The Friends of Troop 6 will hold their fifth annual Adult Pinewood Derby Saturday, April 11, at Houghs Neck Congregational Church from 7 to 11 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Troop 6 to help the troop with camperships, special trips and equipment needs. The event features finger food, a cash bar, raffles and music as well as pinewood derby races with cash prizes.
Tickets are $20 for food, music, and fun; $5 to enter the race; and $5 for a new car kit. Tickets may be purchased any Monday night between 7 and 9 p.m. at the church, located at 300 Manet Avenue. They can also be purchased by contacting Rob at 617-479-7412.
The Friends of Troop 6 anticipate 50 or more cars competing in this year’s event.
All cars must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before being allowed to compete; cars that do not pass inspection will be disqualified. The weigh in begins at 7:30 p.m. and the race at 8 p.m. Replacement cars will be available for $5.
No car shall weigh more than five ounces; the official race scale is considered final. The car’s length cannot exceed seven inches and the width no more than 2 ¾ inches. The car must have 1 ¾ inches of clearance between the wheels, ⅜ clearance under the body, and the wheelbase can be no less than four inches. The front of the car must have a ½ inch wide surface in the center.
The wood provided in the car kit must be used and the block can be shaped any way that is desired. The wheels supplied in the kit must also be used, and cannot be cut, drilled, beveled, or rounded. The seam may be removed from the wheels. The axles in the kit must be used as well and may be polished or lubricated.
Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited. The car must not ride on any type of springs. The car must be freewheeling, with no starting devices. No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used.
The number on your ticket needs to be on the car as well.
MassDOT announces Interstate 93 Northbound and Southbound across the Zakim Bridge will be closed nightly on Monday, March 30th through Thursday, April 2nd from just before midnight until 5 a.m. in order to conduct routine inspection of bridge towers and cables.
Traffic from I-93 SB will be diverted at Exit 28 in Somerville and detoured via Rutherford Avenue to the on ramp to I-93 SB and Callahan Tunnel in the Haymarket area. Traffic from I-93 NB will be diverted at Exit 26 (Storrow Drive) and detoured via Leverett Circle to the on ramp to I-93 NB and Tobin Bridge (Rte. 1 NB) in Leverett Circle.
MassDOT encourages drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes to minimize delays. Those traveling through the area should expect delays and should reduce speed and use caution while traveling along the detour routes.
By SCOTT JACKSON
Water service was restored to the Sawyer Towers on Martensen Street after a water main broke early Friday morning.
The four-inch water main leading into the building at 95 Martensen Street broke around 2 a.m. Friday, according to QHA Facilities Director James Marathas. The water flooded the basement of the 10-story, 150-unit building, including the elevator pit.
The Quincy Fire Department was notified of the break and firefighters were able to cut off water service to prevent further flooding. After the water service was shut off, maintenance supervisor Billy O’Neil and workers Steve Montgomery and Howard Chadbourne were able to repair the pipe and then pump out water from the basement.
Water and elevator service was restored before residents in the building woke up, according to Marathas.
By SCOTT JACKSON
A Quincy man is due back in court April 22 on a charge of possessing heroin with intent to distribute.
Robert Rutledge of 51 Nelson Street pleaded not guilty to the charge at his arraignment Wednesday in Quincy District Court.
The 32-year-old was held on $10,000 cash bail.
Quincy police executed a search warrant for Rutledge’s apartment at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning; police said Rutledge was identified as the primary suspect in a drug distribution operation following an investigation.
Heroin and cash were recovered from the apartment, according to police.