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Father tells jury about boy's death at Boston Marathon

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:40
BOSTON — With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son's pale, torn body and realized he wouldn't make it. [...]

Today in the News: Plane slips off snowy NY runway

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 13:00
A Delta flight coming in for a landing slipped off a snowy runway at New York's LaGuardia International Airport earlier this morning, skidding through a fence and coming to a stop near the edge of the East River.

Quincy mayor: State's denial of school-day waiver 'arrogant'

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 09:25
The mayor and school officials are slamming the state’s education chief after he rejected Quincy’s bid to shorten its current academic year in response to the record snowfall.

Morning Jolt: 'Seinfeld's' Mr. Kruger actor dies

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 04:16
Actor Daniel von Bargen, who played Mr. Kruger (or K Uger, as he liked) on “Seinfeld,” died at age 84. The cause of death wasn’t announced, but von Bargen had been battling a long illness, a friend told media outlets, and in 2012 it was known he had diabetes. Von Bargen was probably most well known for his role as George Costanza’s boss, but he also appeared on “Malcolm in the Middle” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, and in a host of movies and TV shows.

'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 22:52
BOSTON — The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.In a blunt opening statement at the nation's biggest terrorism trial in nearly 20 years, Tsarnaev's own lawyer flatly told a jury that the 21-year-old former college student committed the crime."It WAS him," [...]

Morning Jolt: 513 Pakistani parents arrested for not getting kids vaccinated

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 04:29
Police in Pakistan this week have arrested 513 parents who refused to have their kids vaccinated against polio. The polio vaccine has nearly eliminated the disease in most of the world, but it continues to be a problem in Pakistan. Last year Pakistan had 327 cases of polio, according to CNN, while the second most cases were 36, in Nigeria. Police said the parents will be let go if they sign a form agreeing to have their kids get the polio vaccine.

Today in the News: DOJ report reveals biased policing in Ferguson

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:11
A report released by the Department of Justice today says that officers working for the police department in Ferguson, Missouri — the city where teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by an officer last year — routinely engaged in racially biased law enforcement.

Quincy students picked for state art exhibit in Boston

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:42
QUINCY -- Five students from Quincy High School have been selected to display their work at the State Transportation Building in Boston.Sophomore Urdinlinya Smith, juniors Karen Chen and Katherine Choi, and seniors Kurt Caberoy and Elaine Fang are among dozens of students from across the state who will be included in the Youth Art Month Exhibit. The work will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March 9 through April 24. [...]

Morning Jolt: Report says Hillary Clinton used personal email as secretary of state

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 04:08
The New York Times reported last night that Hillary Clinton used a personal email account when she was secretary of state, a move that may have broken the rules. Clinton never had a State Department email address, and her email account wasn’t archived as it would have been had she had the State Department email. Clinton’s spokesman responded by telling CNN, "Like Secretaries of State before her, she used her own email account when engaging with any department officials."

Dick Hoyt will speak at Quincy Lions luncheon on March 5

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 02:54
QUINCY -- Dick Hoyt, who has pushed his son Rick in a wheelchair in the Boston Marathon and hundreds more races around the country, will speak to the Quincy Lions Club at its luncheon at the Neighborhood Club at noon on Thursday, March 5. The Hoyts have competed in more than 1,100 athletic events in the last 35 years.  They have run the Boston Marathon 32 times and 39 other marathons, and 252 triathlons, including six [...]

Massachusetts Teachers Association to move headquarters to North Quincy

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 13:42
The Massachusetts Teachers Association will move its headquarters from Boston to North Quincy later this year.

130 students participate in Quincy science fair

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:18
QUINCY -- More than 130 students presented to approximately 300 spectators at the eighth annual Quincy High School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Fair on Feb. 25. The event included 115 projects from grades 9-12 in nthe fields of biology, chemistry, environmental science, physic, and engineering. More than 80 community volunteers from science and technology worked with the students and served as [...]

Morning Jolt: ISIS threatens Twitter co-founder

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 04:00
ISIS threatened Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, saying that Twitter’s constant deleting of ISIS-linked accounts is cause for retribution. An online message to Dorsey said, "You started this failed war. We told you from the beginning it's not your war, but you didn't get it and kept closing our accounts on Twitter, but we always come back. But when our lions come and take your breath, you will never come back to life."

Chili cooks dish out tender loving care in Houghs Neck

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 19:42
The fifth annual Houghs Neck Congregational Church chili cook-off attracted about 200 people Saturday.

Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 14:00
Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to warn of the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran, the prime minister arrived in Washington for the speech the White House didn't want him to give.

30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 13:00
For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans. The marchers occasionally broke into chants of "Russia without Putin," or "Say no to war," but often the only sound was the steady thwack of police helicopters overhead or the hum of police boats patrolling the shores of the Moscow River. While the killing of Nemtsov [...]

11.5 feet of snow makes winter of 2014-15 second all-time

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 11:49
Wednesday morning's snow was light and fluffy and didn't amount to much, but it was enough to vault this winter into second place in the record books.As predicted, the storm dropped 2 to 4 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts. The 3.1 inches at the Blue Hill Observatory in Milton brought the total for the year to 137.5 inches. Next up is 1995-96, at 144.4 inches.The latest snow was so [...]

TRAVEL TIPS: Traffic advisories for eastern Massachusetts

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 04:38
Some things you need to know about getting where you want to go.

Power fails at Star Market, Rite Aid in Quincy

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 16:19
A transformer leak discovered by an employee of Star Market on Granite Street left the supermarket and Rite Aid in the dark Saturday afternoon

Morning Jolt: What color dress do you see?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 04:26
A photo of a dress has sparked an Internet frenzy and probably more than a few fights among friends and family. Some people see the dress as blue and black, while others see it as gold and white. Seriously. That’s a big difference, but it’s true. Check it out here.