Voters were asked to approve two building projects. Only one passed. Why? Look to a nasty “No” campaign and November’s “majoritarian” Belmont.
Author: Paul Roberts
Belmont: 4 reasons to vote “YES” on Question 5
There are lots of reasons you should vote YES on Question 5 to fund construction of a new Belmont library. Here are four worth considering before you vote.
How Belmont loses its Library in Five Simple Steps
A vote against funding for a new library building could – in short order – leave Belmont without a library at all. How? Read on…
Time to Vote! Our Picks for Town Elections
Town elections are Tuesday, April 5. Blogging Belmont has put together a list of our picks for town-wide races and Town Meeting. Check it out before you vote!
(Updated) You Busy Friday Morning? 7-12 School Solar Is On The Block Again
It’s not deja vu: the Belmont Middle- and High School Building Committee is again seriously contemplating eliminating a rooftop solar array from the project, citing concerns about cost overruns. A vote is scheduled for Friday morning (February 11) at 8 AM. Please attend and show your support for the photovoltaic solar array.
Belmont: Our Best Days Are Ahead
Belmont’s best days are ahead of it. But no community ever shrank its way to greatness. To realize a brighter future, we need to embrace a vision for what our town can be, and do the yeoman’s work to make that vision reality.
Belmont’s Mean Streets: 86 Bike & Car Collisions Since 2011
There were 86 car and bicycle collisions on Belmont streets since 2011. Three quarters resulted in an injury, data from the Belmont Police Department shows, highlighting the need for more pedestrian- and bicycle friendly infrastructure.
Tuesday’s Town Election: My Picks
Town election day is Tuesday. As I’ve done in past years, I’m using this post to explain who I’m voting for (or would vote for if I could) and why. I hope you find it helpful in making up your own mind! Please share it around to your friends in town and remind them to get out to vote on Tuesday!
Questions for School Committee Candidates: Meg Moriarty
Our fourth response is from School Committee Candidate Meg Moriarty. Meg is a resident of Belmont, the mother of two and a Town Meeting member. She has served as president of the Butler School PTA and is the Principal of Megmor Research and Evaluation LLC, which provides services to help organizations assess the impact of Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) programming.
Striking Solar: An Open Letter to the Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee
The Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee is considering the elimination of a planned solar array from the new building, reneging on its commitment to build a Zero Net Energy building. Write to the committee and urge them to keep the solar array!