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NO BREAKING NEWS ALERT OR STATE OF THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION REPORTED.


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News:

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Adams Green Construction Update: Transportation Improvement Project

Construction Activities for the week of: Sunday, April 26, 2015:

 

* Paving of roadway and construction of sidewalk work on Hancock Street from Coddington Street to Saville Avenue in the front of Presidents Place (1250 Hancock Street).

 

* Installation of curbing, sidewalk and street lighting work continuing on the north side of Granite Street from Hancock Street to the loading area adjacent to the Stop & Shop Building.

 

* Continuing with the relocation of their duct bank on Temple Street by Subway to Christmas Tree Island (at night).

 

* Demolition of 1442 & 1446 Hancock Street for the West of Chestnut Parcel.

 

Reminder for the MBTA Passengers:

All bus routes for 214, 216, 220, 221 and 222 will not make any bus stop at 1250 Hancock Street due to the Adams Green Construction until the further notice.

 

Weekday Bus Route:

* Bus Route 214 and 216 can stop at Coddington Street @ Washington Street.

* Bus Route 214, 220, 221 and 222 can stop at Coddington Street @ Washington Street.

 

Weekend Bus Route:

* Bus Route 214/216 can stop at Coddington Street @ Quincy High School.

* Bus Route 220, 221 and 222 can stop at Coddington Street @ Washington Street.

 

To receive project updates on the Adams Green Construction:

* Follow City of Quincy on Twitter: @CityofQuincy

* Follow Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Twitter: @MassDOT

* Follow MBTA on Twitter: @MBTA

* Jimmy Hui, Public Safety Officer to City Solicitor Jim Timmins on Twitter: @jimmyhuiquincy

 

Questions or Concerns on Adams Green Construction:

* Tom Russo from Woodward & Curran can be reached at (617) 910-7847 or e-mail: trusso@woodwardcurran.com

* Mayor's Office can be reached at (617) 376-1990 (during business hours of operations: Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.)

* MBTA can be reached at (617) 222-3200 (during business hours of operations on weekdays & weekends related on bus routes)


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City of Quincy: 26th Annual Cleaner, Greener In Quincy 2015:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Mayor Thomas P. Koch and The City of Quincy will be hosting their 26th Annual Cleaner, Greener In Quincy begins next week on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. at various locations all across the citywide to open for the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens, City of Quincy employees and the elected officials are welcome to sign up and participate this event.

 

For over 25 years, schools, companies, community organizations and residents have come together to clean our great City of Quincy after a cold weather season. This past winter had record breaking amounts of snow fall, and the City of Quincy is exciting that spring and summer are upon us.

Please join the City of Quincy in participating in this wonderful event. At 12:30 p.m., Mayor Koch invites you to Pageant Field to enjoy a free cookout.

 

Online Registration for the Cleaner, Greener In Quincy: Click Here.

 

For more information on the Cleaner, Greener In Quincy event, please contact Chris Rooney, Program Manager at Quincy Park Department can be reached at (617) 376-1251 or e-mail: crooney@quincyma.gov with any questions or concerns.


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Final Long Island Bridge Demolition Charge Update:

 

The final section of the Long Island Bridge is scheduled to be demolished on Thursday, April 23, 2015, with the use of a small number of explosive charges that will be used to cut beams and lower bridge sections for transport. Residents in the surrounding areas may hear concussions at roughly at 11:00 a.m.


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The 33rd Annual Quincy Senior Olympics 2015:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that 33rd Annual Quincy Senior Olympics will return to the City of Quincy during this spring season with a full sponsored by: Mayor Thomas P. Koch and The City of Quincy. The Quincy Recreation Department and Quincy Elder Services Department will be running their program for the Senior Olympics starts on Monday, May 11, 2015 through Thursday, May 21, 2015.

 

The registration form and brochure information will be available at Quincy Recreation Department, The Kennedy Center and the City Hall during the normal business hours of operations from Monday through Friday or visit the Quincy Recreation Department's website to fill out online registration.

 

The Senior Olympics is now available for men and women ages in the between 55 years and older to sign up and register and will receive free an official 2015 Senior Olympic t-shirts.

 

For more information, please contact Quincy Recreation Department at (617) 376-1394 or visit the website at www.quincyrec.com with the details.


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West Chestnut Project Mobilization Begins:

 

Construction crews are mobilizing for first step of private development in Quincy Center, the West of Chestnut residential and retail project. Contractors are now staging in the project area, which includes Chestnut Street, Cottage Avenue and the 1400 block of Hancock Street. As construction moves forward, there will be parking and traffic restrictions and pedestrian shifts in the area that will change periodically as work progresses.


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Boston 2024 Organizing Committee Community Meeting Information:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Boston 2024 Organizing Committee has been already arranged and planned to host for the 20 community meetings all across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which it would be a great opportunity to share with the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens, elected officials, business owners and the public are invited to come and attend this meeting to hear with the expert panels from the Boston 2024 Organizing Committee throughout the evening.

 

The Boston 2024 Organizing Committee will deliver with their presentation and proposal for the 2024 Summer Olympics information during the community meeting and will be able to take your Q+A session.

 

Here's the schedule for the community meeting:

Date Time Location Venue
April 22, 2015 6:30 -- 8:30 p.m. Stonehill College: 320 Washington Street, North Easton, MA
April 30, 2015 6:30 -- 8:30 p.m. South Lawrence High School: 165 Crawford Street, Lawrence, MA
May 13, 2015 6:30 -- 8:30 p.m. Barnstable High School: 744 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA

* = Subject to change of schedule, if the necessary.

 

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston will continue to host their community meeting throughout the evening to open for the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens, elected officials, business owners and the public are welcome to come and attend on the Boston 2024 Summer Olympics information.

 

Here's the schedule for the community meeting:

Date Time Location Venue
April 28, 2015 6:30 p.m. Roxbury Community College: 1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA
May 19, 2015 6:30 p.m. Cleveland Community Center: 11 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA
June 30, 2015 6:30 p.m. English High School: 144 McBride Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
July 28, 2015 6:30 p.m. Mildred School: 5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan, MA
August 25, 2015 6:30 p.m. Ohrenberger School: 175 West Boundary Road, West Roxbury, MA
September 29, 2015 6:30 p.m. East Boston High School: 86 White Street, East Boston, MA

* = Subject to change of schedule, if the necessary.

 

Please check back in our official website at The Jimmy Hui Foundation for an update of the community meeting schedule information throughout the future when we have a new announcement available to keep you informed up to speed on the what's happening around in the community.

 

For more information on the community meeting schedule, please visit the Boston 2024 Organizing Committee official website with the details: CLICK HERE.


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FEMA Flood Map Update:

 

In response to the City of Quincy's successful appeal of the FEMA flood maps, the federal government will formally issue legal notice on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 that it has completed its preliminary revisions based on the appeal.

 

Hard copies of the maps will at that point be available for viewing at the City of Quincy Engineering Department in the Public Works Complex at 55 Sea Street, Quincy, MA. A second formal notice will follow on Thursday, April 23, 2015 and the City of Quincy's engineering team is working to have a user-friendly version of the new maps available via the City of Quincy's website the following day on Friday, April 24, 2015.

 

The 120-day public comment period -- which includes 90 days to submit comments and 30 days for the Federal government to respond -- begins after the second notice is issued. Residents affected by the maps are encouraged, if possible, to wait until the electronic version is available for the best possible understanding of the revised maps.

 

The City of Quincy's appeal team will continue to work through the maps and will be working toward further changes as the public comment period moves forward. The City of Quincy will also be scheduling workshops and providing assistance on how best to submit public comments as the process move forward. Please check this space for further updates.


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MBTA Panel Calls for Fiscal Control Board, Multi-Year Plans To Fix Broken System:

Press Release from the Office of the Governor of Massachusetts

 

Boston, MA -- Today, Governor Charlie Baker released a detailed report compiled by the MBTA special panel and outlined a plan of action to reform and improve the MBTA. The panel's recommendations include creating a five-member Fiscal and Management Control Board, as well as the creation of one, five and 20 year spending plans after the group uncovered massive structural and management failures that are on pace to bankrupt the system if left unchecked.

 

"Massachusetts deserves a reliable, well-managed, cost effective transportation system, and this in-depth report offers a plan of action to responsibly pursue organizational and operational reforms to reach this goal," said Governor Baker. "Thanks to the hard work of the panel members, we have action items to improve service reliability, correct the failures that would bankrupt the MBTA if left unchecked and rescue the transportation system our economy relies upon."

 

On Friday, February 20, 2015, the Baker Administration announced a team of national leaders in transportation, economic development and municipal planning charged with performing an in-depth diagnostic review of the MBTA's core functions. The panel met 18 times over six weeks to review past studies, with MBTA staff, MassDOT leadership, transit advocates and labor representatives in order to benchmark the MBTA against peer agencies and analyze performance through objectives analysis. The panel synthesized recent MBTA studies, conducted a performance review, examined the MBTA's core functions and compared results with other transit operations to assess the status of the system's governance, finances, and capital planning.

 

From a press conference at the State House, the Baker Administration and members of the panel announced a summary of key findings and proposed recommendations for short and long term reforms centered on a fiscal management control board:

 

Key Findings:

* Unsustainable Operating Budget: The MBTA would be insolvent if not for continuing and increasing subsidies due to a severe imbalance between costs and revenue.

 

* Chronic Capital Underinvestment: The MBTA has not spent the capital funds already available to it, resulting in chronic underinvestment in the aging fleet and infrastructure.

 

* Bottleneck Project Delivery: The MBTA struggles to get projects completed.

 

* Ineffective Workplace Practices: The MBTA is ineffective at managing work due to weak workplace practices and chronic absenteeism.

 

* Shortsighted Expansion Program: MassDOT and the MBTA lack a long-range expansion strategy shaped around the physical and financial capacity of the MBTA and future needs for regional transit.

 

* Organizational Instability: The MBTA is hampered by frequent leadership changes, vacancies, and looming attrition.

 

* Lack of Customer Focus: The MBTA is not organized to operate as a customer-oriented business.

 

* Flaw Contracting Process: The MBTA's procurement and contract management is inefficient.

 

* Lack of Accountability: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides more than half of the MBTA operating budget and additional funding for capital projects, but the MBTA is not accountable to the Governor or the Legislature.

 

Recommendations:

After considering a range of scenarios, the panel recommends creating a Fiscal and Management Control Board to enforce new oversight and management support, and increase accountability over 3-5 year time frame. The goals will target governance, finance, agency structure and operations through recommended executive and legislative actions that embrace transparency and develop stability in order to earn public trust.

 

* New Fiscal and Management Oversight: Replace the current MassDOT board with a five-member Fiscal and Management Control Board, with three members appointed by the Governor and one each nominated by the Speaker of the House and the Senate President. The Governor appoints a Chief Administrative Officer to lead the T, who repots to the Control Board.

 

* Capture Revenue Opportunities: Significantly increase MBTA self-generated revenue from fare, advertising and real estate, as well as through grants and federal programs.

 

* Budget Firewall: Build a firewall between the operating and capital budgets - construct one, five and twenty year plans for each.

 

* Capital Planning: Create a dedicated state-funded capital program to modernize vehicles and infrastructure and pause construction spending for system expansion (except for federally funded projects) until such a plan is in place.

 

* Customer Service: Create customer-oriented performance management and strengthen communications.

 

* Update System Routes: Rationalize and reform system routes, including buses.

 

The MBTA special panel is co-chaired by Katie Lapp, Executive Vice President for Harvard University and former Executive Director and CEO for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Brian McMorrow of Massport, and includes Jane Garvey, a national leader in transportation policy, Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez, the Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy at Harvard University, Joseph Sullivan, the Mayor of Braintree and former Chair of the Joint House-Senate Transportation Committee, and Robert Gittens, the Vice President of Public Affairs at Northeastern University.

 

Read a full report of Back On Track: An Action Plan to Transform the MBTA: Click Here


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Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Motor Vehicle Law:

 

The MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles and Highway Divisions, along with the Massachusetts State Police Department, advised motorists of a new law taking effect on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 requiring the use of headlights and taillights on motor vehicles during inclement weather and when windshields wipers are in use. The law is intended to increase safety and visibility of vehicles on the Commonwealth's roadway.

 

The changes to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 85, Section 15, signed into law in January, require that front and rear motor vehicle lights be activated in all of the following conditions:

* When windshield wipers are on.

* When low light or weather conditions prevent other vehicles or persons from being seen at 500 feet.

* From 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.

 

Relying on daytime running lights for these conditions is not sufficient under the law. A violation of this law is considered a surcharge minor motor vehicle traffic law violation for insurance purposes.

 

For more information on the Safe Driver Insurance Plan and insurance surcharge information, please visit the Registry of Motor Vehicle's Merit Rating Board: CLICK HERE.


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Mayor and Developers Announces 3 Downtown Projects:

High-rise, hotel, and condos planned as next phase

 

Mayor Thomas P. Koch joined with three developers today to announce a proposed 15-story residential tower, a hotel, and a luxury condominium building that will anchor the next step of Quincy Center redevelopment.

 

Developers Peter O'Connell of Quincy, Alex Matov, of LBC Boston and Quincy native Sean Galvin of Galvcon Development detailed their mixed-use projects at a news conference today in the Mayor's office. Combined, the projects will total in the range of $100 million in private investment.

 

"This is a tremendously important step forward for the future of Quincy Center," said Mayor Koch. "We have been working for some time to creating the opportunity to bring this kind of private investment to the heart of Quincy Center, and it's going to happen. The time is now, and I'm thrilled that these developers have shown such great commitment to our future."

 

* O'Connell, who has developed landmark local projects such as Marina Bay and Quarry Hills, will build a 122-unit, 15-story luxury high rise in the Hancock Parking Lot.

 

* LBC Boston, which has spent more than $23 million acquiring property around Quincy Center over the last year, will build a 116-room hotel at 1500 Hancock Street, the block beginning at the corner of Cottage Avenue.

 

* Galvcon Development, a long-time Quincy developer of high-end residential properties, will build 48 luxury condominium units on the site once home to Woolworth's at the intersection of Hancock Street and Cliveden Street.

 

The Mayor also announced that this phase of development will include the construction of a parking garage in the Hancock Lot. The designed and total number of spaces is being engineered now. Based on the design of the garage, remaining property in the Hancock Lot will be offered to additional developers in the form of a Request For Proposals.

 

He said the City of Quincy's overall strategy for the downtown has remained unchanged, asserting that any infrastructure investment will be directly tied to a new revenue generated by the private development.

 

"We've said from Day One, we've held to it, and we're going to continue to hold to it -- the downtown will pay for itself," he said.

 

The O'Connell development will also require a land agreement with O'Connell, which will include an extensive public approval process when presented to the City Council. That agreement is slated to take shape in coming weeks. A smaller agreement may also be required depending on the sitting of the LBC Boston development proposal.

 

The proposals comes as construction for the first step of downtown redevelopment, Quincy Mutual Insurance's West of Chestnut development, is getting underway. That plan, being developed by Gate Residential, calls for a $100 million investment and 400 units of luxury housing split into two phases.


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MEMA Releases Full Report of Boston Marathon Bombing 2013:

Press Release from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

 

On Friday, April 3, 2015, the joint comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional report, which reviews the public safety, public health and medical response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, was made available to the public. The report entitled the After Report for the Response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, is the product of a year-long process that evaluated preparation activities related to the 2013 Boston Marathon, and response and recovery activities related to the April 15, 2013 bombings and associated incidents which followed that week. The report, which reflects an examination of documents and news reports, as well as interviews conducted with hundreds of officials from state and local law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, emergency management, public health, healthcare and race operations, details the best practices of and lessons learned by the numerous public safety, public health and medical organizations that played critical roles throughout the week.

 

In the months immediately following the 2013 bombings, representatives from key local and state public safety and public health agencies collaboratively formed a multi-jurisdictional Project Management Team to embark upon and oversee a comprehensive after-action process. The Project Management Team was comprised of representatives from the City of Boston, City of Cambridge, the town of Watertown, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Transit Police Department, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Massachusetts National Guard and the Massachusetts State Police Department.

 

With the exception of the post-bombings criminal investigation and intelligence sharing activities before and after the 2013 Boston Marathon, all aspects of the response to the bombings and the incidents that followed during the week were examined, including: public safety and medical support planning for the 2013 Boston Marathon; the immediate public safety, public health and medical response to the bombing and those injured; the search for, and apprehension of the bombing suspects in Watertown; and the recovery of the Back Bay and the community at large. The 130-page report provides an overview of the incidents that occurred during the week of April 15, 2013; discusses the response activities of public safety, public health, emergency medical and healthcare communities; and discusses best practices, lessons learned, and areas needing improvement.

 

Although the report was publicly released almost two years after the bombings, its findings were shared with key stakeholders prior to the 2014 Boston Marathon, and most of the recommended corrective actions have been or continue to be addressed. While the intention of the report was to provide important guidance to the numerous public safety, public health and healthcare agencies and organizations that were directly involved in the response to the Boston Marathon bombings, the report's review what happened in 2013, and its discussion of best practices and lessons learned, may assist other agencies and jurisdictions that plan for and manage public events, or may be called upon to respond to mass casualty incidents.

 

Full Report of After Report for the Response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings: Click Here


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City of Quincy Receives $5.3 Million West Quincy Flood Relief Grant:

Part of Mayor's Ongoing Flood Protection Capital Plan

 

Quincy, MA -- Congressman Stephen F. Lynch and Mayor Thomas P. Koch today announced a $5.3 million federal grant to pay for a new flood-protection pump station in the West Quincy neighborhood with a decades-long history of severe flooding when the Furnace Brook overflows.

 

The protect, part of the Mayor's ongoing flood-relief capital plan that includes a series of projects in West Quincy and other neighborhoods, will dramatically improve flood protection in the Miller Street, Cross Street and Furnace Avenue area, which was one of the hardest hit areas during the devastating floods of 2010.

 

The project dovetails into broader plans to improve flood protection in the neighborhoods surrounding the Furnace Brook, including a major repair and cleaning of the brook itself, drainage and engineering changes, and plans for a new pump station on nearby Alrick Road.

 

"Piece by piece, neighborhood by neighborhood, we're tackling head-on these chronic flooding issues that so many of our residents have suffered through for decades. We still have plenty of work to do, and this grant is a great testament to our partnership with Congressman Lynch and his work in making this funding a priority," said Mayor Koch, who also thanked Ward 4 City Councilor Brian Palmucci for his leadership relative to West Quincy flooding issues.

 

Congressman Lynch said, "I am very pleased to join Mayor Tom Koch in announcing the City of Quincy's $5.3 Million FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant. Residents deserve to feel safe in their homes during major storms and the installation of a new pumping system will vastly improve storm water runoff in the area and help to alleviate flooding concerns. Mayor Koch and the City of Quincy have done a remarkable job working with the federal government to take advantage of the funding available for cities and towns across the nation. I am proud to continue to work with Mayor Koch to advocate for the City of Quincy on the federal level, particularly as we pursue emergency relief for the significant costs of removing the record breaking snow this winter."

 

Ward 4 City Councilor Palmucci said, "This another clear step in the right direction toward providing much-needed flood protection to homeowners across West and South Quincy and another concrete example of the City of Quincy's commitment to addressing these issues."

 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant will fund the design  and permitting of the pump station, to be located on Furnace Avenue property purchased by the City of Quincy this year. Construction is scheduled to begin in the 2016.

 

In addition to purchasing the land needed for the pump station, the City of Quincy also completed improvements to the existing drainage system in anticipation of the larger project as part of the 2011 Capital Improvement Plan.

 

From a technical standpoint, hydraulic modeling has proved that when the Furnace Brook becomes overtaxed, when it overflows, sends water back to the project Miller Street, Cross Street and Furnace Avenue area and does not allow water to drain properly into the brook. The project will allow flood waters to be relayed further downstream, away from neighborhoods, reach the Brook downstream and includes measures to preventing overflows from deluging the neighborhood.

 

The total project cost is $7 million, with the City of Quincy's share being financed by the existing flood-relief capital financing.


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If You See Something, Say Something Campaign School Year 2014-2015:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Quincy Police Department and Quincy Public Schools are extremely encouraging the students and parents and guardians should be remain vigilant and be aware of where you are surrounding in the public places before, during and after school hours here in the City of Quincy.

 

It would be very important for the students needs to keep their eyes and ears during the school days to be ready and report for any suspicious activities directly to the teachers, school administrators, QPD School Resource Officers or QPS security officers right away at all times.

 

The North Quincy Nights Strategic Response Unit will team up with the Quincy Public Schools, Quincy Police Department and MBTA Transit Police Department to make sure that students can take a public transportation on the MBTA such as: buses and subways to ride safely on the way from home to school and home from school during on the school days here in the City of Quincy.

 

If you see something, say something to report any suspiciously activities, please call Mr. Draicchio, Director of Safety, Security and Transportation at (617) 984-8897 or (617) 504-5826 or dial 911 directly to the Quincy Police Department or MBTA Transit Police Department at (617) 222-1212 right away immediately so that way our officers will respond quickly as soon as possible with any emergency situation.


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Announcements:

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City View With Mayor Thomas P. Koch | Courtesy of: City of Quincy & QATV

 

Quincy Access Television Channel 11 Program Schedule:

Date

Time

Friday, April 24, 2015

6:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

9:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

9:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

Monday, April 27, 2015

10:00 a.m.

Schedule is subject to change by the Quincy Access Television Production.


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Sound Advice With Attorney Thomas F. Williams

Courtesy of: Thomas F. Williams & Associates

 

Quincy Access Television Channel 8 Program Schedule:

Date

Time

Show

Friday, April 24, 2015 5:30 p.m. Home Staging
Sunday, April 26, 2015 3:30 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change by the Quincy Access Television Production.

 

WATDS 95.9 FM Program Schedule: (Live Streaming Audio)

Date

Time

Show

Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Sound Advice w/ Attorney Williams

Tune in on WATDS 95.9 FM to listen the Sound Advice with Attorney Thomas F. Williams to share with his legal advice and takes your call. Call in ahead at (781) 837-4900 with your questions throughout the show.


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Quincy Department of Public Works: Street Sweeping Schedule 2015:

 

Fall Street Sweeping:

Zone 1:

Ward 1 and Ward 2: Monday, November 9, 2015 through Friday, November 13, 2015

 

Zone 2:

Ward 3 and Ward 4: Monday, November 16, 2015 through Friday, November 20, 2015

 

Zone 3:

Ward 5 and Ward 6: Monday, November 23, 2015 through Wednesday, November 25, 2015


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Boston Public Schools: Last Day of School 2015-2016:

 

School District

Last Day of School

Class of 2016 Graduates (Senior Year @ BPS)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Elementary School thru. High School (Grade 1-11)

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (Day of 179)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (Day of 180)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016*

* = Subject to Change if the weather permitting.


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Boston Public Schools: Back to School 2015-2016:

 

School District

Date of School Starts

Elementary School thru. High School (Grade 1-12) Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Preschool & Kindergarten Thursday, September 10, 2015

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Class of 2016 Graduation Information:

 

Spring Commencement:

Name of College: Graduation Date:
Eastern Nazarene College Saturday, May 7, 2016
Quincy College Saturday, May 28, 2016
Quincy Public Schools: Graduation Date:
North Quincy High School Monday, June 6, 2016
Quincy High School Tuesday, June 7, 2016
North Quincy High School Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (Rain Date)
Quincy High School Thursday, June 9, 2016 (Rain Date)

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Last Day of School and College 2015-2016 Calendar:

 

Name of College:

Last Day of College:

Eastern Nazarene College

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Quincy College

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Quincy Public Schools:

Last Day of School:

Class of 2016 Graduates @ NQHS & QHS

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Elementary thru. High School (Grade 1-11)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016* (5 days of snow make up)

* = Subject to Change if the weather permitting.


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Back to the School 2015-2016 Calendar:

 

College & University:
Name of College: Date of College Starts:
Eastern Nazarene College Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Quincy College Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Quincy Public Schools:
School District: Date of School Starts:
Elementary through High School (Grade 1-9) Wednesday, September 9, 2015
High School (Grade 10-12) Thursday, September 10, 2015
Preschool & Kindergarten Monday, September 14, 2015

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Quincy's Election Headquarters: 2015 Mayoral Election Calendar:

 

Mayoral Primary Election:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.

 

Mayoral Election:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.


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Quincy's Election Headquarters: 2016 Presidential Election Calendar:

 

Presidential Primary Election:

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.

 

Presidential Election:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.


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Last Day of School and College 2014-2015 Calendar: Updated: Monday, March 16, 2015

 

Name of College:

Last Day of College:

Eastern Nazarene College

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quincy College

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Quincy Public Schools:

Last Day of School:

Class of 2015 Graduates @ NQHS & QHS

Friday, May 29, 2015

Elementary thru. High School (Grade 1-11)

Friday, June 26, 2015


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Quincy Department of Public Works: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste:

 

Monday, March 30, 2015 through Friday, April 3, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, April 6, 2015 through Friday, April 10, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, April 13, 2015 through Friday, April 17, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 through Saturday, April 25, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

 

Monday, May 4, 2015 through Friday, May 8, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, May 18, 2015 through Friday, May 22, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

 

Monday, June 1, 2015 through Friday, June 5, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, June 15, 2015 through Friday, June 19, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, June 29, 2015 through Friday, July 3, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

 

Monday, July 13, 2015 through Friday, July 17, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, July 27, 2015 through Friday, July 31, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

 

Monday, August 10, 2015 through Friday, August 14, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, August 24, 2015 through Friday, August 28, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 through Saturday, September 12, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, September 21, 2015 through Friday, September 25, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

 

Monday, October 5, 2015 through Friday, October 9, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, October 19, 2015 through Friday, October 23, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

 

Monday, November 2, 2015 through Friday, November 6, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, November 9, 2015 through Saturday, November 14, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste*

Monday, November 16, 2015 through Friday, November 20, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, November 23, 2015 through Saturday, November 28, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste*

Monday, November 30, 2015 through Friday, December 4, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

Monday, December 7, 2015 through Friday, December 11, 2015: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste

 

*=Except for Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving Day weekend.


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School Closing Information:

 

Please do not call Quincy Public Schools or Transportation Office for your child's school district such as private schools and public schools due to the weather permitting here in the City of Quincy or outside of the City of Quincy as well.

 

We are extremely encouraging to all of the residents, persons with disabilities and the citizens of Quincy should be able to watch or listen their school cancellation to find out if your school is closed, delay or canceled from the local television stations and radio stations in your community areas.

 

If you're college student, please watch local news station or listen local radio stations to find out if your college or university is closed, delay or cancellation in your communities.

 

Television Station:

Radio Station:

WBZ (CBS) Channel 4 & WSBK (MY) Channel 38 WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM
WCVB (ABC) Channel 5 WRKO 680 AM
WHDH (NBC) Channel 7 & WLVI (CW) Channel 56 WATDS 95.9 FM (South Shore)
WFXT (FOX) Channel 25 WTKK 96.9 FM

 

Comcast Provider:

Quincy Access Television Channel 8 or Quincy Education Access Television Channel 22

 

Follow City of Quincy: or Quincy Public Schools: on the Twitter page for more information about your child's school districts are canceled, closed or delay and Quincy Recreation Department programs canceled for any weather permitting here in the City of Quincy.


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Quincy Public Schools Transportation Department: Telephone Directory:

 

The Quincy Public Schools is extremely encouraging the parents and guardians of Quincy students can contact their transportation service throughout the school year here in the City of Quincy and outside of the City of Quincy.

 

The transportation service will transport your child to school from home and from school to home safely throughout the school year from September through June.

 

Telephone Directory:

* Quincy Public Schools Bus Yard: (617) 984-8784

* Quincy Public Schools Transportation Office: (617) 984-8964

* Michael Draicchio, Director of Safety, Security & Transportation: (617) 984-8897 or (617) 504-5826

* Judy Todd, Director of Special Education: (617) 984-8743

* Braintree Basic: (781) 254-9797

* RAZ, Inc.: (781) 843-1200

* VHS: (800) 422-4146

* TLC: (781) 575-1414


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Class of 2015 Graduation Calendar:

 

Spring Commencement:

Name of College:

Date of Graduation Ceremony:

Eastern Nazarene College

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Quincy College

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Quincy Public Schools: Summer Commencement:

Name of High School:

Date of Graduation Ceremony:

North Quincy High School

Monday, June 8, 2015

Quincy High School

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

North Quincy High School

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 (Rain Date)

Quincy High School

Thursday, June 11, 2015 (Rain Date)


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Jimmy Hui's Message Blog:


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The Jimmy Hui Foundation Blog:


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Quincy Access Television:


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Quincy Public Schools: