All Sides Prepping For Possible Ultimate Vote Monday On Community Path Route

Photo: The crossing at Brighton Street. Paul Roberts is determined for one more time to rouse supporters to save the proposed community path as it nears a possible pivotal vote on its future course by the Belmont Board of Selectmen on Monday, Nov. 19. “Once again into the breach, my friends,” declared Roberts, paraphrasing Shakespeare’s […]

Smart Water Meters Installation Begins In The New Year

Photo: Use your phone to monitor water flow. By this time next year, many residents and commercial customers will be able to check their water consumption in real time right from their phones as the Board of Selectmen approved on Monday, Nov. 5 a $980,000 contract to physically install nearly 10,000 “smart” water meters in […]

Starting Oct. 1, Close Your Trash Lids Or You’ll Be Left At The Curb

Photo: NO! The incorrect way to leave your trash carts for the hauler. Starting Monday, Oct 1, trash carts whose lids are not fully closed will be left behind on the curb. And don’t go crying to the town about having to wait a week to have your garbage taken away. That’s the word from […]

Selectmen To Attend Traffic Advisory Committee’s Thursday Meeting On Crosswalk Concerns

Photo: The scene of the accident at Lexington and Sycamore streets. The Belmont Board of Selectmen will join the town’s Traffic Advisory Committee at its scheduled meeting Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Town Hall auditorium as the committee takes up pedestrian safety after the death of a resident killed walking in a crosswalk. The meeting […]

A Labor Lockout Could Keep Belmont Streets Unpaved ‘Til Spring

Photo: Common Street. The money is in the bank, the contractors are ready to go and long-suffering residents are waiting with bated breath. But for homeowners along four Belmont roadways, a labor dispute between workers and an international utility firm is threatening to delay the reconstruction and repaving their streets until this coming Spring. The […]

A Hunter of Small Fungi Leaves Belmont Library A Big Gift

Photo: Philip May (left) out exploring for lichen. Phillip F. May was a teacher, educator and investor while living in Belmont. However, his passion for more than a quarter century revolved around exploring the world for that strange composite organism in which fungi live in a symbiotic relationship with algae. May was that very rare […]

New Model Predicts Belmont Budget Heading For Financial Cliff in Fiscal 2021

Photo: Members of the boards and committees discussing the new budget  A budgetary roadmap provided by a UMass Boston-based advisory group shows Belmont falling off a steep fiscal cliff in two years time unless the town comes up with a new strategy to soften the landing. At a joint meeting with the Board of Selectmen, […]

New Hours Of Operation At Town Hall, Homer Building To Better Serve Residents

Photo: The Homer Building. In an effort to better serve Belmont residents seeking services, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Monday, June 4, to implement on a trial basis new operating hours at town offices in the Town Hall complex including Town Hall and the Homer Building. Beginning this coming Monday, June 11, and running through Friday, […]

Underwood Pool Funding Surplus To Keep Patrons In The Shade

Photo: After all had been set and done, the Underwood Pool Building Committee which led the private/public funding partnership to build the $5.3 million pool facility at Cottage Street and Concord Avenue in 2015 discovered a bit of change in the back of the couch. With all the bills paid, a $68,400 surplus was found floating […]

Selectmen To Ask Residents: What Should Go Into The Former Incinerator Site?

Photo: The entrance to the former Belmont incinerator site. The day before town residents are asked to provide their thoughts on limits on the place and time of retail marijuana sales, the Board of Selectmen is holding a meeting inviting citizens to discuss the future use (also known as post-closure) at the closed incinerator site off […]