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Quincy Councillors OK $285,000 Salary For Mayor

By SCOTT JACKSON In a 7-1 vote on Monday, Quincy city councillors approved an ordinance that will raise Mayor Thomas Koch’s salary from $150,900 to $285,000, effective next year. Koch on May 20 introduced the ordinance to increase his salary to $285,000, along with a separate ordinance to raise the salary for each city councillor … Read more

Firefighters Extinguish North Quincy Fire

Quincy firefighters on Thursday extinguished a working fire inside a North Quincy apartment building. Firefighters were called to 95 West Squantum St. around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. The fire was on the third floor of the 12-story building. The section of West Squantum Street between Fayette and Stafford streets was closed to traffic while public … Read more

Plans For Independence Avenue Building Withdrawn

By SCOTT JACKSON The developer who proposed building a new nine-unit condominium building on Independence Avenue has withdrawn his application to do so. “The application for the 10 Independence Ave proposal has been withdrawn from the Planning and Zoning Boards,” Ward 2 Councillor Richard Ash said Wednesday in an email to constituents. “It has been … Read more

Lunar New Year Holiday Clears First Vote

By SCOTT JACKSON The Quincy City Council’s ordinance committee on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance that would designate Lunar New Year as a school holiday in the city and the full council could approve the item as soon as May 20. Councillors Nina Liang, Scott Campbell, Noel DiBona, Richard Ash and Ian Cain had introduced … Read more

Call for Walkers: Register for the 36th Annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk

Registration is now open for the 2024 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai. Scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6, funds raised from the Jimmy Fund Walk support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Due to ongoing construction in Copley Square, the Jimmy Fund Walk … Read more

Councillors Seek To Make Lunar New Year A Holiday

By SCOTT JACKSON An ordinance cosponsored by five city councillors would make Lunar New Year a legal holiday in the city of Quincy. Councillors Nina Liang, Scott Campbell, Noel DiBona, Richard Ash and Ian Cain on Monday introduced an ordinance to establish the day as a legal holiday. The order was referred to the council’s … Read more

Ian Cain Files To Run For US Senate

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy City Council President Ian Cain on Monday filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for US Senate this fall. Cain, age 41, filed paperwork to run as a Republican in the Senate race. He said he plans to make a formal announcement regarding his candidacy later this month. Cain … Read more

$600,000 Approved For Quincy 400

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy city councillors on Monday approved an appropriation of $600,000 to cover costs associated with the Quincy 400 initiative, which will celebrate the quadricentennial of the city’s 1625 settlement next year. “The goal of this exercise is to provide the seed money where we will have some ability over the next couple … Read more