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Councillors Seek Funding For Social Justice Department, Downtown Update

By SCOTT JACKSON Three members of the Quincy City Council on Monday will introduce a resolution asking Mayor Thomas Koch to appropriate $75,000 to the Department of Social Justice and Equity. In a separate resolution, councillors will ask the Koch administration and developers for an update on revitalization efforts in Quincy Center. Councillors will convene … Read more

Environmental, Public Safety Officials Urge Public To Stay Safe On And Near Ice

The Massachusetts State Police (MSP), the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) are cautioning the public about the potential dangers of thin ice on the state’s many lakes, ponds, streams and rivers, and ask the public to be responsible and mindful of … Read more

FERC Won’t Revoke Certificate For Weymouth Compressor Station

By SCOTT JACKSON The chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the body likely made a mistake when it approved the construction of a natural gas compressor station in North Weymouth, but the certificate allowing it to operate cannot be revoked. The compressor station, located on the Fore River in North Weymouth, is part … Read more

Massachusetts Launching Rapid Testing Program For Child Care Programs

The Baker-Polito administration on Wednesday announced that child care programs will be able to receive rapid antigen COVID-19 tests by the week of Jan. 31 as part of new testing programs to keep children in child care and early education programs open in the state. Testing for Child Care is a first-in-the-nation statewide testing initiative … Read more

Local Group Aims To Open New Hospital In Quincy

By SCOTT JACKSON A local group led by the former chief of surgery at the now-closed Quincy Medical Center hopes to open a new acute-care hospital within the city. Steward Health Care, a for-profit company, closed most of the hospital on Whitwell Street in 2014. The company kept the emergency room on site open as … Read more

MBTA Launches New Online Youth Pass Application

The MBTA has announced the launch of the new digital Youth Pass application available online at mbta.com/youthpass/apply. “Providing young adults with more convenient access to this secure, easy-to-use application is another step in providing broader access to the MBTA’s system through the Youth Pass’s discounted fares and monthly passes,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. … Read more

Lunar New Year Festival Postponed To Virtual Celebration Feb. 20

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. has postponed the 34th Annual Lunar New Year Festival to a virtual celebration on Sunday, Feb. 20th. “While we hoped to be able to celebrate in person, the health of our community, staff, volunteers, and attendees is our top priority and we have decided … Read more

Generals Bridge Open, Honoree First To Travel New Quincy Center Span

By SCOTT JACKSON The new Generals Bridge in Quincy Center, which connects Burgin Parkway to General Dunford Drive and leads to the city-owned parking garage, opened to traffic on Thursday after a ribbon cutting ceremony with Gov. Charlie Baker, Mayor Thomas Koch and one of the generals honored by the new Quincy Center span. The … Read more

“Presidents Coast: Quincy’s Pedestrian Way” Project Consultants Seek Feedback

The consultant team working with the City of Quincy on the “Presidents Coast: Quincy’s Pedestrian Way” project would like your feedback. Presidents Coast has been envisioned as a citywide network of pedestrian/bicycle trails that will connect multiple residential neighborhoods to Quincy Center, and our shared natural resources like the waterfront and marshes. The project seeks … Read more

Baker-Polito Administration Secures Contract for 26 Million Rapid Antigen Tests

The Baker-Polito Administration announced on Tuesday an order was placed with iHealth to supply the state with 26 million rapid antigen tests over the next three months. The tests will be prioritized to support K-12 schools and childcare settings. The agreement allows for shipments of tests to arrive on a rolling basis in the Commonwealth, … Read more