Category Archives: Politics

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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Not so fast on Wellesley Town Government Study Committee recommendations?

With Wellesley’s Special Town Meeting set to start on Monday, Nov. 2, those with strong feelings about the Town Government Study Committee recommendations have begun raising their voices. The Board of Selectmen this week re-asserted its support for the headlining recommendation — establishment of a Town Manager position. Those with qualms about the plan, including the Natural […]

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Wellesley Natural Resources Commission concerned it could be buried in town org chart

Seeking to maintain its relative independence, the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NRC) said this week it will offer amendments to the Town Government Study Committee (TGSC) proposal for a rejiggered town government set-up featuring a powerful town manager as well as a new Planning and Land Management Division. The TGSC proposals will be considered at a Special […]

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Move over Halloween: Wellesley to celebrate National Municipal Planning Month

October, according to Wikipedia, is a national month for breastfeeding, vegetarians, outdoor lighting, pit bulls and pastors, among other things. It also, the town of Wellesley informs us, is National Community Planning Month. And in honor of that, the Wellesley Planning Department invites you to an open house on Oct. 29 from 4:30-6pm in the […]

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Hardy/Hunnewell/Upham school futures meeting POSTPONED until Oct. 21

The Wellesley community forum on the fate of Hardy, Hunnewell and Upham elementary schools has been postponed until Oct. 21 at 7pm in the Great Hall in Town Hall. (The meeting was to take place at the Kingsbury Room at the Police Station on Wednesday, October 14.) “The School Facilities Committee decided to push back its community […]

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Attorney General Maura Healey to speak at Wellesley library

RSVP at: the Wellesley Democratic Town Committee’s website

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Wellesley League of Women Voters to present discussion on potential town government changes

League of Women Voters of Wellesley Presents Town Government: Why Change? This will be a public panel discussion of how proposed Wellesley town government changes would impact our community. The panel will include Michael Ward, Director of Municipal Services Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at U Mass/Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy […]

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