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The Town Of Belmont and The Belmont Health Dept. would like you to know that the threat level for West Nile Virus has been elevated to HIGH in Belmont and surrounding communities. The Dept Of Public Health reminds you to reduce exposure during peak mosquito hours and to wear long sleeves and long...
BMLD Issues Heat Advisory Notice | Conserve while staying cool We’re in the middle of a heat wave, with temperatures soaring into the 90s… BMLD encourages customers to continue to conserve energy by rescheduling and reducing their electrical consumption whenever possible. BMLD will continue to do...
BMC summer intern Andrew Fine, a student at Skidmore College, shot & edited this nicely edited video: A Journey through the Trails of Belmont to go along with the new Walking Belmont map that details walking trails throughout town. The video plays back regularly on Channel 9 & 29 in between...
Science for the Public presents Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations Thursday, June 28 @ 6pm 9 Lexington Street in the Belmont Media Center Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living co-author Jeff Deyette of Union of Concerned Scientists Jeff Deyette explains the indisputable...
Our own John Curran, producer, host and chief mirthmaker of the Sound of Erin passed on this morning, on the first day of summer in the year 2012, after battling back from illness several times in the past. We here at BMC are saddened by his departure from this earthly plain. We'll be replaying...
The Beech Street Center is open Thursday, June 21 until 8PM for anyone needing respite from the heat. The Beech Street Center is at 266 Beech Street. If you have questions call the center at 617-993-2970 . . . Belmont Media Center is also open as an unofficial "cooling station" until 8pm for anyone...
The Belmont Municipal Light Department is currently experiencing very high power demand. We are asking our customers to PLEASE TURN OFF non-critical electric equipment to minimize extended power outages. Very high temperatures and humidity are predicted through Friday, June 22nd - Residents can...
David J. Kale, current budget director for Cambridge, has just been chosen as Belmont's new Town Administrator, according to the Chair of the Belmont Board of Selectmen Mark Paolillo.
A small fire at the Belmont DPW Yard knocked out power briefly from Waverley Square up to Town Hall. Here's a video that BMC shot just after it happened - BMC lost power, too, however many areas were back online quickly thanks to the fine work of Town of Belmont crews. To read more go to the...
Dear friends, Well, after nearly four years on the job here at Belmont Media Center, Stacey Conley (Hammerlind) will be leaving the employ of BMC to further her career in the vital and honorable field of nursing. We wish her all the best in the future . . . though we will definitely miss her here - as will the many people whose lives she has touched or have been made a bit more interesting. Stacey has done so much to make BMC into one of the most caring and engaged community media centers anywhere.

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