Wellesley

By - 11/18/16 - 8:11 pm

The American Lawyer talks to William Lee, a partner in a prestigious downtown law firm about an incident in August as he was filling up his Mercedes SUV at a gas station near his Wellesley home.

[A] man wearing a “Wellesley Hockey Parent” shirt walked up to him.

“Where does a guy like you get a car like that?” the man said to Lee, looking at the litigator’s vehicle.

Lee, whose parents came to this country from China in 1948, tried to defuse the situation. “From Herb Chambers,” he said, referring to a local car dealer.

“Why don’t you go back to your own country,” the man said, according to Lee. ...

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By - 11/15/16 - 7:51 pm

The Swellesley Report reports students from the two schools will march to a park about midway between each tomorrow to try to make up over that post-election frat-boy thing.

By - 11/12/16 - 11:43 pm

One of the Babson dudes who drove around Wellesley College to taunt students there after the election apologized today for being a jerk. No word if his apology is enough to get him back into his frat, which kicked him out.

The Walpole guy who posed in front of a local Mexican restaurant with a large Trump banner, then posted on Facebook that the owners would be paying for the wall, apologized - by way of a full-page ad in the Walpole Times. He says he meant no offense, he was just in a joking kind of mood and besides, it was only that he's a Facebook dunce that he made the post public.

By - 11/10/16 - 9:40 am

The Globe reports the good ol' boys were driving around campus being "disruptive" to students. And by "disruptive," they may mean parking outside a center for African and African-American students and jeering and spitting before being booted off campus and going back to Babson.

By - 5/4/16 - 5:22 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays on trains to and from Worcester.

By - 5/3/16 - 10:54 pm

Wicked Local Wellesley posts excerpts from the grammatically and spelling challenged e-mails from a parent that got the school superintendent and principal to cancel a performance by three boys wearing giant Trump heads. Turns out it's not that they agreed with her, but that teachers at the school were afraid of somebody who seemed a bit of an unhinged Trump fanatic:

In the e-mails, which included a caricature of President Obama and another with a Muslim man holding a severed head, the parent objected to the content of the skits and promised to send their children to school dressed as the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

By - 4/16/16 - 8:26 am

The Swellesley Report gets the scoop on how three kids wearing giant masks they got from a company called Fathead were ordered to stop wearing them at a school talent show after a resident complained. The Globe reports the parent found the dance offensive to Republicans.

By - 1/12/16 - 9:59 am

A rail that broke in Wellesley has wreaked havoc with the best laid plans of commuters.

By - 12/30/15 - 5:45 pm
Car ticketed for not having much of a cleared window in Wellesley

Wellesley Police report an officer pulled over this car cruising down Linden Street around 3:30 p.m. and issued the driver a citation for driving like a moron failure to clean off the windshield.

By - 10/15/15 - 8:52 am
barbecue sauce

Joseph Demmler of Wellesley claims he never would have purchased a bottle of Weber Real Molasses BBQ sauce - or paid as much as he did - if he'd known it was brown because of caramel coloring, so naturally he's filed a federal lawsuit. Read more.

By - 10/1/15 - 12:20 pm

Updated with Transit Police info; she did not fall off a bridge.

A woman was hit by a Worcester Line train around noon. She was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive, Transit Police say.

By - 9/7/15 - 10:53 am

The Swellesley Report shows us some freaky fungi, being visited by a dog named Truffle.

By - 6/27/15 - 9:26 pm

The Swellesley Report shows us the pickup truck with the Confederate flag mounted in the back (of course) seen being driven around Wellesley today.

By - 4/27/15 - 7:26 am

So there was debris on 128 south by Rte. 9 this morning and several cars drove over it and got flats.

And NTB in Natick, which sells tires, replied:

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:

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.

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.