Mend Belmont: An Opportunity To Be Heard On Race, Inclusion On Tuesday, 7 PM

Photo: The poster for Mend Belmont The Select Board, Human Rights Commission, and the Diversity Task Force are sponsoring a webinar series called  Mend Belmont. It is a public forum to discuss race and inclusion in Belmont. It will be a place to be heard. The forum will be moderated by Robert T. Jones. The first […]

First West Nile Virus Case Of Summer Confirmed In Belmont

Photo: The infection cycle for the West Nile virus. (Credit: CDC.com) The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on July 15 that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Belmont. WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. The mosquitoes that carry this virus are common throughout […]

Town Meeting Votes To Move Forward On Community Path Review; A New Court Coming To Winn Brook

Photo: The easement along the north side of the MBTA commuter rail tracks adjacent the French/Mahoney property off of Brighton Street. An attempt by a prominent Belmont resident to kill off funding for a next step review of the proposed community path was beaten back by Belmont Town Meeting on Monday, June 7 showing the […]

Letter To The Editor: Override Will Allow The Arts To Enrich Students Lives

Photo: The BHS PAC production of the musical “Urinetown” produced in 2016. We are writing as parents of students involved in BHS’s outstanding Performing Arts Company (PAC) and PAC alumnae/i to ask our neighbors to please consider voting YES for the Proposition 2 ½ override on April 6. Since our town’s last override passed in 2015, our […]

Belmont Back In The Green As COVID Infection Rates Continue To Fall In Town, State and Nation

Photo: COVID update for Feb. 26 With positive cases of COVID-19 over the past week nearing single digits, Belmont has returned to the state’s green color designation on Feb. 26, according to data from the state’s Department of Public Health. Only 14 new cases were reported in Belmont over a seven day period beginning on […]

‘We Do Get It’: Target Of Parents Ire, Prestwich Defends School Committee’s Pandemic Response [VIDEO]

Photo: Andrea Prestwich has been the target of some resident’s claims that she leads a committee that doesn’t act on parent’s ideas and complaints During a recent December Zoom meeting hosted by the Warrant Committee on making difficult budget choices in the coming year, a resident – whose question was read out – asked if […]

Lucky Dozen: Streets Named To Undergo Pavement Repair In Fiscal Year

Photo: Pavement contract approved by Select Board. It was a few months later than when it’s typically announced but the Select Board finally approved at its Monday marathon meeting of Aug. 10 the fiscal year 2020 pavement management project, the annual list of streets, roads and thoroughfares that will undergo repairs and reconstruction. RM Pacella […]