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By adamg - 12/23/22 - 10:11 am

Police in Newton and Wellesley report a significant increase in people having their checks stolen by mailbox fishers, even from the newer models designed to prevent such crimes, and are telling residents it's time to drop their mail off at their local post office, rather than using a box on the street, especially if they contain checks. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/22 - 10:18 am

The Swellesley Report reports a woman called police to report her car had been replaced by an exact duplicate (scroll down the page a bit).

The Steven Wright joke.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 9:24 am

Isaac Gardner was waiting for the train in Wellesley Square around 8:15 a.m. when the train arrived and then, just couldn't stop: Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/22 - 9:25 am

MBTA Commuter Rail reported delays of up to 30 minutes on the Worcester Line this morning due to "a rail defect in the Wellesley area."

There's a similar problem on the Newburyport Line. Are the rails not quite cold resistant?

By adamg - 10/7/22 - 3:56 pm

When you're suing your architects because, you say, they forced your home-expansion project to go more than $15 million over budget, you do things like hiring 19 extra lawyers to supplement the 6 you've already retained to go through the more than 2 million pages of documentation the architects produced in response to your "discovery" demands. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 4:09 pm

A federal judge in Boston today dismissed a lawsuit by parents of several special-needs students in greater Boston alleging their children were unfairly singled out by the rapid shift from in-person to online learning as Covid-19 tore through the state in 2020 and 2021. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 9:29 pm

The Swellesley Report reports developers are looking to build life-sciences labs in the part of town that borders the interchange of routes 9 and 128.

By adamg - 12/9/21 - 1:12 pm

The Swellesley Report sounds another alarm: Three houses in the leafy suburb were burgled early this morning though unlocked doors or windows. The miscreants tried to get into a fourth house, but were cunningly foiled because the residents there made sure to lock their doors before turning in. Police issued the now obligatory warning to residents to lock their doors.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 11:30 pm

But at least Wellesleyites aren't leaving their car keys in their unlocked cars like residents in certain neighboring towns that Wellesley PD is too polite to name, per the Swellesley Report.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 10:01 pm

The Swellesley Report chronicles a pair of arrests at a normally genteel restaurant in the normally genteel town: A couple who find the sight of masks disturbing while they eat asked people at another table to take their off. Those people refused, words were exchanged, other tables got involved and before police arrived the woman was hurling silverware and the man was threatening to beat up other patrons. Police then gave the couple a tour of their booking desk.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 10:53 am

The parents of three special-needs students are suing both their communities and the state for the harm they say was done to their children in the way schools suddenly switched to online education in March, 2020 and in the way they say their schools did nothing to help provide the special teaching and assistance the children needed to work online. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 4:06 pm
38 Highgate Rd after expansion

Rendering of the enlaged house. "Barn" on left is a dining pavillion. Via Wellesley Planning Department.

A Wellesley Hills couple is suing their now former architect for what they say are more than $15.5 million in overruns and years of delays on extensions and upgrades to their current home, a mess they say left them fuming and their tony street with a rather unseemly large hole with incorrectly placed concrete supports and structural walls. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 11:18 am

The Swellesley Report reports a Wellesley business owner reported getting an envelope from somebody in Ohio that contained only a dime, and that other local businesses had gotten similar dime mailings.

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 8:11 pm

In case you were wondering if it had been awhile since we'd gotten any thrown-food news out of Wellesley, relax: The Swellesley Report reports a couple was sitting outside a local restaurant enjoying a recent August night when somebody "threw a milkshake in their direction which struck the ground and splattered on them."

By adamg - 7/29/21 - 8:30 pm

The Swellesley Report alerts us that police in Wellesley are investigating a string of incidents in which men sent nude selfies to women they'd started chatting with on Instagram and SnapChat who claimed they had a deep interest in such things - only to then use the photos to blackmail the men by threatening to send copies to family and friends. One guy sent some money, but it wasn't enough, so the woman made good on her threat.

By adamg - 3/9/21 - 11:19 pm

The latest Rte. 9 rage report from the Swellesley Report involves a man who was trying to pass somebody on the right near the Wellesley Hills fire station, only that person gave the man the finger, so the man responded by throwing a bag containing an egg sandwich at the finger waver. He was cited for vandalism and littering.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 1:27 pm
Overturned car on Rte. 9 in Wellesley

Wellesley Police reported around 1 p.m. that the driver of this car flipped on Rte. 9 eastbound just past Oakland Street. Only minor injuries, they report.

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 9:37 am
Storrowed truck in Wellesley

Wellesley Police report that Bacon Street is closed between Rte. 135 and Oak Street in Natick this morning thanks to the driver of a big rig who discovered too late his rig was too big for the Worcester Line train bridge. Crews and engineers are now on scene trying to remove the carcass and ensure the bridge is still structurally sound.

Via the Swellesley Report.

By adamg - 4/23/20 - 10:14 am

A federal judge in Boston agreed today to reduce the amount of cash a Wellesley man had to put up to secure his freedom as he awaits trial from $500,000 to $300,000 because court delays related to Covid-19 have put off hearings related to the case against him and he has no other way to pay his lawyers or support his family. Read more.

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