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Female playwrights’ works headed to Wellesley stage in September

The ninth annual Our Voices Festival will take place on Sept. 12 at Wellesley College, giving female poets and playwrights from the Boston area a chance to brainstorm and swap advice during the day, and then present staged readings at night for the public’s enjoyment. The evening event is free and starts at 7pm at […]

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Two lists Wellesley is glad not to be on

We like to celebrate wildly when Wellesley cracks silly media listicles for best this or that, but here are two lists we’re just as happy not to have the town or its schools listed on: *100 Massachusetts communities having the most Ashley Madison users (that is, users of the affairs website that was hacked recently). […]

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Wellesley trees quaking in their roots as fence, caution tape go up

You know when the fencing and caution tape go up, things are about to get noisy. This photo is of the Rollins Lot that Wellesley College sold for $3.5M in October to Northland Residential, which plans to plunk down 5 houses on the 1.7 acres that sits between Cottage Street and Leighton Road. For those of you thinking […]

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5 Questions for Wellesley’s new Performing Arts Director

We posted earlier this month that Wellesley Public Schools have brought on a new Performing Arts Director named Sabrina Quintana, who has been director of music education and a performing arts center in a big Texas school district in recent years. But we hadn’t had a chance to communicate directly with her at that point, […]

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Student shrinks Wellesley High onto the iPhone

Wellesley High rising senior Matthew Preston has launched a smartphone app on behalf of The Bradford school newspaper that’s designed to keep students, faculty and parents in the loop. Well, those with iPhones anyway. The free app’s features include school scheduling info, links to old and current Bradford stories, polls and more. Preston wrote the app using […]

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West Nile virus-positive mosquito identified in Wellesley

This just in from the Wellesley Health Department: On Thursday, August 20, 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that a mosquito in Wellesley had tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV infected mosquitoes have been found in neighboring communities and throughout Greater Boston. Thus the risk of WNV in this area […]

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Newsweek continues to ignore Wellesley High’s charms

Once again, it appears that Wellesley High has been snubbed in the Newsweek rankings of public high schools based on the school’s ability to crank out college-ready grads who have taken Advanced Placement courses, slayed the SAT/ACT, and jumped through other academic hoops. (19 other Massachusetts schools are listed including Weston, Medfield, Newton North, and Natick). […]

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World of Wellesley to sponsor Diversity Summit

  Also of interest… Conversation about race draws truly diverse crowd at Wellesley Community Center

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