Newspapers, magazines, web sites covering Wellesley
This post was updated Nov. 2023.
Welcome! We’re Bob and Deborah Brown, co-creators and co-editors of The Swellesley Report. We strive to provide a central source of news (through original reporting and links to other news reports) and information about Wellesley, Mass., for residents, those who work here and visitors. While our focus is on Wellesley, we also venture beyond town borders to cover restaurants that might be of interest to you, as well as cultural events plays in Boston, and nearby vacation getaways.
The Bradford, Wellesley High School’s official publication that “exists to inform and entertain.”
Wellesley Patch: One of AOL’s local websites, covering Wellesley.
Wellesley Townsman: Weekly that in the past included extensive local news including politics, school happenings, local activity calendars. Since The Townman’s purchase by Gatehouse Media in 2006, local news has become less of a focus for the 100+ year old publication, which has changed over to a regional focus.
So that leaves you with The Swellesley Report if you want extensive local news including politics, school happenings, a local activity calendar, and more about Wellesley, Massachusetts.
WellesleyWeston Magazine: Thick, glossy magazine that shows up quarterly in residents’ mailboxes. Covers lifestyles of the rich and not-necessarily-so-famous.
The Wellesley News: Wellesley College student newspaper.
Wellesley Media Corp: Info on the local cable access channel, including volunteer opportunities.
Abby Glassenberg‘s While She Naps, on the blogger’s soft sculptures and assorted homey stuff.
Listen to Wellesley’s Liz Sowers’ spooky “Ghosts in the Burbs” podcast. A heads up —Liz may be a Wellesley mom and all, but that doesn’t mean she lacks for attitude. Expect salty language and no shortage of creepy situations in her stories. Probably not for young children.
Josh Dorin’s Wellesley History blog. Although Dorin seems to have moved on to other projects, his meticulous research on Wellesley lives on in his writings.
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