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Captain Fishbones marks reopening at Marina Bay

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:52
QUINCY -- Captain Fishbones at Marina Bay held an event on Tuesday to celebrate its reopening under new ownership, executive chef, menu and renovations.More than 250 people attended the reception at the 15-year-old restaurant, including owner Pino Maffeo, Donato Frattaroli, Donato Frattaroli Jr., chef Jose Cardoza, Japanese Consul-General Rokuichiro Michii and city officials.   

MAP: Find out what towns will or won't allow recreational marijuana, so far

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:15
Town-by-town, city-by-city residents of Massachusetts are deciding if they want to be able to drive to the corner store to buy marijuana.State officials delayed the implementation of the law legalizing the recreational marijuana industry until July 2018, but residents in many towns and cities are voting this spring and summer to delay local implementation even longer.As of the middle of May, 80 communities in Massachusetts have either approved amendments to their zoning [...]

AAA: More than 39 million expected to travel over the holiday weekend

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:00
AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails and water, creating the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005.More than 900,000 Massachusetts residents are estimated to be traveling, close to 820,000 of them by car. Both are up close to three percent over last year, and are the largest numbers seen locally since 2005. [...]

Greenbush libraries, author, MBTA to hold event celebrating race to build first subway

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:42
Massachusets Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack will join author Doug Most at South Station at noon Thursday for a discussion of his book, "The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America’s First Subway."The event caps a cooperative reading initiative with the MBTA, commuter rail operator Keoli and libraries along the [...]

WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY: Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 5-24-17

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:00
Check out Birdseed Bandit and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

Waitress robbed at knifepoint in Quincy

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:29
QUINCY - Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman who robbed a Friendly's waitress at knifepoint in Quincy.The incident happened around 8 p.m. on Sunday inside the restaurant, located at 699 Hancock St. The eatery was open for business at the time.A woman walked in and approached a waitress and asked her to lead her to the bathroom, because she said she was partially blind, police said.At the bathroom door, the woman pulled out a black [...]

Cops: Woman robbed waitress inside Quincy restaurant with knife

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:36
QUINCY - Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman who robbed a Friendly's waitress at knifepoint in Quincy.The incident happened around 8 p.m. on Sunday inside the restaurant, located at 699 Hancock St. The eatery was open for business at the time.A woman walked in and approached a waitress and asked her to lead her to the bathroom, because she said she was partially blind, police said.At the bathroom door, the woman pulled out a black [...]

A GOOD AGE: Discovering 'gold' in old desk drawers

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:57
Florence Ely of Scituate discovered Gold Bond grocery store stamps she collected in the 1960s. The Friend of Weymouth Public Libraries receive an award. Norwell COA offers a Gateway to Summer.

Lead paint continues to affect thousands in Massachusetts

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:29
THE ISSUE: Lead paint continues to harm children nearly 40 years after it was banned.THE IMPACT: More than 3,500 Massachusetts children ages 5 and younger tested positive for elevated blood-lead levels.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, wife Priscilla Chan visit Quincy High

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:14
QUINCY - Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and co-founder of Facebook, stopped by Quincy High School on Tuesday with his wife and alumna Priscilla Chan. The pair made a donation to the school, but details have not been released.On Tuesday morning, Quincy officials would not confirm the size of the donation, or even that the couple was coming to the school. That afternoon, Zuckerberg posted about the visit on his Facebook page. [...]

Facebook founder, alumna wife visit Quincy High

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:26
QUINCY - Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and co-founder of Facebook, stopped by Quincy High School on Tuesday with his wife and alumna Priscilla Chan. The pair made a donation to the school, but details have not been released.Chan graduated from Quincy High as valedictorian in 2003. At Quincy, Chan was captain of the tennis and robotics teams. She then went on to Harvard University where she met and starting dating Zuckerberg. She attended medical school at the University of California and [...]

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 5-23-17

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:16
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Gov. Baker: Concert security will be upped after Manchester attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:16
With thousands of concert-goers expected to descend on the Boston Calling music festival this weekend, Gov. Charlie Baker said there are no current threats of venues being targeted for violence, but urged residents to remain "vigilant" following the deadly attack Monday night at a concert in Manchester, England."First of all, our hearts go out to everybody who was involved in that. I have three kids who are in their 20s. If they had been there, that's exactly the kind of event, [...]

No. Quincy High School Class of 1948 reunion

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:28
Some 32 members of the North Quincy High School class of 1948 will have their 69th reunion Wednesday at Isaac's restaurant in Plymouth.

A GOOD AGE: Discovering 'gold' in old desk drawers

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:02
Florence Ely of Scituate discovered Gold Bond grocery store stamps she collected in the 1960s. The Friend of Weymouth Public Libraries receive an award. Norwell COA offers a Gateway to Summer.

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 5-22-17

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:00
Check out Let Freedom Wing and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

Curry grads told to learn from life's unexpected turns

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:38
Karen Daley, a Curry alumna and healthcare advocate, gave the college's commencement address.

Fore River Bridge to open Sunday and Monday; sign up for our free email alert

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:48
The bridge is scheduled to open at 12:30 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday.The exact time of bridge openings is subject to weather and other conditions. Openings occur every few days, usually with little notice. The bridge also makes unannounced openings for outbound tankers, barges and other vessels.If you want to be the first to find out when the bridge is going up, sign up for our e-mail [...]

ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, May 15-19

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:00
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Fentanyl continues to fuel OD deaths in Massachusetts

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 17:00
THE ISSUE: Increasingly fueled by the drug fentanyl, the rate of fatal opioid overdoses continues to increase in Massachusetts.THE IMPACT: Statewide, there were 1,933 confirmed opioid-related deaths in 2016, an average of more than five each day.

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