Category Archives: health

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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Alleged crack ring member gave anti-drug lessons at Wellesley High

The news of a suspect named Cheniel Garcia (a.k.a. Young Biggs, his rap persona) being arrested earlier this month in a major crack cocaine distribution operation might have a familiar ring to some Wellesley High School students and grads. As one student tells us, Garcia had visited the school more than once for a Framingham-based anti-drug […]

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Idle away an hour at Wellesley movie night

Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 pm Whole Foods Market’s Community Room Does the irritating exhaust from idling cars drive you crazy? Idling has a serious impact on our health—and it has legal and financial consequences too. Come watch “IDLE THREAT: Man on Emission,” the story of one man in New York City who has decided to […]

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Wellesley Middle School students run strong in Mini Marathon

More than one thousand Wellesley Middle School students took to the streets Monday for the ninth annual Mini Marathon.  Under cloudless skies, runners navigated a nearly 2-mile course that wound through neighborhoods around the school and on to the Sprague playing fields. More students than ever competed in this year’s race, which is organized by […]

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Wellesley community garden going to pot?

Wellesley community gardeners have been shocked to discover that their 52 long-tended garden plots have morphed into what appears to have the makings of a giant marijuana farm.  The sun and heat-loving plants haven’t been put into the soil yet due to ongoing fears of frost, but the intention couldn’t be clearer. “The whole area was […]

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Cancer research fundraiser to back Wellesley Youth Hockey coach’s bid to be Man of the Year

Wellesley Youth Hockey coach Joe Oliveri is running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year title on behalf of his co-coach/partner Katelyn Kurth’s brother Tom, who has fought Hodgkin’s Lymphoma over the past year. Tom was diagnosed unexpectedly last year with stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and spent most of last summer in […]

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Save the date: Sports-related concussion talk at Wellesley Middle School on April 2

Wellesley United Soccer Club presents a presentation on sports-related concussions by Dr. William Meehan, director of the Micheli Center and Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital. The talk will take place on April 2 at 7:00pm at the Wellesley Middle School Auditorium. Parents and coaches involved in all youth and high school sports are welcome. Sports-related head […]

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Wellesley’s Hope Tree Blooms Again

It’s every parent’s nightmare, their child’s promising young life cut short, dreams of the future abruptly ended, a nightmare of loss left in their place.  In 2006, the Fuss family’s 17-year old son, Tommy, a Wellesley resident and Belmont Hill School student, died by suicide, leaving his family grappling with more questions than answers about […]

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Wellesley Farmers’ Market not sprouting this spring

We heard whispers yesterday that the farmers’ market, located in the Whole Foods parking lot May – October for the past two years, would not return for 2014. The Wellesley Farmers’ Market celebrated its grand opening in May of 2012 thanks to a collaboration involving organizations such as Sustainable Wellesley, Whole Foods and Mass Hort, and featured local vendors […]

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Massachusetts Attorney General goes after Wellesley-based dental provider

From Massachusetts Attorney General’s office: A Wellesley-based dental provider has been sued for allegedly overbilling the state’s Medicaid program (MassHealth) for more than $1.1 million of house calls to patients in multiple nursing homes, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. The complaint against HealthDrive Corporation, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, alleges that since July 2010, […]

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