Tag: Massachusetts

We’re Voting “NO” On Leaving Civil Service. Here’s Why.

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Our research into Article 8 convinces us that the arguments made by the Town Administrator, Police Chief and Select Board for exiting the Civil Service are not supported by the facts. We’ve listed our main reasons for voting “NO” here, with further explanation provided below.

If I May: Civil Service Redux

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In her latest “If I May” opinion piece, Town Meeting Member Judith Feinleib argues that the Town’s proposal to have Town Meeting withdraw the Belmont PD from the State’s Civil Service program leaves lots of questions unanswered.

Vote Local! My picks for this year’s Town Election

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Belmont voters go to the polls April 4th to elect their town government. Here are my picks for Town Meeting and town-wide offices!

Yes on the Library. No on the Rink. Tuesday’s Vote Explained

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Voters were asked to approve two building projects. Only one passed. Why? Look to a nasty “No” campaign and November’s “majoritarian” Belmont.

Tonight: Forum on Building Belmont’s Future

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Tonight (Nov 3) at 6:30, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and Belmont will host an event at the Beech Street Center to provide an update on the Town’s current Housing Production Plan. You can attend in person or virtually

Belmont: 4 reasons to vote “YES” on Question 5

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There are lots of reasons you should vote YES on Question 5 to fund construction of a new Belmont library. Here are four worth considering before you vote.

Sunlight, space and knowledge: a look inside Belmont’s new library

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The new Library Belmont voters are being asked to approve has a lot to offer the Town. We put together a slide show to show you what the new Library will look like inside!

Select Board Should Act On Remote Meetings

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COVID special orders will eventually end. Our Select Board should vote now to allow Belmont committee members to deliberate remotely.

Belmont: Our Best Days Are Ahead

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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.

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!!