Category Archives: Construction

Wellesley’s 900 Worcester St. recreation complex proposals strong, but not quite strong enough first time around

The 900 Worcester St. Committee received three strong proposals for the recreation complex to be built on the former St. James the Great property on Rte. 9 east, but each plan had enough shortcomings so that the committee has found itself looking for a re-do. But an expedited one at that. The committee, whose volunteer members have been […]

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Route 9 enhancement to be discussed in Wellesley

As part of Phase 1 of the Route 9 Enhancement & Study Plan, the Study & Plan Stakeholder Group will meet on Wednesday, January 27, at 6 pm, Wellesley Town Hall in the Great Hall. The group will review and discuss the draft summary of  Identified Issues and Opportunities Report.  Click on this link for […]

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A little more peace and quiet ahead for Wellesley residents

Wellesley residents living close to Rte. 95 South are celebrating the Mass Department of Transportation’s plan to build a sound barrier next year. Those same residents were lamenting last month on their site that Mass DOT seemed to have forgotten about them in light of other priorities, such as adding lanes and shoulders to the […]

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Wellesley contractor turns down the chance to tear down

It’s become the norm around Wellesley that houses in the $600k – $1.2 million range will be bought up by a developer who will then read the building its last rites and send in the executioner, er, bulldozer who will then plow it into House Kingdom Come, if there even is such a place. It’s an […]

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Chillin’ at the Wellesley Belclare penthouse

Swellesley diehard BethN shared this photo of workers taking a break high above the street at Wellesley’s Belclare luxury condo/retail development on Washington Street. They’ve been working pretty darn hard of late, with hopes of rich residents and new businesses moving in by year-end. The image no doubt is a bit more attractive for the Belclare team […]

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About those pre-fab units at the old St. James the Great property

We had a couple of questions about those trailer-like units parked in the lot formerly occupied by St. James the Great Church at 900 Worcester St., in Wellesley. We asked Wellesley Executive Director Hans Larsen, who says these are pre-fab boxes to be installed further east on Rte. 9 at the rear of 978 Worcester St., […]

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Move over Halloween: Wellesley to celebrate National Municipal Planning Month

October, according to Wikipedia, is a national month for breastfeeding, vegetarians, outdoor lighting, pit bulls and pastors, among other things. It also, the town of Wellesley informs us, is National Community Planning Month. And in honor of that, the Wellesley Planning Department invites you to an open house on Oct. 29 from 4:30-6pm in the […]

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Wellesley School Facilities Committee says Hardy School should close

It’s no secret that Wellesley public schools rank among the best in the state, year after year.  It’s also no secret, at least here in Wellesley, that the quality of the physical plants is uneven. Some students and teachers work in the pristine and modernized environments of Sprague and the High School, while others make […]

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