Plaque For Father-Son Quincy Fire Chiefs Dedicated

Retired Quincy Fire Chief Thomas Gorman (right) and his sister, Mary Lou Thomas, unveil a plaque dedicated to Tom Jr. and his father, Tom Gorman, who together served the city's fire department for more than 80 years, including a combined 30 years as chief. The plaque was dedicated Saturday morning at Quincy Fire Headquarters on Quincy Avenue. More than 100 family, friends, city officials and current and retired firefighters and other colleagues attended the ceremony.  Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Retired Quincy Fire Chief Thomas Gorman (right) and his sister, Mary Lou Thomas, unveil a plaque dedicated to Tom Jr. and his father, Tom Gorman, who together served the city’s fire department for more than 80 years, including a combined 30 years as chief. The plaque was dedicated Saturday morning at Quincy Fire Headquarters on Quincy Avenue. More than 100 family, friends, city officials and current and retired firefighters and other colleagues attended the ceremony. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Retired Quincy Fire Chief Tom Gorman with current Chief Joseph Barron (left) and Joe Finn (right), the commissioner of the Boston Fire Department. Finn is the nephew of former Quincy Police Chief Francis Finn. Many current and retired firefighters attended the ceremony Saturday dedicating a plaque to Tom and his father, Thomas Gorman, at Quincy Fire Headquarters. Part of the inscription on the plaque reads: “The father-son tandem served the department with a combined 30 years as chief and over 80 years combined service to the City of Quincy. What became a family tradition for the Gormans has become an example for firefighters of professionalism, dedication and brotherhood." Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth More coverage in the Sept. 24th issue of The Quincy Sun.

Retired Quincy Fire Chief Tom Gorman with current Chief Joseph Barron (left) and Joe Finn (right), the commissioner of the Boston Fire Department. Finn is the nephew of former Quincy Police Chief Francis Finn. Many current and retired firefighters attended the ceremony Saturday dedicating a plaque to Tom and his father, Thomas Gorman, at Quincy Fire Headquarters. Part of the inscription on the plaque reads: “The father-son tandem served the department with a combined 30 years as chief and over 80 years combined service to the City of Quincy. What became a family tradition for the Gormans has become an example for firefighters of professionalism, dedication and brotherhood.” Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth More coverage in the Sept. 24th issue of The Quincy Sun.

 

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Houghs Neck ‘ChowdaFest’ Draws Hundreds

The 11th annual Houghs Neck 'ChowdaFest" Saturday featured recipes from 18 area restaurants and four individuals. Here a chowda lover gets a sample from Captain Fishbones. Hundreds attended the annual event held under brilliant sunshine at the Maritime Center in Houghs Neck. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

The 11th annual Houghs Neck ‘ChowdaFest” Sept. 12 featured recipes from 18 area restaurants and four individuals. Here a chowda lover gets a sample from Captain Fishbones. Hundreds attended the annual event at the Maritime Center in Houghs Neck. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Among the individuals who entered home-made recipes in the chowder fest competition was School Committeewoman and mayoral candidate Anne Mahoney (center). With her are campaign volunteers David Taylor (left) and Frank Taylor (right). Also attending the event were various candidates in the city's fall election including incumbent Mayor Thomas Koch and challengers Doug Gutro and William Phelan. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Among the individuals who entered home-made recipes in the chowder fest competition was School Committeewoman and mayoral candidate Anne Mahoney (center). With her are campaign volunteers David Taylor (left) and Frank Taylor (right). Also attending the event were the other three candidates for mayor: incumbent Mayor Thomas Koch, Councillor Doug Gutro and former Mayor William Phelan. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

The ChowdaFest also featured a selection of beer and wine. Ready to serve are (from left) Lori Pavidis, Alison McCarthy, Celia LaRoche, School Committeewoman Kathy Hubley, Brian LaRoche and Jaime Gordon. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

The ChowdaFest also featured a selection of beer and wine. Ready to serve are (from left) Lori Pavidis, Alison McCarthy, Celia LaRoche, School Committeewoman Kathy Hubley, Brian LaRoche and Jaime Gordon. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Clam chowder lovers flocked to the 11th annual Houghs Neck 'ChowdaFest" Saturday at the Maritime Center. The annual event typically draws more than a thousand attendees. More photos in the Sept. 17th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Clam chowder lovers flocked to the 11th annual Houghs Neck ‘ChowdaFest” Saturday at the Maritime Center. The annual event typically draws more than a thousand attendees. More photos in the Sept. 17th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

 

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City Celebrates 28th Annual August Moon Festival

The traditional Dragon Dance performed by members of the Gund Kwok Asian Women Dance Troupe kicked off the 28th annual Quincy August Moon Festival Sunday in Quincy Center. Several thousand people turned out to celebrate the event that also featured martial arts demonstrations, song and dance performances. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

The traditional Dragon Dance performed by members of the Gund Kwok Asian Women Dance Troupe kicked off the 28th annual Quincy August Moon Festival Aug. 16 in Quincy Center. Several thousand people turned out to celebrate the event that also featured martial arts demonstrations, song and dance performances. The celebration was organized by Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

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Presidential Wreath Marks John Quincy Adams’ Birthday

A Presidential Wreath from President Barack Obama is placed on the granite tomb of John Quincy Adams during a ceremony honoring the Sixth U.S. President's 248th birthday anniversary Friday at United First Parish Church, Quincy Center. JQA was born July 11, 1767. Among those placing the wreath on the tomb in the church crypt are

A Presidential Wreath from President Barack Obama is placed on the granite tomb of John Quincy Adams during a ceremony honoring the Sixth U.S. President’s 248th birthday anniversary Friday at United First Parish Church, Quincy Center. JQA was born July 11, 1767. Among those placing the wreath on the tomb in the church crypt are (clockwise from left) Ed Fitzgerald, director; Quincy Historical Society, H. Kirtland Switzer II, member, United First Parish Church; Mayor Thomas Koch, Peter Boylston Adams, a direct descendant, Adams Memorial Society; HM3 TroyDannie Clarke, Navy Operational Support Center Quincy; Gary Haynes, director, History and Visitor Program, United First Parish Church;  YN2 David Clarke, Navy Operational Support Center Quincy; Support Center Commander Eric Vandiver and Rev. Rebecca Froom, United First Parish Church. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Peter Boylston Adams, a direct descendant of President John Quincy Adams, was among the featured speakers at Friday's 284th birthday celebration for the Sixth U.S. President.

Peter Boylston Adams, a direct descendant of President John Quincy Adams, was among the featured speakers at Friday’s 248th birthday celebration for the Sixth U.S. President. Story, other photos in the July 16th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

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Remembering Supreme Sacrifice On Memorial Day

Gold Star Mothers June Quinn (left) and Angela Durkin (right) place a yellow star-shaped wreath at the World War II Granite Memorial at Mount Wollaston Cemetery Monday during the annual Memorial Day observance. The ceremony is coordinated by the Quincy Veterans Council. With the Gold Star Mothers in George Bouchard, the city's Graves Registration Officer and past commander, Quincy Veterans Council. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth.

Gold Star Mothers June Quinn (left) and Angela Durkin (right) place a yellow star-shaped wreath at the World War II Granite Memorial at Mount Wollaston Cemetery Monday during the annual Memorial Day observance. The ceremony is coordinated by the Quincy Veterans Council. With the Gold Star Mothers in George Bouchard, the city’s Graves Registration Officer and past commander, Quincy Veterans Council. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth.

Among the many groups marching in Monday's Memorial Day parade were Disabled Veterans.

Among the many groups marching in Monday’s Memorial Day parade were Disabled Veterans from the Quincy Cavanagh Chapter 79.

Joseph McConville (left), a Navy veteran and father of Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, the Army's Deputy chief of staff - is introduced by Larry Norton (right), the master of ceremonies at Monday's Memorial Day observance at Mount Wollaston Cemetery.

Joseph McConville (left), a Navy veteran and father of Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, the Army’s Deputy chief of staff – is introduced by Larry Norton (right), the master of ceremonies at Monday’s Memorial Day observance at Mount Wollaston Cemetery.

Others participating in Monday's Memorial Day parade included the North Quincy High School Junior ROTC cadets and the combined high schools marching band. Story, other photos in the May 28th issue of The Quincy Sun.

Others participating in Monday’s Memorial Day parade included the North Quincy High School Junior ROTC cadets and the combined high schools marching band. Story, other photos in the May 28th issue of The Quincy Sun.

 

 

 

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