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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Post Stormwater Pics to Win Prizes

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The DPW is running a social media contest to educate residents on stormwater pollution. Use #ThinkBlueWellesley to post photos and win prizes.

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

REMINDER: New MA Travel Order in Effect

State COVID Updates

A new travel order for all visitors and returning residents to Massachusetts is now in effect.

These restrictions require that all visitors and any Massachusetts residents returning to the Commonwealth must: 

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Wellesley Police Blood Drive on Aug. 13

Red Cross

Give blood and help save a life. 

The Wellesley Police Department is holding a blood drive on Thursday, August 13 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Kingsbury Room. 

The drive is through the American Red Cross blood program.

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Now Showing: Mobile Movie Nights at Taliby!

Community Fund for Wellesley

Mobile Movies are on screen NOW at Wellesley’s Tailby parking lot. 

The six-week series is presented by the Kiwanis Club with operations and staffing funded by the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund. Watch this Wellesley Media video for a pe...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Roadway Paving and Bacon Street Bridge Work

Construction

Work to improve Wellesley roads continues on Friday, July 31 through Friday, August 7.

Department of Public Works crews will be paving a number of streets in the area. Drivers should expect some detours. The days, times, and locations are:

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Zoning Board of Appeals Vacancy

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The Zoning Board of Appeals is seeking applicants for an associate board member volunteer position.  

The vacancy is due to the departure of long-time ZBA board member and past chairman Dick Seegel, who stepped down in June after more than 20 year...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Great Plain Ave. Rotary Construction

Construction

Reimagine a new Great Plain Avenue rotary in Wellesley! 

Work to realign the Great Plain Avenue rotary, Wellesley Avenue and Seaver Street began on July 27, 2020.  

The project is managed by the Department of Public Works. The work will be...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Introducing MapWellesley

MapWellesley News

The Town of Wellesley’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Office has launched MapWellesley, a new online mapping hub. 

This new site links to the Town’s improved web mapping applications, such as the Property and Trail viewe...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

New MA Traveler Order

Coronavirus News

A more restrictive traveler order for Massachusetts effective on August 1, and a reminder to wear your masks or face coverings.

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Serving More Families with COVID-19 Relief Funds

Community Fund for Wellesley

Additional funding from the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund is providing more families with hot meals through July.

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Affordable Housing Opportunity in Wellesley

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A new development in Wellesley is now accepting applications for an income-restricted housing lottery.

Fieldstone Way is a new townhouse community in Wellesley located at 135 Great Plain Avenue. The development has 44 one, two and three bedroom residences ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Mobile Movie Nights Start July 28!

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Wellesley's Mobile Movie Nights start Tuesday, July 28. See the schedule, key details and registration information for unique and safe summer fun.

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Electrical Box Art, Part 2

Police News

Make your mark in Wellesley by painting a local traffic signal electric box. 

Applications are now being accepted for Part 2 of this Town-wide public art project, a collaboration between the Wellesley Public Art Committee (PAC) and the Wellesley P...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Tips to "Shave the Peak" on Hot Days

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Choose to reduce energy use on hot days, keep Town electricity rates low, and improve the environment. 

Join the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant’s (WMLP) voluntary demand response program and "shave the peak."

During the hot sum...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Additional PPE Purchased with COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants

Community Fund for Wellesley

Senior citizens and children in our community will benefit from recent grants by the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund. Money will be used to purchase more masks to keep vulnerable residents safe in coming months.

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

2020 Vote by Mail Applications

Election 2020

Vote by Mail applications for all 2020 Elections are now available. 

In July, a new state law was passed to allow all registered voters in Massachusetts to vote by mail due do COVID-19. In accordance with this law the Secretary of the Commonwealth...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Reusable Bags Are Back

Coronavirus News

Wellesley residents may once again use reuable bags when they shop. 

An order by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) that temporarily suspended the use of these bags due to COVID-19 recently expired.  

The original order w...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

New COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Support Technology at Elizabeth Seton Residence

Community Fund for Wellesley

The most recent round of grants from the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund will help enchance resident and family visits at the Elizabeth Seton Residence, a long-term care facility in Wellesley.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Phase 3 Proceeding, Mask or Face Covering Reminder

Coronavirus News

Phase 3 of the Reopening Massachusetts plan is proceeding with gyms, health clubs, museums and other cultural facilities permitted to open. Health officials continue to urge residents to wear masks or face coverings to protect others and themselves.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

RDF Expands Hours and Services

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The Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) is expanding its hours and services.

The RDF will reopen on Sundays beginning on Sunday, July 12. The Sunday hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Users will also be able to drop off paint ONLY on upcoming Wedne...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Water Meter Upgrade Program Resumes

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The Water and Sewer Division is resuming a program to upgrade residential water meters. 

This program was suspended this spring due to Coronavirus. Notices are now being reissued to residents who were not able to schedule appointments for the upgr...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Shave the Peak: Reduce Electricity Use and Help Earth

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Take part in a Wellesley Municipal Light Plant voluntary demand response program to help reduce electricity use during peak times this summer. Save money on your electric bill and help the planet.

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Vote-by-Mail in Fall 2020

Election 2020

New legislation passed by Massachusetts lawmakers and signed by Governor Charlie Baker encourages all voters to vote safely from home in the upcoming Fall 2020 elections due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Chapter 115 of the Acts of 2020 was approved...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund Awards $13,500 in New Grants

Community Fund for Wellesley

The most recent round of grants from the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund will address food insecurity, youth employment, and a safe return to business for local merchants.

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Summer Parking 2020

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Parking enforcement in all Town-owned commuter parking and business parking lots has resumed. Users must pay for metered parkng or all-day parking spaces in any of these lots. An annual parking sticker or daily fee is required. 

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Case Update, July 4 Safety

Coronavirus News

Active Coronavirus cases continue to decline, but the Health Department urges caution for July 4th weekend.

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Holiday and Summer Schedules for Town Departments

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Town of Wellesley departments will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. 

The Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) will be open on Friday but will be closed on Saturday, July 4. Sunday hours for the RDF will r...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Initial Reopening Guidance for Schools Released

Coronavirus News

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released initial guidance for reopening schools in the fall.

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Phase 2, Step Two of Reopening Plan Starts June 22

Coronavirus News

Step Two of Phase 2 in the Commonwealth's reopening plan begins on Monday, June 22. Wellesley's remote 2020 Annual Town Meeting also starts on June 22.

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Fund Grant Extends Hot Meals for Most Vulnerable

Community Fund for Wellesley

A program supplying hot meals from local restaurants to Wellesley's most vulnerable residents is receiving $4,000 in additional grant money from the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Remote 2020 Annual Town Meeting, Staggered Playground Reopening

Coronavirus News

The Town will hold its first-ever remote Annual Town Meeting on June 22, and playgrounds will reopen on a staggered schedule to allow for safety inspections.

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Outdoor Dining in Wellesley, 2-hour Meter Free Parking

Coronavirus News

As part of Phase 2 reopening, some Wellesley restaurants can temporarily expand outdoor dining, and free parking at 2-hour meters is extended until August.

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Phase 2 Begins, Return Ballots

Coronavirus News

Massachusetts moves to Phase 2 of the reopening plan, and Town election ballots must be returned by June 13.

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Phase 2 Announcement Expected, Morses Pond Summer Plan

Coronavirus News

The Governor will announce the start date of Phase 2, and the Recreation Department shares plans for reserved spaces, and an ungarded beach at Morses Pond this summer.

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Case Counts, Graduation Parade

Coronavirus News

Read the COVID-19 briefing for June 4.

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Restaurant Reopening Information, Return Local Election Ballots

Coronavirus News

As part of the Phase 2 reopening plans, Wellesley restaurants will temporarily be allowed to offer or expand outdoor dining by following specific guidelines, and 2020 local election ballots are due by June 13.

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

New Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants Focus on Summer Safety

Community Fund for Wellesley

The Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund awarded $16,000 in new grants to programs focused on safe summer entertainment.

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Voter Registration, WHS Graduation Parade

Coronavirus News

The last day to register to vote in Wellesley is June 3, and safely celebrate WHS graduates at a parade on June 6.

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

More Phase Two Previews, Vote Safe Campaign Update

Coronavirus News

The State released preview guidance for child care, summer camps, and youth sports programs in preparation for Phase Two of Reopening Massachusetts. And residents are urged to request mailed ballots for the Town Elections.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Phase Two Preview, Tax Payments Due on June 1

Coronavirus News

The State released previews of guidelines for restaurants and lodging operators as part of Phase Two of Reopening Massachusetts. And tax payments are due on Monday, June 1 by 5 PM.

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Parks and Fields Reopen, 2020 Marathon is Cancelled

Coronavirus News

Wellesley parks and playing fields reopened for limited public use - restrictions are in place, and the 2020 Boston Marathon will be run virtually. The in-person running is cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Fund Fifth Round Grants Total $5,360

Community Fund for Wellesley

The Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund awarded $5,360 to fund a voter education program and to purchase 3-D printers that will be used to produce personal protection equipment (PPE).

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Morses Pond Plans, Voter Safety

Coronavirus News

The Recreation Commission voted to have no lifeguards at Morses Pond this summer; other plans are still to come. The Vote Safe, Vote from Home campaign continues as residents are urged to request ballots by mail.

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Remote Home Energy Assessments Available to Residents

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Staying at home during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis may increase utility bills. Help lower these costs with a home energy savings plan. 

The Wellesley Muncipal Light Plant is working with Energy New England (ENE) to offer remote home energy asse...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Town Meeting Now on June 22, Food Pantry's Summer Home

Coronavirus News

Wellesley's 2020 Annual Town Meeting has been postponed for the third time due to COVID-19; the new date is June 22. The Wellesley Food Pantry is temporarily moving for the summer.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Guidelines for May 25 Reopening, RMV Extensions

Coronavirus News

See the specific guidelines for businesses reopening on May 25, and the RMV extends dates for licenses, registration, and other services.

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Library Reopening Plans, Modified Memorial Day Observances

Coronavirus News

The Wellesley Free Library book drop reopens on June 1, and Wellesley modifies Memorial Day observances this year.

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

CDC Report, Local Merchants Prep for Reopening

Coronavirus News

The CDC has released more guidance for reopening as Town officials continue to discuss plans for fields, sports courts and Morses Pond, and local merchants prepare for a safe reopening

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund Awards $17,000 in Fourth Round Grants

Community Fund for Wellesley

The Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund is awarding $17,000 in fourth round grants to programs that will help local merchants reopen safely and will protect healthcare workers.

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

More Reopening Information, Town Election Now on June 13

Coronavirus News

Town officials continue to review reopening information and provide guidance, and Wellesley's local election is now scheduled for June 13.

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Reopening Plan Details, Love Notes

Coronavirus News

The Baker-Polio Administration share details and guidelines to start reopening Massachusetts, and local students send notes of love and thanks.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Reopening Information, COVID-19 Testing Map

Coronavirus News

The Governor will share details on reopening Massachusetts on May 18, and a new map lists all COVID-19 testing locations.

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

No CVS Testing in Wellesley, Follow Morses Pond Restrictions

Coronavirus News

The CVS on Linden Street will not be a COVID-19 testing site, and a reminder to follow restrictions at Morses Pond.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Antibody Testing, Advisory Committee Updates

Coronavirus News

The Health Department provides more information on antibody testing, and the Advisory Committee updates 2020 Annual Town Meeting news.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Fund Awards $5,500 in Grants

Community Fund for Wellesley

Programs providing handmade masks and meals for Wellesley families, seniors, and veterans are the recipients of third-round grants from the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Close Contact Testing, Workplace Standards for Reopening

Coronavirus News

Testing for close contacts of COVID-19 cases is key to preventing a second outbreak, and the State provides workplace standards for reopening.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Four-Phase Approach to Reopen MA, Morses Pond Beach Stays Closed

Coronavirus News

State officials announce a four-phase approach to reopening the economy, and the Morses Pond gate will open but the beach will stay closed.

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Medical-grade Masks for the Most Vulnerable

Fire News

The Town of Wellesley’s most vulnerable residents are receiving medical-grade masks through a new program coordinated by the Wellesley Fire Department, Health Department and Council on Aging.

The Fire Department purchased 2,000 KN95 masks using f...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Masks at the RDF, Fields and Playgrounds Still Closed

Coronavirus News

Please remember to mask up when using the Recycling and Disposal Facility, and enjoy outdoor activities on trails and in conservation areas as fields and parks remain closed.

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Fund Announces Second Round of Grants

Community Fund for Wellesley

The Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund has awarded $13,000 in a second round of grant funding to local non-profits and Town departments.

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Golf Courses Reopen, Call in for Assistance

Coronavirus News

Gold courses can reopen with restrictions, and remember to call-in for COVID-19 help in Wellesley.

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Face Covering Orders in Effect, Selectmen Hold Virtual Office Hours

Coronavirus News

State and Local face covering orders for all public spaces are now in effect. Protect yourself and others by covering your nose and mouth. And speak with a Selectman via Zoom during office hours on May 12.

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Face Covering Orders Start May 6, COVID-19 Relief Fund Match Challenge

Coronavirus News

The statewide face covering order and supplemental Wellesley order start May 6, and the COVID-19 Relief Fund announces a two-week match challenge.

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Cover Your Face to Protect Yourself and Others

Coronavirus News

Effective May 6, please cover your face to protect yourself and others. 

Governor Baker has issued an order requiring face coverings in public places where social distancing is not possible. This order applies to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Ex...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Donation Match Challenge for Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund

Community Fund for Wellesley

Donate to the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund by May 18 and your donation wil be matched up to $12,500. The COVID-19 Relief Fund addresses unmet needs in our community resulting from the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Supplemental Local Face Covering Order, Virtual Library Services

Coronavirus News

The Board of Selectmen and Board of Health sign a local order to expand on the Governor's Face Covering order, and the Library continues to offer many virtual services.

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Governor Signs Face Covering Order, Remember Leash Law and Park Restrictions

Coronavirus News

Governor Baker signed an order requiring face coverings in all indoor and outrdoor public areas, and the Town is reminding residents of leash laws and park restrictions.

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Mandatory Mask Order To Be Discussed, Help for Rec Department

Coronavirus News

The Board of Selectmen and the Board of Health will hold an emergency meeting to discuss a mandatory mask order, and the Recreation Department wants input on virtual programs.

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Reopening Advisory Board, COVID-19 Fund Awards Grants, FMD Returns to Work

Coronavirus News

The Commonwealth has formed a Reopening Advisory Board, the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund announces initial grants, and Facilites staff prepares to return to work in schools.

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund Announces Initial Grants

Community Fund for Wellesley

The Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund is awarding $12,800 in initial grants to local non-profits providing critical support for residents. The recently-established Fund addresses unmet needs in our community resulting from the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Non-Essential Services Closed Until May 18, Contact Tracing Continues

Coronavirus News

The Executive Order prohibiting non-essential services has been extended until May 18, and the Health Department and the Commonwealth are conducting extensive COVID-19 community tracing.

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

RDF Employee Recovering from COVID-19, Social Worker Call-in Hours

Coronavirus News

An RDF employee is recovering from COVID-19, and the Health Department offers call-in hours for residents to speak with a social worker.

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Follow Town Social Media Pages for COVID-19 Updates

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Stay up-to-date on Wellesley Coronavirus information through social media. 

COVID-19 briefings, community news, and photos are posted daily on the Town of Wellesley social media pages. Like Town of Wellesley, MA on Facebook and follow @TownofWelle...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

State Cases Climb, Remember RDF Restrictions

Coronavirus News

The State reports a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, and remember RDF restrictions to stay safe.

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund

Community Fund for Wellesley

The Community Fund for Wellesley and the Board of Selectmen have created the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund to support critical unmet needs in our commmunity.

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Elizabeth Seton News, Domestic Violence Help, Landscaping Guidelines

Coronavirus News

The Elizabeth Seton Residence shares news about COVID-19, WPD reminds residents of domestic violence resources, and guidelines for landscapers.

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Buoy Health Telemedicine, Seasonal COVID-19 Safety

Coronavirus News

A reminder that Buoy Health is offering online COVID-19 symptom checks, and seasonal safety tips for residents staying home during the Coronavirus crisis.

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Schools Closed for Rest of School Year, Hydrant Flushing Postponed

Coronavirus News

The Governor has ordered all schools to stay closed for the rest of the school year, and all non-emergency child care centers closed until June 29. Spring hydrant flushing is postponed in order to prevent water use disruption in homes.

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend Postponed, COVID-19 Relief Fund

Coronavirus News

Happy Patriot's Day and thank you to all runners who stayed home. Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend is postponed, and the COVID-19 Relief Fund provides support for residents.

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund, No Marathon on Monday

Coronavirus News

A new relief fund for Wellesley supports urgent and evolving needs in our community resulting from COVID-19. And a reminder that the Boston Marathon is postponed - runners should stay home on Monday.

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Support for Long-term Care Facilities, Town Meeting Postponed Again, Mask Up

Coronavirus News

Support long-term care facilities during COVID-19. Annual Town Meeting is postponed for a second time, and Wellesley masks up to flatten the curve.

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Case Count Updates, Essential Services FAQs, Mailed Ballot Typo

Coronavirus News

There are new updates to local COVID-19 case count reporting. The State gives more clarification for essential services questions, and some mailed ballots have an incorrect local election date.

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

No April Break for WPS, Share Your Good News

Coronavirus News

The School Committee has cancelled April vacation to help maintain the momentum of remote learning, and share your good news and good works during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Spike, Essential Construction Defined, Tax Payment Dates Extended

Coronavirus News

COVID-19 cases in Wellesley spike over the weekend. The Town announces specific criteria for essential construction projects, and the due date for real estate and property tax payments is extended.

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Wellesley Announces Criteria for COVID-19 Essential Construction Projects

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Town officials announced specific criteria for allowable essential construction projects.These guidelines and all requirements related to the Governor's Essential Services order must be met by contractors and owners.

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Assistance Phone Numbers, New Library Resources

Coronavirus News

Public health officials expect the critical COVID-19 surge to occur between April 10-20; please stay home as much as possible. Resources are available by phone, and the library has new activity offerings.

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Supporting Wellesley Call Center, SafeLink for Abuse Survivors, COVID-19 Care Jobs

Coronavirus News

Call the Supporting Wellesley call center for non-emergency help. The Commonwealth expands help for abuse survivors, and the COVID-19 team is recruiting people for paid jobs in temporary healthcare centers.

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Grocery Stores Limit Occupancy, Nursing Home Call-In Line

Coronavirus News

A new State order limits the number of shoppers and employees in grocery stores, and a call-in line offers resources for families of nursing home residents.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Restriction Reminders, Vote Safe

Coronavirus News

With peak COVID-19 infections expected between April 10-22, the Health Dept. is reminding residents to follow all current restrictions. Grocery stores may limit customer capacity even more, and request your mail-in Town election ballot.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

A Message About COVID-19 from Fire Chief Rick DeLorie

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Read this message to the community about COVID-19 from Wellesley Fire Chief Rick DeLorie.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Mask Recommendations, Remote Learning 2.0, Supporting Wellesley Call Center

Coronavirus News

Residents are urged to follow the CDC cloth face mask recommendation, WPS launches remote learning 2.0, and the Supporting Wellesley call center is here to help residents.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Hub, Alcohol with Food Take-out, Celebration Clap on Saturday

Coronavirus News

The Town launches a COVID-19 Info Hub, restaurants can sell alcohol with food take-out, and join a Town-wide celebration clap on Saturday, April 4.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Wellesley Launches New Coronavirus Information Hub

Coronavirus News

The Town of Wellesley has launched a new site for all Coronavirus briefings, data and resources. Visit the Coronavirus Information Hub for the most current, accurate information for the Wellesley community.

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Beaches Closed, Shop Solo at Roche Bros, Social Distancing Explained

Coronavirus News

The Governor closes State beaches, Roche Bros. asks customers to shop solo, and see specific examples of social distancing.

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

RDF Message, Cybersecurity Warning, Support Services

Coronavirus News

The RDF is reminding residents to visit at non-peak times. The FBI issues cybersecurity warnings for remote meetings, and the Wellesley Will Be Well initiative provides support services for all.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Non-Essential Businesses Closed Until May 4, Entire Wellesley College Campus Closed

Coronavirus News

The Governor extended the non-essential business closure until May 4. The entire Wellesley College campus is now closed to the public.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Take-Out Safety Tips, New Remote Building Inspection Protocols

Coronavirus News

The Health Department is providing take-out safety tips, and effective immediately the Building Department will begin conducting all inspections remotely.

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Control Pets, Protect Our First Responders

Coronavirus News

Town officials are reminding residents to control pets to maintain social distancing, and support first responders while keeping them and others healthy.

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Use Official Trusted Sources

Coronavirus News

Residents are reminded that Town briefings are Wellesley's official, trusted source for Coronavirus information.

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Community Spread, WPS More Robust Remote Learning

Coronavirus News

The Health Dept. is reporting more community spread of COVID-19 in Wellesley, and Wellesley Public Schools will announce robust plans for remote learning to support students through May 4.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Disaster Request for MA, Landscaping Clarification

Coronavirus News

The U.S. has the world's most reported number of COVID-19 cases at 81,321. The Governor has submitted a disaster request for Massachusetts, and the Town has received clarification on landscaping services.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

New RDF Rules, Effective Immediately

Coronavirus News

The Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) has implemented new restrictions due to COVID-19. These rules are effective immediately and remain in place until futher notice.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Schools Closed Until May 4, New RDF Rules, Plastic Bag Ban Temporarily Lifted

Coronavirus News

The Governor orders schools to stay closed until May 4. New RDF rules are in effect to prevent recycling congestion, and Wellesley's plastic bag ban is temporarily lifted.

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Emergency Orders in Effect, RDF Recycling Changes

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All non-essential COVID-19 businesses and services are now closed until April 7. New RDF recycling procedures will protect users and staff.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Emergency Orders, Protect Our First Responders

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All State and Town emergency orders remain in effect as the Coronavirus pandemic is now widespread throughout Massachusetts.

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Cases in Wellesley Remain at Eight

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Wellesley remains at eight. Community efforts continue to ensure that Wellesley Will Be Well.

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Emergency Childcare, Wellesley College Closed to Public

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Early childhood education centers are closed effective March 23, except for emergency childcare programs. All Wellesley College buildings, facilities and parking lots are closed to the public.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

A Message from the RDF About Coronavirus Precautions

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In anticipation of the weekend, the Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) is asking residents to read, and heed, this important message about Coronavirus precautions.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Medical Reserve Corps, Fire Inspection Changes, RDF Precautions

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Do your part to make sure Wellesley Will Be Well. Volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps, know the new fire inspection changes, and follow RDF precautions.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Wellesley Will Be Well Campaign

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As the Coronavirus continues to spread, Town officials urge cooperation, halt building inspections and ask residents to join together in the Wellesley Will Be Well campaign.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

WPD Notice for Public Land

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The Wellesley Police Dept. asks the public to be responsible and stay away from closed areas in Town during the Coronavirus crisis.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

New Restrictions, Take-Out Challenge, Volunteers Needed

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Coronavirus concerns are becoming increasingly serious; the community needs to provide a serious response. See new restrictions, take the take-out challenge and volunteer.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Town Meeting Postponed, Local Business Support Resources

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Coronavirus concerns postpone Town Meeting; Town Hall is closed to the public and other restrictions are fully in place; and officials are developing local business resources.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Elections Postponed, Town Buildings Closed, Operations Move Online

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According to State orders, Wellesley town elections are postponed, all public buildings, parks, playgrounds, and fields are closed. Online operations are encouraged.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

New State Orders Restrict Interactions, Protect High Risk Groups

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State officials issue orders to restrict interactions to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Wellesley provides more information on how to help everyone in the community stay safe and healthy.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Municipal Buildings Operating with Limited Public Access

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The Town of Wellesley will be limiting public access to municipal buildings and suspending additional programming to slow the spread Coronavirus and help keep residents and employees healthy and safe.

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Wellesley Public Schools, Tolles Parsons Center Closed for Two Weeks

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Wellesley Public Schools and the Tolles Parsons Center will be closed for two weeks beginning on March 13. Council on Aging programs and Wellesley Free Libraries programs suspended.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Wellesley Modifies COA, Library & Rec Programs, WPS Cancels Events, Trips, Activities

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Wellesley is moving forward with strict precautionary measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Partners HealthCare Offers Coronavirus Hotline

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Partners HealthCare in Massachusetts is offering a Coronavirus hotline for physicians, patients and members of the public.

This centralized call line will serve as as resource for physicians, patients, and members of the public who may have questions about...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Town and School Events to Go On As Scheduled

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The Health Dept. has issued an updated Coronavirus briefing to the community. Town and School events currently may take place as scheduled.

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Posted on: March 7, 2020

Cleaning Complete at Wellesley Schools

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Wellesley’s Facilities Management Department (FMD) has completed the cleaning and sanitizing of Upham Elementary and Wellesley Middle School.

Both schools were dismissed early on Friday, March 6 as a precautionary measure when a parent of two stu...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

UPDATE: Health Dept. Statement on Presumptive Positive Coronavirus Case

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The Health Department released a statement with information on a presumptive positive case of Coronavirus in Wellesley identified on March 6, 2020.

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Health Dept. Update on Coronavirus

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The Health Dept. continues to monitor and prepare for the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation. While the risk to our community remains low, Wellesley is well-prepared should any response be necessary.

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