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City Taking Step Back On Furnace Brook Plans

By SCOTT JACKSON Neighborhood residents and golfers alike suggested dozens of ideas they want to see incorporated into plans for improvements to Furnace Brook Golf Course and Forbes Hill Park during a community workshop. More than 60 people attended the two-hour workshop held on June 28 inside the clubhouse at the course on Reservoir Road. … 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

UMass Marching Band To Headline Quincy Christmas Parade

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst Minuteman Marching Band has committed to headline the 69th annual City of Quincy Christmas parade, Mayor Thomas Koch announced Thursday (June 23). Over 380 students are part of one of the most decorated college marching bands in the nation and will participate in the parade which will take place … Read more

Quincy City Council Approves Bond For New Animal Shelter

By SCOTT JACKSON City councillors on Tuesday gave their approval to a $15 million bond to pay for the construction of a new building on Quarry Street that will provide a new home for the Quincy Animal Shelter, the city’s animal control officer, and the Police Department’s K-9 unit. Councillors approved the bond in a … Read more

Quincy Public Schools EDI Director Hired

By SCOTT JACKSON An administrator from the Boston Public Schools has been named the new director of equity, diversity and inclusion for the Quincy Public Schools. Supt. Kevin Mulvey announced the hiring of the new EDI director on June 10 amid a flurry of personnel moves, which will also see the city’s two high schools … Read more

Parade, Fireworks Salute ‘Stars And Stripes” At 71st Flag Day Celebration

Thousands turned out Saturday to celebrate the “Stars and Stripes” at Quincy’s 71st Flag Day festivities that featured a patriotic parade and spectacular fireworks display over Black’s Creek. The parade renewed a tradition that started with the Koch Club and is now presented by the City of Quincy. This year’s parade honorees were Lt. Gov. … Read more

Russell Park To Close For Two Months

By SCOTT JACKSON Part of a Quincy Center roadway will be closed for two months this summer as work continues on a pair of nearby developments. A portion of Russell Park will be closed starting on June 27 through approximately Sept. 2, the developer, FoxRock Properties, announced in a message to the community. “We evaluated … Read more

QC Nursing Students Eligible For On-Campus Housing At ENC

In a unique partnership between Quincy College and neighboring Eastern Nazarene College (ENC), a limited number of students enrolling in Quincy College’ s nursing programs for the 2022-23 academic year will be eligible to live in a dedicated housing area on the ENC campus. The announcement was made June 9 in a Quincy College press … Read more

Restaurant To Replace Quincy Center Bar

By SCOTT JACKSON A local restaurateur plans to convert a long-time Quincy Center barroom into a new restaurant specializing in pub fare. The Board of License Commissioners on Tuesday approved the transfer of the all-alcohol license held by Tully’s Café to the new restaurant, Kilroy’s on the Square, which will move into the former home … Read more