Feds Ties Belmont’s Hands Regulating 5G Cell Towers

Photo: 5G small cell technology is coming whether Belmont likes it or not. The future of ultra fast, ultra reliable, ultra cool mobile connection is coming to Belmont as a company in alliance with AT&T will present an application to install 5G small cell equipment at two locations in the Belmont Center area before the […]

Apply for the Police Chief Screening Committee

Photo: The Belmont Board of Selectmen has recently created the Police Chief Screening Committee to assist in the search for Belmont’s next Police Chief..  The Board is looking for two residents with a variety of talents and backgrounds who are willing to make the commitment to serve on this committee.  This committee will consist of […]

Selectmen OK Pay, Merit Hike for Town Administrator

Photo: Patrice Garvin, Belmont’s town administrator After receiving a positive job evaluation two weeks ago, the Belmont Board of Selectmen at its April 22 meeting increased Belmont’s Town Administrator Patrice Garvin’s paycheck so she’s a bit closer to what her peers in town government are taking home. In addition to salary and merit raises for […]

After No Deal By Purecoat, Community Path Design Focus On North Of Tracks

Photo: Community path now on the northside. It’s now the north side. The proposed community path from Belmont Center to the Cambridge line will now be going along the north side of the MBTA commuter rail tracks after town representatives could not come to an agreement with a prominent Belmont property owner to take a portion […]

New Selectmen Lineup As Epstein Joins The Team [VIDEO]

Photo: Belmont’s new Board of Selectmen’s lineup (from left): Adam Dash, Chair Tom Caputo and Roy Epstein.  The Belmont Board of Selectmen’s early morning meeting on Wednesday, April 3 was short and to the point: Welcome aboard Roy Epstein the newest member of Belmont’s governing crew and then shuffle the deck chairs. But first, as […]

BREAKING: Epstein Takes Selectman Seat; Prestwich, Checkoway Top School; Page On Housing

Photo: Cassandra Page (right) hugs Charles Laverty III as the newly elected member of the Housing Authority celebrates her popular victory. In a battle between Belmont’s progressive community and the town’s establishment wing, Warrant Committee Chair Roy Epstein prevailed over newcomer Jessie Bennett to fill the seat of retiring selectman Mark Paolillo in a tight race […]

Final Say: Jessie Bennett, Board Of Selectmen

Photo: Jessie Bennett (photo from http://www.bennettforbelmont.com) I am inspired by you. You have shared so much with me these last few months: your hopes for your children or your retirement; your excitement, and nervousness, about the educational opportunities brought by the new 7-12 school; your determination to address our climate goals, cost of housing, business climate, […]

Letter To The Editor: Vote Roy Epstein, For A Shared Vision

Photo: (from left) Elizabeth Dionne, Roy Epstein, Lisa Gibalerio To the editor: We are two Belmont women who are voting for Roy Epstein for Selectman on Tuesday because we believe in a vision for our town that is shared by both of the major candidates. Look at the platforms of the candidates — check out their websites. Each wants […]

Letter To The Editor: Bennett Will Be ‘A Tremendous Asset’ To Selectmen

Photo: Jessie Bennett (photo from http://www.bennettforbelmont.com/about-jessie/) To the editor: I’m writing to express my enthusiastic support for Select Board candidate Jessie Bennett. Having worked with Jessie on many projects around town, I am continually impressed by her level of commitment and experience, her ability to build consensus, her outstanding people skills, and her financial pragmatism. She […]

Final Say: Roy J. Epstein, Board of Selectman [Video]

Photo: Roy Epstein (center), candidate for Board of Selectmen. Over the next few years, Belmont will face the greatest financial challenge in its history. A nearly $300 million school project is underway. The Police Station and DPW renovations are out to bid. A new Library and a new hockey rink are top priorities. Many roads […]