Category Archives: Politics

Dec. 9 special town election asks Wellesley voters to decide on school maintainence

There will be a Special Town Election on Tuesday, December 9 to consider debt exclusion questions to fund capital projects for Fiske and Schofield elementary schools, and Wellesley Middle School window replacement. Ballot Questions are: Question 1 Shall the Town of Wellesley be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition two-and-one-half, so called, the […]

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Victoria Budson to speak on “Women in Politics” in Wellesley

Victoria Budson, founding Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, will speak about “Women in Politics” at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, 309 Washington St. , at 7:30pm on Monday, Nov. 17. The event is free and open to the public. As an appointee of Governor Deval Patrick, Budson […]

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Baker wins Wellesley, state

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker beat out Democrat Martha Coakley in Wellesley on Tuesday by a vote count of 6,088 votes to 4,619 (28% margin), much more handily than he won in the state overall (48%-47%). The Wellesley numbers are according to the unofficial town totals and amounted to 68% of eligible voters going to […]

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Wellesley voting scene

Polls are open on Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 7am–8pm for the State Election, including 4 ballot questions. Here’s info on where to vote in Wellesley, who is running and what the questions are. Seen around the Wellesley voting scene: Wellesley’s Mike Heffernan, who is running for State Treasurer, votes at Dana Hall along with his […]

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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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