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Teen Foils Intruder In Wollaston House Break

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.

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City Cleaning Up From Nor’easter

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.

Email us your storm photos at thequincysun@verizon.net. We’ll post them on the Sun website.

Heavy rains and strong winds uprooted this tree that fell on a house on Conant Road in North Quincy. Lisa Aimola Photo

Heavy rains and strong winds uprooted this tree that fell on a house on Conant Street in North Quincy. Lisa Aimola Photo

Quincy was hit with about 4-4.5 inches of rain Wednesday and overnight into Thursday, With the leaves covering sewers and heavy rain flooding occurred on some areas in Quincy. Here on French street cars slowly made their way through high waters. Larry Carchedi Photo

Quincy was hit with about 4-4.5 inches of rain Wednesday and overnight into Thursday, With the leaves covering sewers and heavy rain flooding occurred on some areas in Quincy. Here on French street cars slowly made their way through high waters. Larry Carchedi Photo

Strong winds and surf washed this sailboat ashore on Wollaston Beach Thursday morning. Amy Warren Photo

Strong winds and surf washed this sailboat ashore on Wollaston Beach Thursday morning. Amy Warren Photo

 

 

 

 

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North Quincy Battles Quincy In 3-1 Volleyball Win

Quincy's Sarah Gibbons had 13 kills and two aces as the Presidents downed North Quincy 3-1 in a close contest Wednesday night at NQHS. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy’s Sarah Gibbons had 13 kills and two aces as the Presidents downed North Quincy 3-1 in a close contest Wednesday night at NQHS. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Junior Sarah Gibbons had 13 kills and two aces to help Quincy avoid an upset bid from North Quincy and post a 3-1 Patriot League volleyball win over the Red Raiders Wednesday night.
Quincy is 16-2 and will compete in the south sectionals of the state tournament. North Quincy is 6-10 on the season.
Senior Gabrielle Flaherty had three kills and 10 digs for North. Quincy won the first game, 25-13 before North tied the match with a 25-20 victory in the second.
North was within a point late in the third and fourth games, but Quincy earned decisions of 25-22 and 25-19 to clinch the victory.
North Quincy's Camille Mullaney blocks an attack by Quincy's Jessie Lei for a Red Raider point against the Presidents Wednesday night. Quincy earned a 3-1 victory over their intra-city rival and will compete in the south sectionals of the state tournament.

North Quincy’s Camille Mullaney blocks an attack by Quincy’s Jessie Lei for a Red Raider point against the Presidents Wednesday night. At left at the net is teammate Jennifer Butka. Quincy earned a 3-1 victory over their intra-city rival and will compete in the south sectionals of the state tournament.

Quincy's Maggie Parker attacks for the Presidents in their Wednesday night match against North Quincy. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy’s Maggie Parker attacks for the Presidents in their Wednesday night match against North Quincy. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

The Quincy - North Quincy volleyball match Wednesday was competitive from the opening volley until the Presidents' secured a 3-1 win over the Red Raiders. Quincy won the first game but North evened it 1-1 after two. The Presidents won the third and deciding fourth game by scores of 25-22 and 25-19. Here Quincy's Sarah Gibbons and North Quincy's Remy Aucoin battle at the net. The point went to the Red Raiders. Story, other photos by Robert Bosworth.

The Quincy – North Quincy volleyball match Wednesday was competitive from the opening volley until the Presidents’ secured a 3-1 win over the Red Raiders. Quincy won the first game but North evened it 1-1 after two. The Presidents won the third and deciding fourth game by scores of 25-22 and 25-19. Here Quincy’s Sarah Gibbons and North Quincy’s Remy Aucoin battle at the net. The point went to the Red Raiders. Story, other photos by Robert Bosworth.

 

 

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1.7% Social Security Benefit Increase For 2015

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.

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Marina Bay Sportsplex Granted Liquor License

By KRIS KALABOKAS 

The Board of License Commissioners in a 4-1 vote on Tuesday approved the application of the Marina Bay Sportsplex, 260 Victory Rd., allowing them to serve beer and wine to patrons on site despite concerns from neighbors regarding a lack of parking in the area, the possibility of an increase in traffic, and noise.

“This is not going to be a bar…this is not going to be a night club,” said manager Donald E. Martin, who has successfully applied for one-day licenses in the past permitting him to sell alcohol during charity events.

The facility is a completely enclosed sports facility that hosts soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and football leagues.

He added that alcohol would be served primarily to customers using the virtual golf machines in the evening hours and that people would not be going to the facility just to drink.

Martin said that pressure from competing sports complexes in neighboring cities who serve alcohol to their customers pushed him to apply for the CV/ Wine and Malt Restaurant License.

Customers have also been requesting that alcohol consumption be permitted on site he said.

Alcohol will be served from a roughly 5-foot-long bar with no seating. Customers will then be directed to a separate room with about eight or nine tables where they will be able to drink their beverages. Prepackaged foods that can easily be heated up in a microwave will also be served.

Ward 6 City Councillor Brian McNamee spoke against the proposal relaying concerns from Marina Bay residents that the area had enough establishments serving alcohol and that the area was already low on parking spaces; a sentiment shared by Board Chairman Joseph Shea.

“My opposition is based on parking, general traffic flow, and I think there’s enough places at Marina Bay,” said Shea. “I will be voting no.”

Other board members said they felt any increase in traffic would be negligible and that parking would not be impacted by granting the license.

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