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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

Pedestrian Struck By Police Cruiser

Pedestrian Struck By Police Cruiser

By SCOTT JACKSON A 79-year-old man remained in critical condition Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a Quincy police cruiser responding to an emergency call earlier in the day. Quincy police said officers were responding to a medical call with CPR in progress at approximately 7:21 a.m. Wednesday. As officers responded, with emergency lights … Read more

Quincy Ferry Resumes Service

Quincy Ferry Resumes Service

By SCOTT JACKSON The boat that has ferried passengers between Quincy, Winthrop and Boston since 2016 resumed service this week. The Valkyrie, the 73-passenger ferry, was taken out of service in June after one of its engines overheated and was deemed beyond repair. A spokeswoman for the town of Winthrop, which owns the ferry, said … Read more

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Quincy Residents Hit Hard By Competitive Electric Suppliers, AG Says

A report released Thursday by Attorney General Maura Healey shows that even while rapid growth of municipal aggregation programs continues to improve choices for electric customers, Massachusetts residents who contract individually with competitive electric suppliers continue to lose millions of dollars per year. Quincy is among the cities with the most residents hit hard by … Read more

Barry J. Welch Soccer Field Dedication Ceremony Aug. 24

Barry J. Welch Soccer Field Dedication Ceremony Aug. 24

Varsity Soccer Field in Merrymount Park will be dedicated in the name of Barry J. Welch, the city’s long-time recreation director who served in the Quincy Recreation Department for 55 years, at a ceremony set for Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m., announces Mayor Thomas Koch. The ceremony will be followed by a celebration at … Read more

23 Candidates Running In Quincy Election

23 Candidates Running In Quincy Election

By SCOTT JACKSON The 23 candidates who submitted their nomination papers to run in Quincy’s municipal election have qualified for the ballot, including the three candidates running for mayor, the five candidates seeking an at-large seat on the City Council, and the four candidates running for School Committee. The election will also feature contests for … Read more

House Advances Bill For Air Monitoring Station In Fore River Basin

House Advances Bill For Air Monitoring Station In Fore River Basin

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday to install an air quality monitoring station in the Fore River Basin, adjacent to the site of the proposed natural gas compressor station in North Weymouth. The bill, H.4008 An Act relative to air monitoring stations, was advanced by South Shore lawmakers in response to the troubling … Read more

North Quincy Big Y Closing Aug. 28

North Quincy Big Y Closing Aug. 28

By SCOTT JACKSON The Big Y store in North Quincy will close its doors for good on Aug. 28 after the company was unable to negotiate a lease extension. A spokeswoman for the Springfield-based chain of supermarkets said it would be closing its location at 475 Hancock St. because it was unable to negotiate a … Read more

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Quincy ‘Neat Neighbors’ Contest Underway

Mayor Thomas Koch announces the return of the City’s “Neat Neighbors” contest that recognizes property owners that do an excellent job maintaining their home or business. Friends, relatives, neighbors, or strangers can nominate an address for recognition from now through Labor Day by calling (617) 376-1251 or emailing pdoherty@quincyma.gov. “Beautification is a team effort and … Read more