Belmont Buzz Archive
Archived videos from Belmont Buzz. Click below to view each video on the Archive.org website. Return to program
Special edition of Belmont Buzz, a September 11th 20th anniversary tribute.
Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with Belmont World Film executive director Ellen Gitelman about the nonprofit's latest showcase: World Refugee Month Awareness Observance running from June 1st through July 21st.
Joanna attends the 90th birthday party for the ever-indefatigable Vyrna Napoli, life-long Belmont resident and former local business owner.
Joanna speaks with Dr. David Alper, long-time podiatrist and former Chair of the Belmont Board of Health. As Alper prepares for retirement from his 30 year practice, learn what the future holds in store for the good doctor.
Host Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with Amanda Fernandez and Jill Norton of the Belmont Family Engagement Network.
Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with Belmont Public Library and Belmont Against Racism about One Book One Belmont's "Better Through Books: Healing Community Together" program.
Belmont Citizen-Herald journalist Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with members of the Vote Yes For Belmont campaign.
Joanna speaks with Belmont Warrant Committee member Elizabeth Dionne about the Retirement Board and other town fiscal issues.
Joanna speaks with members of Citizens for a Fiscally Responsible Belmont about the capital budget override.
Host Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with Build Wise Belmont members and abutters of 91 Beatrice Circle.
Belmont Citizen Herald journalist Joanna Tzouvelis reflects on the trials and tribulations of 2020 with fellow Belmontonians: Dante Muzzioli, Ed Kazanjian, John Kolis, Tomi Olson, Judith Sarno, Judith Feinlab, Nancy Sarris, and Joshua Myrvaagnes.
Belmont Citizen Herald's Joanna Tzouvelis tours the nearly completed additions and renovations to the Belmont Police Station with principal architect Ted Galante, building committee chairwoman Anne Marie Mahoney, and BPD Chief James MacIsaac.
Journalist Joanna Tzouvelis (Belmont Citizen-Herald, WickedLocal.com) speaks with Suzanne Schalow, co-founder and CEO of Craft Beer Cellar. Craft Beer Cellar just opened their 16,000 sq. foot space in Belmont Center. 00:38:23
Belmont Citizen-Herald and Wicked Local.com journalist Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with organizers Christine McLaughlin & Melissa Maniates of the parent activist group Time To Put Kids First In Belmont. The group recently protested the town's decision to go with online learning only for grades 5-12. Christine and Melissa explain why their group demands a hybrid approach.00:38:14
Joanna speaks with owner/operator of Jamaica Jeff's restaurant Jeff Lasseter about his recent altercation with MA Governor Charlie Baker in Belmont. They discuss his sudden celebrity/notoriety and appearances in MA media outlets, his thoughts about Covid 19 and restaurants in Belmont, and what delectables one can expect from his Caribbean-styled eatery. 00:32:58
Joanna speaks with Belmont Special Education Parent Advisory Council Co-Chairs Naomie Dorilas and Tim Flood about their upcoming Parent Information Session via Zoom on September 10th and how BSEPAC is managing the challenges special education students face in the pandemic. 00:38:07
Belmont Citizen Herald journalist Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with Tom Gatzunis, project manager for Belmont's three big construction projects: Belmont Middle & High School, Police Station, and DPW. Includes tour footage of DPW and police station sites.
Belmont Citizen Herald and Wicked Local.com journalist Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with Assistant Chief of the Belmont Police Dept. Mark Hurley about the current climate for public safety officials in general and what challenges the Belmont PD faces in this unprecedented time of protest and pandemic.
Joanna speaks with clinical child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Kathryn D. Boger of Mclean Hospital (Director of Anxiety Mastery Program) about how parents might help transition their kids from lockdown to the re-opening of society and how quarantine might affect kids in the long-term. Topics include: summer activities, mask wearing, screen-time burn-out, emotion level check-ins, and even the positives that may come from lockdown and social distancing.
Belmont BUZZ: 05/08/20
Belmont Buzz - Joanna speaks with Steve and Debi Rosales about Belmont Historical Society's "History In The Making" & Belmont Public Library 's online quarantine journal, 2 projects aim to record and collect our records of the Covid19 era
Joanna speaks with Town Administrator Patrice Garvin and Assistant Town Administrator Jon Marshall.
Interview with Adam Dash, member of the Belmont Select Board. Adam discusses his accomplishments on the board and his run for re-election.
Host Joanna Tzouvelis discusses the past decade and hopes in the new decade with Belmont Select Board member Roy Epstein. Belmont Public Library Director Peter Struzziero, Library Trustee Chair Kathy Keohane, new Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac, Champions Sporting Goods owner Gerry Dickhaut, Craft Beer Cellar owners Kate & Susan, and others out and about in Belmont.
Joanna talks expectations in the new decade and looks back at the past decade with Gerry Dickhaut of Champions Sporting Goods, Kate and Suzanne from Craft Beer Cellar, and others out and about in Belmont Center.
Belmont Buzz, The New Decade Edition Part 1 featuring Belmont Select Board member Roy Epstein. Joanna asks Roy about his hopes for the new decade
Belmont Buzz, New Decade Edition Part III. Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with new Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac about the police headquarters renovation, the challenges of modern policing, and what he hopes for in the new decade.
Belmont Buzz, New Decade Edition Part II: Joanna speaks with Belmont Public Library Director Peter Struzziero and Trustee Chair Kathy Keohane about the library's accomplishments since 2010 and the future of the library in the next decade.
Joanna Tzouvelis of the Belmont Citizen Herald and WickedLocal.com speaks with Co-presidents of the Belmont Woman's Club Wendy Murphy and Maria Papadopoulos about renovations to the historic William Flagg Homer House (headquarters of the club) and about events in anticipation of the centennial of the club in 2020.
Host Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with outgoing Belmont Chief of Police Richard McLaughlin who is set to retire at the end of this year.
Host Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with guest Julie Wu about her Belmont Composts service. Also includes Chenery MS Principal McAllister demonstrating the composting pilot program at the school.
Belmont Light General Manager Chris Roy speaks with Joanna Tzouvelis of the Belmont Citizen-Herald about his goals for strategic electrification, zero net energy, and the future of Belmont Light.
Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with Tom Caputo, chair of the Belmont Select Board.
Host Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with Steve Dorrance, Belmont's Director of Facilities.
Recent winner of the Belmont Housing Authority election Cassandra Page and her campaign manager Cabell Eames stopped by Studio A to speak with host Joanna Tzouvelis.
Host Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with two lifelong Belmontonians Skip Viglirolo (namesake of Belmont's skating rink and former hockey coach and DPW foreman) and Dante Muzzioli (local businessman and former award-winning hockey coach) about the present condition of Viglirolo Rink after nearly 50 years and plans for its future.
Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with outgoing Belmont selectman Mark Paolillo about his near-decade of public service as a selectman. 00:27:52
Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with Belmont Town Administrator Patrice Garvin about her first year on the job.
Joanna Tzouvelis and co-host Nancy Sarris ask Belmont Books customers and staff about their favorite holiday traditions.
Joanna Tzouvelis discusses upcoming Town Meeting with Michael Widmer, Town Moderator. 00:30:10
Host Joanna Tzouvelis speaks with Yes For Belmont campaign members Ellen Schreiber and Jessie Bennett. Includes street interviews with Belmont residents and the animated Yes For Belmont promotion.