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A GOOD AGE: Co-workers have joyful reunion 65 years later

2 hours 25 min ago
Jane Fallon, 94, of Scituate and Jean O'Neil, 87, of Braintree worked together and became fast friends in the late 1940s at the John Hancock Life Insurance Co. in Quincy. They recently were reunited after not seeing each other for 65 years.

A GOOD AGE: Co-workers have joyful renunion 65 years later

4 hours 47 min ago
Jane Fallon, 94, of Scituate and Jean O'Neil, 87, of Braintree worked together and became fast friends in the late 1940s at the John Hancock Life Insurance Co. in Quincy. They recently were reunited after not seeing each other for 65 years.

A GOOD AGE: Co-workers have joyful renunion 65 years later

5 hours 3 min ago
Jane Fallon, 94, of Scituate and Jean O'Neil, 87, of Braintree worked together and became fast friends in the late 1940s at the John Hancock Life Insurance Co. in Quincy. They recently were reunited after not seeing each other for 65 years.

Hingham may form compressor station task force

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 18:42
Selectmen will discuss forming the volunteer panel during its July 25 meeting. Selectmen have already passed a resolution opposing the proposed North Weymouth natural-gas compressor station. Parts of Hingham are two miles from the proposed compressor site.

Health officials urge vigilance on ticks

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 16:00
THE ISSUE: Ticks can transmit several diseases, including Lyme disease and Powassan virus to humans.THE IMPACT: There were more than 4,500 reported cases of Lyme disease in Massachusetts in 2016, and some are bracing for a potential uptick this year.

Quincy team wins Cal Ripken tournament

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:41
The Quincy Under-9 boys defeated Fairhaven, 15-4, on Saturday to finished undefeated in the Cal Ripken state tournament.The players are Ryan Wirtz, Adrian Alviarez, Tim Toland, Nicholas DePalma; third row, Cameron Leiman, Patrick Bryan, Billy Kennedy, Tyler Cromwell, Liam Lee, Aiden McCarthy, Ronan Brown and Xavian Suero. They are coached by Pat Bryan, George Wirtz, Paul BrownQuincy will play in the regional t6ournament beginning Friday in Lakeville. [...]

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 7-24-17

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:40
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Reimagined buses could boost transit options

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 14:00
THE CONCEPT: Bus rapid transit is a system of express buses traveling in dedicated lanes, with riders paying their fares at stations before boarding. The buses would get traffic signal priority at intersections.

Controversial stormwater permit delayed

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:39
THE ISSUE: Citing ongoing litigation, the Environmental Protection Agency has delayed new stormwater regulations intended to strengthen clean water protections in Massachusetts.THE IMPACT: The regulations, which are delayed one year, would affect 260 Massachusetts communities.

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

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:27
The bridge is scheduled to open at noon Monday and 3 p.m. Tuesday.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.Sign up for our free e-mail alert and be the first to find out when the bridge is [...]

Nine things to know about sharks

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 13:45
Before you dive into the shark-infested airwaves or start planning that Jaws movie marathon, here are nine things to know about these little known marine predators.

Truck leaks fatty acids onto Quincy's Washington Street

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 17:56
QUINCY - Roads were slippery on Washington Street on Saturday afternoon thanks to a tanker truck that leaked fatty acids onto the roadway for about two miles. The truck was leaving the Twin Rivers Technologies plant beside the Fore River Bridge with an unsecured cap, according to Quincy Police Sgt. Dennis Maloney.At about 1 p.m. on Saturday, a caller told Quincy police a truck had been leaking and was pulled over on Washington Street near McGrath Highway. Police responded and shut [...]

Truck leaks fatty acid onto Quincy's Washington Street

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 16:23
QUINCY - Roads were slippery on Washington Street on Saturday afternoon thanks to a tanker truck that leaked fatty acids onto the roadway for about two miles. The truck was leaving the Twin Rivers Technologies plant beside the Fore River Bridge with an unsecured cap, according to Quincy Police Sgt. Dennis Maloney.At about 1 p.m. on Saturday, a caller told Quincy police a truck had been leaking and was pulled over on Washington Street near McGrath Highway. Police responded and shut [...]

ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, July 17-21

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 11:38
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Nine things to know about sharks

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:38
Before you dive into the shark-infested airwaves or start planning that Jaws movie marathon, here are nine things to know about these little known marine predators.

Lynch wants EPA to run air tests for Weymouth compressor

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:26
Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston, made his comments Friday, at one of the sites where local groups have placed air-quality monitors. The groups are opposed to Spectra Energy's proposal to put a natural-gas compressor station on the Fore River shoreline, close to the Fore River bridge.

Two Quincy beaches reopen

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 15:47
Broady (Baker) and Delano beaches in Quincy's Germantown neighborhood have been reopened a day after being closed by contamination. The bacteria levels have dropped to safe levels after registering 15 times above the limit.The other 63 salt-water beaches on the South Shore passed bacteria tests this week and are open for swimming. See water quality test results for each [...]

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 7-21-17

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 14:13
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Puppy Doe trial expected to draw crowd, protesters

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:06
Deanna Terminiello has spent many long hours standing outside Norfolk Superior Court over the years as the case of Radoslaw Czerkawski, the man accused of torturing a young dog dubbed "Puppy Doe," inched toward trial.But when jury selection for the trial finally begins Tuesday, Terminiello plans to be inside the courtroom, along with many other dog lovers and animal welfare advocates from around the country."We’re going to be there and we’re going to see [...]

Fairs and Festivals in eastern Mass.

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 01:01
Plenty of local fun this summer. Check back for updates.

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