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MA Dept. Of Public Health Offers Summer Safety Guidance

With summer weather approaching, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) reminds residents to take recommended precautions to keep everyone, especially young children, safe this summer. Prevent Tick Bites Ticks can make you sick when they bite. They most commonly live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas. Ticks only attach when you come into direct … 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

QUINCY VOTES! co-founders Maggie McKee (left) and Liz Speakman (right) say the newly formed group will strive to increase civic engagement and turnout in future local elections and has five working groups: voter education and engagement, voter registration, community building, data, and youth. Quincy Votes! is non-partisan and will not be endorsing candidates in future campaigns, the founders said.           Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy Votes! Group Aims To Increase Turnout, Civic Engagement; Announce Logo Contest

By SCOTT JACKSON Last fall, fewer than 17 percent of Quincy’s registered voters went to the polls in a municipal election that included contested City Council and School Committee races. A new group formed following the election hopes to change that. Liz Speakman, who ran for School Committee last year, and Maggie McKee, a volunteer … 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

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