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Biggest Wellesley stories of 2013

It’s been both a heartbreaking and heartwarming year in Wellesley. Here’s a look back at the top stories of 2013 in town. Boston Marathon bombings Things couldn’t have been more normal in Wellesley on Marathon Day, as all runners and wheelchair participants passed through town before the bombs went off at the finish line.  In […]

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The Belclare: Wellesley Inn successor “A new way to live in Wellesley”

The developers of the old Wellesley Inn property at 576 Washington St., which is being freshly marketed as the very Swellesley-ish sounding Belclare Wellesley, will soon be erecting signs and even providing “sneak peeks” through the fencing to keep busybodies/idiots like us from injuring ourselves while checking on construction progress. Though why wouldn’t we be […]

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Rude awakening on Veterans Day in Wellesley

A reader writes: “A picture from an Elmwood Road teardown that began at 7:08am this morning!  Never mind that leaf blowers can’t begin before 7:30am, but excavators can demolish at the crack of dawn on a holiday? Maybe we need a new town ordinance?” RELATED: No go on Wellesley leaf blower ban (2012) and Wellesley […]

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Wellesley: No need to look down on this road pavement

A reader recently wrote to us asking about why Wellesley seemed to be increasingly paving roads — Beechwood and Overbrook among them — with a gravel-like substance instead of smooth blacktop. “It’s not great to drive on or bike on.  When driving, little rocks kick up at your car and on a bike, the ride […]

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Forest Street area roadwork underway

A reader recently wrote asking us about road work planned in the Forest Street area. Here’s what the Wellesley Department of Public Works has going in in that area, according to Douglas R. Stewart, assistant town engineer: The DPW: is currently replacing and reconstructing the existing closed storm drainage system in portions of Forest Street, […]

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Finally, some action at 15 Central St. in Wellesley Square

The space vacated by Bank of America at 15 Central St., back in early 2010, is finally springing back to life of some sort (actually, it might be both 15 and 17 Central St.). Fresh construction is taking place at the Colonial Building, which sits between Faber’s Rug’s Central Street property and Milestone of Wellesley […]

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Wellesley construction questions answered

A reader recently wrote to us asking:  “Can you please tell us what is happening at the intersection of Route 9 and Cedar Street  -   there is a trailer truck marked ‘construction’ and other vehicles on the grassy areas  along the ‘off-ramp roads’ on the north side of Route 9.  They’ve also put up […]

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One scenario for ex-Wellesley Inn site: Foundation for new development could go in this summer

The Board of Selectmen Monday night presented a brief update on the housing development planned for the old Wellesley Inn space that’s been vacant on Washington Street for the past six years.  Developer Jordan Warshaw has proposed a less ostentatious development than that planned by the previous development team, which pulled back when the economy […]

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Wellesley part of Rte. 9 Smart Growth process

From the Metropolitan Area Planning Council: The MetroWest Regional Collaborative and MAPC are working with Framingham, Natick, Southborough and Wellesley on a Route 9 MetroWest Smart Growth Plan focused on compact, mixed-use developments that are more pedestrian- and bike-friendly. A brief review of prior Route 9 Smart Growth presentations will be followed by a discussion […]

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Wellesley Town Meeting wraps up: Clusters lose, downtown developers win

Town Meeting, as the Wellesley Town Clerk likes to say, has been “dissolved,” its work complete after 6 solid sessions over the past month. In the latest action, Town Meeting members voted against a proposal for cluster subdivision development that residents had been briefed on. Town Meeting members also voted in favor of amending downtown […]

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