Police To Enforce Parking Bylaws Along Lower Belmont Street Starting June 3

Photo: Map of the enforcement area (Belmont Police) The law is coming to the Wild, Wild West of parking known as the lower section of Belmont Street. Due to long-standing complaints of vehicles and commuters habitually ignoring the town’s parking bylaws along the eastern end of the main traffic artery, Belmont Police will begin vigorously […]

Selectmen OKs Fire Chief’s New Contract

Photo: “Your Fire Chief” David Frizzell.  It took some give and take and several executive sessions over the past five months, but on Friday, Feb. 8, the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a new contract with the town’s longtime Fire Chief, David Frizzell.  The town now has agreements with both of Belmont public safety heads, having […]

With HQ Under Renovation, Belmont Police Is Seeking A Temporary Home

Photo: The current Belmont Police Headquarters Got an extra room you can spare? How about a spacious backyard that’s available to rent? Than call the Belmont Police because the force will need a place to crash beginning this summer as its nearly 90-year-old headquarters undergoes a comprehensive renovation. That’s the latest from the police brass […]

Two Arrested In Drug Bust On Burnham Street; Fentanyl Seized

Photo: An example of Fentanyl. A significant amount of opioids was seized and two people arrested in a Belmont drug bust Thursday night, Jan. 24. According to Asst. Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac, Belmont Police detectives along with members of the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force arrested Albert Altfeder, 29, of Burnham Street and […]

Belmont Police Joins Restorative Justice Movement [VIDEO]

Photo: Restorative Justice project in Concord. Your car has been vandalized. Someone broke into your house at night. Shoplifters attacked the business you own. You were assaulted by “a friend.” You are a victim of a crime and you want justice. In the past forty years, the expected action from law enforcement and the courts […]

[VIDEO] Smoky Fire In Belmont Center Damages Stores, Studio, Residence

Photo: Firefighters battling a two-alarm fire in Belmont Center. A two-alarm fire damaged a number of businesses, a yoga studio and a residence in the heart of Belmont Center just after 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. According to Belmont Fire Chief David Frizzell the smoky blaze started in a nail salon in the basement of […]

Driver Charged in Fatal Pedestrian/Vehicle Crash In Belmont

Photo: Sachi Thanawala. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin announced today, Friday, Sept. 21, that Raymond O’Brien, 45, of Medford has been charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in connection with an August 28, fatal collision in Belmont that took the life of Belmont resident Sachi Thanawala. Based on […]

DA IDs Belmont Resident Killed In Watertown Square Pedestrian/Tow Truck Accident

Photo: Location in Watertown of the accident that took the life of a Sycamore Street resident. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office has identified a Belmont resident as the person killed when a tow truck ran her down just outside Watertown Square on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Benita Horner, 68, of Sycamore Street was pronounced dead at […]

Belmont Police Seek Witnesses to Fatal Pedestrian Crash 

Photo: Investigators at the scene of the accident Aug. 28. The Belmont Police Department is asking the public for information about a fatal pedestrian crash at the intersection of Sycamore and Lexington streets in Belmont, according to a press release. Officers responded to the intersection at approximately 8:25 a.m. on Tuesday Aug. 28. A white […]

Police Chief Gets A Raise, And His Retirement Date

Photo: Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin on a tour of the current police headquarters. Belmont’s long-standing Police Chief Richard McLaughlin received a pay raise and a contract extension which will allow him to end his career in his hometown.  McLaughlin received a glowing review by Town Administrator Patrice Garvin who approved the pay raise which […]