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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Wellesley Park 40R District

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A proposed redevelopment and rezoning of Wellesley Office Park on William Street, the project would replace much of the existing office uses with a variety of uses, likely to include housing, retail, and other amenities.

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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: June 14, 2019

Sprague Fields Turf Replacement Project

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The Department of Public Works would like to provide an update on the Sprague Fields Turf Replacement Project. Turf replacement work on fields 2 and 3 is expected to begin on Tuesday, June 18th. The fields will remain closed and inaccessible during most o...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Wellesley Police Department to Test Consolidated Alert System

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The Wellesley Police Department will be conducting a test of our community alert/emergency notification system on Wednesday, June 19 at 1030 AM. The test will consist of a phone call, text and email message. The phone call will go to your residential or b...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Have Supper and Learn About the Council on Aging

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Get a sandwich and learn what 'sup at the Council on Aging (COA)! 

The COA will host a "Welcome Supper" on Wednesday, June 19 from 5: 30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Tolles Parsons Center (500 Washington Street). 

This event is for Welle...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Give Feedback on the Wellesley Square Redevelopment Project on June 18

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Get updates and share your thoughts on the proposed Wellesley Square Redevelopment project.

The community is invited to a review and feedback session for Trinity Financial's proposed redevelopment of the Tailby and Railroad  parking lots on either...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Bates and Hardy Elementary Schools Recognized for Academic Achievement

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Two Wellesley elementary schools were recently honored by the Commonwealth for high academic achievement. 

Katharine Lee Bates Elementary and John D. Hardy elementary were named 2018 Massachusetts Schools of Recognition at a Statehouse ceremony on...

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Posted on: June 8, 2019

Permanent Building Committee Vacancy

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Help shape the future of Wellesley's major building and structural projects as a member of the Permanent Building Committee (PBC).

The Town is seeking an attorney who is a Wellesley resident to fill a vacant seat effective July 1, 2019. The PBC is responsi...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Wellesley Needs YOU - Volunteer for a Town Board or Committee

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Get involved in the community - volunteer to serve on a Town of Wellesley Board or Committee!

Currently, there are vacant seats on many different organizations. View the complete list of Volunteer Opportunities.

Like to plan events? Join the Celebrations Co...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Chief DeLorie Recognized for Outstanding Leadership

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Wellesley Fire Chief Rick DeLorie is the first fire official to win the Theodore Mann Regional Leadership Award, presented by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston. 

DeLorie was recognized for his collaborative work with many mun...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Attorney General Approves Special Town Meeting Bylaws

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The Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has approved the Wellesley 2019 Special Town Meeting Town Bylaw and Zoning Bylaw Articles.

Town Bylaw Amendment effective June 6, 2019.

  • Article 10, TBL Amendment -- Amend Article 8.10 p...
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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Wellesley Public Schools Honored by U.S. Department of Education

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Wellesley Public Schools is receiving national recognition for its sustainability efforts. The district is one of only 14 in the country to be selected as a U.S. Dept. of Education 2019 Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardee.

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Remembering Our Veterans on Memorial Day

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The Town of Wellesley honored its departed veterans with a Memorial Day observance on Thursday, May 30 in front of Town Hall. 

Local veterans and community members participated in the evening ceremony which included music performed by the Wellesle...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Council on Aging Seeks Part-time Bus Driver

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The Wellesley Council on Aging (COA) is seeking a bus driver to safely transport senior citizens to doctor's appointments, stores, social engagements and more. 

Want to travel (through Town), meet interesting people and help our community? Apply n...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Don Newell Named New WMLP Director

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The Wellesley Municipal Light Board has selected an experienced, proven leader as the next Director of the Town’s Municipal Light Plant. Don Newell, the Assistant Director of Line Operations at the WMLP, has been named to the position by a unani...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Wellesley Hires New RDF Superintendent

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The Town of Wellesley has selected James Manzolini as the new Superintendent of the Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF). 

A long-time Department of Public Works employee, Manzolini has worked in the DPW's Engineering Division since 2013. He take...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

WMLP Offers Residential Solar Rebate Program

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Get a rebate for installing solar in your home. The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (WMLP) is participating in a Massachusetts program that provides rebates for qualifying residential solar installations completed before July 31, 2020.

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

EV Drivers Get a Charge Out of New WMLP Program

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Residents who drive electric vehicles (EV) can save money and help reduce Wellesley's peak electric demand with the Bring Your Own Charger (BYOC) program. 

The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (WMLP) and the Sustainable Energy Committee (SEC) have ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Updated: Additional Volunteer Opportunities for Town Boards and Committees

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Want to become more involved in the Town of Wellesley? Volunteer to serve on a Town board or committee and share your talents with our community. 

Applications are now being accepted for seats on a number of local boards, committees and commission...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Crime Alert: Forced Entry Car Break-ins

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CRIME ALERT: 

The Wellesley Police Department wants all residents to be aware of recent criminal activity in surrounding towns and in eastern Massachusetts. This activity has not occurred in Wellesley but the WPD is issuing this alert as a prevent...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Healthy Yards for a Healthy Community

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The use of toxic lawn chemicals is dangerous to the health of children, pets, and our environment. The Board of Health and the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) are asking residents to join the Town of Wellesley in creating a pesticide-free community.

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Attorney General Approves 2019 ATM Bylaw Article Amendments

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The Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has approved the Wellesley 2019 Annual Town Meeting Zoning and Town Bylaw Articles.

Zoning Bylaw Amendments are effective as of the date of the Town Meeting vote or as voted at Town Me...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Audit Committee Vacancy

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Volunteer to serve on the Town Audit Committee

There is a vacant seat on the Town Audit Committee that must be filled by the Town Moderator. Wellesley residents with accounting or financial expertise are encouraged to apply. 

This commit...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Selectmen's Office Hours at Town Hall

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Beginning this month, members of the Board of Selectmen will be holding occasional office hours at Town Hall.  All residents are encouraged to drop in to discuss town-related issues and share their opinions. 

Board member Lise Olney and p...

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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: June 12, 2019

WPD to Test New Emergency Alert System

The Wellesley Police Department will be conducting a test of our community alert/emergency notification system on Wednesday, June 19 at 1030 AM.  The test will consist of a phone call, text and email message.  The phone call will go to y...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Wellesley Detective Receives Award from the United States Attorney's Office

Wellesley Police Department Detective Stanley Dunajski recently received the “Investigative Achievement Award” from the United States Attorney’s Office for his contribution to a major narcotics investigation in Worcester Coun...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Crime Alert: Forced Entry Car Break Ins

CRIME ALERT:  AREA VEHICLE BREAK-INS

The Wellesley Police Department wants to make you aware of recent criminal activity in the surrounding towns and in eastern Massachusetts.  To date, this activity has not occurred in Wellesley, but the...

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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: June 10, 2019

Give Feedback on the Wellesley Square Redevelopment Project on June 18

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Get updates and share your thoughts on the proposed Wellesley Square Redevelopment project.

The community is invited to a review and feedback session for Trinity Financial's proposed redevelopment of the Tailby and Railroad  parking lots on either...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Wellesley Needs YOU - Volunteer for a Town Board or Committee

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Get involved in the community - volunteer to serve on a Town of Wellesley Board or Committee!

Currently, there are vacant seats on many different organizations. View the complete list of Volunteer Opportunities.

Like to plan events? Join the Celebrations Co...

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Town Meeting Announcements
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Attorney General Approves Special Town Meeting Bylaws

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The Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has approved the Wellesley 2019 Special Town Meeting Town Bylaw and Zoning Bylaw Articles.

Town Bylaw Amendment effective June 6, 2019.

  • Article 10, TBL Amendment -- Amend Article 8.10 p...
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Posted on: May 13, 2019

2019 May Special Town Meeting Dissolved

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The 2019 May Special Town was dissolved on May 13th, 2019 at 11:15 p.m.  The Scorecard and Dissolution Notice are available online.  The presentations will be available online on Tuesday afternoon.  

The following items were take...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Special Town Meeting May 2019 Information

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Get ready for Special Town Meeting May 2019!  Special Town Meeting starts on Monday May 13th at the Wellesley Middle School at 7:00 P.M.  The Advisory Report, Advisory Chair Letter and Motions are available online and in the mail to all ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Annual Town Meeting Dissolved

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2019 Annual Town Meeting is DISSOLVED.  The 2019 ATM Scorecard, Dissolution Notice and presentations are available online.

The following items were taken up on Monday April 8th, 2019:

  • Article 30, amendment #2 (initial amendment withdrawn) voted una...
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Town Meeting Announcements
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Annual Town Meeting Adjournment Notice 4-3-2019

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2019 Annual Town Meeting is adjourned to Monday April 8th, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Wellesley Middle School Auditorium.  The 2019 ATM Scorecard, Adjournment Notice and presentations are available online.

The following items were taken up on Tuesday ...

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Town Meeting Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Annual Town Meeting Adjournment Notice 4-2-2019

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2019 Annual Town Meeting is adjourned to Tuesday April 2nd, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Wellesley Middle School Auditorium.  The 2019 ATM Scorecard, Adjournment Notice, and presentations are available online.

The Moderator plans to begin with Article 2...

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Town Meeting Announcements
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Annual Town Meeting Adjournment Notice 3-27-2019

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2019 Annual Town Meeting is adjourned to Monday April 1st, 2019.  The Scorecard as of 3-26-2019 and Adjournment Notice are available online.

2019 Annual Town Meeting will re-open on:

  • Monday April 1st, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • Wellesley Middle School Auditorium

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Annual Town Meeting Adjournment Notice

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2019 Annual Town Meeting is adjourned to Tuesday March 26th, 2019.  The Adjournment Notice and ATM 2019 Score Card have been posted online.

2019 Annual Town Meeting will open on:

  • Tuesday March 26, 2019
  • 7:00 pm
  • Wellesley Middle School Auditorium

The fo...

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Town Meeting Announcements
Posted on: March 22, 2019

2019 ATM Additional Information from Advisory and Others

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The Advisory Committee has issued a Supplemental Report for the 2019 Annual Town Meeting.  The materials reflect new information and/or updates relating to Annual Town Meeting, including votes by the Advisory Committee, which have occurred since ...

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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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