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BloggingBelmont.com is a citizen-powered blog for Belmont, Massachusetts. Launched in 2007, BB providse a progressive voice in Belmont town politics.

Summer Improvement Project: the Couch to Dan Scharfman 5K Program

Couch to 5K

The registration for Belmont’s Fall Classic, the sixth annual Dan Scharfman Memorial 5K and 2K events is now officially open along with the first ever Couch to 5K Program, which will kick off in mid August.

Belmont Porchfest Meet & Greet Thursday

Belmont will host its first Porchfest on September 8. Want to learn more? There’s a meet and greet at Belmont Books on Thursday evening, July 12th starting at 5 pm!

Get Involved: Town Committee Application Deadline is Today!

Attention Blogging Belmont readers and restless progressives: are you tired of yelling at cable TV and pulling your hair out over the headlines? Well, there’s a great opportunity for you to get involved and actually make important changes happen in…

Two words Benjamin: ‘No Plastic’

Taiwan Announces Ban on All Plastic Bags, Straws, and Utensils “Plastic” May have been the one word of advice given to Dustin Hoffman’s wayward college graduate ‘Benjamin’ in The Graduate.’ But 50 years later you might be more prescient encouraging…

Tonight: Cyber Security ‘Fireside Chat’ 7PM at Library

Join Scott Donnelly Director of Technical Solutions at the cyber security firm Recorded Future (and a former officer with the Central Intelligence Agency) along with Belmont PD’s Officer James Siracusa for a discussion of cyber security trends and threats that affect folks here in the Town of Homes. Tonight at 7:00 PM. See you there!

Belmontonian: Mass AG Reviewing Alleged Open Meeting Violation By Planning Board

Franklin Tucker over at Belmontonian is reporting on a complaint by Belmont resident Tim Duncan to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. From the article: Duncan filed his 40-page accusation with the Office of the Attorney General on Sept. 29 relative…

Belmontonian: Nearly 800 Runners Set Record For Scharfman Race

Belmontonian reports that 784 runners took the opportunity to help Belmont school to best use technology as a record number of entries took part in the fifth annual Dan Scharfman Memorial Run 5K/2K Road Races held Sunday, Oct. 1.

Reminder: Belmont Serves is Tomorrow (Monday): volunteer opportunities around town

A reminder to Blogging Belmont readers that the annual Belmont Serves event will be held tomorrow, Columbus Day morning October 9. There are great volunteer opportunities around town, so come join your friends and neighbors for a morning of community…

Important Public Discussion Thursday: Expanding our Board of Selectmen

This Thursday, October 12th there’s an important meeting and discussion of the proposal to expand our Town’s Board of Selectmen from 3 to 5 members. Come give your feedback to the Committee researching that question. 

Trash Talk Tonight: Selectman’s Meeting on Waste Recycling at 6:00 PM

Hey BloggingBelmont readers. This is something of a last minute notice, but better late than never! Tonight (Sept. 25) at 6:00 PM in the Auditorium at Town Hall (down the hall from the Selectmen’s room). Long and short: Belmont’s trash…