Category Archives: Construction

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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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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