Monday, March 4, 2013
Between the High School, Middle School and Dana Hall, more than 100 students received awards in the 2013 Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
[Update: March 5, 10:48 a.m.] According to a press release from the contest, the art pieces are on display at the State Transportation building. This information has been included. --- Wellesley was certainly well-represented in this year's Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, with over 110 students bringing in awards this time around. At Wellesley High School, 43 students took home 51 awards, including 13 Gold Key Awards, 13 Silver Key Awards and 16 Honorable Mentions, according to a spreadsheet released on the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website, and a story on Boston.com's YourTown Wellesley. See samples of the art on the Boston Globe website. Wellesley Middle School 46 students took home a total of 50 awards, including …
Friday, March 1, 2013
NECN's BroadSide examines the Weston Road hit-and-run crash and the verdict with cycling advocates.
We may never know why the grand jury elected not to indict in the hit-and-run crash that took the life of 41-year-old Alex Motsenigos, but some suggest it is a larger issue than one case. The incident was a topic of discussion on NECN's BroadSide with Jim Braude earlier this week. He sat down with David Watson, executive director of MassBike, and Josh Zisson, a lawyer who writes the Bike Safe Boston blog. Both spoke to the Globe in their report on the outcome. The failing, Watson told Braude, was not on the police or prosecutors, but on the members of the grand jury connecting more to the driver of the truck, Dana McCoomb. He supposed a lack of empathy could have been a factor. The grand jury proceedings are secret, so Zisson could not …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Car dealer makes bid on paper, announced for sale in the last few weeks. A Wellesley man made bid on paper in 2010.
The Boston Globe is for sale, as its employees have learned over the last few weeks. One bid for the paper is coming from Norwood-based car dealer Ernie Boch, Jr., who is teaming up with a Newton marketer Bruce Mittman, president of Mittcom. This isn't the first time the paper was up for sale--and last time, there was a tie to Wellesley. In 2010, Aaron Kushner, 37, planned to make a bid to the New York Times Co. Boston Magazine speculated whether Kushner could save the paper then. At the time of writing, there are no reports of Kushner looking to repeat his 2010 bid. Do you have any ideas on who should pick up the Globe?
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Before the crash, Patch readers voted the Weston Road-Linden Street intersection one of the most dangerous in Wellesley.
A Massachusetts grand jury returned no indictments against truck driver Dana McCoomb in the Weston Road hit-and-run from last year. The Boston Globe reports that the area cycling community is reacting with anger to this case. During the trial, Wellesley Police Chief Terrence Cunningham tells the Globe he got the impression that one juror did not understand that, in this situation, the driver of the truck was obligated to yield to the cyclist. “Personally, I don’t feel they [the grand jury] followed the law,” Chief Cunningham said to the Globe. “But that’s the process.” Warning against speculating on the jury's decision, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey added that he thinks there may be an overall bias against cyclists, …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The board that advises the governor on his or her appointments has been a source of embarrassment, the Boston Globe writes in an editorial, and the board has little function.
A few days after the primary selected the candidates who will face off for the Governor's Council, the Boston Globe ran an editorial calling for the end of the board that advises the governor on selections for judgeships, parole board and other posts. The council predates the United States, having been set up by King Charles I of England. The editorial suggests that the Governor's Council no longer serves a necessary purpose and has had a negative effect, "... thanks to a few councilors whose clownish antics have been an embarrassment to the state ..." The Globe also maintains that the council process has deterred qualified candidates from seeking to become a judge, clerk or another appointed seat. Members of the Council would maintain …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Boston.com columnist Alex Beam suggests one way to handle suburban coyotes.
With a recent report of a coyote sighting in the Boston suburbs, one Boston.com columnist has offered a suggestion on how to deal with these sometimes-urban wild animals. Columnist Alex Beam mentions Wellesley in a column, "They shoot coyotes, don't they?" posted today on Boston.com. In the article, Beam makes reference to a Brookline incident Dec. 29 in which a citizen spotted a coyote in her driveway. Beam refers to Wellesley as one of the suburban towns which could possibly deal with a coyote problem.