Author Archives: Deborah Brown

Wellesley water warning: In pictures

The Wellesley Water Warning issued Thursday by public officials following a positive E. coli test has shoppers scooping up water and local stores hustling to supply more. @swellesley Here’s another one from Starbucks on Central St. — Philip Borenstein (@pborenstein) August 21, 2014

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Review: Juniper restaurant a special new Wellesley Square dining spot

We recently tried out Juniper, the Wellesley Square restaurant that has opened in the former Milestone location, to see what the newest eatery in town had to offer.  We figured an early evening Friday dinner in August would allow us to avoid the hassle of a typical weekend crowd and the possible wait time that […]

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Be well at the Wellesley Community Center

The Wellesley Community Center in partnership with the One for Health Foundation and Wellness 101 will present the Wellness 101 Health Challenge at the Community Center on Thursday, July 10, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Their goal is to change the focus of healthcare in America from sickness to wellness by using a holistic approach through […]

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New England Aquarium critters to visit Linden Square

The New England Aquarium Traveling Tidepool will come to Linden Square Courtyard on Saturday, July 12, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Lobsters, hermit crabs and other tidal creatures will be on hand for kids to handle or just observe.  Spongeboy and his mermaid friend will be on hand, too.  The event is free and includes […]

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Wellesley teardowns spur move toward Neighborhood Conservation District

For some people, other towns simply won’t do.  Wellesley’s bustling town center, excellent schools, and informative blog make the town a must-have for newcomers seeking their dream home and growing families who don’t want to leave.  And lots of these folks demand new construction.  In a built-out community such as Wellesley, however, there’s typically only […]

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Wellesley dog missing

Keep your eyes open for Samantha, a ten-month old female hound mix missing since June 26.  She is a shy pup, so if you see her do not give chase. Pet recovery service Granite Dog Recovery points out that no one can outrun a dog, and that two essentials for the successful recovery of a […]

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Traffic warning: Wellesley’s Linden St. to be paved Friday

If your regular driving route takes you on Linden St. between Everett St. and Weston Rd., mentally rehearse your alternatives for tomorrow.  That part of Linden St., which is busy even on a quiet June day in emptied-out-for-the-summer Wellesley,  is scheduled to be paved on Thursday, June 26th weather permitting (alternate rain date: Friday, 27th). The hours of […]

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Wellesley’s Avellone falls short at Democratic convention

Joe Avellone, the Wellesley Democrat running for governor of Massachusetts, failed to get enough of the vote at this past weekend’s convention to make the September primary ballot. Current treasurer Steven Grossman topped the field of five candidates with 35.2% of the vote, followed by Martha Coakley (23.3%), Donald Berwick (22.1%), Juliette Kayyem (12.1%) and […]

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Wellesley’s Station Oak receives some TLC

You can’t go by the Wellesley Square post office without noticing the 150 year-old Black Oak tree that provides shade and a sense of permanence to an area where mail never stays in one place and people come and go on the commuter rail. But this 70-feet tall tree with multiple lower branches that extend […]

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Wellesley dump find of the week

  Every Wellesley resident knows about the Recycling and Disposal Facility’s Give and Take area.  If there’s a house in town that doesn’t have something somewhere in it from that every day, free yard sale, then that’s the house where most of that stuff comes from in the first place. What is a better-kept secret […]

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