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QHS Class Of 1974 Donates $500 To Quincy Relief Fund; Challenges QHS, NQHS Grads To Support Effort

The Quincy High School Class of 1974 has donated $500 from their class reunion fund to the Quincy Relief Fund. Grants from the fund are dedicated to members of the community and organizations in the most need during the COVID-19 pandemic and health emergency. At this time, the QHS Class of 1974 is challenging other … Read more

CARES Act Unemployment Benefits For Self-Employed, Gig Economy, Other Workers Implemented

The Baker-Polito Administration announced April 20th that Massachusetts residents who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits can now apply online for the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. The new federal PUA program provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason but are not … Read more

Quincy Motel To Serve As Isolation Center

By SCOTT JACKSON The Howard Johnson’s motel on Hancock Street has been repurposed as an isolation and quarantine center amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Thomas Koch announced the motel would be used as an isolation and quarantine center for guests of Father Bill’s Place, in partnership with Manet Community Health Center. Group testing of Father … Read more

DeCristofaro Chosen As Next Quincy College President

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy College’s board of governors has chosen the longtime leader of the Quincy Public Schools to serve as the college’s next president. The board on Thursday unanimously voted to begin contract talks with Richard DeCristofaro to make him the new president of the city-owned college. DeCristofaro, age 68, has served as the … Read more

Massachusetts Announces Initial Implementation Of New Federal Unemployment Benefits From CARES Act

The Baker-Polito Administration announced Thursday (April 9th) details for the initial implementation of federal unemployment benefits in the CARES Act, the federal based COVID-19 relief package. This federal program, enacted on March 27, will be administered by states. The announcement reflects the first set of partial guidance that Massachusetts will immediately implement to support unemployed … Read more

YMCA Community Support Challenge Rallies Support For Local Restaurants, Retailers Providing Meals, Supplies For Food Pantry Participants

  The South Shore YMCA is launching a weekly COVID-19 Community Support Challenge to rally support for local restaurants and retailers who are providing warm meals, supplies and a bit of joy for the Y’s food pantry participants, emergency shelter guests and kids and teachers at the Y’s emergency childcare centers. The idea began with … Read more

Increased Resources For Health Care Providers, Expanded Support For Long-Term Care Facilities, COVID-19 Testing Initiatives

The Baker-Polito Administration announced Tuesday (April 7) a new financial package to support providers through the MassHealth program. The administration also announced new resources to support older adults living in long-term care facilities and their families, including a Nursing Home Mobile Testing Program and a Nursing Home Family Resource Line. Earlier Tuesday, the Administration and … Read more

$2 Million Awarded To City For Seawalls Damaged During March 2018 Storms

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), along with Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), announce the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the City of Quincy just over $2 million to fortify the seawall at Adam’s Shore and Houghs Neck, which was damaged during the March 2018 Nor’easters. “This long-overdue FEMA … Read more

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Partners with ConvenientMD Urgent Care to Open Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site In Quincy

ConvenientMD and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation are partnering to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site starting at noon on Friday, April 3rd at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Quincy headquarters’ parking lot, located at 1600 Colony Dr. “This creative partnership with ConvenientMD is designed to help provide timely, easy and critical access to COVID-19 … Read more

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Additional Steps To Encourage Social Distancing At State Parks, Beaches

Governor Charlie Baker Thursday (April 2) issued an emergency order requiring all coastal beach reservation parking areas managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to close effective 12:00 PM on Friday, April 3, 2020 to reduce large concentrations of people at beaches during the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, effective at noon on Friday, April … Read more