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Registration Underway For Ski, Snowboard Program

Registration is underway for the Quincy Recreation Department’s popular instructional ski and snowboard program, which is conducted at the Blue Hills Ski Area. Registration can be done online at or in person at the Quincy Recreation Department, 1 Merrymount Parkway, until Dec. 19. Gift certificates are available for this program. This five-week program, which … Read more

Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest Starts This Weekend

Quincy youngsters will have the chance to participate in the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest starting this weekend. The event is co-sponsored by the Quincy Recreation Department and the Quincy Lodge of Elks. The Quincy competition is the first step in a national contest for boys and girls ages 8 to 13.  Contestants … Read more

Quincy Police Dog Dies After Medical Emergency

By SCOTT JACKSON One of the Quincy Police Department’s dogs died Saturday afternoon after suffering a medical emergency. Major, the K-9 partner of officer Ken Wood, suffered a medical emergency while at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium on Saturday, police said. Major was transported to the VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, with assistance from Braintree … Read more

Quincy Salutes World War II Veterans

By ROBERT BOSWORTH The City of Quincy honored 30 living veterans of World War II and paid tribute to dozens more who were among the “Greatest Generation” but have passed away during an emotional tribute at Quincy High School Saturday – the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that thrust this nation … Read more

Quincy Receives $2 Million Grant For Downtown Work

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy received a $2 million grant from the state on Friday that will be used to pay for the construction of a second driveway to access the new garage under construction on the former Hancock Lot. Mayor Thomas Koch accepted the MassWorks grant from Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito … Read more

Average Residential Tax Bill Up $271

By SCOTT JACKSON The average owner of a single-family home in Quincy will see their property taxes increase by $271 next year, with the average tax bill rising to more than $6,100. Mark Cavanagh, the city’s director of municipal finance, on Dec. 2 told the City Council that the average single-family residential tax bill will … Read more

Quincy To Ban Plastic Bags March 1

By SCOTT JACKSON Most single-use plastic bags will no longer be offered at Quincy retailers starting in March, after city councillors voted to ban them. Councillors voted 8-0 on Dec. 2 in favor of legislation introduced earlier this year by Mayor Thomas Koch and Ward 4 Councillor Brian Palmucci to ban the use of most … Read more