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Merrymount Parkway Construction Begins Aug. 1st

Mayor Thomas Koch announces that construction on Merrymount Parkway will begin Monday, Aug. 1st. The project will improve the road and sidewalks, plant new trees, add bike lanes, and give the roadway much more of a parkway look.  The work is being done by contractor K.R. Rezendes, Inc.  of Assonet who was the low bidder … Read more

Residents Asked To Help Water New Trees

Natural Resources Commissioner Dave Murphy is requesting the help of Quincy residents with trees planted over the past three years.  During the significant drought of the summer of 2022, Murphy is asking residents to help water the new trees to increase their chances of thriving. “This has been a brutal stretch for our new trees … Read more

First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Sample Detected In Easton

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced Wednesday (July 12) that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year. The presence of WNV was confirmed by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory in a mosquito sample collected July 11th in the town of Easton in … Read more

Boston Woman Acquitted In Fatal 2019 Quincy Stabbing

A Boston woman has been acquitted of the July 4, 2019, stabbing manslaughter of her husband outside 10 South Central Ave. in Quincy. The acquittal was announced by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office Wednesday afternoon. Quincy police were called to the area shortly after 7 p.m. on July 4 and found Mr. Biqiang He, … Read more

Three Quincy Police Officers Promoted

By SCOTT JACKSON Three Quincy police officers received promotions during a City Hall ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, with dozens of family members, friends and fellow police officers in attendance. At Tuesday’s ceremony, Daniel Guarente was promoted to the rank of captain, Michael Duran to the rank of lieutenant and Andrew Sweeney to the rank of … Read more

Sheriff’s Are You OK? Program Saves Life Of Norfolk County Senior

Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott announced Tuesday (July 12) that the office’s “Are You OK?” program helped save the life of an area senior recently, and he praised the staff and first responders who were able to provide rapid care to the gentleman in distress. “This program saves lives,” said Sheriff McDermott, “and the quick … Read more

BBB Scam Alert: Enjoy Supporting Businesses On Prime Day, And Stay Alert For Online Scammers

By BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Prime Day has become a summer event, and Amazon (a BBB Accredited Business) isn’t the only retailer rolling out discounts on July 12 and 13, 2022. Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and many other companies are running their own sales. More deals are great for consumers, and more people out shopping is great for businesses large … Read more

Mass. Senate Passes Early Childhood Care, Education Bill

On July 7, the Massachusetts Senate passed comprehensive legislation to lower costs for early childhood care and education. The bill the Senate approved included language from a trio of amendments filed by Senator John F. Keenan to ensure proper oversight and representation on appointed boards tasked with educator workforce development and workplace childcare benefits. “The … Read more

Mass. Lawmakers Announce One-Time Tax Rebates

By SCOTT JACKSON The leaders of the Massachusetts legislature on Thursday announced they have struck a deal to provide eligible taxpayers with a one-time economic-relief tax rebate. The rebate will be worth $250 for taxpayers who filed as individuals and $500 for married taxpayers who filed joint returns. House Speaker Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy) and Senate … Read more

Two Bodies Found Near Southern Artery

By SCOTT JACKSON Foul play is not suspected in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in the vicinity of Southern Artery on Thursday morning, Quincy police said. Lt. Daniel Guarente on Friday said the two bodies were found shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Thursday by a passerby on a walking trail near … Read more