Paolillo Seeks A Fourth Act To Help Beat Back A Pair Of Fiscal Challenges

Photo: Mark Paolillo Mark Paolillo will try to prove – in the political sense – Thomas Wolfe wrong: You can return home to elected office. Paolillo has taken out nomination papers for a return to the Select Board (it was called the Board of Selectmen when he last served) as he will seek a fourth […]

COVID Update: Positive Cases in Belmont Nearing 1,000

Photo: Update on COVID-19 in Belmont Belmont is closing in on a stark milestone of 1,000 COVID-19 cases, according to data from the state’s Department of Public Health. As of Jan. 29, 914 confirmed COVID cases among Belmont residents have been reported, an increase of 64 cases since Jan. 22. Due to the new case […]

Belmont Under Winter Storm Warning ‘Til Tuesday Afternoon

Photo: Snow storm heading Belmont’s way Upwards to a foot of snow is set to fall on Belmont and the rest of Massachusetts beginning Monday, Feb. 1 as the state has been placed under a winter storm warning by the National Weather Service. Residents should anticipate the town issuing a snow emergency parking ban for […]

Upland Road Rage Charges Upped To Murder As Select Board Calls Special Public Forum For Wednesday

Photo: Participants in the rally to remember Henry Tapia. The Belmont Select Board will be hosting a special community forum on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. to discuss the death of Henry Tapia who was killed in an alleged road rage incident a week ago on Upland Road. On Monday, Jan. 25, at Cambridge […]

Opinion: What’s Happening With Our State Government?Massachusetts’ Secret State House And How To Fix It

Photo: Massachusetts State House (Wikipedia) By Maya Chandrakasan, Sherman Street In a few months myself and my fellow Belmont High School seniors will walk across a stage and receive our diplomas. It’s safe to say this past year has been difficult for all of us. But these challenges are only the beginning of what lies […]

Select Board Approves Placing $6.4M Override On April’s Town Election Ballot

Photo: An override will be on the April 6 town election ballot. The Belmont Select Board unanimously accepted the Financial Task Force’s recommendation to place a $6.4 million Proposition 2 1/2 override on the April 6, 2021, town election ballot. While the vote comes in the midst of a year long pandemic which has wounded […]

Breaking: Caputo Will Not Run For Re-election To Select Board

Photo: Tom Caputo Citing time away from his family and work demands, first term member Tom Caputo will not seek re-election to the Belmont Select Board. “I am making this decision to not seek reelection so that I can prioritize my family and my full-time work,” he said. Caputo’s announcement, made Friday, Jan. 22, comes […]

DeStefano Selected To Be Next Belmont Fire Chief

Photo: David DeStefano (Linkedin) David DeStefano, the Battalion Chief for the North Providence Fire Deptartment in Rhode Island was offered the position of Belmont’s next Fire Chief by the Belmont Select Board on Thursday, Jan. 21. DeStefano, who replaces David Frizzell at the post, will now go through contract negotiations for being sworn in the […]

State Fire Union’s ‘Threatening’ Letter Limited Candidates For Belmont’s Chief Job

Photo: Fire Headquarters on Trapelo Road. Belmont missed out on a number of outstanding candidates to be its next fire chief after the state’s fire fighters union sent a “threatening letter” to its membership in the fall, according to town and elected officials. The allegation of outside interference was revealed at the end of Wednesday […]

Racial Slurs Used By Defendant During Deadly Road Rage Incident In Belmont

Photo: Dean Kapsalis being arraigned in Cambridge District Court (Credit: Pool video provided by WHDH) A Hudson man was allegedly yelling racist slurs at a Black and Latino man before running him down and killing him with his pickup during a road rage incident on Upland Road on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Dean Kapsalis, 54 of […]