Stand with Facts, Not Fear on Welcoming Town Resolution

Summary: The proposed Welcoming Town Resolution that Town Meeting will consider Monday is an opportunity for the town to stand by our police and our fellow Belmontonians. It reaffirms the importance of community policing in keeping all of us safe by strengthening the bonds of trust between law enforcement and the public. 

Mark your Calendars: Community Path Meeting April 26th

The Commuter Rail line looking west from Waverley Station. There will be a discussion of the Belmont Community Path next Wed. April 26th. Don’t miss it!

Summary: We’re almost there! Belmont’s consultant on the Community Path will hold its 9th public meeting to discuss route options through Town, estimated costs and possible funding sources. Come out on Wed. April 26th at 7:00. CMS Auditorium. 

Post Election Analysis: It’s the Turnout, Stupid!

Dash’s victory in last Tuesday’s election was driven by higher turnout, an analysis of election data shows. (Photo courtesy of Jeanne Mooney.)

Summary: Higher turnout correlated with larger margins for Adam Dash, the progressive candidate across Belmont last Tuesday. In fact almost all the differences in voting percentages for Dash and his opponent can be explained by voter participation, according to analysis by Belmont’s Nate Silver (aka Claus Becker). The implications for future elections in Belmont (and the Bay State?) are huge.