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By adamg - 1/31/24 - 3:46 pm
Ed Flynn

Ed Flynn, worrying about Boston's neighboring cities.

The Boston City Council today approved a $13.3-million federal homeland-security grant without the normally required hearing after Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, downtown) warned there was no time left, that surrounding communities that would share the grant need the money now. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/24 - 9:48 am
Chowdah Hill

The commander of the USS Eisenhower, currently in the Red Sea launching attacks on Houthis, is Capt. Chris "Chowdah" Hill.

Chowdah Hill is from Quincy and went to Tufts. Read more.

By adamg - 11/23/23 - 9:20 am
A lot of turkeys in Quincy

Anna spotted this turkey klatsch in Quincy the other day.

By adamg - 11/9/23 - 10:04 am

MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng this morning released a proposed schedule for track repairs across most of the T subway system in 2024 that will mean more of the multi-day shutdowns riders have grown accustomed to over the past couple of years, but which he says will ultimately mean faster, smoother rides. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 9:44 pm

The MBTA reports a Red Line train gave up the ghost at Quincy Adams bollixed up Braintree Line service tonight.

At least two Red Line trains died in the morning commute.

By adamg - 10/27/23 - 9:55 pm

A Quincy man with a record that includes convictions for armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery on a police officer will have to stand trial in federal court on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm for the loaded gun police say they found in his apartment following his arrest on drug charges in Roxbury last year. Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/23 - 4:01 pm

A former Dorchester resident now living in Quincy expected to trade 60 grams of fentanyl for four handguns from Florida yesterday but instead found himself arrested by ATF agents and Quincy Police because his trading partner had turned informant in the hopes of reducing his own sentence for his role in gun trafficking in another jurisdiction, according to court records unsealed in US District Court in Boston today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/23 - 12:21 pm
View from a Quincy quarry

Brooks Payne got up early this morning to hike up to the top of a Quincy quarry and then into the Blue Hills,

By adamg - 8/10/23 - 10:12 am

The state Department of Environmental Protection yesterday granted Boston the permit it needs to rebuild the Long Island Bridge, which will let it re-open Long Island as a recovery and treatment campus. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/23 - 8:44 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say demanded a cigarette from a couple standing on the Red Line platform at Quincy Center, then hit the man with a bottle and threatened to stab the woman, around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/23 - 1:31 pm
Baby plover

Mary Ellen spotted the baby plover at Squantum the other day.

By adamg - 5/25/23 - 10:37 pm

The MBTA reports 25-minute delays on the Braintree branch even after workers managed to dispose of a train "which had its brakes activated," and not in a good way, at North Quincy.

By adamg - 5/6/23 - 11:14 pm

National Grid reports 3,655 homes and businesses in Quincy lost power at 10:48 p.m.; company estimates 12:45 a.m. for restoration.

By adamg - 4/11/23 - 10:53 pm

The owners of C-Mart stores in the South End and Quincy and one formerly in Chinatown will pay $800,000 in restitution and penalties to some 150 workers, the state Attorney General's office announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 3/7/23 - 1:16 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge man they say played with himself while staring and laughing at the woman sitting across from him on an outbound Red Line train between JFK/UMass and Quincy Center around 9:30 a.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/23 - 11:20 am
Alleged creeper

Transit Police report that around 6 p.m. on Sunday, two girls - 11 and 12 - were standing on the Red Line platform at North Quincy when, they told police:
Read more.

By adamg - 1/16/23 - 9:14 pm

The MBTA reports there were delays of up to 20 minutes inbound on the Braintree branch of the Red Line after a train developed one of those embarassing "mechanical issues" shortly before 8:30 p.m. But everybody's back to as hunky-dory as it gets on the Red Line these days, the T says.

By adamg - 1/12/23 - 12:48 pm

A Quincy psychiatrist fired by Mass General Brigham after it rejected his request for an exemption for Covid-19 shots on both medical and religious grounds is appealing a judge's ruling to toss his case. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 3:47 pm

State Police report arresting a Hyde Park woman on charges she used a pair of scissors to try to carve up another woman in Quincy Saturday afternoon - and her alleged 16-year-old accomplice on charges that after the woman was done, she kicked the victim in the head. Read more.

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