Paolillo (Re)Joins Select Board

Photo: The team that runs Belmont: (from top left clockwise) Select Board Chair Adam Dash, vice-chair Roy Epstein, Town Administrator Patrice Garvin, Select Board member Mark Paolillo, and Jon Marshall, assistant town administrator. When Mark Paolillo served on the Belmont Select Board in the 2010s he would be continually fighting a losing battle with Boston […]

Paolillo Seeks A Fourth Act To Help Beat Back A Pair Of Fiscal Challenges

Photo: Mark Paolillo Mark Paolillo will try to prove – in the political sense – Thomas Wolfe wrong: You can return home to elected office. Paolillo has taken out nomination papers for a return to the Select Board (it was called the Board of Selectmen when he last served) as he will seek a fourth […]

BREAKING: Paolillo Stepping Down As Selectman

Photo: Mark Paolillo It was a tough decision, but in the end, Mark Paolillo decided that it was a time of a change in his life and the political life of his hometown. The three-term member of the Belmont Board of Selectmen told his fellow members after the end of its scheduled meeting Monday, Jan. 7 […]

Town Election 2016: Paolillo Retains Selectmen Seat; Prestwich, Bicer on Schools, 18-Year-Old Tops Town Meeting Ballot

Photo: Supporters of top vote collector Dan Vernick on Election Day in Belmont. Mark Paolillo will be returning for a third (and final) three-year term on the Belmont Board of Selectmen as he easily beat back a spirited campaign from political novice Alexandra Ruban in the 2016 Belmont Town Election held on Tuesday, April 5. Paolillo […]

Letter to the Editor: In His Work On Override, Paolillo Deserves Our Vote

Correction: In my letter, I mistakenly attributed statements from supporters who are campaigning for Ruban to “the Ruban campaign.” Ms. Ruban did not make these claims.  To the editor: I care deeply about the Belmont schools. I rely on our town services. I feel strongly that we need to fix our crumbling infrastructure; roads, sidewalks, […]

Why I’m Running: Mark Paolillo for Board of Selectmen

Photo: Mark Paolillo With a sense of purpose and a continued desire to serve Belmont, I am seeking re-election to the Board of Selectmen. Six years ago, I ran on a platform of “we can do better.” The record shows that we have. But, there is still unfinished business. As Selectman, I drove the creation […]

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. […]

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 […]

Paolillo: ‘Seriously Leaning Towards’ Selectman Re-election Run

Photo: Mark Paolillo. Belmont Selectman Mark Paolillo said he “is seriously leaning towards” running to retain his seat on the Board of Selectmen as his term will expire in April 2016. “At some point, I will need to make a definite decision but as of now, I’m heading in that direction,” said the Pilgrim Road resident.  […]