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Wellesley Turkey Trot registration is open

The heat of August may be upon us, but that hasn’t stopped the planners in town among us from looking ahead to fall. Registration has opened for what has become the traditional Wellesley Turkey Trot, slated for Thanksgiving morning and this year being supported by Bank of America. The Wellesley Turkey Trot Foundation says the following […]

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All of Red Sox’s problems solved: Wellesley’s Sam Kennedy named president

Congrats to Wellesley resident Sam Kennedy, who is being promoted from COO to President of the Boston Red Sox at the end of the team’s so far dreadful season. With a little Wellesley magic higher up within Sox hierarchy the team will no doubt turn around its fortunes. Kennedy, who grew up in Brookline not far from […]

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6th annual 24 Hours of Barefoot Soccer set for Aug. 16 in Wellesley

The annual 24 Hours of Barefoot Soccer event in Wellesley is set for Aug. 16, and will raise funds for Grassroot Soccer, a non-profit that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV.   When: 12PM Saturday, August 15 to 12PM Sunday, August 16 Where: Hunewell Fields […]

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Patriots player backs Perdoni family, Old School Pizzeria

WEEI sports reports (via Wellesley’s own Chris Price) that New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich is continuing to support the Perdoni family in the wake of Joe Perdoni, Jr.’s death earlier this year. Ninkovich has been a regular at Perdoni’s Old School Pizzeria in Wellesley Square, and had the Perdoni family as guests at the […]

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Pan-Mass Challenge riders taking off from Wellesley this weekend

The annual Pan-Mass Challenge cycling event that involves thousands of riders and raises oodles of money for cancer research and treatment will once again have several routes that start and/or end at Babson College in Wellesley on Aug. 1 and 2. Best of luck to all the participants and volunteers… RELATED: Band reunion to raise funds […]

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Wellesley Raiders diehard launches sports blog

Wellesley’s Robbie Johnson says he “lives and breathes Raiders athletics,” and his Wellesley Sports Blitz blog is giving him a new way to share that passion with other fans. The 2008 Wellesley High School graduate grew up playing CYO basketball and Little League baseball in town, and those involved in or who follow Wellesley sports might […]

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Guess this Boston 2024 Olympics bracelet picked up in Wellesley Square is now a collectors’ item

A Wellesley resident promoting the Boston 2024 Olympics bid was handing out these rubber bracelets at the recent July Jubilation event in Wellesley Square. She told me that Wellesley was not under consideration for any of the event venues. Now, of course, other local communities are out of the picture, too. RIP Boston 2024…

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UMass Boston’s hockey rink to be named after Wellesley High alum

The University of Massachusetts Boston hockey rink is going to be named after Eddie Barry, a Wellesley High school alum from the 1930s who went on to play a few games for the Boston Bruins and later went into the insurance business. Barry started the men’s hockey program at Boston State College in the early 1960s, […]

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