Wellesley's Week In Review, July 12 - 18

House fire, assault charges for local woman, town OKs hiring St. James appraiser, designer.

This week in Wellesley started with a busy Monday, as the fire department responded to a Bernard Road house after a teen woke to find her bed on fire

Later that day, Ayanna Woodhouse of Wellesley was charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault and battery following a fight between her and a pregnant mother who lost her baby as a result of the incident. She was released on bail later that day.

That night, the planning board approved the Large House Review for 33 Wachuset Road, dubbed a "poster child" for the process by one member.

On Tuesday, Wellesley Patch reported that the town had hired an appraiser and planner for the St. James property, in preparation for the anticipated acquisition of the land from the Archdiocese of Boston.

On Wednesday, Wellesley Patch reported on arrests for the past week, in particular one involving possession of cocaine and another involving a man drinking whiskey while driving.

Thursday brought more uplifting news, in particular an interview with Wellesley's new Veterans Agent Stan Spear and a fun time for World of Wellesley - honored essayists, who got to ride in a hot air balloon.

Also on Thursday, Weston Road shut down for one last day. The road was getting a final coat of pavement, which DPW officials said was planned to last just one day. It seemed to be on schedule as of early afternoon. By Friday, that assessment was borne out, as the smooth, new road was open for traffic again.

On Saturday, the Wellesley Patch reported that College Square Pizza was still shuttered, its owner still not heard from. The day also marked the return of the July Jubilation, which enjoyed another successful year, with big crowds and fair, if slightly heated, weather.








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