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Death with Dignity film/discussion in Wellesley on Oct. 2

Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley (309 Washington St., Wellesley, Mass.) is hosting a showing of the 2009 Oscar-nominated short documentary The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner as well as a discussion of the Death with Dignity debate. In 1994, a year after serving two terms as one of Washington State’s most popular governors, Gardner […]

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Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk participants trek through Wellesley

Thousands of Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walkers passed through Wellesley today on their dual mission to make it to Copley Square and to help fight cancer while they were at it.  The over 8,500 participants walked one of four routes, as distant as the entire 26.2 mile Boston Marathon route, from Hopkinton center to Copley […]

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital HopeWalks fundraiser to help cancer patients

The Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation is gearing up for its fifth annual HopeWalks event to be held on Sunday, September 28. HopeWalks is a 3.5 mile neighborhood walk to benefit cancer patients and their families by supporting the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center. These life-enhancing services for cancer patients optimize healing […]

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Teens team with Rotary Club of Wellesley on emotional wellness

From Rotary Club of Wellesley: The Rotary Club of Wellesley has announced its Peer Leadership and Emotional Wellness project, partnering with the Rotary Club of San Juan in Puerto Rico. “The objectives of the program are to enhance emotional health and wellness in the youth population of greater San Juan and Wellesley,” according to Robert Anthony, […]

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Newton-Wellesley Hospital using old cars to get guys in for health screenings

From Newton-Wellesley Hospital: According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), women are 100% more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men. In fact, men are less likely than women to visit the doctor until they’re experiencing the symptoms of a serious ailment. Newton-Wellesley Hospital is hosting its first […]

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Socking it to the Wellesley water warning

Socks were used to remind occupants at one Wellesley home not to drink from the faucet or use ice cubes from the fridge ice maker. The town used duct tape and yellow warning tape to ward off would-be water fountain users. The town’s water boil order was lifted on Saturday afternoon, following the warning issued […]

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Wellesley boil water order lifted: Glug, glug, glug

Wellesley early on Saturday afternoon lifted the boil water order that went into effect on Thursday afternoon after town officials received notice of a positive E. coli test near Peirce Hill Reservoir on Thursday morning. The town on Saturday wrote in its notice (shown in its entirety below) to residents that “investigation of the source […]

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Duct tape to the rescue in Wellesley water crisis!

The town has duct tapped water fountains at playing fields and turned the water off as well to prevent people from unknowingly drinking potentially contaminated water from the public supply. Wellesley DPW director Mike Pakstis says there are 16 such fountains in town and that they were all manually shut off. RELATED: Wellesley Water FAQ Wellesley […]

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Wellesley Water Warning FAQ

Wellesley Police Chief Terry Cunningham, Town Executive Director Hans Larsen, Director of Public Health Lenny Izzo and the DPW’s Mike Pakstis gave us a call to answer some of the questions Swellesley readers have been asking today about the water warning that followed discovery of a positive E. coli test at a town reservoir. I’ve […]

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Wellesley water warning: In pictures

The Wellesley Water Warning issued Thursday by public officials following a positive E. coli test has shoppers scooping up water and local stores hustling to supply more. @swellesley Here’s another one from Starbucks on Central St. — Philip Borenstein (@pborenstein) August 21, 2014

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