Friday, June 29, 2012
The town would actually not transfer title of the property until the appeals are finalized.
Town counsel Albert Robinson recommended to the Board of Selectmen last night that the town performs its due diligence at 900 Worcester St. – the St. James The Great property – after the parishioners final appeal has been decided. Town Meeting voted to purchase the property June 13. Though the Archdiocese and town of Wellesley are in agreement that the property will be purchased by the town, a group of parishioners filed a final appeal to the Vatican in May. The town will not take over the title of the property until the appeals process is final, according to Selectwoman Katherine Babson.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Is Justine's back on the table?
Each morning, Wellesley Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. 1. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7. No, it's not Monday. 2. On the board's agenda is an item labeled: "Common Victualler License Applications – JT’s Deli 978 Worcester St." 3. This is the same address as the finally approved Justine's. Perhaps there's been a change in ownership or a name change? 4. Writer and Wellesley College alumna Nora Ephron died Monday at age 71. 5. There is still one bear at large, authorities think.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Meetings in the morning, meetings at night.
Each morning, Wellesley Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. 1. The School Committee is meeting at 10 a.m. today at the Middle School. The only agenda item listed is "Business Office Review." 2. The business office went through much change over the course of this past school year. 3. Did you catch the season finale of "Mad Men" last night? 4. Sorry to see the Boston Celtics lose to the Miami Heat Saturday night. Out of 105 votes, 81 readers thought the Celtics had a chance. 5. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight in a brief meeting ahead of this Wednesday's special town meeting.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The town has two candidates lined up, according to the Board of Selectmen.
The town seeks to fill two positions on the Municipal Light Plant board, according to the Board of Selectmen. Board chair Barbara Searle said at a Monday meeting there are two candidates currently lined up, and the board is in the process of getting the candidates’ resumes. “We will try to get this appointment done so that we will have a member of the light plant board,” she said.
Katherine Babson, member of the board of selectmen, said copies of the FAQ sheet will be made available today online at the library.
As the town readies itself for a special town meeting to determine whether Wellesley will purchase the property at 900 Worcester St. it will make available a frequently asked questions memo about the situation, which involves the closed St. James The Great church. Katherine Babson, member of the board of selectmen, said the four-page memo, which will cover the basics of the potential $3.8 million transaction between the town and the Archdiocese of Boston, will be made available today at the library and at the town’s website. “We encourage people to take a look at those,” she said at a meeting Monday. Babson said graphics of the site that show the plan for the recreation center to be built on the property will be displayed as well. …
Lets go Raiders baseball!
Each morning, Wellesley Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. 1. The Board of Selectmen discussed the latest issues regarding the St. James the Great property acquisition last night. 2. Special Town Meeting to determine whether the town will purchase the property is June 13. 3. The School Committee will meet tonight. The meeting technically begins at 7, but the committee will be in executive session until about 7:30, when the agenda begins. 4. The Wellesley H.S. Raiders baseball team will play the Sharon Eagles in the first round of the M.I.A.A. tournament today at Sprague Field at 4 p.m., weather permitting. 5. At last night's …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The subcommittee will re-examine how many spaces are necessary for senior center parking.
Whether to make a parking lot on a Natural Resources Commission owned piece of property or not is the question. The NRC met with the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night to discuss how to approach the land on Morton Park, a piece of land across from the old American Legion site – 496 Washington St. – the site of the future senior center. The board is estimating the center will need an additional 30 spaces, according to NRC Director Janet Bowser. “We did as for clarification on parking needs,” she said. The subcommittee will bring back recommendations to both boards, she added. “We’re in the very early stages,” Bowser said. Both the board and committee are revisiting an issue from when building the center was last discussed two years ago. At a …
June is just around the corner.
Each morning, Wellesley Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. 1. The Western Suburban Veterans District held a Memorial Day ceremony last night at Woodlawn Cemetery and the Korean Conflict Memorial. 2. It's the final day of May, here are a few stories from earlier in the month: Don McCauley, a member of the board of selectmen, said police could be involved if St. James parishioners decide to not leave the premisis if asked. 3. The School Committee hired Dr. David Lussier to be the next superintendent of schools. 4. Lussier, who comes to Wellesley via Austin, Texas, says he's glad to be returning to his roots. 5. And, of course, the…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Memorial Day observances will be held tonight.
Each morning, Wellesley Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. 1. The Board of Selectmen attended a meeting of the Natural Resources Commission last night. 2. During this meeting, the board witnessed a discussion on the parking of the future senior center, which is scheduled to be built at the old American Legion site. 3. Memorial Day observances will be held tonight at Woodlawn Cemetery beginning at 7. If there's rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Middle School. 4. Wellesley's June 13 Special Town Meeting is almost here. 5. The Board of Selectmen also met to further discuss 900 Worcester St. last night.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Board of Selectmen hope to “swap” land with the Natural Resources Commission in order to come to an agreement over parking in the area.
The town will move forward with a new senior center at the old American Legion site, which leaves town boards and committees to once again sort out the parking situation at the tight plot. Selectwoman Terri Tsagaris said there are a few options on the table for the now vacant plot at 496 Washington St. at a Monday meeting. The town could reclaim spaces at Needham Bank, which are currently being used by high school staff until the school’s parking lot is built. Spaces on Washington Street could be devoted to the site during specifically allotted hours. Also, there’s Morton Park, located directly across from the site and next to the Wellesley Police Department, which is held by the Natural Resources Commission, Tsagaris said. Two members of …