Wednesday, January 16, 2013
As winter hits Wellesley once again, we invite you to share your photos and experiences.
Many commuters discovered, as they set off to work this morning, that a blanket of snow had appeared overnight. The National Weather Service predicts about three to five inches total as snow and sleet showers continue to fall until about 4 p.m., with a 90 percent chance of precipitation. At this time, there are no school cancelations reported by WCVB or by WHDH either. They also predict decreasing clouds in the evening, clearing up for a partly sunny day tomorrow, with highs of around 40ºF. There is cause for caution on the road as well. Scanner reports at about 8:30 a.m. indicated a crash at Glen Road and Hundreds Road involving a bus and a snow plow; there were no reported injuries. What are your experiences yet? Have you come …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Updates on the 2012 elections here in Wellesley will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @Wellesley_Patch and commenting on facebook.com/WellesleyPatch.
Stay with Wellesley Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 8 p.m. Share your photos and videos from Election Day by clicking the Upload Photos and Video button! Also, tell us what've seen at the polls in the comments below: How long did you wait to vote today? Which candidate has the most visible presence among signholders? Join the conversation in the comments. Elizabeth Warren (D) beats Scott Brown (R) for U.S. Senate Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The superintendent has declared schools will be closed due to Hurricane Sandy.
Wellesley schools will be canceled Monday, Oct. 29 due to Hurricane Sandy.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Five things for your Wednesday.
1. It's a half day for all elementary school students - as is every Wednesday. 2. How do you feel about the Wednesday half days? Tell us in the comments below. 3. The election is less than two weeks away. Do you know where your precinct is? 4. Let's beat Needham on Facebook! 5. The Advisory Committee will meet tonight at 7:30.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Half day for some students.
1. Wellesley elementary school students have a half day today as they do every Wednesday. 2. Did you watch Monday night's debate at Wellesley College online? 3. Read this, tell us what you think about Roy Switzler's remark to Joe Kennedy. 4. Let's beat Needham on Facebook! 5. Today is the last day to register to vote in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A 28-year-old Wellesley woman was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of cocaine after allegedly selling to an undercover officer. Braintree and Quincy police stopped Erika Pimentel near Commercial and Elm streets on Wednesday, Oct. 10 after she allegedly made the deal outside of a Skyline Drive apartment building, Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement. Police found seven bags of cocaine in a search, Jenkins said, in addition to the seven she allegedly sold the officer.
Monday, October 15, 2012
According to a new Pew survey, one in five Americans do not associate with a religious organization
According to a Pew survey released on Tuesday, the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans – sometimes called the “nones” – is growing. The study found that 20 percent of Americans are not affiliated with any religion, which is a five percent increase from just five years ago. Nearly six percent of the U.S. public, or 13 million people, are self-described atheists or agnostics, according to the new survey. Pew claims the rise of the “nones” is largely driven by generational replacement. Thirty-three percent respondents under the age of 30 said they do not associate with a particular religion, compared to only 9 percent of respondents over the age of 65. The religious dissociation trend appears to be unique to caucasian …
Friday, October 12, 2012
A sampling of open houses this weekend.
Wondering what homes are open in Wellesley this weekend? Patch is too, and we're hoping our readers and real estate agents can fill us in on any open houses happening in town. If you know of one, or a few, let us know. Here's how: Thanks for contributing!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Get your lederhosen out—Oktoberfest is here!
Wellesley Before Halloween is here, there’s another not-so-spooky way to celebrate the fall: the German holiday of Oktoberfest! While you're looking forward to dressing up in a costume and nearly getting a cavity from the candy intake, you can don knee socks and feast on bratwursts and beer. In its native Bavaria, Germany, Oktoberfest is traditionally celebrated for 16 days, and this year the fun goes from Sept. 22—Oct. 7. It is one of the most spirited celebrations in Germany, and is a huge part of Bavarian culture. The first Oktoberfest was in 1810, as part of Crown Prince Ludwig’s wedding festivities, and has continued ever since. Oktoberfest sends lots of Americans to the store to stock up on sausages and spirits during the celebration…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Fall has set in.
1. Wellesley Wives, a novel by Suzy Duffy about the lives of...you guessed it...Wellesley wives, has hit the shelves. The customer reviews are trickling in on Amazon.com. 2. Congressman Barney Frank spoke in Wellesley last night. Did you attend? 3. Tomorrow is Perscription Drug Takeback Day at the Wellesley Police Department. 4. Real estate agents: Who of you sold homes last week? 5. Stay tuned for House Hunt today at noon.