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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.

It’s In the Books: Library Passes with 57% of Vote, Rink falls short

An image of Belmont’s new library.

Belmont voters gave a strong endorsement to construction of a new library, voting YES on Question 5 by a more than 1,800 vote margin.

Tonight: Forum on Building Belmont’s Future

Building Belmonts Future Logo

Tonight (Nov 3) at 6:30, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and Belmont will host an event at the Beech Street Center to provide an update on the Town’s current Housing Production Plan. You can attend in person or virtually

Sunlight, space and knowledge: a look inside Belmont’s new library

Lobby Commons Area Belmont Public Library

The new Library Belmont voters are being asked to approve has a lot to offer the Town. We put together a slide show to show you what the new Library will look like inside!

Belmont needs a new Library. Here’s how you can help!

Proposed New Belmont Library South Lawn

With a vote to fund the construction of a new public library building on the ballot on November 8, supporters need to step up, step out and get involved to make our new public library a reality. Here are some things that Blogging Belmont readers can do to help.

The Apple Run Turns 10! Register now!

The Belmont Apple Run

Belmont’s fall classic, The FBE Apple 5K and 2K runs are just two weeks away! This year marks a special milestone: the 10th annual running of the race. That’s more reason than ever to register to run this year.

Updated: Have You Seen Jonathan? BPD looking for Missing Chenery Student

Update: May 26, 2022 – Just a note that Belmont PD issued an update around midnight that Jonathan had been located and was reunited with his family. (Queue collective sigh of relief.) A bit of good news in a week…

Millions From Feds, State For Community Path. Show Your Support By Monday!

Phase 1 Belmont Community Path

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking comments on a proposal to allocate $21 million of state and federal funding for construction of phase 1 of the community path. Let MPO know you support the Community Path!

Today: Art Sale To Benefit Ukraine Crisis Relief

Ian Todreas Watercolor

Local artist Ian Todreas is hosting a special art show Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM with proceeds going to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. Stop by – or donate online!

Register Now for Belmont’s New 5K Run (and Walk)

Belmont AAPI 5K Walk n Run

Belmont AAPI 5K Run ‘n’ Walk will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 9:30 AM. Proceeds benefit the Belmont Celebrates AAPI Heritage Fund. Register now!

It’s Election Day in Belmont! Remember to Vote!

illustration - voters polling station

It’s election day in Belmont, with contested races for a number of important positions from Select Board to the Board of Health and Town Meeting. As the turnout experts say: its not enough to just say you intend to vote…