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Ash Wednesday Service, Ashes To Go At MBTA Station

March 1 2017 Ash Wednesday

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Woman Stabbed In Quincy Karaoke Bar

By SCOTT JACKSON

A 43-year-old woman was rushed to Boston Medical Center in critical condition after being stabbed at least five times inside a karaoke bar in Kam Man Plaza early Sunday morning, and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying her assailant.

Officers were called to Jazz Moon Karaoke Bar – located at 217 Quincy Ave. – around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Police reported seeing a dark-colored SUV, driven by an Asian male, exiting the shopping center’s parking lot when they arrived on scene.

When officers arrived at the karaoke bar, they found the victim on the ground surrounded by a large amount of blood. Officers then performed life-saving measures on the woman, who police said was stabbed more than five times and lost a large amount of blood.

The victim’s name was not immediately released as police. They described her as a 43-year-old Asian female. She was rushed to Boston Medical Center in critical condition.

Witnesses to the incident described the suspect as an Asian male with a dark, knit hat and a green, three-quarter-length coat that was possibly green or multi-colored. The suspect was armed with a knife, which was not recovered on scene.

Quincy police asking any witnesses who may have been present at the scene and taken videos or pictures of the incident on their cellphones to contact detectives at 617-479-1212. Tips may also be submitted using the MyPD app.

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Elderly Man Struck, Killed By Car

By SCOTT JACKSON

A 78-year-old man was struck and killed on Friday night in Quincy Center as he attempted to cross the street.

The Quincy Police Department said the pedestrian was struck shortly after 9 p.m. at the intersection of Burgin Parkway and Granite Street. The man, identified as 78-year-old Rungen Chen of Quincy, was rushed to Quincy Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident, a 30-year-old Weymouth woman, remained on scene and spoke to officers, as did several witnesses. The witnesses told police the driver was traveling northbound on Burgin Parkway and had a green light. The driver was approaching the intersection when Chen darted into the street and the vehicle struck him, according to witnesses.

The incident remained under investigation as of early Monday by the Quincy Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit.

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27 New Firefighter Recruits Sworn In

Assistant City Clerk Joseph Newton swears in some of the 27 new firefighter recruits at a ceremony Friday afternoon in the Great Hall of the James R. McIntyre Government Center (old City Hall.) The class is one of the largest recruit groups in the city's history. The recruits begin training Monday with graduation expected in June. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Assistant City Clerk Joseph Newton swears in some of the 27 new firefighter recruits at a ceremony Friday afternoon in the Great Hall of the James R. McIntyre Government Center (old City Hall.) At far left is Quincy Fire Chief Joseph Barron. The class is one of the largest recruit groups in the city’s history. The recruits begin training Monday with graduation expected in June. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Mayor Thomas Koch (far right) looks on as some of the 27 new firefighter recruits are sworn in Friday by Assistant City Clerk Joseph Newton. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Mayor Thomas Koch (far right) looks on as some of the 27 new firefighter recruits are sworn in Friday by Assistant City Clerk Joseph Newton. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Fire Chief Joseph Barron (right) joins family and friends of the city's 27 new firefighter appointees at the conclusion of Friday's swearing in ceremony in the Great Hall at the James R. McIntyre Government Center. The new recruits, in order of their appointment, are: Matthew Tobin, Douglas Trude, Brendan Gibbons, Joseph Callahan, Benjamin Berlo, Martin Rigby, Brian MacDonald, William Meade, Grover Hensley, Wendell Cosgrove, Kristian Palushi, Michael Toran, Cody Daniels, Bryan Donelin, Evan Harrington, Garry Hlem, Brian LaPorte, Joseph McGhee, Christopher O'Hare, Michael Stanton, Cameron Wolf, Paul Cunniff, Jeffrey D'Angelo, Michael Martorano, Carlos Ochoa, Daniel Scribi and Joseph Scribi. Story, more photos in the March 2nd issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Fire Chief Joseph Barron (right) joins family and friends of the city’s 27 new firefighter appointees at the conclusion of Friday’s swearing in ceremony in the Great Hall at the James R. McIntyre Government Center. The new recruits, in order of their appointment, are: Matthew Tobin, Douglas Trude, Brendan Gibbons, Joseph Callahan, Benjamin Berlo, Martin Rigby, Brian MacDonald, William Meade, Grover Hensley, Wendell Cosgrove, Kristian Palushi, Michael Toran, Cody Daniels, Bryan Donelin, Evan Harrington, Garry Helm, Brian LaPorte, Joseph McGhee, Christopher O’Hare, Michael Stanton, Cameron Wolf, Paul Cunniff, Jeffrey D’Angelo, Michael Martorano, Carlos Ochoa, Daniel Scribi and Joseph Scribi. Story, more photos in the March 2nd issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

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Conviction Upheld In 2006 Shooting Murder In Quincy

A 49-year old Mattapan man will remain in prison, sentenced to life without parole for the Jan. 9, 2006 murder of Jamal Vaughn outside a Quincy apartment, the state’s highest court ruled Friday (Feb. 24), according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey.

In a 24-page decision, the Supreme Judicial Court rejected both Deryck Long’s appeal and his motion for new trial, according to District Attorney Morrissey. The court had heard arguments on the case on Oct. 11, 2016.

“We are gratified that the SJC has affirmed the first-degree murder conviction and rejected Long’s claims that mistakes by his attorney and a motions judge should disturb the verdict,” Morrissey said. “Although the murder precedes my tenure as District Attorney, my review of the evidence shows very clearly that Long drove to Willard Street in Quincy that night armed and with the intention of murdering Mr. Vaughn. I am pleased for Mr. Vaughn’s family and friends that the SJC has put this to rest.”

Long was convicted by a Norfolk Superior Court jury in 2011. Hours before the murder, Long and Vaughn had been in a brief altercation while Long was retrieving belongings from an apartment where he had frequently stayed with a former girlfriend.

“The investigation by Quincy Police and State Police detectives attached to the District Attorney’s Office put together a solid body of evidence,” Morrissey said. “They deserve great credit for the strength of that investigation; Assistant District Attorneys Pamela Alford, who argued the appeal, and ADA Craig Kowalski deserve recognition for the hard work that led to this successful result.”

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