Belmont News & Updates

A Watertown man faces several charges, including drug possession, following an arrest that started when he was found passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle. On Jan. 9, 2019, at 5:11 p.m., Watertown Police received a call about a vehicle blocking the intersection of Ralph Street and Grant Avenue. When officers arrived they […] [...]
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Community members will have the opportunity to weigh in on the idea of a public/private partnership to build a new and improved hockey rink to replace the deteriorating Skip Viglirolo rink on the Belmont High School campus on Concord Avenue. The School Committee and the Board of Selectmen will hold a joint meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Chenery Middle School. According to Selectman Tom Caputo, a Request for Proposal (RFP) process will be used to identify a partner interested in [...] [...]
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Solutions to Belmont taxing systemThank you for publishing the very sound article on residential taxes (“Time for senior tax relief, future housing options”) . I also assume you took notice of the article discussing the same problem in the Sunday Globe on Dec. 16.All three options in your article have merit and it is unbelievable that this town is taxing residents in the manner of yesteryear.I have a few comments which I believe are [...] [...]
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Solutions to Belmont trash issueI am calling for help from caring Belmont citizens to end the steady flow of trash being thrown out car windows onto the roadside throughout Belmont. The amount of trash lining our streets, especially in front of public lands, is puzzling and bothers me wherever I go. Why do drivers in such a lovely town have such bad habits?This morning it took me just 100 steps and five minutes picking up trash along Concord Avenue by Rock [...] [...]
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How are we supposed to guide our kids when pot's legal, we drink, psychedelics are touted as medicine and some prescribed medicines are highly addictive? I run an addictions program here in Belmont and regularly advise parents in this predicament. I'm also a father of three boys so I'm right there with you. I know that, in the moment, it's hard to set a limit, or figure out the line between experimentation and trouble. Only a fraction develop the four C's [...] [...]
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