Category Archives: Real estate

Wellesley taxes rise again, but you didn’t need us to tell you that

News Flash! It’s not getting any cheaper to live in Wellesley, according to the latest property tax review by the Boston Business Journal. The BBJ crunches the numbers and finds that “Wellesley has seen the largest increase in its average single-family tax bill over the past decade” among Greater Boston communities. That would be a […]

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Wellesley public to get closer look at 900 Worcester St. rink/pool/field proposals

The 900 Worcester St. Committee has had its chance to start reviewing three responses to a request for proposals to develop recreational facilities at the former St. James the Great site, and now it’s the Wellesley public’s turn. You can view each of the three proposals online now on a page tucked away on the […]

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Wellesley survey: Share your opinions on residential development here

The Wellesley Planning Board’s Residential Development Subcommittee has created this survey to quantify public opinion of residential development in town. The survey includes 10 questions and doesn’t take long to fill out.  

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Wellesley contractor turns down the chance to tear down

It’s become the norm around Wellesley that houses in the $600k – $1.2 million range will be bought up by a developer who will then read the building its last rites and send in the executioner, er, bulldozer who will then plow it into House Kingdom Come, if there even is such a place. It’s an […]

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20 years in the making: Wellesley Town Hall finally gets standalone payments drop box

                                Wellesley treasurer Marc Waldman says the town’s treasurer/collector’s office “has been trying off and on for about twenty years” to get a payments box installed at Town Hall, similar to one at the Municipal Light Plant. Finally, the deed has been […]

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Wellesley teardowns, before and after: Fall edition

Wellesley houses in the $600k – $1.2 million range just keep getting bought up and torn down in Wellesley. There’s very little buildable land in town, so the choices are plain: either buy a house and spend a mint tearing out the previous owners’ atrocious taste in bathroom fixtures and kitchen tile, or just level […]

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Move over Halloween: Wellesley to celebrate National Municipal Planning Month

October, according to Wikipedia, is a national month for breastfeeding, vegetarians, outdoor lighting, pit bulls and pastors, among other things. It also, the town of Wellesley informs us, is National Community Planning Month. And in honor of that, the Wellesley Planning Department invites you to an open house on Oct. 29 from 4:30-6pm in the […]

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Wellesley historical homes tour has sold out

The Wellesley Historical Society has announced that its Historical Homes Tour slated for Saturday, Oct. 24 has sold out. Keep up on future WHS events on the Society’s website and Facebook page.

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