Category: environment/green Belmont

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!

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!

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.

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. 

We Saved The Farmers’ Market (For Now)

Public outcry over an effort by Locatelli properties to relocate the Belmont Farmers’ Market saved the day…for now. (Image courtesy of Jessie Bennett.)

Summary: Overwhelming public outcry sunk effort by Locatelli Properties to oust the Market from Belmont Center. But the battle’s probably not over.

Update2: First They Came for the Farmers: Foodie’s landlord opposes Farmers’ Market

Locatelli is objecting to part of the Town’s municipal lot being given over to the Belmont Farmer’s Market, which has dutifully served the community from that location for 11 years. Apparently, Mr. Foley and his employer banked on public resources (a small number of spaces at the back of the Town’s municipal lot) being there to boost the prospects for his private tenant (and the private property owner) despite an 11 year history. If he made any assurances to Foodies about the Market not being there in 2017 and those spots being opened, he was bargaining with an asset he didn’t own or control – always a risky business.