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Posted on: March 5, 2021

New CVS Vaccine Clinics, WPS Reopening Plans

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CVS is expanding vaccine clinics to include Wellesley, as educators become eligible to schedule appointments. Wellesley Public Schools outlines plans to reopen elementary schools for full 5-day, in-person learning.

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Select Board Office Hours on March 9

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The Select Board is holding virtual office hours throughout the year.

Residents may reserve time to speak with a Board member via Zoom. Ask questions, give input, and share concerns about Town operations, Coronavirus, or other issues.  

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Wellesley Civil Discourse Initiative

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Wellesley is launching a Civil Discourse Initiative to help residents talk about tough topics. The project will train community members to facilitate open and honest conversations. Learn more at upcoming virtual events on March 23 and April 6.

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments and Teacher Vaccines

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COVID-19 vaccine appointments continue to be severely limited as educators moved to the next eligible group.

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

2021 Annual Town Election - Final Results

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The final official results for the 2021 Annual Town Election are available.  Results include all ballots cast on March 2, 2021, both tabulated and hand-counted.

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Wellesley Annual Town Election 2021 Preliminary Results

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The preliminary results for the Wellesley Annual Town Election have been posted to the website here.

Please note the preliminary results are based on ballots electronically tabulated.  Final results will be posted at a later time and will include ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Revised 2021 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Posted

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The Select Board has revised the Warrant for Wellesley's 2021 Annual Town Meeting.

The only change to the Warrant is the addition of Article 36 for the Communications Center/Dispatch Radio replacement.

Town Meeting will begin on Monday, April 26, 2...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Reopening Phase 3 Step 2 Begins on March 1

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While residents continue to be frustrated by COVID-19 vaccine scheduling, the State will move forward with reopening. Phase 3 Step 2 begins on March 1 with relaxed capacity restrictions and openings for some performance and recreation venues.

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

50,000 New Vaccine Appointments

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50,000 new COVID-19 vaccine appointments opened on Thursday, February 25. Those eligible to book appointments are individuals 65 years and older or those with certain medical conditions. 

Appointments can be scheduled online using the Massachusett...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

More Electrical Box Artists Wanted

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Add some color to our community - transform Wellesley traffic signal boxes into public art!

In an effort to enhance the visual experience for Town residents and visitors, the Wellesley Public Art Committee (PAC) is working with the Wellesley Police Departm...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Select Board Statement on Anti-Racism and Anti-Bias

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On Monday, February 22, 2021 the members of the Wellesley Select Board adopted this Statement to the Community on Anti-Racism and Anti-Bias.

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

COVID-19 Relief Funds for Emergency Gift Cards & Storefront Art

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Residents and retailers will benefit from new COVID-19 Relief Fund grants. Money will support the emergency gift card program for individuals in isolation due to COVID and enhance the visual experience for Wellesley's upcoming Storefront Art Project.

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Elderly or Disabled Affordable Housing Lottery

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Glen Grove apartments at 50 Grove Street in Wellesley is reopening a wait list for rental applications

This affordable housing opportunity is open to elderly individuals or individuals with disabilities. Eligible applicants will be placed on the...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Current Case Information, Vaccine Appointment Frustration

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COVID-19 cases continue to be identified in Wellesley, including a report of the U.K. variant. Residents newly eligible for vaccine appointments experience delays and frustration with the State scheduling websites.

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Celebrate 50 Years of Recycling!

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Recycling in Wellesley began 50 years ago in February 1971. Celebrate this golden anniversary by stepping up recycling efforts, taking part in RDF programs like the Recyclable of the Month, and joining activities to benefit the earth and our community.

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Vaccine Appointments for 65+ and 2+ Medical Conditions

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Residents age 65+ and those with two or more certain medical conditions can now book COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Be patient as scheduling websites are seeing an extremely high volume of requests.

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Vaccine Update and New Mask Guidelines

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COVID-19 vaccinations continue for seniors 75+ with more scheduling options becoming available. The CDC is announcing updated mask guidelines for extra protection from the virus and possible variants.

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

2-1-1 Hotline and Capacity Increasing to 40% for Businesses

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A 2-1-1 call center is now open to help seniors 75+ schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments, and capacity restrictions at businesses will increase to 40 percent.

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

New Grants for Voter Education and Vaccine Planning

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Money from the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund will support the League of Women Voters March election education campaign and the Health Department COVID-19 vaccine efforts. These are the first grants awarded by the Fund in 2021.

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Case Update, Vaccine Scheduling Support

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As cases in Wellesley continue to rise, residents should remember to follow restrictions. The COA is providing help for seniors 75+ who are trying to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Restrictions Eased, Vaccines for All in Phase One

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The Stay at Home advisory and early closing curfew will be lifted on January 25. All eligible residents in Phase One can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no start date yet for Phase 2 vaccinations.

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine, Phases and Timeline

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Vaccinations for first responders are continuing. The State has the most up-to-date vaccine information, phases, eligibility, and timelines. Wellesley Health officials are not vaccinating other groups or the general public at this time.

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Renew Dog Licenses

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The Town Clerk's office is reminding pet owners to renew annual dog licenses.

The renewal period began on January 1 and runs through March 31, 2021. Owners may renew licenses online using the Viewpoint Cloud email that was sent on January 1, 2021....

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

Adopt a Fire Hydrant

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The DPW and Wellesley Fire-Rescue Department are asking for your help clearing fire hydrants of snow in your neighborhood this winter season. There are more than 1,400 hydrants in Wellesley and each one is potentially vital in the event of an emergency.Ad...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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