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Quincy Fire Department Promotions: 2 Deputy Chiefs, 4 Captains, 5 Lieutenants

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Mosquitoes From Quincy

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday that West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Quincy. There was one WNV-positive mosquito sample (pool) identified from samples collected Aug. 4. The City of Quincy remains at a low risk, according to the state Department of Public Health. To date, for 2020 the … Read more

Joseph Jackson Appointed Quincy Fire Chief

Mayor Thomas P. Koch Tuesday (Aug. 11) appointed 22-year Quincy Fire Department veteran Joseph C. Jackson, Jr. as the city’s new Fire Chief. Jackson, a deputy chief since 2010 and acting fire chief since the retirement of Chief John Cadegan earlier this year, was sworn in by City Clerk Nicole Crispo in a brief private … Read more

Downtown Construction Activities Week Of Aug. 9

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Initiatives To Stop Spread of COVID-19

Governor Charlie Baker on Friday (Aug. 7) announced a new set of initiatives aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, especially in higher risk communities that have seen a recent uptick in cases. While Massachusetts has seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since May, there has been a slight uptick in … Read more

Massachusetts Legislature Extends Formal Session Deadline Past July 31st

As Massachusetts continues to work to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the House and Senate have agreed to continue meeting in formal sessions past the usual deadline of July 31st. Traditionally the legislature will recess for the fall at the end of the legislative cycle as dictated by the Joint Rules. Last week the branches agreed … Read more

NQHS Mascot Gets Makeover

By SCOTT JACKSON Yakoo, North Quincy High School’s mascot for the past 63 years, will have a new look inspired by the soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War and will no longer use Native American imagery. Mayor Thomas Koch and Dr. Allan Yacubian, the original inspiration for the mascot, unveiled changes to the character … Read more

No Cut In Local Aid This Fiscal Year

By SCOTT JACKSON Massachusetts lawmakers continue to grapple with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic but will maintain local aid to cities and towns in the current fiscal year and even plan to increase funding for schools. The legislature has yet to approve a budget for fiscal year 2021, which began July 1, relying … Read more

Large Gatherings A ‘Recipe For Disaster’ Baker Warns

By SCOTT JACKSON Gov. Charlie Baker warned that large gatherings seen lately throughout Massachusetts are a “recipe for disaster” that could help the coronavirus spread. The governor on Friday noted the state’s positive test rate for COVID-19 has increased in recent weeks from 1.7 percent to roughly 2 percent and said recent large gatherings are … Read more

Quincy Officials Eyeing Hybrid Approach For New School Year

By SCOTT JACKSON School officials in Quincy prefer a hybrid learning model – with students learning in-person two days a week and remotely at home three days a week – for the start of the new academic year next month. Kevin Mulvey, the school system’s interim superintendent, reviewed the return-to-school options during the School Committee’s … Read more