Our Charles River clean up on Earth Day was cold and wet but not miserable. Hopefully, the volunteers will have better weather on May 10 for the Watertown Clean up sponsored by the by Watertown Community Foundation — click for details from their website. See also their upcoming forum on May 7th about health aging.
What is there to feel good about in H.3736? On the face of it if some of my tax money is going to go to keeping jobs in Massachusetts I’d rather they were jobs not involving the military. And yet in this supposedly liberal state only two State Senators opposed it. Perhaps there’s something I’m […]
Platform Change As of Monday, April 28 the departure platform for MBTA buses #73 and #71 going to Belmont and Watertown during Monday through Saturday will now be on the lower busway of Harvard Station. Departure on Sundays and holidays will be on the upper busway. This change should help improve service times and is […]
Without checking, I tried to drop off some expired prescription drugs at my health plan pharmacy for disposal and found, to my surprise, that they would not take them. It was suggested that I check with my town hall. Checking the Belmont web site, I saw that there was a 24 hour drop box at […]
Because Belmont has been considering a new animal control law, I’ve been receiving some state law questions. State law vests authority for regulation of animals with local officials. General Laws, Chapter 140, sections 136A through 172 defines local authority over both kennels and individual dogs. Here are a few relevant sections. Section 136A defines terms, […]
The following statement was released jointly by State Senator Will Brownsberger, State Senator Pat Jehlen, Representative Jon Hecht and Representative Dave Rogers. Update 2/11/2016: Contract Awarded If you commute inbound from Belmont, Watertown or West Cambridge, there is one problem you always have to solve — how to get past the congestion on Fresh Pond […]