Category Archives: Police

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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Zero arrests in Wellesley last week

We’ve been getting the Wellesley Police Department arrests log in our email inbox for probably the past year or so, and the latest report is the first time I recall seeing no arrests listed. Usually there are at least a few. This past week’s shutout is “maybe a little unusual, but not unheard of,” the […]

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