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Joseph Koch – Brother Of Mayor Koch – Passes Away Unexpectedly

Joseph W. Koch, brother of Mayor Thomas Koch, died unexpectedly Wednesday.

Mr. Koch, 57, was employed by the City of Quincy for 37 years. He worked as a foreman for the Department of Public Works for the last year.

Mr. Koch was also the brother of Richard Koch, Jr., the police chief in the Town of Brewster on Cape Cod.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

The mayor was expected to release a statement on behalf of his family this evening, a spokesman for Mayor Koch said Wednesday afternoon.

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Remembering Thomas Kineavy

An Irish flag emblazoned with a shamrock was raised over Wollaston Beach Wednesday in honor of the late Thomas F. Kineavy. Mr. Kineavy moved to the U.S. from Ireland in 1961, living in Charlestown before settling in Quincy. A member of the Carpenters Union Local 67 for 35 years, he walked along Wollaston Beach every day. Mr. Kineavy died Aug. 16 at the age of 71; he had just completed a walk along the beach. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

An Irish flag emblazoned with a shamrock was raised over Wollaston Beach Wednesday in honor of the late Thomas F. Kineavy. Mr. Kineavy moved to the U.S. from Ireland in 1961, living in Charlestown before settling in Quincy. A member of the Carpenters Union Local 67 for 35 years, he walked along Wollaston Beach every day. Mr. Kineavy died Aug. 16 at the age of 71; he had just completed a walk along the beach.
Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

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Police Searching For Male Suspect In Bank Robbery

BvbGqY9CIAAq8gO.jpg-smallQuincy police are investigating an unarmed bank robbery Tuesday afternoon at Eastern Bank, 731 Hancock St., Wollaston.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his mid-20s.

The incident occurred about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call David Pacino at 617-745-5768.

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Convicted Kidnapper Suspect In Woman’s Disappearance

By KRIS KALABOKAS

A convicted kidnapper has been named by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office as a suspect in the disappearance of 24-year-old Quincy woman Evelin Valibayova, who was last seen on July 16, 2011.

John D. Castonguay, 52, who was convicted in 1987 of kidnapping and violently raping a 9-year-old girl from Woonsocket, RI., was employed as handyman in Valibayova’s 11 Hodges Ave. apartment building at the time of the disappearance.

He was paroled in 2006 after appealing the terms of his 75-year prison sentence. In 2011, he was ordered to cease working as a handyman as a condition of his parole, which he violated in 2012 and 2013.

He was also ordered to register as a Level 3 sex offender in 2011 and is listed as living at 71 Hobart St. in Quincy.

Castonguay is in custody due to his parole violations and has been charged with failing to register as a sex offender, perjury, and intimidation of a witness. He has not been charged in the disappearance.

Valibayova, a native of Azerbaijan, was last seen at the North Quincy Red Line Station after finishing her shift at the Cambridge restaurant Area Four around midnight.

The last known image of her is surveillance footage captured at 12:22 a.m. as she steps out of the station and walks towards her home just five minutes away.

Authorities concluded that she made it back to her North Quincy apartment before her disappearance on July 17, where blood evidence indicating foul play was found.

Some of her possessions, including her purse, cellular phone, and  MBTA Charlie Card were later found dumped in the Dorchester-Mattapan area.

No one has seen or heard from Valibayova since her disappearance.

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Applications Available For Quincy Tennis Tournament

Applications for the 44th Annual City of Quincy Tennis Tournament Championship are available at the Quincy Recreation Department, the Quincy Credit Union, City Hall, and the city tennis courts and online at www.QuincyRec.com.

The Quincy Credit Union returns as the principal sponsor of this traditional family tennis event.

“For many years we have counted on the generosity of the Quincy Credit Union and they have continued to make the tournament affordable for our families,” said Recreation Director Barry Welch.

This year’s event will begin on Sept. 12th with an application deadline of Sept. 5th.

The fee is $ 18 which includes all events plus a commemorative T-shirt or $8 for children who are only entering the Boys and Girls 16 and under event. The Tournament is open to all residents of Quincy and will have 11 divisions of play for boys, girls, and men and women.

The Draw will be posted at the Quincy High School Tennis Courts on Russell Park between the hours of 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10th, and Thursday, Sept. 11th. Matches will begin on Friday, Sept. 12th.

All entries must be in by Friday, Sept. 5th at 4:30 p.m. to the Quincy Recreation Department, One Merrymount Parkway. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Quincy Recreation Department at 617-376-1394 or visiting www.QuincyRec.com.

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