RMV Extends Friday Service Hours At Locations In Braintree, Plymouth, Taunton

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announces that the RMV Service Centers in Braintree, Plymouth, and Taunton will have the extended service hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Friday until the Brockton Service Center reopens for business.  The hours are being extended to continue to provide customers with additional resources while the Brockton location remains temporarily closed due to flooding that occurred when a water pipe burst on Jan. 19.

“We are pleased to extend the hours of service at these locations to ensure that customers have options and flexibility for conducting their business transactions while the Brockton Service Center remains temporarily closed,” said Acting Registrar Jamey Tesler.  “The repairs at the Brockton location are ongoing at this time, and we apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.”

The Registry’s staff, who would work normally out of the Brockton location, remain temporarily reassigned to customer service centers in Taunton, Fall River, Braintree and Haymarket in Boston.

Some RMV customers may be able to conduct transactions online or visit a AAA location if the customer is a member of AAA. Members of the public who need to visit a service center should note the following information.

Customers in the Brockton area in need of License Credentials, Registration and Title, and/or Learner’s Permits may visit:   

Customers who are required to participate in suspension hearings should visit the following locations:

All road tests that were previously scheduled at the Brockton Service Center will now be held at the service centers in Braintree and Taunton.  Please visit either location on the day of your scheduled road test and the Road Test Examiner will administer your road test.

The Registry recommends that all customers, “Start Online First,” to review more than 40 transactions and services that are available, (such as paying a fee, scheduling a road test, and renewing a registration,) and “Get Ready” online before visiting a service center. For more information and to start transactions, go to Mass.gov/rmv.

For members of AAA, please visit the following website to learn about Massachusetts Registry transactions which can be conducted at AAA locations in Massachusetts:  https://www.mass.gov/rmv-services-at-aaa

Mahoney Seeks Updates On City Projects, Economic Development


City councillors are expected to receive on various municipal projects underway in Quincy when they convene again next week.

Councillor Anne Mahoney on Jan. 21 put forward a resolution seeking an update on various projects being undertaken by city departments; the resolution was approved by her colleagues in a unanimous vote.

Mahoney’s resolution states multiple departments – including Natural Resources, Public Works, Public Buildings and Traffic, Parking, Alarm and Lighting – had projects planned for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

“Many of these projects should be complete or well underway,” Mahoney wrote in the resolution. “Taxpayers of the city of Quincy are looking to have timely updates to these projects.”

She requested the updates on the project be presented during the council’s next meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 3.

Mahoney also authored a second resolution, which was likewise unanimously approved, seeking an update from the mayor’s office on economic development in the city.

In her resolution, Mahoney said the city has taken steps to develop Quincy Center that have led to new residential development there and elsewhere in the city, but commercial development has not kept pace with the residential side.

“The overarching objective is to promote Quincy as a vibrant and thriving city that is a destination for businesses, residents and development,” she wrote.

“Quincy has experienced increased residential development but has yet to see increased economic development that would be expected and has been experienced in the surrounding communities throughout the Metropolitan Boston area.”

Mahoney said the update on economic development could happen as soon as the council’s second meeting in February, which is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24.

Marguerite P. DiPaolo, 100

Marguerite P. DiPaolo, 100, of Quincy passed away January 26, 2020.

Marguerite P. DiPaolo

She was one of four children to the late Eleanor DiBona. Beloved wife of nearly 70 years to the late Daniel DiPaolo. Loving mother of Daniel DiPaolo of Quincy, Dominic DiPaolo and his wife Maureen of Canton, Ronald DiPaolo and his wife Suzanne of Falmouth and the late William DiPaolo and his late wife Nancy. Cherished grandmother of Courtney and her husband Sean Whelan of Falmouth, Erika and her husband Mark Hammar of North Andover, Christine and Shawn Draper of Milton and Daniel DiPaolo of Quincy.  Survived by eight great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Visiting Hours on Thursday January 30 from 5pm to 8pm at the Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of MA, 650 Hancock St. in Quincy.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 11am also at the Hamel-Lydon Chapel.  Burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

For more information and online condolences please visit hamellydon.com.

Barbara Fielding, 71

Barbara Fielding, 71, of Quincy, passed away after a long battle with chronic kidney disease on January 26, 2020.

Barbara Fielding

She was born on December 12, 1948 in Mahopac, NY to parents Stanley and Jane Hart.  Barbara worked as an x-ray technician at Boston Medical Center and Carney Hospital.

Barbara is predeceased by both parents, and her beloved husband Vernon. She is survived by her only son Alan, her sister Valerie, and her brother Bruce.

Visitation will be on Wednesday January 29, 2020 from 3:00pm to 6:30pm and will be held at Hamel-Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock Street Quincy, MA. A memorial service will be held immediately following visitation. Interment will be private.

Memorials donations may be made in Barbara’s name to the National Kidney Foundation.

Pedestrian Seriously Injured In Germantown


The 80-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle Monday morning in Germantown remained in critical condition at an area hospital Tuesday.

The man was hit in the area of the Palmer Street rotary around 9:15 a.m. Monday, according to Sgt. Karyn Barkas. He was rushed to Boston Medical Center with what were described as serious injuries.

Barkas on Tuesday said the man remained in critical condition at the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash stayed on scene, Barkas said. The crash remained under investigation as of Tuesday, and no charges have been filed pending its completion.

Joan Jones, 77

Joan “Karen” (O’Connor) Jones, 77, of Quincy, passed away suddenly at her home January 27, 2020 with her son Jonathan.

Joan Jones

Karen grew up in Boston and attended Boston Proper, graduated high school in Bridgewater, attended secretarial school, and settled in Quincy where she lived for over 50 years. She worked at Marr Construction in South Boston when she met her former husband Joseph. She was an executive secretary and he was a foreman. She retired at age 60 and enjoyed her free time.

She was a widow and did everything for her two children. Karen revolved her life around them and provided a loving home and gave them everything they needed. She loved holidays, baking, and decorating. She was very thoughtful, funny, and loved driving Jonboy’s Mustang to do all of her errands. She enjoyed her hot tub, target practice, loved Law & Order, and oldies music. She also loved trips to Cape Cod and Hampton Beach, NH with her family. Karen lived life on her terms and she will be missed immensely.

Daughter of the late John Michael O’Connor and Mary Agnes (Flynn) O’Connor. She is the sister of the late Robert “Bobby” and Vernon O’Connor and sister in law of Jane Stoutmire of NH. Loving and devoted mother of Joyce Jones of Quincy and her fiancé Craig Walker of Canton and Jonathan Jones of Quincy and his fiancée Megan Turner of Melrose. Former wife of the late Joseph T. Jones. Cherished grandmother of Justin Jones and Bryce Walker of Quincy.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. The Funeral Mass will be Friday in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

See keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Quincy Woman Arrested After Trying To Smuggle Drugs Into Dedham Jail

Investigators from the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office working in conjunction with the Dedham Police Department on Saturday arrested 42-year-old Stephanie Potter of Quincy at the Norfolk County Correctional Center on charges she tried to smuggle narcotics into the jail.

Potter was arrested and charged for conspiring with an inmate to introduce illegal contraband into a correctional facility. Arraignment information for Potter was not immediately available.

“This arrest was a result of professional investigative work by Sheriff’s Office staff and successful partnership initiatives with Norfolk County law enforcement agencies,” Sheriff Jerry P. McDermott said in a statement.

“Keeping drugs out of correctional facilities is a nation-wide challenge, and in Norfolk County, we make every effort to ensure the health and safety of inmates and staff.”

Man’s Death Not Suspicious


The death of a 60-year-old Quincy man on the Parkingway in Quincy Center Saturday morning is not suspicious, investigators said.

Quincy police were called to the Parkingway in the area of School Street around 9:30 a.m. Saturday for a report of a sudden death, according to Sgt. Karyn Barkas.

David Traub, a spokesman for the Norfolk District Attorney’s office, said investigators were awaiting a final report from the state medical examiner but there were no signs of foul play.

Traub identified the man as a 60-year-old Quincy resident. His name had not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

Noreen Iacovino

Noreen (Butler) Iacovino died peacefully January 21, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Noreen Iacovino

Noreen grew up in Dorchester with her two sisters, Mary and Eileen, and her cousins Patsy, Eileen, and Ambrose. Her mother immigrated from Ireland and took care of the six children until her passing. The sisters and cousins stayed close and developed a passion for Ireland, visiting the “old country” many times.

When Noreen was a young woman, she met Domenic Iacovino. Noreen and Dom were a match made in heaven, marrying and moving to Houghs Neck, Quincy, to raise their family. They had a wonderful life, opening their doors to all of their children’s friends. Noreen could always be found cooking gourmet meals, inviting friends and neighbors over for dinner. Noreen was everyone’s friend. She loved the beach and spent many summer days at the beach with her children.

Noreen was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. Her passion was her family. She hosted all of the holidays so that everyone could partake in the joy. Every holiday was an event at the Iacovinos’ house. They would cook for days preparing for the elaborate meals. Music was always playing in their home. Noreen and Dom spent their summers at Lake Winnipesaukee surrounded by many nieces and nephews. Noreen was devoted to her family and she was a faithful friend. She enjoyed her life with Domenic until he passed away. They were married 60 years.

Beloved mother of Frank and wife Rosemary of Pembroke, Stephen and late wife Christine of Marshfield, Teresa Boughner and husband Tim Boughner of Waltham, and Kenneth Gibson and wife Pauline Gibson of Marshfield. She leaves her loving grandchildren Kyle, Jeremy, Justin, Lauren, Jessica, Zachary, Emma, Donovan, Nathan, Amanda, Jenna, and Kirsten; and her great grandchildren, Desmond, Dominic, and Harper. “Nana Nora” will be dearly missed and remembered as the fun Nana who would take them to the park, long walks on the beach, read them special stories, and serve delicious meals.

Noreen is also survived by her loving brother-in-law Richard Iacovino and his wife Betty of Rockland, Aunt Mary Chianno of Braintree, she is the sister of the late Mary Butler Gibson, the late Eileen Butler Vanderveen, and the late Peggy Butler. Noreen is also survived by many nieces and nephews who will dearly miss “Auntie.”

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, Quincy MA on Monday, January 27th from 4-7 PM. Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home Tuesday, January 28th at 8:30 AM  prior to the funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 237 Sea Street, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Noreen’s name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at cff.org/give or Perkins School for the Blind at support.perkins.org/give.

Dawn M. LaBombard

Dawn M. “QBDML” LaBombard of Halifax, originally Wollaston, died January 21, 2020.

Dawn M. LaBombard

Dawn adored her family and friends. She loved to host parties and she was always prepared to feed an army. She enjoyed driving fast, cooking, and snowmobiling. Dawn had a smile that would light up the room and she made everyone around her feel welcome. She was a fun loving, sarcastic, and outspoken woman who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Loving daughter of the late Lloyd and Eleanor LaBombard. Soulmate of Luke Barmakian of Halifax. Cherished mother of Shawna McElman of Plymouth and Robert McElman of Halifax. Also survived by many friends and extended family.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Saturday, February 1 from 12-4 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dawn may be made to Cure HHT, PO Box 329, Monkton, MD 21111.