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West Nile Virus Confirmed In Mosquitoes From Quincy

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) confirmed Tuesday that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Quincy.  There was one WNV-positive Culex pipiens/restuans complex mosquito sample (pool) identified from samples collected on Sept. 11. To date, for 2019, the state has reported 72+ WNV-positive mosquito pools from twelve counties, including … Read more

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DPH Confirms 8th Human Case Of EEE

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday that laboratory testing has confirmed the 8th human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection, a man in his 50s from northeastern Bristol County. DPH and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) continue to emphasize that residents throughout the Commonwealth take personal precautions to … Read more

Two Quincy Police Officers Promoted

By SCOTT JACKSON Two Quincy police officers with a combined 45 years of experience received promotions during a recent City Hall ceremony. Mark Foley was promoted to the lieutenant and Paul Coughlin to the rank of sergeant the morning of Sept. 13 inside the James R. McIntyre Government Center. Dozens of family members and fellow … Read more

Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival Oct. 19

Beechwood Knoll Elementary School will host the 22nd annual “Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 19th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beechwood Knoll School, 225 Fenno St., Quincy. All are welcome. Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 26. The BKS Fall Festival is the school’s cornerstone fundraiser to raise funds to pay for … Read more

Koch, Ryan Nominated For Mayor; McCarthy Vs. Murphy In Ward 1

By ROBERT BOSWORTH Two incumbents and two challengers emerged victorious in Tuesday’s mayoral and Ward 1 preliminary election finalizing the last two pieces of the general election ballot Nov. 5. Mayor Thomas Koch of 249 Newbury Ave. – on the verge of Quincy mayoral history – topped the three-way mayoral preliminary election with 3,696 votes. … Read more

Two-Alarm Fire Caused $100,000 In Damage

By SCOTT JACKSON A two-alarm fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to a North Quincy home on Saturday. A neighbor noticed smoking rising from the chimney at 36 Flynt St. around 3 p.m. Saturday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Paul Griffith. A couch inside the home was on fire, he said Tuesday, and had … Read more

Former Bridgewater Man To Be Arraigned For 1996 Rape

By SCOTT JACKSON A 61-year-old former Bridgewater man will be arraigned Tuesday in Norfolk Superior Court for a 1996 Quincy rape. Ivan Keith of Seal Cove, Maine, will be arraigned at 2 p.m. at Tuesday inside the Dedham courthouse. A former Bridgewater resident, Keith was arraigned in Taunton District Court on numerous in August after … Read more