A Return to the Halls: Belmont High’s School Resource Officer

There’s something new at Belmont High School this school year: a Belmont police officer. “The first thing [students] asked me was ‘what did we do wrong to deserve this?’” said Dr. Dan Richards, Belmont High’s principal. Not that Belmont Police Officer Melissa O’Connor is a stranger to the school; the 2001 Belmont High graduate and […]

Beech Lot Closed: Parking Area Resurfaced This Week

Most people know the Beech Street Center as the home of the Council of Aging, where events and concerts take place and, for one day, a center of attention on election day 2012. It is also known for a number of the neighbors as a place to stash their cars overnight. But beginning on Wednesday, […]

Belmont’s Mill Street Closed Wednesday, July 16

Due to construction, Mill Street from Trapelo Road (Rt. 60) to McLean Street (the entrance to McLean Hospital) will be closed to through traffic.on July 16, according to Belmont Police. This closer is likely to cause significant traffic delays in the area of Mill Street and Belmont Center.   Traffic headed southbound on Mill Street toward […]

Belmont’s Gun Buy Back Provides Help to Town’s Food Pantry

The first-ever Belmont gun buy back event held on Saturday, May 31 not only took unwanted guns out of homes around town but also provided funds to help feed local residents in need. An important part of the buy back – sponsored by the Belmont Police Department in partnership with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, Belmont Religious […]

Residents Turned-In 67 Firearms at Gun Buyback Saturday

A total of 62 guns were turned into the Belmont Police during the town’s first gun buyback event held this past Saturday, May 31, according to Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin. McLaughlin said a variety of firearms were accepted including, rifles, shotguns, pistols and a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun. Officers are investigating the possibility that two firearms were […]

Belmont’s Gun Buyback Event This Saturday, May 31

In the wake of increasing incidents, nationally and locally, of accidental injuries and deaths from guns, the Belmont Religious Council, faith communities in town, the Belmont Police Department and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office have joined for a community Gun Buyback event on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Belmont DPW Yard, […]

Belmont Police Release Information on Level 3 Sex Offender

According to state requirements on community notification, the Belmont Police Department has released information on Belmont’s only Level 3 sex offender. “[R]egistered sex offender and Belmont resident Carl Peterson is moving to 108 Clark Lane,” read the announcement released April 30. Peterson and his family currently reside on Barnard Road.  According to additional information provided by […]

Belmont Police Holding Take-Back Prescription Drug Program

The Belmont Auxiliary Police and the US Drug Enforcement Agency will host a prescription drug Take-Back Initiative to prevent the abuse and theft of old, unused and expired prescription drugs. The Auxiliary Police will have a collection point set up at the town’s DPW yard, 37 C St., on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. […]