Quincy

By - 7/17/16 - 9:49 am
Quincy quarry fire

John looked out his window around 5:40 a.m. to see a roaring fire.

By - 6/16/16 - 9:25 am
Car in Quincy Bay

Quincy Police photographed what happens when you forget: This car picked up enough steam rolling down a driveway to hop the seawall and end up in the water this morning. WBZ reports it happened on Shelton Road.

By - 6/9/16 - 10:45 am

Finally this man is being held for these heinous crimes, though unfortunately not soon enough. If only sexual assault charges were taken more seriously the first three times around.

By - 6/7/16 - 9:06 pm
Lightning hits Boston

Jonathan Berk captured a lightning bolt hitting Boston during tonight's storm.

Further south, Seth Gitell reported shortly before 9 p.m.:

Trees down along Furnace Brook in Quincy. Apparent flash flooding. Dangerous. I'm parked safely at gas station.

By - 5/17/16 - 6:02 am

A drone video posted on Scott Eisen's channel shows the Milton rowing team and some fascinating scenery along the Neponset estuary.

By - 5/4/16 - 12:21 pm

A federal appeals court yesterday dismissed a lawsuit against a New Jersey company whose phone anonymizer service was used by a vengeful Quincy woman to make phony sexually explicit, harassing phone calls to the neighbor of a man who had fired her from her job at a Quincy diner. Read more.

By - 4/29/16 - 3:46 pm
Wanted for breaking a window on an MBTA bus in Quincy

A big Walter White fan objected to a request to pay his fare on a bus in Quincy Saturday evening by using his head as a battering ram on a bus window, Transit Police report.

Police say the window shattered and the man fled the Route 215 bus, after threatening the driver. Read more.

By - 4/13/16 - 8:09 pm

CommonWealth reports the city of Quincy rejected a bid by GateHouse, which owns the Quincy Patriot Ledger, for a city contract to do some rah-rah marketing about how wonderful Quincy is.

Christopher Walker, [Mayor Tom] Koch’s director of policy and information and a former reporter for the Patriot Ledger, said the mayor was concerned about ethical conflicts if the owner of the city’s major newspaper went to work promoting the image of the municipality.

By - 3/11/16 - 2:18 pm
Reading bank robber vs. Quincy bank robber

Reading Police posted the photo on the left of a guy wanted for robbing a Santander Bank branch in their town on March 7. Compare to the photo on the right of the guy wanted for robbing a bank in Quincy the next day while clad in a South Boston Pop Warner hoodie (and, for that matter, the guy wanted for robbing a bank in South Boston a few days before that).

By - 3/9/16 - 8:48 pm
Neponset Circle by the Neponset River Bridge

Stanley Staco reports Boston and Quincy firefighters started searching the Neponset River Bridge - and the river under it - shortly after 8 p.m. They are now searching the water past the bridge in Dorchester Bay

Megs was among the drivers who got stuck in the resulting traffic jam at Neponset Circle.

By - 3/8/16 - 10:26 pm
Quincy bank robber with South Boston Pop Warner sweatshirt

Quincy Police report this guy robbed the Eastern Bank branch on Franklin Street around 8:50 a.m. As Bill Sheerin notes, that's a South Boston Pop Warner hoodie he's wearing. Read more.

By - 3/3/16 - 7:29 am

The T is reporting signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass on the Red Line.

At 7:21 a.m., Dave Curran reported he got on the train at Wollaston 30 minutes earlier and still hadn't reached JFK/UMass.

By - 2/26/16 - 7:47 am

Sullivan's at Castle Island opens for the season tomorrow. And the Clam Box at Wollaston Beach opens March 4.

By - 2/10/16 - 10:02 am

State Police report a crash on Rte. 28 in Quincy around 1:30 a.m. killed the driver and a passenger: Read more.

By - 2/2/16 - 7:03 pm

There's a dead train somewhere on the Orange Line (the T isn't saying where) and a train that breathes no more at Quincy Center on the Red Line. Passengers are not happy, but whadaya gonna do?

By - 1/28/16 - 5:47 am

UPDATE, 7 a.m.: Equipment removed, T reports "minor" residual delays.

The T is running shuttle buses between North Quincy and JFK/UMass due to "disabled work equipment" at Savin Hill. A T spokesman adds:

MBTA crews are on scene, working hard to get the piece of equipment off the main line. Customers may also board Commuter Rail trains at Braintree, Quincy Center and JFK for service into South Station. Customers are asked to allow extra time to commute.

By - 1/26/16 - 7:18 am

The T warned riders yesterday that delays related to the reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge would continue today. What they optimistically didn't warn riders about, however, were the signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass - of the sort the Braintree line has been having for a couple of months now.

From the north, though, the trains are running well over the bridge.

By - 1/24/16 - 8:50 am
Walking in the snow

David Parsons took a walk in the snow and captured a person walking in the snow.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/20/16 - 7:32 am

The T is advising "moderate" delays into town on the Red Line from Braintree due to a train that just could not make it past Quincy Center, and "minor" delays into town on the Orange Line from Forest Hills, due to a train that ascended to the pearly gates at Mass. Ave.