Category Archives: Real estate

False alarm: Not another Wellesley College “Sleepwalker” statue

When I first spied this artsy-looking outdoor piece on the Wellesley College campus I assumed it must have been a promotion for the new Parviz Tanavoli exhibit launching this week at the Davis Museum. Yes, I figured it was a less audacious follow-up to last year’s nearly-naked “Sleepwalker” by Tony Matelli. But no, as a small sign […]

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Wellesley property tax bills high, but rates relatively low

We’re not telling you anything you don’t know in that headline, but here’s a Boston Globe story that looks at trade-offs people living in the ‘burbs make when it comes to high property tax bills and community services. While Wellesley’s average tax bill this fiscal year is up there at $13,326 due to high home […]

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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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