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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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It’s not over for Wellesley bricks

As you’ve seen in Wellesley Hills, the town ripped up the crosswalk and sidewalk bricks this year, citing safety and other issues caused by many disintegrating and loose bricks. Some of those bricks got a stay of execution when they were used to fill the traffic island in the middle of Washington Street, Wellesley Avenue […]

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Wellesley’s Fuller Brook Park Preservation update

The Fuller Brook Park preservation project has been moving along according to schedule. During the past week, the contractor has continued to install and test helical pile foundations for the proposed raised walkways between Forest and Paine Streets (this section will remain closed until January 2015) and on the path from the High School to […]

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Fuller Brook project progressing

The town of Wellesley warns that a section of the Brook Path between Forest St. and Paine St. will be closed starting Thursday, Oct. 23 and continuing until March 2015 as part of the Fuller Brook Park restoration project.  There will be signs up to indicate the pedestrian detour in the field, and the information is […]

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Not to be overshadowed by the Belclare Wellesley: The Rotunda Building

One result of The Belclare luxury condo/retail building going up on Washington Street in Wellesley is that The Rotunda Building next door is suddenly looking a lot smaller. For those of you who have never stepped foot inside, here are a few photos. The Grove Street/Washington Street brick building, also known as the Morton Block, […]

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Wellesley feels Mass Pike pain

Wellesley-ites are far from alone in feeling the brutal impact of new Mass Pike construction that cutting lanes in both directions and adding hours to some travelers’ commutes. The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal and others have begun weighing in on the impact, which the BBJ says could really take an economic toll. The project’s […]

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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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