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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: 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: July 12, 2018

Washington Street Reconstruction

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

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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: 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: 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: 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: December 14, 2018

Thanks and Farewell to DPW Director Mike Pakstis

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Wellesley's long-time Public Works director Mike Pakstis retired this week after nearly 19 years with the town, leaving with his own street sign and a promise from his DPW colleagues that they will not bother him during the next blizzard.

Pakstis, who anno...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Energy and Sustainability Programs Earn State Award

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The Town of Wellesley is receiving recognition from the Commonwealth for its cutting-edge initiatives in food recovery, rooftop solar, greenhouse gas emissions reduction and other programs to help reduce the town’s environmental impacts. Wellesley is one ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Run for Local Office in Wellesley

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Are you interested in running for a local government office in the Town of Wellesley? 

Beginning today, Wednesday, December 5, 2018, nomination papers are available in the Town Clerk's office for anyone interested in running for a town-wide office...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Come See The Nutcracker Ballet on Dec. 27

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Celebrate the holidays with The Nutcracker! Methuen Ballet Ensemble and the Council on Aging present a performance of excerpts from the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, Thurs. Dec. 27, 2:30 PM at Wellesley High School. This FREE event is open to all.

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Online Permitting and Licensing is Coming to Wellesley!

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Wellesley is pleased to announce a partnership with ViewPoint Cloud to bring online permit and license applications to the community. 

Our goal is to improve customer service by making all of Wellesley’s permit and license applications a...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Apply NOW for 2019 Annual Town Parking Permits

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It's time to apply for 2019 Town of Wellesley Parking Permits. All drivers who wish to regularly park in Wellesley commuter or municipal lots are required to purchase or renew annual parking permits. Renewal notices have been mailed to all current parking...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

FREE Two-Hour Meter Holiday Parking in December

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Shop local and save money on parking! Beginning on Saturday, Dec. 1 through Monday, Dec. 31, shoppers in Wellesley can park for FREE at all two-hour, on-street parking meters. This effort supports local businesses and shoppers. 

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Free Home Energy Audits for Residents

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Sign up for a no-cost home energy audit and learn how to help cut winter heating costs and lower utility bills. The 2018 Town-wide Energy Assessment Campaign sponsored by the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (WMLP) and National Grid is offering no-cost ene...

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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: August 15, 2018

Changes to Town Bylaws and Zoning Bylaws Approved by Attorney General

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The Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has approved the Wellesley 2018 Annual Town Meeting Town Bylaw and Zoning Articles.The following Wellesley Town Bylaw Amendments are in effect as of August 15, 2018.

  • Article 9 amending...
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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Facilities Management Department Receives Green Cleaning Award

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

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

The Town of Wellesley Earns Green Community Designation

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Officer Jim Amalfi Retires

The Wellesley Police Department is saying to good by (sort of) to Officer Jim Amalfi after 35+ years of service as a Wellesley Police Officer.

Officer Amalfi was appointed to the Wellesley Police Department on April 25, 1983, as a patrolman.  A We...

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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: November 19, 2018

Run for Local Office in Wellesley!

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Are you interested in running for local office in the Town of Wellesley?  December 5th, 2018 is the first day to obtain papers to run for office.  For more information, see the Candidate Handbook 2019.

The League of Women Voters of Welles...

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Town Meeting Announcements
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Town Meeting Member Forum Now Available

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The Town Meeting Member Forum is a Google Group established to facilitate communications between Town Meeting Members and the general public regarding issues coming before Town Meetings. The Forum was first announced by the Board of Selectmen on August 21...

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