Wellesley

By - 4/20/15 - 9:04 pm
Marathon racer in Cleveland Circle

Kathryn Riley took in the Marathon in Cleveland Circle:

I love this city.

In Wellesley, as redsox223 shows us, some race watchers had some advice for the runners:

Boston Marathon in Wellesley

Photographynatalia watched the race in Copley Square, where it was obvious the cold, wet conditions took their toll on runners:... Read more

By - 3/20/15 - 1:55 pm

The student newspaper at Wellesley High School, the Bradford, reports a student found his lost tarantula when another student spotted it crawling towards him in math class:

It was a minute before the bell and everyone in the class was putting their binders away, when all of a sudden someone started to scream.

Via the Swellesley Report.... Read more

By - 3/8/15 - 3:42 pm
Dog rescued from Charles River

The Wellesley Police Department posted this photo of a cold but otherwise okay Cooper with Officer Christopher Cunningham and Wellesley firefighters after his rescue at Elm Bank this morning.

By - 1/19/15 - 9:02 am

Black ice made for a horrible commute and walk this morning. Patty reported:

Rt 9 East bound in Wellesley has a van on its side and a lot of ladders strewn across the street.

Ryan added:

Anybody cycling to work today please be careful. Invisible patches of ice everywhere, bike lanes/paths thinly salted.

The National Weather Service predicts conditions will improve by... Read more

By - 8/21/14 - 2:36 pm

Wellesley Water Division has initiated a boil water order this afternoon for Wellesley residents as a result of a positive E. coli test sample in the city's water supply.

Residents should boil their water for one minute prior to consumption to be sure to kill off any possible bacteria. Alternatively, residents can continue drinking their bottled water instead.... Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 7:01 pm

Looks like one Wellesley dad will be having a jim-dandy Father's Day, based on his Craigslist ad:

My Kids Suck: Skywalker Trampoline with Enclosure – 17X15 – $350 (Wellesley)

They begged. Pleaded. Told me how they’d use it EVERY day. How our house would become THE place to hang out. We had a hot tub. And a basketball court. And a fire pit. And

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By - 3/31/14 - 8:02 am

The Swellesley Report cracks the case of the Jaguar parked all winter in the town library garage.

By - 2/5/14 - 11:20 am

The Globe reports the director of the campus museum considers it a good thing the statue has provoked discussion, even if some of that discussion consists of just how "troubling" sleepwalking man is.

By - 1/23/14 - 10:11 am

Wellesley Police report a doggie-day-car van crashed into a utility pole yesterday and seven canines bolted for freedom.

Wellesley Fire Captain Kevin Donahue started looking for the dogs in the nearby area. Two dogs were captured right away, leaving five on the loose. Animal Control Officer Sue Webb, assisted by Officer Chris Cunningham and Lamar Hughes, started rounding up the fleeing dogs. After a

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By - 12/1/13 - 9:33 am
Crash on 290 in Worcester

Just the tail end of the crash. Photo by Mass. State Police.

Take a look at this video of the aftermath of a multiple-vehicle crash on I-290 in Worcester around 7:00 a.m.

State Police shut the Lowell Connector entirely due to ice.

Wellesley Police are also reporting a number of crashes.... Read more

By - 10/16/13 - 12:00 pm

And Detroit takes notice:

She walked through Detroit Metro Airport on Monday morning, wearing the most ugly, outlandish, gaudy outfit you have ever seen.

She wore a Red Sox coat and Red Sox hat and a pair of Red Sox glasses and Red Sox nail polish and Red Sox earrings and it was all wrapped up in a large, flowing Red Sox shawl.

It

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By - 7/4/13 - 8:27 am

In the latest lawsuit against a retail chain for its use of Zip codes, a woman who used to like shopping at the Gap in Wellesley is suing over mailings she never asked for.

In her suit, originally filed in state court but transferred to US District Court in Boston, Molly Karp says she shopped at the Wellesley Gap ten times over the past four... Read more

By - 6/18/13 - 10:25 am

Bob Brown harrumphs his way through a Herald-infused documentary about Dirk Greineder, the local doctor who murdered his wife in 1999:

I learned that not unlike the "horndog" Dr. Dirk Greineder, who turned Wellesley into "his own sinful playground," that "everyone in Wellesley has a guilty pleasure or two," including the "diet-cheating trophy wives and preppy high-schoolers smoking in the boys' bathroom."

And about

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By - 2/5/13 - 10:49 pm

The Swellesley Report alerts us to the five-month agreement - under which she also has to give him her password so he can change it. On his blog, dad says it was all her idea.

Philip Borenstein is aghast:

That guy's getting quite a deal. I'd be embarrassed if my son did it for less than $400. And I live in Natick.

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By - 11/27/12 - 10:08 am

A work crew dug up and ruptured a gas main in Wellesley this morning, forcing evacuations.

A couple hours later, a work crew punctured a gas main on Granite Street in Braintree. forcing evacuations.... Read more

By - 11/14/12 - 9:09 pm

The Swellesley Report reports.

By - 11/14/12 - 7:29 am

Wellesley Police posted this video, showing an alleged drunk driver bursting out of the Whole Foods parking lot onto State Street (around 1:00) Friday morning. WCVB reports the driver is an ER doctor at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and that the driver of the car she hit was taken to the hospital with two cracked ribs.... Read more

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