Photo: Crossing Guard Jim Marcantonio with parent Heather Barr.
Today was a great day for Jim Marcantonio. The Belmont resident was working as a crossing guard in front of the Burbank Elementary School when he was clipped by a vehicle on Jan. 11, sending him to the hospital.
The accident prompted a protest the next day and added a greater sense of safety for students walking to the school along School Street.
This morning, Wednesday, Feb. 1, Marcantonio was back at his post, this time as a visitor, to participate in a Winter Walk to School Day. Marcantonio, who had been a guard for the past three years, greeted students as parents, town leaders (Selectman candidate Adam Dash) and state officials (Massachusetts Department of Transportation Representative Keith Doty) learn more about ongoing efforts to make Belmont’s streets safer.