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Breaking News Alert:

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NO BREAKING NEWS OR SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION REPORTED.


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News:

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Post-Blizzard Storm Update:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:35 p.m. ET

 

The National Weather Services have been confirmed that City of Quincy have received with total of 24.5 and 26 inches of snow which would make this week's storm the largest on record for this month of January.

 

Quincy Public Schools will be closed tomorrow (Thursday, January 29, 2015) until the further notice while the Operations are well underway to dig out school properties, but safety is the important priority and Superintendent Dr. Richard DeCristofaro and Mayor Tom Koch have agreed to allow for another day to clear sidewalks and crosswalks near schools.

 

Quincy Recreation Department have been already canceled for the after school & evening gym programs and pool at Lincoln Hancock Community School due to the inclement weather permitting.

 

The State of the Emergency has been already terminated in the effective today at 5:30 p.m. per order by Governor Charlie Baker's executive order.

 

The Snow Emergency parking rules are still remain in the effect, but apply only to the EVEN-side rules for neighborhood parking. With the amount of snow narrowing side streets, residents should plan on EVEN-side parking for the immediate future.

 

Trash and recycling collection is as follows: Tuesday collection will be on Thursday, Wednesday will be on Friday and Thursday and Friday will be on Saturday.

 

Neighbors being neighborly: Please shovel sidewalks and hydrant. Please DO NOT shovel snow into streets.

 

Snow Removal Crews are continuing their work. For assistance, please call the Quincy Department of Public Works Snow Hotline at (617) 376-1927.

 

The City of Quincy departments will be remain open tomorrow and Friday with a normal schedule as usual for the regular hours.

 

The MBTA will be remain tomorrow and Friday for the regular service and schedule as usual during the commute. Please expect delays and travel accordingly.


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Winter Preparedness Safety Tips:

 

If a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for your area, that means that hazardous winter weather conditions (such as snow greater than 6 inches in 24 hours, winds gusting over 35 mph, or visibilities less than 1/4 mile) are expected in the next 12 to 36 hours.

 

If a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for your area, that means that hazardous winter weather conditions (such as snow greater than 6 inches in 24 hours, winds gusting over 35 mph, or visibilities less than 1/4 mile) are expected in the next 12 to 36 hours.

 

Here are some ways to be prepared:

At Home or Work Make Sure You Have:

* a working flashlight

* battery powered NOAA weather radio, radio, or TV

* extra food, water, medicine, and baby items

* first aid supplies

* heating fuel (propane, kerosene, fuel oil, etc.)

* emergency heating source

* fire extinguisher and smoke detector

 

Stay Inside! If there is no heat:

* Close off unneeded rooms

* Stuff towels or rags in cracks under doors

* Cover windows at night

* Eat and drink. Food provides the body with energy and heat. Fluids prevent dehydration.

* Wear layers of loose-fitting, light-weight, warm clothing.

 

In Cars and Trucks:

* fully check and winterize your vehicle

* keep your gas tank near full

* try not to travel alone

* let a friend or relative know your timetable for travel

* carry a Winter Storm Survival Kit which contains:

  * blankets/sleeping bags

  * flashlight with extra batteries

  * knife

  * high calorie, non-perishable food

  * smaller can and water-proof matches to melt snow for drinking water

  * sand or cat litter

  * shovel

  * windshield scraper

  * compass

  * road maps

 

On the Farm:

* Move animals to sheltered areas

* Haul extra feed to nearby feeding areas

* Have a water supply available (most animal deaths in winter storm are from dehydration)

 

If Caught Outside:

* Find a dry shelter. Cover all exposed parts of the body.

* If shelter is not available:

  * Prepare a lean-to, wind bread, or snow-cave for protection from the wind.

  * Build a fire for heat and to attract attention. Place rocks around the fire to absorb and reflect heat.

  * Do not eat snow. It will lower your body temperature. Melt it first.

 

If Stranded in a Car or Truck:

* Run the motor about 10 minutes each hour. Open the windows a little for fresh air to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Make sure that exhaust pipe is not blocked.

* Make yourself visible to rescuers:

  * Turn on the dome light at night when running the engine

  * Tie a colored cloth to your antenna or door

  * Raise the hood after the snow stop falling

  * Exercise to keep blood circulating and to keep warm


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City of Quincy Wins Federal Flood Map Appeal: More than 1,500 property owners to benefit from new maps

 

Mayor Thomas P. Koch announced that City of Quincy has won its appeal of the federal government's new flood insurance rate maps, a decision anticipated to benefit more than 1,500 property owners affected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's recently expanded maps.

 

In a letter to the City of Quincy, FEMA accepted the City of Quincy's scientific and technical data used to challenge new flood-plain maps issued last year, essentially agreeing with the City of Quincy's own engineering work that argued FEMA had overstated the risks and limits of major flooding in a number of the City of Quincy neighborhoods.

 

The precise addresses affected by the appeal victory will not be known until FEMA issues its revised maps within the next 60 days, but the City of Quincy expects that between 550 to 640 structures will be removed entirely from the flood zone and an additional 1,200 to 1,300 structures will see their risk level reduced.

 

The Quincy appeal victory makes the city the largest Massachusetts municipality to successfully challenge the validity of recent FEMA flood maps.

 

In total, about 1,400 properties in the City of Quincy were originally added to the flood zones in the 2014 map update and another 2,700 properties had risk levels, and therefore insurance costs, increased by FEMA.

 

The next step will be for FEMA to issue new corrected maps, anticipated to be delivered in 60 days, which will trigger a new 120 day public comment period for the maps before they are finalized later this year.

 

The appeal granted by the federal government was the cornerstone of a multi-tiered effort by the City of Quincy in response to the newly drawn maps. In additional, the City of Quincy provided individual assistance to about 1,800 homeowners seeking individual property appeals over the past year. The City of Quincy is also working to increase homeowner benefits by reducing all insurance premiums citywide through FEMA's Community Rating System.

 

Quincy is one of a dozen coastal communities in Massachusetts that participate in the program, which provides flood insurance discounts based on a community's efforts to mitigate potential flooding incidents and damage costs. Quincy residents currently qualify for a 10% discount on insurance costs, collectively saving constituents an estimated $350,000 per year. The City of Quincy is striving to increase the benefit to a 15% discount.


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Catch Up on Channel 5 Quincy Special Edition:

 

Last month ago, WCVB Channel 5 debut its "5 on Quincy" special, featuring an entire day's worth of news coverage on anything and everything about Quincy. It's great a look at our schools, our community members, our diversity and our future. Our partners at Discover Quincy have already posted on their official website to the stories and you can watch them all: Click Here! Enjoy!


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City of Boston: Boston 2024 Summer Olympics Community Meeting:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston will host for the public hearing meeting with 9 location venues available to open for the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens, business owners, elected officials and the public are welcome to come and attend as long as the seating are limited throughout the evening.

 

The Boston 2024 Olympic Committee will share their presentation and proposal for the future of the 2024 Summer Olympics Games with the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens, business owners, elected officials and the public during the community meeting here in the City of Boston.

 

The United States Olympic Committee have been already made their decision with a full unanimously consent to give the City of Boston will enter to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics which it was been officially announced on Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

 

Here's the schedule for the community meeting:

Date

Time

Location Venue

January 27, 2015

6:30 p.m.

Suffolk Law School: 120 Tremont Street, Boston

February 24, 2015

6:30 p.m.

Condon School Cafeteria: 200 D Street, Boston, MA

March 31, 2015

6:30 p.m.

Harvard Business School: Building to be determined

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

 

The Boston 2024 privately-funded nonprofit organizing committee will host the first meeting of its Citizens Advisory Group on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center: 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA. The Boston 2024 created the Citizens Advisory Group through its their official website to provide more information and solicit feedback from the public.

 

For more information, please visit the City of Boston's official website at: www.cityofboston.gov or Boston 2024 Olympic Committee's official website: www.2024boston.org with the details for the public meeting schedule


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City of Quincy: State of the City Address 2015:

 

On Monday, January 5, 2015, Mayor Thomas P. Koch and City Councilor President Joseph G. Finn have been already delivered their own remarks for the State of the City Address known as "Midterm Address" in the Richardson Room at Thomas Crane Public Library to focus on the future of the City of Quincy which it would be very important for them to share with the elected officials, residents, persons with disabilities, citizens of Quincy and the City of Quincy employees.

 

During the State of the City Address: George Nicholson, Director from Quincy Veterans Services Department started with the pledge of allegiance, Ward 5 City Councilor Kirsten L. Hughes sang for the "National Anthem," Reverend John Chen from Quincy Catholic Collaborate delivered his own Invocation remarks and Reverend Martha Swanson from Union Congregational Church delivered her own Benediction remarks.

 

In the case that you missed from the State of the City Address:

We're extremely encourage you to listen with a full remarks from Mayor Thomas P. Koch and City Councilor President Joseph G. Finn during the State of the City Address in the Richardson Room at Thomas Crane Public Library which it is now available on the Quincy Access Television official website down the below.

 

Listen: Mayor Thomas P. Koch's Midterm Address: CLICK HERE

Listen: City Councilor President Joseph G. Finn's Midterm Address: CLICK HERE

 

Also, residents, persons with disabilities and the citizens of Quincy can tune in on QATV Channel 8 or QATV Channel 11 from your Comcast Cable Provider in the order to watch the full remarks for the State of the City Address that have been already taped in the Richardson Room at Thomas Crane Public Library with a full program schedule information on the bulletin board on your television set.


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Precaution Extremely Cold Weather:

 

* Continue to be aware of extreme weather conditions by monitoring Media reports.

 

* Make sure you always have a well-stocked Winter Home Emergency Supply Kit that includes flashlights, portable radio, extra batteries, a First Aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable food and a manual can opener.

 

* Minimize outside activities, particularly the elderly and very young. Also, consider your pets.

 

* Dress in several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, rather than a single layer of heavy clothing. Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Wear a hat, mittens or gloves, sturdy waterproof boots, protecting your extremities. Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

 

* Excessive exposure can lead to frostbite, which is damaging to body tissue that is frozen. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and a pale appearances in extremities, such as fingers, toes, ear lobes or the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, seek immediate medical care.

 

* Hypothermia can occur in extreme cases. The warning signs are uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion. If person's temperature drops below 95°, seek immediate medical care.

 

* Ensure you have sufficient heating fuel, as well as emergency heating equipment in case you lose electricity.

 

* When utilizing alternate heating sources, such as your fireplace, wood stove or space heater, take the necessary safety precautions. Keep a fire extinguisher handy; ensuring everyone knows how to use it properly. Test smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors.

 

* If you lose your heat, seal off unused rooms by stuffing towels in the cracks under the doors. At night, cover windows with extra blankets or sheets.

 

* Food provides the body with energy for producing its own heat.

 

* Be a good neighbor. Check with elderly, disabled, relatives or friends who may need additional assistance to ensure their safety.

 

* To keep pipes from freezing, wrap them in a insulation or layers of newspapers, covering the newspapers with plastic to keep out moisture. Allow a trickle of warm water to run from a faucet that is farthest from your water meter or one that has frozen in the past. This will keep the water moving so that it cannot freeze. Learn how to shut off your water if a pipe bursts.

 

* If pipes freeze, remove insulation, completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes or wrap them with towels soaked in hot water, starting where they are most exposed to the cold. A hand-held hair dryer, used with caution, also works well.

 

* Have a well-stocked Winter Emergency Supply Kit that includes flashlights, portable radio, extra batteries, a First Aid kit, bottled water and non-perishable food.

 

* Make sure your car is properly winterized. Keep the gas tank at least half-full. Carry a Winter Emergency Car Kit in the trunk including blankets, extra clothing, flashlight with spare batteries, a can and waterproof matches (to melt snow for drinking water), non-perishable foods, windshields scraper, shovel, sand, towrope and jumper cables.


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MBTA Service Advisory Alert: CharlieCard Expiration:

 

Your CharlieCard could be expiring soon. Please check the expiration date at any fare vending machine today and pick up a new card if you need one before the end of the month.

 

If your CharlieCard has expired or is set to expire soon, please pick up a replacement at CharlieCard Store at Downtown Crossing or at the following select stations during the following times: 

Quincy Center Station -Monday through Sunday from 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m.

 

Your monthly pass and/or stored value will be transferred to a new card. Can't get to the CharlieCard Store? Mail your expired card to:

MBTA

Revenue Department

10 Park Plaza, Room 4730

Boston, MA 02116

 

If you choose to mail in your card, please include your name and a return address. Any preexisting stored value or monthly pass will be transferred to your new card.

 

CharlieCard Expiration FAQ:

Does a CharlieCard expire?

Yes, CharlieCards have different expirations for the various programs they cover. General public CharlieCards have five to ten year expirations. Senior and TAP customers can find their expiration printed on their SR/TAP badge. Student cards expired at the end of each school year.

 

Why do CharlieCards expire?

The smart card technology used on the CharlieCard and other similar smart cards has a limited lifespan that varies based on usage and bending/flexing.

 

How can I see my CharlieCard's expiration date?

CharlieCard expiration dates can be found by tapping the card at a Fare Vending Machine and using the Card/Ticket Information button. The expiration of the card is under the general information selection of the screen.

 

Where can I get a new CharlieCard?

Red Line: Downtown Crossing Station, South Station, Quincy Center Station or Park Street Station.

 

What can I do with an expired CharlieCard that still has value on it?

Stored value can be transferred at the CharlieCard Store located adjacent to the Red Line and Orange Line in Downtown Crossing, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. Expired Senior CharlieCards and TAP CharlieCards can also be renewed at the CharlieCard Store. Cards can also be mailed to:

MBTA

Revenue Department

10 Park Plaza, Room 4730

Boston, MA 02116

 

Stored Value on cards mailed in will be transferred to a new card. There are no cash refunds.


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Adams Green Construction Update: Overnight Gas Line Replacement To Be Completed

 

Night work replacing gas lines in Quincy Center in the area of the Adams Green project will be completed in the coming days. Work runs from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and will be primarily focused in the area between the Church of the Presidents and Presidents Place.

 

Daytime work is continuing on new sidewalk construction in a number of areas around Quincy Center.

 

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


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Downtown Redevelopment Plan: New Quincy Center Project Unveiled:

 

Quincy Mutual/Gate Residential Detail $100 Million Plan For 400 Housing Units and Retail Space

 

A newly formed partnership between Quincy Fire Mutual Insurance and a prominent real estate developer today unveiled plans for a $100 million residential and commercial project that marks the start of development for the Quincy Center.

 

Quincy Mutual and Gate Residential Properties have formed a new joint venture and will break ground in the early 2015 on the first phrase of the project, known as West of Chestnut. West of Chestnut will feature 169, highly amenities residential units in a six-story urban midsize building, including with 12,000 square feet of commercial and retail space on the ground level that will include restaurants and active retail stores. The second phrase of the project will feature approximately 220 units with additional amenity and retail space.

 

The filing this week for the City of Quincy's permits to begin construction are for the first phrase, with the second phrase, East of Chestnut to follow. Earlier today, Quincy Mutual and Gate Residential announced the project and team during a press conference with Mayor Thomas P. Koch.

 

Quincy Mutual has been in continuous operation in the City of Quincy since it was founded in 1851 and has invested more than $23 million in the downtown redevelopment effort to date. In October, Quincy Mutual completed acquisition of all parcels that will make up West of Chestnut.

 

West of Chestnut will feature a variety of amenities, including state-of-the-art, in-unit features, a network café, a club suite, a top-of-the-line fitness center, a dog-washing station, a media room, a yoga studio, and an outdoor courtyard.

 

Through a unique combination of innovative building and unit design and a comprehensive understanding of market demand, Boston-based Gate Residential Properties develops vibrant apartment communities. Gate's focus has been in targeted urban areas located near highly desirable employment and university markets that are easily accessible by the public transportation. Its most recent project in Chelsea, One North Boston, set a record for leasing 100% of its 230 apartments within two months of opening. Founded in 2010, Gate Residential Properties, LLC is the multifamily development and investment arm of Redgate Holdings, LLC.

 

In addition to the Gate Residential, the Massachusetts-based development team includes the Quincy based architectural firm Sheskey Architects, Interior design firm Duffy Design Group and the retail urban advisory and investment firm Graffito SP, a firm that specializes in cities, food, arts, people, context, creativity and responsibility. The team also features highly acclaimed landscape architect Landworks Studio, Inc., a company with an international portfolio of park designs, college campuses and private works.

 

With the City of Quincy approvals and a timely start to construction, Gate Residential expects to begin the pre-leasing process for West of Chestnut in the spring of 2016 and complete construction on the first phrase of the project by the summer of 2016.

 

West of Chestnut will be the first of many new developments set for the Quincy Center, which will include the renovated MBTA Quincy Center Station, the newly-remodeled City Hall and the expected Adams Green urban park.


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MBTA Weather Winter Information:

 

During Severe Weather, the MBTA may operate reduced service schedules.

 

The MBTA works year-round to prepare for harsh winter weather. Our crews work to weatherize equipment and facilities to keep you moving when winter weather occurs. During inclement weather, check MBTA.com regularly for information on service impacts and delays.

 

During routine winter weather, including cold and moderate snow, the MBTA will operate regular schedules. In some instances, we may operate buses on snow routes or have minor delays. Remember to check service alerts regularly for updates.

 

When Severe Weather Hits:

This year, the MBTA will operate reduced service when severe winter weather hits. Check MBTA.com regularly to determine whether severe weather service plans are in place.

 

Full Service details for each mode are as follows:

Subway

The Red Line may operate at reduced levels, resulting in less frequent service.

 

Commuter Rail:

During severe weather, commuter rail may operate on Commuter Rail Severe Weather Service Schedules. To determine if your route is operating on a Commuter Rail Severe Weather Service Schedules, check MBTA.com or media reports regularly for updates.

 

Commuter Rail Severe Weather Service Schedules are as follows: Kingston/Plymouth Line

 

Bus:

Some bus routes may operate at reduced levels, resulting in less frequent service. Some bus routes, especially those located hills or narrows streets, may operate on "Snow Routes."

 

Full listings of buses with snow routes

Bus Route 211

Route ends at East Squantum Street at Dorchester Street and Omits Huckins Avenue, Bellevue Road and Dorchester Street.

 

Bus Route 222

Omits Church Street and Essex Street. Walk to North Street or Middle Street for service.

 

Bus Route 236

Omits Commercial Street, Elm Street and Franklin Street South of Independence Avenue. Use stops on Middle Street or flag bus on Independence Avenue or Church Street.

 

Bus Route 245:

Omits Hospital Hill (Quincy Medical Center) and Whitwell Street. No stops between Quincy Center Station and Granite Street.

 

Boat:

During severe weather, commuter boats may operate reduced service. Check T-Alerts regularly for service updates and information.

 

The Ride:

During inclement weather, The Ride strongly recommends that you check with your contractor directly as service may curtailed and customers should expect delays.

 

The numbers are as follows:

* Shared Area: MBTA The Ride | (617) 222-5124 | TTY: (617) 222-5415

* North Area: GLSS-Greater Lynn Senior Services | 1 (888) 319-7433 | TTY: 1 (888) 607-7787

* South Area: JV-Joint Venture | 1 (888) 920-7433 | TTY: 1 (888) 607-7787

* Northwest Area: VTS-Veterans Transportation | 1 (877) 765-7433 | TTY: 1 (888) 553-8294

 

Service Updates & Information:

* Visit MBTA.com for service alerts and winter schedules.

* Sign up for T-Alerts to receive service updates.

* Follow the MBTA on the Twitter Page: .

* Check local news and weather broadcasts.


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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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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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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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Quincy Department of Public Works: Street Sweeping Schedule 2015:

Spring Street Sweeping:

Zone 1:

Ward 1 and Ward 2: Monday, March 23, 2015 through Friday, March 27, 2015

 

Zone 2:

Ward 3 and Ward 4: Monday, March 30, 2015 through Friday, April 3, 2015

 

Zone 3:

Ward 5 and Ward 6: Monday, April 6, 2015 through Friday, April 10, 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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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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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: