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MA DPH Confirms First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death Of This Flu Season

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Thursday (Jan. 23) confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric death of this flu season in the state. The child was a teenager, lived in Worcester County and tested positive for influenza B. Last flu season, there were four confirmed pediatric (individuals under the age of 18) flu-related deaths in … Read more

County Sheriff Candidate Jimmy Coughlin Raises Over $67,000

Jimmy Coughlin, a retired State Police detective captain running for Norfolk County sheriff, has closed out the 2019 cycle first in fundraising.  Coughlin, a Dedham Democrat, raised over $67,000 in 2019 and leads the field of Democrats in cash-on-hand. Coughlin’s list of contributors includes support from over 420 individuals and prominent law enforcement organizations, including … Read more

Noel DiBona Democratic Candidate For Register Of Probate

City Councillor-at-Large Noel DiBona officially announces his candidacy for Register of Probate of Norfolk County. DiBona, who began his political career in 2013 as a Quincy School Committee member, has served as a Quincy city councillor-at-large since 2016, and has been elected to three consecutive terms.  If elected as the Register of Probate, DiBona said … Read more

Injured NQ Hockey Player ‘Doing Well, Exceeding Expectations’

A fund to help with the medical expenses of a North Quincy High School hockey player who suffered a severe neck injury in a game Jan. 8 has been established by the young man’s aunt. Connor Kulig, a 17-year-old forward and senior hockey captain, was checked by a Scituate opponent as he crossed the red … Read more

Former Mayor William Phelan Candidate For Norfolk County Sheriff

Former Quincy mayor Bill Phelan announced Wednesday that he has joined the race for Norfolk County Sheriff. In his announcement, Phelan discussed his excitement to travel across the county to personally speak with voters. Phelan also highlighted the need to address recidivism, the opioid crisis and addiction treatment, inmate wellbeing, and top-notch training for corrections … Read more

Quincy College, ENC To Honor Former Mayor James Sheets At Basketball Game Jan. 21

Quincy College Granite Athletics in collaboration with Eastern Nazarene College will hold the first annual Jim Sheets Cup, in recognition and celebration of the lasting impact and legacy of Former Quincy mayor, state representative and city councillor Jim Sheets. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Quincy College men’s basketball will play Eastern Nazarene College Junior Varsity Team … Read more

City Council Committee Chairs Chosen

By SCOTT JACKSON The Quincy City Council’s committees will have a different look this term, with each of the three committees of the whole getting new chairpersons. The appointments, made by Council President Nina Liang, were finalized this week. The council will continue to have three committees of the whole – finance, ordinance and oversight … Read more

Quincy Democrats To Hold Day Of Service Monday

The Quincy Democratic City Committee and volunteers from all across the South Shore will gather together Monday at the Stop and Shop Community Room at 65 Newport Avenue to prepare bagged lunches for delivery to Father Bill’s & Mainspring, an area shelter for the homeless. The group is organizing the day of service in recognition … Read more

Man Charged For Inappropriate Comments To Underage Girls

By SCOTT JACKSON A 20-year-old Quincy man has been charged with making inappropriate comments to underage girl after he turned himself in to police Monday. Benjamin Chen turned himself in to Quincy police Monday, according to the department, shortly after police announced they were looking for a man who allegedly made inappropriate comments towards underage … Read more

Police Investigating Male Approaching Underage Girls

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy police are investigating reports of an Asian male in his 20s approaching underage girls and making inappropriate comments toward them. Police on Monday described the man as an Asian male in his 20s wearing glasses with a thin mustache and acne. Police received the first report on Jan. 9; the incident … Read more