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News Flash

Posted on: September 24, 2020

COVID-19 Case Information, Community Impact Survey

Coronavirus News

Read the weekly COVID-19 case information, and complete the Massachusetts community impact survey to give input on additional resources needed to support residents during the ongoing pandemic.

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Fund Awards $10,300 in New Grants

Community Fund for Wellesley

New grants from the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund will keep critical community programs in place this fall. Residents and businesses continue to need support during these challenging times.

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Weekly COVID-19 Case Update, WPS Goes Back to School

Coronavirus News

Wellesley COVID-19 case counts remain at green (low-risk) levels, and Wellesley Public Schools begin remote learning. Officials are asking the entire Town to do their part to safely return to in-person hybrid learning on Oct. 1.

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Weekly Case Data, Special Town Meetings on Oct. 26

Coronavirus News

Weekly COVID-19 case updates for Massachusetts and Wellesley, and information on two remote Special Town Meetings beginning on October 26.

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

New Coronavirus Hub Dashboard, Labor Day Safety

Coronavirus News

The Wellesley Coronavirus Information Hub now features enhanced data on Wellesley-specific cases. And Health officials are reminding residents to celebrate safely on Labor Day.

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Shop Local on Tax-Free Weekend and Beyond

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Support your favorite Wellesley merchants by shopping locally during sales tax-free weekend and throughout the fall. 

The State’s annual sales tax-free weekend is planned for Saturday, August 29 through Sunday, August 30. The event suppo...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Case Update, Drop Off 2020 Election Ballots

Coronavirus News

Wellesley COVID-19 cases remain in the low risk category, and voters are encouraged to drop off 2020 Election ballots.

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Flu Vaccine Required for Students, College Return to Campus Plans

Coronavirus News

All students in the Commonwealth, ages 6 months to 30 years, must get a flu shot this year. Wellesley and Babson Colleges have developed return to campus plans.

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Fund Supports Youth-Run Programs

Community Fund for Wellesley

Recent grants from the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund are providing support for programs run by kids and for kids in our community.

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Wellesley Case Update, 2020 Election Ballots

Coronavirus News

Information from the Wellesley Health Department on positive and probable COVID-19 case numbers in the community, and an update on the 2020 Vote-by-Mail ballots.

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Revised Gatherings Order in Effect on Aug. 11

Coronavirus News

Outdoor gatherings in Massachusetts are limited to 50 people beginning on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. 

Governor Baker announced the Revised Order Regulating Gatherings late last week.

To help residents adhere to these revised restrictions, the Board ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

MA Reduces Outdoor Gathering Number, Delays Reopening

Coronavirus News

Due to increases in COVID-19 cases, Massachusetts is revising current restrictions for gatherings and indefinitely delaying next steps in the plan to reopen the Commonwealth.

Effective on Tuesday, August 11: 

  • Outdoor gatherings will be limited to 5...
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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Cases Rising, Update to Travel Order

Coronavirus News

The Commonwealth is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases which may affect reopening plans, and Rhode Island is no longer low-risk for travelers.

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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 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 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 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 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: 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 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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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 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 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 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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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 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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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 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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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 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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
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.

Additional Info... COVID-19 Information
Posted on: April 7, 2020

A Message About COVID-19 from Fire Chief Rick DeLorie

Fire News

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.

View Briefing... COVID-19 Information
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.

View Briefing... COVID-19 Information
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.

View Briefing... COVID-19 Information
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.

View Briefing... COVID-19 Information
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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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

Coronavirus News

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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News Flash

Posted on: April 8, 2019

Wellesley Park 40R District

Wellesley Park 40R

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.

Additional Info... Current Projects
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.

Read on for more info on projects under review... Current Projects
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Hardy, Hunnewell, Upham Facilities Project

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Two new elementary schools will serve more than 700 K-5 students in Hardy, Hunnewell, and Upham schools. A new Hunnewell School is in design development; a feasibility study is under way for a school at either Hardy or Upham in partnership with the MSBA.

Additional Info... Current Projects
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Tailby and Railroad Commuter Lots Development Project

Tailby Railroad Development

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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News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 28, 2020

Sign Up for Wa$te Wi$e Wellesley Webinar on Sept. 30

Waste Wise Wellesley

Residents can still sign up for the Wa$te Wi$e Wellesley virtual webinar on Wed. Sept. 30 at 9 AM. Learn from experts about wasting less, saving $, and protecting our planet by reducing your carbon footprint.

Additional Info... News & Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2020

November 3 Election Update

Election 2020

Did you apply for a mail-in ballot for the November 3, 2020 election? You will receive it in mid-October.

Ballots for the November 3 Presidential and State election are being printed and are not available yet.

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

SBC Votes to Build at Hardy School Site

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The School Building Committee (SBC) has voted 7-6 to recommend to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to build at the Hardy Elementary School site. 

The vote was taken at the SBC meeting on Thursday, September 24. Watch the meeting ...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Spots Still Available in Fall Recreation Programs

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Registration remains open for Recreation Department Fall 2020 programs. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, class size and enrollment are limited; this year programs are open to Wellesley residents only.

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Hike Wellesley Trails with Self-Guided Walks

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Be COVID-19 smart and take part in self-guided walks along Wellesley trails this fall. 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Trails Committee has cancelled all guided trail walks. Instead the Committee is offering self-guided walks in the most popular...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

REMINDER: Wa$te Wi$e Wellesley Webinar is Sept. 30

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Wellesley's RDF is working toward a path to Zero Waste. Join the Green Collaborative and 3R Working Group for Wa$te Wi$e Wellesley, a community webinar on Sept. 30. Expert panelists will discuss how to waste less, save more, and help our planet.

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Sign Up Now! MyEnergyXpert from the WMLP

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Reduce your energy use and lower utility costs with an online home energy assessment. The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant has partnered with Energy New England (ENE) to offer MyEnergyXpert. Sign up NOW for this cost-saving program.

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Free 2-hour Parking Extended Until Jan. 1

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Free parking at all 2-hour bagged meters in Wellesley has been extended until January 1, 2021. The benefit will help boost the business economy and bring more customers to retail and restaurant areas.

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Register Now for Electric Lawn Care Workshops

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Learn quieter, economical and healthier ways to maintain landscaping. The Wellesley Department of Public Works is partnering with the Town of Lexington to hold two free remote workshops on electric lawn care.

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

November 3 Election Information

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The 2020 Presidential and State election will take place on Tuesday, November 3.

Ballots for the election are currently being printed and will be mailed in mid-October to all voters who have already submitted a Vote-by-Mail application. 

Voters who...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Warrants Posted for October 2020 Special Town Meetings

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The Board of Selectmen will convene two remote Special Town Meetings beginning on Monday, October 26, 2020. 

Warrants for both meetings have been posted by the Town Constable at Town Hall and at the Wellesley Police Department. They are also avail...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

REMINDER: Take the Wellesley Drives Electric Survey

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Share your thoughts on Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Wellesley. 

The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant continues to be an innovator in new technology and services. The WMLP is asking residents to answer some brief questions about future plans to purcha...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Clocktower Parklet Opens for Public Use

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A recently-installed parklet in Wellesley Hills is extending the sidewalk and improving access for pedestrians and bicyclists. Visit the Clocktower parklet to shop, sit, and share in Wellesley's newest outdoor area.

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

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A mosquito sample collected in Wellesley has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

As a result of this positive test, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has raised the WNV risk level to moderate for our community. Previously, Wellesley was ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Work Begins on Granite Street

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The Granite Street Reconstruction Project is scheduled to begin in mid August 2020. 

Work will be done along the full length of Granite Street, from Sunset Road to Crown Ridge Road. The work is expected to be completed by December 2020.

The project...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Town Moderator Seeks Volunteers

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Serve our community; volunteer for a Town board or committee!

The Town is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the Community Preservation Committee and on the Human Resources Board

These positions are appointed by the Town Moderator for th...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Take Precautions Against Mosquito Borne Diseases

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Health officials are predicting an active year for mosquitoes. 

These insects may carry diseases such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) or West Nile Virus (WNV). Recently a mosquito pool in Needham tested positive for West Nile Virus.

While Well...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Great Plain Ave. Rotary Construction

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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

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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 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: 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: September 16, 2020

Wellesley Police Department Accreditation Status Renewal

The Wellesley Police Department is pleased to announce that assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission are scheduled to conduct an assessment of the department, to include policies and procedures, operations and facilities beginning ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

WPD Welcomes a New Police Officer

WPD Welcomes New Officer:  Stephen Gaffney
The Wellesley Police Department is excited to welcome aboard Officer Stephen Gaffney. Officer Gaffney is a graduate of the Randolph Police Academy.  Notably, Officer Gaffney put himself through t...
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Posted on: September 8, 2020

WPD Investigates Two Home Burglaries Over Labor Day Weekend

The Wellesley Police Department is investigating two home burglaries that occurred over this Labor Day weekend in the Peirce and Woodcliff Road areas of Wellesley. 

In both cases, forced entry was utilized to gain entry to the homes. Valuables wer...

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