Category: discussion

A better Citizen Herald?

Is the Belmont Citizen Herald doing a good job covering the town? Discuss!

Changes coming to BloggingBelmont…

Hello to BloggingBelmont readers. First: an apology for the long delay in posting. Work responsibilities and travel took me off the B2 beat for the last couple weeks and, as this is still (sadly) mostly a one person effort, me…

Guest perspective: Where was the Citizen Herald?

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest perspective from Town Meeting Member David Powelstock (Precinct 4) regarding the recent controversy over pay increases and promotions for two school administrators: Pat Aubin and Gerry Missal. The views and opinions stated represent…

School Committee responds to BCH editorial

The following is a reprint of an email from Superintendent Peter Holland to BPS parents. The email addresses a recent dust up between the Belmont School Committee and the Belmont Citizen Herald over promotions and pay increases to BPS administrators,…

Live blogging Town Meeting: 300 people, 27 articles — Fun!

7:45PM live blogging here– starting a bit late here and with a different feel under new moderator Mike Widmer, with both an ecumenical prayer (not sure how I feel about that), the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance (eh) and…

(Update) PILOTs…maybe not such a crazy idea after all!

Those of you who have been following bloggingbelmont.com for the last couple months will, no doubt, recall the Eight Crazy Ideas (that just might work) for ’08 series we ran. This was an effort to throw some out of the…

Whatever happened to Full Day Kindergarten, anyway?

I’ve heard, directly and indirectly, from a couple of parents in the last few days who wanted to know what the status was of Superintendent Holland’s proposal for full day kindergarten, so I thought I’d give the lo-down. If you…

In the mix: Patricia Mihelich, Belmont Food Pantry

In the Mix is BloggingBelmont’s occasional series that profiles important people in town. In our last installment, Selectman Angelo Firenze gave us his thoughts on the future of the town and on his role, as Selectman, in shaping it. This…

Crazy Idea #8: Eminent Domain

Note: This is the eighth and final installment of Eight Crazy Ideas for ‘08, a multi-part posting that is looking at ideas, big and small, that could improve our community in Belmont. OK…so it took a bit longer than planned,…

Crazy Idea #7: Fill the ‘Golden Bowl’?

Note: This is the seventh installment of Eight Crazy Ideas for ’08, a multi-part posting that is looking at ideas, big and small, that could improve our community in Belmont. On we charge with our Eight Crazy Ideas for 2008.…