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Group Collects 6,030 (Mayor) And 4,642 (Council) Signatures But Raise Repeal Petitions Fall Short

By SCOTT JACKSON The group of Quincy residents seeking to repeal recently approved raises for the mayor and city councillors did get not gather enough signatures to put those pay increases on the ballot. The group, A Just Quincy, had until 5 p.m. on July 10 to gather approximately 8,000 signatures from Quincy residents. They … Read more

Free Legal Help To Apply For U.S. Citizenship At Crane Library

Blood, Platelet Donors Critically Needed In July

This July, the American Red Cross continues to stress that blood and platelet donors are critically needed right now to support lifesaving transfusions this summer. Donors of all blood types are in demand, especially those with type O blood and donors giving platelets.  Every donation counts in the mission to keep blood products stocked for patients, … Read more

Thomas Crane Public Library July Online Events

Interested in Thomas Crane Public Library events but can’t always make the trek? Check out the library’s virtual events for July. Enjoy book talks and Q&A’s from the comfort of your own home! Registration is typically required for each online event in order to receive the Zoom links. The Buzz on Mosquitoes: Mosquito Bite Prevention … Read more

Donna Summer Tribute Concert to Illuminate The Leavitt Theatre Stage in Ogunquit, Maine

The Leavitt Theatre, in conjunction with JM Productions of Quincy, announces a spectacular tribute concert honoring the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, on July 13th. Renowned for her chart-topping hits and unparalleled stage presence, Donna Summer’s music continues to inspire generations worldwide. “Forever Donna- The Ultimate Donna Summer Tribute by Rainere Martin” promises to transport … Read more

EEE Virus Detected In Mosquitoes Collected In Carver

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced July 3rd that Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The presence of EEE was confirmed in mosquito samples collected on June 30 in the town of Carver in Plymouth County. No human or animal cases … Read more

Two West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Samples Collected In Quincy

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced July 2 that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The presence of WNV was confirmed today by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory in two mosquito samples collected on June 25 in the City of Quincy … Read more

‘The Coolest Place in Boston: Boston Harbor’ Topic July 9 At Crane Library

The Thomas Crane Public Library invites the public to learn about  “The Coolest Place in Boston: Boston Harbor,” its most historic sites, and other hubs of local history and tourism, on Tuesday, July 9 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the main library, 40 Washington St., Quincy. In this presentation, Genny Peterson will highlight the … Read more

AAA: Drive Sober This Fourth of July

From watching the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Boston Esplanade to visiting the beaches of Cape Cod, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts. But revelry mixed with high traffic volume over the holiday period can bring an increased crash risk, especially crashes involving drivers impaired by alcohol. AAA projects a … Read more

MBTA Prepares for Boston’s Fourth of July Celebration with Free Rides after 9:30 PM, Expanded Service, Staffing, and Safety Protocols

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announces fares will again be free this year on bus, subway, ferry, Commuter Rail, and RIDE transportation on Thursday, July 4, 2024 after 9:30 p.m. Boston is regularly predicted to host over a million visitors for the July 4 holiday. To accommodate increased ridership, the MBTA is encouraging travelers … Read more