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  1. Wellesley church's Father Connelly being honored at Meet the Need DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2018 | The Swellesley Report

    The Elizabeth Seton Residence of Wellesley Hills will honor Father John J. Connelly of St. John the Evangelist parish in Wellesley Hills at its Annual Meet the Need Dinner on Thursday, October 11 at Wellesley Country Club from 6-10pm. Father Connelly grew up attending St. Peter's parish in Dorchester.


  2. Wellesley home damaged in fire, no injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2018 | The Swellesley Report

    According to the Wellesley Police Department Twitter feed , the WPD assisted firefighters from Wellesley, Weston, Needham and Newton at a 2-alarm house fire on Radcliffe Road on Friday afternoon during the lightning storm that blew through town. No injuries have been reported.


  3. Take me to church in Wellesley - St. John the Evangelist ChurchRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2018 | The Swellesley Report

    St John is one of two Catholic outposts in Wellesley and is located at 9 Glen Rd., just off Washington Street. St John Church holds the distinction of being the oldest religious building in Wellesley, having been established in 1881 as an offshoot of St. Mary's in Newton - it assumed its independence and current name nine years later.


  4. Showtime comedy "SMILF" filming in WellesleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | The Swellesley Report

    Location scout execs for Showtime comedy "SMILF" starring Frankie Shaw and Rosie O'Donnell have chosen Wellesley as a filming location for part of the Golden Globe-nominated show's second season. The filming crew has been around town this week, particularly over at a drop-dead gorgeous five-bedroom, eight-bath Pembroke Rd. home currently for sale at $3,799,000, in case you're in the market for a little Hollywood stardust to go with your trophy house.


  5. Beyond Wellesley - restaurant visit, Tender Greens in NewtonRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2018 | The Swellesley Report

    There are three things I just can't get enough of these days when it comes to restaurants: the fast-casual concept; a modern farmhouse design scheme; and plenty of greens for the days I'm getting in touch with my inner rabbit. Tender Greens at The Street in Chestnut Hill , the chain's 28th location, offers all of that along with less garden-y offerings for times when a juicy marinated steak sandwich is more like it.


  6. Would bike sharing catch on in Wellesley?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2018 | The Swellesley Report

    The Metropolitan Area Planning Council recently announced it has partnered with a couple of dockless bike sharing firms that will let you rent a bike in communities such as Newton and Needham by this summer using a smartphone app and pick up/drop off the bikes all around. Dockless bike sharing differs from the Blue Bikes system in Boston where bikes are rented from fixed docks, such as South Station.


  7. Getting charged up in WellesleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | The Swellesley Report

    You won't necessarily trip over electric vehicle charging cables in traversing Wellesley, but the town has a relatively big number of charging stations compared to neighboring communities, and more could be on the way given the push for all things green here. Sure, huge houses and cars in Wellesley gobble up more than their fair share of energy and gas.


  8. A real low point for Wellesley: County RockRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2018 | The Swellesley Report

    Country Rock can be seen on the far left, rising above the Charles River Wellesley has its share of what pass for steep landmarks from Maugus Hill in Centennial Reservation to the town's high point at Peirce Hill Reservoir . But do you know Wellesley's lowest point? You can find it in the Charles River along the Leo J. Martin golf course at a boulder dubbed County Rock that marks the intersection of Wellesley, Weston and Newton, as well as the point at which Middlesex and Norfolk counties meet.


  9. Wellesley Police log: Home invasion and break-ins reported; the old...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | The Swellesley Report

    On January 31, 2018 at 5:37 p.m. Officer Keenan was dispatched to Washington Street in the lower falls area for a report of an erratic operator . A brown Honda sedan had reportedly struck a curb on Washington Street in Newton and was unable to maintain its lane of travel.


  10. Young Wellesley women eligible for Tau Beta Beta scholarshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | The Swellesley Report

    The Tau Beta Beta Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for college scholarship grants from young women who will be graduating from high school this spring. Candidates must be residents of Wellesley, Newton or Brookline.


  11. Wellesley Police log: Rogue roofing; locker room theft; laptop not swiped after allRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | The Swellesley Report

    On December 13, 2017 at 1:33 a.m. Officer Knapp was conducting traffic enforcement on Worcester Street near Overbrook Drive when he observed a Mercury sedan traveling eastbound in straddling both travel lanes. He observed the operation of the vehicle and as it turned off of Worcester Street onto Weston Road and then onto Elmwood Road.


  12. Wellesley Police log: Neighbors dispute things being dropped on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | The Swellesley Report

    On November 27, 2017 at 11:10 a.m. Sgt. Gerrans met with a male party at the police station who wished to turn in old firearms and ammunition for destruction .


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