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Quincy Park Crews Continues Storm Response In the City of Quincy:

 

The Quincy Park Department has responded to more than 100 phone calls since Wednesday evening. Crews have worked around the clock to clear downed limbs from city streets and will continue to work through the duration of the storm. Crews are prioritizing emergency issues.

 

Staff from Quincy Park Department will continue to collect downed limbs and branches over the coming days. Residents are asked to be patient as crews will be working into next week to complete the clean up.

 

To report downed trees that are blocking roadways or causing unsafe conditions after the business hours, please call Quincy Police Department non-emergency line at (617) 479-1212. During the day, please call the Quincy Park Department at (617) 376-1251.


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Halloween Crime Prevention Safety Tips: Courtesy of: National Crime Prevention Council

October is Crime Prevention Month and also the month in which Halloween is celebrated. Learn how to celebrate both together.

 

Although children look forward to tricks, treats, and ghoulish garb, Halloween can be fraught with fright for parents, with candy given to their kids by strangers and a legion of masked and costumed trick-or-treaters at the door. However, following a few safety tips can be ensure safe fun for kids and candy-givers alike.

 

The activities below focus on Halloween, which is celebrated in the last week of October. The efforts throughout the month generate enthusiasm for crime prevention so it can grow stronger and become more widespread.

 

To ensure that trick-or-treaters, you, and your house stay safe, remember the following tips:

* Clear your yard and sidewalk of any obstacles or decorations that may be hard to see in the dark, lest someone go bump in the night.

 

* Keep your house well lighted, both inside and out; you wouldn't want to miss any particularly good costumes, would you?

 

* Ask your Neighborhood Watch or local citizen's group to haunt (patrol) your community.

 

* Report any suspicious or criminal activity to Quincy Police Department.

 

To make sure even scariest costumes are safe, keep the following in mid when buying or designing one:

* Try makeup instead of masks; it's more comfortable and doesn't obstruct vision the way masks can.

 

* Check to ensure that costumes are flame-retardant so that young ones are safe around jack-o'-lanterns, candles, and other flames.

 

* Look for brightly colored costumes, attach reflectors strips to costumes and bags, and remind trick-or-treaters to carry glow sticks and flashlights.

 

* If a costume involves any sort of fake weapon, make sure that is made of a flexible material such as carboard or foam. Or, avoid the whole problem of weapons by challenging your child to design a costume that is scary without one.

 

Keep in mid the next few tips to make sure your trick-or-treater's night in the neighborhood will be safe and fun:

* Older kids should trick-or-treat in groups; kids walking around alone are never as safe as those in groups, and especially not at night. Younger kids should be accompanied by a parent, guardian, caretaker or trusted neighbor.

 

* Review the route for trick-or-treating beforehand and set a time set when kids should be home. Also, have a plan if your child gets separated from his or her friends or from you.

 

* Remind your children not to enter stranger's houses or cars.

 

After a successful and safe night around the neighborhood, remember that the treats still need scrutiny before anyone eats them:

* Remind your children not to eat treats until they've come home. To help ensure this, feed them a meal or a substantial snack before they go out.

 

* Check all treats at home in a well-lighted place. Be especially wary of anything that is not wrapped by the factory or that is no longer sealed.

 

* Remind kids not to eat everything at once, lest they be green even without the makeup.


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Quincy's Election Headquarters: Midterm Election 2014:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Quincy's Election Headquarters got you covered for the final midterm election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 begins at 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m. at any polling stations all across the citywide to opens for the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens and the public can cast their vote on the ballot during the normal business hours of operations here in the City of Quincy.

 

If you have not yet to register to vote for the midterm election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, please take your time to fill out for the register to vote must be completed no later than on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 either you can mail or walk-in directly to the City Clerk's office at 1259 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA during the normal business hours of operations runs on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. to collect with your voter registration application process. 

 

There are several candidate contenders will be running for the public office: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Attorney General, U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, State Representative, State Senator, Secretary of State, State Auditor, Norfolk County District Attorney, Norfolk County Register to Probate, Norfolk County Treasurer, Norfolk County Commissioner and Councillor and there are 4 poll questions to cast your vote on the ballot.

 

Please note that last call for the voters can cast their final vote on the ballot no later than before in the between 7:50 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the polling station here in the City of Quincy.

 

Here's the candidate contenders:

Public Office:

Candidate:

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Baker & Polito (R)

Coakley & Kerrigan (D)

Falchuk & Jennings (United Independent)

Lively & Saunders (I)

McCormick & Post (I)

Attorney General

Maura Healey (D)

John B. Miller (R)

Secretary of State

William F. Galvin (D)

David D'Arcangelo (R)

Daniel L. Factor (Green Rainbow Party)

State Treasurer

Deborah B. Goldberg (D)

Michael James Heffernan (R)

Ian T. Jackson (Green Rainbow Party)

State Auditor

Suzanne M. Bump (D)

Patricia S. Saint Aubin (R)

MK Merelice (Green Rainbow Party)

Councillor

Christopher A. Iannella, Jr. (D)

Jason M. Crosby (I)

Joe Ureneck (Working Families)

U.S. Senator

Edward J. Markey (D)

Brian J. Herr (R)

U.S. Congressman

Stephen F. Lynch (D)

State Senator

John F. Keenan (D)

Leslie C. Gosule (R)

State Representative

Tackey Chan (D)

Bruce J. Ayers (D)

Ronald Mariano (D)

Dan Hunt (D)

Norfolk County District Attorney

Michael W. Morrissey (D)

Norfolk County Register to Probate

Patrick W. McDermott (D)

Norfolk County Commissioner

Peter H. Collins (D)

Michael J. Soter (R)

Norfolk County Treasurer

Joseph A. Connolly (D)

 

Here's the ballot questionnaire:

Polling Topic:

Polling Question:

Question #1: Law Proposed by Initiative Petition

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives on or before May 6, 2014?

Question #2: Law Proposed by Initiative Petition

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives on or before May 6, 2014?

Question #3: Law Proposed by Initiative Petition

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives on or before May 6, 2014?

Question #4: Law Proposed by Initiative Petition

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives on or before May 6, 2014?

 

Please find out where you are vote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 here in the City of Quincy: CLICK HERE.

 

For more information on the midterm election coverage, please contact Nicole Crispo, Assistant City Clerk can be reached at (617) 376-1145 or e-mail: ncrispo@quincyma.gov with any questions or concerns.


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Ebola Outbreak 2014 Alert:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very deeply concern on the Ebola outbreak situation that have been occurred ongoing efforts since in the beginning of December 2013 where the virus will continue to spreading all over in the West Africa countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Senegal.

 

The Quincy Fallon Ambulance, Quincy Fire Department, Quincy Health Department, Quincy Medical Center and Quincy Police Department will continue to work very closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Boston Public Health Commission and the Centers for the Disease Control (CDC) throughout the day and night to monitor on the Ebola Outbreak.

 

Residents, persons with disabilities, citizens of Quincy, Eastern Nazarene College students and staff, Quincy College students and staff and the public should be encouraged to take an appropriate concrete steps how to prepare and prevent from the Ebola Outbreak here in the state of Massachusetts.

 

Following information from the Center for the Disease Control if you travel to or are in an area affected by an Ebola:

**Please note that there is no FDA-approved vaccine available for Ebola.**

 

* Practice careful hygiene. For example, wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoid contact with blood and body fluids.

 

* Do not handle items that you may have come in contact with an infected person's blood or body fluids (such as clothes, bedding, needles, and medical equipment).

 

* Avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who has died from Ebola.

 

* Avoid contact with bats and nonhuman primates or blood, fluids, and raw meat prepared from these animals.

 

* Avoid hospitals where Ebola patients are being treated. The U.S. embassy or consulate is often able to provide advice on facilities.

 

* After you return, monitor your health for 21 days and seek medical care immediately if you develop symptoms of Ebola.

 

For more information about the Ebola Outbreak, please visit these websites from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston Public Health Commission and the Center for the Disease Control available down the below:

* Massachusetts Department of Public Health

* Center for the Disease Control

* Boston Public Health Commission

 

Please contact directly to Ruth Jones at Quincy Health Department at (617) 376-1286 or e-mail: rjones@quincyma.gov or Karen McKim at Quincy Health Department at (617) 376-1285 or e-mail: kmckim@quincyma.gov with any questions or concerns about the Ebola Outbreak.


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Neighborhood Watch in the City of Quincy & City of Boston:

 

In the wake of the sexually assault incident all across the community such as: parks, playgrounds, beaches, government offices, restaurants, schools, colleges and universities, hotels, malls, clothing stores, grocery stores, movie theatre, hospitals, MBTA stations, airports, train stations, bus stations and other public places here in the City of Quincy and City of Boston.

 

The North Quincy Nights Strategic Response Unit is doing everything in the power to respond and to prevent from any sexually assault in the future attacks all across the community here in the City of Quincy and City of Boston.

 

The Boston Police Department, Quincy Police Department, MBTA Transit Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Department and the college campus police departments will step up with an additional public safety and security effort to do their routine patrol around in the community throughout the day and night all across the citywide here in the City of Quincy and City of Boston.

 

We are extremely encouraging to the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens, students and the public should be remain in the vigilant to keep your eyes and ears at all times where you are surrounding in the public places and to report for any suspicious activity on the sexually assault, please dial 911 with an emergency numbers directly to the law enforcement agencies immediately so that our police officers will able to respond quickly as soon as possible whenever it takes.


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Quincy Public Schools Health Services Department: Enterovirus Advisory:

 

The Quincy Public Schools Health Services Department is issuing this enterovirus advisory to provide parents and guardians with information about this health issue. As you may be aware from recent media coverage, school age children are being impacted by a respiratory enterovirus. In general, infants, children, and teenagers are most likely to get infected with enteroviruses because they do not have a protection from previous exposures to these viruses. It appears that children with asthma are at higher risk; parents should be sure that children take their medications and receive the influenza vaccine. If symptoms of your child's asthma worsen, contact your pediatrician.

 

Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggests the following guidelines to prevent being infected by an enterovirus:

~ Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers.

~ Avoid touching eye, nose, and moth with unwashed hands.

~ Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.

~ Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone in the home is sick.

 

Quincy Public Schools nurses and staff are knowledgeable about this health concern and the above suggestions will be reinforced at school. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to feel free contact your school nurse.

 

Additional information from the CDC can be found in the website: CLICK HERE or visit the Quincy Public Schools for more information about the flu: CLICK HERE.


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Adams Green Construction Update: Phased Sidewalk Reconstruction To Begin

 

New sidewalks that are part of the Adams Green pedestrian improvements will begin to be installed section-by-section, beginning the week of Monday, September 22, 2014, on western side of Hancock Street between Dimmock Street and the MBTA driveway. 

 

Pedestrians, at times, will be detoured to the opposite side of the street to accommodate the work. The section is scheduled to be completed in about a week.

 

Contractor A.R. Belli will also be continuing to work on fire hydrant connections around the project area during the week.

 

For more information about the Adams Green construction updates: CLICK HERE.


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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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Sound Advice With Attorney Thomas F. Williams

Courtesy of: Thomas F. Williams & Associates

 

Quincy Access Television Channel 8 Program Schedule:

Date

Time

Show

Friday, October 24, 2014 5:30 p.m. Trusts & Elder Planning
Sunday, October 26, 2014 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, October 25, 2014  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: Fall Yardwaste Schedule 2014-2015:

 

November:

Monday, November 3, 2014 through Friday, November 7, 2014: Yardwaste

Monday, November 10, 2014 through Friday, November 14, 2014: Yardwaste (November 11 is holiday)

Monday, November 17, 2014 through Friday, November 21, 2014: Yardwaste

Monday, November 24, 2014 through Friday, November 28, 2014: Yardwaste (November 27 is holiday)

 

January:

Monday, January 5, 2015 through Friday, January 9, 2015: Yardwaste


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MBTA Red Line Service Advisory Alert:

 

* Branches Affected: Braintree / Ashmont

Saturday, November 15, 2014 and Sunday, November 16, 2014

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

 

Start of day Saturday, November 15, 2014 until end of day Sunday, November 16, 2014

 

Due to the Columbia Junction Signal Replacement Project, buses will replace Red Line trains between JFK/UMass Station and Broadway Station in both directions from start to end of service beginning on Saturday, November 15, 2014 through Sunday, November 16, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, November 17, 2014. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* Broadway Station

* Andrew Station

* JFK/UMass Station

 

* Branches Affected: Braintree / Ashmont

Saturday, November 22, 2014 and Sunday, November 23, 2014

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

 

Start of day Saturday, November 22, 2014 until end of day Sunday, November 23, 2014

 

Due to the Columbia Junction Signal Replacement Project, buses will replace Red Line trains between JFK/UMass Station and Broadway Station in both directions from start to end of service beginning on Saturday, November 22, 2014 through Sunday, November 23, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, November 24, 2014. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* Broadway Station

* Andrew Station

* JFK/UMass Station

 

* Branches Affected: Braintree / Ashmont

Saturday, November 8, 2014 and Sunday, November 9, 2014

Buses replacing Red Line service between Alewife Station and Harvard Station from start to end service.

 

Start of day Saturday, November 8, 2014 until end of day Sunday, November 9, 2014

 

Due to the Floating Slab Project, buses will replace Red Line trains between Alewife Station and Harvard Station in both directions from start to end of service beginning on Saturday, November 8, 2014 through Sunday, November 9, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, November 10, 2014. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* Alewife Station

* Davis Station

* Porter Station

* Harvard Station

 

* Branches Affected: Braintree / Ashmont

Saturday, November 29, 2014 and Sunday, November 30, 2014

Buses replacing Red Line service between Alewife Station and Harvard Station from start to end service.

 

Start of day Saturday, November 29, 2014 until end of day Sunday, November 30, 2014

 

Due to the Floating Slab Project, buses will replace Red Line trains between Alewife Station and Harvard Station in both directions from start to end of service beginning on Saturday, November 29, 2014 through Sunday, November 30, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, December 1, 2014. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* Alewife Station

* Davis Station

* Porter Station

* Harvard Station


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Winter Parking Rules October 15, 2014 through April 15, 2015:

 

* No Parking allowed on either side of Emergency Arteries during a Snow Emergency. Emergency Arteries are identified by signs.

 

* Residents on the side streets (not emergency arteries) are allowed to park on the EVEN side of the street, this winter season.

 

* Overnight parking is a prohibited without a resident parking permit. Permits are available at the Quincy Police Department at (617) 479-1212.

 

* Vehicles in the violation of winter parking rules will be towed at owner's expense. Also, if your vehicle is hampering snow plowing operations (i.e. parked too close an intersection, etc.) it will be towed.

 

* The average tow fee is $125.00, plus cost of storage. No Exceptions can be made for the short-term (10-15 minutes) per parking.

 

* To find out if a snow emergency has been declared, please call Snow Emergency Hotline at (617) 770-SNOW (617-770-7669) for a recording. For other snow concerns,  please call Quincy Public Works Department: Emergency Operations Center at (617) 376-1927.

 

Follow the City of Quincy on the Twitter Page: with the latest update on the snow emergency declaration.


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Quincy Department of Public Works: Street Sweeping Schedule:

 

Zone #1 | Ward 1 & Ward 2: Monday, November 3, 2014 through Friday, November 14, 2014

Zone #2 | Ward 3 & Ward 4: Monday, November 17, 2014 through Friday, November 28, 2014

Zone #3 | Ward 5 & Ward 6: Monday, December 1, 2014 through Wednesday, December 17, 2014


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Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Mid-Term Election 2014 Calendar:

Courtesy of: Quincy's Election Headquarters

 

General Election:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.


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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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Overnight Parking @ Wollaston Beach on Quincy Shore Drive:

 

Effective on Sunday, July 20, 2014, there will be no overnight parking in the between from 1:00 a.m. through 5:00 a.m. on Monday through Sunday at Wollaston Beach on Quincy Shore Drive per order by the Quincy Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Department and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation here in the City of Quincy.


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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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Last Day of School and College 2014-2015 Calendar:

 

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)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Last Day of School (5 days snow make up)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 *

* = Subject to change, if the weather permitting.


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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: