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Happy Halloween, from Wellesley College Whitin Observatory

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Happy Halloween Wellesley

The Wellesley High School junior varsity girls’ soccer team got into the Halloween spirit this week for its match. RELATED: Last-minute Wellesley-themed costumes for Halloween 2014

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Firefighters extinguish Wellesley College Science Center fire

A transformer fire at the Wellesley College Science Center on Thursday afternoon spurred the Wellesley Fire Department into action, with mutual aid provided by the Newton Fire Department. The fire was was snuffed out quickly using dry chemical extinguishers, according to Wellesley Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Peterson.  The building was ventilated of smoke and was closed […]

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Kids get into Wellesley Town Meeting act this week, too

It wasn’t just Wellesley’s grown-ups taking part in Town Meeting this week, deciding on things such as funding for school renovations, North 40 landfill testing and the purchase of 900 Worcester St. /St. James the Great property. (Relive the thrills and spills via Wellesley Media’s coverage here and here.) 6th graders participated in the 2nd annual […]

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Wellesley High’s “The Drowsy Chaperone” nears

Wellesley High is making a big push this week to sell tickets for its fall play, a musical called The Drowsy Chaperone. The Tony Award winner, which first hit Broadway in 2006,  tells the story of  a theater fan whose favorite 1920’s musical comes to life in his apartment while he plays the original Broadway cast […]

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You’ll be POed at yourself if you miss “Urinetown” at Babson

The Empty Space Theatre presents “Urinetown” at Babson College’s Carling-Sorenson Theater on Oct. 30-Nov 1 at 8pm in Wellesley. The summary: “Imagine a dystopian world where water is so scarce the population has to ‘pay to pee.’ Join TEST for this comedic romp with its outrageous perspective and wickedly modern wit, an irreverent satire that has […]

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Wellesley High Coach Magpiong explains crossover from boys to girls hoop

Earlier this week, Wellesley High School announced that Glen Magpiong, the boys’ varsity basketball coach since 2010, would be switching over to coach the girls’ team instead. We caught up with the coach — who is no stranger to coaching girls in basketball — via email to find out why he’s making the move now: Why […]

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Peter Pan flies into Wellesley this week

Wellesley Upstage presents: Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up A Play by J.M. Barrie Directed by Carrington OBrion ’15 October 23- 26 Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Wellesley College Evening: Thursday, Friday, Saturday @7pm Matinee: Saturday, Sunday @2pm Free for Wellesley, MIT, Babson and Olin students with ID; $5 general admission Email […]

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Wellesley High’s David McCullough writes about a special guy: His Dad

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr., is at it again. Harkening back to sentiments expressed in his You’re Not Special commencement speech and follow-on “You Are Not Special…” book, he writes an opinion piece in the Boston Globe today about his dad, David McCullough, Sr., the noted historian and author who has just finished his 10th […]

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Wellesley High switches Magpiong from boys to girls’ hoop coach

Glenn Magpiong, the Wellesley High School boys basketball coach since 2004, this season will take on a new challenge at the school: He’s been named varsity coach for the girls’ basketball team. Magpiong will not be doing double-duty, however. The school will name a new boys’ coach, but just hasn’t done so yet. Magpiong, who has been […]

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