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INTERACTIVE: What will be at the center of Trump's inaugural address

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:14
Minutes after noon on Friday, Jan. 20, Donald Trump will stand in front of the Capitol and address Americans for the first time as president of the United States. His speech, like the speeches of those who came before him, will set the tone for the beginning of his term.As Americans prepare for the swearing-in of our 45th president, we look back at the speeches of past presidents on their historic first day. Bill Clinton made a 1, [...]

Quincy company Connected Living releases mobile app aimed at engaging seniors

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:46
The app allows users to view each other's battery life, steps, and current location. A user could also have a grocery delivery sent to another user's house or pay for a ride for them, all from miles away.

What will be at the center of Trump's inaugural address

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:29
Minutes after noon on Friday, Jan. 20, Donald Trump will stand in front of the Capitol and address Americans for the first time as president of the United States. His speech, like the speeches of those who came before him, will set the tone for the beginning of his term.As Americans prepare for the swearing-in of our 45th president, we look back at the speeches of past presidents on their historic first day. Bill Clinton made a 1, [...]

Outpatient surgery options expanding under new regs

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:56
More patients in Massachusetts could soon have surgery outside of traditional hospitals.

Education leaders call for student-centered reforms

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:55
Calling for a personalized, student-centered approach to reforms, state education leaders gathered Thursday to mark the release of an annual report on the state of education in Massachusetts.

D.C. SCENE: Share photos from the Presidential Inauguration and Women's March

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:49
Email your pictures to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

TIMELINE: A look at presidential inaugurations through the years

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 14:21
Click through the timeline below for significant inaugural events over the past 228 years.

Mass. Auditor Suzanne Bump sees inaugural boycott as 'empty gesture'

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:47
The decision of some Democratic members of Congress -- including U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark -- to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration has prompted criticism from both sides of the aisle in Massachusetts this week.Rep. Geoff Diehl, a Whitman Republican who was the only state elected official to back Trump in the GOP primary, invoked the memory of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, an outspoken liberal, in his rebuke of Clark and others who are skipping Friday's ceremony to [...]

Fore River Bridge to open Thursday and Friday; sign up for our free email alert

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:30
The bridge is scheduled to open at 9:15 a.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday., holding up traffic for 15 minutes.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, [...]

Minesweeper photos stir thoughts of John Wayne's Wild Goose

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 20:02
A Hingham reader recalls actor John Wayne's minesweeper home.

Quincy police officer surrenders after shots fired in domestic dispute

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:06
Audio from the dramatic event reveals tense moments for Raynham Police on Britton Street

Minesweeper photos bring memories of John Wayne's Wild Goose

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:09
A Hingham reader recalls actor John Wayne's minesweeper home.

A look at presidential inaugurations through the years

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:35
Donald J. Trump will be sworn in Jan. 20 as the 45th president of the United States. It will be the 58th American presidential inauguration – a ceremony that is rich in tradition and history. Here are some more facts about the inauguration.The first presidential inauguration for George Washington was held April 30, 1789 at Federal Hall in New York. Washington’s second inaugural was held March 4, 1793 at Congress Hall in Philadelphia. John Adams was also sworn [...]

MEMA WEATHER ADVISORY: Messy afternoon commute in store for some areas of Massachusetts

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:04
The National Weather Service in Taunton advises that the evening commute today may be impacted by moderate to heavy precipitation that will overspread the region between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

ENERGY: Eversource files for rate increases across Massachusetts

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:49
Expressing a commitment to energy reliability and clean energy technologies, Eversource filed a rate request with state regulators Tuesday that would boost charges to its eastern Massachusetts customers by 7 percent and hit western Massachusetts with a roughly 10 percent increase in their monthly bills.According to the company, the proposed rates would add about $8.45 to the monthly bill of an eastern Massachusetts customer "to alleviate a revenue deficiency of roughly $60 million. [...]

Quincy resident Alexandra Powers Cellucci elected to board of directors at Neurofibromatosis Northeast

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:40
The Burlington-based organization supports research on neurofibromatosis.

A look at the presidential inauguration through the years

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:15
Donald J. Trump will be sworn in Jan. 20 as the 45th president of the United States. It will be the 58th American presidential inauguration – a ceremony that is rich in tradition and history. Here are some more facts about the inauguration.The first presidential inauguration for George Washington was held April 30, 1789 at Federal Hall in New York. Washington’s second inaugural was held March 4, 1793 at Congress Hall in Philadelphia. John Adams was also sworn [...]

D.C. SCENE: Share photos from the Presidential Inauguration and Women's March

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:00
Email your pictures to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

A GOOD AGE: Looking back on the days of boatbuilding

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:49
Boat builder Robert Callanan, 93, of Whitman grew up in So. Boston, lived in Weymouth and worked in shipyards across Greater Boston for 50 years. He has photographs from the former Quincy Adams Yacht Yard in Germantown to share with the Quincy Historical Society.

Remembering civil rights leader Fannie Crawford

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:01
On Martin Luther King Day, my thoughts turn to Fannie Crawford, a resident some 18 years ago of the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Weymouth. An African American from Georgia, she was 87 when we met and she was convening the monthly meetings of the resident council at the Colonial.