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Wellesley sages to advise governor-elect Baker

The Boston Globe has reported that several Wellesley residents, including former candidate for State Treasurer Mike Heffernan, will serve on Governor-elect Charlie Baker’s advisory transition committee. The Wellesley contingent will join over 160 others in advising Baker on matters of jobs and the economy, schools, community, health, and better government. The Wellesley-ites called to serve […]

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Wellesley voters approve spending to fix elementary schools, middle school

Just 11% of registered Wellesley voters turned out Tuesday for the Special Town Election to consider debt exclusion questions to fund capital projects for Fiske and Schofield elementary schools, and to replace Wellesley Middle School windows that have been around since the 1950s. But of those that did, the overwhelming majority voted in favor of […]

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Wellesley College students hold peaceful protests over justice inequality

Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly writes that she welcomed a peaceful protest of students in her office Tuesday related to recent national events involving the killing of unarmed citizens. The events of the last two weeks from Ferguson to Staten Island have once again raised serious questions about whether the same justice exists for everyone in our […]

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Not too soon to plot your 2015 Wellesley town office run

The next Annual Town Election in Wellesley takes place on March 3, but it’s not too soon to think about how you might get involved — beyond just voting. It might even be a good conversation starter over Thanksgiving dinner! Nomination papers for all offices become available on Dec. 3. Town Clerk Kathy Nagle — who […]

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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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