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Quincy To Study Municipal Broadband Network

Quincy To Study Municipal Broadband Network

By SCOTT JACKSON Citing concerns from residents over the cost of internet service and a lack of options, Quincy officials on Monday announced they are taking steps to study the feasibility of operating a fiber-optic broadband network in the city. Mayor Thomas Koch and Ward 3 Councillor Ian Cain made the announcement during a press … Read more

Two Taken To Hospital After Friday Crash

Two Taken To Hospital After Friday Crash

By SCOTT JACKSON Two Quincy residents were taken to South Shore Hospital following a three-car crash on Franklin Street late Friday afternoon. The crash, near the intersection of Franklin Street and Independence Avenue, happened at 5:38 p.m. Friday, Sgt. Karyn Barkas said. The driver of a 2002 Chevrolet SUV was headed southbound on Franklin Street … Read more

Public Hearing Monday On Plastic Bag Ban

Public Hearing Monday On Plastic Bag Ban

By SCOTT JACKSON Members of the public will have a chance on Monday to voice their support or opposition to a proposed ordinance that would ban certain single-use plastic bags in Quincy. The City Council’s ordinance committee is set to hold a public hearing on the proposal at 7 p.m. Monday in the Great Hall … Read more

‘Christmas Around The World!’ Selected Parade Theme

‘Christmas Around The World!’ Selected Parade Theme

“Christmas around the world!” will be the theme of the 67th annual City of Quincy Christmas Parade. In what is believed to be a parade first, Dolly Di Pesa – who had her entry selected from 46 possible themes last year – came out on top again from the list of 31 entries submitted this … Read more

Quincy Cleaning Up After Overnight Storm

Quincy Cleaning Up After Overnight Storm

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy is cleaning up Thursday after a powerful nor’easter struck the region overnight. The storm brought high winds and rain to the area starting late Wednesday before letting up early Thursday morning. Gusty winds continued into Thursday. Quincy police said they received more than 90 calls for service between midnight and 8 … Read more

Police Seek Burglary Suspect

Police Seek Burglary Suspect

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect who broke into a Squantum residence early Tuesday morning. The unarmed burglary took place around 2 a.m. on Bellevue Road, police said. The resident of the home was able to observe the suspect via surveillance camera as he exited the resident’s … Read more

MA DPH Confirms Third Human Case Of West Nile Virus Infection

MA DPH Confirms Third Human Case Of West Nile Virus Infection

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Thursday (Oct. 10) that state laboratory testing has confirmed the third human case of West Nile virus (WNV) infection, a man in his 60s from Middlesex County. The man was exposed to the virus last month and there are no risk level changes at this time. “We … Read more

Koch Announces 30 ‘Neat Neighbor’ Winners

Koch Announces 30 ‘Neat Neighbor’ Winners

Mayor Thomas Koch announces the winners of the City’s 2019 “Neat Neighbors”, a program that aims to recognize those residents that maintain their yard and property in a manner consistent with the themes of a cleaner and greener Quincy. The 30 winners were chosen at random from more than 150 nominations from throughout the city’s … Read more

Council Clears Path For Self-Storage Facility

Council Clears Path For Self-Storage Facility

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors on Monday cleared the way for a proposed new self-storage facility that would be located on part of the Home Depot site in South Quincy. The Planning Board must still approve of the project before construction of the new building can commence. The board held a hearing on the plan … Read more

$8.5 Million Sought For Special Education Center

$8.5 Million Sought For Special Education Center

By SCOTT JACKSON A request to borrow $8.5 million to purchase a Wollaston office building and convert it into a special education center was introduced at Monday night’s meeting of the City Council. The bond request was referred to the council’s finance committee for consideration at a later date. At a press conference last week, … Read more

$3.5 Million Sought For Seawalls, Flood Control

$3.5 Million Sought For Seawalls, Flood Control

By SCOTT JACKSON Mayor Thomas Koch on Monday introduced a request to borrow an additional $3.5 million for seawall replacement and other related flood-control projects in Adams Shore and Houghs Neck. The bond, introduced at Monday’s City Council meeting, would bridge the gap between money allocated for those causes last month and the bids the … Read more

State DPH Reports First Death From Vaping-Associated Lung Disease To US Centers For Disease Control, Prevention

State DPH Reports First Death From Vaping-Associated Lung Disease To US Centers For Disease Control, Prevention

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Monday (Oct. 7) reported the state’s first death from a vaping-associated lung injury, a woman in her 60s from Hampshire County, to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She was among the 121 suspected cases that have been reported to DPH since Sept. 11 when Massachusetts … Read more