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Category Archives: Politics
Wellesley/Needham Leagues of Women Voters co-hosting Pre-Primary State Senate Candidate Forum on August 27
Been meaning to post about this for a while: I attended a Natural Resources Commission in May at which I was invited to share my thoughts about lights going back up at the basketball courts near the high school. The courts were converted into a parking lot while the new school was being built and […]
“Ms. G for State Groundhog” campaign manager Mish Michaels informs us that Wellesley’s favorite rodent will be the topic of discussion this Thursday at the state Senate. A group of Hunnewell Elementary School students has been invited by Senate President Therese Murray to attend a formal session at which senators will be discussing the […]
Here’s the latest on the North 40 property that Wellesley College is looking to sell and that the town of Wellesley is interested in buying: *A request for proposals has been issued by the Wellesley North 40 Steering Committee to find a planning consultant to conduct a vision study and land use alternative analysis for […]
UPDATE: 6/20/14: The signs have disappeared… It’s been all North 40 all the time in Wellesley of late, as neighbors of the Wellesley College property as well as town officials and others make their cases and float their wish lists. A public forum […]
Joe Avellone, the Wellesley Democrat running for governor of Massachusetts, failed to get enough of the vote at this past weekend’s convention to make the September primary ballot. Current treasurer Steven Grossman topped the field of five candidates with 35.2% of the vote, followed by Martha Coakley (23.3%), Donald Berwick (22.1%), Juliette Kayyem (12.1%) and […]
I’ve started to catch myself almost automatically saying “It could go on the North 40” when people in town bring up ideas for various needs in town (say, a dog park) that might nicely fit on the property Wellesley College is looking to sell along Weston Road. The town has expressed interest in the property, […]
Wellesley voters on Tuesday okayed a $3.445 million tax override and the $1.365 million purchase of 494 Washington St., for the purpose of using it as part of a new senior center. As one resident noted upon passing by the unofficial […]
From the Wellesley Town Clerk: Polls open 7 am – 8 pm on May 20 for Special Election: Precinct Polling Place A Bates School 116 Elmwood Road B Sprague School 401 School Street C […]
With the ballot question debate over the proposed override and purchase of 494 Washington St., heating up in Wellesley for the May 20 voting day, it’s no surprise that things are getting down and dirty. Yes, we’re talking sign swapping (not necessarily at the yards shown here). One reader wrote on Thursday: “This morning, the […]