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Wellesley Fuller Brook Park work gets serious

Wellesley has announced that the section of Fuller Brook Park between Forest Street and Paine Street will be closed from Sept. 2-5 as the big improvement project really gets underway. Signs will be posted to direct users to alternate roots. Please call the DPW Engineering Division at 781-235-7600 ext. 3315 with any questions. Town officials broke ground […]

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Wellesley-ites to March in NYC for climate action

Wellesley residents will be heading to New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21 to join The People’s Climate March, which national organizers are billing as the largest climate march in history. It coincides with the United Nations Climate Summit and will be among a number of such demonstrations around the world that weekend. Sustainable Wellesley is marshaling Wellesley residents and those […]

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Wellesley siblings look to expand homeless/disabled art initiative across country

Late last year we wrote about ArtLifting – a local outfit that helps homeless and disabled artists sell their work online — because the founders are a brother and sister who grew up in Wellesley. Those siblings, Liz and Spencer Powers, are now attempting to expand ArtLifting beyond Boston to five other cities: Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, […]

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Wellesley High student athletes honored by Boston Globe

The Boston Globe has named Wellesley High School as the Division 2 winner of its Globe Scholastic Awards for the 2013-2014 sports season. While this might sound like an academic honor, it’s actually a sports thing. According to the Globe: Wellesley won 69.50 percent of its games and earned its first Globe Scholastic Award, taking […]

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Wake-up call from Wellesley

Tenacre Day Camp kids are chosen for Wednesday’s wake-up call on WCVB TV-5. See video here.

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Wellesley resident/sex trafficking survivor crowdfunding her Ph.D.

Wellesley mom and Wellesley Centers for Women social scientist Kate Price has turned to crowdfunding to support her pursuit of a Ph.D. in Sociology from UMass Boston, where she plans to continue research on the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children. Price’s unique perspective on the topic comes from her own exploitation in the sex trafficking trade from […]

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Wellesley #6 on Boston Magazine’s public high school rankings

Boston Magazine kicks off the new school year with a data dump about the top public and private high schools in Greater Boston, and Wellesley comes in a #6 among public schools, up from #10 last year. Dover-Sherborn was tops this year. The article includes a sortable chart to show where schools rank in various areas such […]

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Mostly shiny new Wellesley public school year

Wellesley Public School students and staff will greet new and old faces Wednesday as the 2014-2015 school year gets underway, and they’ll also see a whole lot of shiny new facilities. Among them, new roofing at Sprague and Hunnewell elementary schools, and nice new red seats at the Wellesley Middle School auditorium. Can you believe that […]

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Car crashes into The Cottage restaurant in Wellesley

A young driver plowed into the front entrance window of The Cottage restaurant in Linden Square on Sunday. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. The restaurant closed for Sunday night and posted on its Facebook Page/Twitter account late Monday morning that “Unfortunately we are closed due to unforeseen circumstances. We will be keeping everyone up to […]

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A very special edition of WellesleyWeston Magazine

I’ve got a piece about the mobile app developers of Wellesley and Weston (“Incubating the next Instagram”)  in the fall issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine. Thanks so much to creative developers William Agush, Jen Looper and Frederick Lee for agreeing  to be interviewed for the story. And thanks to WellesleyWeston‘s editors for accepting my pitch. The […]

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