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A Change Election (Change To What: TBD)

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Change was the theme of the April 6 town election. But change to what? With the failure of Question 1, Belmont has few good options.

Tuesday’s Town Election: My Picks

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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!

Belmont Parents: Don’t Build a Monument to Anger. Join Me In Voting Yes.

Post COVID Hope

As parents of Belmont students, we have every right to be angry and disappointed in the performance of our schools this year. But as a dark winter turns to Spring, let’s look to the future and invest in it, not build a monument to our anger. Vote YES on Question 1.

Questions for School Committee Candidates: Tara Donner

Tara Donner, Belmont School Committee

Our final response is from School Committee Candidate Tara Donner. Tara is a resident of Belmont, the mother of two and a sitting School Committee member who is seeking her second, full term on the Committee. Her unique experience includes 18 years of middle school teaching and 14 years serving as a Town Meeting Member.

Questions for School Committee Candidates: Evelyn Gomez

Evelyn Gomez, Belmont School Committee

Blogging Belmont sent questionnaires to the five School Committee candidates. This week, we’ll be publishing the responses we received, highlighting one candidate each day and posting their responses as received.

Questions for School Committee Candidates: Timothy Flood

Timothy Flood, Belmont

Blogging Belmont sent questionnaires to the five candidates for those two positions with a number of questions that we felt were important for voters to understand candidates’ positions on before they vote. This week, we’ll be publishing the responses we received, highlighting one candidate each day and posting their responses as received. First up: Tim Flood.

Tomorrow: Vigil In Solidarity with our Asian American Friends & Neighbors

A note to Blogging Belmont readers. In the wake of the tragic killings in Atlanta this week, including six women of Asian descent, residents will be gathering at Belmont High School tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon for a vigil for the victims…

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

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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.

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

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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.