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Two Quincy Residents Killed In Methuen Crash

By SCOTT JACKSON Two Quincy residents were killed in a wrong-way crash early Monday morning on I-93 in Methuen. Massachusetts State Police said the crash occurred just around 2 a.m. on Monday in the southbound side of the interstate. The preliminary investigation indicates a 2020 Toyota RAV4 was traveling in the wrong direction — it … Read more

Mass. Senate Approves $57.9 Billion Budget

The Massachusetts Senate  on Friday voted to approve a $57.9 billion FY25 budget, which included 8 amendments filed by Senator John F. Keenan to provide vital funding to initiatives and programs throughout the Norfolk & Plymouth District, as well as resources supporting individuals throughout the Commonwealth. “As the needs and priorities of our Commonwealth continue … Read more

Koch Seeks $285,000 Salary

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch on Monday introduced ordinances that would increase his annual salary to $285,000 and the salary of all nine city councillors to $47,500 each. If those items are approved by city councillors, the mayor’s salary would increase from $150,943 and the councillors’ salaries would increase from about $29,800 each. … Read more

Hanly Appointed Elder Services Director; Former Director Terminated

Mayor Thomas Koch announced Monday that Michelle Hanly,  the city’s Recreation Director for the last five years, will be appointed as Quincy’s  new Director of Elder Services. Hanly will succeed Thomas Clasby, Jr., who was terminated last Friday amid an investigation into financial irregularities within the Department of Elder Services. That investigation is ongoing, and city … Read more

RMV Reminds Residents They Will Need a REAL ID or Current Passport to Board a Plane Starting in May 2025 

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is reminding residents that beginning May 7, 2025, anyone traveling by plane domestically or entering certain federal building areas will need a Registry-issued REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID, or a valid passport. To help ensure compliance, a countdown clock is now live at Mass.Gov/RMV. The Registry is … Read more

‘Rumble At The Rink’ Boxing Tournament Saturday At Quincy Youth Arena

Granite Chin Promotions has finalized this Saturday night’s (May 11) “Rumble at the Rink” pro card, featuring an innovative “Granite Chin Box Off” tournament, plus a pair of competitive title fights and entertaining supporting bouts, at Quincy Youth Arena in Quincy. All the action will be streamed live on The one-night “Granite Chin Box Off” … Read more

New Distance (3.1 Miles) For Jimmy Kennedy Memorial Run For ALS June 8

Lunar New Year Holiday Clears First Vote

By SCOTT JACKSON The Quincy City Council’s ordinance committee on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance that would designate Lunar New Year as a school holiday in the city and the full council could approve the item as soon as May 20. Councillors Nina Liang, Scott Campbell, Noel DiBona, Richard Ash and Ian Cain had introduced … Read more

Call for Walkers: Register for the 36th Annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk

Registration is now open for the 2024 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. Scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6, funds raised from the Jimmy Fund Walk support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Due to ongoing construction in Copley Square, the Jimmy Fund Walk … Read more

Councillors Seek To Make Lunar New Year A Holiday

By SCOTT JACKSON An ordinance cosponsored by five city councillors would make Lunar New Year a legal holiday in the city of Quincy. Councillors Nina Liang, Scott Campbell, Noel DiBona, Richard Ash and Ian Cain on Monday introduced an ordinance to establish the day as a legal holiday. The order was referred to the council’s … Read more