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Wellesley gets Aaa from tough grader Moody’s

Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Aaa rating to the Town of Wellesley’s (MA) $52 million General Obligation Municipal Purpose Loan of 2015 Bonds and $14 million General Obligation Taxable Municipal Purpose Loan of 2015 Bonds as well as a MIG 1 rating to $4.1 million General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes (dated June 15, 2015 […]

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The Clift Collection to bid Wellesley adieu

The Clift Collection, located at 30 Church St. between Page Waterman Gallery and Terrazza, will close its doors for good once they’ve liquidated their inventory, including the store fixtures. Clift sells clothing and accessories. Looks like Clift Collection shops at the same place as Abigail’s for closing signs…

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Wellesley Square mainstay Abigail’s is closing

Abigail’s Children’s Boutique, which has been at 93 Central St., in Wellesley Square for at least the past 20 years, is shutting down. The store, which sells clothes and gifts for infants to pre-teens, will be be closed Monday through Wednesday this week, then re-open Thursday, April 23 at 10am for a big store-wide retirement sale. Abigail’s […]

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Babson bubbling over with entrepreneurs

We know, we know: Babson is #1 in entrepreneurship, something the school’s marketers are quick to point out. And in recent weeks, the Wellesley school has really been touting its accomplished students and alums. A sampling: *Junior Ava Anderson started the company Ava Anderson Non Toxic back in 2009 to deliver safe personal care products as […]

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Dover Saddlery being acquired by Webster Capital

Dover Saddlery, Wellesley’s top source for equestrian products, has announced that it will be acquired by Webster Capital for $8.50 per share, taking the publicly owned company private. The company was founded in Wellesley in 1975 by brothers Jim and David Powers, who were top-ranked English riding champions on the U.S. Equestrian team. Jim Powers […]

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Downtown Boston Roche Bros.: Just in case Wellesley store aisles get too busy

Wellesley-based Roche Bros., is cranking up the hype over its new downtown crossing Boston store, which opens April 29 at the restored Burnham Building, including in space formerly occupied by Filene’s Basement. A ribbon-cutting ceremony that morning will be followed by a day of outdoor food sampling and a country band performance during the early […]

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What’s next, the Swellesley Report Cafe?

Boston’s buzzing over the new Townsman restaurant, er, brasserie, on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, though of course Wellesley-ites wonder if there might be a local angle to this new eatery whose name is the same as our grand old town newspaper. And indeed, there is a local angle to Townsman, whose owners previously ran the […]

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Pastry section now open at Tutto Italiano in Wellesley Square

Tutto Italiano in Wellesley Square isn’t standing pat. Last year they started selling wine. Now they’ve opened a pastry section at the front of the store, as we previewed earlier this year.

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