Category Archives: Politics

Kids get into Wellesley Town Meeting act this week, too

It wasn’t just Wellesley’s grown-ups taking part in Town Meeting this week, deciding on things such as funding for school renovations, North 40 landfill testing and the purchase of 900 Worcester St. /St. James the Great property. (Relive the thrills and spills via Wellesley Media’s coverage here and here.) 6th graders participated in the 2nd annual […]

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Wellesley’s Heffernan makes first TV ad for Treasury run a family affair

Wellesley’s Mike Heffernan, the Republican candidate for state treasurer, has cranked out his first TV ad, dubbed “Cheap.” The whole family gets into the act. Heffernan’s main competition in the Nov. 4 election is Democrat Deb Goldberg.  

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UPDATE: Mayor Menino book tour, visit to Wellesley are off

UPDATE (10/26/14): The book tour has been cancelled due to Menino’s serious health issues. Thomas Menino, cashing in on his experiences as Boston Mayor from 1993-2014, will be promoting his new book, Mayor for a New America, when he visits Wellesley Books on Monday, Nov. 3 @ 7pm. during this ticketed event. Menino also has a […]

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Calling all unregistered Wellesley voters

Just a reminder that the November 4 State election is coming up fast, and the last day to register to vote in this election (and for all future elections, happily ever after)  is Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  Here’s a form to help you do just that. If you’re already a registered voter and need an […]

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Wellesley Steering Committee unanimously recommends town purchase North 40

The North 40 Steering Committee recommends that the Wellesley Board of Selectmen buy the Wellesley College property along Weston Road and Rte. 135 for municipal purposes: “The Committee has three core findings in making this recommendation: the site for over 130 years has been utilized as a Town asset and failure to acquire the site […]

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Wellesley $pecial Town Meeting warrant revealed

Here’s the to-do list for the Wellesley Special Town Meeting, set to start on Oct. 27. Given its proximity to Halloween, we assume costumes are encouraged. Agenda items include delivery of the 5-year capital plan, figuring out what to do with leftover money from the Wellesley High School project, determining how to pay for new […]

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Death with Dignity film/discussion in Wellesley on Oct. 2

Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley (309 Washington St., Wellesley, Mass.) is hosting a showing of the 2009 Oscar-nominated short documentary The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner as well as a discussion of the Death with Dignity debate. In 1994, a year after serving two terms as one of Washington State’s most popular governors, Gardner […]

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Final primary results in Wellesley

UPDATE (9/12/14): Final Wellesley results    Overall state results being updated here

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Wellesley-ites to March in NYC for climate action

Wellesley residents will be heading to New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21 to join The People’s Climate March, which national organizers are billing as the largest climate march in history. It coincides with the United Nations Climate Summit and will be among a number of such demonstrations around the world that weekend. Sustainable Wellesley is marshaling Wellesley residents and those […]

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State Primary set for Sept. 9; Wellesley voting/polling info

September 9 is the Primary to select candidates who will appear on the ballot for the November 4 State General Election. Voter Registration August 20 was the last day to register as a new voter in Wellesley, or change party affiliation, to participate in the primary. Absentee Ballots Absentee ballots for the primary are available […]

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