Category Archives: Construction

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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Swimming? Skating? Soccer? Make your voice heard on Wellesley’s 900 Worcester St. plan

From the town of Wellesley’s 900 Worcester St. Committee: As the 900 Worcester St Committee approaches the completion of developing the RFP for soliciting private firms that are interested in developing recreational amenities on the Town’s 900 Worcester St property (formerly St. James the Great), the Committee is seeking resident input on the priorities for […]

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Shades of Marilyn Monroe in Wellesley Square?

Came across this blustery Wellesley scene on Sunday at the new Belclare development on Washington Street, where the woman’s billowy dress might remind some of that famous Marilyn Monroe photo from the movie The Seven Year Itch. Shades of Marilyn Monroe? In #Wellesley MA #windy #luxury A video posted by theswellesleyreport (@theswellesleyreport) on Apr 7, […]

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Hate to mention the “B” word, but Wellesley has another Bridge problem

The Boston Herald reports that the MBTA and its patrons haven’t taken enough of a beating this winter, and face another set of problems going forward that will cost millions of  ollars to fix and result in more train delays. About 50 crumbling bridges, including the colorfully painted Bacon Street bridge that intersects with Rte 135 in […]

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