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No Breaking News Alert or Snow Emergency Declaration Reported.

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First Night Boston 2015: New Year's Eve Festivities in the City of Boston!:


Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that First Night Boston is coming back to the City of Boston on the New Year's Eve festivities begins on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. through Midnight to open for the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens and the public are welcome to celebrate!


The First Night Boston is proud to sponsors by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston and the Highland Street Foundation to host their New Year's Eve festivities.


There are 26 venues and 27 Hynes Convention Center rooms have been planned for your favorite activities such as: entertainment, face painting, ice sculptures, fireworks, grand procession parade and much more throughout the evening's program here in the City of Boston.


Here's three days events for the activity information down the below:

Monday, December 29, 2014 and Tuesday, December 30, 2014:

11:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.: Isabella Stewart Garden Museum @ 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA


Thursday, January 1, 2015:

12:00 -- 6:00 p.m.: New England Aquarium @ 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA

8:00 -- 10:00 p.m.: Huntington Theatre Company @ Boston University Theatre 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA


Here's the First Night Boston 2015 button sale:


Your First Night Boston 2015 button provides admission on every shows, on a first come/first served basis. Children under age 4 years old are free with a full adult supervision.



Highlander Artists Premium Tickets


Bank of America: (Monday through Saturday business hours of operations)

440 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA

1400 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA

690 Adams Street, Quincy, MA



Store #137: 626 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA (24 hours)

Store #1015: 42 Beale Street, Quincy, MA (24 hours)

Store #2454: 321 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy, MA (no 24 hours)


Residents, persons with disabilities and the citizens of Quincy can be encouraged to use a public transportation provided by the MBTA throughout the day and night on New Year's Eve festivities in the City of Boston.


MBTA Passengers should also know that MBTA will not collect fares after the 8:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve throughout the First Night Boston festivities by taking a public transportation at anytime.


For more information, please visit the First Night Boston's official website at: with the details!

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The Patriot Ledger will host 17th Annual Lend-A-Hand:


Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that The Patriot Ledger will host their 17th Annual Lend-A-Hand during this holiday season throughout the South Shore communities: Abington, Avon, Braintree, Canton, Carver, Cohasset, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson, Hanover, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Milton, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth and Whitman.


The Lend-A-Hand will share with your donation among long-established and wide-reaching community service agencies. Our partners again this year are: Quincy Community Action Program, South Shore Community Action Program and South Shore Mental Health Center. That money goes to help some of the South Shore's neediest and most distressed people during this holiday season.


The Patriot Ledger founded Lend-A-Hand as a non-profit organization in 1998 to raise money to help our neighbors with needs that weren't addressed by other social service programs.


You can make a Lend-A-Hand donation online, or with the Lend-A-Hand coupon provided down the below for you to print out and send in with donation those in need this holiday season. Lend-A-Hand accepts monetary donations only. Administrative costs are absorbed by the Patriot Ledger and the agencies, which means 100% of the money raised benefits needy people in our cities and towns.


Lend-A-Hand Information:

* Call our friends at Ansaphone at (617) 424-9825. The line is staffed 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.


* Write a check or money order and mail to: The Patriot Ledger or use that one that runs in the paper every day.


* Lend-A-Hand Coupon: CLICK HERE (Courtesy of: Adobe Reader® X)


* Donate online through PayPal by filling out the form: CLICK HERE. All credit cards are accepted and you don't need a PayPal account. Just click "continue" and you'll see the credit card form. We ask you for your street address and phone number for verification only. They will not be published in the paper. If you have any trouble, please call The Patriot Ledger at (617) 786-7022.


For more information about the Lend-A-Hand contribution, please contact appropriate agencies directly, not The Patriot Ledger:

* Quincy Area: Quincy Community Action Program | (617) 479-8181 ext. 356

* Plymouth Area: South Shore Community Action Program | (508) 747-7575 ext. 257

* Mental Health Issues: South Shore Mental Health Center (617) 847-1915

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips: Courtesy of: National Crime Prevention Council

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) reminds last-minute holiday shoppers to keep safety in mind as they hunt for those last-minute bargains. The organization best known its icon, McGruff the Crime Dog, has tips to help you shop safely while getting those great holiday bargains.


Shopping in Stores:

* Do not buy more than you can carry. Plan ahead by taking a friend with you or ask a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car.


* Save all receipts. Print and save all confirmations from your online purchases. Start a file folder to keep all receipts together and to help you verify credit card or bank statements as they come in.


* Consider alternate options to pay for your merchandise, such as one time or multiuse disposable credit cards or money orders, at online stores or auction sites.


* Wait until asked before taking out your credit card or checkbook. An enterprising thief would love to shoulder surf to get your account information.


* Tell a security guard or store employee if you see an unattended bag or package. The same applies if you are using mass transit.


Walking To and From Your Car:

* Deter pickpockets. Carry your purse to close to your body or your wallet inside a coat or front trouser pocket.


* Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. Check the back seat and around the car before getting in.


* Do not leave packages visible in your car windows. Lock them in the truck or, if possible, take them directly home.


Shopping with Small Children:

* If you are shopping with children, make a plan in case you are separated from each other.


* Select a central meeting place.


* Teach them to know they can ask mall personnel or store security employees if they need help.


Shopping Online:

* Before surfing the Internet, secure your personal computers by updating your security software. Everyone's computer should have anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-spam software as well as good firewall installed. Visit for free software downloads.


* Keep your personal information private and your password secure. Do not respond to requests to "verify" your password or credit card information unless you initiated the contact. Legitimate businesses will not contact you in this matter.


* Beware of "bargains" from companies with whom you are unfamiliar -- if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!


* Use secure websites for purchases. Look for the icon of a locked padlock at the bottom of the screen or "https" in the URL address.


* Shop with companies you know and trust. Check for background information if you plan to buy from a new or unfamiliar company.

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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 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 regularly to determine whether severe weather service plans are in place.


Full Service details for each mode are as follows:


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 or media reports regularly for updates.


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



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.



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 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: or Karen McKim at Quincy Health Department at (617) 376-1285 or e-mail: 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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Sound Advice With Attorney Thomas F. Williams

Courtesy of: Thomas F. Williams & Associates


Quincy Access Television Channel 8 Program Schedule:




Friday, December 19, 2014 5:30 p.m. Legal New Year's Resolutions
Sunday, December 21, 2014 3:30 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change by the Quincy Access Television Production.


WATDS 95.9 FM Program Schedule: (Live Streaming Audio)




Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Sound Advice w/ Attorney Williams

Tune in on WATDS 95.9 FM to listen the Sound Advice with Attorney Thomas F. Williams to share with his legal advice and takes your call. Call in ahead at (781) 837-4900 with your questions throughout the show.

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



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

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

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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: