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100 people tour Quincy's 'architectural gems'

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:26
The city's walking tour of some 'architectural gems' in Quincy drew more than 100 people Saturday.

Route 3 northbound in Braintree set to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:07
The project will be completed early Monday morning.

Making Quincy dementia friendly

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 04:08
Quincy develops a new program that shows people what it's like to have dementia.

ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, Sept. 18-22

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:10
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Crews begin to replace Route 3 North bridge

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:26
The project will be completed early Monday morning.

'McCormack Strong' turning out for Alzheimer's walk

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:36
Michael McCormack's Quincy family will join him in the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Making Quincy a “Dementia Friendly Community”

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:17
Quincy develops a new program that shows people what it's like to have dementia.

Schools bring new focus to social-emotional learning

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:39
THE ISSUE: Some educators say focusing on social-emotional learning can better prepare students for future success.THE IMPACT: Nine Massachusetts school districts have joined a new program to develop and implement social-emotional learning strategies in everyday classroom activities.

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:37
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test.

MBTA, Keolis and Transit Police partner to raise awareness during Rail Safety Week

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:00
Educational initiatives planned ahead of and throughout the week to educate public.

38 years later, Hanson Marine veteran gets 'a chance to say goodbye' to base fire victims

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:18
Joseph Macdonald was one of the lucky ones -- he escaped the deadly barracks fires that erupted at an American base in Japan, amid a 1979 typhoon. In October he'll make his first visit there since the fires killed 13 Marines and injured 38 others.

'McCormack Strong' turning out for Alzheimer's walk

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:54
QUINCY– More than 70 family members and friends of Michael McCormack have raised nearly $10,000 and will be turning out Sunday for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Cambridge.McCormack, 57, a North Quincy High School graduate, was just 55 when he was diagnosed with the early onset form of the brain disease three years ago. He has become active in the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and will give a short talk Sunday at the event. He [...]

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-22-17

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:21
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ACCUWEATHER: How close will Hurricane Maria track to the US East Coast?

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:33
Beyond the Caribbean, Maria will take a path similar to Jose in the short term, but may still be a concern for part of the eastern United States, Atlantic Canada and Bermuda."Following a direct hit on Puerto Rico, Maria is likely to remain a dangerous hurricane as it moves northwestward into Friday," according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.Next in the path of Maria are the Turks and Caicos islands [...]

School association seeks background-check reforms

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 01:01
THE ISSUE: Background checks for school employees don’t include reports of abuse or neglect of disabled adults.THE IMPACT: While there are no known incidents involving school employees with records of abusing disabled adults, pending legislation would include such records in the background-check process.

Fairs and Festivals in eastern Mass.

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 01:01
It's time for corn mazes.

Fore River Bridge to open Friday, Sunday; sign up for our free email alert

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:20
The bridge is scheduled to open at 1 p.m. Friday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday to allow a tanker to pass.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 [...]

Retailers plan to press forward with 5 percent sales tax ballot question

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:40
Retailers plan to gather signatures and move forward with a potential 2018 ballot question reducing the sales tax to 5 percent and instituting an annual sales tax holiday, the News Service has confirmed.If the Retailers Association of Massachusetts (RAM) follows through on its initiative petition, voters next year could have two tax questions on the ballot – one to hike taxes on incomes over $1 million and another to reduce the sales tax from its current rate of 6.25 percent. [...]

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 9-21-17

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:01
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ACCUWEATHER: Hazardous surf from Jose to persist along northeastern US coast into the weekend

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:48
Even though Jose will fade away gradually, swells generated by the lingering tropical storm will continue to cause trouble in coastal areas of the Northeast into this weekend.Jose is expected to become a non-tropical storm and dissipate, according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski."Jose will meander offshore but may drift closer to the coast this weekend," Kottlowski said.Even though the [...]

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