Author: bloggingbelmont

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

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…

Equifax Got you Worried? Attend a Class on Protecting yourself from Online Fraud Saturday

There’s a free class this Saturday on how to protect yourself from online fraud featuring yours truly. We’ll talk about the Equifax breach and how to protect yourself as well as major forms of online fraud like phishing, ransomware and…

Curious about Plans for Belmont High: Attend Meeting Tuesday Evening

The Belmont High School Building Committee is holding a community engagement meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday, Sept. 19) at 7PM at Chenery Auditorium. If you’re curious – plan on checking it out! 

Selectmen to Accountability: Drop Dead!

Summary: Amid uproar over the town’s runaway Planning Board, the Board of Selectman passed over a seasoned planning professional and former planner for the City of Los Angeles to appoint a political insider with no professional planning background and reappoint…

This Week: Two Ways to push for Accountability, Expertise on Planning Board

Summary: with two open slots on Planning Board, Belmont’s Selectmen have the chance to appoint a planning professional. Join me in writing to encourage them to appoint Ed Sanderson (email addresses provided at bottom of post). Also: a Planning Board…

Opinion: Mischief Unmanaged on Planning Board

Unless you have a passion for things like ‘privatizing public institutions,’ there’s little to admire about the Planning Board’s idea for relocating the public library.

Round 3: Support the Library Tonight at 7:00 PM!

Hey Blogging Belmont readers. I’ve been trying to keep you updated about the ongoing and somewhat strange proposal, by our Planning Board, to relocate the Belmont Public Library from its current location to the site of the Belmont Car Wash…