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Massachusetts Observes Overdose Awareness Day

Massachusetts is observing Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day – a day held to remember the lives lost to overdoses, to dispel stigma surrounding addictions and to offer hope and recognize individuals’ recovery from substance use disorder. In observance of the day, and in memory of individuals lost due to substance use disorder, all four … Read more

Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile Visits Quincy Four Times In September

September is childhood cancer awareness month. The Boston Children’s Hospital bloodmobile is coming to Quincy for four days in September to honor “Mighty Quinn” and “Super Ellie” and to promote blood donations as a way to support families battling cancer. The Waters and Niland families have deep roots of family and friends in Quincy. The … Read more

Additional City Unions Ratify Contracts

Joining Quincy police and firefighters, hundreds of more city employees have agreed to a two-year contract that will provide a 3 percent raise effective immediately, Mayor Thomas Koch announced Monday. Unions representing the city’s laborers, public building maintenance workers, librarians and city office clerical and administrative workers all voted to support the support the agreement … Read more

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Quincy, City Now At Moderate Risk

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Friday confirmed that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Quincy. There have been three West Nile virus-positive Culex pipiens/restuans complex mosquito pools identified from samples collected between July 21 and Aug. 17. Quincy’s risk level has been raised to moderate. To date this year, … Read more

Steps To Lower Chance Of Tree Damage During A Storm

From flooding to extreme winds, storms can wreak havoc, causing broken branches, uprooted trees, and even safety risks.  However, there are steps you can take to lower the chance of damage during a storm – and they don’t take long. “With a few simple steps, homeowners can do important care and maintenance to keep their … Read more

Quincy Schools Keeping Mask Mandate

By SCOTT JACKSON Masks will continue to be required for Quincy Public Schools students and staff at the start of the new academic year next month. The School Committee held a special meeting on Wednesday to review its policy on communicable diseases, including face coverings, ahead of the 2021-22 school year. The committee left in … Read more

District Attorney Rules March Shooting Death Justified

Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey has completed his investigation into the March 26, 2021 shooting death of Eric M. Leach in the city Quincy and found the use of deadly force by a State Police Officer to have been justified as a matter of law. Leach, 37, had committed the armed robbery of a … Read more

Koch Appointed To New MBTA Board

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch has been named to the new seven-member board that will have oversight over the MBTA. Koch was appointed to the MBTA Board of Directors on Tuesday, becoming the first member of the new board that was created by legislation approved by Beacon Hill earlier this year. Koch was … Read more

Overnight Lane, Ramp Closures For Light Installations On Route 3 And I-93 Northbound, Southbound At The Braintree Split

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announces temporary overnight lane and ramp closures and short-term rolling roadblocks on Route 3 and I-93 northbound and southbound at the Braintree Split on weeknights Sunday through Thursday night, starting Wednesday, Aug. 18 through Thursday, Sept. 9. These lane closures will be implemented each evening between 9:00 p.m. and … Read more

Three New Quincy Public Schools Principals Named

By SCOTT JACKSON Supt. Kevin Mulvey has announced the hiring of three new Quincy Public Schools principals ahead of the upcoming academic year. Keith Ford has been named the new principal at North Quincy High, Derek Lakey will serve as the new principal at South-West Middle School and Natacha Dieudonné will become the principal at … Read more