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Boston Man Facing Gun, Drug Charges

Boston Man Facing Gun, Drug Charges

By SCOTT JACKSON A 36-year-old Boston man is facing gun and drug charges after Quincy police say they found more than 300 grams of crack cocaine following a traffic stop. Police said an officer was on duty shortly after noon on Sunday with his canine partner when he randomly queried a black Volkswagen Jetta, which … Read more

Baker Proposes $45.5 Billion Budget

Baker Proposes $45.5 Billion Budget

By SCOTT JACKSON Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday unveiled his proposed $45.5 billion state budget for the current fiscal year. Massachusetts began the current fiscal year, FY21, on July 1 without a budget amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers have passed a series of one-month budget to keep government running in the interim. The proposed budget … Read more

Baker Urges Continued Caution Around Coronavirus

Baker Urges Continued Caution Around Coronavirus

By SCOTT JACKSON Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday said the state is prepared for a rise in COVID-19 cases during the coming months and urged residents to remain vigilant to stop the spread of the virus. “There is no question that there will be more cases this fall. That prediction was made last spring by … Read more

Quincy Store Closed After COVID-19 Case

Quincy Store Closed After COVID-19 Case

By SCOTT JACKSON The Quincy Health Department is asking for the public’s assistance with contact tracing related to a COVID-19 case at the Fruit Basket Marketplace on Granite Street. Anyone who was in the store between Oct. 2 and Oct. 11 is asked to contact the Health Department at 617-376-1273. The store is working with … Read more

Board Members Concerned About Popeyes Traffic

Board Members Concerned About Popeyes Traffic

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy’s Board of License Commissioners is giving a new fast food restaurant one month to address traffic concerns caused by its opening. The board met on Tuesday to consider whether or not to grant a common victualler license to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at 502 Southern Artery. The restaurant’s proposed hours are 10:30 … Read more

Quincy To Waive Restaurants’ Liquor License Renewal Fees

Quincy To Waive Restaurants’ Liquor License Renewal Fees

By SCOTT JACKSON To provide relief to one of the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Quincy will not charge restaurants to renew their liquor licenses next year. The Board of License Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved Mayor Thomas Koch’s request to waive the $2,000 renewal fee for section 12 license holders for 2021. … Read more

Quincy Students Returning To Classroom Part-Time Next Week

Quincy Students Returning To Classroom Part-Time Next Week

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy Public Schools students in grades four through twelve are set to return to the classroom on a part-time basis next Thursday, Oct. 15. Students in pre-kindergarten through grade three were allowed to begin the school year last month under the hybrid model, which includes in-person and remote classes, and certain high-need … Read more

Robert Harnais Nominated Associate Justice Of MA District Court

Robert Harnais Nominated Associate Justice Of MA District Court

Local attorney Robert W. Harnais has been nominated as an associate justice of the Massachusetts District Court by Gov. Charlie Baker. If confirmed by the Governor’s Council, Harnais would fill the seat vacated by the Honorable Dominic J. Paratore. Harnais began his legal career in 1991 as an Associate for the Law Office of John … Read more

Flu Shots Now Mandatory For Massachusetts Students

Flu Shots Now Mandatory For Massachusetts Students

State public health officials on Wednesday announced that influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts child care, pre-school, kindergarten, K-12, and colleges and universities. The new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related illness and ​the overall impact of respiratory illness during the COVID-19 … Read more

No High School Football, Cheerleading This Fall

No High School Football, Cheerleading This Fall

By SCOTT JACKSON Most high school sports teams will be able to go ahead with their seasons this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, but football and cheerleading have been pushed to a new floating season that would start later in the academic year. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Massachusetts Interscholastic … Read more

6th Annual ‘Polar Plunge’ Benefits Atherton Hough School PTO

6th Annual ‘Polar Plunge’ Benefits Atherton Hough School PTO

The sixth annual Houghs Neck “Polar Plunge” was held Jan. 4th at the public landing as 30 brave souls took a quick dip in 46-degree water for a good cause. Proceeds from the annual event benefit the Atherton Hough Elementary School PTO. The group of participants included children, senior citizens, community and school activists and … Read more

Quincy Salutes World War II Veterans

Quincy Salutes World War II Veterans

By ROBERT BOSWORTH The City of Quincy honored 30 living veterans of World War II and paid tribute to dozens more who were among the “Greatest Generation” but have passed away during an emotional tribute at Quincy High School Dec. 7th – the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that thrust this … Read more