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Baker Updates Phase II of Re-opening Plan; Releases Guidance for Restaurants, Lodging

The Baker-Polito Administration provided an update Friday (May 29) on the Reopening Massachusetts plan and preparations for Phase II. The Administration will determine the start of Phase II on June 6th. On Monday, Governor Charlie Baker will issue an executive order with a detailed list of sectors that fall into each phase. The order will … Read more

‘Neat Neighbors’ Contest Underway

Mayor Thomas Koch announces the return of the City’s “Neat Neighbors” contest that recognizes property owners that do an excellent job maintaining their home or business. Friends, relatives, neighbors, or strangers can nominate an address for recognition from now through Labor Day by calling (617) 376-1251 or emailing “This has been a challenging year … Read more

State Planning How To Re-Open Schools This Fall

By SCOTT JACKSON Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday said it is critically important that Massachusetts students are able to return to school in the fall after they spent much of the spring learning from home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at press conference in East Boston, Baker said it is important that students, who … Read more

Quincy Firefighters Battle Pair Of House Fires

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy firefighters fought a pair of house fires Friday night – one in Houghs Neck and one in North Quincy – that displaced at least ten residents. Neither fire is considered suspicious, according to Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Burchill, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters were called to single-family home at 25 … Read more

State Working To Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity

By SCOTT JACKSON Gov. Charlie Baker said Massachusetts could become the worldwide leader in COVID-19 testing by more than doubling its capacity to test for the virus by the end of the year. The governor also urged residents to “respect the virus” and keep taking steps to halt the spread of the disease. Baker and … Read more

Bay State Businesses Begin Re-Opening

By SCOTT JACKSON State officials on Monday detailed plans to begin re-opening Massachusetts businesses that have been closed since March amid the coronavirus pandemic, with some industries able to re-open effective immediately and more set to resume next week. Gov. Charlie Baker, speaking at the State House, said residents’ efforts to slow the spread of … Read more

Koch To Introduce Budget Monday

By SCOTT JACKSON Mayor Thomas Koch is set to unveil his proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 during Monday’s City Council meeting. The meeting, which is being held via videoconference, begins at 5:30 p.m. The public can watch the meeting on Zoom; the meeting ID number is 854 3078 1511 and … Read more

Overnight Lane Closures On I-93

Overnight work on the Squantum Street Bridge will require lane closures on I-93 southbound and northbound in Quincy on Friday night and into Saturday morning. The work will be taking place beginning Friday at 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. Saturday. Travel will be permitted through the work zone, however, work will require one or more … Read more

Planning Underway For Summer Graduations

By SCOTT JACKSON Mayor Thomas Koch said his staff is in the process of planning summer graduation ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Stadium for seniors at the city’s two high schools. The graduation ceremonies had been scheduled for next month – Quincy High School on June 8 and North Quincy High School on June 9 – … Read more

Quincy Basketball, Tennis Courts To Re-Open

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy will re-open its basketball and tennis courts next week on a limited basis after they had been closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Thomas Koch and Commissioner of Natural Resources David Murphy on Wednesday announced the courts would re-open on May 18. Murphy said officials identified 22 locations throughout the city … Read more