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RMV Extends Friday Service Hours At Locations In Braintree, Plymouth, Taunton

RMV Extends Friday Service Hours At Locations In Braintree, Plymouth, Taunton

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announces that the RMV Service Centers in Braintree, Plymouth, and Taunton will have the extended service hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Friday until the Brockton Service Center reopens for business.  The hours are being extended to continue to provide customers with additional resources while the … Read more

MA DPH Confirms First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death Of This Flu Season

MA DPH Confirms First Influenza-Associated Pediatric Death Of This Flu Season

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Thursday (Jan. 23) confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric death of this flu season in the state. The child was a teenager, lived in Worcester County and tested positive for influenza B. Last flu season, there were four confirmed pediatric (individuals under the age of 18) flu-related deaths in … Read more

Injured NQ Hockey Player ‘Doing Well, Exceeding Expectations’

Injured NQ Hockey Player ‘Doing Well, Exceeding Expectations’

A fund to help with the medical expenses of a North Quincy High School hockey player who suffered a severe neck injury in a game Jan. 8 has been established by the young man’s aunt. Connor Kulig, a 17-year-old forward and senior hockey captain, was checked by a Scituate opponent as he crossed the red … Read more

Quincy Fire Chief To Retire

Quincy Fire Chief To Retire

By SCOTT JACKSON Jack Cadegan, Quincy’s fire chief for the past 13 months, will be retiring at the end of January. Cadegan became Quincy’s 15th fire chief when he was appointed to the position by Mayor Thomas Koch in December 2018. Cadegan succeeded Joseph Barron, who had served as chief for 10 years. Koch will … 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

Schools Could Test Composting Program

Schools Could Test Composting Program

By SCOTT JACKSON A pilot initiative to measure the effectiveness of a municipal composting programming in Quincy could begin in one of the city’s eleven elementary schools. John Sullivan, a member of the task force that has studied the feasibility of bringing a municipal composting program to the city for the past seven months, said … 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

Quincy Receives $2 Million Grant For Downtown Work

Quincy Receives $2 Million Grant For Downtown Work

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy received a $2 million grant from the state on Friday that will be used to pay for the construction of a second driveway to access the new garage under construction on the former Hancock Lot. Mayor Thomas Koch accepted the MassWorks grant from Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito … Read more

Board Approves Project At Quincy Medical Center Site

Board Approves Project At Quincy Medical Center Site

By SCOTT JACKSON The Planning Board approved a developer’s proposal to build 465 apartments on the site of Quincy Medical Center – a project that opposed by area residents and several city councillors over concerns about its size and impact on the surrounding neighborhood. The board approved Quincy-based FoxRock Properties’ plan for the 14.97-acre site … Read more

Zoning Rules For Marijuana Establishments Approved

Zoning Rules For Marijuana Establishments Approved

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors approved a zoning ordinance regulating where marijuana dispensaries can open in Quincy. The legislation also ties their business hours to those of liquor stores. Councillors approved the ordinance, which Mayor Thomas Koch introduced in February 2018, on Dec. 2 in an 8-0 vote after making several amendments to the bill. … Read more

Average Residential Tax Bill Up $271

Average Residential Tax Bill Up $271

By SCOTT JACKSON The average owner of a single-family home in Quincy will see their property taxes increase by $271 next year, with the average tax bill rising to more than $6,100. Mark Cavanagh, the city’s director of municipal finance, on Dec. 2 told the City Council that the average single-family residential tax bill will … Read more

Quincy To Ban Plastic Bags March 1

Quincy To Ban Plastic Bags March 1

By SCOTT JACKSON Most single-use plastic bags will no longer be offered at Quincy retailers starting in March, after city councillors voted to ban them. Councillors voted 8-0 on Dec. 2 in favor of legislation introduced earlier this year by Mayor Thomas Koch and Ward 4 Councillor Brian Palmucci to ban the use of most … Read more