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Top Wellesley stories of 2014: E. coli, North 40, booze & more

All politics is local: Two locals — Gubernatorial candidate Joe Avellone and Treasurer candidate Mike Heffernan — took a run at statewide offices. Neither won, though a slew of Wellesleyites were called on to advise new Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker as he transitions into office. Locally, Gig Babson ended her nine-year streak on the Board of Selectmen […]

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Wellesley money management firm whacked with $35M SEC fine

F-Squared Investments, a money adviser located on William Street in Wellesley, has been hit with a $35 million fine by the Securities & Exchange Commission for making false performance claims for years about its main offering and has been forced to fess up to the wrongdoing. The company’s co-founder and ex-CEO has been charged separately […]

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Wellesley businesses that came and went in 2014

The Wellesley retail landscape underwent significant changes in 2014, highlighted by the opening of two restaurants and the closing of a longtime ice cream shop. Bocado Tapas & Wine Bar opened this fall on Church Street where Paper Source formerly lived, and Sweet Basil sister restaurant Juniper replaced Milestone in Wellesley Square at the midway point of the […]

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Tis’ the season in Wellesley to blame Verizon

                        Verizon is having a rough go of it of late in Wellesley, with the latest example being in evidence at the downtown post office. Not only are Wellesley Square post office patrons dealing with the usual long lines of the holiday season, but […]

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Wellesley artist crafts challenging games

In a recent effort to seek out local shopping angles, we found out about Wellesley resident, artist, and inventor David Copplestone, whose company markets executive toys, games, and decorative accessories under the name Copplestone Designs. Copplestone’s products are designed to have a sculptural look of a work of art while challenging the game player to, […]

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Clock ticking on scholarship opportunity for business-minded students

UPDATE: The scholarship deadline has been extended to Jan. 1, 2015. A Wellesley resident and nominator for the National Federation of Independent Business’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation scholarship program has given us a heads up that the deadline for high school seniors to apply for the 2015 scholarship is Dec. 18. The scholarships are for students […]

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Here’s that Oscar-worthy lottery ad filmed in Wellesley Square

For those of you who were inconvenienced or just plain puzzled by the Connecticut Lottery film crew that was doing its thing in Wellesley Square one night/morning in September, temporarily turning the center of town into a holiday wonderland, the moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived. Yes, the glorious 30-second ad spot created back then is […]

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Martial arts studio comes to Wellesley’s Linden Street

It’s time to put down your meat cleaver and start using your hands to defend yourselves. A martial arts studio is moving into 277 Linden St., in Wellesley, the former location of butcher John Dewar, which closed at the start of 2014. (Salon One is also expanding into part of the former Dewar property, according to the property […]

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