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A GOOD AGE: at 100, Ruth Kundsin of Quincy is 'happier with age'

2 hours 56 min ago
Pioneering microbiologist Ruth Kundsin turns 100 on July 30, 2016 and has invited 100 friends and family to a celebration at Marina Bay. “They say people get happier as they get older and its really true,” she says.

Website launched for Quincy's trial ferry program

3 hours 30 min ago
Officials have launched a new website for the trial ferry service that will debut at Squantum Point Park next week.

Red Line running slow from Quincy Adams to Quincy Center

11 hours 33 min ago
The MBTA is telling inbound Red Line riders to expect minor delays from Quincy Adams to Quincy Center because of weekend track work. A speed restriction will be in place for two days. A train that broke down shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday didn 't improve the commute. The T say it's causing a minor delay.

What is a superdelegate?

11 hours 48 min ago
The very system of democracy we use to elect our leaders has come under scrutiny in 2016, fueled by voter discontent that also has given rise to protests not seen in decades.

Red Line running slow from Quince Adams to Quincy Center

14 hours 3 min ago
The MBTA is telling inbound Red Line riders to expect minor delays from Quincy Adams to Quincy Center because of weekend track work. A speed restriction will be in place for two days. 

A GOOD AGE:at 100, Ruth Kundsin of Quincy is 'happier with age'

16 hours 14 min ago
Pioneering microbiologist Ruth Kundsin turns 100 on July 30, 2016 and has invited 100 friends and family to a celebration at Marina Bay. “They say people get happier as they get older and its really true,” she says.

Quincy police officer rescues dog that swam too far from shore

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:45
A city police officer's quick response helped reunite a Golden Retriever named Chloe with her family after the dog had swum out too far into Quincy Bay.

Quincy hosting "Bike to Work Day" this Friday

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:51
This city is hosting “Bike to Work Day” this Friday in hopes of getting more people out of their cars to help ease traffic congestion in Quincy.

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

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 18:22
The bridge is scheduled to open at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 6 a.m. Monday. [...]

Quincy elder's singing medical driver retires after 17 years

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 23:01
Joe Lyons, 77, who has driven Quincy seniors to medical appointments in Boston for 17 years, is retiring. Quincy Elder Services held a retirement party for Lyons Friday.

Neighbors sound off as Quincy YMCA project finally winds down

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 22:50
It might sound like hyperbole, but Laurel Blanchard isn't exaggerating when she says the South Shore YMCA's parking-lot project outside her front door has lasted over twice as long as the construction of the Empire State Building in New York City.

Massachusetts drought entering its fourth week

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 23:07
Long, hot, rainless days mean plenty of time for people to enjoy the outdoors, but the mostly pleasant summer weather is disguising an underlying problem."I hope everybody has a chance to enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer," Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday, July 21 before catching himself. "I get the fact that it's creating drought issues OK, which we worry about a lot. I mean, there's the downer," the governor added.Jennifer Pederson, executive director of the 1, [...]

Quincy residents praise ferry plans at Squantum Point Park

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 22:11
City residents are on board with a plan to test out a new ferry service between Quincy's Squantum Point Park and Boston.

2 sections of Wollaston Beach closed

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 20:42
The Sachem and Channing street sections of Wollaston Beach in Quincy have been closed by high bacteria levels.The Sachem Street beach is more than triple the limit considered safe for swimming.The state Department of Public Health website shows Channing Street as open, with contamination slightly below acceptable levels, but the city says it is closed.Both beaches have been retested and a decision will be made Friday on whether to open either for the weekend, [...]

Detours on Quincy's Furnace Brook Parkway starting Monday

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 16:44
The final phase of the guardrail-replacement project on Furnace Brook Parkway will start Monday, detouring traffic on the state-owned road for about two weeks.

Trump's convention at mid-point: Other than the demagoguery, kind of dull

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 16:04
CLEVELAND - As Donald J. Trump made his exhilarating run through the Republican primaries, the last thing anyone would have predicted was that the culmination of his takeover of the GOP would be, well, boring.People expected blood on the floor as the #NeverTrump diehards went down swinging. People predicted a convention like no other, staged by a master showman who knows how to turn "reality" into compelling viewing. Trump would provide surprises that would build narrative [...]

For first time since 2009, sales tax holiday not likely

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 20:04
For the first time since 2009, it appears Massachusetts consumers will not get a reprieve from the state's 6.25 percent sales tax this summer, legislative leaders said Monday, July 18.The sales tax holiday has been something of an August tradition since 2004, an effort to spur consumer spending during what is generally a slow time of year for retailers. But this year, as tax collections fell short of fiscal 2016 projections and lawmakers in June lowered their expectations for fiscal [...]