Category Archives: Politics

Top Wellesley stories of 2014: E. coli, North 40, booze & more

All politics is local: Two locals — Gubernatorial candidate Joe Avellone and Treasurer candidate Mike Heffernan — took a run at statewide offices. Neither won, though a slew of Wellesleyites were called on to advise new Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker as he transitions into office. Locally, Gig Babson ended her nine-year streak on the Board of Selectmen […]

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Madeleine Albright returning to Wellesley

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 senior […]

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Nomination papers for Wellesley town-wide and Town Meeting candidates now available

Head over to the Wellesley Town Clerk’s office if you’re interested in running for a town-wide or Town Meeting seat in the coming year. You can check out the rules here, but note that Jan. 9 is the deadline to get nomination papers for town-wide offices and Jan. 23 is the deadline for Town Meeting […]

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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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