Category: environment

Bring out your (broken) Stuff! Belmont Fix-it Clinic Saturday!

Belmont’s second Fix-it Clinic will be happening this Saturday, May 25th from 1PM to 4PM in the Assembly Room at Belmont Public Library.

For Community Path Supporters: Bennett as Selectwoman is the choice

Fitchburg Cutoff Path

If the Belmont Community Path is your issue, Jessie Bennett is your choice for Selectwoman in the Town Election April 2. A strong advocate for safe roads, Jessie has been a clear, consistent and vocal supporter of the Community Path. …

Earth Day Prep: here are Two Belmont Climate Events to Check Out in April!

The Belmont Energy Committee is hosting a series of forums where residents can learn the most important steps YOU and the Town can take to prevent global warming and climate change. Please join us!

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.

Two words Benjamin: ‘No Plastic’

Taiwan Announces Ban on All Plastic Bags, Straws, and Utensils “Plastic” May have been the one word of advice given to Dustin Hoffman’s wayward college graduate ‘Benjamin’ in The Graduate.’ But 50 years later you might be more prescient encouraging…

Belmont Leads Bay State in Electric Vehicle Adoption

Belmont has adopted more electric vehicles (54) than any other community in Massachusetts – just the latest evidence of the Town’s commitment to renewable energy and reducing our climate footprint, writes Marty Bitner of Belmont Drives Electric. 

Heat Advisory from BMLD

Hey all – if you haven’t noticed yet, its HOT out here in the Town of Homes. The Belmont Municipal Light Department (BMLD) is passing along the following heat advisory and encouraging all of us to try to take steps…

This week in crazy: students punished for riding bikes to school in Michigan

When you live in a compact, walkable town like Belmont, its easy to forget that many, many other communities across the country are what you might call “car bound.” They’re sprawling, decentralized, with poor access to critical services and lacking even the basic infrastructure, like sidewalks and bike lanes, to support citizens who choose to go car free. No surprise, also, that in these communities the collective memory of things like walking or biking places or riding the bus has disappeared, making those once normal activities seem foreign or downright dangerous. Thus, the news item that flashed across my computer screen today about high school seniors in Michigan being punished for riding their bikes to school. Crazy, no?

Belmont Citizens Forum bike path pamphlet stirs controversy

Suddenly a pamphlet promoting a bike path connection to Belmont Center is “controversial.” By the way, if you’re wondering if your town has a NIMBY problem, terms like “controversial” and “bike path” popping up in close proximity to one another in the town paper are a good sign that, in fact, you do!