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West Nile Virus Confirmed In Mosquitoes From Quincy

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Mosquitoes From Quincy

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) confirmed Tuesday that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Quincy.  There was one WNV-positive Culex pipiens/restuans complex mosquito sample (pool) identified from samples collected on Sept. 11. To date, for 2019, the state has reported 72+ WNV-positive mosquito pools from twelve counties, including … Read more

Meeting On Medical Center Site Postponed

Meeting On Medical Center Site Postponed

By SCOTT JACKSON This week’s public hearing on a proposal to develop the former home of Quincy Medical Center has been postponed. The Planning Board was scheduled to hold a special meeting on FoxRock Properties’ proposal for the site Thursday night. FoxRock’s attorney, Robert Harnais, appeared before the board at its regular meeting on Sept. … Read more

DPH Confirms 8th Human Case Of EEE

DPH Confirms 8th Human Case Of EEE

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Friday that laboratory testing has confirmed the 8th human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection, a man in his 50s from northeastern Bristol County. DPH and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) continue to emphasize that residents throughout the Commonwealth take personal precautions to … Read more

Two Quincy Police Officers Promoted

Two Quincy Police Officers Promoted

By SCOTT JACKSON Two Quincy police officers with a combined 45 years of experience received promotions during a recent City Hall ceremony. Mark Foley was promoted to the lieutenant and Paul Coughlin to the rank of sergeant the morning of Sept. 13 inside the James R. McIntyre Government Center. Dozens of family members and fellow … Read more

Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival Oct. 19

Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival Oct. 19

Beechwood Knoll Elementary School will host the 22nd annual “Beechwood Knoll Fall Festival” on Saturday, Oct. 19th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beechwood Knoll School, 225 Fenno St., Quincy. All are welcome. Rain date is Saturday, Oct. 26. The BKS Fall Festival is the school’s cornerstone fundraiser to raise funds to pay for … Read more

Sept. 21 Last Day Of Season For Free Tours At The Quincy Homestead

Sept. 21 Last Day Of Season For Free Tours At The Quincy Homestead

The Quincy Homestead will be open for the last public tours this season on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (last tour beginning at 2 p.m.) Why not end the summer with a walk through a house which has been standing at the corner of Butler Road and Hancock Street for three … Read more

Two-Alarm Fire Caused $100,000 In Damage

Two-Alarm Fire Caused $100,000 In Damage

By SCOTT JACKSON A two-alarm fire caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to a North Quincy home on Saturday. A neighbor noticed smoking rising from the chimney at 36 Flynt St. around 3 p.m. Saturday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Paul Griffith. A couch inside the home was on fire, he said Tuesday, and had … Read more

Former Bridgewater Man To Be Arraigned For 1996 Rape

Former Bridgewater Man To Be Arraigned For 1996 Rape

By SCOTT JACKSON A 61-year-old former Bridgewater man will be arraigned Tuesday in Norfolk Superior Court for a 1996 Quincy rape. Ivan Keith of Seal Cove, Maine, will be arraigned at 2 p.m. at Tuesday inside the Dedham courthouse. A former Bridgewater resident, Keith was arraigned in Taunton District Court on numerous in August after … Read more

Ayers Asks T to Extend Shuttle Bus Services To Squantum Point Park

Ayers Asks T to Extend Shuttle Bus Services To Squantum Point Park

State Rep. Bruce J. Ayers (D – Quincy) has sent a formal request to MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, imploring the extension of shuttle bus services to Squantum Point Park to provide relief for frustrated commuters. The letter notes the success of the bus service that has shuttled customers from the Wollaston Station area during … Read more

NQ Library Branch Closed For Two Months Due To Renovations

NQ Library Branch Closed For Two Months Due To Renovations

The North Quincy Branch Library closed Monday, Aug. 12, for building renovations. The work is expected to take at least two months to complete. Improvements will include a new roof, new ceiling, new flooring and carpeting, and some electrical upgrades. For library services while the branch is closed: Return books and other materials in the … Read more

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Ermont Could Begin Recreational Pot Sales By November

By SCOTT JACKSON The company that has sold medical marijuana at its Quincy dispensary for the past three years could get permission from the state to start selling to recreational customers as soon as November. Ermont hosted a community outreach meeting Wednesday night inside the Lincoln-Hancock School on its plans to begin recreational sales from … Read more