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Back to School Safety TipsCourtesy of: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

 

As parents prepare for the start of a new school year, teaching children how to be safer needs to be at the top of their list of things to do. An analysis by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children of attempted abductions during the past five years found that children are at most risk when going to and from school or school related activities.

 

Parents and other adults can help keep children safe by following these ten tips:

 

1. Teach your children to always TAKE A FRIEND with them when walking or biking, and stay with a group while standing at the bus stop. Make sure they know which bus to ride.

 

2. Walk the route to and from school with your children pointing out landmarks and safe places to go if they're being followed or need help. Teach your children they should NEVER TAKE SHORTCUTS and always stay in well-lit areas.

 

3. It is not safe for young children to walk to and from school, even in a group. Parents should always provide supervision for young children to help ensure their safe arrival to and from school. If your children wait for a bus, wait with them or make arrangements for supervision at the bus stop.

 

4. Teach your children that if anyone bothers them, makes them feel scared or uncomfortable to trust their feelings and immediately get away from that person. Teach them it is OK not to be polite and IT IS OK TO SAY NO.

 

5. Teach your children if anyone tries to take them somewhere they should RESIST by kicking or screaming, try to run away and DRAW ATTENTION by kicking and screaming "This person is trying to take me away or "This person is not my father/mother."

 

6. Teach your children NOT TO ACCEPT A RIDE from anyone unless you have said it is OK in that instance. If anyone follows them in a vehicle they should turn around, go in the other direction, and run to a trust adult who may help them.

 

7. Teach your children that grownups should NOT ASK CHILDREN FOR DIRECTIONS, they should ask other adults.

 

8. Teach your children to NEVER ACCEPT MONEY OR GIFTS from anyone unless you have told them it is OK to accept in each instance.

 

9. Make sure the school has current and accurate emergency contact information on file for your children and confirm names of those authorized.

 

10. Always know where your children will be. Teach your children to always CHECK FIRST before changing their plans before or after school. Teach your children to never leave school, with anyone unless they CHECK FIRST with you or another trusted adult, even if someone tells them it is an emergency.

 

Children should be taught to trust their feelings. They need to know that if someone makes them feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused, they should tell a parent, guardian, or trusted adult.


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Quincy's Election Headquarters: Primary Election 2014:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that City of Quincy will host their primary election starts on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 begins from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. all across the citywide where the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens of Quincy and the elected officials will have a chance to cast their vote on the ballot during the election night.

 

There are couple of contenders who will be seeking their elect or re-elect to run in the public office such as: U.S. Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Auditor, U.S. Congressman, State Councillor, State Senator, State Representative, Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, Norfolk County Register of Probate, Norfolk County Treasurer and Norfolk County Commissioner.

 

Democratic Party:

Public Office

Candidate

U.S. Senator (Re-elect)

Edward J. Markey

Governor (Elect)

Donald M. Berwick

Martha Coakley

Steven Grossman

Lieutenant Governor (Elect)

Leland Cheung

Stephen J. Kerrigan

Michael E. Lake

Attorney General (Elect)

Maura Healey

Warren E. Tolman

Secretary of State (Re-elect)

William Francis Galvin

State Treasurer (Elect)

Thomas P. Conroy

Barry R. Finegold

Deborah B. Goldberg

State Auditor (Re-elect)

Suzanne M. Bump

State Representative (Re-elect)

Stephen F. Lynch

Councillor (Re-elect)

Christopher A. Iannella, Jr.

State Senator (Re-elect)

John F. Keenan

State Representative (Re-elect)

Tackey Chan

Bruce J. Ayers

Ronald Mariano

Dan Hunt

District Attorney (Re-elect)

Michael W. Morrissey

Register of Probate (Re-elect)

Patrick W. McDermott

County Treasurer (Re-elect)

Joseph A. Connolly

County Commissioner (Re-Elect)

Peter H. Collins

 

Republican Party:

Public Office

Candidate

U.S. Senator (Elect)

Brian J. Herr

Governor (Elect)

Charles D. Baker

Mark R. Fisher

Lieutenant Governor (Elect)

Karyn E. Polito

Attorney General (Elect)

John B. Miller

Secretary of State (Elect)

David D'Arcangelo

State Treasurer (Elect)

Michael James Heffernan

State Auditor (Elect)

Patricia S. Saint Aubin

State Senator (Elect)

Leslie C. Gosule

County Commissioner (Elect)

Michael J. Soter

 

For more information about the ballot and voting locations, please contact City Clerk Joe Shea at (617) 376-1132 or e-mail: jshea@quincyma.gov or Assistant City Clerk Nicole Crispo at (617) 376-1145 or e-mail: ncrispo@quincyma.gov with any questions or concerns during the normal business hours of operations.


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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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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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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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Announcements:

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MBTA Red Line Service Advisory Alert:

* Branches Affected: Braintree 

Saturday, September 6, 2014 and Sunday, September 7, 2014

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

 

Start of day Saturday, September 6, 2014 until end of day Sunday, September 7, 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, September 6, 2014 through Sunday, September 7, 2014

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Monday, September 8, 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, September 20, 2014 and Sunday, September 21, 2014

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

 

Start of day Saturday, September 20, 2014 until end of day Sunday, September 21, 2014

 

Due to necessary track and signal work, buses will replace Red Line trains between JFK/UMass Station and Braintree Station in both directions from start to end of service beginning on Saturday, September 20, 2014 through 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:

* JFK/UMass Station

* North Quincy Station

* Wollaston Station

* Quincy Center Station

* 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


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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 DPW: Spring Yardwaste Schedule 2014:

 

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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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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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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