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Wellesley Turkey Trot kicks off Thanksgiving Day

About 2,000 runners took to the streets for the annual Wellesley Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, some blazingly fast, some just shuffling along with their families and friends. #Wellesley #turkeytrot #thanksgiving2015 A photo posted by theswellesleyreport (@theswellesleyreport) on Nov 26, 2015 at 7:31pm PST Quite reasonable November weather allowed runners to shed heavy layers and strut […]

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Badass Wellesley High senior girls’ Powder Puff football team invades Needham, but falls 7-0

Good luck Wellesley High Senior women(coached by #WPD)who play Needham High women in football today. Periscope?Maybe — Wellesley Police (@WellesleyPolice) November 25, 2015 The Wellesley High School Powderpuff football team, coached by members of the Wellesley Police Department, took on Needham High’s Rockets in the annual game on Wednesday. A little sound system SNAFU […]

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Fox25 to air TV special on Wellesley-Needham football rivalry

Regardless of the outcome of Thursday morning’s Wellesley High vs. Needham High football game at Fenway Park, Fox25 plans to air a special on TV Saturday and Sunday nights called “Needham/Wellesley: More Than A Game.” The teams are meeting for the 128th time this Thanksgiving Day. According to a press release issued about the 30-minute […]

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Warm-up act for Thanksgiving weekend traffic

This Tuesday afternoon accident involving a truck 95 North in Wellesley got the long weekend on the roads off to a scary start for those directly involved and a frustrating start for those stuck in traffic. It doesn’t sound as if any serious injuries resulted. NECN reported that the driver of the truck was cited […]

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Wellesley Middle School Best Buddies team makes strong showing

This past Saturday, the Wellesley Middle School Best Buddies Club led by teachers Liz Egan and Karen Venditto won the Top Fundraising School Team award at the Best Buddies Milton 5K Gobbler road race and walk. Team “WMS Best Buddies is Awesome” upset Milton High, which had won the award for the past 3 years. The […]

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Charities: Run, don’t walk to get a shot at Wellesley’s Boston Marathon numbers

The Town of Wellesley announced today that it has received a limited number of Boston Marathon invitation entries for distribution to local charities, which in turn will have runners raise funds to represent them in the race. Charities interested in receiving invitational entries need to apply by Dec. 2. Charities that benefit Wellesley residents and […]

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Wellesley High grad Garrett Lam named a Rhodes Scholar

Garrett Lam, a 2012 Wellesley High School graduate who is currently a senior at Harvard University with a joint concentration in neurobiology and philosphy, has been named one of 16 Rhodes Scholarship winners for 2016. One of Pam and James Lam‘s three sons, Garrett will study philosophy at Oxford through the scholarship, which is awarded […]

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More Wellesley toy store woes: Magic Beans makes a plea

First LittleBits Toys shut its doors in Wellesley this fall, and now Magic Beans, which has locations in Linden Square, Cambridge and elsewhere, has raised doubts about its future by notifying customers that the business has hit a serious slowdown this fall. Owner Eli Gurock wrote in part “This is a hard email for me […]

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