O’Neill (E1 Hydrant). (Photo Credit – Lt Rob Wollner) Belmont Fire Chief David Frizzell described the inferno his department help fight in Waltham last month was simply “epic.” “You don’t see many of those during your career,” Frizzell said describing the 10-alarm […]

Vehicle Break-ins Break Out in Belmont

Photo: Nearly all the cars broken into were left open by their owners. July has been designated National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, but that hasn’t stopped a rash of break-ins of autos and trucks throughout Belmont in the past 30 days. According to Belmont Police, the latest series of breaking and enterings occurred between Thursday night […]

West Nile Virus Found In Belmont and Cambridge

Photo: West Nile virus back in Belmont. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced today, Thursday, July 13 that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitos recently collected from Belmont and Cambridge.  WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While WNV can infect people of all […]

Belmont Police to Collect Old, Unused Prescription Drugs Saturday, April 29

Photo: Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative this Saturday. The Belmont Police Department in conjunction with the Belmont Auxiliary Police and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency will host a Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative to prevent the abuse and theft of old, unused and expired prescription drugs. The Belmont Police will have a collection point set up at the […]

Belmont Dispatcher’s Heroic Act on Tragic Day In Watertown

Photo: The scene of the fire. (Courtesy Watertown News) Dave Jones should have been the good news story on a tragic St. Patrick’s Day. The long-serving Belmont Police dispatcher was off-duty as he and his wife were heading to Donohue’s in Watertown to listen to Irish music on Friday morning, March 14. As the couple […]

Stand Up to Bullying: Bystander Intervention Workshop This Saturday

Photo: Poster Witnessing a person – particularly a stranger – being harassed can be an uncomfortable or confusing experience for many people. Without having a strategy to safely de-escalate a situation or to support the person being attacked, many people choose to not intervene. To provide people with the appropriate tools in this scenario, The […]

Town Meeting ’17: 25 MPH Speed Limit To Be Voted in May

Photo: The proposed new top speed in Belmont. Belmont Board of Selectman Jim Williams asked a question to Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin when the chief brought to the board a proposal establishing a 25 mph limit on nearly all of Belmont’s byways. “Have you driven 25 mph on Concord Avenue?” with the inference that the speed […]

Snow Parking Ban in Belmont; Schools Closed Monday, Town Offices Open at 11AM

Photo: Another storm in Belmont. Belmont is under a SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN on all roadways and municipal parking lots including at Belmont schools effective at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 until further notice. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed at the owner’s expense.  Belmont Public Schools will be closed on Monday, […]

We Give Up: Schools, Town, Library Closed For Thursday’s Nor’easter

Photo: School’s out for … Thursday! Belmont has surrendered to tomorrow’s Nor’easter. With approximately a foot of snow predicted to fall from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, most of Belmont will be shut down for the day. Belmont Public Schools will be closed due to the snow and associated events and sporting contests […]