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Hilarious/annoying hijinks with iPhone bug hit Wellesley High

We hear that Wellesley High students were pranking each other on Wednesday by sending each other gibberish messages discovered to shut down recipients’ iPhones. While the results are annoying, the messages aren’t actually infecting Apple devices. See what happens when that Senior leadership leaves the school? If you’ve been hit with the so-called Messages bug, […]

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Drone sighting at Babson College

As we’ve been writing about in recent months on Swellesley and in WellesleyWeston Magazine, drones are starting to make their presence felt. Just in the past week or so we’ve been sent a drone’s-eye-view image of Wellesley Town Hall and saw a drone hovering over Wellesley College hoop rollers. The latest: We came across several […]

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A drone’s-eye-view of Wellesley Town Hall

Here’s a view of Wellesley Town Hall we haven’t seen before, courtesy of Wellesley resident Andreas Harsch, a drone hobbyist and photographer. Here come the drones, Wellesley | Rebuilding Wellesley one LEGO brick at a time

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Drone gets in on Wellesley hoop-rolling action

Not only did the annual hoop-rolling event at Wellesley College over the weekend attract dozens of gown-clad seniors armed with wooden hoops, but also a drone operator who was catching the action (look closely — it’s to the right of the lantern pole in the photo above). We haven’t seen any photos or video footage […]

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MassBay to offer great Wellesley summer camp bargain

MassBay Community College is accepting registration applications for its Summer Bridge program. The two-week program, which runs July 6 – 17, offers two tracks, both billed as two weeks of fun in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Participants can select either one transferable course for credit that is open to rising juniors and seniors, […]

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Wild wind — and Meerkat — descend on Wellesley

Some of us in Wellesley lost power at least briefly on Tuesday due to the strong winds, and some saw real damage to trees. Local news crews were on the scene, too, or at least reporters outfitted with iPhones or iPads — as well as a hot new video app called Meerkat. Wellesley, home to millions […]

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Snapchat: Swellesley has yet another social media account

The Swellesley Report has Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine and even Google+ social media accounts, some more active than others. We even dabbled in Yik Yak last year when it became a disruptive force at Wellesley High. Now we also have a Snapchat account under the handle “Swellesley”. Yeah, the sort-of self-destructing photo sharing app has been hot for […]

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Here come the drones, Wellesley

It’s another very special Spring edition of WellesleyWeston Magazine: You can read my article (starting on page 68) about commercial and hobbyist drones coming to the ‘burbs, including Wellesley and Weston. Thanks very much to the editors for accepting my pitch. The timing on this piece was good: When I started it back in the fall I […]

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