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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.

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…

Election 2022: A Guide to the Candidates

illustration - voters polling station

Who is running for what in the Town election April 5? What do they stand for and what will they do if elected? Check out our voter’s guide!

Show up Wednesday AM to support Solar at Middle-High School:

Solar Panel

Hey Blogging Belmont readers. Just an update that the Belmont Middle- High School Building Committee will convene on Wednesday morning (tomorrow) February 16 at 8:00 AM. The link to the full agenda is here. The link to the Zoom meeting…

The Underwood That Almost Wasn’t

The Underwood Pool Belmont

Roll back the clock a bit more than a decade and a prevailing opinion among Belmont’s political class was that the best course forward was to allow the aging Underwood pool to die, and never replace it. So what changed?

Kid Pro Quo: Mega-Donor Jones Tapped For School Committee

skeptical kid

Consummate Belmont insider and local political mega-donor Ralph Jones got the nod for an open School Committee slot to the surprise of absolutely no one. And still – a puzzling choice. Jones last sat on School Committee in 2004 –…

It’s Happening! Community Path Progress Meeting Tonight at 7PM

Overview of Belmont Community Path Phase 1

A note to the Blogging Belmont Community about an important meeting tonight (Nov. 4) at 7PM of the Community Path Project Committee (CPPC) to present a 25% design plan for the path that was recently presented to the Department of…

Halloween 2021: Skeletons and Pumpkins and Rainbows…Oh my!

Sunflower girl

The trick or treating was just the latest sign that things are kind of sort of returning to normal. Check out our galleries of the Hillcrest skeleton display and Belmont’s best pumpkins!