Category: environment

Millions From Feds, State For Community Path. Show Your Support By Monday!

Phase 1 Belmont Community Path

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking comments on a proposal to allocate $21 million of state and federal funding for construction of phase 1 of the community path. Let MPO know you support the Community Path!

Time to Vote! Our Picks for Town Elections

Man Voting

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!

Show up Wednesday AM to support Solar at Middle-High School:

Solar Panel

Hey Blogging Belmont readers. Just an update that the Belmont Middle- High School Building Committee will convene on Wednesday morning (tomorrow) February 16 at 8:00 AM. The link to the full agenda is here. The link to the Zoom meeting…

(Updated) You Busy Friday Morning? 7-12 School Solar Is On The Block Again

Hand Made Signs Supporting Solar

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

sunshine drawing

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.

It’s Happening! Community Path Progress Meeting Tonight at 7PM

Overview of Belmont Community Path Phase 1

A note to the Blogging Belmont Community about an important meeting tonight (Nov. 4) at 7PM of the Community Path Project Committee (CPPC) to present a 25% design plan for the path that was recently presented to the Department of…

Belmont’s Mean Streets: 86 Bike & Car Collisions Since 2011

Belmont Bike and Car Collisions

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.

Opinion: Immigration = Emigration

Climate Refugee

Immigration is in the press and in our politics: people from Central and South America coming to our southern border, people from Syria fleeing to neighboring countries and to Europe. We tend to view immigration as something that is being foisted upon us, but what we don’t adequately appreciate is the other side of the coin – emigration. The person we view as an immigrant is also an emigrant – someone who is no longer able to live in their homeland. We attribute all this to political conflict, poverty, declining agricultural productivity, corruption, poor governance, and opportunism. But, if we drill down to the actual root cause, it is most often climate change. Belmont’s Monte Allen, a former senior director of development at CARE USA in this op-ed.

Support the Belmont Community Path? Attend July 16th Virtual Meeting

Belmont Community Path

An upcoming meeting this Thursday, July 16th at 7:00 PM (via Zoom) will review design proposals for the path. Also a new survey seeks resident feedback on the proposed plans. If you support the plan, attend the meeting and take the resident survey.

Striking Solar: An Open Letter to the Belmont Middle and High School Building Committee

Planned Belmont Middle and High School

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!