Here’s the latest Wellesley, Mass., business news:
New life breathed into Zoots
*Zoots, which jilted Wellesley and other communities at the start of 2018 when it went bankrupt, is making a comeback thanks to a company called Bay State Linen that bought it out last year. Bay State hired a former Zoots route manager in July to begin the process of reuniting items with their owners, and has received positive feedback from people who never thought they’d see their stuff again. Bay State, which got its start serving commercial customers, currently has 1 driver and 1 purple Zoots van, and has begun offering service in nearby communities including Needham, Newton and Weston. Wellesley could be added to that list within a month or two, according to a company rep. Here’s a letter from Bay State that gives the backstory on its Zoots buyout.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital ranks
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is giddy about cracking a U.S. News & World Report list of top hospitals. NWH ranked #1 among community hospitals in Massachusetts, and fifth overall in the Boston metro area.
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State grants town $25K for climate change work
The Town of Wellesley has been accepted to the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program and will receive a $25,000 grant for projects to combat climate change. Wellesley will now also have a shot at part of a larger pool of $10.3M in state funds.
The Wellesley Board of Selectmen, Board of Health, Planning Board, Natural Resources Commission (NRC), and Wetlands Protection Committee worked on the program application. The initial grant will be used to conduct a vulnerability assessment report. Climate change concerns in Wellesley include those related to residents’ health as well as the environment’s health (e.g., tree cover, flooding, etc.).
Tots Music Time program at Bach to Rock in Linden Square — free
Join Bach to Rock in Linden Square on Tuesday, August 6 and Tuesday, September 3, at 11am, for a fun musical program that gets kids thinking, moving, and creating with music and instruments.
Suitable for kids age 1.5 to 5 years old, but all are welcome. Register here for this free event.