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Firefighters Battle Blaze At Twin Rivers Plant in Quincy Point

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy firefighters on Tuesday extinguished a two-alarm fire at the Twin Rivers Technology plant along the Fore River. Fire Chief Joseph Jackson on Wednesday said firefighters responded to the plant shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and a second alarm was struck soon after they arrived. Firefighters remained on scene for about … Read more

Quincy Band Boosters Kick Off Spring Fundraiser

The Quincy Band Boosters along with the students from the QNQ Band and Colorguard, and the students from the Quincy Public Middle Schools Band Programs, have kicked off its big Spring Fundraiser… SnapRaise! “Our goal is to raise money to help support and enhance the Quincy Public School’s Band and Instrumental Programs at all levels, … Read more

Councillors Question Pine Hill Plans

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors on Monday raised questions about a proposed $16.4 million expansion of Pine Hill Cemetery, which would add 14,000 interment and inurnment spaces to the West Quincy burial ground, and put off a vote on the project until they receive additional information on the plan. Mayor Thomas Koch in February submitted … Read more

Local Legislators Seek Dedicated State Police Patrol

By SCOTT JACKSON Quincy’s legislators on Beacon Hill are working to secure funds in the state budget to provide a dedicated State Police patrol in the city, Rep. Bruce Ayers said recently. “We’re all actually working on it, because it covers all our districts,” he said. “That’s what is needed.” Ayers noted that the State … Read more

$25,000 Earmarked In State Budget For Ward 2 Civic Association

The Ward 2 Civic Association has been included in the FY22 state budget, with $25,000 earmarked, thanks to Speaker Ron Mariano and the state delegation.   “The time has come to let the state know how this money will be spent,” said attorney Richard Ash, president of the association. “Some Fore River Field and beach … Read more

Lynch Introduces Legislation to Develop Electronic Version of U.S. Dollar

On Monday, U.S. Representative Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), Chairman of the Task Force on Financial Technology, introduced H.R. 7231, the Electronic Currency and Secure Hardware (ECASH) Act, which would develop an electronic version of the U.S. Dollar for use by the American public. This innovative legislation would promote greater financial inclusion, maximize consumer protection and … Read more

Zoning Board OKs First Recreational Dispensary In Quincy

By SCOTT JACKSON The Zoning Board of Appeals has given the green light to a proposed marijuana dispensary in Quincy Point, which would be the first recreational dispensary to open in the city. The ZBA on Tuesday granted a special permit and variance to Cadella LLC, which would allow the company to open the dispensary … Read more

Patrick White Foundation Offering Scholarships

The Patrick White Foundation will be offering scholarships in memory of Patrick White to the high school class of 2022. If you are interested please send an e-mail requesting information to:

Orlagh Gormley’s Record-Setting Basket – Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

Shown below is a sequence of photos by Quincy Sun photographer Bob Bosworth showing North Quincy’s Orlagh Gormley scoring a layup to set a new city record of 56 points in one basketball game. Orlagh’s 56 points broke the record of 54 scored by North Quincy’s Brian Ross in 1998. Orlagh’s record came during the … Read more

Quincy Votes! Group Aims To Increase Turnout, Civic Engagement; Announce Logo Contest

By SCOTT JACKSON Last fall, fewer than 17 percent of Quincy’s registered voters went to the polls in a municipal election that included contested City Council and School Committee races. A new group formed following the election hopes to change that. Liz Speakman, who ran for School Committee last year, and Maggie McKee, a volunteer … Read more