Recreation Summer Playground Programs Start Wednesday

The Quincy Recreation Department summer playground program will begin Wednesday at 15 locations with supervised activities for boys and girls ages 6 – 16. The playgrounds are open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday, weather permitting.

There will be no program on Friday, July 3rd.

The free program offers supervised activities that include active games and sports, weekly sports competitions, as well as arts and crafts. There are special events and weekly field trips to local attractions.

In addition to the high school and college staff members who are assigned to each playground, a sports specialist and an arts and crafts specialist visit each location in a regular rotation.  Registration is done at the playground and continues throughout the summer to accommodate youngsters who may return from vacation or summer school programs.

Participants must be residents of the City of Quincy, and may attend the program of their choice.

The locations of the supervised playgrounds are:

Faxon Park, Kincaide Park/Sterling Middle School Park, O’Rourke Playground, Forbes Hill Playground, Perkins Playground, Arthur Boyson Park/Heron Road, Snug Harbor Playground/Palmer Park, LaBreque Field, Fore River Field, Wendall Moses Playground/Squantum, Bishop Playground/ Montclair, Fenno Street Courts, Beechwood Knoll Playground, Mass Field Playground, and Welcome Young Playground.

The playgrounds will be staffed until Wednesday, Aug. 13.

For more information call the Quincy Recreation Office, 617-376-1394.

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Gasoline Prices Down 2 Cents, AAA Reports

Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down two cents from last week, the first decrease since the middle of May, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA’s June 29th survey of prices in Massachusetts found self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.74 per gallon, down two cents from last week. Prices locally are eight cents higher than a month ago. The current price is three cents less than the national average for self serve unleaded of $2.77. A year ago at this time the Massachusetts average price was 96 cents higher at $3.70.

The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 36 cents, from a low of $2.59 to a high of $2.95. AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up — every trip, every time.

Today’s local gas prices and their ranges are as follows:

Self Serve                                                Grade

$2.749 ($2.599-$2.959)                                    Regular Unleaded

$2.949 ($2.779-$3.199)                                    Midgrade Unleaded

$3.079 ($2.879-$3.399)                                    Premium Unleaded

$2.969 ($2.779-$3.299)                                    Diesel

Find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto and clicking on Gas Saving Tips & Tools. AAA members can also obtain a copy of the Gas Watcher’s Guide at their local AAA Northeast office.

AAA Fuel Saving Tip of the Week

Don’t top off your gas tank completely. In warm weather, fuel can expand and overflow.

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RI Man Arrested On Weapons Charge


A Rhode Island resident was arrested late Sunday after he allegedly brandished a shotgun on Washington Street.

Paul Herne of Providence, R.I., was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of ammunition and disorderly conduct after he allegedly brandished the 12-gauge shotgun outside of Rags Tavern, 375 Washington St. The 22-year-old was set to be arraigned Monday in Quincy District.

Quincy Police Capt. John Dougan said the department received a call at 11:02 p.m. Sunday reporting a man had brandished a weapon outside the bar. An officer who responded to the scene spotted the suspect’s vehicle on nearby Stewart Street.

At that point, Dougan said Herne told officers he had a legal shotgun in the trunk of his vehicle. Herne was then asked if he had a license for the weapon, Dougan stated, at which point Herne said he did not because he lives in Rhode Island.

Dougan said officers  found a bandolier with 18 rounds of live ammunition in addition to the shotgun during a subsequent search of the vehicle.

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Elementary Student Transportation Applications Due July 17

Quincy Public Schools


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Cong. Lynch Attends Memorial For Kuwait Mosque Bombing

Cong. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) paid respects to the Emir of Kuwait Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jabir al-Sabah at a memorial in Kuwait City Saturday night. The suicide attack at the Imam al Sadiq Mosque killed 27 people and wounded 227.

Cong. Stephen Lynch with Osama Bukhamseen and U.S. Ambassador Douglas Silliman at the Grand Mosque in Kuwait. Photo Courtesy Cong. Lynch Office

Cong. Stephen Lynch with Osama Bukhamseen and U.S. Ambassador Douglas Silliman at the Grand Mosque in Kuwait. Photo Courtesy Cong. Lynch Office

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken credit for the bombing.

Cong. Lynch is the leading Democrat on the House National Security Subcommittee and is part of a group led by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and including fellow Bay State Cong. Jim McGovern (MA). The delegation is reviewing security issues across the Middle East.

“I offer my deepest sympathy and prayers to the victims, their families and the people of Kuwait at this difficult time. The attacks against the innocent worshippers at Imam al Sadiq Mosque is a cowardly act of brutality that must be condemned by all freedom-loving people,” said Cong Lynch.

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