Category Archives: Fire

Adopt a Wellesley fire hydrant

As the Department of Public Works (DPW) mobilizes for the first significant winter storm of 2015, the DPW and Wellesley Fire-Rescue Department are asking for your assistance in clearing fire hydrants of snow in your neighborhood. There are over 1,400 hydrants in Wellesley and each one is potentially vital in the event of an emergency. […]

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Wellesley Youth Commission summer programs, fun and free

The Wellesley Youth Commission is currently accepting applications for their 2015 Fire Department, Police Department, and Wellesley Media summer programs.  The programs are free and for Wellesley youth (residents) entering grades 6, 7, and 8 in fall of 2015.  Applicants may choose to apply to any of these summer exploration programs, and the participants will be […]

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Top Wellesley stories of 2014: E. coli, North 40, booze & more

All politics is local: Two locals — Gubernatorial candidate Joe Avellone and Treasurer candidate Mike Heffernan — took a run at statewide offices. Neither won, though a slew of Wellesleyites were called on to advise new Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker as he transitions into office. Locally, Gig Babson ended her nine-year streak on the Board of Selectmen […]

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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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9/11 Memorial Observances in Wellesley

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Wellesley firefighters, paramedics deliver baby on the move

In case you haven’t already seen this story about Wellesley firefighters‘ and paramedics’ latest heroics, they delivered a baby in the back of an ambulance on Wednesday morning after the parents realized they weren’t going to make it to the hospital while driving through Wellesley. The Townsman has the full report here, though we’ll tell […]

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Happy Wellesley home news

While Wellesley residents might differ on some of the new house construction in town, it’s nice to see the new home of the Daniel family going up. Their old house, on the same plot of land in a neighborhood off Weston Road, burned down last summer. They got the go-ahead to rebuild from town officials late last […]

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Wellesley police, firefighters multitask on open house day

Not only did Wellesley police and fire departments open their buildings to the public for open houses on this Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend, but they were out on the streets helping those in need… This was the scene earlier today on Waban St. #WPD and WFD responded. No one was injured — Wellesley Police (@WellesleyPolice) May […]

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