Beatrice ‘Bea’ L. Sweatt, 78

Beatrice “Bea” Louise Sweatt, born December 6, 1944, passed away peacefully at the age of 78 surrounded by her children in her daughter’s home in NJ Monday, January 2, 2023. Bea was a lifelong resident of South Boston and Quincy, Massachusetts.

Beatrice Sweatt

Mrs. Sweatt was a Nurse for 55 years. She was a proud graduate of the Boston City School of nursing class of 1965. Bea worked at Quincy City Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Her dedication to her profession had her obtain her Masters in Nursing and worked as a Nurse Practitioner until her retirement in 2020.

Bea is pre-deceased by her husband Jesse Sweatt and her mother Dorothy McManus. and brother Michael Gilbert. She is survived by her three loving children Cindy Feeney and her husband Bill (Encinitas, CA), Margie Morville and her husband Tommy (Branchville, NJ) and Jesse Jr and wife Sue (Jacksonville, FL). Bea absolutely adored her family: grandchildren Matthew & Christopher Morville, Blue & Ruby Feeney and Shaun & Josie Sweatt, her brother Robert Gilbert and his wife Diana (Blackstone MA) and her sister Phyllis Groth and her husband David (Surrey, NH). Auntie Bea was a favorite of her many nieces and nephews.

Beatrice loved her work and her patients. She was an avid reader and loved to sit at Nantasket beach with a book. Bea had an infectious laugh and an amazing sense of humor. Celebration of life will be held at The Nantasket Beach Resort, 45 Hull Shore Dr.,  Hull MA 02045 on Thursday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Arrangements and online condolences through

Linda Marie Reid, 73

Linda Marie (Isaacs) Reid, of Quincy, and formerly of South Boston, was lead to the doorway of heaven with the loving comfort of her family on the evening of Saturday, April 22, 2023. She was 73. 

Linda Reid

Linda was born in Boston on May 28, 1949 and was the daughter of the late Casmir and Arlene “Rita” (Richards) Isaacs. She was raised in South Boston and attended local schools, but that was just the beginning of an enduring life. 

Linda was one of seven children to her mother Rita and father Casmir. She and her siblings tragically lost their mother at a young age to breast cancer. Linda’s closest sister, Janet Reid and her best friend, Donna Kelly also tragically lost their lives to breast cancer. Linda always prayed and advocated for a cure and when cancer struck her own body over and over again, she fought it with everything she had. 

In Linda’s life she did love, she did lose, and she did try again and again. She was someone who was harder on herself than she deserved, as the world was already hard enough. Hope is nearly impossible to take from a strong person, and she was strong; strong because she had to be. She was incredibly gifted in writing and was published in a few collaborative pieces. Her works of poetry and short stories show the duality of pain and hope in a hurt person’s soul. 

Her colorful vocabulary will surely be missed. 

Linda was a Devoted mother to Tracy A. Clifford of Quincy, Linda M. Reid and her late husband Jamie DeRee of Abington, and the forever young Kevin P. Geary of South Boston. She was like a mother to her best friend’s daughter, Joann Kelly of Quincy. Linda was also very proud of her partner’s son, Brian Hall Jr.

Linda was the proud grandmother, or “Nanny” of Brian Reid of Weymouth, Courtney Sargent of Quincy, Ashley Sargent and her partner Kenneth Lowell of Sanford, Maine. She also loved Brandi Isaacs of Quincy as her own granddaughter. 

Linda was the loving great grandmother of Charlie Reid Lowell and her “beautiful Crystalyn” Lowell, both of Sanford, Maine. She felt so lucky to meet her great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her beloved life partner of 25 years, Brian Hall and her dear best friend and sister, Janet Reid. Linda will also join her other loving siblings in heaven: Marsha Isaacs, Charlotte Sleeper, Richard Isaacs, Sandy Isaacs, and her baby sister who passed when she was just a child, Carole. 

Linda is also survived by so many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends that it would be impossible to name everyone. Her nieces Krissy, Kim, Karen, Kerry and nephew Harry will miss her dearly, as well as their spouses and children. She will meet again in heaven with two souls that will never be forgotten, her nephew Bobby Reid, of Randolph and her great nephew Kevin Reed of Bridgewater.

Linda loved her canine companions, caring for her pups all through their lives until they crossed the rainbow bridge. Her dog Gizmo will miss her dearly.

She will be missed by so many that loved her through the years. 

Following cremation, Linda’s memorial Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, May 21, 2023, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. held at Blue, Marina Bay, 307 Victory Rd., Quincy, MA 02171. Family and friends who like to pray are recommended to attend their local churches or worship places and please keep the soul of Linda Reid in your hearts and prayers. All are welcome to attend regular Sunday morning service at United First Parish Church at 1306 Hancock St., Quincy, MA 02169 to pray with the family on Sunday, May 21, 2023. Regular service starts at 10 a.m.

People who knew Linda in life are encouraged to send pictures and memories they would like to share to: 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Linda’s name to Samaritans Hope, an organization committed to preventing teenage suicide in the greater Boston area: or by contributing in her name to any suicide prevention organization of one’s choice. Linda lost so much to cancer, but the loss of her son Kevin Geary to teenage suicide was the most enduring tragedy. 

“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil”

Hebrews 6:18

Jayne M. Callahan, 85

Jayne M. (Collins) Callahan, age 85, of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Morton Hospital in Taunton, surrounded by her loving family.

Jayne M. Callahan

Jayne was born in Quincy, to the late James “Scotty” and Dorothy M. (Frazier) Collins. Raised and educated in Braintree, she was a graduate of Braintree High School, Class of 1955. She lived in Weymouth for over ten years, previously in Quincy’s Houghs Neck for over thirty years.

She was employed as a librarian at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Weymouth, and had also worked driving children with special needs.

Jayne enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Houghs Neck Garden Club.

Jayne lived a full and inspiring life. She possessed all the qualities a woman aspires to have. She was beautiful, empathetic, wise, passionate, sharp, and most of all, strong. She was a Nana to anyone and everyone in need of one. She was a caretaker, lending a hand, a listening ear, opening her home, and offering help to all, without expectation.

She was a survivor – facing numerous tragedies, heartbreak, and obstacles, and overcoming them all.

Despite her recent battle against dementia, she maintained her humor, her compassion to help others, her beautiful smile, and most importantly, her love for her family.

Beloved wife for fifty years of Lawrence J. “Larry” Callahan.

Devoted mother of Brian Sutherland and the late Kerri A. McCarthy. Devoted step-mother of James Callahan, Patricia Callahan, and the late David Callahan.

Loving grandmother of Nicole A. McCarthy and the late Shauna M. McCarthy.

Cherished great grandmother of Alyannah and Grace.

Dear sister of Thomas J. Collins, Claire Neil, James F. Collins, and the late Paul F. Collins. Jayne is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Brian A. Sutherland.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Jerome’s Church, 632 Bridge St., Weymouth, on Friday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

For those who wish, donations in Jayne’s memory may be made to The Arc of Massachusetts, 217 South St., Waltham, MA 02453 or by visiting

You are invited to visit or call 617-472-6344.

Adams National Historical Park Seasonal Employment Position

Adams National Historical Park in Quincy announces it has a seasonal employment position for a recreation fee technician.

A fee technician is a uniformed representative of the NPS, welcoming the public to Adams National Historical Park. Primary duties include staffing the Visitor Center which features books and memorabilia relating to the history of the Adams family and the formation of our nation. A fee technician will also sell park passes and tickets to tours of the historic homes of two Presidents and four generations of the Adams family. Technicians also have an opportunity to to interact with visitors of all kinds, answering their questions and getting them excited about all that the Park and the City of Quincy has to offer. The pay for this position is $20.32 per hour and would last May through October.

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Quincy Councillors Want Ruth Gordon Amphitheater Renovated


City councillors on Monday unanimously approved a resolution opposing the demolition of the Ruth Gordon Amphitheater and urging the Department of Natural Resources to renovate the facility ahead of its 40th anniversary.

Ward 5 Councillor Charles Phelan Jr. and six of his colleagues – Anthony Andronico, James Devine, William Harris, Noel DiBona, Nina Liang and Anne Mahoney – introduced a resolution to that effect Monday night. All nine councillors voted to approve the resolution and refer it to the council’s oversight committee.

The amphitheater, located adjacent to Pageant Field in Merrymount Park, was dedicated in 1984 in honor of Gordon, a native of Quincy who had a successful career in Hollywood as an actress and screenwriter.

In March, a group of residents began to raise concerns about a proposal to demolish in the amphitheater, which had been discussed at a meeting of the city’s park board in November. Bid documents for ongoing work at Pageant Field also referenced the amphitheater before they were amended.

Phelan on Monday said Gordon is the most famous actor or actress to call Quincy home, having won an Academy Award, an Emmy, and a pair of Golden Globe awards.

“She was a great representative for the city of Quincy,” he said.

In recent weeks, a group of concerned citizens, including Sara Trainor Callard, the daughter of the late T. Owen Trainor, the architect behind the amphitheater, have come forward with plans to renovate the venue, Phelan noted. He said the city should work with that group to renovate the amphitheater.

“The purpose of this resolution is saying we’re opposed to any demolition of the amphitheater. We would also like them to look into these plans and put the Ruth Gordon Amphitheater where it belongs,” Phelan said.

“We have an event area out here (the Hancock-Adams Common), but it has to be set up for an event. The Ruth Gordon Amphitheater is already set up. The sound is perfect. Anyone who has ever played there says how great the acoustics are.”

“It’s basically a great part of the city,” Phelan added.

Mahoney said the amphitheater would have been demolished had it not been for the citizens group. Neither the mayor’s office nor the Department of Natural Resources had told councillors about the proposal, she said, even though the head of the department had appeared before the council in the fall to provide an update on a number of projects.

“There is a lot of stuff happening in the city of Quincy and I appreciate the work we do up here, but there is so much that is not being brought to us, so much that is being done behind closed doors, and so much that is in jeopardy that we don’t know about,” Mahoney said.

“I really appreciate the strong stance Councillor Phelan took on this and I appreciate the residents of the city of Quincy for recognizing the assets that we do have, because sometimes our leaders don’t recognize those assets.”

Chris Walker, Mayor Thomas Koch’s chief of staff, said the city does not plan to demolish the amphitheater – “based upon the reaction, it is done, it is dead, it is not happening,” Walker said – and would be willing to meet with the citizens group to discuss the venue’s future.

In addition, Walker said the proposal to demolish the amphitheater had not been discussed behind closed doors, because park board meetings are open to the public, and that the plan was not a done deal.

“No determination was ever made that we were ever going to go forward with it,” Walker said. “It was not a done deal.”

Walker’s comments were drowned out by several residents who accused him of being dishonest and demanded they be allowed to speak, prompting Council President Noel DiBona to briefly recess the meeting until the audience quieted down.

When the session resumed, Ward 3 Councillor Ian Cain said the public would have a chance to speak during a future meeting.

“I appreciate the comments, I appreciate you being here, I appreciate you caring about this,” said Cain, who is the chairperson of the oversight committee. “This is an attempt that Councillor Phelan has made to bring this conversation more public. Once this is in a committee, we will have a hearing on it and we will discuss it.”

CVS Officials Meet With City Council


Representatives from CVS met with the City Council to discuss concerns about conditions at of the pharmacy giant’s stores in North Quincy and Quincy Point.

City councillors in March unanimously approved a resolution asking for an update on conditions at the CVS stores located at 321 Quincy Shore Dr. and 626 Southern Arty. Ward 6 Councillor William Harris had introduced that resolution, seeking an update on the North Quincy location, and Ward 1 Councillor David McCarthy requested a similar update on the store in Quincy Point.

Tom Driscoll, a district leader with CVS, and attorney Peter Lyons met with councillors Monday to address those concerns. The managers of the two stores were also present.

During the meeting, Harris said he is not trying to get the CVS locations shutdown but wanted to open up a line of communication between the company, city officials and residents. The store had made some progress since the resolution was approved, he said, “but we’re not even close.”

Harris showed before and after pictures of the CVS site, showing that the fence around the store’s dumpster had been repaired in recent weeks. Harris added, however, that the dumpster was not being kept locked.

Harris also read a letter he received from an official with the state Department of Public Health following an inspector’s visit to the site on April 19. The inspector said there was no longer signs of mice within the store’s pharmacy but a couple of other areas within the store had signs of mice, Harris stated. A supervisor from the store told the inspector a pest-control specialist was visiting the location three to four times a week, but the supervisor said there was no documentation for those visits.

“Obviously the eyes of Texas are one you and I’m sure you’re going to be visited again,” Harris said. “Moving forward, there has to be a better plan.”

Driscoll said he was named district leader in January and began to address concerns about the location on Quincy Shore Drive as soon as he heard of them. He had the regional and district managers from Orkin, a pest-control company, visit the store along with a local representative. There was no documentation of those visits because the local representative’s printer wasn’t working, Driscoll said, adding that he would provide that documentation to the city and state.

Harris also raised concerns about the condition of the fence that separates the store’s parking lot from neighboring homes. CVS is working with its landlord to get the fence replaced, Lyons said, and has also reached out to the landlord about changes that would improve the flow of traffic in the parking lot.

McCarthy said his chief concern about the CVS on Southern Artery is the dumpster in the rear of the store, and trash blowing around the property. Driscoll said he would recommend moving the dumpster to address McCarthy’s concern.

Margaret E. McCosh, 80

Margaret E. (Perrow) McCosh, age 80, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, April 23, 2023 at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in the comfort of her loving family.

Margaret E. McCosh

Margaret was born in Quincy, to the late Laurence G. and Olga M. (Raniello) Perrow. Raised and educated there, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1960.

Margaret was a homemaker who was devoted to her family, actively supporting the many activities and accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.

She was a longtime parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Church in Quincy.

Margaret was a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. She enjoyed knitting as well as traveling with her husband, George.

Beloved wife for fifty-nine years of George R. McCosh, Quincy Fire Department, Retired.

Devoted mother of John P. McCosh and his wife Kristen of South Boston, Brian C. McCosh and his wife Pamela of West Bridgewater, and Rebecca L. Migliaccio and her husband Ronald of Moseley, Va.

Loving grandmother of Mia and Anthony Migliaccio.

Dear sister of John G. Perrow and his wife Linda of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Kathleen M. Trowbridge of Stoughton.

Margaret is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

She touched many lives and was widely loved.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, April 27, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the American Stroke Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 214, Overland Park, KS 66202 or by visiting

You are invited to visit or call 617-472-6344.

Francine C. Wright, 69

Francine C. (Gabel) Wright, age 69, of Quincy, formerly of Bridgewater, died peacefully, Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, in the comfort of her loving family.

Francine C. Wright

Francine was born in Downingtown, Pa., raised and educated there, and was a graduate of Downingtown High School, Class of 1971. She graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy in 1976 where she later earned her Master’s degree in Business. She had lived in Quincy for seventeen years, previously in Bridgewater for twenty-five years.

She was employed at Eastern Nazarene College as the director of human resources for thirteen years. She also worked as a consultant and recently was teaching computer skills to senior residents at 1000 Southern Artery in Quincy.

Francine enjoyed helping people and was active in community affairs, serving on the board of directors of the Quincy After School Program, as a member of the Quincy Parks Conservancy, and the former Kiwanis Club of Quincy.

She loved nature and the outdoors.

Francine was a woman of faith and an active member of the South Weymouth Church of the Nazarene where she made many lasting friendships. Most of all, Francine was devoted to her family, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for forty-five years of Ronald W. Wright.

Devoted mother of April LaBelle and her husband Christopher of Bridgewater, Allyson Wright of Quincy, and Bryan Wright, TSgt, USAF of Fort Meade, Md.

Loving grandmother of Samantha.

Cherished daughter of Evelyn (Henck) Raffier of Pa. and the late Frank Gabel.

Dear sister of Linda Levin of Reisterstown, Pa. Francine is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Memorial Visiting Hours will be held at the South Weymouth Church of the Nazarene, 385 Ralph Talbot Street, South Weymouth, on Wednesday, May 3, from 4 – 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Wollaston Church of the Nazarene, 37 East Elm Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, May 4, at 10 a.m.

For those who wish, donations in Francine’s memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Contributions, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

You are invited to visit or call 617-472-6344.

Susan M. Stimpson, 73

Susan M. (Curry) Stimpson, age 73, of Quincy, MA passed away peacefully at home on April 14th, 2023.

Susan M. Stimpson

Susan is the daughter of Helen (MacKinlay) Miller and the late Robert G. Curry both of Quincy.

She was the loving mother of Eric MacKinlay and daughter in law, Kristine MacKinlay of Ipswich and Laura Stimpson of Worcester.  She was the cherished grandmother of Enzo, Evan, Owen and Aubree MacKinlay.  Loving sister, Sheila and Peter Chella of Marshfield and Robert “Bob” Curry and Robin Curry of Middleboro as well as her close friend, John Pelton, with whom she spent many happy hours.  She is also survived by and will be greatly missed by many loving nieces and nephews.

Susan was a lifelong resident of Quincy, living briefly in Hudson and Worcester, but her heart was in Quincy where she made many life long friends. She attended Quincy Public Schools and graduated from QHS in 1968. She grew up in Germantown and Houghs Neck, ultimately residing at 1000 Southern Artery where she very much enjoyed the community there.  She worked as a home health care aid until she retired.  She was a lifelong member of the Houghs Neck Congregational Church where she was actively involved.  Susan enjoyed spending time with her family, bowling with the Southern Artery team, working out in the gym and traveling and any opportunity she had, would dance.   She would partake in all the events Southern Artery had to offer.  She loved her Bermuda Cruises, our annual New Hampshire Vacations and visiting family in Scotland. Time spent with her Grandchildren gave her the most joy.  You could find her dining out on any given day or taking a long drive with her friend John, who made her very happy.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 27 at Houghs Neck Congregational Church in Quincy at 11AM.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  There will be a celebration of Life immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Houghs Neck Congregational Church, 310 Manet Ave, Quincy, MA 02169 in Susan’s honor.

May Service Changes Will Allow Crews to Continue Track Improvement Work Across MBTA System

The MBTA announced Monday (April 24) service changes in May on the Blue, Red, Orange, Green, and Silver lines as well as the Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, Middleborough/Lakeville, Rockport, and Haverhill lines. Throughout the month of May, the MBTA will continue working to improve service reliability across the system. Service changes have been scheduled to address critical work that will help to alleviate speed restrictions in certain areas.

As previously announced, Blue Line evening weekday train service will be replaced with accessible shuttle buses between Government Center and Wonderland Stations beginning at approximately 8 PM on April 24-27 and May 1-4. Shuttle buses will not serve Bowdoin station. Shuttles bus schedules will work to match previous train frequency. This service change will allow MBTA crews to continue track work on the Blue Line that will alleviate speed restrictions. Crews will be replacing close to 2,000 feet of rail, over 450 ties, and perform more than 3,000 feet of tamping.

May service changes on the Red Line will continue to focus on track work:

·       Accessible shuttle buses will replace regular train service between Park Street and JFK/UMass Stations during the weekend of May 6-7. This service change will allow MBTA crews to continue to perform critical rail and tie replacement work to alleviate speed restrictions in this area.

·       Accessible shuttle bus service will replace evening weekday train service between JFK/UMass and Braintree Stations beginning at approximately 8:45 PM on May 8-12May 15-19May 22-25, and May 30-31. Riders are reminded that the Commuter Rail operates between South Station and Braintree and can be used as an alternative travel option during these service changes. This service change will allow MBTA crews to perform critical rail and tie replacement work on the Braintree Branch that will alleviate speed restrictions.

·       Accessible shuttle buses will replace regular weekend Ashmont and Braintree branch train service between Broadway and Ashmont and Broadway and Braintree Stations during the weekends of May 13-14 and May 20-21. This service change will allow MBTA crews to perform work on the Savin Hill Bridge on the Ashmont branch as well as continued rail and tie replacement work on the Braintree branch.

The Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, and Middleborough/Lakeville Commuter Rail Lines, which run adjacent to the Red Line, will also experience service changes during the weekends of May 13-14 and May 20-21.The Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, and Middleborough/Lakeville Commuter Rail Lines, which run adjacent to the Red Line, will also experience service changes during the weekends of May 13-14 and May 20-21.

·       During the weekend of May 13-14, regular weekend train service will be replaced with shuttle buses between Braintree and South Stations. Passengers should note that bicycles are not allowed on shuttle buses, and regular Commuter Rail fares will be collected between Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, and Middleborough/Lakeville and Braintree Stations.

·       During the weekend of May 20-21, regular weekend train service will be replaced with shuttle buses between Braintree and South Stations. Additionally, Middleborough/Lakeville Commuter Rail Line trains will be replaced with accessible shuttle bus service between Bridgewater and Middleborough/Lakeville to allow crews to perform work in support of South Coast Rail service. Passengers should note that bicycles are not allowed on shuttle buses, and regular Commuter Rail fares will be collected between Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, and Bridgewater and Braintree Stations.

Silver Line Routes 1, 2, and 3 will be re-routed to the street level around Courthouse Station beginning at approximately 8:45 PM on May 5 and during the weekend of May 6-7. This service change will allow for improvement work to take place at Courthouse.

Due to the continued demolition of the Government Center Garage by private developer HYM Construction, Orange and Green Line service changes will take place in the downtown Boston area during the weekends of May 13-14 and May 20-21Orange Line trains will bypass Haymarket Station. Orange Line riders should instead exit at North Station or State, which are less than a half-mile from Haymarket (or a four- to eight-minute walk) and travel to the Haymarket area. Green Line trolley service will be suspended between North Station and Government Center Station with riders instead asked to walk above ground between these stations – Government Center, Haymarket, and North Station are each less than a half mile from each other (about a five- to 10-minute walk), and the distance between Government Center to North Station is about three-quarters of a mile (about a 13-minute walk). Accessibility vans will also be available for on-demand transportation – Orange and Green Line riders should ask MBTA personnel for information and assistance.

Green Line service will experience service changes during the weekend of May 27-28. On the B Branch, trains will bypass Kenmore Station with riders instead asked to exit at Blandford Street or Hynes Convention Center and travel back to the Kenmore area, which is less than a half mile (or about an eight- to 10-minute walk). On the C Branch, accessible shuttle buses will replace regular trolley service between Cleveland Circle and Copley Stations. On the D Branch, accessible shuttle bus service will replace regular trolley service between Fenway and Copley Stations. These service changes will allow crews to perform track work in various locations along the Green Line.

May service changes on the Rockport Commuter Rail Line will take place to support rock cutting efforts as well as Gloucester Drawbridge work:

·       Regular train service will be replaced with accessible shuttle bus service between West Gloucester and Rockport Stations for 24 days from April 22-May 15 to perform rock cutting work. Passengers should note that bicycles are not allowed on shuttle buses, and regular Commuter Rail fares will be collected between West Gloucester and North Station.

·       There will be no train service between Rockport and Beverly Stations during the weekend of May 6-7. This service change will allow crews to perform work on the Gloucester Drawbridge.

The MBTA is reminding riders that Haverhill Commuter Rail Line trains will be replaced with accessible shuttle bus service between Haverhill and Reading Stations for 16 days from April 22-May 7 to perform Automatic Train Control (ATC) work. ATC is a federally mandated safety system that sends signals to trains about potentially unsafe conditions, automatically slowing and stopping a train if needed. Passengers should note that bicycles are not allowed on shuttle buses, and regular Commuter Rail fares will be collected between Reading and North Station.

Signage will be in place during all scheduled changes in service to direct riders to shuttle bus stops. Extra MBTA personnel and Transit Ambassadors will also be on-hand to assist riders.

Riders are encouraged to subscribe to T-Alerts or to follow the MBTA on Twitter @MBTA for up-to-date service information.The MBTA previously announced service changes taking place in April on the Red, Blue, Orange, Green, Fairmount, Franklin/Foxboro, and Haverhill lines. Riders are encouraged to visit for a complete list.

The MBTA will announce additional service changes in advance as they are confirmed and scheduled. The MBTA apologizes for the inconvenience of these scheduled service changes, and appreciates the understanding and patience of riders as this critical and necessary work to maintain, upgrade, and modernize the system takes place.

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