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QEA Endorses Perdios, Speakman In School Board Race

At a special vote of the Quincy Education Association’s (QEA) Executive Board on Aug. 12, the Executive Board unanimously approved the recommendations of the Candidate Recommendation Committee to endorse School Committee candidates Courtney Perdios and Liz Speakman in this fall’s municipal election. The QEA announced the endorsements in a statement: “A current School Committee member, … Read more

USPS Unveils New Backyard Games Forever Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday celebrated the outdoor recreational games that Americans play with vibrant new stamps during a dedication ceremony at the opening of the Great American Stamp Show 2021, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The pane of 16 stamps features eight designs illustrating eight backyard games … Read more

Bellotti Withdraws From City Council Race

By SCOTT JACKSON Michael Bellotti on Thursday announced he is no longer seeking a seat on the Quincy City Council this fall. Bellotti had qualified for the ballot in the race for the three at-large seats on the council. In a statement to The Sun, Bellotti said he would be forgoing a bid for a … Read more

Quincy Population Tops 101,000

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy’s population has surpassed 101,000 residents, an increase of more than 10 percent over the past decade, according to recently released federal census figures. The data also show that Quincy has become more diverse since the last decennial census. The US Census Bureau on Thursday released results of the 2020 survey that … Read more

Route 3 Billboard Nixed By Applicant

By SCOTT JACKSON The developer seeking permission to install a digital billboard along Route 3 in Quincy – a proposal that drew opposition from Quincy and Braintree residents and elected officials – has withdrawn his request to do so. The John Flatley Company had been seeking approval from the Quincy Zoning Board of Appeals to … Read more

Temporary Traffic Shift On Burgin Parkway Between Granite Street, Walter J. Hannon Parkway

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announces crews will be shifting traffic lanes along a section of the Burgin Parkway, between Granite Street and Walter J. Hannon Parkway, in Quincy. The traffic pattern change operations are scheduled to take place on Friday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The northbound lane of traffic … Read more

Portion Of Hancock Street Closed For Paving

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 4, Hancock Street will be closed to through traffic for paving work from School Street to Granite Street, city officials have announced. Work is scheduled to commence at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday to begin the grinding of the roadway. This work is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. Paving will begin Saturday, … Read more

Massachusetts Issues Updated Mask Guidance

By SCOTT JACKSON Massachusetts officials are now recommending certain individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 wear face masks indoors in light of the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant. State officials have also released new guidance for the upcoming academic year encouraging school districts to let fully vaccinated students go without masks and … Read more

21 Candidates Qualify For Quincy Election

By SCOTT JACKSON Twenty-one residents have qualified for the ballot in this fall’s municipal election, which will feature four contested City Council races and a race for three seats on the School Committee. There will be a preliminary election in the School Committee race next month. Would-be candidates had until the end of the business … Read more

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Mosquitoes From Quincy

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Quincy. There was one WNV-positive Culex pipiens/restuans complex mosquito sample (pool) identified from samples collected July 21. The City of Quincy remains at low risk level, health officials said Tuesday. To date, for 2021, the … Read more