Underwood Pool Patrons: It’ll Be Crowded This Weekend, So Here’s Some Rules To Know

Photo: Open for the crowds With the expected weather forecast for this weekend calling for record heat, the Belmont Recreation Department is anticipating a high volume of users at the Underwood Pool at the corner of Cottage and Concord. Following state code, the pool may not exceed 275 swimmers in the water at any given […]

With Weekend Extreme Temps, Town Opens Beech Street Center, Library Sat., Sun As Cooling Center

Photo: Beech Street Center. (Town of Belmont) With the heat index anticipated to top 100 degrees this weekend, the town of Belmont is opening the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., as a community cooling station. The center will be open Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In […]

After Two Decades Of Wind and Weather, Boston Temple Replaces Its Angel

Photo: Workmen securing the angel Moroni at the Boston Mass. Temple in Belmont. Something was amiss on a recent Tuesday morning in Belmont. For commuters along Route 2 and residents on Belmont Hill, a familiar local landmark was not waiting for them. The golden angel Moroni that stood atop the Boston Massachusetts Temple of the […]

Nineteen Years Later, Wait’s Over As Town Breaks Ground On Belmont Police HQ’s Renovation

Photo: At the groundbreaking of the (from left); Anne Marie Mahoney, Anthony Ferrante, Stephen Rosales, Michael Smith, Roy Epstein, Police Chief Richard McLaughlin, architect Ted Galante. According to Anne Marie Mahoney, it was early in 2000 when town officials and committee heads created a “wish list” of capital and infrastructure projects around Belmont that “needed […]

With Heat Wave Coming, Belmont Light Asks Customers To Cut Energy Use

Photo: Belmont Light is requesting customers to lower energy usage as temperatures climb. With a significant heatwave set to blanket Belmont over the coming weekend, the town’s electrical utility is requesting consumers to save energy and money by reducing usage during peak times. With temperatures rising to the 90s on Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July […]

Woman Stabbed On Partridge​ Lane; Suspect Caught After Chase Into Cambridge

Photo: The location of the assault in Belmont. A woman was assaulted and stabbed at a home on Partridge Lane this morning, Wednesday, July 17 and a male suspect arrested in Cambridge after a high-speed chase through three communities, according to a press release from the Belmont Police Department. Belmont Assistant Police Chief James MacIsaac […]

Road Work Week: Belmont Side Streets Under Repair

Photo: Paving starts this week. The first of the streets on the 2019 Pavement Management “hit” list are about to go under the shovel beginning this week. Starting Tuesday, July 16, and continuing to Friday, July 19 – if the weather holds out – the Town of Belmont’s General Contractor, EH Perkins, will begin asphalt paving […]

What’s Open, Closed On The 4th Of July in Belmont And Close-by Fireworks

Photo: Fireworks for the 4th. Sunny and hot is the forecast for the “Bless’d 4th” in Belmont. If you’re looking for a cool place to hang out, there’s coffee shops, a visit to the pool or watching a show at the Studio Cinema. So go out and celebrate a wonderful Independence Day! Belmont town offices […]

Proposed Ice Rink Gets Guideposts Along With A ‘Fast And Furious’ Timeline

Photo: Town officials speaking on guidelines/time frame for a new ice skating rink in Belmont; (from left) Jon Marshall, Jeffrey Wheeler, Patrice Garvin, Tom Caputo. During its final meeting until September, the Belmont School Committee voted on Tuesday, June 18 to approve a list of “guiding principles” for a Request for Proposal for a new […]

Construction Underway At New Middle and High School

Photo: The first heavy equipment on site at Belmont High School. A friend of Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee member Pat Brusch called shortly after 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18 to tell her that she could hear from her home the cacophony of beeping warning sounds from trailers bringing bulldozers and other […]