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Snow Removal Continues Thursday Night

City of Quincy snow removal operations will take place Thursday, Feb. 26th in the following locations;

  • Quincy Avenue
  • Hancock Street in the area of old Central Middle School.
  • Sea Street
  • Newport Avenue
  • Governor’s Road (Likely  to begin Friday during the day)

Additional work on roads in these areas is possible depending on how swiftly work progresses. There will be traffic and parking restrictions in these areas throughout the duration of the work, beginning at about 8 p.m. and continuing to about 6 a.m.

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Police Seek Suspect In Hatchet Attack

By SCOTT JACKSON

The Quincy Police Department is looking for the assailant who assaulted a man in his 60s Tuesday with a hatchet in a Quincy Center parking garage – an attack investigators do not believe was random.

The attack took place around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the third floor of the Ross Garage on the Parkingway, according to Lt. John Steele. The victim told officers he was at his car inside the garage when a white man sprayed him with an unknown substance and then began hitting him in the head with a hatchet.

The victim was able to wrest the hatchet away from the suspect and the scuffle continued until witnesses ran to break it up. The suspect then fled in a blue SUV. Police recovered the hatchet when they arrived on scene.

The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center; he was in fair condition as of Thursday, according to Steele.

The victim was not robbed. Police believe this was not a random assault and the victim was specifically targeted by the suspect. Patrols in the area have been increased and Steele said the public should not feel unsafe while using the Ross Garage.

“We do not believe the public at large is at risk,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Quincy Police Department at 617-479-1212.

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Gas Service Restored In Houghs Neck

By SCOTT JACKSON

Gas service to 127 homes in Houghs Neck was restored Wednesday evening after being shut down all day.

National Grid shut off gas service to 127 residences on Mears Avenue, Nut Island Avenue, Island Avenue and Sea Avenue in Houghs Neck Wednesday morning because of low pressure readings that began around 7 p.m. Tuesday. The utility company was able to begin the restoring service around 5 p.m. Wednesday after the problem was remedied.

As part of the process of restoring service, National Grid was required to enter each home in the neighborhood that had lost service. If residents weren’t home, a locksmith escorted by Quincy Police Department officers was used to enter the property.

The Houghs Neck Maritime Center on Bayview Avenue had been opened as a shelter/warming center for neighborhood residents while service was shut off.  The Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office mobile command post was on scene all day Wednesday on scene as well.

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Presidents Rout WR, Advance In Sectionals

By BILL GRIFFIN

J.T. Bain scored 20 points and No. 4 seeded Quincy placed five players in double figures en route to an impressive 74-50 romp over No. 13 seed West Roxbury in the opening round of the Division 1 South Sectionals at Quincy High Wednesday night.

Quincy (17-4) will host No. 5 seed Taunton in the second round Friday night at 6:30.  Taunton defeated Needham, 83-71 in the first round Wednesday night.

James Lam (16), Drew Myers (13), Colin Evans (13), and Tyler Beach (10) also cracked double figures for the winners.

Quincy opened up the game by holding West Roxbury scoreless for the first five minutes of the second period as the Presidents broke out to a 31-20 halftime lead.

Quincy’s 1-2-2 zone, led by Beach, held Tysaul Horton to 14 points. Horton scored 34 in West Roxbury’s first-round win over Barnstable. Javonte Currin, who hit six threes against Barnstable, was limited to nine points by Quincy’s active, aggressive zone.

The Presidents led, 57-36 after three and coasted home with the victory.

Myers hit three three-point jumpers and Beach added a pair to highlight Quincy’s offense. Myers has nine three-pointers in his last two games.

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