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Presidents Win 82nd City Football Championship, 33-6

Quincy Head Football Coach Bill Reardon is doused with water by Presidents Armani Cardoso (rear), Kenny Garcia Rosario (#34) and Reda Laftih (#21) as the final seconds tick off the clock at the 82nd city football championship Thanksgiving morning at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. Quincy defeated North Quincy, 33-6. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

SIDELINE CELEBRATION – Quincy Head Football Coach Bill Reardon is doused with water by Presidents Armani Cardoso (rear), Kenny Garcia Rosario (#34) and Reda Laftih (#21) as the final seconds tick off the clock at the 82nd city football championship Thanksgiving morning at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Quincy defeated North Quincy, 33-6. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy Quarterback James Lam (#5) is presented the game ball by Coach Bill Reardon to mark a record-setting day for the senior caption. Lam tossed two touchdowns - both to J.T. Bain - for 35 in his career to establish a new record at Quincy High. Lam's 35 touchdown throws broke the mark long-held by Chris Noble who had 34 for his career. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

RECORD DAY – Quincy Quarterback James Lam (#5) is presented the game ball by Coach Bill Reardon to mark a record-setting day for the senior caption. Lam tossed two touchdown passes  - both to wide receiver J.T. Bain – for 35 in his career to establish a new record at Quincy High. Lam’s 35 touchdown passes broke the mark long-held by Chris Noble who had 34 for his career. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy Presidents celebrate with the city football championship moments after defeating North Quincy, 33-6 in the 82nd meeting between the two high schools Thanksgiving morning at Veterans' Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy Presidents celebrate with the city football championship moments after defeating North Quincy, 33-6 in the 82nd meeting between the two high schools Thanksgiving morning at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

The Red Raiders sustained several strong drives deep into Presidents' territory and the game was close for three quarters until Quincy pulled away in the fourth quarter. Here North Quincy senior wide receiver Solomon Umoren leaps to make a terrific grab over the Presidents' Rich Turpin. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

The Red Raiders sustained several strong drives deep into Presidents’ territory and the game was close for three quarters until Quincy pulled away in the fourth quarter. Here North Quincy senior wide receiver Solomon Umoren leaps to make a terrific grab over the Presidents’ Ryan Turpin. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy senior wide receiver J.T. Bain hauls in his second touchdown catch of the day - this one a 40-yard strike from James Lam early in the fourth quarter to make it a 33-6 score. The reception also gave Lam his 35th career touchdown pass, setting a new record at Quincy High School. The mark of 34 had been held by Chris Noble. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy senior wide receiver J.T. Bain hauls in his second touchdown catch of the day – this one a 40-yard strike from James Lam early in the fourth quarter to make it a 33-6 score. The reception also gave Lam his 35th career touchdown pass, setting a new record at Quincy High School. The mark of 34 had been held by Chris Noble. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Members of both teams line up at midfield to shake hands following Quincy's 33-6 win over North Quincy Thursday. Here Presidents Jake Bergonzi (#44), Garrett Cronin (#35) and Isaiah Uzamere shake hands with North Quincy captain Zack Dangora. More game coverage in the Dec. 4th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Members of both teams line up at midfield to shake hands following Quincy’s 33-6 win over North Quincy Thursday. Here Presidents Jake Bergonzi (#44), Garrett Cronin (#35) and Isaiah Uzamere shake hands with North Quincy captain Zack Dangora. More game coverage in the Dec. 4th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

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Black Friday Protest At Quincy Walmart

By SCOTT JACKSON

A coalition of union workers and community groups plan to protest outside the Quincy Walmart this Friday, urging the retailer to provide better wages and working conditions.

MassUniting, in concert with Walmart workers, is staging protests at 49 Bay State stores at 11 a.m. on Black Friday, including the Quincy location at 301 Falls Blvd. In a statement, the group says the retail giant brings in annual profits of $16 billion while its employees work part-time schedules that pay less than $25,000 per year. MassUniting and the workers want Walmart to pay its employ $15 an hour and give them full-time, consistent schedules.

MassUniting is a coalition whose members include the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Chinese Progressive Association, Neighbors United for a Better East Boston, City Life/Vida Urbana, Mass Senior Action, New England Worker’s Alliance, Massachusetts Communities Action Network, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, and the Boston Worker’s Alliance.

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Dec. 2 Hospital Meeting Moved To Quincy High

By SCOTT JACKSON

The Dec. 2 community meeting on the planned closing of Quincy Medical Center has been moved to  Quincy High School. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. inside the school’s auditorium at 100 Coddington St.

The meeting had been planned for Point Webster Middle School, but was moved to accommodate a larger crowd.

Steward Health Care, the for-profit company that purchased the hospital out of bankruptcy in 2011, announced plans to close Quincy Medical Center earlier this month. In its place, Steward plans to open a standalone emergency department and an urgent care center at separate sites in the city. The location of those facilities has yet to be announced.

The closure was initially scheduled to take place on Dec. 31, but Steward officials have said it may remain open until Feb. 4 at the latest to comply with state law requiring 90 days notice before a hospital can close.

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Barnes & Noble At Quincy College Grand Opening Dec. 3

The Board of College Courses, Inc., The Board of Governors of Quincy College and Barnes and Noble College Booksellers, Inc., will host a grand opening of Barnes & Noble at Quincy College next Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Barnes & Noble recently opened two new college bookstores at both Quincy College’s Quincy and Plymouth campuses this past summer. The official ribbon cutting will be performed by Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at 11:30 a.m. at the Quincy Campus, 1250 Hancock St, Quincy Center.

Prior to the ribbon cutting at 11:15 a.m., there will be comments from Mayor Koch and representatives from the Board of College Courses, Inc., the Quincy College Board of Governors, Barnes & Noble and the Quincy Chamber of Commerce.

Barnes & Noble at Quincy College is located on the first floor of the Quincy College campus at Presidents Place, 1250 Hancock St. in Quincy, and the other on the first floor of the Quincy College campus at 36 Cordage Park in Plymouth. The event will take place at the Quincy Campus.

A resource for students, faculty, staff and the greater community, the bookstore sells Quincy College textbooks, school supplies, and branded clothing and accessories. In addition, they offer general interest reading materials in Quincy and office supplies at both locations.

Grand Opening Exclusive offer for the Community  – Save 20% on one Quincy logoed apparel item, online and in-store, from 12/2-12/6. http://quincycollege.bncollege.comPromo Code: GRAND20

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QHS Students Prep Thanksgiving Meals For Father Bill’s

Quincy High sophomores in the culinary arts program prepare turkey to be served during the annual Father Bill’s and MainSpring Community Dinner on Thanksgiving at Christ Episcopal Church in Quincy. With the help of the Greater Boston Food Bank and a generous grant from Stop & Shop, 60 turkeys were made available to be cooked by the students and served to those in need during the traditional sit-down dinner. Pictured (left to right): Jane Kuang, Jed Preeya, and Maeve Hernon watch as instructor Mark Kelly demonstrates turkey-carving skills.

Quincy High sophomores in the culinary arts program prepare turkey to be served during the annual Father Bill’s and MainSpring Community Dinner on Thanksgiving at Christ Episcopal Church in Quincy. With the help of the Greater Boston Food Bank and a generous grant from Stop & Shop, 60 turkeys were made available to be cooked by the students and served to those in need during the traditional sit-down dinner. Pictured (left to right): Jane Kuang, Jed Preeya, and Maeve Hernon watch as instructor Mark Kelly demonstrates turkey-carving skills. Quincy Sun Photos/Kris Kalabokas

Students slice turkey during their culinary class at Quincy High School to be served during the Father Bill’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Christ Episcopal Church in Quincy at noon Thursday. Sophomores (left to right) Olivia Walsh, Lilly Keenan, and Chantae Maynard help carve some of the 60 turkeys to be served during the annual dinner along with sides and dessert.

Students slice turkey during their culinary class at Quincy High School to be served during the Father Bill’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Christ Episcopal Church in Quincy at noon Thursday. Sophomores (left to right) Olivia Walsh, Lilly Keenan, and Chantae Maynard help carve some of the 60 turkeys to be served during the annual dinner along with sides and dessert.

Sugar cookies to be served during the Father Bill’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner are prepared by (left to right) Alyson Linik, Kayla Ahrens, baking instructor William Gluvna, and Riley McLaughlin. Gluvna, who has worked at Quincy High School for 30 years, said that using the Quincy High School kitchen has made preparing the Thanksgiving meals used to feed the needy and elderly much easier.

Sugar cookies to be served during the Father Bill’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner are prepared by (left to right) Alyson Linik, Kayla Ahrens, baking instructor William Gluvna, and Riley McLaughlin. Gluvna, who has worked at Quincy High School for 30 years, said that using the Quincy High School kitchen has made preparing the Thanksgiving meals used to feed the needy and elderly much easier.

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