Letter to the Editor: Ruban Has The Right Ideas For Belmont

Photo: Alexandra Ruban Letter to the editor: I will be voting for Alexandra Ruban to be Belmont’s next selectwoman. I encourage readers to join me.  Alexandra is an accomplished professional and the mother of two children. She has a deep, personal investment in the continued excellence of our public schools. Alexandra wants to make Belmont’s […]

Opinion: Mark Paolillo, The Leadership Belmont Needs

Photo: Mark Paolillo. By Ellen Schreiber and Sara Masucci Leadership, experience and vision matter on our Board of Selectman. Last year, we led the override campaign to protect our town – to keep the schools strong; to fix our roads, sidewalks, and buildings; and to avoid encroaching on other town services we all depend on. […]

Why I’m Running: Kim O’Mahony for School Committee

Photo: Kim O’Mahony My name is Kim O’Mahony, and I am running School Committee. My husband and I have lived in Belmont for 12 years. I have run a successful child care business in Waverley Square for the past eight years and we have three daughters attending the Butler School. I am excited to serve […]

Town Election Update: Sullivan Drops Out of Housing Race; Turnout Best in 6

Photo: Matt Sullivan. Sullivan abandons run for Housing Authority On the final day to withdraw from town-wide and Town Meeting contests, Hammond Road’s Matt Sullivan decided to remove his name in the race for a five-year seat on the town’s Housing Authority. A frequent candidate in town, Sullivan did not mention a reason to town […]

Town Election Update: Ballot All Set, Good Numbers for Town Meeting (Except for Pct. 7!), A Race to Support Housing

Photo: Paul Rickter and his buddy, Anne Mahon.  The rain really started coming down as the clock struck 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, as Belmont Town Clerks shut the door as the deadline for passing in nomination papers passed with nearly everyone who took out papers returned them. And after all the papers were examined and […]

Newcomer Ruban To Challenge Incumbent Paolillo for Selectman

Photo: Alexandra Ruban submitting nomination papers on Tuesday, Feb. 16. A relative newcomer will be challenging a lifelong resident for the open selectman seat at the Belmont Town Election in April. Claflin Street’s Alexandra Ruban submitted more than 100 signatures with Town Clerk Ellen Cushman on Tuesday, Feb. 16, setting up a race with two-term […]

Town Election Update: Final Day to Submit Nomination Papers, Who’s On the Ballot, Scientist Seek Schools Seat,

Photo: Andrea Prestwich submitting her papers. It’s Deadline Day Today, Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 5 p.m. is the deadline for residents seeking to be on the Town Election Ballot for town-wide elected office or Town Meeting member. No ifs, and’s, or buts. Who’s on the Ballot for Town-Wide Office as of Tuesday morning Below are the candidates […]

Town Election Update: Where are Precinct 7’s Candidates? Election Workers Needed

Photo: Election workers at Precinct 5.  Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman told the Belmontonian Wednesday that she anticipates by next Tuesday’s deadline there will be at least a dozen candidates seeking the 12 three-year Town Meeting Member seats up for grabs in each precinct at April’s Town Election. Well, all the precincts except Precinct 7, […]

Town Election Update: One Week Left to Get Signatures, Paolillo is In, Four Possible for Housing

Photo: Selectman Mark Paolillo and his mom, Mary, as he turns in his nomination papers to Town Clerk Ellen Cushman. One Week to Turn in Nomination Papers You’ll likely have neighbors stalking the streets with pen and clipboard in hand this weekend as residents who took out nomination papers for town-wide elected office and Town Meeting […]

Look Who’s Running (Or Is Thinking Of It) for Town-Wide Office in Belmont

Photo: Anne Mahon taking out nomination papers from the Town Clerk’s Office last week. With only eight days remaining for nomination papers to be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office, it appears that potential races for several town-wide elected offices are starting to take shape, according to information from Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman. Residents […]