Category Archives: Police

Wellesley doctor identified as hospital shooting victim, local reports say

Wellesley doctor Michael J. Davidson died late Tuesday, the victim of a shooting earlier in the day at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he worked. Davidson, 44, is survived by 3 children and his wife, who is pregnant, according to local news reports.  The Yale-educated doctor was director of endovascular cardiac surgery at the hospital and an assistant […]

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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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Ex-Celtic Dee Brown reflects on ugly Wellesley “mistaken identity” incident from 25 years ago

The Boston Globe recently spoke with Dee Brown, the former Boston Celtics player who was in town on New Year’s Eve as a member of the Sacramento Kings coaching staff, and naturally his infamous Wellesley incident came up. If you don’t recall, Brown and his fiancee were stopped by a handful of Wellesley police officers with guns […]

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Strange school bus episode in Wellesley

A dispute Monday afternoon on a late bus serving Wellesley Middle School and High School students sparked a call to the police and a little noise on social media, but the School Department says the matter was sorted out without anyone’s safety being compromised. The school system issued a note to parents of students who take […]

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Wellesley Chief argues in favor of police body cameras

The Boston Globe is running an interesting pro/con package this weekend in which Wellesley Police Chief Terrence Cunningham and Newton Police Officer Richard Clements debate the use of body cameras by police officers. Cunningham is in favor, arguing in part that it will give the police a fair shake in a world where many police […]

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Wellesley College students hold peaceful protests over justice inequality

Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly writes that she welcomed a peaceful protest of students in her office Tuesday related to recent national events involving the killing of unarmed citizens. The events of the last two weeks from Ferguson to Staten Island have once again raised serious questions about whether the same justice exists for everyone in our […]

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Defending Wellesley: What the DoD has doled out to local police

UPDATED: 12/16/14 with comments and information from the Wellesley Police Department Muckrock, a news site that specializes in requesting and revealing government documents, has published a big list of surplus weapons, vehicles and less glamorous office equipment distributed by the Pentagon to local police and other government departments. The 20+ year-old government giveaway (recipients may need […]

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Veterans Day observed in Wellesley

#WPD: Thank you Veterans. — Wellesley Police (@WellesleyPolice) November 11, 2014

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