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City Seeking Trees For Holiday Lighting Displays

The City of Quincy is seeking donated trees for the downtown and neighborhood Christmas tree-lighting displays.  Every year, Quincy residents have donated trees to be displayed as the centerpieces of the Christmas lighting displays. Quincy is looking for Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce, or other large evergreen species.  Trees must range from 25 feet to 45 … Read more

State Health Officials Announce Sixth Human Case of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday (Oct. 7) announced the sixth human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The individual is a male in his 60s who was likely exposed to the virus in Middlesex County in an area already known to be at increased risk. The … Read more

Hughes Nominated For Boston Clerk Magistrate Post

By SCOTT JACKSON Former Quincy City Councillor Kirsten Hughes has been nominated to serve as the next clerk magistrate of the South Boston Division of the Boston Municipal Court. Gov. Charlie Baker announced Hughes’ nomination on Wednesday along with two other judicial nominations. Her appointment is subject to confirmation from the Governor’s Council. “Each of … Read more

Two Quincy Police Officers Promoted

By SCOTT JACKSON A pair of Quincy police officers with more than 40 years of combined service in the department were promoted at a ceremony inside City Hall on Tuesday before an audience of family members, friends and fellow officers. The two newly promoted officers, Lt. Sean Biggins and Sgt. James Goldrick, were sworn-in Tuesday … Read more

Andronico, Cain Want To Explore Residency Requirement For New City Hires

By SCOTT JACKSON Two city councillors on Monday will put forward a resolution asking the Koch administration to consider potential avenues for enacting a residency requirement for new municipal employees in Quincy. Councillors Anthony Andronico and Ian Cain will introduce the resolution asking about the residency requirement when councillors meet Monday evening. The meeting will … Read more

Abigail Adams Statue Dedication Nov. 5

Mayor Thomas P. Koch and the City of Quincy will honor the legacy of the Second First Lady of the United States of America, Abigail Adams in a statue dedication ceremony to be held on Saturday, Nov. 5th at 11 a.m. on the Hancock Adams Common, 1305 Hancock St. in Quincy. The 7-foot bronze statue … Read more

‘Joe Finn Building’ Dedicated In Quincy Center

By SCOTT JACKSON A newly renovated building with 22 units of affordable housing located in the heart of Quincy Center was dedicated Friday morning. The building, located at 1433 Hancock St., was named the Joe Finn Building in honor of Finn, a longtime advocate for affordable housing and a former member of the Quincy City … Read more

Supreme Judicial Court Sides With Boston In Long Island Bridge Dispute

By SCOTT JACKSON The state’s highest court on Monday ruled in favor of the city Boston in the dispute over the Long Island Bridge, finding the Quincy Conservation Commission’s denial of a permit for the project was properly preempted by a subsequent order issued by state regulators. Quincy argued before the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) … Read more

Baker Signs Executive Order To Protect Access To Reproductive Health Care Services

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade on Friday (June 24), Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order to protect access to reproductive health care services in the Commonwealth. “I am deeply disappointed in today’s decision by the Supreme Court which will have major consequences for women across the country … Read more

Baker Signs VOTES ACT Into Law

Gov. Charlie Baker signed the VOTES Act into law this week, permanently codifying expanded voter access first made popular in Massachusetts during 2020, following recent votes by the Senate and House approving the legislation earlier this session. This sweeping voter reform encompasses a number of programs and supports to increase voter access, including mail-in and … Read more