Category: discussion

My Thoughts on Tuesday’s Election: Town-Wide Offices

Tuesday, April 2nd is the Town’s annual election. I share my choices for the (contested) town-wide races: Board of Selectmen, Housing Authority and School Committee. Remember to get out and vote!!

Selectmen: For Belmont Pedestrians Path Route Decision is Life and Death

The Board of Selectmen will meet to consider and vote on the Community Path route tomorrow, Monday, Feb 25th. Safe routes for cyclists and pedestrians are a matter of life and death for Belmont residents. The Selectmen should consider that in making their decision.

Open Letter: Making the Right Call on the Community Path

The following is an email communication I sent to Belmont’s three Selectmen dated February 11, 2019. In it, I discuss the Board of Selectmen’s pending decision regarding the route to be followed by the planned Belmont Community Path. The Selectmen…

Belmont Launches Fix It Clinic: February 9 (Also: fixers needed!)

Did your hair dryer suddenly stop working? Clock (or clock radio) on the fritz? Smart phone acting up? Don’t rush out to buy a replacement and definitely don’t toss that old electronic stuff in the trash (and therefore in a…

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…

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!