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Quincy is doing PARK(ING) Day 2014!:

 

Stop by the entrance of the Wollaston Theatre on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m. for the City of Quincy's first participation in international PARK(ing) Day! Enjoy free popcorn, activities, and a look back at the history of film during the operating years of the Wolly! and !?

 

For more information, please contact Ward 5 City Councilor Kirsten Hughes can be reached at (617) 376-1355 or e-mail: khughes@quincyma.gov with any questions or concerns about this event.


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17th Annual Quincy ArtsFest 2014:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Mayor Thomas P. Koch and The City of Quincy will be hosting their 17th Annual Quincy ArtsFest with a full sponsored by: Quincy Art Association, Quincy Park Department and Quincy Recreation Department on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m. at Richard J. Koch Park & Recreation Complex: 1 Merrymount Parkway, Quincy, MA to opens for the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens and the public are welcome.

 

The ArtsFest offers a juried and members' show featuring over 500 pieces of artwork and photography presented by some of the most talented artists in the area. Our juried photography show boasts black and white, color and digitally altered photographs. Our photography exhibit features may fine photographers including members of the South Shore Camera Club.

 

The ArtsFest presents two days of entertainment. Crafters are welcome. Our Young Artist show is one of the most popular exhibits for young artists around the South Shore. The exhibit features work from children in grades K through 12. For one weekend each year, the ArtsFest transforms the grounds of Merrymount Park into an artistic hub complete with artwork, live entertainment and crafters and children's activities that has become an autumn highlights for many Quincy families.

 

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


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Quincy Public Schools: Fall Open House Calendar:

 

Elementary Schools:

School:

Dates & Times:

Wollaston

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 5:30 -- 7:00 p.m.

Beechwood Knoll

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 5:00 -- 6:30 p.m.

Parker

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 5:00 -- 6:30 p.m.

Merrymount

Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 4:45 -- 6:15 p.m.

Squantum

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 6:00 -- 7:30 p.m.

Lincoln Hancock

Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5:00 -- 6:30 p.m.

Clifford Marshall

Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5:00 -- 6:30 p.m.

Atherton Hough

Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5:00 -- 7:00 p.m.

Bernazzani

Monday, September 22, 2014 from 5:00 -- 6:30 p.m.

Della Chiesa Early Childhood Center

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:00 -- 6:30 p.m.

Snug Harbor

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:00 -- 7:00 p.m.

Montclair

Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5:00 -- 6:30 p.m.

 

Middle Schools:

School:

Dates & Times:

Atlantic

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5:00 -- 7:00 p.m.

Point Webster

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5:00 -- 7:00 p.m.

Sterling

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5:00 -- 7:00 p.m.

Broad Meadows

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 6:00 -- 8:00 p.m.

Central

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 6:00 -- 8:00 p.m.

 

High Schools:

School:

Dates & Times:

Quincy

Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:00 -- 8:00 p.m.

North Quincy (Back to School Night)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.


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Quincy's Election Headquarters: Primary Election 2014 Results:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Quincy's Election Headquarters have an official results from the 2014 primary election coverage as the candidate contenders have already won in the race: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and State Treasurer to advance for the next round on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 on the final general election in the mid-term election 2014 campaign trail right here in the state of Massachusetts.

 

Many of the residents, persons with disabilities and the citizens of Quincy have already cast their vote on the ballot during the 2014 primary election at all of polling stations here in the City of Quincy.

 

The uncontested candidate contenders have already won automatically to advance go into the next round for the Secretary of State, U.S. Congressman, State Representative, State Senator, State Auditor, Norfolk County Councillor, Norfolk County District Attorney, Norfolk County Register of Probate, Norfolk County Treasurer and Norfolk County Commissioner on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

 

Here's the 2014 primary election results:

City of Quincy:

Public Office

Name

%

Votes

Governor Scott Grossman 47% 3,764
Governor Martha Coakley 36% 2,885
Governor Donald M. Berwick 17% 1,349
Lieutenant Governor Stephen J. Kerrigan 59% 3,990
Lieutenant Governor Leland Cheung 21% 1,431
Lieutenant Governor Michael E. Lake 20% 1,346
Attorney General Maura Healey 52% 4,016
Attorney General Warren E. Tolman 48% 3,753
State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg 48% 3,586
State Treasurer Thomas P. Conroy 27% 2,008
State Treasurer Barry R. Finegold 25% 1,830

Public Office

Name

%

Votes

Governor Charlie D. Baker 67% 1,339
Governor Mark Fisher 33% 464

Statewide:

Public Office

Name

%

Votes

Governor Martha Coakley 42% 221,667
Governor Scott Grossman 36% 191,514
Governor Donald M. Berwick 21% 111,654
Lieutenant Governor Stephen J. Kerrigan 51% 215,078
Lieutenant Governor Leland Cheung 30% 125,677
Lieutenant Governor Michael E. Lake 20% 83,332
Attorney General Maura Healey 62% 307,571
Attorney General Warren E. Tolman 48% 3,753
State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg 43% 197,668
State Treasurer Barry R. Finegold 31% 143,722
State Treasurer Thomas P. Conroy 26% 118,769

Public Office

Name

%

Votes

Governor Charlie D. Baker 74% 111,647
Governor Mark Fisher 26% 38,419

 

The Quincy's Election Headquarters would like to extended with a full congratulations to the candidate contenders in the order during the primary election which they will be looking forward to win their final home stretch on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.


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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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Adams Green Construction Update:

 

Work will continue on a new drainage system in the area of Presidents Place and the Quincy Center Station entrance. Contractors will be performing deep excavation near the intersection of Huntley Road and Hancock Street and at the intersection of Hancock Street and the T station. Parking spaces will be reduced temporarily in the immediate areas of construction.

 

No traffic detours are scheduled, but temporary lane changes and restrictions are anticipated.

 

National Grid's contractor will continue with nighttime work installing a new gas line that has reached the area of Granite Street and 1400 Hancock Street in Quincy Center.

 

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


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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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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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Quincy Department of Public Works: Fall Yardwaste Schedule 2014-2015:

 

October:

Saturday, October 4, 2014: Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Day

Monday, October 6, 2014 through Friday, October 10, 2014: Yardwaste

Monday, October 20, 2014 through Friday, October 24, 2014: Yardwaste

 

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

Monday, January 12, 2015 through Friday, January 16, 2015: Yardwaste


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Quincy DPW: Spring Yardwaste Schedule 2014:

 

September:

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


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MBTA Red Line Service Advisory Alert:

* Branches Affected: Braintree 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Buses replacing Red Line service between Quincy Adams Station and Braintree Station from start to end service.

 

Start of day Sunday, September 21, 2014 until end of day Sunday, September 21, 2014

 

Due to necessary track and signal work, buses will replace Red Line trains between Quincy Adams Station and Braintree Station in both directions from start to end of service beginning on Sunday, September 21, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, September 22, 2014. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* Quincy Adams Station

* Braintree Station

 

* Branches Affected: Braintree / Ashmont

Saturday, September 27, 2014 and Sunday, September 28, 2014

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

 

Start of day Saturday, September 27, 2014 until end of day Sunday, September 28, 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, September 27, 2014 through Sunday, September 28, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, September 29, 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, October 4, 2014 and Sunday, October 5, 2014

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

 

Start of day Saturday, October 4, 2014 until end of day Sunday, October 5, 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, October 4, 2014 through Sunday, October 5, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, October 6, 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, October 11, 2014 and Sunday, October 12, 2014

Buses replacing Red Line service between Park Street Station and Kendall/MIT Station from start to end service.

 

Start of day Saturday, October 11, 2014 until end of day Sunday, October 12, 2014

 

Due to work performed by Mass Highway contractors for the Longfellow Bridge Project, buses will replace Red Line trains between Park Street Station and Kendall/MIT Station in both directions from start to end of service beginning on Saturday, October 11, 2014 through Sunday, October 12, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, October 13, 2014. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* Kendall/MIT Station

* Charles/MGH Station

* Park Street Station

 

* Branches Affected: Braintree / Ashmont

Saturday, October 18, 2014 and Sunday, October 19, 2014

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

 

Start of day Saturday, October 18, 2014 until end of day Sunday, October 19, 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, October 18, 2014 through Sunday, October 19, 2014.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, October 20, 2014. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* Broadway Station

* Andrew Station

* JFK/UMass Station


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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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