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Marina Bay Ferry To Winthrop And Boston Returns May 30

The Marina Bay Ferry/Winthrop Valkyrie will return to service beginning Tuesday, May 30. Mayor Thomas P. Koch said the City of Quincy will once again partner with the Town of Winthrop to provide ferry service from Quincy to Winthrop and Boston. Ferry service will include water transportation to and from Squantum Point Park/Marina Bay, the … Read more

18 Quincy Residents Have Pulled Nomination Papers

By SCOTT JACKSON Eighteen Quincy residents had taken out nomination papers to run for office in this year’s municipal election as of Wednesday, setting up potential races for a pair of seats on the City Council, for School Committee, and for mayor. Incumbent Councillor at-large Nina Liang, a Grandview Avenue resident, pulled nomination papers Wednesday … Read more

Koch Proposes $405.78 Million Budget For Fiscal Year 2024

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch on Monday unveiled his $405.78 million general budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, an 8.8 percent increase over the current fiscal year’s spending plan. The increase in the budget will allow the city to meet the terms of new collective bargaining agreements for workers, create … Read more

Advocates Raise Concern That Lifting Universal Mask Mandate Leaves Most Vulnerable At Risk

As the Massachusetts COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ends on May 11, public health advocates are calling upon hospitals, doctors, and other health providers to adopt masking policies that will continue to provide access to safer environments for their patients and their staff who are immunocompromised or otherwise at higher risk for the severe consequences of … Read more

Sea Street Fire Still Under Investigation

By SCOTT JACKSON The cause of the Sea Street fire that damaged two homes on Saturday remains under investigation, Quincy’s fire chief said Wednesday. “We’re still trying to come up with a determination, but we do know that it started on the back porch,” Fire Chief Joseph Jackson said, adding that “everything is still on … Read more

MA Dept. Of Public Health Advises Consumers To Discard Mung Bean Sprouts From Chang Farm

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is advising consumers that Chang Farm in Whatley, MA is recalling mung bean sprouts because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that Chang Farm has voluntarily recalled all 10-pound bulk bags, as well as 12-ounce retail bags with a … Read more

Koch Announces Re-Election Bid For 7th Term

Mayor Thomas P. Koch on Tuesday announced his candidacy for a 7th term as the city’s mayor with plans for a campaign kick-off event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 in the Tirrell Room of the Quincy Lodge of Elks on Quarry Street. Here is the text of the mayor’s re-election campaign press release (the … Read more

13 Residents Pull Nomination Papers

By SCOTT JACKSON Thirteen Quincy residents have taken out nomination papers to run office in this fall’s municipal election, setting up potential contests for Ward 2 seat on the City Council and for School Committee. Incumbent Ward 2 Councillor Anthony Andronico, a Nichol Street resident, and incumbent Ward 3 Councillor Ian Cain, a Forbes Hill … Read more

Quincy Schools Won’t Close For Lunar New Year

By SCOTT JACKSON The Quincy Public Schools will not close in observance of Lunar New Year next year despite a push by students and other community members to make it a new school holiday. The School Committee on May 3 voted 6-1 to approve a calendar for the 2023-2024 academic year that did not include … Read more

World Labyrinth Day Celebration May 7 At United First Parish Church

United First Parish Church will hold a worship service entitled “Solvitur Ambulando” on Sunday, May 7th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to explore and celebrate the labyrinth experience. After the service and refreshments – weather permitting – members Claire Fitzmaurice and Beth Cook will mark out a temporary 7-circuit labyrinth on the lawn of the Thomas Crane … Read more