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By adamg - 3/28/24 - 10:07 pm

The Orange Line has a photo of some old Orange Line cars crossing Rte. 9 - on flatbed trucks.

By adamg - 1/29/24 - 9:42 am

The Swellesley Report updates us on the town's efforts to find a way to allow pickleball without outraging non-pickleball players. With the week's best pickleball-news editor's note.

By adamg - 12/27/23 - 9:11 pm

The Swellesley Report reports the chain found the devices, which can read credit-card information, at five of its suburban locations.

By adamg - 12/17/23 - 9:45 pm

The Swellesley Report reports Temple Beth Elohim got what was determined to be a hoax bomb call this morning.

The Globe reports State Police are investigating similar calls to synagogues across the state.

By adamg - 3/10/23 - 4:57 pm

Bank Run Scene from "It's A Wonderful Life" (1946)

WCVB reports customers were lining up outside the Wellesley branch of the Silicon Valley Bank after news broke that the bank collapsed today.

By adamg - 3/5/23 - 2:24 pm

Jejes Coffee House, 259 Washington St. in Wellesley, is scheduled to open Wednesday, with certification to serve kosher coffee and pastries.

It's owned by Jejes Coffee Roasters of Sharon. It's opening comes a few days before the planned opening of a new kosher tavern in Somerville.

By adamg - 2/28/23 - 9:04 pm

The Swellesley Report reports the town recreation commission has scheduled a hearing on complaints from residents near some town sportsball courts that pickleball is just too darn loud.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 10:11 am

Police in Newton and Wellesley report a significant increase in people having their checks stolen by mailbox fishers, even from the newer models designed to prevent such crimes, and are telling residents it's time to drop their mail off at their local post office, rather than using a box on the street, especially if they contain checks. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/22 - 10:18 am

The Swellesley Report reports a woman called police to report her car had been replaced by an exact duplicate (scroll down the page a bit).

The Steven Wright joke.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 9:24 am

Isaac Gardner was waiting for the train in Wellesley Square around 8:15 a.m. when the train arrived and then, just couldn't stop: Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/22 - 9:25 am

MBTA Commuter Rail reported delays of up to 30 minutes on the Worcester Line this morning due to "a rail defect in the Wellesley area."

There's a similar problem on the Newburyport Line. Are the rails not quite cold resistant?

By adamg - 10/7/22 - 3:56 pm

When you're suing your architects because, you say, they forced your home-expansion project to go more than $15 million over budget, you do things like hiring 19 extra lawyers to supplement the 6 you've already retained to go through the more than 2 million pages of documentation the architects produced in response to your "discovery" demands. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 4:09 pm

A federal judge in Boston today dismissed a lawsuit by parents of several special-needs students in greater Boston alleging their children were unfairly singled out by the rapid shift from in-person to online learning as Covid-19 tore through the state in 2020 and 2021. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 9:29 pm

The Swellesley Report reports developers are looking to build life-sciences labs in the part of town that borders the interchange of routes 9 and 128.

By adamg - 12/9/21 - 1:12 pm

The Swellesley Report sounds another alarm: Three houses in the leafy suburb were burgled early this morning though unlocked doors or windows. The miscreants tried to get into a fourth house, but were cunningly foiled because the residents there made sure to lock their doors before turning in. Police issued the now obligatory warning to residents to lock their doors.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 11:30 pm

But at least Wellesleyites aren't leaving their car keys in their unlocked cars like residents in certain neighboring towns that Wellesley PD is too polite to name, per the Swellesley Report.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 10:01 pm

The Swellesley Report chronicles a pair of arrests at a normally genteel restaurant in the normally genteel town: A couple who find the sight of masks disturbing while they eat asked people at another table to take their off. Those people refused, words were exchanged, other tables got involved and before police arrived the woman was hurling silverware and the man was threatening to beat up other patrons. Police then gave the couple a tour of their booking desk.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 10:53 am

The parents of three special-needs students are suing both their communities and the state for the harm they say was done to their children in the way schools suddenly switched to online education in March, 2020 and in the way they say their schools did nothing to help provide the special teaching and assistance the children needed to work online. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 4:06 pm
38 Highgate Rd after expansion

Rendering of the enlaged house. "Barn" on left is a dining pavillion. Via Wellesley Planning Department.

A Wellesley Hills couple is suing their now former architect for what they say are more than $15.5 million in overruns and years of delays on extensions and upgrades to their current home, a mess they say left them fuming and their tony street with a rather unseemly large hole with incorrectly placed concrete supports and structural walls. Read more.

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