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Wellesley Steering Committee unanimously recommends town purchase North 40

The North 40 Steering Committee recommends that the Wellesley Board of Selectmen buy the Wellesley College property along Weston Road and Rte. 135 for municipal purposes: “The Committee has three core findings in making this recommendation: the site for over 130 years has been utilized as a Town asset and failure to acquire the site […]

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Wellesley High grad defends her former basketball coach on college website

Caroline Harrington, who played basketball and lacrosse while at Wellesley High School and is now attending Hamilton College, has penned an essay for a college website called Change-Magazine headlined: “Defending A Bully: Why My Coach Was Fired Unfairly & Why We Need to Be Careful with the Word ‘Bully’” The piece refers to 18-year Wellesley High School basketball coach […]

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Babson alums ranked least dateable by matchmaking service

                  Babson College in Wellesley regularly racks up awards for being among the best schools with entrepreneurship programs, and earlier this year, for being a great value school. But Babson’s latest #1 ranking is of a more dubious nature: least dateable alumni. The Dating Ring, a Facebook-attached online […]

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Wellesley High addresses racial incident that took place in town

Wellesley High School on Tuesday extended its morning advisory period with students to discuss a racial incident that took place last Wednesday in town. Two female students had a racial epithet shouted at them from across the street by a homeless, non-Wellesley resident while heading to breakfast, and reported the incident to a teacher upon […]

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Cocek! Brass Band at Babson one night only

BabsonARTS presents Cocek! Brass Band in a special one night only concert merging old and new Balkan brass music on October 8 (8 – 10pm) at Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. Tickets are $15 and $5 for students. For more information visit babsonarts.org or http://www.eventbrite.com/o/babsonarts-6049903943 Cocek! Brass Band is the brainchild of trumpet player Sam Dechenne.  The band performs original music […]

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Brooke Adams, Tony Shalhoub performing in Beckett’s “Happy Days” at Babson

Husband and wife Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams, a pair of accomplished movie/TV/stage actors, will perform next month at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s rendition of Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days” at Babson College’s Sorenson Center for the Arts. Performances take place Nov. 18-23, with ticket prices ranging from $30-$80 (some discounts available). You might recognize Shalhoub from […]

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Babson 5K road race on Oct. 18 to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Babson College will be hosting its 12th annual Cruickshank Race for Shelter 5K on Saturday October 18th at 10am. The proceeds benefit the local Habitat for Humanity. You can participate by running the race by yourself or with a  group of friends. More than 200 people took part last year. If interested, please register here: $20 for […]

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Throwback Wellesley athlete photos anyone?

Wellesley firefighter and Nobles & Greenough lacrosse coach Dan Warren tweeted out a throwback photo of the 1992 Wellesley High School lacrosse team featuring none other than @Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter. Warren and Stone were teammates back then. Wonder if other such throwback photos of Wellesley athletes who have gone onto various levels of celebrity […]

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Wellesley School Committee pretty much gives Superintendent Lussier an “A”

The Wellesley School Committee has posted a largely glowing evaluation of how Wellesley Public School Superintendent David Lussier fared in his second year on the job. Overall, he earned a rating as being “Proficient,” leaving room for improvement to “Exemplary.” The committee rated Lussier especially high on bringing a professional culture to the district and is […]

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Running for good causes in Wellesley

Babson College and MassBay Community College in Wellesley have each held 5K road races this month, both raising money for worthy causes. Two weeks ago, Babson hosted the Babson Runs for Rett race, which traversed the Babson and Olin campuses, with a good steep run up Wellesley Avenue at the finish. The race, held during […]

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