[Update] Belmont Star Market Employee Dies Of COVID-19 As Town Registers 51 Deaths To Pandemic

Photo: Belmont Star Market An employee of the Belmont Star Market on Waverley Street has died of the COVID-19 virus, according to a press release dated Tuesday, April 21, from the supermarket’s parent company, Albertsons. The employee, Cresencia Colletti, 70, last worked at the store on Palm Sunday, April 5, according to the company. According […]

COVID-19 Deaths Triple In Five Days To 39, Nearly All Linked To Belmont Manor

Photo: Belmont Manor in Belmont The number of deaths in Belmont related to COVID-19 has more than tripled from 13 on Monday, April 13 to 39 by Friday, April 17, according to statistics compiled by the Belmont Health Department and released by the town on Friday, April 17. Many of those deaths have been linked […]

Brownsberger, Rogers Holding Zoom Town Hall/Q&A On COVID-19 Thursday, April 16

Photo: Will Brownsberger (left) and State Rep. Dave Rogers State Sen. Will Brownsberger and State Rep. Dave Rogers are hosting a Zoom Town Hall on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and answer questions submitted by viewers.   To join the Zoom Meeting, link to this address: https://zoom.us/j/94791210043 Meeting […]

‘Virtual’ Topping Off At Middle/High School Project Set For Late April

Photo: Pouring cement onto the second floor of Area B. Over the course of the past month, the coronavirus has forced many familiar activities to become virtual events via the internet including working from home, attending town meetings and school. Now you can add to that list the traditional construction milestone of “topping off” the […]

COVID-19 Cases Pass 100 As Belmont Manor Hit Hard During ‘Surge’

Photo: Belmont Manor The number of residents with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 keeps rising in Belmont, passing into triple digits with the town’s nursing homes continuing to get hit hard. As of Monday, April 13, the state’s Department of Public Health has confirmed that 113 residents have confirmed cases of the virus, according to […]

Breaking: COVID-19 Deaths Soar To 13 As Virus Sweeps Through Belmont Manor [REVISED]

Photo: Belmont Manor. Deaths in Belmont due to COVID-19 skyrocketed from 1 to 13 in four days as the coronavirus has swept through the Belmont Manor Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, according to town officials on Saturday, April 11. “The Town of Belmont has received confirmation that to date thirteen residents of the Belmont Manor […]

Business Closed, Fined As Overtaxed Health Dept. Deals With COVID-19 Surge

Photo: Masks are now advised for use by all citizens. (Credit: CDC/ Debora Cartagena) A Belmont business was ordered closed and fined for violating the state’s non-essential business law as the town continues its efforts to steam the COVID-19 pandemic. Wesley Chin, director of the town’s Health Department, told the Select Board during its meeting […]

Bag Your Trash To Help Out Those Who Take It Away

Photo: Waste Management truck Washing your hands, putting on a cloth mask and staying indoors; those are acts all people should be doing to protect themselves and others during this long pandemic. Add to that list one more thing: Bag your trash. That’s the advice coming from Waste Management, the town’s trash and recycling hauler. […]

First Death To COVID-19 In Belmont, Infected Cases Doubled In Three Days

Photo: Belmont Health Department The Belmont Health Department announced the first death of a Belmont resident related to COVID-19 in a press release dated Thursday, April 2. The victim was a resident at a long-term care facility in Belmont, said Wesley Chin, Belmont’s Health Department director. As of April 2, Belmont has 32 confirmed positive […]

Belmont Approves Declaration of Emergency

Photo: Belmont’s declaration of emergency. The town of Belmont has joined the state of Massachusetts and the United States of America in issuing a formal declaration of emergency “to protect the health and welfare of the people of Belmont” during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. “There’s not some dramatic new information that we have become […]