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Legislature Approves Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Aug. 10-11

The Massachusetts Legislature has approved Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 as a sales tax holiday weekend for Massachusetts. On those days, the Massachusetts sales tax of 6.25% will be suspended for most items that retail for less than $2,500. The holiday welcomes Massachusetts residents to visit retailers and small businesses around the state. A spike … Read more

Adams National Historical Park to Host Guided Walks for the Battle of Bunker Hill Anniversary, June 15 and 16

Join a National Park Service park ranger at Adams National Historical Park on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a guided walk following the footsteps of the Adams family as they witnessed the Battle of Bunker Hill. This event is free and does not require registration. Abigail … Read more

Cornhole Tournament June 22 To Benefit Mental Health Services

On Saturday, June 22nd, the 4th Annual Matthew;s Crew Cornhole Tournament and Fundraiser will take place at Fontbonne in Milton from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tournament will once again be run by Boston Baggo Co and is always a fun, seamless event with participants of all ages. There will be activities for the … Read more

BBB Tip: Father’s Day Shopping

Father’s Day is on June 18, and consumers are actively searching for and purchasing gifts for the father figures in their lives. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates a total spending of $22.4 billion on Father’s Day gifts and celebrations this year, with the most money spent on special outings, clothing, gift cards, and electronics. According to … Read more

Quincy Flag Day Parade, Fireworks Celebrate ‘Old Glory’ Saturday

Mayor Thomas P. Koch announces Quincy’s Flag Day Parade will take place on Saturday, June 15th. The parade will step-off at 7 p.m. and be followed by a flag-raising ceremony at Pageant Field at 8:15 p.m. The night will culminate with fireworks over Black’s Creek at approximately 9 p.m. The parade will launch on Coddington … Read more

Summer Safety Guidance From MA Dept. Of Public Health

With summer approaching, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) reminds residents to take recommended commonsense precautions to keep everyone, especially young children and those working outside, safe this summer. “Summer in New England means spending time outside in the sun, in the water, on the beach, in the mountains, or in the park or … Read more

Quincy Councillors OK $285,000 Salary For Mayor

By SCOTT JACKSON In a 7-1 vote on Monday, Quincy city councillors approved an ordinance that will raise Mayor Thomas Koch’s salary from $150,900 to $285,000, effective next year. Koch on May 20 introduced the ordinance to increase his salary to $285,000, along with a separate ordinance to raise the salary for each city councillor … Read more

Firefighters Extinguish North Quincy Fire

Quincy firefighters on Thursday extinguished a working fire inside a North Quincy apartment building. Firefighters were called to 95 West Squantum St. around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. The fire was on the third floor of the 12-story building. The section of West Squantum Street between Fayette and Stafford streets was closed to traffic while public … Read more

Plans For Independence Avenue Building Withdrawn

By SCOTT JACKSON The developer who proposed building a new nine-unit condominium building on Independence Avenue has withdrawn his application to do so. “The application for the 10 Independence Ave proposal has been withdrawn from the Planning and Zoning Boards,” Ward 2 Councillor Richard Ash said Wednesday in an email to constituents. “It has been … 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