Category Archives: Environment

Wellesley getting cleaner and greener with Lapels

The marketing efforts of dry cleaning businesses go something like this: We’re the greenest. No we’re the greenest. No, WE’RE the greenest. And indeed, Wellesley’s newest dry cleaner, dubbed Lapels and located in the Wellesley plaza that includes Whole Foods, assures us that it is the greenest. “Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly dry cleaning experience […]

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West Nile virus-positive mosquito identified in Wellesley

This just in from the Wellesley Health Department: On Thursday, August 20, 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that a mosquito in Wellesley had tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV infected mosquitoes have been found in neighboring communities and throughout Greater Boston. Thus the risk of WNV in this area […]

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Wellesley frogs, salamanders psyched about vernal pool clean-up

We’re hearing rave reviews from area frogs and salamanders about the cleanup last month of the North 40 Vernal Pool by members of the Wellesley Conservation Council and Friends of the North 40. According to Michael Tobin, who’s active with both groups, the vernal pool is located at the corner of Weston Road and Turner Road and had […]

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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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Who knew little bridges were lurking under vegetation near Wellesley High?

Work on the Fuller Brook Park restoration uncovered a few little bridge/tunnel structures over the past week near Wellesley High School along Paine Street that you might be surprised to know even existed. Thanks to reader MC for passing along photos. And here’s the latest Fuller Brook Park restoration project update.

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Gulp down Wellesley water quality report online

From the Wellesley Department of Public Works: The town’s annual water quality report is available online at This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. Please email [email protected] or call 781 235 7600x 3355 if you’d like to get a paper report delivered to your home.  

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Fuller Brook Park gets stylish new stone marker

This stone marker at Maugus Avenue and Washington Street popped up recently as part of the Fuller Brook Park preservation project.   Lots of new grass seed in the area, too.

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Sprague Girl Scouts convert cookie sales into garden beautifiers

The Sprague Elementary School 1st Grade Girl Scout Daisy Troop recently presented a maroon ceramic birdbath and four handmade mosaic stepping stones to physical education teacher Margaret Flitsch for use in the community butterfly and vegetable gardens that she oversees at the school. The girls used funds earned from their annual cookie sale to pay […]

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