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Here are you 2015 Wellesley High Film Festival winners

Wellesley High School this past week held a film festival at the Katherine L. Babson, Jr., Auditorium that highlighted the work of students in film and animation. The festival was a senior project done by student Luke Ehrlichman, with assistance by WHS teachers Julie Spilka and Doug Johnson. Here are the winners: Best Animation: Tie […]

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Red Nose run for Joe Perdoni Family Trust raises $3K

Originally planned as a casual Red Nose Day run through the streets of Wellesley by a group of friends, the run-and-chat session was converted almost on the fly into a fundraiser for the Joe Perdoni Family Trust and wound up raising about $3,000. The fund was established following the death of Joe Perdoni, Jr., owner of Old School Italian Pizzeria […]

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Lottery nears for affordable housing at Belclare Wellesley

The Belclare Wellesley‘s 25 luxury condos at 580 Washington St., starting at $1.4 million, might be affordable to many in town, but the 5 truly affordable units on the old Wellesley Inn property cost quite a bit less. These 5 units range in space from 759 to 1,201 square feet and in price from $173K to $216K. […]

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Top Wellesley baby names since start of 2014

William (7) and Eleanor (5) are the top names for babies in Wellesley since the start of 2014, according to Wellesley Town Clerk Kathy Nagle. She saw this big state-wide list on and was curious about what locals were naming their kids. As we reported recently, Lilly/Lilli/Lily is the most popular dog name in […]

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Reminder: 900 Worcester Street Committee wants your input Tuesday night

Wellesley’s 900 Worcester St. Committee held its first meeting for public input on May 9 and has a second meeting slated for Tuesday, May 19 at 7pm at the police station. Request for information (RFI) responses for possible uses of the former St. James the Great property on Rte. 9 East include sports fields, an […]

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Wellesley’s Wonderful Action-packed Weekend

Big crowds braved the beautiful weather this weekend and took in the 47th annual Wellesley Veterans’s Parade, the fireworks and other activities, including Raptors, Goats & You at the North 40. #wellesley #fireworks #colors #explosions A video posted by theswellesleyreport (@theswellesleyreport) on May 17, 2015 at 7:00pm PDT

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Who says you can’t get a bargain in Wellesley? Free lemonade!

Swellesley reader Barbara Marx says she was walking along the Brook Path in Wellesley Sunday morning and came across a young man named Ravi who was sitting at a table with a sign that read “Ravi’s Wonderful Lemonade.”  “He offered me a free cup.  I accepted and asked him why he was doing this.  He […]

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What it’s like to live in Wellesley

The Boston Globe takes a shot at explaining what it’s like to live in Wellesley, through the eyes of the Jones family.

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