Category Archives: Politics

Wellesley names star-studded Town Government Study Committee

Not wanting its way of government to grow stale, Wellesley has named a Town Government Study Committee to take a fresh look at how the town could be operated more efficiently, from better coordination among departments to revisions to Town Meeting. The action was recommended by the town’s Advisory Committee. The committee, featuring many familiar […]

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Wellesley Natural Resources Commission seeks director

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, which is reorganizing as the Fuller Brook Park project moves into its next phase, has posted a full-time job opening for a new director. Effective July 1, current director Janet Hartke Bowser is assuming the position of NRC Director of Special Projects. Her responsibilities will include providing support to the NRC’s capital […]

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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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