Victim ID’d In Birch Hill Road Blaze, Fire Alarms Found Not To Be Working

Photo: Non-working fire alarms were a likely factor in the death of a Belmont resident last month. A pair of non-working residential fire alarms were a likely factor resulting in the death of a woman on Birch Hill Road last month, according to Belmont and State Fire officials. While the cause of the 4 a.m. […]

One Dead In Birch Hill Road Fire That Leaves House Heavily Damaged

Photo: A Belmont Fire official examines a house at 81 Birch Hill Road damaged by a fire on Friday, April 24. A female resident died after being rescued by Belmont firefighters during an early morning blaze that heavily damaged a split ranch house at 81 Birch Hill Road on Friday, April 24. The unidentified victim […]

Belmont Approves Declaration of Emergency

Photo: Belmont’s declaration of emergency. The town of Belmont has joined the state of Massachusetts and the United States of America in issuing a formal declaration of emergency “to protect the health and welfare of the people of Belmont” during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. “There’s not some dramatic new information that we have become […]

Belmont Civic Group Donates 30K Face Masks To First Responders, Medical Facilities

Photo: Face masks are in urgent need worldwide. (Credit: Freepik) Medical face masks are worth their weight in gold during the coronavirus pandemic. With more than 21,000 cases of the coronavirus in the US as of Saturday with expectations that the number will skyrocket over the next weeks, the need for face masks and other […]

Belmont Police Seek Publics Help In Home Invasion On Stults Road

Photo: The crime happened on this street. The Belmont Police is actively investigating a home invasion that occurred on Sunday night on Stults Road. According to Police Chief James MacIsaac, at approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, Belmont Police patrol officers responded to a home invasion on Stults Road. Two¬†men wearing dark clothing and […]

Breaking: First Coronavirus Case In Belmont Confirmed, Attended Biogen Conference

Photo: The Belmont resident with the coronavirus attended a Biogen conference at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf (Google maps) Belmont’s first positive Coronavirus case in a resident has been confirmed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, according to a press release dated Wednesday, March 11 from Wesley Chin, director of the Belmont Health Department. […]

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 […]