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Fenway Park COVID Vaccine Site Moving

By SCOTT JACKSON With the Red Sox set to open their home slate on April 1, the mass vaccination clinic at Fenway Park will be relocating before the end of March. Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday announced a new mass vaccination site would open at the Hynes Convention Center, replacing the Fenway Park site. Vaccinations … Read more

Crash Victim Thanks Quincy Police Officers

(Editor’s note: The name of Quincy Police Officer John Leuchte was misspelled in the print version of this story that appears in the March 4th issue of The Quincy Sun. The corrected story appears below. The Sun regrets the error.) By Tom Gorman Jacqueline Massua of Quincy was walking in the Stop & Shop parking … Read more

Quincy Police Charge Four With Fentanyl Trafficking

By SCOTT JACKSON The Quincy Police Department arrested and charged four individuals with trafficking fentanyl Tuesday evening. The department’s drug control unit was conducted surveillance in the area of Washington Street and McGrath Highway around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday when detectives observed two individuals pacing back and forth and looking up and down Washington Street while … Read more

Koch Proposes Re-Financing Of City’s Pension Liability

Mayor Thomas Koch has announced a proposal that his office says will save tens of millions of dollars every year by changing how the city pays down the outstanding pension obligation for employees who largely worked for the city prior to major state reforms decades ago. Details of the proposal were announced in a press … Read more

Massachusetts Educators Eligible For COVID Vaccine March 11

By SCOTT JACKSON Starting on March 11, K-12 school staff and early childcare workers in Massachusetts will be able to book appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday. The governor made his announcement during a press conference inside the West Parish School in Gloucester, which on Wednesday marked its 101st day … Read more

Elevating Stories Of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs Across Greater Boston; Film Screening March 3, Panel Discussion March 17

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will present a series of videos on March 3 highlighting the unprecedented COVID-19 and social barriers facing the region’s Asian immigrant entrepreneurs, focusing on the stories of three Asian-American business owners in Quincy. A virtual panel discussion on related regionwide research will take place on March 17. MAPC undertook … Read more

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Cleared For Use

By SCOTT JACKSON Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday said the introduction of a third coronavirus vaccine should “dramatically boost” vaccination efforts in the Bay State and elsewhere. The Food and Drug Administration this weekend granted an emergency use authorization to the new vaccine, which is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. Two other vaccines – manufactured … Read more

$2.1 Million Sought For Emergency Town Brook Repairs

By SCOTT JACKSON Warning that it is in danger of collapsing, city officials are seeking $2.1 million to make emergency repairs to an underground section of the culvert that carries the Town Brook. The council will consider Mayor Thomas Koch’s request for that money, which would come from the sewer and drain rehabilitation fund, at … Read more

Baker Touts Pooled COVID Testing Program

By SCOTT JACKSON Gov. Charlie Baker said the pooled-testing program that is now available to school districts statewide is key to allowing more in-person learning amid the coronavirus pandemic and to “whatever the next normal is going to be here.” Baker highlighted the pooled-testing program during a Friday morning visit to the Nock-Molin Middle School … Read more

Fans Allowed Back At Massachusetts Stadiums March 22

By SCOTT JACKSON Massachusetts will allow spectators at its large indoor and outdoor stadiums starting on March 22, after those venues had been closed to fans for more than a year. Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday announced the state would enter phase three, step two of his four-phased reopening plan effective March 1. It will … Read more