Choate Road Two-Family Damaged in Two-Alarm Fire

Photo: The aftermath of the fire on Choate Road. A Choate Road two family was heavily damaged after a two-alarm fire ripped through the rear of the structure and into the attic on Friday afternoon, Sept. 1. A Belmont firefighter suffered a non-life threatening injury fighting the fire. None of the occupants at 3-5 Choate […]

BREAKING: Assistant Police Chief MacIsaac Reverses Course, Will Stay in Belmont

Photo: Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac. After earlier this week making what he called “one of, if not the most, difficult decision I have ever made,” Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac has had a change of heart and will not accept the appointment as Chief of Police in Wayland. “I have made the determination […]

BREAKING: Belmont Asst. Police Chief MacIsaac Named Wayland’s Top Cop

Photo: Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac. Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac will be named Wayland’s top cop, replacing Police Chief Robert Irving who is retiring after 15 years leading the department. The Wayland Board of Selectmen had scheduled an executive session to discuss negotiation strategy in hiring a new chief at its Monday, Aug. 21, […]

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 […]