Controlling Trash And Rats: Carry-In/Carry-Out Trial Set For Joey’s Park, Town Field

Photo: Goodbye, rat magnet. There were two photos projected on the wide screen at the Board of Selectmen’s Room during the board’s meeting on Monday, March 26. On the left of the screen was a collection of garbage loaded up on a broken water fountain including what appeared to be a dirty diaper. The right […]

Brown Bag Talk: How Marijuana Regs Will Impact Belmont

Photo: Sale of marijuana begins  The League of Women Voters in Belmont is holding a Brown Bag discussion on local marijuana regulations with members of the Belmont Board of Health and Planning Board on Friday, March 9, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission released draft […]

Plastic Bag Ban Set For May Town Meeting Vote

Photo: “Plastic or paper?” could become “Paper?” The ubiquitous single-use plastic bag could soon be a memory in the Town of Homes as the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved on Monday, Feb. 26 sponsoring an article before the annual Town Meeting in May banning town retailers from providing the quintessential receptacle to their customers. If passed by Town […]

Belmont Board Of Health To Hold Marijuana Talk, Q&A March 14

Photo: Marijuana will be discussed on March 14. The Belmont Board of Health and Health Department invites the public to attend a talk by as one of the world’s experts in marijuana on the risks and benefits of this controversial plant titled “The Unbiased Truth; a One Hour Presentation and Q&A” on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 […]

Alper Withdraws From Race To Keep Seat On Health Board; Leaving With Two ‘Victories’

Photo: Saying he felt he should go out on top – “like David Ortiz” – Dr. David Alper announced today, Saturday, Feb. 10, he was withdrawing his nomination for election to a record 11th term on the Belmont Board of Health. “I want to leave before people started saying ‘What’s with that old guy? Get […]

UPDATE: Town Election ’18: Caputo In, Williams Out for Selectmen; A Race For Health Board [VIDEO]

Photo: Tom Caputo delivers his nomination papers to Town Clerk Ellen Cushman. There will be a new face on the Belmont Board of Selectmen. The question now is will there be a race for the open seat? So far the facts are that one-term selectman and current chair Jim Williams said he will not submit […]

In Or Out: Selectmen to Decide Jan. 8 If Pot Stores Are Coming To Town of Homes

Photo: Selectmen Mark Paolillo, Chair Jim Williams and Adam Dash with “brownies” before their discussion on pot regulations. The representatives of the Belmont Board of Health and the town’s Health Department were bearing gifts as they came to speak before the Belmont Board of Selectmen on the future of marijuana retail sales in town. Brownies. Uh […]

Rats Begone! Joey’s Park Reopened; Town Asks Patrons To Carry Out Trash/Food

Photo: Joey’s Park, certified rat free. After being closed for nearly a month due to an infestation of rats, Joey’s Park will reopen Wednesday, Nov. 22 – just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday – to the public after the “rodent problem” has been resolved, according to a press release from the Belmont Department of […]

They’re Here To Stay: Controlling Rats with Education, Money and Garlic

Photo: Joey’s Park, ground zero for rat removal. Take equal parts garlic and white pepper then add a dash of paprika and mix. Sounds like an excellent dry marinade you can rub on chicken or steak before grilling to give the meat a bit of a punch. In fact, the mixture is an excellent organic rat […]

What’s The Buzz? Keeping Honeybees In Belmont, Wed Night 7 PM

Photo: Honeybee in nature. Honeybees are pretty active. You might say they are … as busy as a bee. A honeybee – whose wings stroke about 200 beats per second, producing its famous, distinctive buzzing sound – flies for up to six miles to visit between 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip, all […]