Donation By Allisons Will Provide Belmont PD With Taser Weapons, Training

Photo: A taser manufactured by Axon Enterprise. The largest private donation in the history of the Belmont Police Department will provide a popular electrical weapon device and the necessary training to officers on patrol. The gift of $101,325 from Liz and Graham Allison was accepted by the Select Board on Jan. 7 which will go […]

Belmont Under Winter Weather Advisory ‘Til New Year’s Eve Morning

Photo: Icy, snowy mess over the next 48 hours. A large part of eastern Massachusetts including Belmont has been placed under a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 10:26 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28 and lasting until 7 a.m. Tuesday, New Year’s Eve. The National Weather Service issued an “urgent” message Sunday that the impacted area will […]

A Room Of Stars Came To Send Belmont Police Chief McLaughlin Into Retirement

Photo: A galaxy of police chiefs came to honor Belmont Chief Richard McLaughlin on his retirement after 39 years in public safety. Former Belmont Town Administrator David Kale said after looking around the Select Board Room in Town Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 17, “this is the safest place to be in America.” Inside the space […]

Select Board Pegs McIsaac To Be Next Belmont Police Chief (VIDEO)

Photo: Belmont Assistant Police Chief James MacIsaac Assistant Police Chief James MacIsaac could soon be leading his hometown police department as the Belmont Select Board unanimously selected the life long resident to succeed Richard McLaughlin as Belmont’s next police chief. “I hope to continue to serve the Town of Belmont [in] the capacity of Police […]

BREAKING: Parking Ban In Belmont Tuesday; Trash Pickup Delayed One Day

Photo: If your vehicle is on the street Tuesday, it’s getting towed. Belmont has issued a snow emergency for Tuesday, Dec. 3 due to a storm impacting the town beginning The Belmont Police has issued a town-wide parking ban effective at midnight, Tuesday, Dec. 3 and will run until further notice. The ban includes all […]

Worst Kept Secret Revealed: Donahue, MacIsaac Finalists To Be Next Police Chief

Photo: Belmont Police Chief search is down to two. It must have been the worst kept secret around town for the past month. But today, Thursday, Nov. 21, it can be revealed that Belmont Police’s Lt. Christopher Donahue and Assistant Chief James MacIsaac are the two finalists selected by the Police Chief Screening Committee and […]

Fire Hits Trapelo Location Known As Home To Diners [Video]

Photo: Belmont Fire fighting a smoky blaze at 628 Trapelo Rd. A late night fire on Sunday, Oct. 27 left heavily damaged a location known as the home to several diners over the past decade, according to Belmont Fire Department. The blaze in the basement of Tropical Diner at 628 Trapelo Rd. near the intersection […]

Phone Threat To Belmont High Result In Increased Police Presence

Photo: Belmont High School. A threatening phone call to Belmont High School resulted in an increased police presence at the school on Thursday, Sept. 26. According to an email to the greater Belmont High community, District Superintendent John Phelan said an unknown person stated “We are coming to get you” to a main office secretary. […]

Search For New Police Chief Starts Inside Department This Week

Photo: Mark Paolillo (left) and James Hicks. Five candidates from within the Belmont Police Department have begun the selection process to become the town’s next Police Chief as the committee established to review the applicants has begun its work this week. The candidates will go before the Police Chief Screening Committee in executive session to […]