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Posted on: October 20, 2017

40B Development Projects

40B Projects

M.G.L. c.40B authorizes the Zoning Board of Appeals to issue a comprehensive permit to facilitate construction of low- and moderate-income housing.

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Hardy, Hunnewell, Upham Facilities Project

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A feasibility study is under way to explore options to renovate or rebuild Hunnewell School. A Special Town Meeting approved funds to study options for Hardy/Upham in a partnership with the MSBA.

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Tailby and Railroad Commuter Lots Development Project

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The Board of Selectmen issued a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to invite proposals from qualified developers to enter into one or more long-term leases to develop the Tailby (103 Linden Street) and Railroad (7 Grove Street)  Commuter Parking Lots ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Pay-by-Phone for Parking

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The town has implemented Passport's pay-by-phone mobile parking payment application allowing customers to purchase parking from their smart phone.

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Unified Plan

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The Town of Wellesley is currently preparing a Unified Plan, which is a combination of a Comprehensive Plan and a Town-wide Strategic Plan.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Fuller Brook Park Update, August 16, 2017

R. Bates has completed work on the new drainage system in Cottage Street. They will be paving trench patches Thursday and one day next week. They are completing restoration of the streambank where the new headwall is located, and will be clearing out thei...

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Fuller Brook Park Project
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Fuller Brook Park Update August 11, 2017

Completing the new drainage project on Cottage Street has proven to be a greater challenge than anticipated. Necessary utility relocations have been more complex than anticipated and caused delays. These have included lowering water services, raising natu...

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Fuller Brook Park Project
Posted on: July 31, 2017

Fuller Brook Park Update, July 20, 2017

Cottage Street Construction

The drainage structures near the bridge at Fuller Brook have all been installed. Starting Friday July 21 the contractor will begin installing the new 24” drain line, moving up the street starting at #49. They anticipat...

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Fuller Brook Park Project
Posted on: July 31, 2017

Fuller Brook Park Update, June 30, 2017

The contractor has been back on site this spring to complete a few outstanding items of work and to complete restoration of park areas disturbed by construction. The major item of work remaining is installation of drainage improvements on Cottage Street.

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Fuller Brook Park Project
Posted on: July 31, 2017

Fuller Brook Park Update, May 12, 2017

R. Bates & Sons, Inc. is back at Fuller Brook Park with the intention of finishing the park project this summer. Most of the hard construction has been completed and the major efforts will be to complete landscape planting and establishing a strong gr...

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Fuller Brook Park Project
Posted on: July 31, 2017

Fuller Brook Park Update, April 14, 2017

The contractor for the Fuller Brook Park project completed his work for the 2016 construction season on January 6, 2017. The stream restoration work that was done over the past two winters was completed last year so the contractor moved on to a project el...

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Fuller Brook Park Project

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Town Clerk's Office Closed on Feb. 22

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The Wellesley Town Clerk’s Office will be closed all day on Friday, Feb. 22 due to construction in an area on the First Floor of Town Hall. The office will return to regular business hours (8 AM to 5 PM) on Monday, Feb. 25. Contact the Town Cler...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Wellesley Middle School French Teacher Receives Regional Award

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Congratulations to Wellesley Middle School French teacher Rebecca Blouwolff on her recent honor as Foreign Language Teacher of the Year! 

Madame Blouwolff was recognized for her 'fantastique' teaching and her compassion as an educator by the North...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Changes to Library Drive-up Book Drop

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Pardon the dust at the Wellesley Free Library main branch! 

The drive-up book drop at the rear Library entrance at 530 Washington St. will be under construction for the rest of this winter. The Library is installing an Automated Materials Handler ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Take the Council on Aging Survey

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The Wellesley Council on Aging (COA) wants to hear from you! 

The COA is seeking input from residents and patrons on how to better meet their needs beyond the current operating hours at the Tolles Parsons Center. The Center is now open for busines...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Absentee Ballots Now Available for March 5th Election

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Unable to get to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, March 5th? Absentee ballots are now available from the Town Clerk's Office for the upcoming local election. 

Registered voters who are unable to vote in Wellesley on Election Day may vo...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Girls' Softball Fields Advancing to Home Plate

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A plan to improve the Wellesley girls’ softball fields took another big step forward after the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) voted unanimously to fund $500,000 toward construction costs from Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds.

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

A Green Ribbon for Wellesley Public Schools

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Wellesley Public Schools is receiving statewide recognition for lowering its carbon footprint and promoting environmental awareness. The district earned a Green Ribbon Schools designation from the Commonwealth and will now be reviewed on a national level.

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Historic District Commission Vacancy

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Help preserve Wellesley's historic neighborhoods and properties. 

The Wellesley Historic District Commission is looking for candidates to fill a vacant seat on its board for a term beginning immediately and running through June 30, 2020. ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Building Dept. to Close Early (1 PM) on Fridays in March

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The Wellesley Building Dept. will be closing early (at 1 PM) on Fridays during the month of March. 

This temporary schedule change will allow for staff training on the Town's new online permitting system from ViewPoint Cloud.

Soon residents and/or ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Write-In Candidates Wanted

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Consider becoming a write-in candidate for Town Meeting or the Recreation Commission in the March 5, 2019, annual town election. 

Additional candidates are needed to fill open Town Meeting Member seats in Precincts A, F, and G. Locate your voting ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Read the 2019 Annual Town Meeting Warrant

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What will Wellesley Town Meeting members be discussing and voting on this spring? Read the 2019 Annual Town Meeting Warrant to find out. 

The warrant is the list of the items to be considered during Wellesley's Annual Town Meeting; this year Town ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

2019 Dog Licensing is Now Available Online

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All dogs in Wellesley must be licensed by the Town Clerk's office. Residents can now apply for 2019 dog licenses online through the town's new ViewPoint Cloud system. 

Please note the following information for registering online:

  1. Rabies Certificate...
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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Town Meeting Member Forum Now Available

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The Town Meeting Member Forum is a Google Group established to facilitate communications between Town Meeting Members and the general public regarding issues coming before Town Meetings. The Forum was first announced by the Board of Selectmen on August 21...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Changes to Town Bylaws and Zoning Bylaws Approved by Attorney General

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The Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has approved the Wellesley 2018 Annual Town Meeting Town Bylaw and Zoning Articles.The following Wellesley Town Bylaw Amendments are in effect as of August 15, 2018.

  • Article 9 amending...
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Posted on: February 6, 2019

WPD Warns of Potential Water Department Scam

The Wellesley Police Department and Water Department want to make you are aware of this potential scam that has been occurring in some area towns close to Wellesley.

In late January and early February communities on the north and south shore have experienc...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Wellesley Police Announce Spring 2019 Citizen's Police Academy

The Wellesley Police Department will be holding another session of the Wellesley Police Citizens Academy starting in March of 2019.  Previous sessions of the  academy have been popular and filled to capacity.  The academy is a 9...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Hunnewell Feasibility Eco-Charrette

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The School Building Committee invites you to meet with the design team for the Hunnewell feasibility study to provide your thoughts on sustainable design goals for the project. Monday, October 15th, 5:30 - 9:30 PM in the Hunnewell Gym.

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Learn About Electronic Voting for Town Meeting

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The Committee on Electronic Voting Committee invites all Town Meeting Members and the Wellesley community to learn about electronic voting for Town Meeting on Tuesday January 22nd.  Two software companies will be demonstrating electronic voting i...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Run for Local Office in Wellesley!

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Are you interested in running for local office in the Town of Wellesley?  December 5th, 2018 is the first day to obtain papers to run for office.  For more information, see the Candidate Handbook 2019.

The League of Women Voters of Welles...

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Town Meeting Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Town Meeting Member Forum Now Available

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The Town Meeting Member Forum is a Google Group established to facilitate communications between Town Meeting Members and the general public regarding issues coming before Town Meetings. The Forum was first announced by the Board of Selectmen on August 21...

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