Driver Charged in Fatal Pedestrian/Vehicle Crash In Belmont

Photo: Sachi Thanawala. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin announced today, Friday, Sept. 21, that Raymond O’Brien, 45, of Medford has been charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in connection with an August 28, fatal collision in Belmont that took the life of Belmont resident Sachi Thanawala. Based on […]

Belmont Police Seek Witnesses to Fatal Pedestrian Crash 

Photo: Investigators at the scene of the accident Aug. 28. The Belmont Police Department is asking the public for information about a fatal pedestrian crash at the intersection of Sycamore and Lexington streets in Belmont, according to a press release. Officers responded to the intersection at approximately 8:25 a.m. on Tuesday Aug. 28. A white […]

Police Chief Gets A Raise, And His Retirement Date

Photo: Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin on a tour of the current police headquarters. Belmont’s long-standing Police Chief Richard McLaughlin received a pay raise and a contract extension which will allow him to end his career in his hometown.  McLaughlin received a glowing review by Town Administrator Patrice Garvin who approved the pay raise which […]

Belmont Police’s Prescription Drug Drop Off at DPW Yard Sat. April 28

Photos: Prescription drugs. The Belmont Police Department in conjunction with the Belmont Auxiliary Police and the DEA will be hosting a Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative to prevent the abuse and theft of old, unused and expired prescription drugs at the DPW Yard, 37 C St., on Saturday April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Old […]

Upper Concord Avenue Closed Vacation Week, April 16 – 20

Photo: Can’t go here! A major portion of one of the main roads to and from Lexington will be closed for most of the day this coming week. Upper Concord Avenue from Pleasant to Mill streets will be shut down from Monday, April 16 to Friday, April 20 due to infrastructure construction related to the […]

Big Street Closures/Delays Monday, April 2 in Belmont

Photo: Upper Concord Avenue between Winter and Marsh streets. The Belmont Police Department has issued a pair of street advisories that will impact traffic in and through Belmont on Monday, April 2. On Monday and Tuesday, FE French Construction will close the outbound (heading towards Lexington) upper Concord Avenue between Winter and Marsh streets starting at […]

Belmont Police Collecting Clothes For Cradles to Crayon Thru Jan. 15

Photo: Logo for Cradles to Crayons. The Belmont Police Department along with Brighton-based Cradles to Crayons will be holding a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Collection drive through Monday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. A collection bin will be in the Belmont Police Department lobby at police headquarters at the corner of Pleasant Street […]

New Location for Police HQ, Renovated DPW, But Both A Decade Away [VIDEO]

Photo: The future home (to the left) of the Belmont Police Department. The future home of the Belmont Police Department will be located in a wooded corner of the Water Division facility at the end of Woodland Street. That’s if Town Meeting accepts the recommendation of the body created recently to analyze the town’s major […]

Town’s New 25 MPH Speed Limit Begins Sunday, Oct. 1

Photo: Getting across town will take just a bit longer starting on Sunday, Oct. 1 as the speed limit throughout most of Belmont will be lowered to 25 mph which the Belmont Police will begin to enforce. This past spring, Belmont Town Meeting voted to lower the speed limit in a thickly settled area from 30 […]

BREAKING: Assistant Police Chief MacIsaac Reverses Course, Will Stay in Belmont

Photo: Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac. After earlier this week making what he called “one of, if not the most, difficult decision I have ever made,” Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac has had a change of heart and will not accept the appointment as Chief of Police in Wayland. “I have made the determination […]