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Fugitive Quincy con artist has a history of betrayal

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 08:51
Everywhere he went, Scott Wolas was out to impress. But he seemingly had only one true mission while skipping around the U.S. over the past 20 years: Win over people's trust, take their money, then disappear.

Who is Scott Wolas?

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 07:38
Everywhere he went, Scott Wolas was out to impress. But he seemingly had only one true mission while skipping around the U.S. over the past 20 years: Win over people's trust, take their money, then disappear.

Alleged Quincy con artist met with mayor about Beachcomber plan

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 07:02
Warrants were issued Wednesday for an alleged career con artist accused of bilking more than a dozen investors of nearly $1.7 million through multiple schemes in Quincy, including one involving the redevelopment of the former Beachcomber nightclub across from Wollaston Beach.Scott Wolas, known to his Quincy investors as Eugene Grathwohl, is wanted on charges of larceny, embezzlement and identity fraud in what Quincy Lt. Kevin Tobin described as "Ponzi-type schemes." Warrants for [...]

Wicked Local U offers free one-day courses on Oct. 8

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 14:01
Wicked Local U will offer free classes on a variety of topics, including arts and culture, health and wellness, financial fitness and innovation and technologyon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Boston Marriott Newton.

Wicked Local U offers free “Publishing Your Own Writing, 101”

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 13:54
Wicked Local U will offer free classes on a variety of topics, including arts and culture, health and wellness, financial fitness and innovationon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Boston Marriott Newton.

Quincy sees major spike in opioid overdoses

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 13:42
QUINCY - Quincy police say they’ve seen a major spike in opioid overdoses in the last week and don’t know what’s behind it.Detective Lt. Patrick Glynn said Thursday that the department had responded to 19 overdoses in the previous 10 days, compared to roughly three or four overdoses in a more normal week. The department recorded three confirmed fatal overdoses just last weekend."The last week was probably the worst for us in quite a while," said Glynn, [...]

Fairs and Festivals in eastern Massachusetts

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:22
Weekend fun's less than a tank of gas away.

Investors say wanted fugitive is behind failed Beachcomber deal in Quincy

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 18:57
Police are investigating the possibility that a Quincy real estate salesman who vanished earlier this month is the con man who orchestrated a $100 million swindle in the 1990s when he was based in New York, then bilked investors in Florida out of millions more.

Learn something new at Wicked Local U

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:06
Somewhere between the proverbial “School of Hard Knocks” and the University of Oxford lies Wicked Local U, an opportunity to gain knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of topics.

Alleged career con accused of bilking investors of $1.7 million in Quincy

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 07:34
Warrants were issued Wednesday for an alleged career con artist accused of bilking more than a dozen investors of nearly $1.7 million through multiple schemes in Quincy, including one involving the redevelopment of the former Beachcomber nightclub across from Wollaston Beach.Scott Wolas, known to his Quincy investors as Eugene Grathwohl, is wanted on charges of larceny, embezzlement and identity fraud in what Quincy Lt. Kevin Tobin described as "Ponzi-type schemes." Warrants for [...]

Alleged career con artist accused of bilking investors of $1.7 million in Quincy

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 01:30
Warrants were issued Wednesday for an alleged career con artist accused of bilking more than a dozen investors of nearly $1.7 million through multiple schemes in Quincy, including one involving the redevelopment of the former Beachcomber nightclub across from Wollaston Beach.Scott Wolas, known to his Quincy investors as Eugene Grathwohl, is wanted on charges of larceny, embezzlement and identity fraud in what Quincy Lt. Kevin Tobin described as "Ponzi-type schemes." Warrants for [...]

Alleged career con artist accused of bilking investors for $1.7 million in Quincy

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 13:19
QUINCY - Warrants were issued Wednesday for an alleged career con artists accused of bilking more than a dozen investors of nearly $1.7 million through multiple schemes in Quincy, including one involving the redevelopment of the former Beachcomber nightclub across from Wollaston BeachScott Wolas, known to his Quincy investors as Eugene Grathwohl, is wanted on charges of larceny, embezzlement and identity fraud in what Quincy Lt. Kevin Tobin described as "Ponzi-type schemes." [...]

Warrant issued for alleged con artist behind Beachcomber project

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:19
QUINCY - Quincy police say they have an arrest warrant for an alleged career con artist accused of bilking investors out of as much as $2 million through a stalled redevelopment plan for the former Beachcomber nightclub across from Wollaston Beach.Capt. John Dougan said Wednesday that police now believe the man known to Quincy investors as Eugene Grathwohl is in fact Scott Wolas, a fugitive con already charged with swindling investors out of more than $100 million in the 1990s. [...]

Ninja Warriors, Leon Powe spark Wicked Local Health & Fitness Festival

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:01
The American Ninja Warrior Demo, former Celtics star Leon Powe, tasty food samples and timely talks were among the highlights of the first Wicked Local Health & Fitness Festival Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.

Hingham detective says heroin, fentanyl are a problem 'everywhere'

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 18:19
Police detective John Marquardt will deliver that message Wednesday to the Hingham Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. The group will meet at the school department next to town hall at 5 p.m.

Pair of Quincy Center infrastructure projects behind schedule

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 19:07
A pair of public infrastructure projects in Quincy Center that were supposed to be completed this summer are now expected to run into the fall, if not longer.

Columbia Point in the 1950s: photos, videos available online

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 16:56
The photographs, stories, and videos collected as part of “Making a History of Columbia Point: A Participatory Exhibition” are now available for research online at openarchives.umb.edu. The event, held at the Harbor Point Clubhouse on Saturday, May 9, 2015, was the culminating practicum project of Professor Jane Becker's graduate public history seminar (History 625) at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Mass. authorities urge caution, not fear, as NY bombing investigation unfolds

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 14:44
While intelligence officers have found no Massachusetts links to the weekend's bombings in New York and New Jersey, law enforcement personnel are on alert for suspicious activity and plan to increase security for Thursday's Patriots game.