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Bye-bye Wellesley bricks

Wellesley has begun doing away with its brick crosswalks as well as bricks inlaid on sidewalks and around trees. The town is paving over the crosswalks and replacing the sidewalk bricks with cement or dirt. Work has been taking place during the day and for the crosswalks, at night. While the bricks do add a classy […]

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Wellesley summer makeover

It’s good to be in the construction field this summer in Wellesley. The town’s makeover includes the new maintenance and other facilities at Wellesley Country Club, a sports complex rehab at Wellesley College, sprucing up of downtown buildings,  church work, Wellesley Middle School fixer-upper, a new dorm at Babson, Hunnewell Elementary School tidying up, Belclare […]

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Wellesley traffic update: Washington Street construction starts July 14

Don’t get too comfortable with that lack of car traffic in town this summer… From the Wellesley DPW: Washington Street Roadway Improvements Project (Laurel Avenue to Route 9) The Washington Street Roadway Improvements Project is scheduled to commence on July 14, 2014.  The work will take place on Washington Street between Laurel Avenue and Route […]

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Wellesley teardowns spur move toward Neighborhood Conservation District

For some people, other towns simply won’t do.  Wellesley’s bustling town center, excellent schools, and informative blog make the town a must-have for newcomers seeking their dream home and growing families who don’t want to leave.  And lots of these folks demand new construction.  In a built-out community such as Wellesley, however, there’s typically only […]

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Linden Street traffic warning for week of May 26th

The town contractor will be milling Linden Street roadway surface from Weston Road to Everett Street during thehours between 9am-3pm.   Schedule for this work is as follows:   On Tuesday May 27th The milling work will take place between Crest Road and Weston Road. This section of the roadway will be closed to thru […]

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Rockland/Washington Street project to stretch until October in Wellesley

From Wellesley Department of Public Works: The Washington St. / Rockland St. Roadway Improvements Project is scheduled to commence on May 5, 2014. Work will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM Police details will be on-site during the project construction to minimize impacts to traffic, parking, and […]

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Wales St. bridge to get face lift

NOTICE April 2014 Wales Street Bridge Improvements Project (Walnut Street at the Wellesley/Newton Line) The Wales Street Bridge Improvements Project is scheduled to commence on April 28, 2014, and the work should be completed by November 2014.  Work will take place Monday through Friday, and typical hours for work in the roadway area will be […]

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Wellesley to flush hydrants

The Water & Sewer Division of the Department of Public Works will be flushing water mains throughout Wellesley beginning Monday, April 28th through Friday, May 2nd, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The purpose of flushing is to remove sediment buildup in the mains and to verify the safe operation of hydrants and valves. The flushing may result […]

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Wellesley bridge work continues. Yes, you’ve read this headline before

If it seems like the Rockland St. bridge is the most lovingly tended project in town, that perception would be correct.  Back in 2012, the bridge underwent a major renovation.  After a couple of delays in opening (one due to a damaged gas main), the bridge reopened in January 2013. So far in 2014, the […]

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Wellesley’s Linden Store to become as big as its subs

The owners of the Linden Store deli, located at 162 Linden St., have confirmed that they are expanding the 1,380 square foot restaurant into the now-empty space next door, increasing their business to 2,400 square feet. Owners Greg and Mark LeBrun have long wanted to expand. When next-door neighbor hair salon Eugenio Coiffeurs D’elegant decided […]

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