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Wellesley Public School bands, singers surprise teachers

Singers and musicians from Wellesley Public Schools surprised teachers and staff on Monday with a welcome back concert at Katherine L. Babson, Jr., Auditorium at Wellesley High, finishing the show off with a rousing rendition of “Happy,” as seen in the video below (Julie Verret is the band leader shown). Going above and beyond, students […]

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Bubble soccer bounces into Wellesley

The Babson College field hockey team took a break from bending over their sticks to bounce around on a field playing Bubble Soccer. Field hockey enjoying a break from preseason practices to play bubble soccer. #GoBabo A video posted by Babson Athletics (@babsonathletics) on Aug 27, 2015 at 6:20pm PDT If you aren’t familiar with […]

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Relive Wellesley High girls’ hockey team’s run to State Championship game

Rebekah Caron, sports producer at Wellesley Media Corp., recently finished a documentary called “Two Points” on the Wellesley High School Raiders Girls’ Ice Hockey Team’s 2nd consecutive run to the MIAA State Championship finals during 2014/2015 season. Relive the highs and lows. Plus, bloopers at the end of the video…

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Don’t blame Wellesley Middle Schoolers for this mess

Kingsbury Street in Wellesley, as you might have seen, has been undergoing a makeover that should make pickup and drop-off at Wellesley Middle School smoother this year. Much of the work, which includes sturdy granite curbing and better drainage design, should be done by the time school starts on Sept 2, but at least this […]

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Car takes out utility pole overnight on Cedar Street in Wellesley

UPDATE (Friday AM): Pole and wires at least temporarily fixed & power restored on Friday AM.                           A car took out a utility pole on Cedar Street in Wellesley overnight across from Temple Beth Elohim. A passerby saw three occupants of the car […]

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Rest assured Wellesley, even McMansions probably won’t last forever

During a recent getaway to Newport, R.I., and visits to a couple of the mansions there (Marble House, The Elms), we came across a “Lost Newport” display on the many mansions that were demolished. We couldn’t help but think of the ongoing housing transition in Wellesley, where sort of the opposite is happening: Older and typically smaller homes […]

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Mars astronaut hopeful stationed on planet Wellesley for now

Abigail Harrison, an enterprising 18-year-old from Minneapolis whose goal is to be the first astronaut to Mars, this month has landed at Wellesley College as a first-year student. I can already detect the sound of Wellesley STEM Expo organizers beating a path to Astronaut Abby‘s dorm. In a short number of years, this Space Camp veteran […]

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Wellesley MLP’s next act: serving up Internet and phone service?

The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant has long provided the town with a reliable and price-competitive source of energy, and in recent years has continued to innovate, supporting the move to greener power sources and even working to improve cellular phone service in town by installing new antennas that wireless carriers might exploit. The WMLP’s next […]

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