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NQHS Mascot Gets Makeover

NQHS Mascot Gets Makeover

By SCOTT JACKSON Yakoo, North Quincy High School’s mascot for the past 63 years, will have a new look inspired by the soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War and will no longer use Native American imagery. Mayor Thomas Koch and Dr. Allan Yacubian, the original inspiration for the mascot, unveiled changes to the character … Read more

No Cut In Local Aid This Fiscal Year

No Cut In Local Aid This Fiscal Year

By SCOTT JACKSON Massachusetts lawmakers continue to grapple with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic but will maintain local aid to cities and towns in the current fiscal year and even plan to increase funding for schools. The legislature has yet to approve a budget for fiscal year 2021, which began July 1, relying … Read more

Large Gatherings A ‘Recipe For Disaster’ Baker Warns

Large Gatherings A ‘Recipe For Disaster’ Baker Warns

By SCOTT JACKSON Gov. Charlie Baker warned that large gatherings seen lately throughout Massachusetts are a “recipe for disaster” that could help the coronavirus spread. The governor on Friday noted the state’s positive test rate for COVID-19 has increased in recent weeks from 1.7 percent to roughly 2 percent and said recent large gatherings are … Read more

Quincy Officials Eyeing Hybrid Approach For New School Year

Quincy Officials Eyeing Hybrid Approach For New School Year

By SCOTT JACKSON School officials in Quincy prefer a hybrid learning model – with students learning in-person two days a week and remotely at home three days a week – for the start of the new academic year next month. Kevin Mulvey, the school system’s interim superintendent, reviewed the return-to-school options during the School Committee’s … Read more

Three Finalists Chosen In Quincy Superintendent Search

Three Finalists Chosen In Quincy Superintendent Search

By SCOTT JACKSON The three finalists to become the next superintendent of the Quincy Public Schools have been identified and will interview with the School Committee over the next two weeks. The three finalists are Omar Easy, the executive assistant principal for business engagement and innovation at Everett High School; Jahmal Mosley, superintendent of the … Read more

‘We Can’t Let Our Guard Down,’ Health Commissioner Says

‘We Can’t Let Our Guard Down,’ Health Commissioner Says

By SCOTT JACKSON Health Commissioner Ruth Jones on Tuesday said residents cannot let their guard down and need to keep taking steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 with Quincy seeing an uptick in cases in recent weeks and three restaurants now closed after employees tested positive for the virus. Jones said residents need to … Read more

Quincy Dog Park On Quarry Street Opens

Quincy Dog Park On Quarry Street Opens

Mayor Thomas P. Koch announces the official opening of Quincy’s first City dog park. The park is centrally located on Quarry Street and includes three separate areas for active dogs of all sizes, small dogs and senior dogs.  It is equipped with shelter pavilions, benches and watering stations. The Stanton Foundation, an organization dedicated to … Read more

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights EEE Preparedness Measures

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights EEE Preparedness Measures

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito  joined Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides, Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel and local officials Tuesday to highlight steps the Commonwealth is taking to prepare for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) this year. Preparedness measures include ongoing and increased surveillance testing, an updated public … Read more

Massachusetts To Allow Voting By Mail

Massachusetts To Allow Voting By Mail

By SCOTT JACKSON Every registered voter in Massachusetts will be able to vote by mail this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday signed into law a bill that will authorize voting by mail for both the state primary on Sept. 1 and the general election on Nov. 3. The new law … Read more

Travelers To Massachusetts Must Self-Quarantine

Travelers To Massachusetts Must Self-Quarantine

By SCOTT JACKSON Starting on July 1, travelers arriving in Massachusetts – including residents returning home – will be instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. Travelers from seven northeastern states – Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont – will be exempt from the new rule. Workers designated by the … Read more

State To Require 3 Feet Of Separation, Masks For Most Students This Fall

State To Require 3 Feet Of Separation, Masks For Most Students This Fall

By SCOTT JACKSON New guidelines will mandate students and staff be spaced at least three feet apart and students in second grade and up will be required to wear masks if Massachusetts schools can re-open in September amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on Thursday released a 26-page memo … Read more

Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Aug. 29-30

Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Aug. 29-30

Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday announced that the annual sales tax-free weekend will take place the weekend of Aug. 29 and 30. This marks the second sales tax holiday held under the new law signed by Baker in 2018 that made the weekend an annual occurrence. Baker said local businesses, many of which have been … Read more