Belmont Fire Log: ‘Friendly’ Fire and How to Cut a Gas Line

Under a “friendly” fire Aug. 3: A minute before 3 p.m., Engine 1 was sent to the corner of Beech Street and Wilson Avenue for a report of smoke in the area. The fire crew found a “friendly” fire – BBQ – in rear of a Beech Street house. The homeowner was told if excessive smoke not controlled then […]

Beech Lot Closed: Parking Area Resurfaced This Week

Most people know the Beech Street Center as the home of the Council of Aging, where events and concerts take place and, for one day, a center of attention on election day 2012. It is also known for a number of the neighbors as a place to stash their cars overnight. But beginning on Wednesday, […]

Belmont Light Reminds Residents Summer is Outage Season

Belmont Light wants to remind its customers that strong wind and rain events, like those that often occur throughout the summer, may lead to electric power outages. Its reminder comes following a stormy July 4th weekend during which Light crews were busy restoring service to local residents who were left without power in the aftermath of heavy downpours […]

Belmont Fire Log: Humming Sound Brings Out the Crew

Defective part spoils dinner July 20 just before 3:30 p.m., Engine 1 was sent to Longmeadow Road where a backyard chef could not close the valve on the propane tank of his grill. Fire crews successfully disconnected the tank from the grill without creating a leak. The cook was advised to exchange the faulty tank for a new one and notify […]

Residents Turned-In 67 Firearms at Gun Buyback Saturday

A total of 62 guns were turned into the Belmont Police during the town’s first gun buyback event held this past Saturday, May 31, according to Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin. McLaughlin said a variety of firearms were accepted including, rifles, shotguns, pistols and a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun. Officers are investigating the possibility that two firearms were […]

Fundraising Site Established for Victims of the Marlboro Street Fire

A Fundly account (that is an online fundraising site) has been established for the victims of the Marlboro Street fire who were left homeless and without belongings from the blaze that took place just after midnight, Wednesday, May 21. “Please donate to help our neighbors get back on their feet,” reads the message on the web […]

Marlboro Street Triple-Decker Destroyed in Three-Alarm Blaze

A three-alarm fire that began just after midnight in a triple-decker at 58 Marlboro St. destroyed the century-old structure leaving the owner and two sets of tenants homeless, according to Belmont Fire Chief David Frizzell. The nine residents of the building escaped the blaze uninjured. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time […]

Middlesex DA Contributes to Hometown’s After Graduation Party

Middlesex County District Attorney (and Belmont resident) Marian Ryan came by Belmont High School Friday, May 16, to contribute to funding a substance-free, after-prom and graduation party for seniors. Belmont and 11 other school districts applied for and received $500 from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office to help defray expenses associated with all-night after-graduation parties, senior picnics […]

Belmont Police Release Information on Level 3 Sex Offender

According to state requirements on community notification, the Belmont Police Department has released information on Belmont’s only Level 3 sex offender. “[R]egistered sex offender and Belmont resident Carl Peterson is moving to 108 Clark Lane,” read the announcement released April 30. Peterson and his family currently reside on Barnard Road.  According to additional information provided by […]