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Doll found in Wellesley park

A doll was found on a park bench near the post office/Wellesley Square commuter rail station on July 3. If you are looking for the doll, touch base with Caitlin ([email protected]).

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MBTA gets Bacon Street bridge repair process in motion

As we mentioned in March, the Bacon Street bridge in Wellesley near the Natick line has been targeted for repair by the MBTA, and indeed we’ve now learned that the bridge is on the list for design funding this fiscal year. An MBTA spokesman says the bridge will be designed by Prime Engineers, with the first […]

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Virgin’s Richard Branson visiting Wellesley for family entrepreneur event

Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, will be speaking at the Enterprising Family entrepreneurship program at Babson College in late July. The program, for parents and teens, runs July 26-31 and costs $7,500 per parent/teen team.

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Looks like artist Christo has visited Wellesley

I could swear that the artist Christo, famous for wrapping things from islands to buildings to statues, has been in Wellesley recently. (Christo’s wife Jeanne-Claude died in 2009; their works were originally credited to Christo, then retroactively attributed to both.)  

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Wellesley: Feel and fund the funk

Wellesley High School alum Dave Adams is seeking the public’s help through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production this year of a funk music album dubbed Bounce Classic. An alto sax player, Adams has made a name for himself as a musician through his work in the band Addison Groove Project and more recently, East […]

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Wellesley Fire Chief spreads word about fireworks safety

Wellesley Fire Chief Rick DeLorie, the new president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts, is urging residents to leave fireworks to the professionals this July 4 holiday season. “It’s [a warning] not only for our residents while in Wellesley but a reminder of the dangers of fireworks that exist for our families that may […]

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Co-owner of Wellesley Square’s Vision Optics passes away

A Swellesley reader wrote to share with us that Krikor “Koko” Gilikevorkian, co-owner of Vision Optics in Wellesley Square, recently passed away at the age of 82. “I had been getting my glasses from him for 15ish years and he was a great guy.  I was very sad to hear of his passing,” the reader […]

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Purple Alert: Anyone seen this toy bunny in Wellesley?

UPDATE (6/28): Mr. Purples has returned…Happy ending.   A Wellesley family that apparently spends a lot of time at grocery stores is seeking help finding their kid’s toy, Mr. Purples. The toy bunny appears to be plush and purple. Missing softie in #Wellesley Roche Bros or Whole Foods parking lots today. Help Mr. Purples come […]

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