Category Archives: Construction

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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Bach to Rock soon to roll into Wellesley’s Linden Square

Wellesley will soon be home to a new music school, Bach to Rock, located in the corner space of the strip mall section of Linden Square, adjacent to the Kathy McCrohon Dance Center. For now, the only sounds coming out the space are the heavy metal sounds of power saws, hammers, and drills. But stay […]

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State Street Pond dredged, no bodies found

This from the Town of Wellesley: It’s been a busy summer along Fuller Brook with project activities extending from Maugus Avenue almost to Brook Street. The biggest and most complicated work at this time has been dredging State Street Pond (aka Skating Pond). Nearly 150 truck trips have been made from the State Street parking […]

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Wellesley to get new $900K salt and sand shed, guaranteeing us a mild winter

The Wellesley Department of Public Works has secured state approval for funding under Chapter 90 to construct a $900K, 6,720 square foot building for storing all the town’s salt, de-icing, and sand-salt mix material. The Chapter 90 program provides municipalities with state funds, derived from gas taxes, on a reimbursement basis. The structure will be a high-arch gambrel […]

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Wellesley Planning Board seeks resident, business rep for Rte. 9 study group

Dear Town Residents and Commercial/Business Owners: The Planning Board is seeking 1 resident representative and 1 representative of the commercial/business community to serve on the Route 9 Enhancement Study & Plan Stakeholder Group. The Route 9 Enhancement Study & Plan is a community-outreach-driven study for the Route 9 Corridor that will provide tailored strategies for […]

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Summer changes in Wellesley: Church, housing, stores

The face of Wellesley changes each summer, with construction workers often putting in long hours while some residents are away. Here’s a quick spin through some of the changes underway: *The St. James the Great church building isn’t long for this world. Fencing has gone up around the church, whose parishioners held vigils for 7-plus […]

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MBTA gets Bacon Street bridge repair process in motion

As we mentioned in March, the Bacon Street bridge in Wellesley near the Natick line has been targeted for repair by the MBTA, and indeed we’ve now learned that the bridge is on the list for design funding this fiscal year. An MBTA spokesman says the bridge will be designed by Prime Engineers, with the first […]

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Wellesley pizza place under renovation

I was shopping over by Nick’s Pizza House at 263 Washington St. and saw that it was closed for remodeling, according to a sign in the window. The sign at the long-time pizza joint, located near Marathon Sports and Your French Gift, didn’t give a hint about when it might reopen. If it’s typically Nick’s […]

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