Public Interview Of Three Finalists For Fire Chief Post This Thursday, Jan. 21

Photo: Belmont Fire Department The Belmont Select Board will conduct public interviews the three finalists to replace David Frizzell as the town’s fire chief. The board will conduct the one-hour interviews on Thursday, Sept. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. The candidates will be interviewed in this order: 6 p.m.: Wayne Haley, Belmont acting Fire Chief 7 […]

No Big Surprise: Snow Storm Closes Belmont Schools Thursday; Townwide Parking Ban Starts At Midnight

Photo: Remote snow day No big surprise here: There will be no school for all students on Thursday, Dec. 17, as a result of the winter storm. “This means that there will be no remote learning and no in-person learning tomorrow and our buildings will be closed,” read a press release from Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. Parking […]

Belmont Police Assist In Cambridge Knife Fight Arrest

Photo: Belmont Police assisted in the arrest of a man who stabbed a person. Action by Belmont Police officers led to the arrest of a Boston teen who stabbed a person in Cambridge near the Belmont town line on Friday, Dec. 4. According to a twitter posting by the Cambridge Police Department, a 19-year-old man […]

Suspects In Winn Brook House Breaks Returned To Neighborhood: Belmont Police

Photo: Belmont Police is stepping up patrols in the Winn Brook neighborhood Suspected suspects in a previous house break in the Winn Brook neighborhood were spotted Wednesday by surveillance cameras, according to Belmont Police. On Nov. 11, at approximately 5:05 p.m., two individuals were observed on video cameras in the backyard of a home on […]

Select Board Withdraws Civil Service Article Due To ‘Technical Error’; Others See Folding A Losing Position

Photo: Roy Epstein, Chair of the Select Board In a surprise that no one saw coming, the Belmont Select Board voted unanimously to withdraw its controversial article removing civil service for Belmont’s Police and Fire departments mere minutes before it was to be presented before a contentious Special Town Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Roy […]

Belmont Fire Responds To Porch Fire On Berwick

Photo: Belmont Fire at Berwick Street blaze on Monday, Sept. 21 A fire on a first floor rear porch brought all of Belmont Fire’s apparatus to Berwick Street in the Harvard Lawn neighborhood on Monday afternoon, Sept. 21. The fire was reported sometime after 1:30 p.m., according to Belmont Fire Captain David DeMarco who spoke […]

Letter To The Editor: Hate Towards Police Is Counterproductive To Encouraging Change – BAR

Photo: Belmont Against Racism Letter to the Editor: Belmont Against Racism (BAR) condemns the verbal abuse of Belmont Police officers by members of the public as reported in the Belmontian on September 14. http://belmontonian.com/featured/belmont-police-officers-increasingly-targeted-with-verbal-abuse-from-the-public/ As Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Hate begets hate, violence begets violence…” We support the Belmont Police Department and have confidence in the […]

Letter To The Editor: Human Rights Commission Condemns Abuse Directed At Belmont Police Officers

Photo: Members of the Belmont Human Rights Commission To the editor: The Belmont Human Rights Commission condemns the acts of hate directed at Belmont Police officers over the past months. The recent report by Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac to the Select Board, as reported in The Belmontonian on Sept. 14, that Belmont Police officers […]

Belmont Police Officers Increasingly Targeted With Verbal Abuse From The Public

Photo: Belmont Police officers are coming under increasing abuse from some in the public In the past few months, Belmont Police officers have been receiving an increasing amount of verbal abuse from some members of the public, according to Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac in a report to the Select Board. Officers report they often […]

Special Town Meeting Likely To Take Up Ending Civil Service For Police, Fire; Trailers Staying On Woodland

Photo: The civil service in Massachusetts Those hoping Belmont’s Special Town Meeting to be held on the last full day of summer (Sept. 21) would “be so easy” with a few procedural articles that would get passed without much trouble can put those dreams away as it appears there’s likely to be a “knockout drag […]