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Breaking News Alert:

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The City of Quincy officials would like to let you know that License Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings will be change with the location venue from City Council Chambers: 1305 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA to Coddington School Building: 34 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA due to the Old City Hall renovation project is still under the construction until the further notice. The License Board meeting will be on every other Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 -- 6:00 p.m. at Coddington School Building: 34 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA. The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will be on every other Tuesday nights from 7:15 -- 9:15 p.m. at Coddington School Building: 34 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA. The Planning Board meeting will be on every other Wednesday nights from 7:00 -- 9:00 p.m. at Coddington School Building: 34 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA. There are plenty of seating available to open for the residents and the public can attend the public hearing at Coddington School Building. There are plenty of parking space available at Coddington School Building. Please visit the City of Quincy's official website for the public meeting schedule information for the License Board, Zoning Board of Appeals or Planning Board meeting can be available at: www.quincyma.gov and click on the "Calendar" in the front of the City of Quincy's official homepage. We're apologize for any inconvenience on this short notice while we are in the process to work on the Old City Hall renovations needs to be completed in the end of this summer season until the month of September. For more information, please call City Hall can be reached at (617) 376-1000 for an immediate assistance during the normal business hours of operations on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. so that you can be connected to City Clerk or Planning Department. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.


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Quincy Shore Drive Traffic Advisory Alert: Update: Friday, August 28, 2015

State Implementing Lane Closures For Road Paving

 

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has informed  the City of Quincy that it is rescheduling its planned reconstruction of the portion of Quincy Shore Drive between Furnace Brook Parkway and Sea Street.

 

Here's the update from Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for Traffic Advisory:

Starting on Sunday, August 30, 2015 through Thursday, September 3, 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be instituting lane closures located along Quincy Shore Drive between Sea Street and Furnace Brook Parkway from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. to facilitate road reconstruction.

 

There will be single lane closures in both directions the first two nights to facilitate milling. All lanes will be closed in both directions during the third night of work to facilitate paving. Traffic patterns and detours will be clearly marked.


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Quincy's Election Headquarters: 2015 Mayoral Primary Election:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that City Clerk Joseph Shea and the City of Quincy will be hosting their 2015 mayoral primary election comes around in the corner all across the citywide where the residents can be able to cast their vote on the ballot throughout the day and night.

 

The 2015 mayoral primary election will be scheduled on Thursday, September 24, 2015 begins from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. at Ward 1 through Ward 6 neighborhood areas to open for Quincy residents only here in the City of Quincy. There will be plenty of parking space available at any specific location areas throughout the day and night.

 

The last day of Absentee Ballot Application will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at City Clerk's office.

 

The Quincy's Election Headquarters will deliver with an official primary election results until the poll closes at 8:00 p.m. throughout the evening to get an official projection of each candidate contenders are currently running for the public office: Mayor, Ward 2 City Councilor and Ward 3 City Councilor here in the City of Quincy.

 

Quincy's Election Headquarters Voting Ballot Information:

Mayor: (2 votes)

Mayor Thomas P. Koch (incumbent)

Councilor-At-Large Douglas S. Gutro

School Committee Member Anne M. Mahoney

Former Mayor William J. Phelan

 

Ward 2 City Councilor: (2 votes)

Ward 2 City Councilor Brad L. Croall (incumbent)

James M. Connors

Gulistan M. Malik

 

Ward 3 City Councilor: (2 votes)

Ian Cain

Karl Roos

Sandy Verhault

 

The last call for the residents have not yet to cast their vote on the ballot, please arrive early at 7:50 p.m. as soon as possible before the poll will closes at 8:00 p.m. to deliver all of the election results at City Clerk's office.

 

Where can I vote? information will be available in the official website to locate your home address and find what ward and precinct are you in the neighborhood area: Click Here.

 

The 2015 mayoral primary election results will be published at 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in our official website at The Jimmy Hui Foundation.

 

For more information about the 2015 mayoral primary election, please contact City Clerk's office at (617) 376-1134 during the normal business hours of operations.


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Quincy Public Schools: Summer Hours & New Student Registration:

 

All Quincy Public Schools elementary and middle school offices are closed for the summer and will re-open on Monday, August 31, 2015. For new students, please call your elementary or middle school office to make an appointment to register for school after on Monday, August 31, 2015.

 

North Quincy High School and Quincy High School are open for registration throughout July and August. Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.

 

For students whose first language is not English, please contact Central Middle School Registration can be reached at (617) 376-3383 beginning on Thursday, August 6, 2015 to schedule an appointment.

 

Quincy Public Schools Application Forms:

* Click Here for new student registration information and forms

* Click Here for information about student transportation for elementary students

 

For an additional information about registration or to obtain elementary or middle school records before on Monday, August 31, 2015, please contact the Superintendent's Office can be reached at (617) 984-8701.


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Safford Park Re-Opening and Outdoor Movie Night:

 

Mayor Thomas P. Koch, the Quincy Park Department and the Wollaston Hill Neighborhood Association are very pleased to announce that ceremonial opening of the newly renovated Safford Park on Monday, August 31, 2015 begins at 7:30 p.m.

 

After the ceremonial ribbon cutting, an outdoor movie night will be hosted in the park. The movie, "Big Hero 6", is schedule to begin at 8:00 p.m. Come join family and friends as we celebrate this great event.

 

For any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Rooney, Program Manager at Quincy Park Department can be reached at (617) 376-1251 or e-mail: crooney@quincyma.gov.


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North Quincy Intersection Night Work:

West/East Squantum & Hancock Street be to milled and paved at night

 

The reconstruction of the intersection of Hancock and Squantum Street will include night work beginning on Wednesday night so the intersection can be milled and then repaved.

 

Work will take place between from 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. There will be lane restrictions, but there are no detours planned.


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Quincy Public Schools: Back to School 2015-2016 Information:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Dr. Richard DeCristofaro and the staff at Quincy Public Schools have been working very hard tirelessly to prepare for the 2015-2016 school year all across the citywide where your child will be attending in the pre-school and kindergarten, Elementary, Middle and High Schools right here in the City of Quincy.

 

The faculty, staff, teachers and school administrators will be looking forward to return back to work at Quincy Public Schools starting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

 

The grade 1 through 9 students will be looking forward to return back to their classroom in the Elementary, Middle and High Schools begins on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

 

The grade 10 through 12 students will be looking forward to return back to their classroom at the North Quincy High School and Quincy High School begins on Thursday, September 10, 2015.

 

The preschool and kindergarten classes will starting on Monday, September 14, 2015 where your child will be attending in the classroom throughout the school year here in the City of Quincy.

 

The Quincy Public Schools Transportation Services will start their regular service throughout the school days to transport your child from home to school and from school to home safely.


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Adams Green Construction Update:

Construction Activities for the week of: Sunday, August 16, 2015

 

* A.R. Belli will be working in the front of the City Clerk's office and by the Quincy Market. They will be working on the sidewalk on Coddington Street in the area of Faxon Road.

 

* Dellbrook (West of Chestnut Project) will continue to have deliveries brought onto their site all week. Heavy truck activity is expected in this area.

 

* National Grid Electric will continue to work in the Chestnut, Maple and Granite Street areas.

 

* The parking lot at Quincy Center T Station will be paved this Friday night, August 14, 2015 starting at 8:00 p.m. into Saturday morning, August 15, 2015. The lot will be closed to cars, buses and taxi. The buses will be relocated to Newport Avenue. Any vehicle parked in the lot after 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2015 will be subject to towing.

 

* D'Allessandro Construction will be working on Temple and Hancock Street by President's Pub and Subway. They will also be working on Chestnut Street between Maple and Foster Streets.
 
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 (traffic update on the buses)
* Follow 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: (617) 910-7847 or e-mail: trusso@woodwardcurran.com
 
Mayor's Office: (617) 376-1990
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. during the business hours of operations
 
* Chris Walker: cwalker@quincyma.gov
* Katie Conso: kconso@quincyma.gov
* Kristen Powers: kpowers@quincyma.gov
* Tom Fabrizio: tfabirzio@quincyma.gov
* Betty Yau (Asian Services): (617) 376-1928 or byau@quincyma.gov
* Larry Liuzzo: lliuzzo@quincyma.gov
* Jim Fatseas: jfatseas@quincyma.gov
 
MBTA: (617) 222-3200
Opens during the weekdays and weekends only for any bus services such as: #214, #216, #220, #221 and #222.


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2nd Annual City of Presidents 5K Run & Walk Road Race Event:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that 2nd Annual City of Presidents 5K Run & Walk is coming back to the City of Quincy in the beginning of this fall around in the corner here in the City of Quincy. 

 

This would be a great opportunity for the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens, elected officials, City of Quincy employees and the public have a chance to sign up and register for the road race event throughout the summer and fall seasons as long as the online registration is now open in the session right now until on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

 

The 2nd Annual City of Presidents 5K Run & Walk event will benefit for the Quincy Public Schools Health & Wellness Programs throughout the school year here in the City of Quincy.

 

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has signed on as the lead sponsor for the second consecutive year, donating $10,000.00 toward the cause in our community.

 

This event is proud to sponsors by: Mayor Thomas P. Koch, City of Quincy, Quincy Parks Conservancy, Quincy Park Department, Quincy Recreation Department, Quincy Public Schools, Quincy Police Department, Quincy Fire Department and Brewster Ambulance.

 

The race will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 begins at 10:00 a.m. beginning and ending in the Merrymount Park. The 3.1 mile course spans the perimeter of the park with scenic views of the Wollaston Beach and Black's Creek.

 

In addition to the adult categories for the 5K run and walk there is a separate category for students entering grades 5 through 12 to participate at a discounted rate of $10.00. The adult registration fee is $25.00. Registrants entered before on Friday, September 18, 2015 and will receive a free t-shirt as part of their registration fee.

 

Following the race, the Quincy Public Schools culinary students will cater a cookout for participants, volunteers and their families at Adams Field. Awards ceremony, games, DJ, bouncy houses and fun giveaways are all part of the post-race festivities at the field.

 

For more information on the City of Presidents 5K Run & Walk, please visit the Quincy Parks Conservancy's official website with the details: www.quincyparksconservancy.org or registration online: www.cityofpresidents5k.racewire.com.


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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Election Division: Register to Vote Online!:

 

Secretary of Commonwealth William Francis Galvin is pleased to announce that online voter registration is available in the Commonwealth through the portal launched by his office. This important advancement will make registration easier and move convenient as well as cut costs relating to the printing of voter registration forms.

 

Massachusetts Citizens can apply online by visiting Secretary Galvin's website at: www.sec.state.ma.us and click the "Massachusetts Register to Vote Online" button to access the online application system. Any Massachusetts citizens who has a valid identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use online system to apply to register to vote and update their address or change their party enrollment.

 

Massachusetts Citizens who don't have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to the local election official.

 

With the Presidential Primary only 8 months away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, now is the time to visit Secretary Galvin's website to check on your voter registration status and make any updates as necessary.

 

Register to Vote Online Application: Click Here.


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If You See Something, Say Something Campaign: Summer of 2015:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office would like to wish you and your family to have a wonderful summer season to enjoy the beautiful weather to bring with bright sunshine and blue skies here in the City of Quincy!

 

This summer season, the Quincy Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Department and MBTA Transit Police Department will be remain on the alert and vigilant throughout the day and night to focus on the public safety, security and transportation right here in the City of Quincy as long as we would like to extremely encourage anyone can report for any suspicious activity in the order of emergency situation so that our law enforcement officers will respond quickly as fast as possible.

 

The North Quincy Nights Strategic Response Unit will continue to work very closely with the Quincy Police Department, MBTA Transit Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Department, Brewster Ambulance and Quincy Fire Department to respond for any emergency situation around in the clock throughout this summer season here in the City of Quincy.

 

If you see something, say something to report for any suspicious activity, please dial 911 with an emergency numbers or use mobile app device: MYPD, MassSP or MBTA See Say to submit with your online report.


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West of Chestnut Construction Update: Contractor Launches Project Website

 

Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance and developer Gate Residential have created a website for construction updates on the first phrase of downtown redevelopment, called "West of Chestnut," the mixed-use residential and retail development in the heart of downtown. Updates can be found here: 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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Announcements:

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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, August 28, 2015 5:30 p.m. Sound Advice
Sunday, August 30, 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, August 29, 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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MBTA Red Line Service Advisory Alert:

Branches Affected: Braintree

* Saturday, August 29, 2015 and Sunday, August 30, 2015

 

Buses replacing Red Line service between JFK/UMass Station and North Quincy Station from start to end service.

 

Start of day Saturday, August 29, 2015 until end of day Sunday, August 30, 2015

 

Due to crews perfoming necessary performing work as part of the Winter Resiliency Improvement Program, buses will replace Red Line trains between JFK/UMass and North Quincy Stations in both directions from start to end of service during the following weekends.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, August 30, 2015. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* JFK/UMass Station

* North Quincy Station


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Quincy Department of Public Works: 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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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:
Quincy High School Monday, June 7, 2016
North Quincy High School Tuesday, June 8, 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:

Thursday, September 24, 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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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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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: