Category Archives: Real estate

North 40 purchase approval flies through Wellesley Special Town Meeting

The town of Wellesley’s $35M+ purchase of Wellesley College’s North 40 property gained approval without any real drama at the Special Town Meeting held on Tuesday night. The meeting didn’t last much more than an hour — apparently all that needed to be said was said at the various meetings, demonstrations and information sessions leading […]

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Not every North 40 sign is about saving the Wellesley property

A Swellesley reader and former Town Meeting member has posted this sign on her door, looking to rent rooms to help pay for an anticipated tax increase if the town goes ahead with its proposed $35 million purchase of the North 40 property from Wellesley College. The town is looking to pay in part through […]

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Special Wellesley Town Meeting on North 40 purchase set for this Tuesday (maybe Wednesday)

Here’s the Special Town Meeting Warrant regarding the proposed North 40 property purchase. Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Wellesley Middle School at 7:30pm, and on Wednesday if necessary.

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Wellesley North 40 public info sessions set for January

The North 40 story is still far from over, even though the town of Wellesley last month agreed to buy the property from Wellesley College for $35M. Here’s what’s next, according to a message from the Board of Selectmen: Please join the Board of Selectmen on SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the […]

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YMCA, others queue up to share plans for 900 Worcester St. in Wellesley

On the same week that Wellesley’s outdoor hockey rinks took shape near the high school, two outfits interested in building indoor rinks at 900 Worcester St., made public pitches. The 900 Worcester St. Recreation Use Committee on Tuesday held its first of four planned meetings to review responses to the Request For Information (RFI) distributed […]

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You’d think Wellesley was in California with these housing prices

The latest Coldwell Banker annual ranking of what big houses cost across the United States puts Wellesley at #10 — California markets account for the top 9. The definition of a big house here — 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms — might seem modest by Wellesley standards, but nevertheless, that’s what this ranking is based upon. […]

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It’s a dough-over for Wellesley Dunkin’ Donuts on Rte. 9 West

UPDATE (10/24/14 9pm):  Here’s the latest word on the Dunkin’ Donuts on Rte. 9 West in Wellesley: The Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant at 951 Worcester Rd in Wellesley is currently under construction and if weather permits, construction will be completed within 10-12 weeks. The parking lot will be expanded and separated from the drive thru lane […]

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Wellesley North 40 purchase plans: Hold everything!

The Town of Wellesley and Wellesley College have issued a joint statement regarding discussions by the school to sell the North 40 property and efforts by the town to be considered as a buyer. Concerns have been raised by the town and Save the North 40 backers that Wellesley College’s timetable of getting a deal […]

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