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Flagging Accuracy At Wollaston Beach Averaged 25% For The 2020, 2021 Beach Seasons

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay issued a mid-summer special report July 28th on beach posting and flagging accuracy on the Bay State’s ocean beaches owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Based on their review of 1,500 data points from 15 beaches from 2016 – 2021, the accuracy of postings required by the Department of Public … Read more

Sewer Overflow Reported On Perry Road; No Risk To Public Health, Safety

A sanitary sewer overflow was reported on Perry Road in Wollaston on Thursday. The overflow was reported at 20 Perry Rd., according to an email sent by the city’s Department of Public Works on Friday afternoon. The overflow was listed as ongoing as of then, with about 50 gallons of sewage being released per day. … Read more

State Auditor Candidate Anthony Amore In Quincy Aug. 9

On Tuesday, Aug. 9th, Republican candidate for State Auditor Anthony Amore will be in Quincy to talk art, history, and politics at ALBA Restaurant on Hancock Street.  As an investigator, author, and historian in his own right, Amore will be highlighting his work done as a special volunteer for the Massachusetts Historical Society to transcribe … Read more

Evening Shuttle Buses to Replace Red Line Trains between JFK/UMass and Braintree Aug. 1-4 and Aug. 8-11

The MBTA announces that shuttle buses will replace evening Red Line Braintree branch service beginning at approximately 9 p.m. through the end of service from Mondays to Thursdays for two consecutive weeks, between Aug. 1–4 and Aug. 8–11. “As the MBTA continues to work with the FTA on safety enhancements, the track and maintenance work … Read more

Supreme Judicial Court Sides With Boston In Long Island Bridge Dispute

By SCOTT JACKSON The state’s highest court on Monday ruled in favor of the city Boston in the dispute over the Long Island Bridge, finding the Quincy Conservation Commission’s denial of a permit for the project was properly preempted by a subsequent order issued by state regulators. Quincy argued before the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) … Read more

1515 Hancock St. Sold For $18 Million

City Realty Group announces the acquisition of a 132,000-square-foot, Class A office building located at 1515 Hancock St. in Quincy, for $18 million. Anchored by long term tenants such as Intellycare, Social Security Administration, and South Coast Career Development Administration, the building has been a fixture of Quincy’s bustling commercial district for decades. This 4-story … Read more

Senate Bill Includes $10M For Long Island Ferry Service

By SCOTT JACKSON A $10 billion transportation bond bill recently approved by the state Senate includes $10 million for new ferry service to Long Island. Sen. Nick Collins (D-Boston) proposed including the $10 million for the ferry service in the bill, an amendment his colleagues adopted in a unanimous vote, according to the Boston Herald, … Read more

Good Health Closing At End Of August

By SCOTT JACKSON One of the longest-tenured businesses in Quincy Square, Good Health Natural Foods, is set to close at the end of the next month. “It is very sad,” store owner Dianne Maturo said Thursday in a phone interview. Good Health offers a variety of organic fruits and vegetables, as well as all-natural health … Read more

Quincy Named A Top 100 Place To Live In America

Quincy, MA has been named a Top 100 Best Place to Live in America by Livability.com, outpacing more than 2,000 cities with populations between 20,000 and 500,000 in this data-driven ranking. The new rankings, sponsored by eXp Realty, are the culmination of months of extensive research into relocation trends, economic variables and factors that influence … Read more

Mass. Legislature Unanimously Passes $52.7B Budget

The Massachusetts Legislature on Monday unanimously passed a $52.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). This budget upholds fiscal responsibility and makes targeted investments to strengthen the state’s economic foundation, protect the most vulnerable residents and support the everyday needs of communities and families in the Commonwealth. “Massachusetts is resilient, and this budget helps us … Read more