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Wellesley teen helps homeless family put down roots

Wellesley teen Sarah Kavoogian, a 16-year-old student at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, and another teen recently led a volunteer project to move a homeless family into an apartment in Dorchester. They coordinated the apartment decorating and furnishing effort through the nonprofit Heading Home organization in Charlestown. “This was such a rewarding experience,” […]

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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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Jukebox Saturday Night for Wellesley seniors on May 3

From the Wellesley Council on Aging: Join us  on Saturday, May 3 at 7:00p.m. for a fun-filled evening of music, dancing, and reminiscing with friends. The Wellesley Council on Aging and the Friends of the Wellesley Council on Aging invite you to “Jukebox Saturday Night: Music of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s,” featuring Rick Walsh. […]

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Gustare to leave gap in one part of Wellesley Square, to fill another

A big “For Lease” sign hanging over The Gap in Wellesley Square has Swellesley Report readers wondering if the clothing retailer is on its way out. But according to property owner Linear Retail’s website, the available space within its Central Plaza portfolio is actually that of Gustare Oils & Vinegars, which sits between Alta Strada […]

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Seriously old Wellesley money

I recently stumbled across this picture of  a 1929 Wellesley National Bank note on eBay, where someone is trying to sell it for a lot more than the $5 on the note itself (it was at $225 as of this writing). I’m no financial or history whiz, and first emailed Wellesley Bank to see if […]

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Revving up for Wellesley’s car shows

Babson College’s Auto Group and Olin College’s REVO group co-host their Spring 2014 Auto Show this coming Sunday, April 27, from noon-3pm at Babson’s Trim parking lot. It’s free to show off your wheels, though donations are welcomed. In addition to traditional show cars (exotics, muscle cars, tuner cars, etc.) a portion of the show […]

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Wellesley’s fastest Boston Marathoners: Susmann, Mullin

More than 100 Wellesley residents took part in Monday’s Boston Marathon, and when all was said and done, Austin Susmann posted the fastest time among them: 2:51:30 (a 6:33 pace). Among Wellesley women in the race, Katherine Mullin was the swiftest at 3:36:38. See all results here at the BAA site.

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