Friday, March 30, 2012
League of Women Voters volunteers will take those who require help to the polls.
Monday, April 2, is Town Election Day in Belmont. But for some residents, the opporunity to vote is hampered by limited mobility or the lack of transportation to the polls which are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For some, election day could become a missed chance to vote. For those voters, the Belmont League of Women Voters is here to assist them. League volunteers will drive voters from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to their precinct to make their selections Monday. Call 617-771-8500 to schedule a ride.
With information about town-wide and Town Meeting candidates.
Before you go into Fenway Park, you need to buy a program to know who the players are. And just like Fenway, before residents vote Monday, April 2, in the annual Belmont Town Election, they will need their own program to be better informed about the candidates running not only town wide but also the neighbors running for Town Meeting. The Belmont League of Women Voters has produced an on line version of its yearly "Voter Guide" that was sent to all residents in the mail in the past week. The League contacted all the candidates for town-wide office as well as all Town Meeting Member candidates and asked them the question: "Belmont citizens look to their elected officials for fair and responsible solutions to the issues facing their …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Candidates list including all those running for Town Meeting; League event on March 22.
With the annual town election less than six weeks away, the ballot of candidates is finally ready and the first "meet the candidates" night as been set. • The Town Clerk's Office has released the final candidates list of residents who will be on the April 2 town election ballot. The list, in a pdf document on his web page, includes all the candidates for Town Meeting by precinct as well as those running for town-wide office. Find out who of your neighbors are running for election in April. • The Belmont League of Women Voters will be holding its annual Candidate's Night, this year at the Chenery Middle School on Thursday, March 22 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The night will begin with a community get together were Town Meeting candidates will …
Monday, January 23, 2012
First female selectman tells League for Women Voters the need for female candidates.
Don't make the mistake that longtime Belmont politician Anne Paulsen doesn't like men in political office. Paulsen said that she's happy to see Dan Schrafman – currently on the Belmont School Committee and running for Selectmen – and newly-elected state Senator Will Brownsberger attending the Belmont League of Women Voters' yearly winter luncheon held at the Belmont Hill School's athletic center Friday, Jan. 20. "Men are good for somethings," she said to the laughter of the 60 in attendance, saying her husband, Fred, who helped her in her campaigns. But Belmont's first female selectman and a state representative said she would rather see women head to the Town Clerk's Office and take out nomination papers for elected office this year. "We…
Friday, December 9, 2011
Second candidates meet at the Chenery Middle School highlights taxes and fundraising.
"Money is the mother's milk of politics" said Jesse Unruh, the longtime California state treasurer. And for some of the candidates who attended the Belmont League of Women Voters candidates forum held Dec. 6 at the Chenery Middle School's auditorium, that milk is coming from a diary outside the confines of the city neighbors and towns the men are hoping to represent. With a week before the special primary election on Dec. 13, two of the candidates – former state firefighters union president Robert McCarthy and Brighton attorney Tim Schofield – said that despite obtaining a large portion of their campaign funds from outside the district (while the legislative members in the race – state reps Will Brownsberger and Johathan Hecht – obtained …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
League of Women Voters meeting, yoga at Plymouth, getting ready for the All-Nighter.
Five Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch feature that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Have an idea for an upcoming "Five Things?" Let us know in the comments section. 1. The Belmont League of Women Voters members and the general public are welcome to attend the League's Board meeting being held in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The League sponsors educational forums and events throughout the year and provides published materials for its members and the Belmont community including election guides. 2. Need to stretch and relax? Drop-in yoga classes, taught by professional instructors in the Vinyasa style – that's the flowing with the breath style – will be held in …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Early release for all schools TOMORROW, Belmont Girls Soccer opener and storytime at the library.
Five Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. Tomorrow is Wednesday which means it's an early release for all schools. Here's the schedule: • Burbank, Butler and Wellington: 1:40 p.m. • Winn Brook: 1:50 p.m. • Chenery Middle School: 1:15 p.m. • And it's an early release day for the High School students; they'll be getting out at 10:30 a.m. 2. The general public is welcomed to join members of the Belmont League of Women Voters as they hold their monthly Board meeting at the Belmont Public Library at 7 p.m. in the Flett Room (across from the Children's Room. …