By BILL GRIFFIN
Duxbury scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to negate a tremendous performance from James Lam and down Quincy, 35-14 to clinch the Patriot LeagueKeenan Division title at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night.
The loss was Quincy’s first of the year and left the Presidents at 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the league. Duxbury is 5-2 overall and 5-0 in the league. Both teams will play in next weekend’s EMass Division 2 playoffs. Matchups for the first round of the playoffs will be announced on Sunday.
Lam had 206 yards rushing in 24 carries and completed five passes for 59 yards. The senior quarterback hit on an eight yard-scoring pass to J.T. Bain and scored on a one-yard run.
Lam hit Jake Bergonzi with a pass for a two-point conversion which tied the game at 14-14 with four seconds left in the first half.
By KRIS KALABOKAS
A student home sick from school on Thursday foiled a robbery attempt at his home in Wollaston, according to police.
At around 11 a.m., Brendan J. Oliverio, 27, of Quincy, began knocking on the front door of a home on Andrews Road, said Police Lt. Jack Sullivan. The 16-year-old boy, who was on the second floor of the single-family home, looked out of the window and saw the man who he didn’t recognize. Oliverio stopped knocking on the front door and proceeded to go to the side of the house where he knocked on another door.
Following the two failed attempts at gaining entry to the home, Oliverio walked to the back of the house and entered the basement through a bulkhead door. Sullivan said it was unclear whether the door was locked or left open.
The man successfully entered the home and made it up to the second floor before the teen accosted him and yelled at him to leave.
Oliverio ran from the home and down Fenno Street.
The teen called 911 and both he and his neighbor, who saw Oliverio as he fled the scene, gave a description of him to an officer who arrived shortly thereafter with a police dog. The dog immediately picked up a scent and began tracking Oliverio through a marsh. He was eventually apprehended in a nearby clearing by two officers half a mile away from Andrews Road, said Sullivan.
Oliverio, who was charged with breaking and entering, had not stolen any property from the home nor was he found to be carrying any weapons said Sullivan.
He did not resist arrest.
“As soon as you’re suspicious of someone at your door, call us,” advised Sullivan.
High winds and heavy rain from the nor’easter that started Wednesday and continued into Thursday caused some property damage and localized flooding.
About four and half inches of rain fell on the city.
The Park and Forestry Department has responded to more than 100 phone calls since Wednesday evening, according to the Mayor’s Office.
Crews have worked around the clock to clear downed limbs from city streets, and will continue to work through the duration of the storm. Crews are prioritizing emergency issues.
Staff from Park and Forestry will continue to collect downed limbs and branches over the coming days. Residents are asked to be patient as crews will be working into next week on the cleanup.
To report downed trees that are blocking roadways or causing unsafe conditions after business hours, call the Quincy Police Department non-emergency line at 617-479-1212. During the day, please call the Park Department at 617-376-1251.
Here are some storm scenes taken from Quincy Sun and other free lance photographers.
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Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced Thursday.
The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 58 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2014. The Social Security Act ties the annual COLA to the increase in the Consumer Price Index as determined by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $118,500 from $117,000. Of the estimated 168 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2015, about 10 million will pay higher taxes because of the increase in the taxable maximum.
Information about Medicare changes for 2015 is available at www.Medicare.gov.
The Social Security Act provides for how the COLA is calculated. To read more, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/cola.