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

US Attorney Opens Investigation Into Quincy’s Bridge Opposition

By SCOTT JACKSON US Attorney Rachael Rollins has begun an investigation to see if Quincy’s opposition to Boston’s proposal to rebuild the Long Island Bridge runs afoul of federal law that provides protection to people with substance-use disorders. In a statement, Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch said his office would cooperate with the federal investigation. He … Read more

Pine Hill Proposal Clears Committee Vote 5-2; Needs 6 Votes To Pass $16.4M Bond

By SCOTT JACKSON Mayor Thomas Koch’s proposed $16.4 million expansion of Pine Hill Cemetery in West Quincy cleared its first hurdle on Monday with city councillors voting it out of finance committee with a positive reccomendation, and the project could receive final approval as soon as next week. The committee voted 5-2 in favor of … Read more

City Council Meeting Cancelled

By SCOTT JACKSON Monday’s meeting of the Quincy City Council has been cancelled because of COVID-19. City Clerk Nicole Crispo said the meeting was called off because one councillor had tested positive for COVID-19 and several others had been exposed. The council’s finance committee, which consists of all nine councillors, had been scheduled to meet … Read more

City Commissioning New Abigail Adams Statue For Hancock-Adams Common

Mayor Thomas P. Koch announced this week that the city will shift gears in its planning and will commission a new statue of Abigail Adams to be placed on the Hancock-Adams Common. The mayor said creating a place of prominence to honor Abigail and her role as a defining voice of the Revolutionary Era has … Read more

Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed into law "Nero's Law," which allows emergency medical personnel to treat and transport police dogs.

Baker Signs ‘Nero’s Law’

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito on Tuesday joined Secretary of Public Safety and Security Terrence Reidy, legislators and public safety officials at the Yarmouth Police Department for a ceremonial bill signing of An Act allowing humane transportation of K9 partners, also known as “Nero’s Law.” The bill was sponsored by Representative Steven … Read more

Updated Quincy Votes! Logo Contest

Deadline For Quincy Votes! Logo Design Contest Entries Extended To May 15

Quincy Seeking Public Engagement On Housing Production

The City of Quincy, through an advisory committee, and in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), is continuing the process of developing a new five-year Housing Production Plan (HPP).  HPPs are plans that help municipalities better understand local housing needs and opportunities; and they set a vision for future development with a focus on affordable housing. The city held a … Read more

Firefighters Battle Blaze At Twin Rivers Plant in Quincy Point

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy firefighters on Tuesday extinguished a two-alarm fire at the Twin Rivers Technology plant along the Fore River. Fire Chief Joseph Jackson on Wednesday said firefighters responded to the plant shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and a second alarm was struck soon after they arrived. Firefighters remained on scene for about … Read more

Councillors Question Pine Hill Plans

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors on Monday raised questions about a proposed $16.4 million expansion of Pine Hill Cemetery, which would add 14,000 interment and inurnment spaces to the West Quincy burial ground, and put off a vote on the project until they receive additional information on the plan. Mayor Thomas Koch in February submitted … Read more

Local Legislators Seek Dedicated State Police Patrol

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy’s legislators on Beacon Hill are working to secure funds in the state budget to provide a dedicated State Police patrol in the city, Rep. Bruce Ayers said recently. “We’re all actually working on it, because it covers all our districts,” he said. “That’s what is needed.” Ayers noted that the State … Read more

Lynch Introduces Legislation to Develop Electronic Version of U.S. Dollar

On Monday, U.S. Representative Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), Chairman of the Task Force on Financial Technology, introduced H.R. 7231, the Electronic Currency and Secure Hardware (ECASH) Act, which would develop an electronic version of the U.S. Dollar for use by the American public. This innovative legislation would promote greater financial inclusion, maximize consumer protection and … Read more

Zoning Board OKs First Recreational Dispensary In Quincy

By SCOTT JACKSON The Zoning Board of Appeals has given the green light to a proposed marijuana dispensary in Quincy Point, which would be the first recreational dispensary to open in the city. The ZBA on Tuesday granted a special permit and variance to Cadella LLC, which would allow the company to open the dispensary … Read more