Author: bloggingbelmont

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

Twelve Ways of Looking at a Bike Lane

The Boston Globe reported this week that biking advocates are pushing State transportation officials to maintain a physically separate bike lane over the Longfellow Bridge during the Winter. The refurbished bridge, which opened to traffic this Summer, sports a separate…

A Poll: How Technology Could Help Town Government Serve Us Better

Survey: Belmont Government Accessibility

Hey Blogging Belmont readers and ‘Happy Monday’! I’m writing you in my capacity as the Chairman of Belmont’s IT Advisory Committee and asking you a big favor: five minutes of your time to take this important survey, which assesses how …

Northern Disclosure: How the Community Path Meeting Went Down

Mass DOT Letter Page 2

The low-down on Mondays Board of Selectmen meeting to discuss the proposed change to the Community Path, after the MBTA raised safety concerns about a proposed route that crosses the tracks at Brighton Street.

You to the Rescue: Critical Selectmen’s Meeting Monday to support Belmont Community Path

Fitchburg Cutoff Path

The Selectmen will have a tough vote on the Community Path again Monday evening. Once again Community Path supporters need to turn out in force to the Selectmen’s Hearing Room at Belmont Town Hall on Monday to voice support for a safe, off road route connecting Belmont to the Minuteman Path and Alewife MBTA station.

Invest in Belmont’s Future: Vote YES on 4!

Belmont 7-12 School

The proposed 7-12 school is an elegant and cost saving solution to a myriad of complex and expensive problems facing our school district. Vote YES tomorrow on Question #4 to invest in Belmont’s students and our collective future. 

Video: Why We Need to vote YES on Question 4

Yes for Belmont 7-12 School

As election day (November 6) approaches, the campaign for the proposed Belmont 7-12 school is heating up. The issues surrounding the current Belmont High building are complex. The price tag – even with $80 million in state aid – is…

Tomorrow Evening: Belmont High In Students Own Words

A note to my Blogging Belmont readers: with the campaign to fund a new 7-12 grade facility to replace the aging Belmont High School, current Belmont High students will take part in a Q&A about their experiences in the current…

Trash Talk: What’s the Psychology of Littering?

I’m one of those people who pick up trash from the sidewalks and gutters. Yeah – its gross. But I’m in good company. No less than former Governor and 1988 Democratic nominee for president Michael Dukakis is renowned for his…

The Belmont Community Path needs Belmont Community Support (Once Again)

The Community Path is close to being realized but opposition from a small group of abutters still threatens to delay or derail this needed investment. Take a moment to email the Community Path Implementation Committee and the Board of Selectmen and voice your support for a simple, North Side route along the railroad tracks to move the Community Path project forward!

Summer Improvement Project: the Couch to Dan Scharfman 5K Program

Couch to 5K

The registration for Belmont’s Fall Classic, the sixth annual Dan Scharfman Memorial 5K and 2K events is now officially open along with the first ever Couch to 5K Program, which will kick off in mid August.