50 ‘Polar Plungers’ Help Raise $1,000 For Atherton Hough PTO

About 50 hearty souls took the plunge Saturday at the public landing in Houghs Neck to help raise money for the Atherton Hough School PTO. The fourth annual "Polar Plunge" raised about $1,000 for the PTO, organizers said. The event, originally scheduled for Jan. 6, was postponed three weeks due to ice in the bay and extreme sub-freezing temperatures. Story, other photos in next week's Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

About 50 hearty souls took the plunge Saturday at the public landing in Houghs Neck to help raise money for the Atherton Hough School PTO. The fourth annual “Polar Plunge” raised about $1,000 for the PTO, organizers said. The event, originally scheduled for Jan. 6, was postponed three weeks due to ice in the bay and extreme sub-freezing temperatures. Story, other photos in next week’s Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

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Seven Quincy Police Officers Sworn In

City Clerk Nicole Crispo swore in seven new Quincy police officers Thursday afternoon. Pictured (from left) are:  Mayor Thomas Koch; new recruits Krestina Habib, Brendan McNeil, Nicholas Rolfsen, Felicia Lawless, Stephen Brown, Stephen Graham and Cian O’Connor; and Police Chief Paul Keenan. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

City Clerk Nicole Crispo swore in seven new Quincy police officers Thursday afternoon. Pictured (from left) are: Mayor Thomas Koch; new recruits Krestina Habib, Brendan McNeil, Nicholas Rolfsen, Felicia Lawless, Stephen Brown, Stephen Graham and Cian O’Connor; and Police Chief Paul Keenan. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

By SCOTT JACKSON

Seven new members of the Quincy Police Department were sworn in Thursday during a ceremony at City Hall.

City Clerk Nicole Crispo administered the oath office to the seven officers – Cian O’Connor, Stephen Graham, Stephen Brown, Felicia Lawless, Nicholas Rolfsen, Brendan McNeil and Krestina Habib – in the Great Hall of the McIntyre Government Center.

Six of the new recruits will begin their training at the Plymouth Police Academy Monday. The officers will train at the academy for 26 weeks and then complete three months of field training with the Quincy Police Department.

Rolfsen, who is joining the Quincy Police Department from the University of Massachusetts Boston Police Department, will begin his training with Quincy police Monday. He will first be trained in the department’s rules and regulations and then dispatch, before undergoing two to three months of field training.

The new hires bring the number of patrol officers in the department to 163, Police Chief Paul Keenan said. No more new hires are anticipated in the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

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8 New Police Officers Sworn-In At City Hall Ceremony

 

Eight new Quincy Police Officers are sworn in by City Clerk Nicole Crisop (far right) at a ceremony Friday held in the Great Hall of the James R. McIntyre Government Center (old City Hall.) Also shown here are Chief Paul Keenan (left) and Mayor Thomas Koch (second from right). Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Eight new Quincy Police Officers are sworn in by City Clerk Nicole Crisop (right) at a ceremony Friday held in the Great Hall of the James R. McIntyre Government Center (old City Hall.) Also shown here are Chief Paul Keenan (far left) and Mayor Thomas Koch (far right). Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Eight new Quincy police officers were sworn-in during a City Hall ceremony Friday afternoon as family members and friends looked on.

The eight officers – Timothy Duggan, Matthew Benvie, Kenneth Stanley, Paul Farina, Michael McNeil, Thomas Fox, Colleen White and Kevin Adams – will train for six months at the MBTA Transit Police Academy on Sea Street followed by one or two months of field training. Following Friday’s appointments, the Quincy Police Department now has 163 patrol officers, 30 sergeants, 14 lieutenants and five captains on staff, according to Police Chief Paul Keenan.

Photos below are the new officers with members of their family.

Story, other photos will appear in The Quincy Sun Oct. 19th edition.

New Quincy Police Officer Timothy Duggan and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Timothy Duggan and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Matthew Benvie and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Matthew Benvie and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Kenneth Stanley and family.

New Quincy Police Officer Kenneth Stanley and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Paul Farina and family.

New Quincy Police Officer Paul Farina and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Michael McNeil and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Michael McNeil and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Thomas Fox and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Thomas Fox and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Colleen White and family. Quincy Sun photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Colleen White and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Kevin Adams and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

New Quincy Police Officer Kevin Adams and family. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 recent ceremony 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 a recent 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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Presidential Wreath Commemorates 281st Birthday Anniversary Of President John Adams

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and Presidential historian David McCullough was a featured speaker at Friday's ceremony commemorating the 281st birthday anniversary of Second President John Adams. McCullough, whose biography of John Adams won him his second Pulitzer Prize in 2001, was among the dignitaries who participated in a Presidential wreath laying on the tomb of the second president in the crypt of United First Parish Church. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author and presidential historian David McCullough was a featured speaker at the Oct. 28th ceremony commemorating the 281st birthday anniversary of Second President John Adams. McCullough, whose biography of John Adams in 2001 won him his second Pulitzer Prize, was among the dignitaries who participated in a Presidential wreath laying at the tomb of the second president in the crypt of United First Parish Church. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Presidential wreath from President Barack Obama is escorted inside United First Parish Church by staff of the Navy Operational Support Center in Quincy at the start of the wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the legacy of Second President and Founding Father John Adams. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Presidential wreath from President Barack Obama is escorted inside United First Parish Church by staff of the Navy Operational Support Center in Quincy at the start of the wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the legacy of Second President and Founding Father John Adams Friday. Adams was born Oct. 30, 1735 in the Adams Birthplace on Franklin Street in what was Braintree but is now part of Quincy. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Rev. Rebecca Froom, minister, United First Parish Church, leads a brief prayer as a Presidential wreath in honor of Second President John Adams's 281st birthday is placed on his tomb in the church crypt. Also taking part in this tradition were (from left) Commander Paul Annexstad, Navy Operational Support Center, Quincy; author and historian David McCullough; Mayor Thomas Koch, Rose Fennell, deputy regional director, Northeast Region, National Park Service; H. Kirtland Switzer II, chairman, Historic Preservation United First Parish Church; and staff from the Navy Operational Support Center. The tombs of  Sixth President John Quincy Adams and First Ladies Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams also rest within the crypt. Story, other photos in the Nov. 3rd issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth.

Rev. Rebecca Froom (second from left) minister, United First Parish Church, leads a brief prayer as a Presidential wreath in honor of Second President John Adams’s 281st birthday is placed on his tomb in the church crypt. Also taking part in this tradition were (from left) Commander Paul Annexstad, Navy Operational Support Center, Quincy; author and historian David McCullough; Mayor Thomas Koch, Rose Fennell, deputy regional director, Northeast Region, National Park Service; H. Kirtland Switzer II, chairman, Historic Preservation United First Parish Church; and staff from the Navy Operational Support Center. The tombs of Sixth President John Quincy Adams and First Ladies Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams also rest within the crypt. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth.

 

At the flag-draped granite tomb of President John Adams with the Presidential wreath are from left: Rev. Rebecca Froom, minister, United First Parish Church; historian and author David McCullough; Mayor Thomas Koch, and students who spoke at Friday's wreath-laying ceremony Dashiell Chin (Quincy High School), Curtis DeBisschop (North Quincy High School) and Destiny Joseph (The Woodward School). Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

At the flag-draped granite tomb of President John Adams decorated with the Presidential wreath are from left: Rev. Rebecca Froom, minister, United First Parish Church; historian and author David McCullough; Mayor Thomas Koch, and local students who spoke at the Oct. 28th wreath-laying ceremony: Dashiell Chin (Quincy High School), Curtis DeBisschop (North Quincy High School) and Destiny Joseph (The Woodward School). Story, other photos in the Nov. 3rd issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

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