Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Former Selectman has a bridge he'd like to have cleaned.
If the measure of a man is how many people show up for your birthday, then Angelo Firenze is a very lucky man. It was standing room only in St. Joseph Parish Hall as the former selectman's family, friends, and colleagues in both his professional and political career gathered to celebrate Firenze's 70th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 13. "I promised not to cry but look what you're doing to me," said the sentimental Firenze as he held his wife, Wega, close as the eight-year selectmen received the applause from his past colleagues – the current Board was present as were past selectmen such as State Sen. Will Brownsberger and Paul Solomon – town officials and workers. "I am just so blessed to have a wonderful wife and sons who I am very proud of…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Colleagues celebrate Angleo's board tenure by placing his portrait in the Selectmen's Room.
The most prominent feature in the Selectmen's Room on the second floor of Town Hall is that an entire wall is filled with the portraits of residents who served as selectmen for the town. And on Monday, July 16, the current Board members welcomed back one of their own to unveil the latest addition to the wall. With his wife, Wega, by his side, Angelo Firenze was recognized by the current board with the unveiling of his portrait in the room he served the town from 2006 to April of this year. "It is a real honor for me to see myself here," said Firenze.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Eight years representing the residents of a "wonderful community."
Monday, March 19, 2012
I wish to thank the residents of Belmont for the opportunity to have served almost eight years on the Board of Selectmen. I have met so many wonderful people and I am grateful that I was given the opportunity to help govern the town. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as your selectman and wish to thank you for your support. Looking back we have worked hard to bring more efficiency to the operation of the town, and although not always easy, we balanced our budget each of my years in office without having to request an operational override. We developed programs toward better use of undeveloped properties, and improved the planning function to help revitalize Belmont Center and Cushing Square both now with new full service restaurants. Waverley …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Has decided not to back anyone to succeed him on three-member board.
Angelo Firenze has decided that eight years is enough. Yesterday, Dec. 5, before last night's Board of Selectmen meeting, the two-term selectman said he was making it official: he will not be seeking an additional three-year term on the board. "Yes, it's official," said Firenze, who has been on the board since Nov. 2004. Firenze's call comes two months after saying in October he was leaning towards not running for re-election. But it was not an easy decision. "There are a lot of important issues coming in the next few years," he said, pointing to possible structural changes to town government and future infrastructure decisions. "But then there are always important things happening in town," said Firenze, who has been a Belmont resident …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Will leave Board of Selectmen if there is a candidate he can back.
Angelo Firenze told Belmont Patch today he will not seek re-election to the Belmont Board of Selectmen if a candidate "who I could support" announces a run for the board. Answering rumors that he would not run to retain the seat he's held since November 2004, Firenze said that he will decide "after Christmas" whether to seek re-election but "if someone who holds the same views I have decides to run, I will back that person." Firenze said that candidate would need to be "fiscally conservative" who "views the town from the entire spectrum, not from a town side or a school side." Known for bringing a strong business mindset to the Board, Firenze has long battled segments in town over operating both the town and schools with existing revenue …