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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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Wellesley/Needham Leagues of Women Voters co-hosting Pre-Primary State Senate Candidate Forum on August 27

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Wellesley: No hobgoblins to see here

Been meaning to post about this for a while: I attended a Natural Resources Commission in May at which I was invited to share my thoughts about lights going back up at the basketball courts near the high school. The courts were converted into a parking lot while the new school was being built and […]

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Wellesley’s favorite groundhog rears her head again

  “Ms. G for State Groundhog” campaign manager Mish Michaels informs us that Wellesley’s favorite rodent will be the topic of discussion this Thursday at the state Senate. A group of Hunnewell Elementary School students has been invited by Senate President Therese Murray to attend a formal session at which senators will be discussing the […]

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North 40 “vision study” sought, more guided walks scheduled

Here’s the latest on the North 40 property that Wellesley College is looking to sell and that the town of Wellesley is interested in buying: *A request for proposals has been issued by the Wellesley North 40 Steering Committee to find a planning consultant to conduct a vision study and land use alternative analysis for […]

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Wellesley North 40 debate heats up

UPDATE: 6/20/14: The signs have disappeared…                         It’s been all North 40 all the time in Wellesley of late, as neighbors of the Wellesley College property as well as town officials and others make their cases and float their wish lists. A public forum […]

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Wellesley’s Avellone falls short at Democratic convention

Joe Avellone, the Wellesley Democrat running for governor of Massachusetts, failed to get enough of the vote at this past weekend’s convention to make the September primary ballot. Current treasurer Steven Grossman topped the field of five candidates with 35.2% of the vote, followed by Martha Coakley (23.3%), Donald Berwick (22.1%), Juliette Kayyem (12.1%) and […]

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Town of Wellesley issues FAQ on North 40 property

I’ve started to catch myself almost automatically saying “It could go on the North 40” when people in town bring up ideas for various needs in town (say, a dog park) that might nicely fit on the property Wellesley College is looking to sell along Weston Road. The town has expressed interest in the property, […]

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Wellesley residents vote Yes on override, senior center land purchase

                            Wellesley voters on Tuesday okayed a $3.445 million tax override and the $1.365 million purchase of 494 Washington St., for the purpose of using it as part of a new senior center. As one resident noted upon passing by the unofficial […]

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