Category: grassroots

We Saved The Farmers’ Market (For Now)

Public outcry over an effort by Locatelli properties to relocate the Belmont Farmers’ Market saved the day…for now. (Image courtesy of Jessie Bennett.)

Summary: Overwhelming public outcry sunk effort by Locatelli Properties to oust the Market from Belmont Center. But the battle’s probably not over.

The Curious Optimism of a Disaffected Progressive

I am a fairly pessimistic person. And on this day, an American liberal can find much to be pessimistic about. And yet as I reflect on this election and what it means, I find myself feeling fairly hopeful.

Cultural Council announces grant recipients, seeks input

The Belmont Cultural Council has sponsored an online poll to get your feedback on how it can better server the community. Take part! This year, the Council’s grants will support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Belmont, including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies and performances in schools.

More ideas for greening Belmont

An interesting article in the Sunday Globe presents some ideas on making cities (and suburbs?) greeener by “retrofitting” existing infrastructure. Check it out.

Homeless families at Gateway Inn need help

75 homeless families including an estimated 100 homeless children are being put up at the Gateway motel on Rte 2 in Cambridge. The families are staying for 2-3 months on average, and living out of hotel rooms equipped with microwave ovens and mini- refrigerators. They need help from the community. Here are some ideas of ways to help these families in need.

Stand for Children: supporting Belmont’s schools from the grassroots

Going into 2009 Belmont’s schools are facing a tough budget crunch, and this is a great time for Belmont parents and supporters of the schools to get involved….Stand for Children is in the early stages of establishing a Belmont chapter, and we are looking for committed people to join the chapter and make a difference for Belmont kids.

In the mix: Patricia Mihelich, Belmont Food Pantry

In the Mix is BloggingBelmont’s occasional series that profiles important people in town. In our last installment, Selectman Angelo Firenze gave us his thoughts on the future of the town and on his role, as Selectman, in shaping it. This…