Quincy

Quincy

By - 7/4/15 - 12:07 pm
John Adams in Quincy

Seems our second president would have preferred July 2 as Independence Day, although that would have deprived us of that story about him and Jefferson both dying within hours of each other on the national holiday.

David Parsons captured the Adams mural in Quincy.

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

By - 6/30/15 - 9:24 pm
Flowers at a Quincy quarry

Eileen Murphy visited Sailor's Home Pond in Wollaston today.

By - 6/6/15 - 5:43 pm
Squantum snow pile

Why should the South Boston snow pile get all the publicity? Lee Toma visited the Squantum Point snow pile today:

It is still twelve feet tall! Also, so disgusting.

By - 5/16/15 - 5:15 pm
I-93 crash

Drew Joseph ran across this median crash on I-93 south just past exit 6 around 4:45 p.m.

By - 5/12/15 - 7:57 pm
Hail in Quincy

Cat City shows one of the hailstones that fell on Quincy this evening.

Down by Legacy Place in Dedham, it didn't hail or rain, but it sure looked like it was going to: Read more.

By - 5/9/15 - 5:20 pm
Fog covering parts of Boston, as seen at Wollaston beach in Quincy

Benjamin CL reports on the fog layer that made half the Hancock and most of the downtown skyline disappear, at least as seen from Wollaston Beach late this afternoon.

By - 4/21/15 - 4:50 pm

Edit: Thanks for the replies, guys.

Address: 126 E Howard St Quincy, Massachusetts (Don't know if this is close enough to Boston for you guys...)

Building's clearly abandoned and mostly boarded up, but the main entrance (amazingly) hasn't had all of its glass broken in yet. The way the upper floors look, seems like it was abandoned a long time ago, but from the first few floors it looks like a fresh closure.

I swear, why would nobody want to use it as the base of their new criminal empire? Looks defendable enough.

Unless it has some dark history inside...

By - 4/11/15 - 9:21 pm
Spring volleyball at Carson Beach in South Boston

Across the city today, winter-weary Bostonians shed their coats, or, at least, unzipped them a bit as they marveled at temperatures that approached 60.

On Carson Beach in South Boston, Eileen Murphy watched a game of volleyball (a brisk wind aided the windsurfers in Pleasure Bay).

In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:

By - 2/28/15 - 2:11 pm
Taupaw

A Jamaica Plain man says the coyote that ran across Quincy Bay the other day is actually Taupaw, his 11-month old Dutch Wolfhound.

Taupaw is lanky, gray, brown and white, is shy, but loves other dogs. And he loves to roam:

By - 2/27/15 - 10:38 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today prosecutors cannot use most of the marijuana found in a man's minivan during a traffic stop in Quincy to prosecute him for possession with intent to distribute, because police didn't have the legal right to search the vehicle in the first place.

The ruling also applies to the man's cell phone, on which officers browsed messages they felt showed evidence the man was conducting drug deals.

By - 2/27/15 - 9:30 am
Coyote on ice off Quincy

The Coast Guard reports the crew of the Cutter Pendant was cutting channels through the ice off Quincy yesterday when all of a sudden a coyote ran in front of the ship.

By - 2/18/15 - 3:22 pm

From yesterday's commute.

By - 2/16/15 - 12:32 pm
Workers clearing ice and snow on the Red Line in Quincy

The MBTA provided this photo of workers clearing ice and snow on Red Line tracks near Water Street in Quincy this morning.

By - 2/15/15 - 8:52 pm

Updated: Not just anybody can show up to shovel out the Red Line.

The MBTA is working with local unions to get lots of people working to shovel out the Braintree branch of the Red Line tomorrow.

The T contact the Boston Building Trades and the SEIU, who in turn asked members with shovels to show up tomorrow at the Bayside Expo Center for a 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift digging out the tracks, which have not been used to carry passengers since the last storm.

They'll be paid $30 an hour.

A T spokesman says the move is part of "an all out snow removal offensive on the Braintree branch tomorrow."

By - 2/12/15 - 2:02 pm

And so it's come to this: With the Braintree leg of the Red Line effectively out of commission since that train got stuck for two hours, the T is turning to Peter Pan, which normally provides bus service to places like Vermont, to help ferry riders between Braintree and JFK/UMass tonight and tomorrow.

In a statement, the Carmen's Union, which represents MBTA bus drivers, says:

By - 2/9/15 - 8:36 am

Between Quincy Center and Quincy Adams, Peter Wilson reports. The Quincy Fire Department is on scene to help with evacuation. WCVB reports the train was stuck for two hours.

Scott H took photos at the scene.

Passengers getting on escape bus.

Meanwhile, Brian reported from the Orange Line around 8:35 a.m.:

By - 2/5/15 - 6:43 pm

With particularly frigid temps expected, the MBTA says riders should brace for subway delays tomorrow.

For tomorrow, sub-zero conditions and wind chills as low as minus 20 will likely affect aging trains’ propulsion systems. While the MBTA will work hard to provide regular weekday service, customers are strongly encouraged to stay updated on delays and service interruptions via mbta.com or on twitter @mbta.

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