Town Election ’17: Incumbents Baghdady, Shuster Step Aside

Photo: Sami Baghdady, Elyse Shuster Citing personal commitments, a pair of town government incumbents have decided not to seek re-election. Selectman Sami Baghdady and School Committee member Elyse Shuster told the Belmontonian at Monday’s town budget presentation they would not be running to retain their seats on the respective committees. “It’s about a quality of life,” […]

Town Election 2017: Bowen Seeking A School Seat? Sami Will Say Soon His Future

Photo: Will he or won’t he. Only Sami knows. Catherine “Kate” Bowen, the chair of Sustainable Belmont, has taken out nomination papers for a possible race for the Belmont School Committee. Incumbents Tom Caputo (who has qualified to be on the ballot) and Elyse Shuster (who has also taken out nomination papers) currently occupy the […]

Town Election ’17: Carbone In, Dash On The Way, Waiting on Baghdady

Photo: Guy Carbone. If anyone was wondering about Guy Carbone‘s commitment to the race for a seat on the Board of Selectmen, you could rest assure the octogenarian is serious about winning a three-year term on the board as the Woodfall Road resident is the first resident to turn in his nomination papers to the Town Clerk’s […]

Baghdady Named Chair of Belmont Board of Selectmen: “Time for Healing”

Photo: Sami Baghdady. One year after being elected to the Belmont Board of Selectmen, Sami Baghdady was named the board’s new chair at the first meeting of the group after the Town Election. “I am honored to be named and selected,” said Baghdady after the board’s meeting Wednesday night, April 8. Baghdady’s colleague and longest […]

Baghdady Pins Selectman’s Post; Pool Passes Swimmingly

The Baghdady’s knows a bit about being tough on the wrestling circle – two from the extended Belmont family fought their ways to state wrestling championships – and on Tuesday night, April 1, Sami Baghdady took to the political mat and battled his way to the close victory to succeed the retiring Ralph Jones on […]

Selectmen Candidates State
Their Positions In One-Minute Increments

  But at the Belmont League of Women Voter’s annual Candidates Night held at the Chenery Middle School on Monday, March 24., the charges being hurled at the end of the Q&A session between Board of Selectmen candidates Sami Baghdady and Roger Colton did not come from the candidates themselves but from a segment of […]