Author: bloggingbelmont

BloggingBelmont.com is a citizen-powered blog for Belmont, Massachusetts. Launched in 2007, BB providse a progressive voice in Belmont town politics.

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.

As the Budget Wrecking Ball Swings: Protecting Our Students

Super Girl Wrecking ball

With per pupil spending in Belmont already about $3,000 per student/per year below the State average per district ($12,700 in Belmont vs. $15,900 avg.), our public schools entered the pandemic stretched to the breaking point. Now we risk plunging into a full-blown fiscal crisis with layoffs of instructional staff, increased class sizes and cuts to supplies.

COVID Lockdown Day ?? – The Puzzles of Belmont

Belmontonians are keeping busy during the COVID 19 lockdown…and our puzzling game is _strong_. Check out the puzzles of Belmont, Mass.

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!