Category Archives: Construction

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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Wellesley homes, up and down

Here’s a before and after look at some homes that have been razed and have risen in the past couple of years. Generally speaking, homes in town that are priced under $500,000 — and there are precious few of them — are likely to be torn down and replaced with new homes that offer all […]

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Let the games begin: new Wellesley Field Fund website is up and running

A new initiative to help raise money for the rehabilitation of the track and field at Wellesley High School is now underway. The effort is part of a public-private partnership with the Town of Wellesley to fund a project to widen the existing field, install synthetic turf in order to expand the utilization capacity of […]

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Wellesley needs your input about possible town pool plan

The 900 Worcester Street Committee and the Aquatics Subcommittee invite you to attend a public forum Thursday, June 11, 7:00pm at Town Hall to discuss the Aquatics Feasibility Study for Wellesley.  During the forum the results of the recent aquatics survey will be presented, along with preliminary thoughts about the features of the facility and potential […]

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Wellesley invites public to weigh in on possible town pool plan

The 900 Worcester Street Committee and the Aquatics Subcommittee invite you to attend a public forum to participate in the Aquatic Facility Needs Assessment Study and to take an online survey.   The appropriation to the 900 Worcester Street Committee made under Article 9 at STM on October 27, 2014 included $50,000 for an Aquatic […]

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Wellesley tear downs, before and after

It’s no secret that Wellesley real estate is a hot commodity. Buildable lots come on the market so infrequently that eager buyers  with deep pockets search for low-cost homes (meaning under a million), then tear them down to make way for new, custom-built homes with all the bells and whistles. Here’s a before and after […]

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