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Police Searching For Male Suspect In Bank Robbery

BvbGqY9CIAAq8gO.jpg-smallQuincy police are investigating an unarmed bank robbery Tuesday afternoon at Eastern Bank, 731 Hancock St., Wollaston.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his mid-20s.

The incident occurred about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call David Pacino at 617-745-5768.

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Convicted Kidnapper Suspect In Woman’s Disappearance

By KRIS KALABOKAS

A convicted kidnapper has been named by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office as a suspect in the disappearance of 24-year-old Quincy woman Evelin Valibayova, who was last seen on July 16, 2011.

John D. Castonguay, 52, who was convicted in 1987 of kidnapping and violently raping a 9-year-old girl from Woonsocket, RI., was employed as handyman in Valibayova’s 11 Hodges Ave. apartment building at the time of the disappearance.

He was paroled in 2006 after appealing the terms of his 75-year prison sentence. In 2011, he was ordered to cease working as a handyman as a condition of his parole, which he violated in 2012 and 2013.

He was also ordered to register as a Level 3 sex offender in 2011 and is listed as living at 71 Hobart St. in Quincy.

Castonguay is in custody due to his parole violations and has been charged with failing to register as a sex offender, perjury, and intimidation of a witness. He has not been charged in the disappearance.

Valibayova, a native of Azerbaijan, was last seen at the North Quincy Red Line Station after finishing her shift at the Cambridge restaurant Area Four around midnight.

The last known image of her is surveillance footage captured at 12:22 a.m. as she steps out of the station and walks towards her home just five minutes away.

Authorities concluded that she made it back to her North Quincy apartment before her disappearance on July 17, where blood evidence indicating foul play was found.

Some of her possessions, including her purse, cellular phone, and  MBTA Charlie Card were later found dumped in the Dorchester-Mattapan area.

No one has seen or heard from Valibayova since her disappearance.

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Applications Available For Quincy Tennis Tournament

Applications for the 44th Annual City of Quincy Tennis Tournament Championship are available at the Quincy Recreation Department, the Quincy Credit Union, City Hall, and the city tennis courts and online at www.QuincyRec.com.

The Quincy Credit Union returns as the principal sponsor of this traditional family tennis event.

“For many years we have counted on the generosity of the Quincy Credit Union and they have continued to make the tournament affordable for our families,” said Recreation Director Barry Welch.

This year’s event will begin on Sept. 12th with an application deadline of Sept. 5th.

The fee is $ 18 which includes all events plus a commemorative T-shirt or $8 for children who are only entering the Boys and Girls 16 and under event. The Tournament is open to all residents of Quincy and will have 11 divisions of play for boys, girls, and men and women.

The Draw will be posted at the Quincy High School Tennis Courts on Russell Park between the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10th, and Thursday, Sept. 11th. Matches will begin on Friday, Sept. 12th.

All entries must be in by Friday, Sept. 5th at 4:30 p.m. to the Quincy Recreation Department, One Merrymount Parkway. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Quincy Recreation Department at 617-376-1394 or visiting www.QuincyRec.com.

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BBB Warning: ‘Click Bait’ Scams Exploit Robin Williams’ Death

Whenever a major story dominates the news, scammers take advantage of the public’s interest with online photos, stories and social media links that claim to offer sensational details. This tactic is called “click baiting.” Unfortunately, the bait that is being used right now involves the death of Robin Williams. BBB warns consumers about clicking on links, downloading pictures or purchasing commemorative souvenirs, unless you are on an established website with built-in buyer protections.

Con artists exploit tragedies in these ways:

  • Impersonating victims or family members on social media.
  • Selling memorabilia, often promising that some or all of the proceeds will go to charity
  • Posting teasers for sensational video footage or photos

Any of these tactics can lead to downloading malware on your computer or smartphone, sharing personal information that can lead to identity theft, or providing information that can be used for additional spamming.

Scammers also post sensational or emotional content as a way of collecting “likes” on a Facebook account. After enough “likes” and comments, they can turn around and sell the account for a profit.

Tips to Protect Yourself from “Click Bait” Scams:

BBB urges consumers to take steps to protect yourself from scams shared through email and social media:

  • Don’t take the bait. Stay away from promotions of “exclusive,” “shocking” or “sensational” footage. If it sounds too outlandish to be true, it is probably a scam.
  • Hover over a link to see its true destination. Before you click, mouse over the link to see where it will take you. Don’t click on links leading to unfamiliar websites.
  • Don’t trust your “friends” online. It might not actually be your friends who are “liking” or sharing scam links to photos. Their account may have been hacked and scammers could be using another tactic called “clickjacking”. Clickjacking is a technique that scammers use to trick you into clicking on social media links that you would not usually click on.
  • Report scam posts on Facebook by following these instructions.
  • Report malware or spam on Twitter by following these instructions.

For More Information:

To find out more about scams or to report one, check out BBB Scam Stopper.

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August Moon Festival Sunday Draws Thousands

Dragon Dance performance opened the 27th annual Quincy August Moon Festival Sunday in the 1400 to 1600 block of Hancock Street in Quincy Center. The festival featured traditional dances, martial arts demonstrations and other attractions for people of all ages, attracted thousands to what has become one of the South Shore's largest outdoor cultural events. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Dragon Dance performance opened the 27th annual Quincy August Moon Festival Sunday in the 1400 to 1600 block of Hancock Street in Quincy Center. The festival featured traditional dances, martial arts demonstrations and other attractions for people of all ages, attracted thousands to what has become one of the South Shore’s largest outdoor cultural events. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Young boy from the Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy shows his agility and flexibility during a martial arts demonstration at Sunday's 27th annual Quincy August Moon Festival in Quincy Center. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Young boy from the Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy shows his strength and agility during a martial arts demonstration at Sunday’s 27th annual Quincy August Moon Festival in Quincy Center. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Sunday's August Moon Festival also included many traditional dance routines including this group of young ladies from the Boston Chinese Dance School. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth. Other photos in the Aug. 21st issue of The Quincy Sun

Sunday’s August Moon Festival also included many traditional dance routines including this group of young ladies from the Boston Chinese Dance School. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth. Other photos in the Aug. 21st issue of The Quincy Sun.

The Chinese Babtist Church of Greater Boston performed for passing pedestrians during Sunday's Quincy August Moon Festival. Quincy Sun Photo/Ally Graf

The Chinese Babtist Church of Greater Boston performed for passing pedestrians during Sunday’s Quincy August Moon Festival. Quincy Sun Photo/Ally Graf

More than 10,000 people turned out for Sunday's Quincy August Moon Festival in Quincy Center. Besides the main stage that was set up near 1500 Hancock St., there was also a new family area (shown here) that featured amusement rides, pony rides, martial arts and cultural performance stage, and a dunk tank. Quincy Sun photo/Ally Graf

More than 10,000 people turned out for Sunday’s Quincy August Moon Festival in Quincy Center. Besides the main stage that was set up near 1500 Hancock St., there was also a new family area (shown here) that featured amusement rides, pony rides, martial arts and cultural performance stage, and a dunk tank. Quincy Sun photo/Ally Graf

 

 

 

 

 

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