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Bring your bells to ring for the 'Rosies' on Labor Day

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 19:55
Bertha Glavin, 90, of Quincy is inviting people to bring their own bells on Labor Day to the United First Parish Church in Quincy Center to ring in honor of all the "Rosies" who served the nation during WWII. Glavin founded and is president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the national Rosie the Riveter Association.

Hard to beat North Quincy

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 12:10
North Quincy boasts the city's most vibrant business district in the area where Billings Street intersects Route 3A. The neighborhood also offers sweeping views of the Neponset River, if you know where to go, and short walks to Wollaston Beach.

QUINCY NEIGHBORHOODS: Hard to beat North Quincy

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:38
North Quincy boasts the city's most vibrant business district in the area where Billings Street intersects Route 3A. The neighborhood also offers sweeping views of the Neponset River, if you know where to go, and short walks to Wollaston Beach.

In South Quincy, 'The whistles gradually stopped blowing'

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:30
Dennis DiBona of Pembroke grew up in South Quincy when the neighborhood was filled with Italian American families like his own. There were also many granite sheds where the finishing work on monuments and statues was done. DiBona, now 70, recalls the gradual loss of some of the distinctive sights and sounds of the neighborhood.

Hingham cops seek suspect in $750 razor blade theft

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:33
An unidentified man stole a backpack's worth of razor blades from the CVS in downtown Hingham on Aug. 19. Police are asking the public to help find him. It's the second time this summer the same CVS has been nicked.

City Hall tours give a glimpse of Quincy's past, present and future

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:08
Residents and tourists can now get a glimpse of Quincy's past, present and future through new free walking tours of City Hall lead by historical interpreters.

All South Shore beaches open as temperature soars

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:00
With another hot weekend on the horizon, all 67 South Shore beaches that are regularly tested by state and local officials are open. See water quality test results for each community and for Cape Cod, the South Coast and North Shore. For more on Quincy beaches,  call 617-376-1288, or visit [...]

High school students will be able to earn Quincy College credits online

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 08:36
High school students who are ready for college-level work will soon be able to take online U.S. history courses and receive credits from Quincy College. The nonprofit Virtual High School is partnering with Quincy College to offer dual-credit U.S. history classes starting this fall, allowing high school students to earn college credits. Quincy College is a two-year college with campuses in Plymouth and Quincy. It is the only municipally owned college in the state, though it is not [...]

Workshops planned in Quincy for first-time home buyers

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 10:38
First-time home buyers have their pick of a pair of upcoming workshops.Quincy Community Action Programs will offer one from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, and 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at its office at 1509 Hancock St. Attendance at both sessions is required in order to receive a certificate.To sign up, visit qcap.org. For more information contact Toni Gershon-Stern at 617-657-5315 or [...]

Quincy man charged with third-offense drunk driving

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 09:55
A 50-year-old Quincy man faces a charge of third-offense drunken driving after being arrested early Tuesday morning, police said.Paul Desmond was released on personal recognizance following his arraignment in Quincy District Court. He is due to return to court Oct. 11.Shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday, an officer on patrol pulled over a vehicle that he had seen speeding on Quincy Avenue, Braintree Police Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.While speaking with [...]

Workshop planned in Quincy for first-time homebuyers

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 09:20
NeighborWorks Southern Mass. is offering a two-part workshop for first-time home buyers from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 1, in the lower-level community room at the Winter Gardens apartment complex (lower level community room), at 45 Winter St. in Quincy.Sponsored by Bridgewater Savings Bank, the workshop will give participants an opportunity to meet and hear from real estate brokers, insurance agents, attorneys and loan originators. [...]

Fairs and Festivals in eastern Massachusetts

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:01
Weekend fun's less than a tank of gas away.

One woman held, one free, in robbery of Quincy nun at knife point

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 19:08
Vanessa Young and Crystal Young, both 26, of Somerville are charged with robbing a Quincy nun at knife point, taking a satchel that contained her rosary beads. Bail for Vanessa Young was set at $5,000. Crystal Young was released on her promise to return to court.

One woman held, one free in robbery of Quincy nun

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 18:29
Vanessa Young and Crystal Young, both 26, of Somerville were arraigned Monday in Quincy District Court. They allegedly robbed a nun at knife point in Quincy Sunday afternoon. The nun wasn't wearing a habit at the time.Vanessa Young is being held on $5,000 bail.

One woman held, one free in alleged robbery of Quincy nun

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 17:15
Vanessa Young and Crystal Young, both 26, of Somerville were arraigned Monday in Quincy District Court. They allegedly robbed a nun at knife point in Quincy Sunday afternoon. The nun wasn't wearing a habit at the time.Vanessa Young is being held on $5,000 bail.

Royal Blue team wins Senior Softball League honors

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 16:10
The South Shore Senior Softball League wrapped up its regular season on Sunday with the Royal Blue team winning the final game, 18-9, to win the league championship.