Category Archives: Politics

Albright headlines poverty panel at Wellesley College this Thursday

Wellesley College welcomes former Secretary of State and Class of 1959 alumna Madeleine Korbel Albright back to campus for the 2015 Albright Institute Wintersession. On Jan. 22, Albright joins Elizabeth Cousens, U.S. Representative on the UN Economic and Social Council and Alternate Representative to the UN General Assembly, and Dr. Homi Kharas, a Brookings Institution […]

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North 40 purchase approval flies through Wellesley Special Town Meeting

The town of Wellesley’s $35M+ purchase of Wellesley College’s North 40 property gained approval without any real drama at the Special Town Meeting held on Tuesday night. The meeting didn’t last much more than an hour — apparently all that needed to be said was said at the various meetings, demonstrations and information sessions leading […]

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Not every North 40 sign is about saving the Wellesley property

A Swellesley reader and former Town Meeting member has posted this sign on her door, looking to rent rooms to help pay for an anticipated tax increase if the town goes ahead with its proposed $35 million purchase of the North 40 property from Wellesley College. The town is looking to pay in part through […]

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Special Wellesley Town Meeting on North 40 purchase set for this Tuesday (maybe Wednesday)

Here’s the Special Town Meeting Warrant regarding the proposed North 40 property purchase. Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Wellesley Middle School at 7:30pm, and on Wednesday if necessary.

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Crowd gathers in Wellesley to show solidarity for Jewish people around the world

More than 450 people gathered at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley on Wednesday night to show support for Jewish people in France and around the world, in the wake of recent attacks. The Globe and NECN covered the event.

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Wellesley Planning Board features only competition at March 3 election

Harriet Warshaw and Neal Glick will duke it out for one vacant seat on the Planning Board, which occupies itself with municipal planning and project reviews. Otherwise, the candidates for townwide positions during the March 3 town-wide election have easy paths to office.

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Wellesley North 40 public info sessions set for January

The North 40 story is still far from over, even though the town of Wellesley last month agreed to buy the property from Wellesley College for $35M. Here’s what’s next, according to a message from the Board of Selectmen: Please join the Board of Selectmen on SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the […]

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Ex-Celtic Dee Brown reflects on ugly Wellesley “mistaken identity” incident from 25 years ago

The Boston Globe recently spoke with Dee Brown, the former Boston Celtics player who was in town on New Year’s Eve as a member of the Sacramento Kings coaching staff, and naturally his infamous Wellesley incident came up. If you don’t recall, Brown and his fiancee were stopped by a handful of Wellesley police officers with guns […]

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