Breaking News Alert:
NO BREAKING NEWS ALERT OR SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION REPORTED.
Watertown Police Supervisors Association Hosts 2nd Annual Finish Strong 5K:
Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Watertown Police Supervisors Association will host their 2nd Annual Finish Strong 5K Road Race begins on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Tufts Health Plan: 705 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA to open for the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens, first responders and the elected officials are welcome to sign up and register online.
The Watertown Police Supervisors Association will commemorate the second anniversary of the events that led to the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects by inviting the community to fill the streets of Watertown in the second annual 5K road race and walk Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
The event is being organized by Wicked Fun Running Events, and hopes to bring the community together and celebrate the accomplishments and sacrifices that were made during the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent aftermath, which occurred in Watertown in 2013.
Residents, families, friends, business and civic leaders are invited to take part in this great event. The race will start and finish at Tufts Health Plan: 705 Mount Auburn Street in Watertown, MA.
Proceeds will benefit the WPSA, Watertown Police Relief Association, youth community programming and school safety initiatives. Various sponsorship options are available and more information can be found at: https://racewire.com/register.php?id=4789 or by contacting Lieutenant Michael Lawn at Watertown Police Department can be reached at (617) 972-6539.
Long Island Bridge Demolition Notice:
The ongoing demolition of the Long Island Bridge will continue on Monday morning, March 23, 2015, with the use of a small number of explosive charges that will be used to cut beams and lower bridge sections for transport. Residents in the surrounding areas may hear concussions between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The use of explosive charges will be used on 3 additional days in the coming weeks.
Boston Mayor Walsh Announces April 15 As "One Boston Day Banner":
Press Release from the City of Boston | Thursday, March 19, 2015
Boston, MA - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced "One Boston Day," a new tradition to honor the resiliency, generosity and strength of the City of Boston on April 15. The day will be an opportunity to recognize the good in our community and reflect on the spirit of grace and resilience of the people of Boston that was exemplified in the response to the loss and the tragedies of April 15, 2013. The new tradition will put a mark on a day honoring the strength of our city, its people and their acts of goodness toward one another.
The Mayor made the announcement with John Hancock at the unveiling of the 2015 Boston Marathon street banners at Marathon Sports on Boylston Street.
"One Boston Day will inspire all of us to come together as the community we are and share the spirit of Boston by giving back," said Mayor Walsh. "April 15 is a date that has come to stand for our city's deepest values. I hope everyone can mark this day in a way that is appropriate and inclusive for each of our experiences."
On the morning of April 15, Mayor Walsh will assist in raising honorary banners on Boylston Street to honor the victims and survivors of April 15, 2013. The Mayor will then visit multiple community sites throughout Boston's neighborhoods marking "One Boston Day."
Message from: Dr. Richard DeCristofaro, Quincy Public Schools:
Quincy Public Schools: 2014-2015 School Year Calendar Update:
At the Monday, March 16, 2015 Special School Committee meeting, the revised 2014-2015 school year calendar was approved.
* Friday, April 3, 2015 will be an early release day with elementary school students dismissed at 11:25 a.m. or 11:35 a.m. (according to the each school's regular Tuesday early release schedule) and middle and high school students dismissed at 11:45 a.m. No lunch will be served on Friday, April 3, 2015 and there will be no Pre-Kindergarten classes. Parents may notify their school's principal in writing for students to receive an excused absence for that day.
* Tuesday, April 14, 2015 will not be an early release day for middle school students, but will remain an early release day for elementary and high school students.
* The school day will be extended by 30 minutes for 24 school days (March 23-27, 30; April 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 27, 29, 30; and May 1, 4,6,7, 8).
Please see the final approved calendar below; extended days are indicated by E.
Quincy Department of Public Works: Annual Fiscal Year 2014 Presentation:
Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to inform you that DPW Commissioner Daniel G. Raymondi and the Quincy Department of Public Works will be releasing their annual fiscal year 2014 presentation to share with the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens and the elected officials around in the community here in the City of Quincy.
Please take a quick moment and look their annual fiscal year 2014 presentation were being presented by DPW Commissioner Daniel G. Raymondi and the staff from the Quincy Department of Public Works: CLICK HERE.
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!
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
The Red Line may operate at reduced levels, resulting in less frequent service.
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
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.
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.
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.
Quincy's Election Headquarters: 2015 Mayoral Election Calendar:
Mayoral Primary Election:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.
Quincy's Election Headquarters: 2016 Presidential Election Calendar:
Presidential Primary Election:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.
Last Day of School and College 2014-2015 Calendar: Updated: Monday, March 16, 2015
Name of College:
Last Day of College:
Eastern Nazarene College
Thursday, April 30, 2015
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)
Friday, June 26, 2015
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.
Quincy Department of Public Works: Street Sweeping Schedule 2015:
Spring Street Sweeping:
Ward 1 and Ward 2: Monday, March 23, 2015 through Friday, March 27, 2015
Ward 3 and Ward 4: Monday, March 30, 2015 through Friday, April 3, 2015
Ward 5 and Ward 6: Monday, April 6, 2015 through Friday, April 10, 2015
Fall Street Sweeping:
Ward 1 and Ward 2: Monday, November 9, 2015 through Friday, November 13, 2015
Ward 3 and Ward 4: Monday, November 16, 2015 through Friday, November 20, 2015
Ward 5 and Ward 6: Monday, November 23, 2015 through Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
* 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
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.
Class of 2015 Graduation Calendar:
Name of College:
Date of Graduation Ceremony:
Eastern Nazarene College
Saturday, May 9, 2015
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)