Category Archives: Politics

Now to the really important Wellesley election issue: Misprint on North 40 ballot question

Maybe “be allow” is some sort of legalese, but we’re thinking not. What we take is the correct version can be seen on the Wellesley town website. Anyway, you know what it means Wellesley residents, so remember to vote today on the ballot question as well as for town-wide offices (including that testy Planning Board race) […]

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Legislators aren’t laughing at commuter rail delays on Wellesley line

State Rep. Alice Hanlon Peisch (D-Wellesley) and 13 House colleagues have demanded that the MBTA and commuter rail operator Keolis improve service along the Framingham/Worcester line that serves Wellesley. The legislators are requesting that the outfits get locomotives back in action as soon as possible and provide shuttle buses to replace canceled trains and alleviate crowding.  The lawmakers are […]

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Residents invited to give input on Wellesley town government structure

The Town Government Study Committee, created last spring by Town Meeting to review the structure of town government in Wellesley, will be holding two meetings next week to seek input from residents in Town. We wish to hear your comments on how well our town government functions and whether town government is effective in meeting […]

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Albright headlines poverty panel at Wellesley College this Thursday

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 […]

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North 40 purchase approval flies through Wellesley Special Town Meeting

The town of Wellesley’s $35M+ purchase of Wellesley College’s North 40 property gained approval without any real drama at the Special Town Meeting held on Tuesday night. The meeting didn’t last much more than an hour — apparently all that needed to be said was said at the various meetings, demonstrations and information sessions leading […]

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Not every North 40 sign is about saving the Wellesley property

A Swellesley reader and former Town Meeting member has posted this sign on her door, looking to rent rooms to help pay for an anticipated tax increase if the town goes ahead with its proposed $35 million purchase of the North 40 property from Wellesley College. The town is looking to pay in part through […]

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Special Wellesley Town Meeting on North 40 purchase set for this Tuesday (maybe Wednesday)

Here’s the Special Town Meeting Warrant regarding the proposed North 40 property purchase. Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Wellesley Middle School at 7:30pm, and on Wednesday if necessary.

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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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