Planning Board Shelves McLean Residential Project As Affordability Takes Center Stage

Photo: The Planning Board in session. A proposed 125 unit residential development on one of the last large parcels of open space in Belmont was shelved by the Belmont Planning Board as questions of affordability, density and other issues were raised by residents and board members. “We don’t have the time” to satisfactory review the proposal before […]

League Of Women Voters Candidates’ Night Thursday, March 21

Photo: The annual Belmont League of Women Voters® Education Fund Candidates’ Night will take place on Thursday, March 21 at the Chenery Middle School, 95 Washington St.  7 p.m.: Town Meeting Member candidates meet with voters by precinct in the lobby. 7:30 p.m.: Town Meeting Member candidates introduced. 7:45 p.m.: Short Speeches and Question and Answer with All Town-Wide candidates. Belmont’s […]

Belmont Education Association Holds Forum On State Ed Funding Reform

Photo: Merrie Najimy, Barbara Barry, and Lindi DeLorio discuss improving education by recalculating the formula to calculate state educational aid. A major component of the Massachusetts education reform law past in 1993 known as Chapter 70 was the state’s “foundation budget” formula, used to determine the cost of educating students in each district. But for many, the more than a […]