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Wellesley Motorist Arrested After Striking Bicyclist

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff On Monday, March 14, a 21-year-old Wellesley man was arraigned in Dedham District Court on charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Personal Injury, Operating Under the Influence of Liquor and Causing a Serious Injury Accident, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Speeding and Failure to Keep...
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Newton-Wellesley Nurses Vote to Strike

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The nearly 1,000 registered nurses of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, who are negotiating a new contract with Partners HealthCare, voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday, March 9 to authorize a one-day strike to protest efforts by Partners to perpetuate its multi-million dollar profit margins and lavish executive salaries on the backs of patients and nurses. Ninety percent of...
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Wellesley Teen Artists Honored at Awards Ceremony

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The School of Museum of Fine Arts hosted an award ceremony on Saturday, March 12 honoring Massachusetts artists from 351 towns across the state in grades 7-12. The SMFA is one of over 100 affiliates across the United States that run the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in their...
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Famed Improv Group Entertains Wellesley

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The New York Times recently called Chicago City Limits, New York City’s longest running show with over 10,000 performances over 30 years, "ingenious and very, very funny", and the cast "the perfect masters of improvisation." True to the statement, their Wellesley audience was on their feet for a standing ovation when...
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U.S. Navy Band Performs at Wellesley High

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, put on a wonderful performance Monday night, playing for an audience of over 1,300 people at Wellesley High. Hosted by Wellesley POPS, the free event required reserving a ticket and was sold out weeks ahead of...
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Wellesley Students Get Excited About Science at Hardy Science Night

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy A hand-full of Wellesley’s elementary schools organize and run annual extracurricular STEM programs. Bates School has it’s “Magnificent Day of Play” whereby students participate in making creations out of cardboard and other materials and Upham School has it’s “Invention Convention” wherein students bring in posters about their inventions and STEM-inspired ideas. Hardy...
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Wellesley Students Win Art and Writing Awards

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"] By Rama K. Ramaswamy Wellesley High students received 23 awards spanning several diverse categories, including Art Portfolio, Writing Portfolio, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Art, Painting, Drawing and Illustration, Sculpture, Jewelry, Personal Essay/Memoir, Short Story, Poetry, Writing Portfolio Poetry and Fashion in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Wellesley Middle School successfully came away with 14...
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A Capella at Wellesley Acastock Blows Audience Away

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Katherine L. Babson, Jr. Auditorium at Wellesley High had another packed house Friday night for the annual Acastock a cappella concert. The enthusiasm for a cappella groups at the high school has grown significantly over the last several years, as what started as one small group of students...
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Oscar Winner Visits Wellesley

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Over 175 people registered prior to the event, but by the time Susan Sarandon showed up, after getting stuck in Wellesley traffic, with standing room only, the auditorium exceeded 210 people, unofficially. One young lady sitting there, who was not a current Wellesley student, but rather a recent Princeton graduate returning...
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Hardy School Students Spend Time with Wellesley COA

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Council on Aging is an organization with a mission to serve as the primary resource for residents over the age of 60; to empower individuals to reach their goals and to offer comprehensive programs, services, and assistance that optimize their quality of life. In addition, the COA strives to...
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Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest in Wellesley

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Following a road rage incident in which a driver allegedly pointed a gun at another motorist on Route 9 West, the Wellesley Police Department arrested a 25-year-old college student and charged him with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Possessing a Firearm on School Property. Shortly before 11...
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Dana Hall’s Model UN Team Experiences Success

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Dana Hall’s Model United Nations team recently traveled to New York City to compete in Columbia University's annual Model UN conference. The competition hosted more than 700 delegates from 53 schools from around the world. Dana Hall students competed in 16 hours of debate and earned the Outstanding Large School Delegation...
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Retired Wellesley Music Teacher’s Career Celebrated

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On Wednesday, February 10, students, parents, school staff and PTO members gathered at the Upham Elementary School library to celebrate the career of Donna Chaff as the Upham community wanted to honor this outstanding educator for her dedication to her craft. After 35 years teaching music, 26 years of which were spent teaching the...
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Famed Improv Group Coming to Wellesley

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Rotary Club of Wellesley is bringing Chicago City Limits, New York City’s longest running comedy improv theater group, to Wellesley on Saturday, March 12 to perform a benefit concert on Saturday, March 12 at Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall at 7:30 p.m. The event will raise funds for the Rotary...
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Presidential Primary is on March 1

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The 2016 Presidential Primary will be held on Tuesday, March 1, with the polls open that day from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Voters waiting in line at 8 p.m. will still be allowed to vote. There are eight precincts in Wellesley, lettered A-H. Voters in precinct A will vote...
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U.S. Navy Band to Perform at Wellesley High

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The U.S. Navy is coming to town on March 7 when Wellesley High and Wellesley POPS will host the prestigious U.S. Navy Band, one of the top wind ensembles in the country. The Navy band will be touring 23 cities in five states for the 2016 tour. As one of...
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Wellesley Robotics Teams Make it to States

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy FIRST LEGO League, a featured participant at the Wellesley STEM Expo 2014-15, encourages volunteer parent-coaches, regardless of their expertise, to set up teams of children to lead, apply what they know, discover new and unique solutions and direct their own learning within a project-based, LEGO building, robotics curriculum in teams...
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Author Speaks in Wellesley About ‘Waking Up White’

By Via Perkins Hometown Weekly Correspondent The final event closing the community reading of Debby Irving’s book “Waking Up White” took place on February 4 at 7 p.m. More than 20 groups in Wellesley and beyond committed to reading and holding group discussions around Irving’s revealing, hard-hitting memoir. Three months spent considering the impacts of race, power,...
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Wellesley Middle School Celebrates Year of the Monkey

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Students from Wellesley Middle School Chinese language classes and Chinese Culture Club shared their knowledge of Chinese language and culture with over 350 fellow members of the middle school community at the sixth annual Chinese New Year Celebration. The hugely successful event was held last week and was led by Min...
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Wellesley Troop 185 Holds Winter Court of Honor

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Wellesley Boy Scout Troop 185 held their winter Court of Honor on Monday, February 1 at the Italo-American Club. It was an exceptional year for earning merit badges with 43 Scouts received a total of over 200 merit badges, including badges earned at Camp Resolute and on Nantucket over the summer. Twenty-three boys advanced a...
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