Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Don't miss out on voting in primary election.
The lights will be on late at the Belmont Town Clerk's office in Town Hall. All voters – whether they live in Belmont or any other municipalities in Massachusetts – will have until 8 p.m. to register to vote in the April 30 party primary of the special US Senate election is Wednesday, April 10. If you happen to be in Belmont and don't think you can make it back to your home town in time to register, you can do so at the Town Clerk's office – the time-stamped document will be forwarded to the correct town or city office. The general election will be held to replace John Kerry on June 25. In addition, you can register at a number of state agencies, including the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Transitional Assistance, …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Town voters select incumbent and school volunteer to town office.
First-time candidate Elyse Shuster and incumbent Laurie Slap could not be separated as they beat out a very competitive 21-year-old Jamie Kang to fill the two open seats on the Belmont School Committee at Belmont annual Town Election, Tuesday, April 2. The unofficial results from the town's eight precincts had Slap and Shuster each receiving 1,594 votes or 38.5 percent of the vote. Kang, a Belmont High School graduate and MIT senior, was third with 947 votes.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Expected blizzard closing down the Town of Homes.
Belmont town offices as well as Town Hall will be closing at noon on Friday, Feb. 8 due to the anticipated severe weather. Should residents have any questions regarding the closure, please contact the Town Administrator’s Office at 617-993-2610.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Rather then looking for a lucky day, groom wanted an easy anniversary date to remember.
The bride wore her best canvas sneakers and sweats while the groom donned a favorite red "Che" T-shirt. And the Belmont couple came to Belmont Town Hall this afternoon to be married. Alexander Huang and Pallas Sun choose a less than average Wednesday to be married. That's because today, Dec. 12, 2012, creates a "triple 12" – 12/12/12 – making it a very special day to those who believe in luck. In fact, it's a once in a life time event as the next triple date won't be until January 1, 2101 (and that will be 01/01/01). According to an article on Huffington Post's Wedding website, "an estimated 7,500 couples across the U.S. will tie the knot on Wednesday, a huge increase over last year when just 485 pairs married on 12/12/11." In many Asian …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Town Clerk says tomorrow's election could be record setter with competitive races and a Presidential interest.
The doors to the absentee voting area in Belmont Town Hall was closed and locked a minute after noon. Nearly 90 registered voters took the opportunity in the the final four hours that Belmont residents had to opportunity to vote early in the Town Clerk's office for tomorrow's general election, said Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman. "They were waiting out the door into the hallway," she said, noting the interest by the public in Tuesday's election. Since absentee ballots were available in September, about one in eight of the 17,800 voters in town took out applications to vote: 1,999 residents requested applications – including Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann – while 143 overseas resident and members of the armed forces …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Donations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third floor of the Homer Building.
If you come to the Belmont Gallery of Art today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., not only will you be able to see the installation by artist Lee Strasburger, "Anatomy of Melancholy," you can help save a life. The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in the Gallery located on the third floor of the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex located at 19 Moore St. Donors will receive a free collectable Red Sox T-shirt and a voucher good for two great offers from Monro Muffler/Brake Service. The Red Cross' Massachusetts branch is seeking donations to meet expected patient demand after a summer where regular donors have been on vacation or been busy with summer activities. As for the seemingly strange location for a donation center, the Gallery …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Cambridge's former budget director sworn in to become Belmont's Town Administrator
Like any new employee, David Kale spent his first morning getting to know his way around the place. And that place is Belmont Town Hall as the community's new Town Administrator met with department heads and employees in Town Hall and the Homer Building on Monday, Aug. 20. "It's been a great day," said Kale of the first half-day of his new role leading the day-to-day operation of town departments. "People have been very welcoming and positive and I'm trying to acclimate to the surroundings," said Kale, accompanied by Assistant Town Administrator Kelli Hebert. Kale was selected by the Belmont Board of Selectmen to become Town Administrator in June. Just after lunch, Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman swore in Kale at the Clerk's Office making…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Town Clerk's office will stay open until 8 p.m. to assist potential voters.
Today is the final day that residents can register to vote in the state party primary election, according to Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman. If a resident is not already a registered voter, they will need to file their voter registration form with the Town Clerk’s office by the registration deadlines: The Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall will be open until 8 p.m. to assist voters. If a resident thinks they’re a registered voter, it’s a good idea to check if that is a fact AND check if they are listed at the correct current address. This will make the voting process for these busy elections much quicker by facilitating the voter check-in step. The Town Clerk’s office and Board of Registrars of Voters have placed a current voter list on …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Town Clerk wants all voters on the rolls to be able to cast a ballot in September, November.
Voter registration deadlines are fast approaching to qualify to vote in the fall 2012 elections, according to Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman. If a resident is not already a registered voter, they will need to file their voter registration form with the Town Clerk’s office by the registration deadlines: • To vote in the Thursday, Sept. 6 state primary election, residents must be registered by Aug. 17. • To vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, presidential election, they must be registered by Oct. 17. The Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall will be open until 8 p.m. on Aug. 17 and Oct. 17, the two deadline dates, to assist voters. If a resident thinks they’re a registered voter, it’s a good idea to check if that is a fact AND check if they are listed…
Monday, March 5, 2012
In addition, children and ballots don't mix.
For most elections, voters receive a single ballot with every candidate and question they will be voting on. But tomorrow, unenrolled voters will be asked which of three ballots they would like. And residents should take time to review the specimen ballots at the polling stations, said Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman, because once a party's ballot is selected – Republican, Democrat or Green/Independent – you're stuck with it. "When an unenrolled voter accepts a party's ballot, they can not come back and ask for another," said Cushman. She said since there is a great deal of interest in one of the primaries (that would be the Republican), some people may want to vote for a specific person on one ballot but will typically select the ballot…