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AG Healy calls Trump's Haiti TPS decision 'reckless, illegal'

5 hours 15 min ago
The main course at Tuesday's annual Thanksgiving luncheon to honor immigrants was cooked up by the Trump administration, which has elected to end Haitians' seven-year-old temporary protected status in the U.S. in July 2019.While guests cleared their plates of stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, speaker after speaker in the Great Hall dug into the federal policy that was announced the night before.The federal government allows the nationals of 10 countries, [...]

Campaigns confident of signatures for sales tax cut, minimum wage, paid leave

5 hours 29 min ago
Proponents of a major sales tax cut and supporters of a $15 minimum wage and a paid family and medical leave proposal say they've gathered more than enough signatures to advance their proposals, setting up issues showdowns in the Legislature in early 2018.Raise Up Massachusetts, the coalition behind a 2014 earned sick time ballot law and an income surtax that's also targeted for the 2018 ballot, says it has accumulated more than 275,000 raw signatures to submit to local city and [...]

Quincy police ask for help identifying suspects in assault, robbery of 92-year-old woman

5 hours 35 min ago
Do you know this woman? Police say she helped an unknown man rob an elderly woman on Beale Street on Sunday.

Massachusetts firefighters honored for bravery

10 hours 6 min ago
Thirty-three awards given to firefighters from 22 departments

Former Quincy man pleads guilty after fleeing child porn charges

10 hours 24 min ago
QUINCY - A former Quincy resident pleaded guilty distribution of child pornography in federal court on Tuesday.Scot Letourneau, 44, pleaded guilty in two separate cases to one count of distribution of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography and failure to register as a sex offender. U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper scheduled sentencing for Feb. 27.In early 2015, officers learned that Letourneau was trading images of child porn with [...]

A holiday history: Thanksgiving facts vs. myths

11 hours 7 min ago
The first Thanksgiving is steeped in lore and surrounded by myths. Here's a look at how the history of the holiday actually unfolded.

Photo ID now required to enter state McCormack Building

12 hours 26 min ago
Visitors to any of the state agencies in the McCormack Building across Bowdoin Street from the State House now have to show a photo ID to enter, part of a new policy that took effect Monday.Under the new visitor access policy, anyone without a state employee ID now must present a photo ID at the "security visitor management desk" in the lobby, the Division of Capital Asset Maintenance and Management said. The ID policy mirrors procedures in place at other city highrises and office [...]

Turkeys a conservation success story in Massachusetts

12 hours 46 min ago
For more than 100 years, there were no wild turkeys in Massachusetts.

Quincy man sentenced to 10 years on child porn charges

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:05
This is the second time Nicholas Oslander has been sent to jail on child-pornography charges.

Quincy police seize cocaine, loaded gun in weekend bust

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:46
Police found12 grams of cocaine, $1,615 cash and other drug and gun paraphernalia in when executing a search warrant on Bersani Circle on Sunday.

AAA: Nearly 51 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 09:15
Travel times could be more than three times longer over the holiday week

Fore River Bridge opening Tuesday; sign up for our free email alert

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 08:28
The Fore River Bridge is scheduled to open at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday 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. [...]

Fore River Bridge opening Sunday; sign up for our free email alert

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 09:51
The Fore River Bridge is scheduled to open at noon Sunday.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 [...]

Wind advisory posted for Sunday

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 09:10
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through 10 p.m. Sunday for southeastern Massachusetts.Wind of 25 to 35 mph, gusting to 50 mph, will switch from southeast in the morning to west in the afternoon. It will be strong enough to make down branches, causing scattered power loss.Rain this morning will give way to partial sunshine by afternoon. The temperature will drop from the high 50s to the low 40s, with a slight chance of snow showers overnight. [...]

ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, Nov. 13-18

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:14
Your picture could be the next reader photo featured when we return on Nov. 27 after the Thanksgiving break. Just email photos with detailed captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. Follow wickedlocalpix on Instagram where you can also share photos using #wickedlocal.

Quincy talk to celebrate Neponset River cleanup

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:16
A program Monday evening at the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy will highlight the transformation of the Neponset River.

Quincy talk to celebrate Neponset River Watershed cleanup

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:15
A program Monday evening at the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy will highlight the Neponset River Watershed Association.

Survey identifies Massachusetts school buildings in need

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:58
When it comes to funding for school building projects in Massachusetts, supply can't keep up with demand.

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 11-17-17

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:00
Check out You Want to tuff WHAT? and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com

Lock-cracking thief at Quincy YMCA made $9,000 in purchases with stolen credit card

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:48
Quincy police said a "professional" thief cracked at least two padlocks in the men's locker room and stole credit cards and keys from unsuspecting victims.