Here’s a round-up of the latest Wellesley, Mass., business news:
Wellesley industrial taxpayers dwindling
Not that Wellesley is known as an industrial superpower, but in 2019, the town’s base of 3 taxpaying industrial properties will be down to 2 next year, according to the Board of Assessors.
John G. Shelley, a rubber and related products maker hidden away on Mica Lane in Lower Falls and in business since 1927, sold its assets to Greene Rubber at the end of 2016. The building is being converted to offices. We tried over the years to get a tour of John G. Shelley, but its contact info proved to be a black hole for us at least.
The remaining industrial properties in town are Boston Gas at 66 Walnut St., and Verizon New England at 11 Laurel Ave.
Nearly nine-tenths of the property value in Wellesley is residential, according to the Assessor’s office.
Wellesley Merchants Holiday Stroll Scavenger Hunt winners
The annual Wellesley Square Merchants’ Association Holiday Stroll was a little extra jolly and festive for the five winners of the Scavenger Hunt. They include some very happy people from Holliston, Wellesley and Weston. Each winner walked away with $1,000 in gift certificates provided by 42 Wellesley Square merchants. Now that was worth the hunt.
Town buzz — NRC gets new Environmental Education & Outreach Coordinator
The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission welcomes Lisa Moore as its new Education and Outreach Coordinator. Moore is a Wellesley resident and has taught biology and environmental science for more than 20 years. She is currently a teacher naturalist for Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary and the Naturalist in Residence at Pine Hill Elementary School in Sherborn. Moore looks forward to sharing information about the NRC’s environmental education and conservation efforts. She can be reached at 781-431-1019 ext. 2290, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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