Breaking News Alert:
Statement from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh on USOC Decision:
I strongly believe that bringing the Olympic Games back to the United States would be good for our country and would have brought long-term benefits to Boston. However, no benefit is so great that it is worth handing over the financial future of our City of Boston and our citizens were rightly hesitant to be supportive as a result. We always anticipated having the time to do our due diligence on the guarantees required and a full review of the risk and mitigation package proposed last week. This a monumental decision that cannot be rushed, even if it means not moving forward with our bid for the 2024 Summer Games.
Governor Baker Grants $1.25M to Combat Youth Violence and Gang Activity:
Press Release from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The Office of Governor | June 18, 2015
Boston, MA -- Governor Charlie Baker today announced a $1.25 million funding increase for the Shannon Grant program to support regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang and youth violence. Communities and organizations from Pittsfield to Boston will see a funding boost to combat youth violence this summer.
"I am pleased that we are now able to increase our investment in these important programs as summer sets in to combat youth violence and gang activity that threatens public safety and access to opportunity in communities across the Commonwealth," said Governor Baker. "These programs have delivered meaningful results and show the positive impact we can have when state and local partners join forces to tackle a serious and recurring problem such as youth violence."
The Shannon Community Safety Initiative provides funding to communities that demonstrate high levels of youth violence and gang problems, a comprehensive plan to work with multi-disciplinary partners, and a commitment to coordinated prevention and intervention strategies.
"As summer begins, it is crucial that we continue to find ways to engage our youth and provide them with real alternatives to violence. Fully funding the Shannon program enables my department to continue working with at risk youth and provide them opportunities that might not otherwise be available," said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. "I want to thank Governor Baker for his commitment to public safety and protecting our youth."
Governor Baker authorized a $1.25 million supplemental allotment to the 15 Shannon Grant Community Safety Initiative Sites and Local Action Research Partners (LARPs). Communities customarily use this funding for social intervention and opportunity provision programs as well as gang task force personnel costs and overtime crime analysis. The Governor's action means that the Shannon Community Safety Initiative will be fully funded at $8.25 million.
The following are the communities and partners slated to receive supplemental funds:
Shannon Grant Sites:
* Boston: $266,929.45
* Brockton: $54,863.79
* Fall River: $55,526.40
* Fitchburg (include: Gardner and Leominster): $71,898.31
* Haverhill (include: Methuen): $48,336.24
* Holyoke (include Chicopee): $58,761.45
* Lawrence: $88,173.85
* Lowell: $68,203.93
* Lynn: $88,840.31
* Metro Mayors Coalition:
* Include Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop): $45,288.10
* New Bedford: $66,641.00
* Pittsfield: $44,808.31
* Springfield: $103,310.79
* Taunton (include Attleboro and Norton): $44,808.70
* Worcester: $61,833.40
Local Action Research Partners (LARP):
* City of Brockton: $8,315.79
* Community Resources for Justice: $10,728.44
* UMass Lowell (Haverhill Site): $4,076.58
* UMass Lowell (Lowell Site): $10,146.61
* UMass Amherst: $12,349.28
* North Shore Community College: $9,689.05
* UMass Boston: $10,736.84
* Roger Williams University: $3,101.80
* Clark University: $12,631.58
Adams Green Construction Update:
Construction Activities for the week of: Sunday, July 26, 2015
* A.R. Belli will be installing bricks in the sidewalk between the City Clerk's Office and Starbucks, as well as working on the sidewalk between the MBTA Busway and Dimmock Street. They will also be working in the area behind the Church of the President's on Temple Street and Washington Street.
* Dellbrook (West of Chestnut Project) will have steel and cement deliveries being brought in through their entrance on Chestnut Street.
* National Grid Electric will be working in the Chestnut Street & Maple Street area.
* A.R. Belli will be installing new watermain from Hancock Street heading down Chestnut Street.
The parking lot at Quincy Center T Station will be milled and on Saturday,
August 8, 2015 from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
To receive project updates on the Adams Green Construction:
* Follow City of Quincy on Twitter: @CityofQuincy
* Follow Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Twitter: @MassDOT
* Follow MBTA on Twitter: @MBTA (traffic update on the buses)
* Follow Jimmy Hui, Public Safety Officer to City Solicitor Jim Timmins on Twitter: @jimmyhuiquincy
Questions or Concerns on Adams Green Construction:
Tom Russo from Woodward & Curran: (617) 910-7847 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor's Office: (617) 376-1990
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. during the business hours of operations
* Chris Walker: email@example.com
* Katie Conso: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Kristen Powers: email@example.com
* Tom Fabrizio: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Betty Yau (Asian Services): (617) 376-1928 or email@example.com
* Larry Liuzzo: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Jim Fatseas: email@example.com
MBTA: (617) 222-3200
Opens during the weekdays and weekends only for any bus services such as: #214, #216, #220, #221 and #222.
2nd Annual City of Presidents 5K Run & Walk Road Race Event:
Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that 2nd Annual City of Presidents 5K Run & Walk is coming back to the City of Quincy in the beginning of this fall around in the corner here in the City of Quincy.
This would be a great opportunity for the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens, elected officials, City of Quincy employees and the public have a chance to sign up and register for the road race event throughout the summer and fall seasons as long as the online registration is now open in the session right now until on Saturday, September 26, 2015.
The 2nd Annual City of Presidents 5K Run & Walk event will benefit for the Quincy Public Schools Health & Wellness Programs throughout the school year here in the City of Quincy.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has signed on as the lead sponsor for the second consecutive year, donating $10,000.00 toward the cause in our community.
This event is proud to sponsors by: Mayor Thomas P. Koch, City of Quincy, Quincy Parks Conservancy, Quincy Park Department, Quincy Recreation Department, Quincy Public Schools, Quincy Police Department, Quincy Fire Department and Brewster Ambulance.
The race will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 begins at 10:00 a.m. beginning and ending in the Merrymount Park. The 3.1 mile course spans the perimeter of the park with scenic views of the Wollaston Beach and Black's Creek.
In addition to the adult categories for the 5K run and walk there is a separate category for students entering grades 5 through 12 to participate at a discounted rate of $10.00. The adult registration fee is $25.00. Registrants entered before on Friday, September 18, 2015 and will receive a free t-shirt as part of their registration fee.
Following the race, the Quincy Public Schools culinary students will cater a cookout for participants, volunteers and their families at Adams Field. Awards ceremony, games, DJ, bouncy houses and fun giveaways are all part of the post-race festivities at the field.
For more information on the City of Presidents 5K Run & Walk, please visit the Quincy Parks Conservancy's official website with the details: www.quincyparksconservancy.org or registration online: www.cityofpresidents5k.racewire.com.
Furnace Brook Parkway Traffic Advisory Alert:
Second-Phase of Guardrail Replacement begins on Monday, July 20, 2015
The second phase of the state project to replace aging guardrails along Furnace Brook Parkway will begin on Monday, July 20, 2015 and is anticipated to last three weeks.
Traffic will be detoured from the Parkway between Hancock Street and Southern Artery from roughly 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during construction. While no through traffic will be allowed, neighborhood residents will be allowed access to homes and local roads.
The Massachusetts State Police Department, Quincy Police Department and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation have developed detour plans that avoid local roads. Traffic will be monitored by both state and local officials.
Work will take place Monday through Friday.
Hancock Street & Squantum Street Intersection Overnight Work:
Underground Utility Replacement
The ongoing transformation of the Hancock Street and West & East Squantum Street intersection will require night time work to replace underground utilities in the middle of the intersection. Overnight work will begin on Sunday, July 12, 2015 and continue on Friday, July 17, 2015. Hours of work will be from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. in the North Quincy areas.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Election Division: Register to Vote Online!:
Secretary of Commonwealth William Francis Galvin is pleased to announce that online voter registration is available in the Commonwealth through the portal launched by his office. This important advancement will make registration easier and move convenient as well as cut costs relating to the printing of voter registration forms.
Massachusetts Citizens can apply online by visiting Secretary Galvin's website at: www.sec.state.ma.us and click the "Massachusetts Register to Vote Online" button to access the online application system. Any Massachusetts citizens who has a valid identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use online system to apply to register to vote and update their address or change their party enrollment.
Massachusetts Citizens who don't have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to the local election official.
With the Presidential Primary only 8 months away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, now is the time to visit Secretary Galvin's website to check on your voter registration status and make any updates as necessary.
Register to Vote Online Application: Click Here.
If You See Something, Say Something Campaign: Summer of 2015:
Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office would like to wish you and your family to have a wonderful summer season to enjoy the beautiful weather to bring with bright sunshine and blue skies here in the City of Quincy!
This summer season, the Quincy Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Department and MBTA Transit Police Department will be remain on the alert and vigilant throughout the day and night to focus on the public safety, security and transportation right here in the City of Quincy as long as we would like to extremely encourage anyone can report for any suspicious activity in the order of emergency situation so that our law enforcement officers will respond quickly as fast as possible.
The North Quincy Nights Strategic Response Unit will continue to work very closely with the Quincy Police Department, MBTA Transit Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Department, Brewster Ambulance and Quincy Fire Department to respond for any emergency situation around in the clock throughout this summer season here in the City of Quincy.
If you see something, say something to report for any suspicious activity, please dial 911 with an emergency numbers or use mobile app device: MYPD, MassSP or MBTA See Say to submit with your online report.
Quincy Recreation Department: Summer of 2015 In the City of Quincy!:
Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Barry J. Welch, Director of Recreation and the staff at Quincy Recreation Department will host their summer recreational program to opens for the Quincy residents only throughout the summer season right here in the City of Quincy.
Summer Clinic Workshop Registration Program:
The Quincy Recreation Department will have variety of the summer clinic and workshop programs throughout this summer season begins on Monday, June 29, 2015 through Friday, August 28, 2015 to opens for the Quincy residents only. The online registration is still ongoing while the last minute sign up for the summer clinic workshop program.
Boating and Sailing Registration Program:
Registration for the Ryan Boat House Sailing and Boating program will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at Pageant Field: 1 Merrymount Parkway, Quincy, MA.
Registration will continue throughout the summer at the Ryan Boat House as opening exist.
Rowing, Sailing and Canoeing classes are available on Monday through Thursday for children ages 8 to 16 years old and will begin on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
Children must pass a swim test at the Lincoln Hancock Pool in order to participate. The swim test will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 6:30 -- 8:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hancock Community School: Water Street, Quincy, MA.
Supervised Playground Program Registration:
The Supervised Playground Program will begin on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The program continues Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. (Closed on Friday, July 3, 2015). Registration is ongoing throughout the summer and is done at the playground of your choice.
For more information about the summer recreational program, please don't hesitate feel free contact Quincy Recreation Department at (617) 376-1394 or e-mail: Office@quincyrec.com with any questions or concerns.
Norfolk County Mosquito Control District: Weekly Mosquito Aerosol Application (ULV)
The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District has begun the 2015 late evening ULV aerosol applications, weather permitting. Applications will be made in the City of Quincy on Thursday evenings.
Not all areas of the City of Quincy will be entirely treated on a given date. Attempts will be made to treat as large an area as is deemed necessary and as weather permits. The fogging operations will occur between the hours of sunset to midnight, only if mosquito populations warrant an application. If inclement weather occurs, (i.e. high winds, rain or low temperatures) or equipment fails, the application will be added to the next scheduled day.
The purpose of the adulticide application is to control nuisance and/or virus carrying adult mosquitoes. The control product being used is DUET (EPA Reg. #1021-1795-8329) applied in ultra-low volume (ULV) sprayers at a rate of approximately one half ounce per acre of finished spray. DUET breaks down rapidly in the environment and is expected to pose little risk to humans when used at low concentrations for mosquito control, according to the EPA.
For further information, please contact the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project via telephone at (781) 762-3681 or through the Project's internet website: Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project with the details.
If an individual would like to see a map of the areas to be treated they should check the current late evening aerosol application schedule and maps at the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Website listed above.
Please note that the ULV map and/or street listings will be posted on or about 3:30 p.m. the day of the scheduled application.
West of Chestnut Construction Update: Contractor Launches Project Website
Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance and developer Gate Residential have created a website for construction updates on the first phrase of downtown redevelopment, called "West of Chestnut," the mixed-use residential and retail development in the heart of downtown. Updates can be found here: CLICK HERE.
Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Motor Vehicle Law:
The MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles and Highway Divisions, along with the Massachusetts State Police Department, advised motorists of a new law taking effect on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 requiring the use of headlights and taillights on motor vehicles during inclement weather and when windshields wipers are in use. The law is intended to increase safety and visibility of vehicles on the Commonwealth's roadway.
The changes to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 85, Section 15, signed into law in January, require that front and rear motor vehicle lights be activated in all of the following conditions:
* When windshield wipers are on.
* When low light or weather conditions prevent other vehicles or persons from being seen at 500 feet.
* From 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.
Relying on daytime running lights for these conditions is not sufficient under the law. A violation of this law is considered a surcharge minor motor vehicle traffic law violation for insurance purposes.
For more information on the Safe Driver Insurance Plan and insurance surcharge information, please visit the Registry of Motor Vehicle's Merit Rating Board: CLICK HERE.
Quincy Department of Public Works: Street Sweeping Schedule 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
Boston Public Schools: Last Day of School 2015-2016:
Last Day of School
Class of 2016 Graduates (Senior Year @ BPS)
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Elementary School thru. High School (Grade 1-11)
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (Day of 179)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (Day of 180)
|Wednesday, June 29, 2016*|
* = Subject to Change if the weather permitting.
Boston Public Schools: Back to School 2015-2016:
Date of School Starts
|Elementary School thru. High School (Grade 1-12)||Tuesday, September 8, 2015|
|Preschool & Kindergarten||Thursday, September 10, 2015|
Class of 2016 Graduation Information:
|Name of College:||Graduation Date:|
|Eastern Nazarene College||Saturday, May 7, 2016|
|Quincy College||Saturday, May 28, 2016|
|Quincy Public Schools:||Graduation Date:|
|Quincy High School||Monday, June 7, 2016|
|North Quincy High School||Tuesday, June 8, 2016|
|North Quincy High School||Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (Rain Date)|
|Quincy High School||Thursday, June 9, 2016 (Rain Date)|
Last Day of School and College 2015-2016 Calendar:
Name of College:
Last Day of College:
Eastern Nazarene College
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Quincy Public Schools:
Last Day of School:
Class of 2016 Graduates @ NQHS & QHS
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Elementary thru. High School (Grade 1-11)
Monday, June 20, 2016
|Monday, June 27, 2016* (5 days of snow make up)|
* = Subject to Change if the weather permitting.
Back to the School 2015-2016 Calendar:
|College & University:|
|Name of College:||Date of College Starts:|
|Eastern Nazarene College||Wednesday, September 2, 2015|
|Quincy College||Wednesday, September 2, 2015|
|Quincy Public Schools:|
|School District:||Date of School Starts:|
|Elementary through High School (Grade 1-9)||Wednesday, September 9, 2015|
|High School (Grade 10-12)||Thursday, September 10, 2015|
|Preschool & Kindergarten||Monday, September 14, 2015|
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.
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