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Wellesley School Superintendent David Lussier joins Twitter

Wellesley School Superintendent David Lussier has kicked off his third year on the job by getting a little more social: He’s now on Twitter. Lussier’s handle is @WellesleySupt, and it is there where you can find the school chief sharing tidbits about teaching, the North 40 and more (well, he’s only tweeted 4 times so far). He […]

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Wellesley North 40 Open Garden event, trails walk draw big crowds

About 100 people attended Saturday morning’s Open Garden event at the Weston Road Community Gardens  in the North 40 area that Wellesley College is looking to sell in order to fund big renovations on its campus. Gardener and organizer Michael Tobin says proceeds from a lemonade stand and donated vegetables from gardeners were given to the Save […]

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Wellesley community gardeners: No need to start moving perennials now

Wellesley College has alerted Weston Road Community Gardeners, whose plots are at risk of being plowed over depending on who the school sells off its North 4o property to, that they have a reprieve through at least the 2015 growing season. The letter sent by the college can be seen at the North 40 Wellesley […]

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Open garden tour to piggyback on North 40 trail walk

Weston Road community gardeners plan to host an open garden tour on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9-11am, complementing the North 40 guided trail walk organized by the Wellesley Trails Committee from 9-10am that day. The walk begins and ends at the Morses Pond entrance at Turner Road, and makes a stop at the community gardens. The […]

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Wellesley again #3 on Most Educated Places in America list

A personal finance website called Nerdwallet has confirmed what we in Wellesley all know: we’re a bunch of smartypants. Wellesley ranks #3 for the second year in a row on Nerdwallet list, which is calculated based on factors including: Percentage of population with at least a high school diploma or associate’s degree; Percentage of population with at […]

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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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Name that Wellesley High School house

Wellesley High School, which under new principal Jamie Chisum is reorganizing into a  house system to better align administrators with students, is reaching out to the school community to name its houses. The school has relied on the Wellesley Historical Society‘s resources and the contributions of Wellesley History blogger Joshua Dorin to come up with […]

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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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Ex-Wellesley school official at center of Newton plagiarism controversy

Newton Public Schools Superintendent David Fleishman, who has been fined one week of pay after sort of acknowledging that he didn’t credit Gov. Deval Patrick for contents of two graduation speeches delivered last month, used to be a Wellesley Public Schools administrator. The Lion’s Roar, Newton South’s student newspaper, broke the story after a reporter […]

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Non-stop North 40 action in Wellesley

UPDATE: (July 23, 2014) The Save the North 40 outfit has begun really campaigning, offering up flyers and lawn signs. The North 40 property that Wellesley College is looking to sell has suddenly become the hottest spot in town. While community gardeners and regular visitors to the North 40 continue to do their thing, the area […]

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