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By adamg - 4/30/21 - 3:11 pm

Quincy today sued the state in an effort to overturn its approval of Boston's plans to rebuild the Long Island Bridge, saying the state should hold all new hearings that would prove Quincy's assertions the new bridge would prove as unsafe as the one torn down in 2015, that it would become useless as sea levels rise and that the road leading to the bridge on Moon Island is itself in imminent danger of collapse. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/21 - 12:06 pm

WBZ reports a Weymouth man faces three counts of attempted murder (a third man was injured, but not stabbed) after a large fight in the parking lot for Rags on Washington Street.

By adamg - 3/15/21 - 12:11 pm

A man convicted of second-degree murder for the death of somebody standing at a bar in Quincy in 2015 will get a new trial after the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled the prosecutor in the case asked him improper rhetorical questions during the trial and then went too far in calling him a "bully" several times during his closing arguments. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 11:59 am
Pill-making equipment seized in Wollaston

Photo via Quincy PD

Quincy Police report the seizure of "a large-scale, illegal pill manufacturing operation" along with "a large quantity of fentanyl, powder base precursors, and commercial-grade pharmaceutical pill presses and machinery used in manufacturing" in a trailer stored in a rental-garage facility in the residential section of Wollaston.

All the stuff, seized on Jan. 6, was transported to police headquarters for safekeeping while DEA agents hunt the people who may have owned and used the equipment, police say.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 11:52 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending end of JnJ Turo Turo in Quincy.

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By adamg - 12/18/20 - 3:11 pm
Toamite

A Quincy man who used eBay to sell a Japanese amulet that dispenses bleach fumes faces up to a year in prison after pleading guilty to distribution and sale of an unregistered pesticide, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/20 - 11:22 am
Quincy bank robber sought

He walks in, writes a demand note, then pulls his mask up before going up to a teller.

The FBI has released photos of a man who held up the TD Bank branch at 323 Hancock St. in Quincy yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/20 - 9:19 pm
Vernard Shepard

Transit Police report arresting Vernard Shepard, 31, on charges he threatened two juveniles with a double-sided hunting knife after they refused his request for money at the Quincy Center T station around 7:10 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/20 - 10:39 am
Abigail Adams

J.L. Bell recounts Abigail Adams's Thanksgiving in 1798, when husband John was off presidenting in Philadelphia (Thanksgiving then being just a New England thing, not a national holiday), her children were far away (sons John Quincy and Thomas Boylston being the farthest, in Moscow, where John was his father's minister to Russia and Thomas was along for the ride) and her nearby relatives were ill. Two neighbors did join her, as did Phoebe Abdee, originally her father's slave, who continued to work for the family even after she was freed.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 9:24 am

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man - already wanted on an assault-and-battery charge - with beating a T bus driver in Quincy yesterday after the driver asked him to mask up. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 4:29 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Grumpy White's in Quincy will serve its last meal on Nov. 21.

By adamg - 11/9/20 - 10:53 pm

Yes, it's come to this: Around 9 p.m., the MBTA reported delays of up to 15 minutes on the Braintree branch of the Red Line so that workers could remove a shopping car from the tracks at North Quincy.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 9:40 pm

WBZ reports a worker at the Fruit Basket Marketplace on Granite Street tested positive for Covid-19 and so is asking anybody who shopped there between Oct. 2 and 11 to check in with the health department.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 12:13 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the owners of Pier 6 in Charlestown and ReelHouse in East Boston and Quincy's Marina Bay are putting the three into "winter break" on Nov. 1.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 10:57 am
Lightning over Boston Harbor

Lightning over South Boston and Boston Harbor. See it larger.

From a downtown aerie, Jonathan Berk was thunderstruck during the second wave of yesterday afternoon's storm. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 12:58 pm
Frank Bellotti

Back in the day, politicians who'd won elections would often invite the press in the next morning to watch them bask in the glow of being a winner. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 8:46 pm

WCVB reports North Quincy High School is keeping its mascot Yakoo, only now, instead of looking like an angry Native American about to stomp somebody with a tomahawk, he'll be portrayed as an angry American colonist about to stomp somebody with, um, a bill of rights or something. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/20 - 1:59 pm

The city of Quincy is asking anybody might have eaten at Manet Lounge, 1099 Sea St. on particular days earlier this month to call the city health department, because a worker there has tested positive for Covid-19: Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/20 - 12:54 pm

Kids: Don't stand under a "snow arch" in Tuckerman's Ravine in the middle of July. WBZ reports.

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