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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. pic.twitter.com/wpRiAf7VyJ — Philip Borenstein (@pborenstein) August 21, 2014

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Pouring it on: Wellesley water warning brings out the comedians

Nothing gets social media users buzzing like a good juicy Wellesley story, such as news of the tap water warning in town due to positive E.coli test at a town reservoir. And while contaminated water is not exactly a laughing matter, the yucks are pouring in for now… *Wellesley mom frantically fills Whole Foods cart w/ […]

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Official Wellesley Boil Water notice due to E. coli finding

Here’s the official notice from Wellesley officials that you’ve all been waiting for…As of 2:20pm Thursday, a reverse 911 call was in the process of being delivered. Word of the problem started swirling on social media around noon.                         Wellesley Police added these gory details: […]

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Race is on: Wellesley Turkey Trot registration open

Registration has opened for the Wellesley Turkey Trot, a slightly renamed edition of the Turkey5 5 mile/5K road race that has been held in town each of the past two Thanksgivings. The Wellesley Turkey Trot is now being supported by the Fund for Wellesley, which means funds raised will benefit Wellesley residents. The Nov. 27 event […]

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Be well at the Wellesley Community Center

The Wellesley Community Center in partnership with the One for Health Foundation and Wellness 101 will present the Wellness 101 Health Challenge at the Community Center on Thursday, July 10, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Their goal is to change the focus of healthcare in America from sickness to wellness by using a holistic approach through […]

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