Category Archives: Politics

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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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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