Belmont News & Updates

Underneath the overgrown grass and weeds on Rainsford Island in Boston Harbor lies the remains of 1,777 forgotten souls, spaning from Colonial times to the 20th century, many not even marked with a headstone.Former Belmont resident and veteran, Bill McEvoy Jr., has recently begun to tell the story of the disregarded men, women and children buried on the island. McEvoy has compiled his findings into a book with some help from editor Robin Hazard Ray, titled, “Rainsford Island: A [...] [...]
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With Gov. Baker laying out the reopening plans for Massachusetts, Watertown's municipal facilities will begin to reopen from the COVID-19 shutdown in coming days and weeks. As of Friday, Watertown had a total of 373 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 254 residents who have recovered. The town has lost 23 people to the virus. Four […] [...]
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The following information was provided by Minuteman High School: Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Reading Association (MRA), an organization that promotes literacy, has honored Minuteman with its Exemplary Reading Program Award. “This award legitimizes the work we have done over the last 10 years to make sure we take care […] [...]
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The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department: The Watertown Free Public Library's new curbside book pickup service has been a big hit with Watertown residents. “Talking to patrons and hearing how thrilled they are to have books again is truly the highlight of my day” says WFPL director Leone Cole. While curbside orders pick up, WFPL continues to offer virtual […] [...]
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As stay-at-home orders and advisories bloomed across the Northeast in late March, vehicle trips in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts flatlined at 100% below normal, according to data from the online journal ClimateCentral. Connecticut barely had a pulse, with trips fluctuating between 80% and 100% below normal.It's pretty much stayed that way for the past two months, but with Memorial Day — the gateway to summer — finally passed and the first phase of [...] [...]
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