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Wind advisory issued for Thursday

5 hours 48 min ago
The National Weather Service has posted a wind advisory for 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday for all of southern New England.The wind will blow from the west at 20 to 30 mph, gusting to 50 mph. Some downed tree limbs are expected, with a risk for isolated power failure.Links to more information about the weather. [...]

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

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 18:35
The bridge is scheduled to open at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.and 9 a.m. Thursday, holding up traffic for 15 minutes. It will also open on Friday, but the time is not yet available.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, [...]

Quincy police release photos of stabbing suspect

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 17:04
Police say the man stabbed a woman multiple times at a Quincy Point bar.

Suicides up 40 percent over 10-year period across Massachusetts

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 14:11
There were 608 suicides in Massachusetts in 2014, more than the combined number of deaths attributable to homicide and motor vehicle accidents, according to a report placed on file with the Legislature by the state Department of Public Health.The report, submitted by Public Heath Commissioner Monica Bharel and dated Feb. 1, found the suicide rate in Massachusetts has increased an average of 3.1 percent per year since 2004, with about 40 percent more suicides in 2014 compared to [...]

Quincy police warning businesses of recent counterfeit bill use

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:41
QUINCY - Police in Quincy are warning local businesses to be wary of possible scammers trying to pass counterfeit bills.Since Friday, three businesses have reported people trying to pass fake bills to buy items, Quincy police captain John Dougan said.Around 1:26 p.m. Friday, police received a report from Stop and Shop, 495 Southern Artery, about a man who tried to pay for his groceries using a counterfeit $100 bill.The store called police to come look at the [...]

Massachusetts gets best state ranking from US News & World Report

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:58
It ranks 47th in affordability but when more than 60 other metrics were applied Massachusetts emerged as the best state in the country, according to rankings released on Tuesday.The state's supreme billing was propelled by a number one ranking in education and number two in health care, metrics that were given more weight by analysts at U.S. News & World Report based on a survey of what matters most to people.New Hampshire, Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington [...]

Video: Younger right now with Linda Schuhwerk

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:41
Senior fitness instructor Linda Schuhwerk has a popular early morning class at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy that combines basic stretching and flexibility movements with music.

Assailant's spit may be key to Quincy stabbing investigation

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 02:03
QUINCY - Spit may be a key piece of evidence for police as they try to identify the man who stabbed a woman several times at a city bar early Sunday morning.A 43-year-old woman remained in critical condition at a Boston hospital Monday after she was stabbed more than five times at the Jazz Moon Karaoke Bar in Kam Man Plaza, Quincy police Capt. John Dougan said.Police took the victim’s clothing as evidence after receiving reports that the assailant spat on the [...]

Woman in critical condition after stabbing at Quincy bar

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 15:46
QUINCY – Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the man who stabbed a woman multiple times at a bar early Sunday.The woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the stabbing at Jazz Moon Karaoke Bar in Kam Man Plaza. No arrests have been made and police say the man fled the scene. Witnesses described him as Asian and said he was wearing a dark knit hat and three-quarter-length coat. He had a knife, which was not [...]

Pedestrian accident claims man's life in Quincy

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 16:01
QUINCY – An man was struck and killed near the intersection of Burgin Parkway and Granite Street at roughly 9 p.m. on Friday. The victim, Rungen Chen, lived at 73 Bicknell St. in Germantown.Police said the 70-year-old man was attempting to cross the street without a walk signal. "He just ran out into traffic, the person driving had a green light," said Sgt. Gerry Connolly of the Quincy Police Department.The windshield was shattered on the dark-colored [...]

Virtual tour of Quincy quarry on March 16

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 11:59
You have a chance to experience a walk in a Quincy quarry without setting foot there, thanks to some ingenuity over at the hard-working Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum. At its March 16 meeting, the museum is featuring a power point presentation titled “Virtual Walking Tour of the Granite Rail Quarry.”

Pedestrian accident claims elderly man's life in Quincy

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 10:34
QUINCY - An elderly man was struck and killed near the intersection of Burgin Parkway and Granite Street at roughly 9 p.m. on Friday night. The victim, Rungen Chen, lived at 73 Bicknell St. in Germantown.Police say the 70-year-old man was attempting to cross the street without a walk signal. "He just ran out into traffic, the person driving had a green light," said Sgt. Gerry Connolly of the Quincy Police Department.The windshield was shattered on the [...]

Special education schools make case for funding

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 03:36
A proposed tuition freeze at state-regulated private schools that serve students with high needs will further squeeze tight budgets at those learning centers, special education advocates say.

Brockton man charged in apparent Quincy road-rage incident

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 06:40
A Brockton man has been charged with pulling a gun on another motorist in an apparent road-rage incident, police said.Derek Horner, 34, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held at the Quincy police station Friday night and is due to be arraigned Monday morning in Quincy District Court.Quincy police Capt. Greg Goyette said the incident was reported at 3:08 p.m. at the intersection of Hancock Street and Furnace Brook Parkway. [...]

Brockton man charged in Quincy road rage incident

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 21:46
A Brockton man has been charged with pulling a gun on another motorist in an apparent road-rage incident, police said.Derek Horner, 34, of Brockton was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held at the Quincy police station Friday night and is due to be arraigned Monday morning in Quincy District Court.Quincy police Capt. Greg Goyette said the incident was reported at 3:08 p.m. at the intersection of Hancock Street and Furnace Brook [...]

Eastern Nazarene College singers raise $5,700 for homeless with Hingham concert

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:35
Eastern Nazarene College’s A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers raised almost $5,700 for the Friends of the Homeless on the South Shore at a belated Valentine’s Day benefit concert Thursday night at South Shore Baptist Church in Hingham.More than 200 people attended the concert, which included a tribute to Dorothy Newell of Weymouth, a longtime Patriot Ledger editor and columnist who has worked for decades to help the homeless.  The singers [...]

Lawmakers considering pesticide restrictions to limit bee die-offs

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:36
A type of pesticide many beekeepers blame for mass bee die-offs would come under tighter regulation under a bill filed in the Massachusetts legislature in January.

Conviction upheld in 2006 Quincy murder

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:52
The state's highest court on Friday refused to grant a new trial to a man who has served 10 years in prison for fatally shooting a man outside a Quincy apartment building in 2006 Former Boston resident Deryck Long, now in his late 40s, argued in his appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court that the attorney who represented him in his 2011 murder trial made a serious error by failing to present cell tower records that he says would have discredited the only witness who could tie [...]

Italian celebration at Neighborhood Club with author Puleo

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:03
On Thursday March 2, the Neighborhood Club will celebrate an evening of Italian food, culture, and heritage with Weymouth author Stephen Puleo speaking about his best-selling book, “The Boston Italians.”

Moms of the South Shore raise money to help one of their own

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:26
Even with 12,000 members, the private Facebook group Moms of the South Shore has a tight-knit bond. The group, according to its description, is "meant to be a fun loving place for moms to come and ask questions and get advice from other local moms."Administrator Ashley Brady, of Halifax, started the group two years ago, after another Facebook page for mothers to connect closed. "People use the page for everything," said Brady. "If you’re up all night with a sick kid, you can [...]