Monday, March 19, 2012
Though they’re not a particular problem in Wellesley, illegal fireworks are always a danger to the community, officials say.
With discussion in the state of making the sale and use of fireworks legal heating up, fire officials in Wellesley stand opposed to any measure that would undo restrictions on fireworks. Wellesley Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Peterson, responding to an article on Boston.com about a bill that could empower cities and towns to decide on fireworks regulations, told Wellesley Patch that the reasons for opposition among local fire officials is obvious. “There’s a lot of injuries involved with fireworks as well as the potential for fires,” he said. Peterson remembered one such incident in Wellesley several years ago where a teenager lit off some fireworks which ended up in the gutter of his family’s home. A garage and car were accidentily set ablaze, …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Wellesley Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
19 Year Old Arrested with Alcohol, Fireworks Police arrested a Wellesley 19 year old who was in possession of fireworks and alcohol last week. Wellesley Police officer Ty Mao was dispatched to Colburn Road Aug. 8 on reports of youths lighting fireworks in the area. He came across a vehicle with no headlights on operated by Westley Spiro. Mao stopped the vehicle and questioned Spiro. The officer detected an odor of alcohol on him and saw a case of beer in the vehicle, according to Wellesley Police records clerk Sue Morse. Spiro was arrested. Police found fireworks after a routine search of the vehicle. Spiro was charged with possession of alcohol while under 21, transporting alcohol while under 21, unlawful possession of fireworks and …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Submit your best photos to Wellesley Patch.
There's no doubt about it - Summer 2011 is officially here. Need more proof? Check the calendar - Independence Day is upon us! As such, we're looking for Wellesley residents to send us photos showing their best Fourth of July spirit, whether it be red, white and blue clothing or homemade decorations. Send us photos of your best Red, White and Blue pride in Wellesley for the Fourth of July Photo Project! Click "Add Photos” under the current photos or e-mail your photos to Wellesley Patch editor Bret Silverberg at Bret.Silverberg@Patch.com.
Friday, July 1, 2011
A roundup of venues to celebrate July 4th in the area this year.
When looking for things to do in town on for the Fourth of July this weekend, Wellesley residents might wonder where to catch a great display of that staple Independence Day activity: Fireworks. But while Wellesley reserves its fireworks display for Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend each May, there are plenty places to catch a great show. Several nearby communities will be hosting fireworks displays this weekend, according to a recent list on BostonCentral.com. Here are the close ones:
Happy almost birthday, America!
1. There will be detours where Cedar Street meets Route 9 beginning tonight at 10 p.m. We'll have a full map and diagrams posted this morning, courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. 2. Also posted later this morning: Places to go to watch fireworks this weekend! Wellesley doesn’t have a display, but Needham and other surrounding towns do. We’ll tell you where at around 11 a.m. today. 3. And the weather should hold up through the weekend. There’s a small chance of thunderstorms today (but in summer, when isn’t there?), according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature is set at 79 degrees. 4. We want bloggers, and freelancer writers. If you’re interested in either, e-mail the editor today! 5…
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Needham is Wellesley's bitter football rival, but everyone can be friends when it comes to fireworks.
1. Since the tree bylaw fee schedule was established Monday night, at least one Twitter follower has been tweeting about locations where property owners are cutting down trees before the law takes effect July 1. 2. Do you know of anyone cutting down trees to try to get away with not paying the fee? We’d like to talk to them to see what they think of the bylaw, which protects certain trees on people's property. 3. It was another summer day yesterday, let’s hope the weather sticks around through the weekend. The National Weather Service said at least we can expect another nice one today, with a high temperature of 81 degrees with sun all day long. 4. Wellesley does not have a fireworks display during July 4th, but Needham does. …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wellesley celebrates it's 13th annual "Wonderful Weekend."
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Wellesley Patch is coming to the rescue. This weekend is the 13 annual "Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend" festival. There will be non-stop activities throughout town. Here is a sampling of events from the planned festivities. 1. TOMATOMANIA Where/When: Elm Bank, Massachusetts Horitcultural Society, Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Why Go: According to Tomatomania's website, Tomatomania events are what The New Yorks Times calls, "the tomato freaks' Woodstock." One of the largest traveling tomato sales in the country, this event promises to be more than your average green thumb gathering. Pricing: Free 2. TURTLE TALK Where/When: Longfellow Pond on Oakland Street, Saturday, 8:30 a.m…