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TRAVEL TIPS: Traffic advisories for eastern Massachusetts

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 19:55
Some things you need to know about getting where you want to go.

Morning Jolt: Scripps Spelling Bee ends in tie — again

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 09:30
For the second year in a row, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of Chesterfield, Missouri, were named co-champions after spelling every word thrown at them. This is the second year in a row there has been a tie. Before 2014, however, there hadn’t been a tie since 1962.

Morning Jolt: Adorable 2-year-old Riley Curry steals the show after Warriors win

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 09:16
In the newsNBA regular season MVP and conference finals MVP Stephen Curry may be a hot commodity when it comes to interviews, but his adorable 2-year-old daughter is really what America wants to see. Watch Riley Curry’s antics during Curry’s postgame news conference. [...]

Quincy historian to host walking tour

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 15:40
QUINCY – City Historian Tom Galvin will lead a historical walking tour of Quincy at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 starting at the Mount Wollaston Cemetery. The tour will stop at Quincy’s Outdoor Museum where participants will learn about the city’s granite industry, as well as about famous citizens such as the Adams and Quincy families, mayors and civic leaders. Walkers should meet at [...]

Free seedlings available for local, charitable gardeners

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 14:44
Veteran gardeners and interested new spring planters have a change to donate their home-grown vegetables to a good cause this season. The Keohane Funeral Home is distributing free seedlings to anyone willing to raise them and donate the produce to the Interfaith Social Services or Weymouth Food Pantries. "We’re hoping the Harvest Helpers program will inspire backyard gardeners living here on the South Shore to mobilize around this issue [...]

Quincy anti-drug coalition to host family-awareness event Thursday

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:00
The Quincy Anti-Drug Coalition will host a Family Awareness Night on Thursday May 28from 6 to 9 p.m. at Central Middle School.

The Garden Conservancy hosts public program

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 09:58
MILTON – The Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust will hold its 5th annual Dogwood Days open garden celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Sunday, June 14 to Sunday, June 21 at the Wakefield Estate. The week-long celebration will feature a number of gardens that will be open to the public as part of The Garden Conservancy’s "Open Days" program. Admission is $5 per garden and proceeds will [...]