Belmont News & Updates

Share Friday, December 31, 2021 - 4:42pmBMC News Four years ago, at the urging of and with the support of Belmont Media Center Board of Directors, I hired BMC's first News Director, Frédérique Rigoulot, a former French journalist who had recently moved to Belmont with her family. Together, Fred & I created a new hyper-local, community-sourced news program, Belmont Journal. Since then, under Frédérique's thoughtful, kind, yet relentless leadership, Belmont Journal and News Now have become must-see TV for hyper local news, events and information; a magnet for new community faces & voices; a gathering place for local leaders & concerned residents; and an incubator for new timely local programming. With that in mind it is with a little sadness, but mostly great joy to announce that Frédérique will be leaving BMC in mid-January to start a new job with WGBH; and I could not be more proud of all that she has accomplished at BMC. In four short years, Fred made more contacts and connected more people to BMC than I thought possible, and we are all grateful for her optimism and steady commitment. But what I am most grateful for is that Frédérique has left in place the system, the people and the inspiration for our next News Director to be able step in and continue producing Belmont Journal in the coming months without missing too many beats. I can only hope that the well-trained and dedicated group of citizen-journalists, news anchors, and producers will stay on the job, to help us write the next chapter of hyper-local news in Belmont and keep the community connected, informed, and engaged. As we search for a new News Director, BMC is committed to continue the work that Frédérique has worked so hard to develop in her successful run at the Belmont Media [...]
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Share Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 8:22pmBelmont News Belmont's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast, historically intended to bring the Belmont and Boston communities together in a program of unity around Dr. King's legacy, will once again take place via Zoom on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 9 am. This year's keynote speaker will be Rahsaan Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program at American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts. In this role, Rahsaan helps develop the organization's integrated advocacy approach to addressing issues of racial justice. Through legislative advocacy, litigation and community engagement, the program works on issues that impact communities of color and historically disenfranchised communities. Rahsaan also manages the ACLU's What a Difference a DA makes to educate residents about the power and influence of district attorneys. The Belmont Human Rights Commission, in conjunction with Belmont Against Racism and Belmont Media Center, is the lead sponsor and organizer. The Commission is dedicated to fighting discrimination in all forms; increasing awareness of issues regarding diversity and discrimination in our community; and responding to allegations of discrimination. Advanced registration can be found at Eventbrite at: bit.ly/MLKBelmont2022 For more information about this event, please contact the Commission at belmont.hrc@gmail.com or call 617-993-2795 You can also watch the MLK Breakfast in Belmont on BMC Info-TV, Ch. 96 on Comcast or Ch. 30 or 2130 on Verizon. Watch from anywhere at belmontmedia.org/infotv #mlk2022 [...]
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Share Monday, November 1, 2021 - 6:04pmBMC News To get an insider's look at the UN Climate Change Conference, tune to BMC InfoTV every weekday from 2pm to 5pm thru Nov. 12th for live & recorded TV coverage thanks to "We Don't Have Time" - wedonthavetime.org *Watch in Belmont on Channel 96 on Comcast or Ch.30 on Verizon & Watch online > belmontmedia.org/infotv [...]
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Share Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 2:56pmBMC News WATCH LIVE on Wed, Oct. 27, 2021 @ 6pm in Belmont on BMC InfoTV: Ch. 96 on Comcast or Ch. 30 on Verizon or online HERE Tom Nichols, US Naval War College professor of National Security Affairs, columnist for USA Today, and contributing writer at The Atlantic, discusses his new book Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from Within on Modern Democracy with Heather Cox Richardson, Boston College professor of history. tom nicholsheather cox richardsonjfk libraryjfk [...]
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Share Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 5:48pmBMC News Get informed & vote smart. Catch up on all the candidates and issues that are on the ballot for Town Election April 6th > HERE 2021election [...]
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