Category Archives: Politics

Dana Hall students show support for kidnapped Nigerian students

Students at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Mass., wore red on Friday to advocate for the safe return of the nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria. Dana Hall is an independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 6-12.

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Babson, Marine, youth football players among Wellesley Veterans’ Parade honorees

Here’s the list of those being honored at the 2014 Annual Wellesley Veterans’ Parade, which takes place on Sunday May 18 from 1-3pm on the streets of Wellesley as part of Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend: Parade Grand Marshal Katherine L. “Gig” Babson, Jr In recognition of 3 terms of service on the Wellesley Board of Selectmen, […]

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Are the bright lights of Wellesley just too much?

The Wellesley Planning Board, as part of its work plan for the remainder of Fiscal Year 14 and FY15, will soon be conducting a Noise and Outdoor Lighting Study. Planning Director Michael Zehner says the Board’s interest in outdoor lighting and its impacts was piqued by information provided by Wellesley resident Laura Fragasso. “Recognizing that […]

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Wellesley vote “No” group amps up its messaging

Emails have been flying and blue signs have been popping up all over lawns urging Wellesley residents to vote “Yes” on a $3.3M proposition 2.5 override at the polls on May 20. Now a group of citizens spreading the vote “No” message has started to fight back. The Wellesley Taxpayers Association has launched a website […]

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Wellesley override supporters, detractors organizing

Supporters of the Proposition 2.5 override question to appear on Wellesley’s May 20 ballot have marshaled their forces and have set up a “Yes for Wellesley 2014″ website in support of their cause. A Yes vote would approve the town assessing an additional $3.345M in real estate and personal property taxes to fund mainly education spending. […]

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Wellesley Historic District Commission seeks new member

From the Wellesley Historic District Commission: The Board of Selectmen is seeking one candidate for a vacant position as a member on the Historic District Commission. The candidate must be a Wellesley resident. Preferred candidates shall be a member of the Wellesley Historical Society, American Institute of Architects, Board of Realtors, or a resident or […]

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Questions about Wellesley override, senior center land purchase on May 20 ballot

The Board of Selectmen have voted to call two special elections on May 20, 2014. Both questions will appear on the same ballot: Question 1 (Referendum) – Shall the town vote to approve the action of the representative town meeting whereby it was voted to acquire the property at 494 Washington Street?         Yes     […]

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Wellesley petition targets “overpriced sale” of 494 Washington St.

A  group of Wellesley Town Meeting members, including the always politically active Roy Switzler, is pushing to get enough signatures on a petition by Tuesday that would put a referendum on the May townwide ballot regarding the town’s purchase of the property at 494 Washington St., next to the proposed senior center site adjacent to […]

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Wellesley Town Meeting says let the town decide

Wellesley Town Meeting Monday night voted yes overwhelmingly to allow voters to decide whether a $3.345 million override should be approved to fund school programs and other town services. Committee 21 gives a blow-by-blow account of  the “Gap List,” those budget items that will be cut should the override fail to be approved by the voters. […]

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Wellesley community garden going to pot?

Wellesley community gardeners have been shocked to discover that their 52 long-tended garden plots have morphed into what appears to have the makings of a giant marijuana farm.  The sun and heat-loving plants haven’t been put into the soil yet due to ongoing fears of frost, but the intention couldn’t be clearer. “The whole area was […]

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