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Concert Featuring Broadway Vocalist Jean Danton Postponed To May 15

A concert originally scheduled for Sunday, May 1 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Thomas Crane Public Library featuring Jean Danton with accompaniment by pianist Luke Molloy has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. Please the Thomas Crane Public Library website or the library’s Events Calendar for any additional updated information. Jean … Read more

City Council Meeting Cancelled

By SCOTT JACKSON Monday’s meeting of the Quincy City Council has been cancelled because of COVID-19. City Clerk Nicole Crispo said the meeting was called off because one councillor had tested positive for COVID-19 and several others had been exposed. The council’s finance committee, which consists of all nine councillors, had been scheduled to meet … Read more

Face Coverings No Longer Required For MBTA, Airport Travelers

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), MBTA and the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) are announcing updates to masking requirements following a U.S. District Court judge’s decision on Monday voiding the national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation. Beginning Tuesday (April 19), the mask mandate on MBTA vehicles and MBTA properties will be lifted … Read more

Megan Allen Retiring As Thomas Crane Public Library Director

Megan Allen will retire as the director of the Thomas Crane Public Library later this spring after a career spanning more than 35 years at one of the state’s most visited library systems, the last nine years at its helm, the mayor’s office announced Tuesday. Allen started working as a librarian TCPL in 1986, serving … Read more

Baker-Polito Administration Announces School Vacation Week State Park Programming

The Baker-Polito Administration announces the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will offer free and low-cost family-friendly programs during the upcoming April school vacation week. Programming begins on Saturday, April 16, and is available throughout the state. Visitors will be able to participate in a variety of programming, including scavenger hunts, wildlife tracking, fishing, … Read more

City Commissioning New Abigail Adams Statue For Hancock-Adams Common

Mayor Thomas P. Koch announced this week that the city will shift gears in its planning and will commission a new statue of Abigail Adams to be placed on the Hancock-Adams Common. The mayor said creating a place of prominence to honor Abigail and her role as a defining voice of the Revolutionary Era has … Read more

Baker Signs ‘Nero’s Law’

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito on Tuesday joined Secretary of Public Safety and Security Terrence Reidy, legislators and public safety officials at the Yarmouth Police Department for a ceremonial bill signing of An Act allowing humane transportation of K9 partners, also known as “Nero’s Law.” The bill was sponsored by Representative Steven … Read more

Deadline For Quincy Votes! Logo Design Contest Entries Extended To May 15

Presidents Coast Notice Of Community Engagement; Announces Third Community Meeting And Walk

The consultant team working with the City of Quincy on the “Presidents Coast: Quincy’s Pedestrian Way” project is seeking community feedback. Presidents Coast has been envisioned as a citywide network of pedestrian/bicycle trails that will connect multiple residential neighborhoods to Quincy Center and shared natural resources, such as the waterfront and marshes. The project seeks … Read more

Quincy Seeking Public Engagement On Housing Production

The City of Quincy, through an advisory committee, and in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), is continuing the process of developing a new five-year Housing Production Plan (HPP).  HPPs are plans that help municipalities better understand local housing needs and opportunities; and they set a vision for future development with a focus on affordable housing. The city held a … Read more