Category Archives: Real estate

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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Good deeds in Wellesley

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William O’Donnell and his outreach team held office hours on Oct. 2 at Wellesley Town Hall to meet with local residents and answer questions concerning deeds, trusts, easements and the benefits of the Homestead Act. The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham. For more information about […]

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Wellesley Steering Committee unanimously recommends town purchase North 40

The North 40 Steering Committee recommends that the Wellesley Board of Selectmen buy the Wellesley College property along Weston Road and Rte. 135 for municipal purposes: “The Committee has three core findings in making this recommendation: the site for over 130 years has been utilized as a Town asset and failure to acquire the site […]

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Wellesley North 40 public workshops on tap

Wellesley’s North 40 Steering Committee in consultation with landscape and community planning outfits will be hosting a series of public workshops to create a vision for the potential use of the North 40 for municipal purposes. The following workshops are scheduled at the Wellesley High School Cafeteria: Neighborhood Workshop for Weston Road and Woodlands Neighbors: […]

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Wellesley teardowns spur move toward Neighborhood Conservation District

For some people, other towns simply won’t do.  Wellesley’s bustling town center, excellent schools, and informative blog make the town a must-have for newcomers seeking their dream home and growing families who don’t want to leave.  And lots of these folks demand new construction.  In a built-out community such as Wellesley, however, there’s typically only […]

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North 40 “vision study” sought, more guided walks scheduled

Here’s the latest on the North 40 property that Wellesley College is looking to sell and that the town of Wellesley is interested in buying: *A request for proposals has been issued by the Wellesley North 40 Steering Committee to find a planning consultant to conduct a vision study and land use alternative analysis for […]

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Wellesley North 40 debate heats up

UPDATE: 6/20/14: The signs have disappeared…                         It’s been all North 40 all the time in Wellesley of late, as neighbors of the Wellesley College property as well as town officials and others make their cases and float their wish lists. A public forum […]

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Wellesley North 40 gets a blog of its own

That 46-acre tract of land along Rte. 135 and Weston Road that Wellesley College is looking to sell now has blog dedicated to it called North 40 Wellesley Project. The land has raised great interest locally, with the town creating a committee designed to explore possible uses for it. Some see purchasing the land as […]

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Wellesley owns distinction of lowest percentage of underwater mortgages in area

The Boston Business Journal reports on data from real estate site Zillow that shows which Eastern Massachusetts communities have the highest and lowest percentage of underwater mortgages, that is, home loans that have an outstanding balance larger than the market value of the home. “The tony town of Wellesley,” as the BBJ calls us, has the lowest […]

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