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21 Candidates Qualify For Quincy Election

By SCOTT JACKSON Twenty-one residents have qualified for the ballot in this fall’s municipal election, which will feature four contested City Council races and a race for three seats on the School Committee. There will be a preliminary election in the School Committee race next month. Would-be candidates had until the end of the business … Read more

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Mosquitoes From Quincy

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Quincy. There was one WNV-positive Culex pipiens/restuans complex mosquito sample (pool) identified from samples collected July 21. The City of Quincy remains at low risk level, health officials said Tuesday. To date, for 2021, the … Read more

Dorchester Man Killed In Squantum Crash

By SCOTT JACKSON An early morning motorcycle crash Saturday in Squantum claimed the life of a 23-year-old Dorchester man. Quincy police responded to the scene of the crash shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday, Capt. John Dougan said, and found the rider and motorcycle up against a seawall. The rider, identified as Carlos Soto-Mendez, age … Read more

Quincy Man Facing Charges After Multi-Car Crash

By SCOTT JACKSON A 26-year-old Quincy man is facing charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash in Wollaston early Sunday morning. The crash took place near the intersection of Hancock and Beale streets around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, according to Quincy Police Capt. John Dougan. Dougan said a vehicle was traveling southbound … Read more

RMV Cautions Customers To Be Aware Of Text Phishing Scam

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is cautioning customers to be aware of a text phishing scam that has been reported in the Commonwealth and in other states. The scam reportedly involves customers receiving text messages, claiming to be from the “DMV,” that direct them to click on a provided link to update their … Read more

Blood Shortage Continues: Red Cross Needs Donors Now

While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are … Read more

Quincy, Braintree Residents Oppose Proposed Billboard

By SCOTT JACKSON Residents and elected officials from Quincy and Braintree spoke out against a proposed digital billboard that would be located along Route 3 in Quincy. Members of the board vetting the proposal were also skeptical of the idea. Quincy’s Zoning Board of Appeals held a public hearing Tuesday on the request of the … Read more

Thomas Crane Main Library Now Open

The main library of the Thomas Crane Public Library is now open. The main library is located at 40 Washington St., Quincy Center. Hours are Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday hours will resume after Labor Day. Outside pickup service has been discontinued.

‘Fight Like A Nice Kid’ Benefit Thanks Donors

The friends of a Houghs Neck girl fighting a life threatening illness held a benefit for her and her family on July 8th. Priscilla Bonica, 18, is battling HLH, a rare  blood condition that signals the immune system to go into attack mode.  With Priscilla, the attack is mostly against her brain cells.  She is … Read more

Quincy Commission On Equity, Diversity And Inclusion Named

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy officials have announced the names of the nine members of the newly formed Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The nine members Mayor Thomas Koch has appointed to the commission are: Ward 3 Councillor Ian Cain; attorney Gabriel Cheong; Faries Gray, a leader of the Massachusett Tribe at Ponkapoag; Philip Chong, … Read more