Category Archives: Politics

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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Wellesley College to host forum on destruction of antiquities in Middle East

An international group of scholars, cultural heritage specialists, and journalists will convene at Wellesley College on Sept. 24 to address the ongoing destruction of ancient artifacts in Syria and Iraq. The event, dubbed Erasing the Past: Da’esh and the Crisis of Antiquities Destruction, brings together experts on the region’s ancient past and current challenges to meet, inform […]

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Wellesley budget, government study meeting going Hi-Def

Wellesley Public Media this week will show off its new toys — including a high-definition robotic TV studio at the Wellesley Free Library — as it brings a key inter-board meeting live to your Internet-connected devices. The live HD stream, which will be available here on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7pm,  marks a first for Wellesley Public […]

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