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Healey-Driscoll Administration Unveils Historic Legislative Package for Veterans in Massachusetts

Governor Maura T. Healey today (Nov. 9th) filed legislation to increase benefits, modernize services and promote inclusivity for Massachusetts veterans. An Act Honoring, Empowering and Recognizing Our Servicemembers and Veterans (HERO Act) will have positive impacts for hundreds of thousands of veterans living in Massachusetts, including nearly 30,000 women veterans and thousands of LGBTQ+ veterans. This historic legislation marks the first time in 20 years that a Massachusetts Governor has specifically … Read more

Walter Hannon Parkway – Gen. McConville Intersection Project Proposed Work Activities Week Of Nov. 13

MA Public Health Officials Urge Residents to Get Vaccinated Ahead of the Holiday Season

As the weather gets colder and with holiday gatherings just around the corner, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) urges residents to get vaccinated. “With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, now is a great time for those preparing to celebrate with friends and loved ones to get vaccinated for flu, COVID-19, and RSV, if … Read more

Massachusetts State Treasurer Warns Citizens of Fraudulent Phone Calls

Illegitimate calls are being made claiming to be from the Massachusetts Office of the State Treasurer. The calls state, “you owe money to the Treasury to avoid an arrest for drug possession.” According to Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, these calls are a scam and have not been made by Treasury. The Treasurer and her office want … Read more

Quincy Voters Decide 5 Contested Races Tuesday; Polls Open 7 A.M. To 8 P.M.

By SCOTT JACKSON Thirty-five percent of Quincy’s 63,700 registered voters are expected to cast ballots in Tuesday’s municipal election, which features contested races for mayor, City Council and School Committee. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Topping the ballot in this year’s election is the contest for mayor between … Read more

State Health Officials Announce Sixth Human Case of West Nile Virus

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on Nov. 1 announced the sixth human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Massachusetts resident this year. The individual is a male in his 70s who was likely exposed in Middlesex County. The risk of human infection with WNV is moderate in parts of Greater Boston … Read more

Person Who Made Bomb Threats Against Quincy Schools Has Been Identified, Superintendent Says

By SCOTT JACKSON The individual who made bombs threats against two of Quincy’s schools last week has been identified and will be charged, Supt. Kevin Mulvey said Tuesday. Mulvey announced the individual would be charged in a letter to the school community. “As you know, last week on October 25 and 26, 2023, Quincy High … Read more

Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office Selected as a Pilot Site for Nationwide Anti-Stigma Initiative

Sheriff Patrick W. McDermott on Tuesday announced that the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) has been selected as a pilot site for the nationwide Anti-Stigma Initiative launched by the Addiction Policy Forum. The Anti-Stigma Initiative includes over 100 pilot sites nationwide with the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office being the only jail in New England to … Read more

‘Candy Cane Dreams’ Selected Theme Of 70th Annual Christmas Parade

The Quincy Christmas Festival Committee announces the theme for the 70th Annual Christmas Parade has been selected after the traditional public contest held to select the theme. “Candy Cane Dreams” was selected from the more than 30 entries submitted to the committee for consideration. This year’s winning entry was submitted by Quincy resident Mia Sorgi. … Read more

30 Quincy Properties Receive ‘Neat Neighbors’ Award

Thirty properties in Quincy have been selected to receive the 2023 “Neat Neighbors” award from the Department of Natural Resources, Mayor Thomas Koch announces. The contest aims to recognize Quincy residents that maintain their properties in the spirit of a cleaner and greener Quincy. The contest was created by Koch in the late-1990s when he … Read more