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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Cliff Road Reconstruction Update August 10, 2018

Work is progressing on schedule and the finish paving work is scheduled for Tuesday August 14, and Wednesday August 15, weather dependent. Work will take place on Cliff Road between Route 9 and the Town Line. Work hours will be between the hours of 7:00 A...

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Cliff Road Rehabilitation
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Cliff Road Reconstruction Project Update - July 6, 2018

The Department of Public Works would like to provide an update on the Cliff Road Roadway Improvements Project construction.  The road surface is scheduled to be milled; a process of removing 2-inches of asphalt, with a pavement milling machine, a...

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Cliff Road Rehabilitation
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Cliff Road Reconstruction Update 6/27/2018

To date, storm drainage improvements have been completed and sidewalk replacement work is approximately 50% complete.  Over the next few weeks, sidewalk replacement work will continue and wheelchair ramp reconstruction at sidewalks and crosswalks...

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Cliff Road Rehabilitation
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Cliff Road Reconstruction 6/6/2018

The drainage work is now complete.  The contractor, Perkins, will begin the sidewalk work on Monday June 11.  We have asked the contractor to begin work on the northerly side of the roadway, which will take approximately 1 month to compl...

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Cliff Road Rehabilitation
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Cliff Road Roadway Improvements Project

The Cliff Road Roadway Improvements Project is scheduled to commence on May 10, 2018. The work will take place on Cliff Road between Route 9 and the Town Line.  Work will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. ...

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Additional Info... Cliff Road Rehabilitation

News Flash

Posted on: September 24, 2018

Tolles Parsons Center Celebration on Oct. 1

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Wellesley’s Tolles Parsons Center is hosting a community celebration on Monday, October 1 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to mark the first anniversary of the center’s opening and highlight events from the past year. 

The facility is hom...

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Additional Info... Council on Aging News

News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2018

Cliff Road Reconstruction

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The DPW Board has finalized a contract to reconstruct Cliff Road between Route 9 and the Weston Town Line. The work includes drainage system improvements, sidewalk replacement and sidewalk extensions, new pavement, pavement markings and signs.

Additional Info... Current Projects
Posted on: October 20, 2017

40B Development Projects

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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: 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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Additional Info... Current Projects
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Washington Street Reconstruction

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Washington Street is scheduled to begin reconstruction July 23, 2018 on Mon-Fri 7am-5pm from Wellesley Avenue to Morton Street and from Route 9 to Glen Road. The work includes replacement of sidewalks, crosswalks, pavement, signage, and pavement markings.

Additional Info... Current Projects
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.

Additional Info... Current Projects
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 will be held on 10/2/18 to request feasibility and schematic design funds for the Hardy/Upham Project in a partnership with the MSBA.

Additional Info... Current Projects
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Route 9 / Kingsbury St. Intersection Improvements

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The Board of Selectmen entered into an agreement with MassDOT in 2016 to reconstruct the Route 9 @ Kingsbury Street intersection. The project is currently under construction and new signals are expected to be operational by late fall.

Additional Info... Current Projects
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.

Additional Info... Current Projects

News Flash

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

News Flash

Posted on: September 25, 2018

Paving on Linden St, Westerly St, and Everett St

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Paving is scheduled for overnight, Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, on Linden St, Westerly St, Everett St.

The roads will be closed to traffic, and there will be no on-street parking overnight, from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am. Please find alternate...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Sept. 24 Public Forum on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Study

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The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant Board invites residents to a public forum on Monday, September 24 at 7 PM in the Great Hall at Town Hall to give feedback on a  study exploring options to reduce the town's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions.&n...

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Review the Analysis Group study. News & Announcements
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Veteran's Grave and Ceremonial Officer Vacancy

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The Board of Selectmen has an opening for a Wellesley resident and military veteran to serve as the town’s Veteran’s Grave Officer/Ceremonial Officer.  

The duties include working with the management of private cemeteries in to...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Call 911 to Report a Gas Leak

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In response to local concerns resulting from the disastrous situation in the Merrimack Valley, the Wellesley Fire Department is reminding residents to call 911 immediately and go outside if they smell gas in their homes, on their street or anywhe...

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News & 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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News & Announcements
Posted on: August 27, 2018

Recreation Commission Vacancy

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The Recreation Commission currently has a vacated seat on their elected board. This is a unique opportunity for Residents interested in Town government to volunteer their time. The Wellesley Recreation Commission consists of 5 elected members, who meet re...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Special Town Meeting October 2018

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The Board of Selectmen approved the warrant for a Special Town Meeting in its meeting last evening. The 2018 October Special Town Meeting, will be held in the Wellesley Middle School Auditorium, 50 Kingsbury Street, beginning on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Town Meeting Member Communications

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On August 21, 2018, the Board of Selectmen announced that the Town is establishing a new Google group-based system to facilitate communications between Town Meeting Members and the general public regarding issues coming before Town Meetings.  The...

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News & Announcements
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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News & Announcements
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Draft Housing Production Plan Available for Comment

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The draft Housing Production Plan is ready and awaiting public comment! Please find the complete Draft Housing Production Plan here. The Town will be taking public comments on the draft plan from today until August 31, 2018. Please send comments or questi...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: June 14, 2018

2018 June Special Town Meeting Dissolved

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2018 June Special Town Meeting June 5, 2018 is DISSOLVED. Additional information and presentations are available online.

Fall Special Town Meeting scheduled for October 2 & 3, 2018.

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Facilities Management Department Receives Green Cleaning Award

Green Cleaning Award

The Town of Wellesley’s Facilities Management Department (FMD) recently received national recognition as the Grand Award winner for K-12 School Districts of the 2018 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities. The FMD Custodial staff wa...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: January 23, 2018

WMLP Retrofitting Nearly 3000 Streetlights with LED Fixtures

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The WMLP is moving forward with the retrofit of between 2,850 and 3,100 streetlights with Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.  The streetlight retrofit will eliminate 930,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year.  This reduction is ...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: December 29, 2017

The Town of Wellesley Earns Green Community Designation

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December 29, 2017 (Wellesley, MA) – The Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has just designated the Town of Wellesley a Green Community.  This designation comes with an initial grant tot...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Updated Information on Pre-payment of Property Taxes

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There has been significant interest by taxpayers regarding pre-payment of taxes for the balance of this fiscal year, and the first half of fiscal year 2019 that begins in July.  Tax bills for the balance of fiscal year 2018 (3rd and 4th quarter) ...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Browsealoud Service Added to www.wellesleyma.gov

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We’re delighted to announce that we’ve added speech, reading and translation support to our town’s website with Browsealoud. This innovative tool from Texthelp helps the millions of people out there who struggle to access and understand information online...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 12, 2018

Update: Suspect Charged in Hunnewell Field Gun Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 the Wellesley Police Department arrested and charged Matthew Bradley in connection with a firearm and ammunition that was located on the Hunnewell Field on September 5.  Bradley is a 27-year-o...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

WPD Recovers Firearm in Hunnewell Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 3:55 PM, a call was received at the Wellesley Police Department’s Emergency Communication Center reporting a firearm had been found in the Hunnewell Field area near Rice Street in Wellesley.

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Aggressive Driveway Paving Scam

Driveway paving scam advisory:

Twice within the past 5 days Wellesley Police Officers have encountered work crews from Old Stone Paving and Masonry working on residential driveways. This company and others like it, have been operating within the metro-west...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Wellesley Police Announce Fall Citizen's Police Academy

The Wellesley Police Department will be holding another session of the Wellesley Police Citizens Academy starting in October of 2018.  Previous sessions of the  academy have been popular and filled to capacity.  The academy is a...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

WPD Announces the Passing of Retired Police Chief Joe Gagnon

The Wellesley Police regret to announce the passing of retired Police Chief Ernest ‘Joe’ Gagnon on August 21, 2018.   Chief Gagnon passed away in Venice, Florida and was 82 years old.  Chief Gagnon served as a Wellesl...

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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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Town Meeting Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2018

STM: Advisory Public Hearing and Upham/Hardy tours signup

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Dear Town Meeting Members,

We would like to remind you of the following upcoming events related to the Hardy/Upham project, leading up to the October 2 & 3 Special Town Meeting.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7.p.m.: Advisory Public Hearing on the Hardy/Upham proj...

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Town Meeting Announcements
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Special Town Meeting October 2018

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Dear Town Meeting Members,

In accordance with the provisions of Section 4, Chapter 202, Acts of 1932, as amended, Town Meeting Members are hereby notified that the 2018 October Special Town Meeting, will be held in the Wellesley Middle School Auditorium, 5...

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Town Meeting Announcements
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Town Meeting Member Communications

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On August 21, 2018, the Board of Selectmen announced that the Town is establishing a new Google group-based system to facilitate communications between Town Meeting Members and the general public regarding issues coming before Town Meetings.  The...

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Town Meeting Announcements

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