Category: politics

Full Day K goes up for a vote tonight

Supporters of full day kindergarten need to turn out tonight to the Chenery Middle School at 7:30 for an important School Committee meeting. At issue will be the School Dept.’s plan to introduce all day kindergarten to the town’s elementary…

Band of Mothers

With Belmont headed towards a likely override vote (or a few of them) in the coming days, I was interested to read this fine article in the Boston Globe on the phenomenon of “override moms” — concerned, suburban parents (generally…

Massive turnout puts override on the agenda

An impressive turnout by parents of Belmont Public School students and other concerned citizens put the issue of an operational override at the top of the town’s agenda Saturday, and may have set the stage for a vote on an…

Reading the Warrant Committee’s Tea Leaves

I’m just back from the Warrant Committee meeting at the Chenery where both Town Administrator Tom Younger and Dr. Gerry Missal, the School Department’s Director of Finance and Administration, presented their best estimates of what kinds of cuts would be…

More on last night’s School Committee meeting

At the risk of muddying the water about what has and hasn’t happened yet re: the School Budget, School Committee member Ann Rittenburg has provided a detailed comment to my post from early this AM. Ann provides some more context…

Race for town moderator looks to be competitive…

It looks as if the race for the position of Town Moderator may end up being competitive, with one Warrant Committee member, Mike Widmer, planning a run and two others town residents: Mary Tinkham and Walter McLaughlin (also a WC…

(Updated) Firenze: Library, Senior Center call for comprehensive plan

UPDATE 12/25: A rebuttal by Selectman Firenze to reporting in B2 on his statements regarding the Senior Center has been appended to the end of this post. — Paul. This is the third installment of a multi-part post on my…

Firenze to School Committee: Full Day K will sink Wellington Override

This is the second installment of a multi-part post on my interview with Selectman Angelo Firenze. You can read the first part of the interview by clicking here. In the first part of our conversation, Belmont Town Selectman Angelo Firenze…

Wellington Tour Stop 4: the mystery of the windowless classroom!

Our virtual, behind the scenes tour of Wellington School wraps up today with two videos. In the first, Karen and Bob Martin from BPS, take us down to the basement of Wellington to look at some more substandard classroom space,…