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Lady Remembered: City Dedicates Abigail Adams Statue At Hancock-Adams Common

Blue Hills Deer Management Program Begins Nov. 7

 Beginning on Monday, Nov. 7, and continuing through Wednesday, Nov. 23, (Monday-Thursday only) the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will implement the 2022 Blue Hills Deer Management Program, at the Blue Hills Reservation in the Town of Milton. The 2022 management plan utilizes controlled hunting as part of DCR’s efforts to manage the high deer densities within … Read more

MBTA General Manager To Resign

By SCOTT JACKSON MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak on Tuesday announced he will resign from his position in early January, days before the state’s new governor takes office. Poftak, who has been the head of the transit agency since January 2019, announced his resignation in a letter to MBTA employees. “It is with mixed emotions … Read more

Abigail Adams Statue Dedication Saturday At Hancock-Adams Common

By SCOTT JACKSON Up to 500 people are expected on hand on Saturday morning as the city unveils a new statue of Abigail Adams within the Hancock-Adams Common in Quincy Center. The ceremony to unveil the new statue of nation’s second first lady will take place on Saturday starting at 11 a.m., rain or shine. … Read more

Public Safety Unions Agree To Three-Year Contracts

The city’s three unions representing police officers and firefighters have agreed to new three-year contracts that include a 9 percent salary increase and the reinstatement of education incentives for younger first responders, the Administration of Mayor Thomas P. Koch announced Tuesday. “We have the best Police and Fire Department in the entire Commonwealth, and these … Read more

Quincy Teachers Seek ‘Fair, Equitable’ Contract

By SCOTT JACKSON With dozens of educators in attendance, members of the Quincy Education Association spoke out at Wednesday’s School Committee meeting, saying that they want a “fair and equitable” contract for the teachers’ union. Mayor Thomas Koch meanwhile told The Sun that the school board is willing to give the union the same raises … Read more

Nomination Papers Available Nov. 15 For Ward 4 Special Election

By SCOTT JACKSON Nomination papers for candidates interested in running for the Ward 4 seat on the City Council will be made available on Nov. 15, City Clerk Nicole Crispo said Wednesday. The nomination papers cannot be made available until after city councillors set the timeline for the election, she said. Councillors will do so … Read more

69th Parade Theme Selected: “Christmas Through The Decades”

The Christmas Festival Committee announces that the theme for the Quincy Christmas Parade has been selected from over 50 entries submitted to name the theme for the 69th edition of the City of Quincy’s annual parade. This year’s theme winner is “Christmas Through the Decades.” The winning entry was submitted by JoJo Hallisey who is … Read more

MA Public Health Officials Urge Vaccinations For Flu, COVID-19 As Flu Season Begins

With flu season underway, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging residents to get their flu shot and get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for which they are eligible. October is an ideal time to get a flu vaccine before the flu season reaches its peak. Every person over the age of 6 … Read more

City Launches New Audio Tour On Hancock-Adams Common

The City of Quincy’s Tourism and Historic Heritage Departments have teamed up with international audio guide vendor Guide-ID to help visitors unlock and explore the stories of the Hancock Adams Common, both past and present. Guide-ID helps museums, historic and other site to share their stories with their constituents. The company’s global reach extends from … Read more