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Wellesley boutique makes Best of Boston cut

Boston magazine’s annual Best of Boston issue hits news stands this week, and Wellesley’s Clementine took home honors as  best women’s boutique in the western ‘burbs. Clementine also made the list last year for best women’s clothing in the western suburbs. All of the winners from Boston’s August issue can be found here. (Pet peeve: […]

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And you thought our Wellesley was pricey

The U.K. Independent reports that the Crystal Bar at the Wellesley Hotel in London charged a businessman $127 for 3 bottles of sparkling water.  A minimum charge at the bar upped the cost, as did a hefty service charge that would make Ticketmaster blush. Avoid @wellesleylondon – £75 for 3 San Pellegrino in their garden. […]

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Money magazine ranks Babson #1 college for your money in America

Babson College in Wellesley gives you the most bang for your buck out of 1,500 four-year colleges examined by Money magazine in its new ranking of the nation’s top schools. The ranking takes into consideration 17 factors such as education quality, alumni earnings and affordability. Babson’s focus on business/entrepreneurship helped its ranking significantly. Money says […]

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Wellesley summer makeover

It’s good to be in the construction field this summer in Wellesley. The town’s makeover includes the new maintenance and other facilities at Wellesley Country Club, a sports complex rehab at Wellesley College, sprucing up of downtown buildings,  church work, Wellesley Middle School fixer-upper, a new dorm at Babson, Hunnewell Elementary School tidying up, Belclare […]

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Stylish new Wellesley running apparel e-tailer Tracksmith touts shorty shorts & more

While  runners like myself prefer to embarrass our families and friends by donning the most stained and raggedy mismatched clothes possible when hitting the streets or track, new Wellesley “premium performance apparel” e-tailer Tracksmith is targeting a wholly different clientele with its stylish throwback shirts and shorts (including these skimpy ones that go for $60). […]

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Summer no time to snooze for Babson entrepreneurs

A program to help undergraduate and graduate students from Babson College launch businesses gives them professional and semi-private workspaces where they can share ideas among themselves as well as with faculty and established entrepreneurs. In return, the student businesses are encouraged to contribute a chunk of their equity position to Babson. Here’s a quick look at […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts prices rise — not just in Wellesley though

Dunkin’ Donuts has raised prices a bit, as this sign from its Linden Street store in Wellesley informs patrons. And lest you think this is just another example of the Wellesley tax, it’s not. It’s a broader issue for Dunkin’, Starbucks, McDonald’s and other coffee retailers, which are feeling the effects of a coffee bean […]

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Pouring it on: Drizly to bring booze to Wellesley doorsteps

Wellesley has suddenly become awash in alcoholic beverage options. Not only are retailers like Fells Market and Roche Bros., gaining permission to sell beer and wine, and new restaurants like Juniper opening with bars, but now mobile app maker Drizly has begun making available the delivery of beer, wine and liquor to people in Wellesley (and […]

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Juniper restaurant to open Wednesday in Wellesley

Juniper, the new Wellesley restaurant from Sweet Basil owner Dave Becker, is slated to open for dinner only beginning this Wednesday, July 9. The restaurant, at 13 Central St., will serve dinner six nights a week, skipping Mondays. The 110-seat restaurant, which has a bar and patio, will serve Eastern Mediterranean fare.  So it will provide […]

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Retired NFL players: Really big men on Babson campus this week

If you see extremely giant dudes wandering around Wellesley this week, it could be some of the ex-NFL players who are taking part in a program called “Basic Training — It’s My Business” at Babson College. The program is being run in conjunction with The Trust, an organization backed by the NFL Players Association to […]

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