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1st Annual City of Presidents 5K Run/Walk Road Race 2014:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Quincy Public Schools and Quincy Parks Conservancy will host their 1st Annual City of Presidents 5K Run/Walk Road Race begins on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. at Pageant Field: 1 Merrymount Parkway, Quincy, MA to opens for the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens and the public are welcome to sign up and register for the road race event throughout this summer/fall season here in the City of Quincy.

 

The registration is now available to opens for the public can sign up and register online before the race begins on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at anytime during this summer and fall season here in the City of Quincy.

 

Registration Information: First 500 Register will receive a free t-shirt!

Register:

Fee:

5K Run $25.00 entry fee
5K Student (Grade 5 through 12) Run $10.00 entry fee
5K Walk $25.00 entry fee
5K Family of 4 $30.00 entry fee

 

The 1st Annual City of Presidents 5K Run/Walk Road Race is proud to sponsors with the Massachusetts Blue Cross Shields, City of Quincy, Quincy Parks Conservancy, Eastern Bank and Quincy College.

 

It will proceeds benefits to the Quincy Public Schools Health and Wellness Programs and the Quincy Parks Conservancy during the road race event in our community here in the City of Quincy.

 

After the race is over, there will be refreshments, beverages, DJ, bouncing houses and much more throughout the day at Pageant Field!

 

For more information to register online at: www.cityofpresidents5k.racewire.com to sign up!


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North Quincy High School Campus Improvement Project Plan 2014:

 

On Monday, June 16, 2014, Finance Committee Chairman & Councilor-At-Large Mike McFarland, City Councilor President Joe Finn and Members of the City Councilor have been already approved with an unanimously vote for the North Quincy High School Campus Improvement Project Plan proposal from Mayor Tom Koch's agenda during the City Council meeting.

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased that Members of the City Councilor have been already made a right decision to help and bring the City of Quincy back on the track to focus on the North Quincy High School Campus Improvement Project Plan proposal during the City Council meeting which it would be a great opportunity for the community have more space and more environment to add in our neighborhood for the future of the North Quincy High School.

 

Mayor Tom Koch, with the support of the City Council, is moving forward with a transform plan to improve the campus of North Quincy High School, alleviate long-standing neighborhood flooding problems and a create a much needed new park facility to serve the burgeoning number high school and youth sports program all across the City of Quincy.

 

Here are the key elements of the North Quincy High School Campus Project:

~ Improves water system and drainage system to alleviate long-standing flooding issues in the neigborhood.

~ Adds much needed parking for students and teachers.

~ Creates a cohesive campus that was envisioned decades ago when the building was expanded.

~ Creates a state-of-the-art new athletic field that will have benefits for high school and youth sports all across the City of Quincy.

~ Places North Quincy High School's facilities on part with Quincy High School and private schools.

 

Funding Plan:

~ $ 12 million dollars bond authorization but use only necessary portion, similar to recent approaches.

~ Supplement with Sale of old Central Middle School.

~ Supplement with Sewer & Drainage Rehab Fund where appropriate.

~ Possibly supplement with hotel / motel execess.

~ Will return to the City Council for Central Middle School proceeds.

~ City of Quincy's current bond raiting is AA+.

 

Benefits to North Quincy High School:

~ Cohesive Campus.

~ Logistical improvements with buses, vehicles and pedestrians.

~ Better Parking management.

~ Key piece of a well-deserved upgrade (facilities to match curriculum).

 

Plan aligns with ongoing improvement across North Quincy, with a specific focus on North Quincy High School's facilities:

~ Expands drainge improvements from CIP and ongoing watermain replacement program.

~ Improves School Bus drop off and parking accommodations.

~ Additional Parking Spaces for Campus (157 total; 127 new).

~ Hunt Street, Newbury Avenue and Kendall Street utility modifications.

~ Improves Connectivity of School, Parking, Teel Field and Gymnasium.

 

Teel Field & Amenities:

~ Improves parks programming city-wide.

~ Totally rebuilt 2-acre Teel Field.

~ Synthetic Field Turf outfitted for multi-sports: Football, Soccer and Lacrosse.

~ Grandstand bleachers.

~ Scoreboard, sound system and field lighting.

~ Concession Stand & Restrooms.

~ Fencing around field.

~ Walkways to parking lot and North Quincy High School.

 

Property Acquistion:

~ Nine houses to be purchased.

~ Appraisals completed.

~ Preparing to continue negotiations and relocation process.

 

For more information about the North Quincy High School, please contact Mayor Tom Koch's office at (617) 376-1990 or e-mail: mayortomkoch@quincyma.gov or Betty Yau in the Mayor Tom Koch's office at (617) 376-1298 or e-mail: byau@quincyma.gov with any questions or concerns during the normal business hours of operations.


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Summer Vacation Safety Tips:

 

The school year is almost over, which means that summer vacation is just a few weeks away. For teens, summertime is often split between time home alone, at a job, out with friends, or traveling. It's important for teens to know what even though their summer schedules may allow for more freedom than their academic schedules, they still need to follow rules and understand that negative choices will continues to bring negative consequences. Share these tips with teens to help them stay safe during their summertime ventures.

 

Staying safe when home alone:

* Remember not to do anything while home alone that you aren't allowed to do when your parents are there.

 

* If you use the Internet, remember to engage in a friendly and legal behavior. Be sure not to cyberbullying or download pirated music/videos/software. Do not give any personal information (such as your address or phone number) to anyone you meet online. Never let people you meet online know that you are home alone.

 

* Don't let anyone in your home without a parent's or guardian's permission. If something goes wrong while you're home alone, call a trusted adult or law enforcement officer to help you.

 

Staying safe at work:

* Be sure not to work alone, especially after hours. Create a buddy system for walking to parking lots or public transportation.

 

* Keep your purse, wallet, keys, or other valuables with you at all times or locked in a closet, drawer, or locker. Mark other personal items with your name or initials.

 

* Know the exit routes and evacuation plans for your building.

 

Staying safe with friends:

* Using alcohol or drugs is illegal and dangerous no matter where you are or who you are with. Using tobacco is dangerous, too. Don't allow yourself to give in to peer pressure or make poor choices.

 

* Pay attention to the road when driving with friends. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death for teens.

 

* Before you leave your house, tell your parent, guardian or caregiver where you are going, who you are going to be with, and when you'll return.

 

Staying safe when traveling:

* Carry traveler's checks instead of cash, and record information (serial numbers and item name) of any valuables you take on your vacation (such as cameras or mp3 players). Take a copy of the information with you, and leave one with a family member or trusted adult.

 

* Learn about your vacation destination before you arrive, know what sites you want to visit and how to get there using a safe and well-traveled route.

 

* Be sure to lock your room at lodging place, and insist that everyone carry his or her key when outside the room. Remember, not to give out your room number or invite strangers into your room.


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Stop & Shop Supermarket Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary Summer Concert:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is hosting their summer concert kickoff to celebrate their 100th year anniversary here in the City of Quincy since it was founded in the 1914 when the Rabinowitz family opened a corner market in Somerville called: "Economy Grocery Store", the first store to allow customers to pick out their own groceries. The Stop & Shop Supermarket is now currently more than 375 stores throughout the New England, New York and New Jersey.

 

The first summer concert will run every Wednesdays from 12:00 -- 1:00 p.m. in the beginning on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 through Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Stop & Shop Supermarket Headquarters: 1385 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA. This event is now officially free to open for the public during the lunch hours with the little entertainment.

 

Here's the line up for the summer entertainment:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014: DJ Mark McGillicuddy

Wednesday, June 11, 2014: Steel Accent

Wednesday, June 18, 2014: Jazz in the Air

Wednesday, June 25, 2014: DJ Mark McGillicuddy

 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014: Steel Accent

Wednesday, July 9, 2014: Jazz in the Air

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: DJ Mark McGillicuddy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Steel Accent

Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Jam Jar Toast

 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014: DJ Mark McGillicuddy

Wednesday, August 13, 2014: Steel Accent

Wednesday, August 20, 2014: Jam Jar Toast

Wednesday, August 27, 2014: DJ Mark McGillicuddy

Wednesday, September 3, 2014: Special Guest Performer

 

Please note that schedule is subject to change and performances will be canceled in the inclement weather permitting at Stop & Shop Supermarket here in the City of Quincy.


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Adams Green Construction Update:

 

The construction of a new gas line, near 1400 Hancock Street, will continue from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014. It is anticipated that on two nights Chestnut Street and Maple Street will be closed to traffic coming from the direction of City Hall. All businesses and restaurants will be open, and signs will be posted directing traffic to use Washington Street to Foster Street or McGrath Highway to access to the Hancock Parking lot and businesses on Chestnut Street.

 

Construction of new drainage lines, moving from northward the intersection from Granite Street, Temple Street and Coddington Street will continue next week during regular daytime work hours. No major traffic diversions are planned for this section of work, but there are anticipated to be lane restrictions depending on construction location.

 

For more information on the Adams Green Construction: CLICK HERE.


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Quincy Police Department and Quincy Recreation Department Teamwork: Rec Night:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Quincy Police Department and Quincy Recreation Department will be hosting their recreation night for the teen supervision program at Merrymount Park (Fenno Street) and Kincaide Park (Water Street) to opens for the Quincy residents from elementary, middle and high school levels are welcome to come and first serve throughout this summer season here in the City of Quincy.

 

The persons with disabilities are currently residence in the City of Quincy and already enrolled from Happy Acres, summer school or summer camp programs can participate for the recreation night at Merrymount Park or Kincaide Park in your area throughout the summer season with a full supervision by the recreation leaders from Quincy Recreation Department and police officers from Quincy Police Department.

 

The recreation night will run in the service from Monday through Friday begins on June 30, 2014 through August 22, 2014 at 5:30 -- 8:30 p.m. at Merrymount Park (Fenno Street) and Kincaide Park (Water Street) here in the City of Quincy.

 

There are a lot of activities that kids, teens and adults can play basketball, Frisbee, arts and crafts, checkers, chess, wiffle ball and much more throughout the evening during this summer season to spend a quality time and hang out with their recreation leaders or police officers at Merrymount Park or Kincaide Park.

 

The Quincy Neighborhood Basketball League will host their neighborhood basketball court at Merrymount Park throughout this summer season starts in the month of June through August.

 

Please note that weather permitting can be subject to change determine whether rain or shine during the recreation night program at Merrymount Park or Kincaide Park.

 

For more information about the recreation night program, please contact Lt. Dan Minton at Quincy Police Department at (617) 745-5719 or e-mail: dminton@quincyma.gov or Michelle Hanly, Program Manager at Quincy Recreation Department at (617) 376-1394 or e-mail: mhanly@quincyma.gov with any questions or concerns.


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If You See Something, Say Something Campaign 2014:

 

This summer season, we are extremely encouraged to the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens and the public should be remain vigilant and be aware where you're surrounding in the public places and the residential neighborhoods throughout the day and night here in the City of Quincy or anywhere else in the state of Massachusetts as well.

 

The North Quincy Nights Strategic Response Unit is asking your help to report for any suspicious activity by dialing 911 with an emergency numbers to contact directly to the Quincy Police Department, MBTA Transit Police Department and/or Massachusetts State Police Department immediately. Our officers in the uniform will response in the quickly as soon as possible with any emergency situation around in the community throughout the day and night during this summer season kickoff for the public safety and security efforts here in the City of Quincy.

 

Your information will be very helpful and must be kept in the confidential and protected by the law enforcement officers at Quincy Police Department, MBTA Transit Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Department and the staff at Norfolk County District Attorney's Office.

 

Please enjoy for the rest of your summer adventures and thank you for visiting in the City of Quincy!


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Announcements:

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Quincy Recreation Department: Summer Clinic Workshop 2014 Schedule:

 

Date

Time

Activity

Location

July 28- July 30, 2014

8:30 -- 11:30 a.m.

Rock Climbing Clinic

Quincy Quarry

11:15 a.m. -- 1:45 p.m.
2:00 -- 4:30 p.m.

July 28 - August 1, 2014

8:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.

Track, Field & Distance

Faxon Field Track

July 28 - August 1, 2014

8:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

Baking Basics & Dynamic Decorating

Quincy Recreation Dept.

August 4 - 8, 2014

8:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

Cheerleading Clinic

Atlantic Middle School

August 4 - 8, 2014

8:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer Clinic

Veteran's Memorial Stadium

August 4 - 8, 2014

8:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

Sports & More Clinic

Quincy Recreation Dept.

August 11 - 15, 2014

8:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.

Tennis Clinic

Quincy High School

August 11 - 15, 2014

8:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

Baking Basics & Dynamic Decorating

Quincy Recreation Dept.

August 11 - 15, 2014

8:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball Clinic

North Quincy High School

August 18 - 22, 2014

8:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

Competitive Swimming

Lincoln Hancock School

August 18 - 22, 2014

8:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

Co-ed Volleyball Clinic

North Quincy High School

Schedule is subject to change for the Summer Clinic Workshop 2014


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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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MBTA Red Line Service Advisory Alert:

* Branches Affected: Braintree 

Saturday, July 26, 2014 and Sunday, July 27, 2014

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

 

Start of day Saturday, July 26, 2014 until end of day Sunday, July 27, 2014

 

Due to the Columbia Junction Project, buses will replace Red Line trains between JFK/UMass Station and Quincy Center Station in both directions from start to end of service beginning on Saturday, July 26, 2014 through Sunday, July 27, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, July 28, 2014. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* JFK/UMass Station

* North Quincy Station

* Wollaston Station

* Quincy Center Station

 

* Branches Affected: Braintree 

Saturday, August 16, 2014 and Sunday, August 17, 2014

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

 

Start of day Saturday, August 16, 2014 until end of day Sunday, August 17, 2014

 

Due to necessary track and signal work, buses will replace Red Line trains between JFK/UMass Station and Quincy Center Station in both directions from start to end of service beginning on Saturday, August 16, 2014 through Sunday, August 17, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, August 18, 2014. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* JFK/UMass Station

* North Quincy Station

* Wollaston Station

* Quincy Center Station

 

* Branches Affected: Braintree 

Saturday, August 23, 2014 and Sunday, August 24, 2014

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

 

Start of day Saturday, August 23, 2014 until end of day Sunday, August 24, 2014

 

Due to necessary track and signal work, buses will replace Red Line trains between JFK/UMass Station and Quincy Center Station in both directions from start to end of service beginning on Saturday, August 23, 2014 through Sunday, August 24, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, August 25, 2014. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* JFK/UMass Station

* North Quincy Station

* Wollaston Station

* Quincy Center Station


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Quincy DPW: Spring Yardwaste Schedule 2014:

 

July:

Monday, July 14, 2014 through Friday, July 18, 2014: Yardwaste Collection Week

 

July-August:

Monday, July 28, 2014 through Friday, August 1, 2014: Yardwaste Collection Week

 

August:

Monday, August 11, 2014 through Friday, August 15, 2014: Yardwaste Collection Week

Monday, August 25, 2014 through Friday, August 29, 2014: Yardwaste Collection Week

 

September:

Monday, September 8, 2014 through Friday, September 12, 2014: Yardwaste Collection Week

Monday, September 22, 2014 through Friday, September 26, 2014: Yardwaste Collection Week


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Class of 2015 Graduation Calendar:

 

Winter Commencement:

Name of College:

Date of Graduation Ceremony:

Eastern Nazarene College

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Quincy College

TO BE DETERMINED

Spring Commencement:

Name of College:

Date of Graduation Ceremony:

Eastern Nazarene College

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Quincy College

TO BE DETERMINED

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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Back to School & College: 2014-2015 School Year Calendar:

 

Name of College:

Date of School:

Eastern Nazarene College

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quincy College

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quincy Public Schools:

Name of School District:

Date of School:

Elementary thru. High School (Grade 1-9)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

High School (Grade 10-12)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pre-School & Kindergarten

Monday, September 8, 2014


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Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Mid-Term Election 2014 Calendar:

Courtesy of: Quincy's Election Headquarters

 

Primary Election:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.

 

General Election:

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


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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: