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Bomb threats clear out Wellesley, other MassBay campuses

MassBay Community College canceled classes on Tuesday and evacuated campuses in Wellesley, Framingham and Ashland after written bomb threats were found in a bathroom on the Wellesley campus and another on the Framingham campus. No evidence of actual bombs was discovered by safety personnel, and all college classes and activities will resume as scheduled for […]

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Wellesley burglary scare

A Wellesley family whose home was intruded upon mid-afternoon earlier this week by a stranger  posing as a furniture mover is spreading the word regarding the incident, which they said police suspect was a burglary  attempt. A man appearing to be in his 40s walked through an open garage into into the kitchen, whereupon he […]

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Wellesley Police: 10 unlocked vehicles broken into overnight

From Wellesley Police Department: Ten unlocked vehicles were broken into either in the late evening hours of September 14 or the early morning hours of September 15.  Streets that have been reported where the break ins took place include Wellesley Ave, Swarthmore Road, Southgate, and Wilson.   Small items, change, money, and electronic devices were […]

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Wellesley DUI doctor somehow avoids jail after crazy car crash

The Wellesley resident and former Newton-Wellesley Hospital doctor who practically flew her car out of the Whole Foods parking lot last November while drunk and smashed into a car on State Street, has eluded jail time for the incident (see the Townsman story for a full account from the Dedham courtroom). Fortunate not to have […]

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Human trafficking expert to speak in Wellesley

Peter Dimarzio, Assistant Coordinator of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) in New England, will be discussing the global issue of human trafficking at Unitarian Universalist Wellesley at 309 Washington St., on Sept. 26 from 7-830pm. His presentation — Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in our Midst — will incude […]

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Where there’s smoke…

A series of recent marijuana-related arrests by Wellesley police prompted a reader to write in and warn the community that drugs are booming in town. The Townsman reported on 2 separate arrests, one including 3 teens at the Sprague Elementary School parking lot, and another involving pot shipments coming in to the Wellesley Post Office. […]

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Wellesley cancer survivor seeks to recover stolen bike before PMC ride

Angus McQuilken, a Wellesley resident who has survived colon cancer and is a regular participant in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge cycling fundraiser, has had his bike stolen. Both WBZ and WCVB TV stations have reported on McQuilken’s dilemma involving a bike that was a gift from his wife and that has helped him raise tens […]

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Wellesley police solve $5K+ stolen copper caper

The Wellesley Police Department on Thursday arrested two men in connection with the theft of $5K+ worth of copper wire from the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant on Rte. 9. Some good detective work, including observations during a traffic violation stop a few days earlier of a car driven by the same men allegedly involved in […]

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