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Wellesley Multicultural Festival set for Saturday

The community is invited to explore, learn and feel the joy of sharing global cultural heritage with the World of Wellesley for the Wellesley Multicultural Festival on Saturday, April 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is free for attendees and programing is multi-generational and diverse. Register at the World Of Wellesley website: https://worldofwellesley.org....

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Hometown Weekly prints ludicrous April Fools’ stories

With their weekly publication date falling on April 1 - April Fools' Day - the staff of Hometown Weekly couldn't resist the chance for a bit of fun. Hometown Weekly printed special alternate April Fools' front pages this year - an individualized one in each of its editions - on page three of...

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Black Lives Matter Vigil, April 7

UU Wellesley Hills will hold its monthly 15-minute silent Black Lives Matter Vigil on Wednesday, April 7 at 12:30 p.m. in front of the church at 309 Washington St. All are invited to stand with the church to honor Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and unknown....

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A pawsitive addition to Needham

Officer Rocket and Needham school resource officer RJ Poirier have been among the town’s most famous residents as of late.

By Maddie Gerber 
Hometown Weekly Intern

It was a gloomy day at Eliot Elementary School when Officer Rocket, a recent four-legged addition to the Needham...

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An Italian American’s Perspective for YES on Question 1

I am an Italian-American resident of Wellesley, and I am voting “yes” on Question 1. Being Italian is a source of great pride for me. I treasure my memories of spending Sundays with my grandfather as he would stir his famous “gravy” while regaling us with stories about our Italian ancestors who date...

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These Truths – Why I’m Voting YES on Question 1

There are two reasons I am voting Yes on Question 1 on March 2. 

First, I think it’s time to face the truth about our history, a history whose cornerstones are built on white supremacy, exploitation, and 500 years of mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples. Second, I do not believe that...

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Centennial Youth Service Award apps due

The Wellesley Service League has presented the annual Centennial Youth Service Award for the last 36 years. This award is given by Wellesley Service League for outstanding volunteer service. An eligible applicant should be a Wellesley resident or a student at Wellesley High School, completing their senior year in high school, who has...

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Amplifying Under-Represented Voices

I was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, and like many young professionals living in the area, I came into the social media age in my late teens. In the early days it seemed that social media was a place to share likes, dislikes, funny photos, and videos. As I have grown older...

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In favor of Indigenous Peoples Day

As parents, one of our fundamental responsibilities is to help our children develop a sense of morality and to model the ideas and behaviors we value. All parents want to instill morals and principles that will last lifetimes and shape how our children interact with the world. While we do our best to...

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College courses available for curious students

Charles and Nancy Donahue of Westwood have generously donated 132 college courses on DVD - each containing 24 half-hour lectures - to the Westwood Library. Particularly during this time of pandemic and social distance, the Donahues feel the courses would be of great benefit to local students and their families.

Marie Thomas

Marie Welton Thomas, of Medfield MA, went to be with the Lord on January 4, 2021, at the age of 88. Born in Poughkeepsie NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Johanna (Haverkamp) Welton. Devoted mother of Mark Thomas and his wife Rebecca of Niskayuna NY, Karen Johnson and...

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Hindu community aids in COVID relief

By Rama K. Ramaswamy

While 2020 is officially hindsight, the effects of its extreme precariousness are not. The country suffered through racial strife, mismanaging of the pandemic, raging giga-fires, economic insecurity and uncertainty about our fate and social disorder. 

Food insecurity is as ongoing as the pandemic,...

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WOW announces annual MLK program

By Rama K. Ramaswamy

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American, Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955-1968. While he worked for equal rights for all, his leadership contributed to the overall success of the civil rights movement...

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Rep. Garlick on climate policy

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I write to provide you with an important update Massachusetts’ effort to combat climate change. As your State Representative, I voted today in the affirmative on the conference committee report, An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy, which will create meaningful change by...

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Missing Sherborn girl safe and well

Sherborn is breathing a sigh of relief today after a 17-year-old girl has been found safe, less than 24 hours after she was reported missing.

The girl, who was not named by Sherborn Police, had last been seen at home at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 7. She was reported...

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Westwood 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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Walpole 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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Needham 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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Medfield 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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DS 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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