Belmont Voters Support Prop 2 1/2 Override to Decisive Victory [Update]

Photo: Ellen Schrieber, a co-chair of the Yes for Belmont committee. Endorsing a recommendation to stabilize school funding and help fund road repairs, Belmont voters came out in big numbers to support a $4.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 override during the annual Town Election on Tuesday, April 7. With a little more than half of […]

Breaking News: Override Passes, Williams Shocks Rojas for Selectman Seat

Photo: Belmont voters passed a $4.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 override that will secure long-term level funding and help with road repair. The measure passed, 4,728 to 3,818, according to the Belmont Town Clerk’s office In the race for Selectman, Andy Rojas lost a chance for a second three-year term as first-time challenger Jim Williams of Glenn Road defeated the […]

Town Election 2015 in Belmont: Updated Through the Day

Photo: Tom Martin voting for the first time.  7:45 p.m.: Precinct 8, the Winn Brook precinct: 1.200 ballots cast. 60 percent participation with many younger voters – 7 at booths when I was there – coming in. 7:30 p.m.: The heavy rains held off and people have been coming in steady to the eight polling […]

Town Election Day in Belmont: What You Need to Know to Vote Today

Today, Tuesday, April 7, Belmont voters will have the opportunity to cast ballots in the annual Town Election to elect members of Town Meeting, town-wide office and one ballot question. Times Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Who can vote Those who are legally registered to vote and are residents of Belmont. You may be […]

One-Woman Show: Financial Report Shows Allison Self-Financing ‘No’ Effort

Photo: Elizabeth Allison. Move over, Koch brothers and Tom Steyer; you may think you have a big influence on politics, but you guys have nothing on Elizabeth Allison. According to a campaign finance report filed March 30 with the Belmont Town Clerk, the Chair of the “Vote No on Ballot Question 1” committee has all […]

Heated Election Emotions Spurs Plea for Civility from Town Clerk, Top Cop

Photo: Ellen Cushman. For the past few weeks, Belmont’s Town Clerk Ellen Cushman has been receiving an increasing number of calls, emails and personal visits from residents on the same topic, the Proposition 2 1/2 override on the Town Election ballot set for April 7. But the residents were not seeking information about the Question […]

Selectman Candidates’ Question of the Week: Making Belmont Business Friendly

Photo: Jim Williams Every Wednesday leading up the Town Election on Tuesday, April 7, the Belmontonian will be asking a “Question of the Week” to the candidates running for a seat on the Board of Selectmen: incumbent Andy Rojas and Glenn Road resident Jim Williams. This weekly feature will allow the candidates seeking a three-year term on […]

Town Clerk: The FYI on the Annual Town Election

Photo: Election day in Belmont. The annual Belmont Town Election will take place in one week, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, according to Town Clerk Ellen Cushman. And below is information that will make the process of casting your ballot all the easier. Voting Places For voting purposes, Belmont is divided into eight voting precincts, located […]

‘Yes’, ‘No’ Sides Push Their Positions – Financial and Political – at Candidates’ Night

Photo: Adam Dash (left) and Raffi Manjikian at the Candidates’ Night. It’s alway smart to have a prop on hand to make your point. To demonstrate the necessity of the $4.5 million override to be decided by Belmont voters at Town Election on April 7, Yes for Belmont’s Adam Dash brought a threadbare textbook without its […]

Selectman Candidates’ Question of the Week: A Vision for Future Development in Belmont

Photo: Andy Rojas. Every Wednesday leading up the Town Election on Tuesday, April 7, the Belmontonian will be asking a “Question of the Week” to the candidates running for a seat on the Board of Selectmen: incumbent Andy Rojas and Glenn Road resident Jim Williams. This weekly feature will allow the candidates seeking a three-year term […]