Category Archives: Politics

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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Reminder to vote in Wellesley Special Election on May 20

From the Wellesley Town Clerk: Polls open 7 am – 8 pm on May 20 for Special Election: Precinct  Polling Place A               Bates School 116 Elmwood Road B               Sprague School 401 School Street C               […]

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Wellesley voting sign shenanigans

With the ballot question debate over the proposed override and purchase of 494 Washington St., heating up in Wellesley for the May 20 voting day, it’s no surprise that things are getting down and dirty. Yes, we’re talking sign swapping (not necessarily at the yards shown here). One reader wrote on Thursday: “This morning, the […]

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Wellesley names star-studded Town Government Study Committee

Not wanting its way of government to grow stale, Wellesley has named a Town Government Study Committee to take a fresh look at how the town could be operated more efficiently, from better coordination among departments to revisions to Town Meeting. The action was recommended by the town’s Advisory Committee. The committee, featuring many familiar […]

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Wellesley Natural Resources Commission seeks director

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, which is reorganizing as the Fuller Brook Park project moves into its next phase, has posted a full-time job opening for a new director. Effective July 1, current director Janet Hartke Bowser is assuming the position of NRC Director of Special Projects. Her responsibilities will include providing support to the NRC’s capital […]

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