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Five Seeking Ward 2 Seat On City Council

By SCOTT JACKSON Five residents have put their names forward as candidates to fill the vacant Ward 2 seat on the Quincy City Council, including a member of the city’s school board and the college board of governors. Brad Croall, the former Ward 2 councillor, resigned from the seat earlier this week. The council will … Read more

Baker Easing Some COVID-19 Restrictions

By SCOTT JACKSON With coronavirus cases and hospitalizations trending in the right direction, Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday announced the state’s overnight stay-at-home advisory and an order requiring many businesses to close at 9:30 p.m. will be lifted beginning on Monday. A separate order reducing capacity at most businesses statewide will remain in effect for … Read more

Wollaston Center Targeted For Redevelopment

By SCOTT JACKSON City officials are targeting a 51-acre area within Wollaston Center – including stretches of Hancock Street, Newport Avenue and Beale Street – for redevelopment using a similar process that has unfolded in Quincy Center. “Wollaston at this point I think needs a little bit more help from the city,” said Rob Stevens, … Read more

Councillors OK New Social Justice Department

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors on Tuesday approved creating a new Department of Social Justice and Equity after more than 30 residents voiced their support for doing so at a public hearing. The measure will now go to Mayor Thomas Koch for approval. Koch would also be responsible for setting a salary for the department’s … Read more

Dorchester Man Charged With Murder After Shooting Victim Found In Quincy

By SCOTT JACKSON An 18-year-old Dorchester man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a 17-year-old shooting victim from Dorchester who was found dead inside a vehicle on Victory Road in Quincy on Friday night. The Boston Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 29 … Read more

First Case Of COVID-19 Variant Confirmed in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Monday (Jan. 18) announced that the first case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 has been detected in Massachusetts. This is the same variant initially discovered in the United Kingdom. The individual developed symptoms in early January and tested positive for COVID-19.  A genetic sample was sent to an out-of-state … Read more

Special City Council Meeting Jan. 25 To Fill Ward 2 Seat

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors will hold a special meeting on Jan. 25 to fill the Ward 2 seat that Brad Croall will be vacating next week. The Jan. 25 meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. that evening and it will be held remotely via Zoom. The meeting ID number is 862 3982 7493 and … Read more

New Short-Term Rental Rules Near Approval

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors could approve new rules regulating short-term rentals in Quincy as soon as next week. Ward 5 Councillor Charles Phelan Jr. introduced the legislation to regulate short-term rentals in September, at which point the item was referred to the ordinance committee. The committee, which includes all nine councillors, unanimously approved a … Read more

State To Begin Vaccinations In Congregate Care Facilities Next Week

By SCOTT JACKSON Massachusetts will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to the 94,000 residents and staff at various congregate care facilities – including shelters, houses of correction and residential special-education schools – next week. State officials also announced that residents and workers at certain public and private low-income senior housing developments, such as those operated by … Read more

Handguns, $384,000 In Cash, Drugs Seized In Quincy, Weymouth; Eight Arrested

The Quincy Police Department announces that on Monday, Jan. 11, after a month’s long investigation into a Drug Trafficking Organization, operating throughout numerous South Shore communities, the Quincy Police Drug Control Unit executed five (5) search warrants, four (4) in Quincy and one (1) in Weymouth. The results of the search warrants produced the following … Read more