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 […]

Health Dept. Holding Community Meeting On Opioid Crisis Tues at 2:30PM

Photo: Opioid abuse. The Belmont Health Department is holding a public forum on Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to determine the town’s opioid needs assessment. The meeting will take place in the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Room located in Belmont Town Hall, 455 Concord Ave. The meeting – funded through the […]

Belmont Health Issues Warning on Mosquitos as West Nile Virus Detected

Photo: What to watch out for. It’s nearing mid-summer and with the recent rainstorms that passed through the region, it’s certain that in time at all, outdoor activities will be impacted by an influx of mosquitoes. The Belmont Department of Health has issued this press release to warn residents of the danger the insect can inflict on people: The […]

Rabies in Pair of Animals Has Health Department Issue Warning

Photo: Fox. The Belmont Health Department has issued a warning to residents of an outbreak of rabies after a second non-domesticated animal tested positive for the illness in the past month. A fox captured by Belmont Animal Control Officer John Maguranis on Monday, July 13 and a skunk on June 21 were infected by the very serious viral disease […]

Belmont Raises Age for Tobacco, E-Cig Sales to 21 in 2015

Joining surrounding towns and large municipalities like New York City, Belmont will prohibit the sale of all tobacco products and nicotine delivery devices such as e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21 beginning on Jan. 1, 2015. The move approved unanimously by the Belmont Board of Health at an afternoon meeting on Wednesday; Sept. 17, also […]

Help Belmont’s Health Dept Survey Public Health Concerns

What are your public health concerns? The Belmont Health Department is seeking residents input to an online survey to determine what community health education resources town citizens would like to come from the department.  You can take the survey here or going to the Health Department’s web page. 

Get Rid of Your Household Hazardous Waste This Saturday

Half-used paint, mothballs, antifreeze and insecticides are just a few of the common household products that are hazardous waste that most residents have in their homes or garages. Belmont residents looking to clear their homes of these harmful chemicals will have an opportunity this Saturday, Aug. 16 as the Belmont Health Department is registering households that will […]

West Nile Virus Found in Belmont

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced today, Thursday, July 24, that West Nile virus has been detected in one mosquito recently collected from Belmont, according to a press release from the Belmont Health Department. “WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While WNV can infect […]