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Quincy Police Dog Dies After Medical Emergency

Quincy Police Dog Dies After Medical Emergency

By SCOTT JACKSON One of the Quincy Police Department’s dogs died Saturday afternoon after suffering a medical emergency. Major, the K-9 partner of officer Ken Wood, suffered a medical emergency while at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium on Saturday, police said. Major was transported to the VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, with assistance from Braintree … Read more

Quincy Receives $2 Million Grant For Downtown Work

Quincy Receives $2 Million Grant For Downtown Work

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy received a $2 million grant from the state on Friday that will be used to pay for the construction of a second driveway to access the new garage under construction on the former Hancock Lot. Mayor Thomas Koch accepted the MassWorks grant from Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito … Read more

Board Approves Project At Quincy Medical Center Site

Board Approves Project At Quincy Medical Center Site

By SCOTT JACKSON The Planning Board approved a developer’s proposal to build 465 apartments on the site of Quincy Medical Center – a project that opposed by area residents and several city councillors over concerns about its size and impact on the surrounding neighborhood. The board approved Quincy-based FoxRock Properties’ plan for the 14.97-acre site … Read more

Zoning Rules For Marijuana Establishments Approved

Zoning Rules For Marijuana Establishments Approved

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors approved a zoning ordinance regulating where marijuana dispensaries can open in Quincy. The legislation also ties their business hours to those of liquor stores. Councillors approved the ordinance, which Mayor Thomas Koch introduced in February 2018, on Dec. 2 in an 8-0 vote after making several amendments to the bill. … Read more

Average Residential Tax Bill Up $271

Average Residential Tax Bill Up $271

By SCOTT JACKSON The average owner of a single-family home in Quincy will see their property taxes increase by $271 next year, with the average tax bill rising to more than $6,100. Mark Cavanagh, the city’s director of municipal finance, on Dec. 2 told the City Council that the average single-family residential tax bill will … Read more

Quincy To Ban Plastic Bags March 1

Quincy To Ban Plastic Bags March 1

By SCOTT JACKSON Most single-use plastic bags will no longer be offered at Quincy retailers starting in March, after city councillors voted to ban them. Councillors voted 8-0 on Dec. 2 in favor of legislation introduced earlier this year by Mayor Thomas Koch and Ward 4 Councillor Brian Palmucci to ban the use of most … Read more

Independent Prosecutor Appointed For McCallum Case

Independent Prosecutor Appointed For McCallum Case

By SCOTT JACKSON A former Massachusetts secretary of public safety has been appointed to prosecute the criminal cases against the two men charged in connection with a fight outside the Nickerson Post in Squantum that resulted in the death of a 44-year-old father of three from Bridgewater. Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey on Thursday named … Read more

New Interim President Takes Over At Quincy College

New Interim President Takes Over At Quincy College

Dr. Daniel M. Asquino has started his new role as the interim president at Quincy College. Asquino was appointed to the temporary position by the Quincy College Board of Governors on Oct. 23. The Board of Governors, which has been working with a search committee to find a permanent president, selected Asquino, a veteran state … Read more

‘Mass Most Wanted’ Playing Cards Launched At Norfolk County Correctional Center

‘Mass Most Wanted’ Playing Cards Launched At Norfolk County Correctional Center

Norfolk County Sheriff Jerry P. McDermott was joined by District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey and police chiefs from across the county at the Norfolk County Correctional Center Sept. 24 to announce the launch of the “Mass Most Wanted” playing cards in the jail. Based upon success in other states, Sheriff McDermott created decks of ‘playing … 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