Opinion: Let’s Keep Soccer Fun For All In Belmont

Photo: Belmont High School Girls’ Soccer. By: Adriaan Lanni As a Belmont soccer mom and former college player, I am incredibly proud of the U.S. World Cup team, which stands up for equality off the field and plays the game beautifully on it. But the inspiration of the Women’s World Cup obscures a troubling trend in […]

Opinion: Five Facts That Need Examination To Determine Route For Community Path

Photo: 2014 map of the proposed community path. (Town of Belmont) By Jarrod Goentzel and Phil Lawrence, co-founders, Friends of the Belmont Community Path Dear Belmont Selectmen and Town Leaders on the Community Path Project Committee, We appreciate the Board of Selectmen efforts to maintain momentum on the Belmont Community Path by making decisions to facilitate […]

Opinion: Working To Keep Teens Safe Over The Holidays

Photo: Keeping teens healthy over the recess. By: Lisa Gibalerio, Prevention Specialist, and Laura Kurman, Program Director Wayside Youth & Family Support Network With the holiday season underway and the opening of retail marijuana shops in Massachusetts, adults are urged to pay close attention to teenagers’ behavior concerning alcohol and other drugs in the days […]

Editorial: Vote Yes On 4; An Investment In Our Shared Future

Photo: An outward expression of our investment in the future of our community, our children and the nation. A no vote on Question 4 Tuesday to approve a $213 million debt authorization for a new 7th-12th-grade school building is not a rejection of a tax increase but an admission Belmont’s collective futures are not worth the […]

Opinion: Let’s Do The Right Thing; Vote ‘Yes’ On Town Meeting Article 23

Photo: Belmont Police Headquarters Have you visited the Belmont police station lately? Or dropped recyclables off at the Department of Public Works yard? Have you noticed the condition of those buildings? Have you tried to climb the 21 stairs to meet with Police Chief Richard McLaughlin? Do you know that our plow drivers have no […]

Opinion: Criminal Justice Reform Lightens Up On The Little Guy

Last week, the legislature sent a broad reform of the criminal justice system to Gov. Baker with a unanimous vote in the Massachusetts State Senate and a near-unanimous vote in the House of Representatives. The bill is about lightening up on the little guy – the person who has made some mistakes but wants to […]

Opinion: Belmont’s #MeToo Problem

  By Wendy Murphy In the throes of relentless news stories about the #MeToo movement, Larry Nassar’s sexual victimization of more than 250 girls, and widespread abuse of women by celebrities, businessmen, lawmakers, etc, it seemed an appropriate time to examine the status of females in Belmont. So I asked several young people to comment […]