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Invest in Belmont’s Future: Vote YES on 4!

Belmont 7-12 School

The proposed 7-12 school is an elegant and cost saving solution to a myriad of complex and expensive problems facing our school district. Vote YES tomorrow on Question #4 to invest in Belmont’s students and our collective future. 

Video: Why We Need to vote YES on Question 4

Yes for Belmont 7-12 School

As election day (November 6) approaches, the campaign for the proposed Belmont 7-12 school is heating up. The issues surrounding the current Belmont High building are complex. The price tag – even with $80 million in state aid – is…

Tomorrow Evening: Belmont High In Students Own Words

A note to my Blogging Belmont readers: with the campaign to fund a new 7-12 grade facility to replace the aging Belmont High School, current Belmont High students will take part in a Q&A about their experiences in the current…

Trash Talk: What’s the Psychology of Littering?

I’m one of those people who pick up trash from the sidewalks and gutters. Yeah – its gross. But I’m in good company. No less than former Governor and 1988 Democratic nominee for president Michael Dukakis is renowned for his…

The Belmont Community Path needs Belmont Community Support (Once Again)

The Community Path is close to being realized but opposition from a small group of abutters still threatens to delay or derail this needed investment. Take a moment to email the Community Path Implementation Committee and the Board of Selectmen and voice your support for a simple, North Side route along the railroad tracks to move the Community Path project forward!

Is Community Broadband an Alternative to Our High Cost Internet?

Belmont residents and businesses have two choices when it comes to broadband Internet service: Verizon and Comcast. But what if a third option existed: community owned broadband. Fourteen Massachusetts communities have already adopted it. Could Belmont be the next? Belmont’s own Michael Crowley explains how municipal broadband works and why it might be a good option for Belmont to consider. 

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!

A Progressive’s Guide to Tuesday’s Town Election: Town Meeting

  OK. If you’ve checked out our post on the top of the ticket, its now time to dig down in the weeds: Town Meeting! This is Belmont’s legislature, in essence, and incredibly important. Think of your local TMMs as…

Opinion: Cost no Obstacle in Selectmen’s Waste Disposal Choice

The Selectmen’s recent decision to pursue only one option for the Town’s trash and recycling contract cast cost, environmental impact and convenience to the side.