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Councillors Conclude Budget Hearings

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy city councillors on Wednesday completed their review of Mayor Thomas Koch’s proposed $405.78 million budget for fiscal year 2024, approving the budgets for the city’s Health Department, Department of Public of Works and the city clerk’s office, among others. As part of the budget hearings, city officials announced the hiring of a … Read more

Quincy City Councillors OK Five New Positions

By SCOTT JACKSON As they continued their review of Mayor Thomas Koch’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Quincy city councillors on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to five new positions. They also made a cut of $93,000 to correct an error in the proposed budget. At their meeting on Tuesday, which lasted nearly four … Read more

SJC Upholds Conviction In Quincy Murder

By SCOTT JACKSON The state’s highest court on Thursday upheld a Quincy man’s first-degree murder conviction for the 2009 killing of his girlfriend, Mary Beaton. The defendant, Joseph Beatty, was convicted in 2019 of one count of murder in the first degree on the theories of deliberate premeditation, extreme atrocity or cruelty, and felony murder … Read more

18 Quincy Residents Have Pulled Nomination Papers

By SCOTT JACKSON Eighteen Quincy residents had taken out nomination papers to run for office in this year’s municipal election as of Wednesday, setting up potential races for a pair of seats on the City Council, for School Committee, and for mayor. Incumbent Councillor at-large Nina Liang, a Grandview Avenue resident, pulled nomination papers Wednesday … Read more

Koch Proposes $405.78 Million Budget For Fiscal Year 2024

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch on Monday unveiled his $405.78 million general budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, an 8.8 percent increase over the current fiscal year’s spending plan. The increase in the budget will allow the city to meet the terms of new collective bargaining agreements for workers, create … Read more

Sea Street Fire Still Under Investigation

By SCOTT JACKSON The cause of the Sea Street fire that damaged two homes on Saturday remains under investigation, Quincy’s fire chief said Wednesday. “We’re still trying to come up with a determination, but we do know that it started on the back porch,” Fire Chief Joseph Jackson said, adding that “everything is still on … Read more

13 Residents Pull Nomination Papers

By SCOTT JACKSON Thirteen Quincy residents have taken out nomination papers to run office in this fall’s municipal election, setting up potential contests for Ward 2 seat on the City Council and for School Committee. Incumbent Ward 2 Councillor Anthony Andronico, a Nichol Street resident, and incumbent Ward 3 Councillor Ian Cain, a Forbes Hill … Read more

Quincy Schools Won’t Close For Lunar New Year

By SCOTT JACKSON The Quincy Public Schools will not close in observance of Lunar New Year next year despite a push by students and other community members to make it a new school holiday. The School Committee on May 3 voted 6-1 to approve a calendar for the 2023-2024 academic year that did not include … Read more

Quincy Councillors Want Ruth Gordon Amphitheater Renovated

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors on Monday unanimously approved a resolution opposing the demolition of the Ruth Gordon Amphitheater and urging the Department of Natural Resources to renovate the facility ahead of its 40th anniversary. Ward 5 Councillor Charles Phelan Jr. and six of his colleagues – Anthony Andronico, James Devine, William Harris, Noel DiBona, … Read more

CVS Officials Meet With City Council

By SCOTT JACKSON Representatives from CVS met with the City Council to discuss concerns about conditions at of the pharmacy giant’s stores in North Quincy and Quincy Point. City councillors in March unanimously approved a resolution asking for an update on conditions at the CVS stores located at 321 Quincy Shore Dr. and 626 Southern … Read more

Suspect In Home Invasion Arrested

By SCOTT JACKSON The suspect in a home invasion in which several people were stabbed has been arrested, Quincy police announced Wednesday. The department says detectives arrested Michael Campbell in Boston on Wednesday with the assistance of the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section. Campbell was taken into custody without incident, police said. Campbell will … Read more

7-Story Quincy Center Building Unveiled

By SCOTT JACKSON A local restaurateur has unveiled plans to construct a new seven-story building with two floors of restaurant space and 43 apartments on Hancock Street, the latest step in the effort to redevelop Quincy Center. Joey Arcari, the president of the Broadway Hospitality Group, on Wednesday pitched his proposal for the seven-story building … Read more