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Five Seeking Ward 2 Seat On City Council

By SCOTT JACKSON Five residents have put their names forward as candidates to fill the vacant Ward 2 seat on the Quincy City Council, including a member of the city’s school board and the college board of governors. Brad Croall, the former Ward 2 councillor, resigned from the seat earlier this week. The council will … Read more

Baker Easing Some COVID-19 Restrictions

By SCOTT JACKSON With coronavirus cases and hospitalizations trending in the right direction, Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday announced the state’s overnight stay-at-home advisory and an order requiring many businesses to close at 9:30 p.m. will be lifted beginning on Monday. A separate order reducing capacity at most businesses statewide will remain in effect for … Read more

Wollaston Center Targeted For Redevelopment

By SCOTT JACKSON City officials are targeting a 51-acre area within Wollaston Center – including stretches of Hancock Street, Newport Avenue and Beale Street – for redevelopment using a similar process that has unfolded in Quincy Center. “Wollaston at this point I think needs a little bit more help from the city,” said Rob Stevens, … Read more

Councillors OK New Social Justice Department

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors on Tuesday approved creating a new Department of Social Justice and Equity after more than 30 residents voiced their support for doing so at a public hearing. The measure will now go to Mayor Thomas Koch for approval. Koch would also be responsible for setting a salary for the department’s … Read more

Dorchester Man Charged With Murder After Shooting Victim Found In Quincy

By SCOTT JACKSON An 18-year-old Dorchester man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a 17-year-old shooting victim from Dorchester who was found dead inside a vehicle on Victory Road in Quincy on Friday night. The Boston Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 29 … Read more

Special City Council Meeting Jan. 25 To Fill Ward 2 Seat

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors will hold a special meeting on Jan. 25 to fill the Ward 2 seat that Brad Croall will be vacating next week. The Jan. 25 meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. that evening and it will be held remotely via Zoom. The meeting ID number is 862 3982 7493 and … Read more

New Short-Term Rental Rules Near Approval

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors could approve new rules regulating short-term rentals in Quincy as soon as next week. Ward 5 Councillor Charles Phelan Jr. introduced the legislation to regulate short-term rentals in September, at which point the item was referred to the ordinance committee. The committee, which includes all nine councillors, unanimously approved a … Read more

State To Begin Vaccinations In Congregate Care Facilities Next Week

By SCOTT JACKSON Massachusetts will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to the 94,000 residents and staff at various congregate care facilities – including shelters, houses of correction and residential special-education schools – next week. State officials also announced that residents and workers at certain public and private low-income senior housing developments, such as those operated by … Read more

Quincy police and the DEA helped dismantle a pill-manufacturing operation based out of a trailer in Wollaston. Photo courtesy Quincy Police Department.

Illegal Pill Manufacturing Operation Found In Wollaston

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy police and federal authorities worked together to dismantle a large-scale illegal pill manufacturing operation in Wollaston. The Quincy Police Department’s Drug Control Unit was investigating a possible drug trafficking operation based out of a rental garage facility located in the residential area of Wollaston on Jan. 6, according to Sgt. Karyn … Read more