Belmont Dispatcher’s Heroic Act on Tragic Day In Watertown

Photo: The scene of the fire. (Courtesy Watertown News) Dave Jones should have been the good news story on a tragic St. Patrick’s Day. The long-serving Belmont Police dispatcher was off-duty as he and his wife were heading to Donohue’s in Watertown to listen to Irish music on Friday morning, March 14. As the couple […]

20 Year Old ID’d as Victim Of Deadly Trapelo Road Fire

Photo: House destroyed by fire on Monday. A 20-year-old man has been identified as the person killed in an early morning fire on Trapelo Road Monday, Jan. 23. The Middlesex District Attorney’s office said Kevin Rossell was the person found by firefighters on the third floor of the two-family house at 606-608 Trapelo Rd. after […]

Aftermath: One Store Gone, Others to Return after Belmont Street Blaze

Photo: The day after a fire destroyed Jimmy’s Food Mart. The acrid smell from a fire that destroyed a Belmont Street convenient store Saturday night, April 18, remained in the air Sunday morning as an emergency services business was preparing to board up the burned out structure. The interior of Jimmy’s Food Mart, at 297 Belmont […]

[Update] BREAKING: Fire Destroys Jimmy’s Food Mart, Damages Block of Stores

Photo: The fire at Jimmy’s Food Mart that occurred on Saturday, April 18.  A three-alarm fire destroyed the convenient store Jimmy’s Food Mart and damaged a business block – including a new restaurant days away from opening – at the corner of Belmont and School streets on the Watertown line. At this time, no one is thought to have been injured in […]

Fire Heavily Damages Two Family on Russell Terrace, Occupant Taken to Hospital

A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a 105-year-old two-family house at the end of Russell Terrace, sending an elderly occupant to the hospital this afternoon, Tuesday, Jan. 20. Flames and smoke were billowing from the first and second floor windows of the wooden Colonial when the first fire crews arrived at the dead end street off of […]

Belmont Blaze Damages Milton Street House

A multi-alarm fire severely damaged a single-family home at 15 Milton St. on Monday afternoon, July 14. According to the father of the home’s owner – who did not want to give his name – a workman painting in the garage of the two-story house built in 1930 heard the fire alarms and smelled a burning […]