Category Archives: Politics

Wellesley High students not going to take possible bake sale ban lying down in a sugar-induced haze

Wellesley High students are rising up this week against a proposed ban on bake sales at the school, a prohibition that would not only send Martha Stewart into a rage but that students say will hurt their club fundraising efforts. (UPDATE: The Townsman reports that the town “wants more info before making final vote on the bake […]

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Wellesley Democratic Town Committee to hold caucus

The Wellesley Democratic Town Committee will hold a caucus on May 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, Wellesley, to elect delegates to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, which will be held on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The Caucus is open to all Democrats […]

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Wellesley Annual Town Meeting kicks off Monday

You can follow along with Wellesley Town Meeting this week at Wellesley Middle School, starting at 7:30pm Monday March 30, or via Wellesley Media (here’s a link to the live stream). Get your fill of special capital projects, zoning bylaw amendments and more.

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Wellesley High state champ nordic skiers get State House treatment

The Wellesley High School girls’ nordic skiing team, which won the state championship last month, gets some recognition at the State House. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito tweeted out this photo Wednesday. Congratulations to Wellesley High School's Nordic Ski Team who recently won the @MIAA033 Nordic Ski Championship — Karyn Polito (@MassLtGov) March 18, 2015

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Have you always dreamed of being on Wellesley Design Review Board?

From Wellesley Planning Board: The Planning Board is seeking candidates interested in serving as an Alternate Member for the Design Review Board (DRB). Appointments to the DRB are for two years, and the DRB meets twice per month to review signage, major and minor construction projects involving a change to the exterior of a structure that require a […]

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Wellesley voters OK North 40 purchase, choose Warshaw over Glick for Planning Board

Wellesley voters overwhelmingly approved a debt exclusion plan for the town to buy the North 40 property from Wellesley College, with the Yeas outnumbering the Nays about 4 to 1. #Wellesley #Electionday A photo posted by theswellesleyreport (@theswellesleyreport) on Mar 3, 2015 at 6:14pm PST In the only contested town-wide race, Harriet Warshaw knocked off […]

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Now to the really important Wellesley election issue: Misprint on North 40 ballot question

Maybe “be allow” is some sort of legalese, but we’re thinking not. What we take is the correct version can be seen on the Wellesley town website. Anyway, you know what it means Wellesley residents, so remember to vote today on the ballot question as well as for town-wide offices (including that testy Planning Board race) […]

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Legislators aren’t laughing at commuter rail delays on Wellesley line

State Rep. Alice Hanlon Peisch (D-Wellesley) and 13 House colleagues have demanded that the MBTA and commuter rail operator Keolis improve service along the Framingham/Worcester line that serves Wellesley. The legislators are requesting that the outfits get locomotives back in action as soon as possible and provide shuttle buses to replace canceled trains and alleviate crowding.  The lawmakers are […]

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