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 29, 2017

Route 9 / Kingsbury St. Intersection Improvements

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The Board of Selectmen entered into an agreement with MassDOT in 2016 to reconstruct the Route 9 @ Kingsbury Street intersection. The project is currently under construction and new signals are expected to be operational by late fall.

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Tolles Parsons Center

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Construction of the new Tolles Parsons Center (Senior Center) is nearing completion at 500 Washington Street. COA programs will roll-out in the new building in mid-September.

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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 1, 2017

Fuller Brook Park Preservation

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The Town is working to preserve and restore the aesthetics and the historic integrity
of the Fuller Brook Park, as well as rehabilitate its infrastructure and ecological environment, and to provide better universal access.

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Pay-by-Phone for Parking

Passport Parking App

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

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Wellesley Girls’ Softball Headed for Improved Fields

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Wellesley softball athletes get an assist from the Community Preservation Committee for long awaited field improvements. A proposal for improvements has been under discussion by the Community Preservation Committee, Natural Resources Commission, and Playi...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

WMLP Forum on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (“WMLP”) is hosting a public forum in the Great Hall (Floor H) of Town Hall (525 Washington Street) on February 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  The purpose of this meeting is to obtain public input on the options availab...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

RDF Food Waste Pilot Program

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The Town of Wellesley’s 3R (Reduce Reuse Recycle) Working Group is conducting a series of initiatives as part of the WasteWise Wellesley campaign to rescue surplus food and to reduce the amount of organic waste going to landfills.  We a...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

2018 Annual Town Meeting Warrant

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The Warrant for the 2018 Annual Town Meeting is now available. The Warrant is the agenda of Articles the Wellesley Town Meeting will take up for discussion and vote. The Annual Town Meeting is scheduled to start on March 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm. The Advisory ...

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2018 Town Meeting Warrant... News & Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2018

Flu Vaccine Still Available

Flu Shot

With the rampant spread of flu, Wellesley Health Department would like to remind you that it's NOT TOO LATE to get the shot. We have flu vaccine! Please call the Wellesley Health Department at 781-235-0135 to arrange an appointment. More info on our websi...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

WMLP Retrofitting Nearly 3000 Streetlights with LED Fixtures

LED Streetlight

The WMLP is moving forward with the retrofit of between 2,850 and 3,100 streetlights with Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.  The streetlight retrofit will eliminate 930,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity every year.  This reduction is ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Now Accepting 2018 Dog Licences

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The Town Clerk is accepting registrations and renewals for dog licensing for 2018. The renewal from is on the bottom of the census or you can just send the information and a check for the fees to the Town Clerk. All dogs older than 6 months must be regist...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Celebrations Committee is Looking for Living Descendants of WWI Veterans

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The Wellesley Celebrations Committee is seeking assistance from the public. The theme for the 2018 Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend celebration is the 100th anniversary of World War I, and descendants of our WWI Wellesley Veterans are invited to participate ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Adopt a Hydrant

Hydrant Snow

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

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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 27, 2017

Updated Information on Pre-payment of Property Taxes

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There has been significant interest by taxpayers regarding pre-payment of taxes for the balance of this fiscal year, and the first half of fiscal year 2019 that begins in July.  Tax bills for the balance of fiscal year 2018 (3rd and 4th quarter) ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Browsealoud Service Added to www.wellesleyma.gov

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We’re delighted to announce that we’ve added speech, reading and translation support to our town’s website with Browsealoud. This innovative tool from Texthelp helps the millions of people out there who struggle to access and understand information online...

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Posted on: September 10, 2017

ATM 2017 Zoning Bylaw Amendments Now in Effect

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The Zoning Bylaw Amendments passed by the Annual Town Meeting in April of 2017 have been approved by the Attorney General and are now effective September 11, 2017.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

ATM 2017 Town Bylaw Amendments Now in Effect

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The Town Bylaw (TBL) Amendments passed by the Annual Town Meeting in April of 2017 have been approved by the Attorney General and are now effective August 15, 2017.

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Planning Department Seeks Candidates for Planning Board

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We are seeking candidates to fill a vacant regular member position on the Planning Board. The Planning Board consists of five (5) regular members who are elected, along with one (1) Associate Member appointed by the Planning Board and Selectmen. Under the...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Detective Robert Gallagher Promoted to Sergeant

The Wellesley Board of Selectmen promoted Detective Robert Gallagher to the rank of Sergeant during their meeting on January 23, 2018.  Detective Gallagher was formally presented to the Board by Wellesley Police Chief Jack Pilecki.  Chie...

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