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New Affordable Housing Planned For Quincy Center

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy officials on Wednesday announced plans to renovate a pair of historic homes on Spear Street in Quincy Center to provide between eight and thirteen units of affordable housing. “Today for me is a twofer,” said Mayor Thomas Koch. “We’re talking about doing some affordable units while preserving a historic structure.” Plans … Read more

Granite Links Developer Withdraws Request For 99-Year Lease Extension

By SCOTT JACKSON The developer behind Granite Links on Monday pressed pause on his request for a 99-year lease extension, citing the timeline for planned improvements to the intersection of Ricciuti Drive and Willard Street. Mayor Thomas Koch in 2022 submitted a home rule petition to the City Council that, if approved, would have allowed … Read more

Board OKs South Quincy Dispensary

By SCOTT JACKSON The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a proposal to open a recreational marijuana dispensary on Liberty Street in South Quincy. The ZBA on Tuesday unanimously approved the request of Cloud Nine Cannabis LLC, which plans to operate under the name Pinnacle Cannabis, to open the dispensary at 15 Liberty St. The … Read more

Bicyclist Struck, Killed By Vehicle

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy police are investigating after a bicyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle Friday morning on Southern Artery. First responders were called to 479 Southern Artery at 11:17 a.m. on Friday after receiving several calls reporting a bicyclist had been struck by a motor vehicle, police said in a statement. Emergency … Read more

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Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony Monday

By SCOTT JACKSON The Quincy Fire Department will hold solemn ceremony Monday morning to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony will begin at 9:55 a.m. at departmental headquarters at 40 Quincy Ave. Fire Chief Joseph Jackson said this year’s observance will be similar to those held in … Read more

Councillors OK Sea Street Takings

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy city councillors on Tuesday approved the taking of easements along a portion of Sea Street, setting the stage for a state project to make improvements to the thoroughfare. Councillors approved the takings along the stretch of Sea Street between Samoset Avenue and Palmer Street in a 9-0 vote during a special … Read more

Man Escapes From West Quincy House Fire

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy police officers were able to help a man escape from a burning home in West Quincy early Tuesday morning. The house fire on Rodman Street was called in shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, police said. The Quincy Police Department, Quincy Fire Department and Brewster Ambulance all responded to the scene. … Read more

Quincy Woman Starts Fundraiser For Mass. Native After Maui Fires

By SCOTT JACKSON A Quincy woman has launched an online fundraiser to benefit a Massachusetts native and his family who lost their house in the Maui wildfires. Debbie Weisman Clasie began the fundraiser on GoFundMe to benefit Max Tornai and his family earlier this month in the wake of the fires. The fundraiser had raised more … Read more

Wu Outlines Vision For Long Island

By SCOTT JACKSON Boston Mayor Michelle Wu toured Long Island on Wednesday and shared her vision for a planned recovery campus on the island. Wu toured the island along with Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, the executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission. They were joined by a number of service providers who either previously used … Read more

Rendering of the proposed new Long Island Bridge. Courtesy city of Boston.

Boston Receives Key Permit For Long Island Bridge

By SCOTT JACKSON Boston’s proposal to rebuild the Long Island Bridge cleared a major hurdle this week with the issuance of a key state permit. Quincy officials are expected to appeal the decision. Boston officials on Thursday announced the city had received a Chapter 91 license from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to rebuild … Read more

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Quincy Firefighters, Police Officers Promoted At City Hall Ceremonies

By SCOTT JACKON A total of 15 Quincy firefighters and police officers – with more 270 years of combined service – were promoted during a pair of ceremonies June 30. The five firefighters and ten police officers received their promotions at back-to-back ceremonies held inside the McIntyre Government Center, with dozens of their family, friends … Read more

A spectacular fireworks show at Pageant Field culminated the City of Quincy's Flag Day celebration Saturday following the 72nd annual Flag Day Parade. A brief rain shower moved through the area near the conclusion of the parade but the skies cleared in time for the fireworks show over Black's Creek. The fireworks display was sponsored by auto dealer Dan Quirk. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Flags, Fireworks Celebrate ‘Old Glory’ At 72nd Quincy Flag Day Parade