Category Archives: Health

West Nile virus-positive mosquito identified in Wellesley

This just in from the Wellesley Health Department: On Thursday, August 20, 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that a mosquito in Wellesley had tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV infected mosquitoes have been found in neighboring communities and throughout Greater Boston. Thus the risk of WNV in this area […]

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Wellesley Turkey Trot registration is open

The heat of August may be upon us, but that hasn’t stopped the planners in town among us from looking ahead to fall. Registration has opened for what has become the traditional Wellesley Turkey Trot, slated for Thanksgiving morning and this year being supported by Bank of America. The Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation says the following […]

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Wellesley Trails walk on June 6: Charles River Path and Cochituate Aqueduct

Join the Wellesley Trails Committee on National Trails Day for its final guided walk of the Spring series, Saturday June 6, 9am – 10am. Enjoy scenic views along the river on the Charles River Path. Walk along the brick Waterway, the remnants of proposed development in the 1890’s at Indian Springs Park. Follow the Crosstown […]

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Wellesley Public Schools alert community about chicken pox case

Dear WMS Parents: I am writing to give you information regarding a medical issue at the Middle School.  Today, we learned that we have a student who has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of chicken pox.  Even though chicken pox has become a rare occurrence because of the strong immunization program required by the […]

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Learn how not to let ticks get under your skin

Wellesley Health Department, Wellesley Conservation Council and Wellesley Trails Committee Present: TICK‐TOCK…IT’S A TICK TALK Presenter Richard J. Pollack, Ph.D. is a public health zoologist serving Harvard University, the MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources, and IdentifyUS LLC. Highlights of the program include:  Reviewing the fascinating biology of ticks and other creatures that find us […]

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Wellesley Health Dept. says take care of the skin you’re in

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Dog owners warned not to feed the rats at Wellesley park

A sign (or signs) has popped up at Centennial Park in Wellesley warning dog owners to clean up after their pooches — or else risk attracting rats who apparently have pretty exotic palates.  We’re not sure where the sign came from: Not the town’s animal control officer and not the DPW. Though it sounds like […]

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Wellesley to celebrate Sustainable Living

Also of interest… Sustainable Wellesley is greener than thou  

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