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Roadwork Underway In Quincy

Various public works projects – include repairs to water mains, sewers and roadways – is underway now in Quincy. Water main work is happening on Darrow Street, Manet Avenue, Mears Avenue and Shed Street.  Water service is scheduled to be shut down for one day each on Darrow and Manet on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. Roadway … Read more

Quincy Launching Covid Memories Project

The Covid-19 pandemic will mark a unique place in history, one that has and is effecting every individual on different levels. The City of Quincy, in collaboration with the Thomas Crane Public Library, the Quincy400 and Quincy Access Television, has created the Quincy Covid Memories Project to offer individuals living and working in the City … Read more

Memorial, Flag Day Parades Cancelled

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy’s Memorial and Flag Day parades won’t be held year amid the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Thomas Koch said, and the annual Squirrel Run road race has likewise been cancelled. The city has traditionally commemorated Memorial Day with a parade through Quincy Center followed by an observance ceremony at Mount Wollaston Cemetery. Koch … Read more

Baker Orders Use Of Masks, Face Coverings In Public Where Social Distancing Not Possible

The Baker-Polito Administration on Friday (May 1) issued an order requiring the use of masks or face coverings in public places where they cannot socially distance from others. The Administration also announced expanded community health center COVID-19 testing capacity at centers throughout the Commonwealth. Mask and Face Covering Order: The Baker-Polito Administration has ordered all residents … Read more

$2 Million Available For Quincy Small Businesses

By SCOTT JACKSON The city of Quincy is making $2 million in grants available to small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Thomas Koch, U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, Quincy Chamber of Commerce President Tim Cahill and city planning director Jim Fatseas announced the establishment of the grant program Thursday. Applications were … Read more

Baker Extends Massachusetts Closures To May 18

By SCOTT JACKSON Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday said non-essential businesses in Massachusetts would remain closed for another two weeks until May 18 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and announced the formation of a task force to determine how businesses can re-open in a phased manner going forward. Baker also said the state’s stay-at-home advisory to … Read more

State Announces Federal Approval to Assist National School Lunch Program Participants

The Baker-Polito Administration on Thursday announced that it received federal approval to promote increased food security for families who participate in the United States Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program (NSLP) through an initiative called Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT. As of October 2019, more than 500,000 students receive free or reduced-price meals through the … Read more

City Announces COVID-19 Recovery Coach Initiative

The City of Quincy, in collaboration with Bay State Community Services (BSCS), is offering a new recovery coach initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this new initiative, Quincy residents experiencing substance use disorder (SUD) as well as their friends and family, will have access to a certified recovery coach 24 hours a day, … Read more

Superintendent’s Message In Response To MA Schools Closure For Remainder Of Academic Year

Dear Quincy Public Schools Students, Parents and Guardians, Today Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker announced that all Massachusetts schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.  While I am saddened by this news, I am grateful to Governor Baker and Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley for their leadership in keeping … Read more

Quincy’s Anonymous ‘Bar Pizza Bandit’ Donates Pizza To Local First Responders

By KERRY BYRNE Quincy’s mysterious “bar pizza bandit” has become one of the community’s most beloved charitable figures during the battle against Covid-19. Her anonymous and generous donations to local first responders over the past two weeks have generated thousands of likes, comments and shares on social media — not to mention the appreciation of the brave folks on the front lines of … Read more