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USOC drops Boston as Olympic host city

6 hours 10 min ago
The US Olympic Committee and Boston 2024 are dropping Boston as the nation's potential host city for the 2024 summer Olympics, ending a months-long debate over what Gov. Charlie Baker called a "ten-year drill" with major economic and fiscal ramifications.Word of the decision began circulating mid-afternoon on Monday, after Boston Mayor Martin Walsh in the morning said he had declined to sign a host city agreement, and Baker confirmed the [...]

The Answer Book: News and information about Quincy

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 00:01
Local listings for the Answer Book. Please let us know of any changes or additions.

'50 Days' events continue this weekend in Quincy

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:40
Discover Quincy’s 50 days of special events continue this weekend and will run through Aug. 1. Many of the events coordinated by Discover Quincy, the city’s tourism organization, are free; others have fees.Discover Quincy is presenting the events as "50 Days of ‘Free’-dom," a title that highlights the many free and low-cost events and activities.The following is a list of events in Quincy and neighboring towns this weekend and next [...]

BEACH REPORT: All Quincy beaches open to swimmers again

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 15:36
As of Friday morning, two of the eight beaches that had been closed earlier this week still remain closed due to high bacteria levels.The two beaches are Smith Beach in Braintree, and Wampatuck beach in Hingham.The Rhoda Beach and the Milton Road and Sachem Street sections of Wollaston Beach in Quincy have been reopened, as well as the Lighthouse and Minot beaches in Scituate and the Landing Road Beach [...]

TRAVEL TIPS: Ted Williams Tunnel closing overnight next week

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:42
Some things you need to know about getting where you want to go.

Kent Bush: Trump phenomenon is nothing new in political silly season

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:14
After professional golfers wrap up their competitive season each year, the best and most popular among their ranks get to participate in what has been called the “Silly Season.”They play skins games, father-son challenges, three tour challenges and made-for-television matches that people watch because they get more access to their favorite golfers in a relaxed environment. Everyone makes “Caddyshack” and “Tin Cup” jokes, and they laugh all the way [...]

Morning Jolt: Jindal says pray for theater shooting victims' families

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:08
A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Louisiana on Thursday evening, killing two people and injuring at least seven others before shooting himself, officials said.

Marine with Quincy ties moves closer to top U.S. military job

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 21:10
Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr.'s presidential nomination to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff got the Senate Armed Services Committee's voice-vote endorsement Thursday.

Today in the News: NASA announces discovery of 'Earth's bigger, older cousin'

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:23
NEWS TO KNOWEarlier this afternoon, NASA announced that its Kepler spacecraft had photographed "Earth’s bigger, older cousin" about 1,400 light years away. The planet, known as Kepler-452b, is about 60 percent bigger than Earth, and NASA says it is located in the habitable zone of the star it orbits. [...]

BEACH REPORT: Three Quincy locations among the eight South Shore beach closings

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:03
After the latest round of testing, eight beaches were closed due to bacteria levels that are not safe for swimming.Among them were the Sachem Street and Milton Road sections of Wollaston Beach, as well as Rhoda Beach in Quincy.Rhoda Beach was closed due to a five sample average exceeding the limit for safe swimming, as was Landing Road Beach in Duxbury.The other [...]

Morning Jolt: Police say Sandra Bland previously had tried suicide

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:20
In the newsA woman whose death in a Texas jail has raised suspicions about the official conclusion that she hanged herself told a guard during the booking process that she had tried to kill herself in the past, the sheriff said Wednesday. [...]

Morning Jolt: New Planned Parenthood video reignites controversy

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:11
A second undercover video about Planned Parenthood's practices has sparked an expanded investigation by the state of Texas.

Grooveshark co-founder, 28, found dead in home

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:42
Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg, a pioneer in Gainesville’s student startup movement, was found dead in his bed Sunday evening by his girlfriend in the house they shared. He was 28.Lori Greenberg, his mother, said Monday she was told by police who investigated Sunday night that there was no evidence of injuries or drugs.She told police he had never been sick [...]

Morning Jolt: New York now wants to fire Trump

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:15
Mayor of New York threatens to dump presidential candidate Donald Trump after he made more controversial remarks, this time about Sen. John McCain.