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And you thought our Wellesley was pricey

The U.K. Independent reports that the Crystal Bar at the Wellesley Hotel in London charged a businessman $127 for 3 bottles of sparkling water.  A minimum charge at the bar upped the cost, as did a hefty service charge that would make Ticketmaster blush. Avoid @wellesleylondon – £75 for 3 San Pellegrino in their garden. […]

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Wellesley to host Pan-Mass Challenge cyclists this weekend

Hundreds of cyclists raising money for cancer research and treatment by Dana Farber Cancer Institute will descend upon Wellesley this weekend (Aug. 2-3) for the annual Pan-Mass Challenge ride, which includes courses between Wellesley and Foxborough/Bourne/Sturbridge/Provincetown. Many riders will start and finish at Babson College. There’s still time to donate to riders from Wellesley and […]

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Money magazine ranks Babson #1 college for your money in America

Babson College in Wellesley gives you the most bang for your buck out of 1,500 four-year colleges examined by Money magazine in its new ranking of the nation’s top schools. The ranking takes into consideration 17 factors such as education quality, alumni earnings and affordability. Babson’s focus on business/entrepreneurship helped its ranking significantly. Money says […]

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Name that Wellesley High School house

Wellesley High School, which under new principal Jamie Chisum is reorganizing into a  house system to better align administrators with students, is reaching out to the school community to name its houses. The school has relied on the Wellesley Historical Society‘s resources and the contributions of Wellesley History blogger Joshua Dorin to come up with […]

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Flooding hits Wellesley

Wellesley police were busy helping motorists get around town on Monday in the wake of flash floods on Rte. 9 and across other parts of town, including Wellesley Square. Officer Joseph on Rt. 9 after helping a motorist out of his flooded vehicle today is the #WPD Photo of the Day pic.twitter.com/mCASVUarC7 — Wellesley Police […]

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Wellesley summer makeover

It’s good to be in the construction field this summer in Wellesley. The town’s makeover includes the new maintenance and other facilities at Wellesley Country Club, a sports complex rehab at Wellesley College, sprucing up of downtown buildings,  church work, Wellesley Middle School fixer-upper, a new dorm at Babson, Hunnewell Elementary School tidying up, Belclare […]

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Ex-Wellesley school official at center of Newton plagiarism controversy

Newton Public Schools Superintendent David Fleishman, who has been fined one week of pay after sort of acknowledging that he didn’t credit Gov. Deval Patrick for contents of two graduation speeches delivered last month, used to be a Wellesley Public Schools administrator. The Lion’s Roar, Newton South’s student newspaper, broke the story after a reporter […]

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Stylish new Wellesley running apparel e-tailer Tracksmith touts shorty shorts & more

While  runners like myself prefer to embarrass our families and friends by donning the most stained and raggedy mismatched clothes possible when hitting the streets or track, new Wellesley “premium performance apparel” e-tailer Tracksmith is targeting a wholly different clientele with its stylish throwback shirts and shorts (including these skimpy ones that go for $60). […]

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Non-stop North 40 action in Wellesley

UPDATE: (July 23, 2014) The Save the North 40 outfit has begun really campaigning, offering up flyers and lawn signs. The North 40 property that Wellesley College is looking to sell has suddenly become the hottest spot in town. While community gardeners and regular visitors to the North 40 continue to do their thing, the area […]

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Solar sightings in Wellesley

I happened across a house at 11 Stanford Rd., in Wellesley Wednesday that appeared to have solar panels on its roof, and sure enough, I found out later in the day that it’s the latest supermodel that will be posing for you if you want to check out an open house-gone-solar on Aug. 2 from […]

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