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Post Offices Closed Monday In Observance Of Independence Day

Post offices across the state will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Street delivery on Monday will be limited to guaranteed overnight parcels and there will be no collection of mail. Full retail and delivery operations will resume on Tuesday, July 5. The Postal Service continues to work to stamp out … Read more

Two Bodies Found Near Southern Artery

By SCOTT JACKSON Foul play is not suspected in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in the vicinity of Southern Artery on Thursday morning, Quincy police said. Lt. Daniel Guarente on Friday said the two bodies were found shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Thursday by a passerby on a walking trail near … Read more

State Public Health Officials Confirm 8 New Monkeypox Cases; Total Now 21

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on Thursday (June 30) announced eight additional cases of monkeypox in adult males within the past week, bringing the total number of monkeypox cases in the Commonwealth to 21 since the first Massachusetts case was announced May 18. DPH provides public updates on monkeypox in Massachusetts on a … Read more

City Taking Step Back On Furnace Brook Plans

By SCOTT JACKSON Neighborhood residents and golfers alike suggested dozens of ideas they want to see incorporated into plans for improvements to Furnace Brook Golf Course and Forbes Hill Park during a community workshop. More than 60 people attended the two-hour workshop held on June 28 inside the clubhouse at the course on Reservoir Road. … Read more

Rep. Lynch Statement Following SC Decision Overturning Roe V. Wade

U.S. Representative Stephen F. Lynch released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade: “In overruling Roe v. Wade and nearly five decades of carefully-deliberated precedent protecting the fundamental right to privacy of all Americans, this Supreme Court majority has unwisely resolved to place political ideology above its Constitutional … Read more

Baker Signs Executive Order To Protect Access To Reproductive Health Care Services

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade on Friday (June 24), Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order to protect access to reproductive health care services in the Commonwealth. “I am deeply disappointed in today’s decision by the Supreme Court which will have major consequences for women across the country … Read more

Baker Signs VOTES ACT Into Law

Gov. Charlie Baker signed the VOTES Act into law this week, permanently codifying expanded voter access first made popular in Massachusetts during 2020, following recent votes by the Senate and House approving the legislation earlier this session. This sweeping voter reform encompasses a number of programs and supports to increase voter access, including mail-in and … Read more

MA Public Health Officials Confirm Six New Monkeypox Cases

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Thursday (June 23) six additional cases of monkeypox in adult males within the past week, bringing the total number of monkeypox cases in the Commonwealth to 13 since the first Massachusetts case was announced May 18. DPH now provides public updates on monkeypox in Massachusetts on a … Read more

UMass Marching Band To Headline Quincy Christmas Parade

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst Minuteman Marching Band has committed to headline the 69th annual City of Quincy Christmas parade, Mayor Thomas Koch announced Thursday (June 23). Over 380 students are part of one of the most decorated college marching bands in the nation and will participate in the parade which will take place … Read more

Quincy City Council Approves Bond For New Animal Shelter

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors on Tuesday gave their approval to a $15 million bond to pay for the construction of a new building on Quarry Street that will provide a new home for the Quincy Animal Shelter, the city’s animal control officer, and the Police Department’s K-9 unit. Councillors approved the bond in a … Read more