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Mass. Lawmakers Announce One-Time Tax Rebates

By SCOTT JACKSON The leaders of the Massachusetts legislature on Thursday announced they have struck a deal to provide eligible taxpayers with a one-time economic-relief tax rebate. The rebate will be worth $250 for taxpayers who filed as individuals and $500 for married taxpayers who filed joint returns. House Speaker Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy) and Senate … Read more

Two Bodies Found Near Southern Artery

By SCOTT JACKSON Foul play is not suspected in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in the vicinity of Southern Artery on Thursday morning, Quincy police said. Lt. Daniel Guarente on Friday said the two bodies were found shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Thursday by a passerby on a walking trail near … Read more

City Taking Step Back On Furnace Brook Plans

By SCOTT JACKSON Neighborhood residents and golfers alike suggested dozens of ideas they want to see incorporated into plans for improvements to Furnace Brook Golf Course and Forbes Hill Park during a community workshop. More than 60 people attended the two-hour workshop held on June 28 inside the clubhouse at the course on Reservoir Road. … Read more

Baker Signs VOTES ACT Into Law

Gov. Charlie Baker signed the VOTES Act into law this week, permanently codifying expanded voter access first made popular in Massachusetts during 2020, following recent votes by the Senate and House approving the legislation earlier this session. This sweeping voter reform encompasses a number of programs and supports to increase voter access, including mail-in and … Read more

Quincy City Council Approves Bond For New Animal Shelter

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors on Tuesday gave their approval to a $15 million bond to pay for the construction of a new building on Quarry Street that will provide a new home for the Quincy Animal Shelter, the city’s animal control officer, and the Police Department’s K-9 unit. Councillors approved the bond in a … Read more

Quincy Public Schools EDI Director Hired

By SCOTT JACKSON An administrator from the Boston Public Schools has been named the new director of equity, diversity and inclusion for the Quincy Public Schools. Supt. Kevin Mulvey announced the hiring of the new EDI director on June 10 amid a flurry of personnel moves, which will also see the city’s two high schools … Read more

Russell Park To Close For Two Months

By SCOTT JACKSON Part of a Quincy Center roadway will be closed for two months this summer as work continues on a pair of nearby developments. A portion of Russell Park will be closed starting on June 27 through approximately Sept. 2, the developer, FoxRock Properties, announced in a message to the community. “We evaluated … Read more

QC Nursing Students Eligible For On-Campus Housing At ENC

In a unique partnership between Quincy College and neighboring Eastern Nazarene College (ENC), a limited number of students enrolling in Quincy College’ s nursing programs for the 2022-23 academic year will be eligible to live in a dedicated housing area on the ENC campus. The announcement was made June 9 in a Quincy College press … Read more

Restaurant To Replace Quincy Center Bar

By SCOTT JACKSON A local restaurateur plans to convert a long-time Quincy Center barroom into a new restaurant specializing in pub fare. The Board of License Commissioners on Tuesday approved the transfer of the all-alcohol license held by Tully’s Café to the new restaurant, Kilroy’s on the Square, which will move into the former home … Read more

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