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Wellesley to host Pan-Mass Challenge cyclists this weekend

Hundreds of cyclists raising money for cancer research and treatment by Dana Farber Cancer Institute will descend upon Wellesley this weekend (Aug. 2-3) for the annual Pan-Mass Challenge ride, which includes courses between Wellesley and Foxborough/Bourne/Sturbridge/Provincetown. Many riders will start and finish at Babson College. There’s still time to donate to riders from Wellesley and […]

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$10K Wellesley Friendly Aid gift helping kids go to summer camp

From Wellesley Friendly Aid Association: Wellesley Friendly Aid Association is pleased to announce that it has received a gift of $10,000 from the Fund for Wellesley to be used for our summer camp fund program for Wellesley children in financial need. The children we help attend day camps which provide a variety of recreational and […]

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Has anyone seen this giant Wellesley rock?

A while back I took a book out of Wellesley Free Library called “The Geological Story of Wellesley” (Revised in 1984). The cover, shown here, features an impressive boulder that’s described as sitting atop Peirce Hill, the highest point in town at 337 feet. So I went looking for the big rock, finding Peirce Hill off […]

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Traffic warning: Wellesley’s Linden St. to be paved Friday

If your regular driving route takes you on Linden St. between Everett St. and Weston Rd., mentally rehearse your alternatives for tomorrow.  That part of Linden St., which is busy even on a quiet June day in emptied-out-for-the-summer Wellesley,  is scheduled to be paved on Thursday, June 26th weather permitting (alternate rain date: Friday, 27th). The hours of […]

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Wellesley’s Station Oak receives some TLC

You can’t go by the Wellesley Square post office without noticing the 150 year-old Black Oak tree that provides shade and a sense of permanence to an area where mail never stays in one place and people come and go on the commuter rail. But this 70-feet tall tree with multiple lower branches that extend […]

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Location shift for Wellesley Memorial Day ceremonies

The Memorial Day Services scheduled for this evening (May 30) at Woodlawn Cemetery at 7PM and at Wellesley Square at the War Memorial at 7:30 PM have been relocated to the Wellesley High School at 50 Rice Street starting at 7PM This is due to the poor weather predicted for this evening.

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P.A.W.S. director Bravacos retiring from Wellesley schools after 45 years

Dr. Gretchen Bravacos, director of PAWS (Preschool at Wellesley Schools) and a 45-year-veteran of the Wellesley Public School system, will be honored on June 20 at a retirement party at Wellesley Country Club from 5-8pm (more info here). In announcing the Bravacos retirement, Wellesley Schools Superintendent David Lussier said: “Gretchen has built an incredible legacy and […]

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Pipe down: Schofield Elementary back in action on Thursday

The Wellesley Department of Public Works and Facilities Maintenance Department have resolved the Schofield Elementary School plumbing issues that resulted in sewage backups on Tuesday and the school being closed on Wednesday. Superintendent David Lussier says Schofield will re-open at its regular time on Thursday. He’s also looking to get a waiver from the state […]

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