Category Archives: Politics

Wellesley Town Meeting candidates needed, but hustle — the filing deadline is Feb. 5

This from Town Clerk Kathy Nagle: Town Meeting Candidates are still needed to fill available seats in Precincts E, F, G. For residents who vote at Fiske, Dana Hall or the Library those are the precincts that still need one or more candidates to fill the available seats.  Of course, candidates are welcome to run […]

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It’s official: Not all Wellesley College students are voting for alum Hillary Clinton

While Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of Wellesley College’s all-star alums (Class of ’69), it is apparently not a graduation requirement for students to vote for her. The Washington Post reports that Bernie Sanders, for one, also has supporters at the school, and that those students are letting their opinions be heard, […]

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Gov. Baker gives his blessing to Wellesley town manager move

The only thing more special than a Special Town Meeting, set to take place beginning Feb. 1, is a Special Act signed by the Massachusetts governor. Gov. Charlie Baker signed just such a document on Friday, further paving the way for Wellesley to go through with its change from an executive director to a town […]

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Wellesley voter drive to be held at Barton Rd. Community Center

Can’t attend the voter drive? Click here for information about how to register to vote online. (NOTICE: The last day to register to vote in the March 1, 2016 Presidential Primaries, or to make changes to your registration, is Wednesday, February 10, 2016.) Also…Click here for Wellesley polling locations    

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Still time to get your Wellesley town office candidate papers in

From Wellesley Town Clerk Kathleen Nagle: The Annual Town election for 2016 will take place on March 15.  To run for office candidates must obtain nomination papers from the Town Clerk.  Candidates for town –wide positions must obtain papers before 5 pm on January 22.  Nomination papers must be signed by 50 registered voters and […]

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Wellesley kicks off 2016 election season

Inspired or horrified by the national political scene these days? Well, here’s your chance to make your mark in local politics: Nomination papers are available beginning Dec. 16 for Wellesley town-wide offices and town meeting members for the March 15, 2016 annual town election. The date of the Town Election is two weeks later this year due […]

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Strong showing by Wellesley at State House call for climate action

An interfaith group from Wellesley, including contingents from Temple Beth Elohim and Sustainable Wellesley, joined others from Massachusetts on Tuesday at the State House in urging legislators to take action to ensure clean and affordable energy. (More from the Globe here on the event.) Some have taken heart from grassroots efforts involved in the recent Keystone XL […]

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Live from Wellesley Middle School: Special Town Meeting starts Monday

Wellesley’s Special Town Meeting, focused on proposed changes to the way the town government runs, kicks off Monday, Nov. 1, and Wellesley Public Media will be live streaming it here. While much of the chatter (and letters) leading up to the meeting has focused on the Town Government Study Committee recommendations, including for a town […]

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