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Voting In Presidential Election Underway Now

By SCOTT JACKSON More than 1,400 residents cast their ballots this weekend at North Quincy High School as voting in the presidential election got underway. Early voting will continue this week and next and residents can also submit a ballot by mail ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3. City Clerk Nicole Crispo said 812 … Read more

Quincy Looks At Regulations For Short-Term Rentals

By SCOTT JACKSON An ordinance now pending before the City Council would regulate short-term rentals within Quincy. Ward 5 Councillor Charles Phelan Jr. introduced the legislation to regulate short-term rentals in September. The ordinance would apply to short-term rentals – defined as a rental of up to 31 days – offered through companies like Airbnb … Read more

Boston Man Facing Gun, Drug Charges

By SCOTT JACKSON A 36-year-old Boston man is facing gun and drug charges after Quincy police say they found more than 300 grams of crack cocaine following a traffic stop. Police said an officer was on duty shortly after noon on Sunday with his canine partner when he randomly queried a black Volkswagen Jetta, which … Read more

Baker Proposes $45.5 Billion Budget

By SCOTT JACKSON Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday unveiled his proposed $45.5 billion state budget for the current fiscal year. Massachusetts began the current fiscal year, FY21, on July 1 without a budget amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers have passed a series of one-month budget to keep government running in the interim. The proposed budget … Read more

Baker Urges Continued Caution Around Coronavirus

By SCOTT JACKSON Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday said the state is prepared for a rise in COVID-19 cases during the coming months and urged residents to remain vigilant to stop the spread of the virus. “There is no question that there will be more cases this fall. That prediction was made last spring by … Read more

Quincy Store Closed After COVID-19 Case

By SCOTT JACKSON The Quincy Health Department is asking for the public’s assistance with contact tracing related to a COVID-19 case at the Fruit Basket Marketplace on Granite Street. Anyone who was in the store between Oct. 2 and Oct. 11 is asked to contact the Health Department at 617-376-1273. The store is working with … Read more

Board Members Concerned About Popeyes Traffic

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy’s Board of License Commissioners is giving a new fast food restaurant one month to address traffic concerns caused by its opening. The board met on Tuesday to consider whether or not to grant a common victualler license to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at 502 Southern Artery. The restaurant’s proposed hours are 10:30 … Read more

Quincy To Waive Restaurants’ Liquor License Renewal Fees

By SCOTT JACKSON To provide relief to one of the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Quincy will not charge restaurants to renew their liquor licenses next year. The Board of License Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved Mayor Thomas Koch’s request to waive the $2,000 renewal fee for section 12 license holders for 2021. … Read more

Quincy Students Returning To Classroom Part-Time Next Week

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy Public Schools students in grades four through twelve are set to return to the classroom on a part-time basis next Thursday, Oct. 15. Students in pre-kindergarten through grade three were allowed to begin the school year last month under the hybrid model, which includes in-person and remote classes, and certain high-need … Read more

Transition To Step II Of Phase III For Lower Risk Communities Effective Oct. 5th

The Baker-Polito Administration Tuesday announced that effective Monday, October 5th, lower risk communities will be permitted to move into Step II of Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. All other communities will remain in Phase III, Step I. Governor Charlie Baker also issued a revised gatherings order. Industry specific guidance and protocols for a … Read more