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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.

Presentation on Belmont’s Budget Blues (And How To Fix Them): Tune In Wednesday 7PM

Understanding Override

Tune in Wednesday at 7PM for a presentation on Belmont’s budget challenges and how we can address them.

Massachusetts 2020 Ballot Question 1 (Right To Repair): What You Need To Know

Man in auto repair shop

Ballot Question 1 seeks to expand Massachusetts auto right to repair law. What will a YES vote do? Here’s the information you need to decide.

This Year’s Apple Run Runs All Week!

Belmont Apple Run Skeleton

The Apple Run is virtual in this, its eighth year. That creates some new opportunities including: a 10 day window to run the race and a slew of fun new prizes including “most times running the course” and “best costume.”

Belmont’s Steaming Ahead to Leave Civil Service. Here are 5 Reasons I’ll Be Voting NO

Quint Jaws

Our political leaders are treating Town Meeting like their rubber stamp: making cost and diversity arguments, but providing no data to back them up and no concrete vision for what happens after we approve their plan. I’ll be voting NO and ask you to join me.

Take Part in the Belmont Helps Challenge this Week

Need something to get your minds, bodies and hearts ready for school? The Belmont Helps Challenge features 2x World Marathon Winner Becca Pizzi.

Register Now: Apple Run Run 5K | 2K | Couch-to-5K

Belmont Apple Run 2019

Registration for our second annual Apple Run 5K, 2K and Couch to 5K is now open. This year’s virtual event will run from Sunday, October 2nd through Monday, October 12, 2020.

Re-Elect Dave Rogers for Representative

Dave Rogers for Rep Lawn Sign

Dave’s dedication to the job of being a State Representative was apparent to me the very first time we met: on my doorstep on a sweltering summer afternoon in 2012.

Belmont “Never Tax-ers” Put 7-12 School, Community Path in their Sights. Attend Select Board Zoom Meeting Monday.

Belmont 7-12 School

A group of anti-tax residents plans to ask the Select Board to halt work on the 7-12 School and abandon the Community Path project. Concerned Belmontonians should tune in to the Select Board Zoom meeting Monday evening at 7:00 PM to support those projects.

Support the Belmont Community Path? Attend July 16th Virtual Meeting

Belmont Community Path

An upcoming meeting this Thursday, July 16th at 7:00 PM (via Zoom) will review design proposals for the path. Also a new survey seeks resident feedback on the proposed plans. If you support the plan, attend the meeting and take the resident survey.

Open Letter: Belmont Needs a Bailout

Dollar Bill

At the end of the day: putting the question to voters costs the Town of Belmont nothing. Not giving the voters a choice to throw a lifeline to the Town, on the other hand, has very high costs associated with it.