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.
The North Quincy High School Senior Stayout Committee announces its annual Roche Brothers fundraiser will be held Friday, April 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.
During these three hours Roche Brothers will donate five percent of the receipts collected to help sponsor the NQHS Senior Stayout “After Prom” party. The receipts can be from items and gift cards purchased.