Crossing Guard Hit By Vehicle at Burbank Elementary, Hospitalized

Photo: The location of the accident. A crossing guard was struck by a motor vehicle in front of the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School at approximately 8:18 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Jan. 11, according to a press release from the Belmont Police Department. The guard, who are hired by the Belmont Police to assist residents […]

Belmont Fire/Police Seeking Public’s Help On McLean Fire Investigation

Photo: This morning’s fire at McLean Hospital. Investigators are asking for the public’s help with the investigation into the cause of an early morning fire in an abandoned building on the McLean Hospital campus. The 2-alarm fire occurred in the three-story Codman House building at approximately 2:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 14. “The cause of the […]

Fire Destroys McLean’s Codman Building [VIDEO]

Photo: The aftermath of the fire that destroyed the Codman House at McLean Hospital. A two-alarm fire destroyed the former Codman House on the McLean Hospital campus early Monday morning, Nov. 14. The blaze, which required fire equipment from neighboring towns of Watertown, Arlington, and Cambridge, started just before 3 a.m. At its height, the […]

Mack Truck Takes A Pleasant Street Tumble, Halting AM Traffic Into Center

Photo: Speed may have been a factor in the one-vehicle accident near Belmont Center on Thursday, Aug. 25. Late morning traffic came to a halt at one of the busiest town intersection when a dump truck carrying gravel took a tumble sometime before 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Pleasant and Leonard streets, on Thursday, […]

Follow Up: Cambridge Man Arrested on Drug Charges in Trapelo Haz Mat Incident

Photo: The incident on Trapelo. A Cambridge resident was arrested on multiple drug charges on Sunday, May 22, after he ran his vehicle into one of the new raised traffic islands on Trapelo Road, resulting in the busy thoroughfare being closed for nearly five hours due to possible hazardous material found in the car. Jonathan […]

Belmont Firefighters Agree To Drug/Alcohol Testing In New Contract

Photo: Belmont Fire in action. Drug and alcohol testing policy is now part of firefighters job after the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a three-year contract with the 54 members of the International Association of Firefighter Local 1637 at its Monday, April 25 meeting.  “The firefighters really stepped up to the plate with the town” […]

Obituary: Retired Fire Capt. David Frizzell [Updated]

Photo: Retired Belmont Fire Department Capt. David M. Frizzell [This article was updated on March 22 at 6 a.m.] Belmont Fire Fighters Local 1637 on Monday, March 21, 2016, announced the passing of retired Belmont Fire Department Capt. David M. Frizzell. Frizzell, who lived for many years with his wife, Linda, on Thayer Road, served […]

Ohlin’s Owners Declare ‘We’ll Be Back’ After Flash Fire, Explosion Closes Shop

Photo: The rear of Ohlin’s Bakery that suffered the most damage. The flash fire that rocked Ohlin’s Bakery early Tuesday morning, March 15, sent the family who’ve owned the store since the 1960s reeling. “We are still in shock,” said Marybeth Klemm, who with her husband owns and runs the century old Belmont institution in […]

Two-Vehicle Accident Sends Five to Area Hospitals [VIDEO]

Photo: Accident on Grove Street.  A two-vehicle accident sent five people to area hospitals and closed down Grove Street to inbound traffic around noon on Sunday, March 6. According to an initial police report, eyewitnesses and the driver of the second vehicle observed a white Nissan sedan with Delaware plates traveling on Grove Street away […]

Belmont Fire Log: Co-Workers Fall Victim to Careless Disposal of Smokes

Photo: The victims.  On the fence Sept. 6 – At 8:35 a.m., Engine 1 and its crew sped to Waverely Square’s Church Street for a report of a smoldering mulch fire that had extended to a nearby fence post. The team used hand tools and a two-and-a-half gallon can of water to extinguish the fire. Needs air  […]