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By adamg - 5/18/22 - 8:15 pm
Fire in the Blue Hills

Steve H. looked out the window of JetBlue Flight 1222 inbound to Logan from the south shortly before 7 p.m. and spotted what appeared to be "a sizeable brush fire" in the area of the Blue Hills Reservation.

By adamg - 3/18/22 - 8:10 am

It was Trouble City on the Red Line out of Braintree this morning due to a dead train near North Quincy.

By adamg - 2/16/22 - 3:06 pm

FBI Boston: Arsons at Chabad Centers (Needham)

Federal officials today announced the arrest of a Quincy man they say tried to obstruct their investigation into why his alleged Nazi of a brother might've set fire to orthodox Jewish centers and a Jewish-owned business in 2019. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 11:55 pm
Flooded Morrissey

Photo by Paul Nutting Jr.

Paul Nutting Jr. videoed Morrissey Boulevard flooding today near Malibu Beach: Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/21 - 1:07 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man they say pushed a 92-year-old man to the ground, which opened up a bloody gash on his head after he hit the pavement yesterday afternoon. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/25/21 - 9:05 pm

Annissa Essaibi George tonight told Quincy it can suck it - if she's elected mayor, she's going to re-open Long Island and she's going to get the Long Island Bridge re-built pronto. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 9:58 pm

Transit Police report officers rushed over to Andrew station on the Red Line Wednesday morning after getting word that two guys had walked out of a Quincy store with several thousand dollars of merchandise they hadn't paid for - and then used the Red Line as their escape route. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 1:24 pm

DCR reported today that lion's-mane jellyfish have floated into the waters off Carson Beach in South Boston, Wollaston Beach in Quincy and Nahant Beach in, well, Nahant. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 9:31 am
Morning eclipse, with jet

Adam Balsam was among the many people who got up early to get a good view of the eclipse, which in his case meant a trip to Wollaston Beach. At first, it was disappointing, because clouds obscured the show as the sun broke above the horizon, but once the sun rose high enough, the show was on. Read more.

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.

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.

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