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No Bail For Woman Charged With Wollaston Murder

By SCOTT JACKSON The 22-year-old Quincy woman charged with murder in the killing of a 24-year-old Quincy man was held without bail at her arraignment. Prosecutors say the defendant and the victim did not know each other prior to the fatal stabbing the night of Sept. 11 inside a liquor store parking lot in Wollaston. … Read more

Massachusetts Announces Extension of Administrative Tax Relief for Local Businesses

Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Tuesday announced an extension of administrative tax relief measures for local businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. This includes the extension of the deferral of regular sales … Read more

MBTA Files ENF For Quincy Bus Maintenance Facility

The MBTA announcs that it has filed the Environmental Notification Form (ENF) to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office for the Quincy Bus Maintenance Facility. This project will replace the existing bus maintenance facility on Hancock Street in Quincy, which is the oldest bus facility in the system and lacks the technology and space … Read more

Massachusetts Relaxes Travel Rules For New Mexico

By SCOTT JACKSON Bay Staters looking to travel to New Mexico can now do so without being subject to quarantine upon arrival back home. Three other states, however, have been back added to the list of restricted states. Massachusetts has deemed New Mexico a low-risk state for COVID-19 transmission, effective Saturday. It joins 11 other states … Read more

High Schoolers Could Return To Classrooms Next Month

By SCOTT JACKSON Students at Quincy’s two high schools could to return to the classroom on a part-time basis as soon as October under the re-opening timeline approved by the School Committee, nearly one month earlier than initially planned. Wednesday, Sept. 16, will mark the first day of classes for students in grades one through … Read more

Most Restaurants Complying With New Rules, Baker Says

By SCOTT JACKSON State inspectors visited 1,200 restaurants during the first week of September and a vast majority of those establishments were in compliance with new rules put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday said the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission determined 900 of the 1,200 sites inspected were in compliance … Read more

Vote On Special Education Center Tabled

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors did not vote on a $14 million bond request to pay for renovations to a planned special education center Tuesday after Councillor Anne Mahoney tabled the matter to seek additional information from the administration on future projects. Councillors are expected to take up the matter again on Sept. 21, their … Read more

Human Case Of EEE Confirmed In Quincy

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Friday a human case of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a 61-year-old Quincy resident. It is believed that this person contracted the disease in Plymouth County. The risk level of cities and towns are made based on likely location of exposure not necessarily place of residents. This does … Read more

Flu Shots Now Mandatory For Massachusetts Students

State public health officials on Wednesday announced that influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities. The new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related illness and ​the overall impact of respiratory illness during the COVID-19 … Read more

No High School Football, Cheerleading This Fall

By SCOTT JACKSON Most high school sports teams will be able to go ahead with their seasons this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, but football and cheerleading have been pushed to a new floating season that would start later in the academic year. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Massachusetts Interscholastic … Read more