Author Archives: Deborah Brown

Eric Barry Photography settles down in Wellesley Square

Photographer Eric Barry is used to capturing perfect images of peoples’ children, families, and wedding days, but finding the perfect studio in Wellesley has proved elusive. A long-time fixture in town, he started out at 402 Washington St., then moved temporarily into the former Follain spot at 50 Central St. (which was Twig before that). Finally, he’s […]

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Wellesley pizza place under renovation

I was shopping over by Nick’s Pizza House at 263 Washington St. and saw that it was closed for remodeling, according to a sign in the window. The sign at the long-time pizza joint, located near Marathon Sports and Your French Gift, didn’t give a hint about when it might reopen. If it’s typically Nick’s […]

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Papers & Presents leaving longtime Wellesley Square space

Longtime Wellesley Square stationery store Papers & Presents is moving out of its 87 Central St., location on June 27, though says its virtual doors (i.e., online) will remain open. The store, which is actually doing business cards for us as we write this, is now having a blowout sale. Papers & Presents has been […]

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Wellesley homes, up and down

Here’s a before and after look at some homes that have been razed and have risen in the past couple of years. Generally speaking, homes in town that are priced under $500,000 — and there are precious few of them — are likely to be torn down and replaced with new homes that offer all […]

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Wellesley announces interim principal for Fiske School

Wellesley Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David Lussier has announced in a memo that a new Interim Principal for Fiske School has been selected: I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Rachel McGregor as the Interim Principal of the Fiske Elementary School for SY2015-2016. Ms. McGregor currently serves as the Department Head of Elementary […]

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I think that I shall never see, a blog post as lovely as a tree

Wellesley is standing tall after being presented with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA award. The town has racked up 32 of the awards, presented annually to Massachusetts communities that demonstrate high standards in urban and community forestry programs. There are some mighty fine trees around town. A few of our favorites are: 1) Red Oak […]

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Wellesley Middle School class of 2015: the video

The Wellesley Middle School class of 2015 graduated today. Here’s a video of the students, who don’t exactly look heartbroken to leave their middle school years behind, getting “clapped out” of their Kingsbury St. school. Congratulations, kids. You’re now known as the WHS class of 2019 .

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Wellesley Square’s J. Todd Gallery changing owners

Back in  2013, we reported that Bob and Phyllis Totaro, owners of J. Todd Galleries in Wellesley Square and Chatham, were looking to sell off their decades-old business to someone who could keep it thriving and enable them to transition into a “gradual, eventual retirement.” Looks like that time has come with their announcement that […]

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