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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.

Belmont’s Apple Run is Sunday. Sign up now!

Foundation for Belmont Education Apple Run Belmont MA

Belmont’s Fall Classic: the FBE Apple Run (fka Dan Scharfman Memorial) is this Sunday. Register online Wednesday evening or register on-site on Sunday morning!

Bring out your (broken) Stuff! Belmont Fix-it Clinic Saturday!

Belmont’s second Fix-it Clinic will be happening this Saturday, May 25th from 1PM to 4PM in the Assembly Room at Belmont Public Library.

Celebrate Earth Day by Saving Solar at Belmont’s New 7-12 School!

rooftop solar array

This Earth Day, Belmont’s High School Building Committee will be considering a proposal to remove solar from plans for the new 7-12 school as a cost saving measure. Don’t let that happen! The meeting is tonight (Monday) at 5PM in…

Many Victories in a Narrow Defeat

Jessie Bennett I Voted

Even 14 years ago when I moved to town – let alone the Belmont of 30 or 40 years ago- a Jessie Bennett in Belmont simply would not have stood for election for Selectman, let alone win six precincts and come within 128 votes of winning it all. In that Belmont, nobody would have encouraged her to run and there would have been no infrastructure to carry her campaign to the finish line.

Today is Town Election Day – Go Vote!!

A reminder to Blogging Belmont readers: today is election day in town. If you’re 18 or older and registered, your civic duty and responsibility is to go vote. So go vote!! Polls opened at 7:00 AM and will stay open…

More Thoughts on Tuesday’s Election: Town Meeting by Precinct

OK – I’ve written about my thoughts on the town-wide offices that are contested this April. Now, on to Town Meeting. A note on how to vote for Town Meeting… With Town Meeting, the top 12 vote getters are elected.…

My Thoughts on Tuesday’s Election: Town-Wide Offices

Tuesday, April 2nd is the Town’s annual election. I share my choices for the (contested) town-wide races: Board of Selectmen, Housing Authority and School Committee. Remember to get out and vote!!

The Thuggish Style in Belmont Politics

A candidate for elected office in our Town of Homes has been the target of physical and verbal intimidation and threats. It’s a crass and thuggish attempt to drive him out of the Board of Selectmen’s race.

For Community Path Supporters: Bennett as Selectwoman is the choice

Fitchburg Cutoff Path

If the Belmont Community Path is your issue, Jessie Bennett is your choice for Selectwoman in the Town Election April 2. A strong advocate for safe roads, Jessie has been a clear, consistent and vocal supporter of the Community Path. …

Selectmen: For Belmont Pedestrians Path Route Decision is Life and Death

The Board of Selectmen will meet to consider and vote on the Community Path route tomorrow, Monday, Feb 25th. Safe routes for cyclists and pedestrians are a matter of life and death for Belmont residents. The Selectmen should consider that in making their decision.