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Councillors Seek Funding For Social Justice Department, Downtown Update

By SCOTT JACKSON Three members of the Quincy City Council on Monday will introduce a resolution asking Mayor Thomas Koch to appropriate $75,000 to the Department of Social Justice and Equity. In a separate resolution, councillors will ask the Koch administration and developers for an update on revitalization efforts in Quincy Center. Councillors will convene … Read more

FERC Won’t Revoke Certificate For Weymouth Compressor Station

By SCOTT JACKSON The chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the body likely made a mistake when it approved the construction of a natural gas compressor station in North Weymouth, but the certificate allowing it to operate cannot be revoked. The compressor station, located on the Fore River in North Weymouth, is part … Read more

Massachusetts Launching Rapid Testing Program For Child Care Programs

The Baker-Polito administration on Wednesday announced that child care programs will be able to receive rapid antigen COVID-19 tests by the week of Jan. 31 as part of new testing programs to keep children in child care and early education programs open in the state. Testing for Child Care is a first-in-the-nation statewide testing initiative … Read more

Local Group Aims To Open New Hospital In Quincy

By SCOTT JACKSON A local group led by the former chief of surgery at the now-closed Quincy Medical Center hopes to open a new acute-care hospital within the city. Steward Health Care, a for-profit company, closed most of the hospital on Whitwell Street in 2014. The company kept the emergency room on site open as … Read more

Mass. Launches New Site To Access Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Records

The Baker-Polito administration on Monday announced a tool that gives residents a new way to access their COVID-19 digital vaccine card and vaccination history. The new tool, called My Vax Records, allows people who received their vaccination in Massachusetts to access their own vaccination history and generate a COVID-19 digital vaccine card, which would contain … Read more

Quincy Police Say They Found Man Accused Of Approaching Women In Parking Lots

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy police on Tuesday said they had found the man accused of approaching women in area parking lots and trying to lure them from their vehicles. The department said they received a call from a female around 9 a.m. on Tuesday who stated a male approached her vehicle and told her it … Read more

Indoor Masking Now Recommended For All Mass. Residents; Baker Activates National Guard

Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday announced additional measures — including an updated mask advisory and activation of the National Guard — to address a recent rise in COVID-19 cases and to ensure acute care hospitals have sufficient capacity to care for both COVID and non-COVID patients. The state’s healthcare system is facing a critical staffing shortage … Read more

Nearly 97% Of Vaccinated Bay State Residents Who Contracted COVID-19 Avoided Hospitalization, Death

Nearly 97 percent of Massachusetts residents who contracted COVID-19 after they were fully vaccinated avoided hospitalization or death, the state’s Department of Public Health announced Monday following a review of breakthrough cases. Additionally, the review found unvaccinated residents are five times more likely to become infected than fully vaccinated residents (defined as those who have received … Read more

Police Investigating After Man Shot In Possible Road Rage Incident

By SCOTT JACKSON A 33-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday after being shot during a suspected road rage incident in Quincy, police said. Officers responded to the area of Adams Street and Mt. Ararat at approximately 6:13 p.m. on Tuesday, the Quincy Police Department said in a statement. On arrival,  officers found the 33-year-old man … Read more

FoxRock Removes Residential Units From Ross Lot Plans

By SCOTT JACKSON FoxRock Properties no longer plans to include any residential units in its proposed development on the former Ross Lot in Quincy Center. The company will also no longer seek permission to construct a 20-story building on site. In September, FoxRock went before the Planning Board with a proposal to construct a 150,000-square-foot … Read more