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Thrills & Chills: Wellesley High Winter Choral Concert Thursday night

The annual Wellesley High School Winter Choral Concert on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7pm will feature 240 student singers in a variety of ensembles, accompanied by pianist Chad Weirick and members of the Honors Chamber Orchestra. The concert, featuring Wellesley High’s Keynote and Rice Street Singers, Song Sisters, Brooks Brothers, and Concert Choir, will pay tribute to […]

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Friends of North 40 set teach-in, demonstration for Saturday

The Friends of the North 40, a group urging Wellesley College not to sell its Weston Road/Rte. 135 property to developers, is inviting the public to join a teach-in/demonstration on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1pm. The event will take place at the corner of Central Street and Weston Road, on the Fire House sidewalk and lawn, across […]

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Wellesley voters approve spending to fix elementary schools, middle school

Just 11% of registered Wellesley voters turned out Tuesday for the Special Town Election to consider debt exclusion questions to fund capital projects for Fiske and Schofield elementary schools, and to replace Wellesley Middle School windows that have been around since the 1950s. But of those that did, the overwhelming majority voted in favor of […]

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Wellesley College students hold peaceful protests over justice inequality

Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly writes that she welcomed a peaceful protest of students in her office Tuesday related to recent national events involving the killing of unarmed citizens. The events of the last two weeks from Ferguson to Staten Island have once again raised serious questions about whether the same justice exists for everyone in our […]

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Wellesley North 40 bidding enters homestretch

Wellesley College has narrowed down to 5 the number of bidders in contention for its North 40 property and the town remains in the running for it. The College held what one attendee referred to as a “hastily called meeting,” according to the North 40 Wellesley Project blog. The College has published the presentation from that […]

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Kids take back August: 2015-2016 Wellesley Public School year to open in September

For all of you who were thrown for a loop when Wellesley Public Schools started in August this year, you’ll be glad to know that kids won’t start the 2015-2016 school year until Sept. 2. School will end on June 24 if there are 5 snow days. Yes, planners, the official 2015-2016 WPS calendar has been released. In other […]

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Wellesley High football falls to Needham on Thanksgiving Day, but both get Sports Illustrated’s attention

Sports Illustrated covered the annual Wellesley High School vs Needham High School football game on Thanksgiving Day, giving the rivalry between our “affluent towns” some well-deserved national coverage (and including some great photos). Alas, the Raiders made too many errors, and dropped the game 27-13. The Raiders had won 6 straight this year going into […]

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Wellesley High quiz kids qualify for TV show’s Final 16

A team of 6 Wellesley High School students has cracked the final 16 for season 6 of WGBH’s High School Quiz Show. That means the teens, who beat out dozens of other teams, will be competing in the bracketed single-elimination tourney on TV in the new year. This is the second year in a row […]

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