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Furnace Brook Parkway Traffic Advisory:

State Guardrail Replacement Project Begins on Monday, July 25, 2016

 

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will conduct the final phase of a guardrail replacement project on Furnace Brook Parkway beginning on Monday, July 25, 2016.

 

The stretch of the Furnace Brook Parkway between Southern Artery (Route 3A) and Hancock Street will be closed to through traffic from approximately 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on weekdays to accommodate the work. Commuters should seek alternate routes, but residents will have access to surrounding streets.


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Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito and State Officials Expand Addiction Program for Women at Taunton State Hospital:

 

New beds added to Specialized Addictions Program for Substance Use Disorders

 

Taunton, MA -- Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, together with state and local officials, officially opened the second phase of the Women's Recovery from Addictions Program (WRAP) at Taunton State Hospital today adding 30 new beds. The WRAP is the first state-operated addiction service program that provides civilly committed women with addictions access to comprehensive substance use disorder treatment, rather than jail time.

 

"Ending the long disputed practice of committing women to prison at MCI Framingham is an important step toward providing women with the proper treatment as they begin the path to recovery," said Governor Charlie Baker. "Earlier this year, I was honored to sign landmark legislation including the first law in the nation to limit first time adult opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply, and other important prevention and education provisions recommended by our opioid working group."

 

"Women with substance use disorders deserve treatment, support and recovery services in the same dignified medical setting that individuals with any other chronic condition receive," said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, who also attended the February opening. "I am happy to stand here again and witness the progress this administration has made in eliminating a 25-year-old practice that should have never existed."

 

On January 25, 2016, Governor Baker signed into law An Act Relative to Civil Commitments for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders. The law ensures that when women are civilly committed by the court for treatment under Chapter 123, Section 35 of the Massachusetts General Laws, that they receive the treatment in a therapeutic setting rather than in a prison. The 30 beds that opened this month are in addition to the 15 beds that opened, and began accepting patients, this past February. As of July, 44 women have been treated and discharged from the program.

 

"The WRAP program provides a safe place for women to detox while receiving clinical supervision, individual and group therapy, education and access to medication therapy," said Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Chair of the Governor's Opioid Working Group that recommended the civil commitment process changes. "But most importantly, each woman will leave the program with an individualized discharge plan, so she can continue her treatment and recovery in her community with strong supports."

 

"Under the Governor's Leadership, our operating and capital resources are being strategically invested to support the construction of critical capital projects like the treatment units at Taunton State Hospital and the on-going operating costs of essential programs like the Women's Recovery from Addictions Program," said Kristen Lepore, Secretary for Administration and Finance. "Good policy drives a good budget and the funding to open and operate these beds is a perfect example of good policy driving the budget decision making process."

 

Major renovations to create the new units, which are located in a 17,100 square foot former DMH inpatient unit, took 9 months to complete. The new, 30-bed WRAP includes a north and south unit with double and single bedrooms, private treatment space, a dining room, a day room, a lounge, a fitness room, offices, a secure intake area, and secure outdoor recreation areas. The renovations cost approximately $15 million. The Women's Recovery from Addiction Program will bring 130 full-time employees to the Taunton area.

 

In addition to the 45 beds at Taunton, 28 beds were added at Shattuck State Hospital earlier this year to treat women committed under Section 35.

 

The Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget signed by Governor Baker earlier this month included $171 million in opioid prevention services, which includes $13 million in funding to support the WRAP program. The Baker-Polito Administration also filed for an additional $5 million worth of supplemental funding to combat the opioid epidemic this fiscal year.


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Quincy's Election HQ: 2016 Republican National Convention Nomination Results:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Quincy's Election Headquarters have been officially delivered with a full results of the 2016 presidential nomination on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in the City of Cleveland, Ohio.

 

The Republican National Convention was held on Monday, July 18, 2016 through Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in the City of Cleveland, Ohio where Donald Trump (R-New York) will become the presumptive presidential nominee to represent for the Republican Party throughout the 2016 presidential primary election cycle. 

 

The total of the delegation needs to get 1,237 from each states in the order to win for the nomination to become the next Republican candidate of President of the United States at the Republican National Convention.

 

The Quincy's Election Headquarters have a full results of the Republican presidential candidate contenders in the Republican Party during the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in the City of Cleveland, Ohio right down on the below.

 

STATE TRUMP CRUZ RUBIO KASICH
ALABAMA 36 13 1
ALASKA 28
AMERICAN SOMA 9
ARIZONA 58
ARKANSAS 25 15
CALIFORNIA 172
COLORADO 4 31
CONNECTICUT 28
DELAWARE 16
FLORIDA 99
GEORGIA 42 18 16
GUAM 9
HAWAII 11 7 1
IDAHO 12 20
ILLINOIS 54 9 6
INDIANA 57
IOWA 30
KANSAS 9 24 6 1
KENTUCKY 17 15 7 7
LOUISIANA 31 15
MAINE 9 12 2
MARYLAND 38
MASSACHUSETTS 22 4 8 8
MICHIGAN 51 6 2
MINNESOTA 25 15
MISSOURI 41 11
MONTANA 27
NEBRASKA 36
NEVADA 14 6 7 1
NEW HAMPSHIRE 11 3 2 4
NEW JERSEY 51
NEW MEXICO 24
NEW YORK 89 6
NORTH CAROLINA 29 27 6 9
NORTH DAKOTA 21 6
N.E. MARINA ISLANDS 9
OHIO 66
OKLAHOMA 24 19
OREGON 23 5
PENNSYLVANIA 70 1
PUERTO RICO 23
RHODE ISLAND 12 2 5
SOUTH CAROLINA 50
SOUTH DAKOTA 29
TENNESSEE 33 16 9
TEXAS 48 104 3
UTAH 40
VERMONT 13 1
VIRGIN ISLANDS 8
VIRGINIA 17 8 16 5
WASH., D.C. 19
WASH. STATE 44
WEST VIRGINIA 34
WISCONSIN 6 36
WYOMING 3 23 1 2
TOTAL OF STATE 46 7 2 1
TOTAL DELEGATE 1,725 484 123 125

 

The American people have already cast their vote on the ballot from the 2016 presidential primary election begins on Tuesday, February 1, 2016 through Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in all across the country from coast to coast in the 50 states to win the nomination to become the next 45th of President of the United States.

 

Donald Trump (R-New York) will face against Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D-New York) on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 during the presidential election to become the next 45th President of the United States.


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Quincy's Election HQ: 2016 Presidential Primary Election Information:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that City Clerk Nicole Crispo and the City of Quincy will host for the 2016 presidential primary election coverage begins on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. to opens for the residents, persons with disabilities and the citizens of Quincy will be able to cast their vote on the ballot at any polling stations in all across the citywide.

 

Residents, persons with disabilities and the citizens of Quincy are welcome at the City Clerk's Office: 1305 Hancock Street 2nd Floor, Quincy, MA during the normal business hours of operations on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. to fill out their voting registration.

 

Residents, persons with disabilities and the citizens of Quincy are welcome to fill out their voting registration online available: Click Here.

 

Voting Registration will be no later than on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. at City Clerk's Office: 1305 Hancock Street 2nd Floor, Quincy, MA before the 2016 Presidential Primary Election is scheduled on Thursday, September 8, 2016 here in the City of Quincy.

 

Last call for the residents, persons with disabilities and the citizens of Quincy will cast their vote no later than before 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the polling stations in all across the citywide.

 

The Quincy's Election Headquarters will bring you an official 2016 presidential primary election results on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to project the winner of each candidate contenders and will have an official results in our official website on Friday, September 9, 2016.

 

Here's the candidate contenders on the ballot:

Democratic Party:

Representative in Congress:

Name of Candidate:

8th District of Congress Stephen F. Lynch
Councillor:

Name of Candidate:

Fourth District Christopher A. Iannella, Jr.
Stephen F. Flynn
Senator in General Court:

Name of Candidate:

Norfolk & Plymouth District John F. Keenan
Representative in General Court:

Name of Candidate:

First Norfolk District Bruce J. Ayers
Second Norfolk District Tackey Chan
Third Norfolk District Ronald Mariano
Thirteenth Suffolk District Daniel J. Hunt
Sheriff:

Name of Candidate:

Norfolk County Michael G. Bellotti
County Commissioner:

Name of Candidate:

Norfolk County Francis W. O'Brien
Joseph P. Shea

Republican Party:

Representative in Congress:

Name of Candidate:

8th District of Congress William Burke

 

For more information on the 2016 presidential primary election here in the City of Quincy, please contact Nicole Crispo, City Clerk at (617) 376-1132 or e-mail: ncrispo@quincyma.gov or Joe Newton, Assistant City Clerk at (617) 376-1145 or e-mail: jnewton@quincyma.gov with any questions or concerns.


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Governor Baker Signs Fiscal Year 2017 Budget:

 

Second consecutive budget supporting increases to local aid, education and opioid abuse prevention services

 

Boston, MA -- Governor Charlie Baker today signed the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget into law, providing a second consecutive year of increased state support for local aid, education and opioid abuse prevention services and without raising taxes or drawing down on the stabilization fund despite lower than expected tax revenues. The Baker-Polito Administration's fiscally responsible plan represents spending growth of 1.3% and keeps spending in line with recently adjusted revenue predictions for the upcoming fiscal year. The $38.92 billion Fiscal Year 2017 budget makes critical investments in several core state services, our communities' infrastructure and schools. The administration also filed a $177 million net supplemental budget today to address underfunded accounts and fully fund opioid abuse prevention services for the coming year.

 

"I am proud of our administration's progress over the last two years to increase investments in education, local aid and efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, all without raising taxes," said Governor Charlie Baker. "I appreciate the Legislature's collaboration to address the lower-than-anticipated revenue growth over the past few months and I look forward to continuing our work together to ensure state government lives within its means for the taxpayers of Massachusetts."

 

The FY17 budget continues funding Chapter 70 education aid to local schools at its highest level in history, $4.6 billion, providing an increase of at least $55 per pupil across the Commonwealth. The $116 million (2.6%) increase over Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) spending represents a total increase of $227 million over the fist two years of the Baker-Polito Administration.

 

"This budget continues to deliver on our commitment to our cities and towns with increased support for local aid and Chapter 70 education funding," said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. "Our administration has made important progress to strengthen our relationship with municipalities and I look forward to continuing to build on that bond using the tools provided in this budget."

 

Funding in FY17 will continue the Baker-Polito Administration's commitment to serve as a reliable partner for cities and towns by providing $1.022 billion in unrestricted local aid. The 4.3% increase over last year builds on the 3.6% increase in FY16, marking an 8% ($76 million) increase to cities and towns between FY16 and FY17. Funding in FY17 will also allow the Community Compact Cabinet, chaired by Lieutenant Governor Polito, to continue working collaboratively with cities and towns and provide much needed grants for local projects.

 

"The closing months of Fiscal Year 2016 were an important reminder that when we control our spending it allows us to adjust for unexpected changes," said Kristen Lepore, Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance. "The work we have done with the Legislature to align spending with revenue during the past two years while maintaining critical support for key priorities will continue to serve us well in the coming year."

 

The Commonwealth supported approximately $158 million in opioid abuse prevention services in FY16 following the recommendations of the Governor's Opioid Working Group. The Governor also signed landmark legislation into law during FY16 to address the deadly opioid and heroin epidemic plaguing Massachusetts. The Commonwealth will continue ramping up efforts to combat opioid addiction by increasing support over 8% ($13 million) to a total pf $171 million in FY17. This additional funding will support 2,150 adult residential recovery opioid beds, 150 more than last year.

 

The Department of Children and Families will be able to hire needed additional staff with $940 million in FY17, a $16.4 million increase over last year. The new hires will be a combination of social workers, social worker techs, regional substance abuse coordinators, regional quality assurance coordinators, program managers and supervisors to maintain a 5:1 social worker to supervisor ratio.

 

Here's links of the FY17 budget information:

* Link to FY17 Budget Documents

* Link to FY17 Supplemental Budget Filing

* Link to FY17 Budget


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Governor Baker Signs Transgender Anti-Discrimination Legislation:

 

Boston, MA -- Governor Charlie Baker today signed compromise legislation, An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination (S. 2407), to extend protections against discrimination for gender identity to any place of public accommodation, with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) adopting regulations or policies to enforce its provisions. The bill, passed by the House and Senate this week, further directs the Massachusetts attorney general's office to issue regulations or guidance for referring to law enforcement any person who assertion of a gender identity is for an improper purpose.

 

"No one should be discriminated against in Massachusetts because of their gender identity, said Governor Baker. "This compromise legislation extends additional protections to the Commonwealth's transgender community, and includes language to address the public safety concerns expressed by some by requiring the Attorney General to issue regulations to protect against people abusing the law."

 

"We thank the Legislature for sending us a compromise proposal that assures additional protections from discrimination based on gender identity to Massachusetts' transgender community and provides for guidance from the Attorney General to address issues of public safety that have been raised by some," said Lt. Governor Polito.

 

The legislation provides for the MCAD and attorney general's office to report their recommendations, regulations or guidance by September 1, 2016, with full implementation of the law taking effect on October 1, 2016.


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Fare Changes Take Effect July 1st with Reduced Cash Fares for Buses:

 

Boston, MA -- The MBTA is reminding customers that changes in fares for travel on local bus, rapid transit, commuter rail, ferry and The RIDE take effect on Friday, July 1, and will include some reduced fares for riders and increased Student Pass availability.

 

Cash Fares on local buses will be reduced from $2.10 to $2.00. The fare to ride a local bus for Charlie Card users will be $1.70. Other fares for Commuter Rail monthly passes to rapid transit fare on a Charlie Card to LinkPass Monthly will see a slight increase, with the approximately $43 million in new revenue expected in Fiscal Year 2017 from the system-wide changes dedicated to making capital investments that will deliver short-term service improvements to our customers.

 

"In addition to expanding our transfer policy and the availability of passes for students, the MBTA is committed to improving service for our riders and investing every dollar of additional revenue as a result of these changes back into the system," said MBTA Chief Administrator Brian Shortsleeve.

 

Student Passes:

As of September 1, 2006, M-7 Student Passes, which are pre-loaded with a monthly pass and available to middle school, junior high and high school students through their schools, will be valid seven days a week during the academic year -- September -- June. In addition, starting in 2017, students may retain their cards during July and August and load a $30 monthly student pass, valid seven days a week, at fare vending machines. The M-7 Student Pass purchased through schools will offer unlimited travel on local and express buses, rapid transit and commuter rail up to Zone 2.

 

Students issued Stored Value Charlie Cards (S-Card) by their schools will continue to receive a 50-percent "pay-as-you-go" discounted rate on fares and can purchase $30 monthly passes, valid seven days a week, year-round, at fare vending machines. S-Cards offer unlimited travel on local and express buses and rapid transit.

 

Core Fares as of July 1, 2016:

 

SINGLE-RIDE FARES

Fare Type Local Bus Bus + Bus Rapid Transit Bus + Rapid Transit
CharlieCard $1.70 $1.70 $2.25 $2.25
CharlieTicket $2.00 $2.00 $2.75 $4.75
Cash on Board $2.00 $4.00 $2.75 $4.75
Senior and TAP* 85¢ 85¢ $1.10 $1.10
Student* 85¢ 85¢ $1.10 $1.10

 

MONTHLY PASSES

LinkPass Monthly $84.50
7-Day Link Pass $21.25
Local Bus Monthly Pass $55.00
Senior/TAP Monthly Pass $30.00
Student Monthly Pass $30.00
Children 11 and under ride free when accompanied by a paying adult.

* Student, Senior and TAP (people with disabilities) Charlie Card users pay reduced fare on single rides on rapid transit, commuter rail, local bus, express bus and ferries.


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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Multi-Campaign Strategy to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes This Summer:

 

Lt. Governor Polito Joined by UMass Medical Trauma Surgeon, Law Enforcement and Highway Safety Advocates

 

Worcester, MA -- The Baker-Polito Administration's Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security today announced a series of education and enforcement campaigns focused on several critical issues: teen driving, bicycle and pedestrian safety, impaired driving and child passenger safety.

 

"Summer should be a season of fun for families across the Commonwealth, but with warmer temperatures come increased risks on the road," said Governor Charlie Baker. "Simple things like designating a sober driver, staying off your mobile phone, and wearing your seatbelt will go a long way toward making it a safer summer for all."

 

The kick-off event was held at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and was attended by state and local law enforcement, highway safety advocates, and medical representatives from the hospital.

 

'The weekend of July 4th is just around the corner, and more motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians will be on the road than at any other time of the year," said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. "We are asking motorists to protect themselves, their loved ones and their fellow citizens this summer by buckling up, properly securing your children, paying attention when you're behind the wheel, and driving sober."

 

"UMass Memorial Medical Center is a fitting location for the state to launch its summer education and enforcement campaigns," said Dr. Michael Hirsch, M.D., UMass Memorial Medical Center trauma surgeon. "Our ER and trauma center doctors and nurses see the devastating aftermath of motor vehicle crashes every day, including traumatic brain injuries from not wearing a seat belt or helmet."

 

The HSD summer campaigns follow:

 

Teen Drivers: The "100 Deadliest Days" campaign is aimed at teen drivers and their parents/caregivers. Governor Charlie Baker is featured in a video public service announcement (PSA) that highlights the dangers that inexperience, distraction, impairment and fatigue play in teen crashes. The PSA, which is airing on network affiliates across the state, offers tips to parents on how they can help keep their teen safe during the dangerous summer driving season. Key facts:

 

* In 2014, 24 drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 died on Massachusetts roads.

* According to AAA distraction was a factor in nearly 6 out of 10 moderate to severe teen crashes.

 

Bike and Pedestrian Safety: The HSD will provide grants to 71 local police departments for additional enforcement of bicycle and pedestrian laws. Patrols will ensure that drivers are yielding to pedestrians and that vehicles are operating at safe speeds in areas where people walk and bike.

 

The HSD is also launching an education campaign featuring sidewalk decals on Boston sidewalks and kiosks in high traffic locations. The campaign will also include transit advertising on buses in Boston, New Bedford, Springfield and Worcester -- the cities with the highest injury and fatality rates in the state. The campaign will remind pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to use caution when using the roads. Key facts:

 

* Massachusetts saw a 26 percent increase in pedestrian deaths from January to June of 2015, compared to the same period the prior year.

* The trend is continuing into 2016 -- Massachusetts witnessed 11 deaths in January alone.

 

Impaired Driving: The HSD will be launching an adult drunk and drugged driving education campaign that promotes the use of taxis and other transportation options. The campaign includes a 15-second online video ad and sports team sponsorships with the Boston Red Sox, Brockton Rox, Lowell Spinners and the Cape Cod League that will include stadium signage, restroom posters, video screens, PSAs, and on-air announcements urging fans not to drive if impaired. Key facts:

 

* In 2014, 154 people died in alcohol related crashes -- an 8 percent increase over 2013.

* Drug related violations have risen 32 percent (1,365-1,803) from 2011 to 2015.

 

Lt. Governor Polito and other officials urged Massachusetts residents:

* Buckle up -- all passengers, every trip.

* Properly restrain children in a car or booster seat.

* Require children under age 13 to ride in the back seat.

* Observe posted speed limits.

* Drive without any kind of impairment.

* Turn off your phone before you get behind the wheel and pull over if you need to use a hand-held device.

* Wear a bike helmet.

* Cross in crosswalks.

* Be respectful of all road users including bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists.

 

Public Service Announcements:

* Governor Baker PSA - (0:30): CLICK HERE

* Governor Baker PSA - (1:24): CLICK HERE

 

For more information about the Highway Safety Division's education campaigns, go to: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/hsd/.


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Governor Baker Calls for Increased Penalties for Assaulting Police Officers:

 

Files legislation to make assaulting an officer and causing serious bodily harm a felony

 

Boston, MA -- Governor Charlie Baker today filed legislation to strengthen court procedures and increase the penalty for individuals charged with assaulting a police officer from a misdemeanor to a felony when causing serious bodily harm. The bill proposes changes that would give the courts an enhanced ability to deal with individuals who have demonstrated a flagrant disregard for law enforcement and who pose a threat to public safety.

 

"Police officers have difficult and dangerous jobs and the current law does not allow for adequate penalties for those who assault officers and cause them serious, harm," said Governor Charlie Baker. "We owe it to law enforcement and to the community at large to appropriately recognize the seriousness of such assaults and seek a penalty that is in line with the gravity of such an offense."

 

"An attack on a police officer is an attack on the rule of law, and our system should have a proportional response available to deal with such individuals," said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. "People who attack law enforcement must be aware that such actions will not be taken lightly in the Commonwealth."

 

"Being able to hold someone who has committed a serious assault on a police officer would be a significant step toward keeping dangerous individuals off the streets as they await trial," said Public Safety Secretary Dan Bennett.

 

The proposed legislation would make three changes in the way that courts could respond to people who commit assaults and batteries on police officers.

 

First, in cases where the person causes serious bodily injury to the police officer, the penalty will be upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony and the maximum sentence will be increased to ten years in state prison. The current maximum is set at two and a half years.

 

Second, in cases where an individual causes serious bodily injury to a police officer, judges will be precluded from continuing the case without a finding, placing the defendant on probation, or giving the defendant a suspended sentence. These are not appropriate punishments when a person breaks a police officer's jaw or arm, blinds an officer, or causes an injury that result in a substantial risk of death. Instead, judges will be required to impose a sentence of at least one year of incarceration in cases involving this sort of serious injury.

 

Finally, the governor's bill would allow judges to consider whether individuals charged with this offense present a danger to the community and, in appropriate cases, hold the person pretrial. Under current law, judges are required to release a person charged with assaulting a police officer in the line of duty without considering whether that person is a danger to the community. While not every person who commits this offense necessarily presents a danger to the community such that he or she should be held pretrial, the nature of the offense is such that a court should at least be permitted to ask the question.


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If You See Something, Say Something Campaign for the Summer of 2016:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that summer of 2016 is coming around in the corner to enjoy a beautiful weather such as: bright sunshine and blue skies in our community here in the City of Quincy.

 

Since the tragedy with a massacre shooting in Orlando, Florida, the public health, safety, security and transportation are number one top priority to keep everyone safe and sound throughout this summer season kickoff here in the City of Quincy.

 

The North Quincy Nights Strategic Response Unit will continue to work very closely with our counterparts from: Quincy Fire Department, Quincy Police Department, Brewster Ambulance, MBTA Transit Police Department, Massachusetts State Police Department, Massachusetts Environment Police Department, Norfolk County Sheriff Department, Braintree Police Department, Braintree Fire Department, Boston Fire Department, Boston Emergency Medical Services, Boston Police Department, Weymouth Fire Department, Weymouth Police Department, Milton Fire Department, Milton Police Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff Department throughout the day and night in the order to keep the peace and keep the community safe and sound.

 

We are extremely encouraging the residents, persons with disabilities, citizens and the public should be remain in the vigilant throughout the day and night around in the public places and public transit areas right here in the City of Quincy.

 

We are asking the public to report for any suspicious activities or packages, please dial 911 for an emergency only or use a mobile app devices: MBTA See Say app, MassSP app or MYPD app to submit online directly to the law enforcement agencies immediately.

 

If anyone who needs an assistance for the fire or medical emergency, please dial 911 to connect directly to the Fire Department and/or Emergency Medical Services throughout the day and night.


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50 Days of Freedom begins on June 11, 2016 through July 30, 2016:

 

Starting with the City of Quincy's Signature Flag Day Celebration on Saturday, June 11, 2016, Discover Quincy is partnering with many local organizations to showcase Quincy's arts and culture, community, educations, historic and recreational assets. Each day will feature at least one free event, while some events may accept donations and others may have an admission fee.

 

Programs partners include: Adams National Historic Park, Adams Crypt at United First Parish Church, Arts Affair Marina Bay, Blue Hill Adventure & Quarry Museum, Dorothy Quincy Homestead, Dragonfly Theater, Friends of the Blue Hills, Friends of Thomas Crane Library, Friends of Wollaston, Independent Artists, John Adams Health Walk, Josiah Quincy House, Quincy Art Association, Quincy bay Race Week Association, Quincy Chamber of Commerce, Quincycles, Quincy Choral Society, Quincy Farmers Market, Quincy Historical Society, Quincy Militia, Quincy Symphony Orchestra, South Shore School of Theater, USS Salem and more details coming soon!

 

Program funding support provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council Adams Arts Grant Program.

 

For more information about the 50 Days of Freedom events: CLICK HERE.


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Permanent Quincy Center Change begins on Friday, June 24, 2016:

 

Switch-over work will require detours starting at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016

 

The permanent transformation of traffic patterns in Quincy Center -- eliminating four lanes of traffic in front of the historic Church of the Presidents -- will take place beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016.

 

Contractors must move barriers, paint new traffic lines, and turn on new traffic signals -- which will require detours in the Hancock Street area between Dimmock Street, Coddington Street, Washington Street and Granite Streets from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016 until about 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

 

When the change takes effect, vehicular traffic will no longer travel in front of the historic First Parish Church, which is home to the crypts of John and Abigail Adams and John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams. The change will for the first time allow two-way traffic around the Church, which is not only expected to improve traffic flow but dramatically improve pedestrian access in the area.

 

The change sets the stage for the second phase of the Adams Green park project by creating a new open space directly in front of the church. Construction on park infrastructure is underway.

 

A map of the traffic changes can be viewed here, and here are the highlights:

* Hancock Street between the McIntyre Mall and pas the Church, City Hall and the Hancock Cemetery becomes a public space and no longer open to vehicular traffic.

 

* Hancock Street will take Southbound travelers around the back of the Church to go straight on Washington Street, left on Coddington Street or right on Temple Street and back toward Hancock Street and Granite Street.

 

* Northbound travelers will go around the Church on Temple Street with no changes in the traffic pattern.

 

* There will also be no changes in the traffic pattern for travelers on Washington Street heading North toward Hancock Street.

 

* Westbound drivers on Coddington Street can take the existing right-hand turn past President's Place and onto Hancock Street or can travel straight through the light onto Temple Street and toward Hancock Street.


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Quincy's Election Headquarters: 2016 Presidential Primary Election Results:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Quincy's Election Headquarters have been officially confirm that two presidential candidate contenders: Donald Trump (R-New York) and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D-New York) will become the presumptive presidential nominee to face in the presidential election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to win 270 electoral votes from all across the 50 states throughout the campaign trail.

 

The 2016 Presidential Primary Election Coverage have been started for the Republican Party from Monday, February 1, 2016 through Tuesday, June 7, 2016 and for the Democratic Party from Monday, February 1, 2016 through Tuesday, June 14, 2016 to win an enough delegates from each states right here at home and abroad throughout the campaign trail to become the next presumptive presidential nominee in the order to attend the Republican National Convention and Democratic Party.

 

The Republican Party needs to get an enough delegate with 1,237 in the order to attend the Republican National Convention begins on Monday, July 18, 2016 through Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Quick Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

The Democratic Party needs to get an enough delegate with 2,383 in the order to attend the Democratic National Convention begins on Monday, July 25, 2016 though Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

The Quincy's Election Headquarters have a full results of two candidate contenders from the both of parties: Donald Trump (R-New York) and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D-New York) from the 2016 presidential primary election results right down the below.

 

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TRUMP (R-NEW YORK) CLINTON (D-NEW YORK)
TOTAL DELEGATE 1,542 2,800
ALABAMA X X
AMERICAN SOMA X X
ARIZONA X X
ARKANSAS X X
CALIFORNIA X X
COLORADO X
CONNECTICUT X X
DELAWARE X X
FLORIDA X X
GEORGIA X X
GUAM X
HAWAII X
IDAHO
ILLINOIS X X
INDIANA X
IOWA X
KANSAS
KENTUCKY X X
LOUISIANA X X
MAINE
MARYLAND X X
MASSACHUSETTS X X
MICHIGAN X
MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI X X
MISSOURI X X
MONTANA X
NEBRASKA X
NEVADA X X
NEW HAMPSHIRE X X
NEW JERSEY X X
NEW MEXICO X X
NEW YORK X X
NORTH CAROLINA X X
NORTH DAKOTA
N.E. MARINA ISLANDS X X
OHIO X
OKLAHOMA
OREGON X
PENNSYLVANIA X X
PUERTO RICO X
RHODE ISLAND X
SOUTH CAROLINA X X
SOUTH DAKOTA X X
TENNESSEE X X
TEXAS X
UTAH
VERMONT X
VIRGINIA X X
VIRGIN ISLANDS X
WASHINGTON, D.C. X
WASHINGTON STATE X
WEST VIRGINIA X
WISCONSIN
WYOMING
TOTAL 38 36

 

The Quincy's Election Headquarters have a full results of four candidate contenders from the both of parties: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), Governor John Kasich (R-Ohio) Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) have already won from the 2016 presidential primary election results right down the below.

 

CANDIDATE CRUZ (R-TX) KASICH (R-OH) RUBIO (R-FL) SANDERS (I-VT)
ALASKA X X
COLORADO X X
GUAM X
HAWAII X
IDAHO X X
INDIANA X
IOWA X X
KANSAS X
KENTUCKY X
MAINE X X
MICHIGAN  X
MINNESOTA X X
MONTANA X
NEBRASKA X
NEW HAMPSHIRE X
NORTH DAKOTA X
OHIO X
OKLAHOMA X X
OREGON X
PUERTO RICO X
RHODE ISLAND X
TEXAS X
UTAH X X
VERMONT X
VIRGIN ISLANDS
WASH., D.C. X
WASH. STATE X
WEST VIRGINIA X
WISCONSIN X X
WYOMING X X
TOTAL 12 1 3 23

 

The next 45th President of the United States will be sworn in the oath of the office on January 20, 2017 to serve during the first term of the presidency to work at The White House in Washington, D.C. for the next 4 years to replace President Barack Obama's final term.


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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $2 Million in Community Compact IT Grants to 52 Cities and Towns:

 

Grants funding innovative IT projects, technology infrastructure upgrades and software or equipment purchases

 

Boston, MA -- Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today awarded $2 million to 52 cities and towns across the Commonwealth to drive local technological transformation and improvement projects through the Community Compact Information Technology (IT) Grant Program.

 

"Strengthening the partnerships between cities and towns and the Commonwealth has been a priority for our administration," said Governor Baker, "and these grants are key to supporting investments in technology projects and upgrades that aid municipalities in streamlining and improving service for their constituents."

 

Announced at the Massachusetts Municipal Association's (MMA) Annual Meeting in January, the Community Compact IT Grant Program awards cities and towns up to $400,000, and the expertise of the Office of Municipal and School Technology within MassIT, to implement and invest in one-time technology infrastructure, software and equipment upgrades or planning, design, installation and training costs.

 

"We are proud to support these 52 municipalities in making technological advancements for their development of their communities," said Lieutenant Governor Polito. "The grants will allow cities and towns to undertake projects critical to their successes, including modernizing financial systems, implementing wireless networks, and digitizing records."

 

"The competition for the $2 million of available funding from the Governor's Fiscal Year 2017 Capital Budget was intense, with more than 100 eligible municipalities applying for grants," said Kristen Lepore, Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance. "The 52 communities chosen today met the overarching goal of driving innovation and transformation at the local level through investments in technology.

 

Examples of Community Compact IT Grant Program Initiatives:

* Implementing boards and commissions, dog licensing and voter check in database software for the Colrain town clerk's office.

 

* Implementing a 311 system to connect the citizens of Haverhill, Fall River and Revere with their city.

 

* Modernizing financial systems in multiple communities that will transform the accuracy and efficiency of financial operations.

 

* Installing a radio communications relay tower for first responders in Phillipston to improve critical communications.

 

* Deploying mobile fire apparatus technology so first responders in Braintree are able to access critical information in the field.

 

* Installing new infrastructure in Hinsdale that allows for a water meter system that enables usage-based billing.

 

* Upgrading infrastructure to facilitate regional technology cooperation between Barre, Rutland, and Barre Regional Emergency Communication Center.

 

For a full list of awardees and projects: CLICK HERE.

 

Lt. Governor Polito has championed the administration's municipal partnerships, signing 221 Community Compacts thus far. Through the Community Compact program, municipalities have identified and implement self-selected best practices in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, ensuring a strong partnership between state and local government. More information on the program and how Compact Communities can apply is available at: www.mass.gov/ccc.


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Mayor Walsh, Secretary Kerry Announce Boston Will Host 2017 U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit:

 

Beijing, China -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to announce that Boston will host the 2017 U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit. The Mayor and the Secretary made the announcement during the evening plenary session at this year's summit in Beijing, China.

 

The summit will bring thousands of leaders from around the world to Boston in the summer of 2017 to discuss and share experiences in building low-carbon, climate-resilient communities. The selection of Boston demonstrates the city's leadership on the global stage in creating a greener and more sustainable city.

 

The third summit will further strengthen the U.S.-China bilateral relationship on climate change, as well as the two countries' shared commitment to climate action following the successful Paris Agreement in 2015.

 

"I am honored to announce that Boston will build on our global climate leadership to host next year's U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit," said Mayor Walsh. "There is no more pressing, or defining, global challenge than climate change. We know we must be making investments now to create a more sustainable future for the world we share. I look forward to continuing these substantive, challenging conversations in Boston."

 

"Boston has long been a leader on climate action, and today that's underscored not only by Mayor Walsh's presence here in Beijing for the second U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit -- but also by the announcement that Boston will host the third Leaders Summit next year," said Secretary Kerry. "When nearly 200 nations adopted a global climate change agreement in Paris last December, we knew that success would depend on commitment at the local level. As a coastal city, Boston is approaching this challenge with the urgency it demands by pursuing a first-of-its-kind approach to preparing for rising sea levels and extreme weather through Climate Ready Boston, while also setting ambitious greenhouse-gas reduction goals with Carbon-Free Boston. And as a son of Boston and someone who has focused on climate change for decades, I'm particularly proud of my hometown's leadership in this global effort."

 

The first summit occurred last September in Los Angeles and included a keynote address by Vice President Biden and China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi as well as the signing by 24 state and local leaders of a first-of-its-kind "U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration." The most notable feature of this declaration was a commitment by major Chinese cities to peak CO2 emissions earlier than China's national goal of 2030.

 

Earlier this year, Mayor Walsh joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Steering Committee, the governing body that provides strategic direction for the network of cities on the front line of preparing for and helping prevent climate change. Mayor Walsh is currently representing all North American cities on the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) as Vice-Chair alongside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

 

At Tuesday's session in Beijing, the Mayor announced that the Chinese cities of Dalian and Chengdu have joined C40, further strengthening the coalition's force throughout the world.

 

Boston has made significant progress in the past two years, from the release of the updated Greenovate Climate Action, which sets a clear road map to achieve Boston's greenhouse gas reduction goals of 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, to receiving an international award for community engagement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.

 

Last year, Boston celebrated its compliance with the Compact of Mayors -- an important measure in achieving its climate commitments by providing a more transparent platform for Boston's climate progress. The Compact of Mayors is a global coalition of over 500 mayors and city officials pledging to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions, enhance resilience to climate change, and track their progress transparently, and Boston has been an integral signatory in following through with its commitment.


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Mayor Walsh's Budget Proposal Builds on Strong Record of Proactive Fiscal Management:

 

Boston, MA -- Mayor Martin J. Walsh today presented his Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget proposal, a balanced and responsible plan that is responsive to the needs to Boston's residents. The budget builds on the Administration's strong and proactive fiscal management practices, implements department audit recommendations to achieve operational efficiencies and modernize processes, employs data-driven decision making, and continues to address long-term systemic challenges affecting the residents of Boston that have built up over many years. Through thoughtful reforms that achieve savings, and improved utilization of existing funds, Mayor Walsh's FY17 budget is able to make targeted investments toward achieving a thriving, healthy and innovative City.

 

"I am proud that this budget reflects our shared commitment to strong fiscal management-in the savings we have achieved, and in the new investments those savings make possible," said Mayor Walsh. "This is a forward-looking budget that puts us on the cutting edge of both policy vision and operational excellence. Together, by strong collaboration and bold reform, we can fight inequality and ensure that our city's prosperity is shared widely."

 

Members of the public can learn more about Mayor Walsh's recommended budget at boston.gov/recommendedbudget.

 

Strong Fiscal Management

 

Mayor Walsh is able to present a balanced budget that maintains high levels of support in critical areas because of the Administration's achievement of efficiencies and savings. The City's data-driven managerial approach was recently validated by the affirmation of Boston's triple A bond rating. In its first two years, the Administration has systematically engaged in independent operational reviews and other planning efforts aimed at making government more efficient in order to address areas needing renewed attention.

 

In order to invest in the areas that keep Boston thriving, the City has implemented a number of cost saving reforms in FY17:

 

* Public Safety and Streets departments will cut employee overtime hours in FY17, saving the City $11.6 million.

 

* City departments are saving about $4.7 million by inactivating over 100 vacant positions without impacting service levels.

 

* The City is achieving nearly $1 million in utility savings from reduced usage and lower rates, and almost $400,000 in savings by tightening waste and other contracted services budget.

 

* The Public Health Commission is saving $1.4 million through a number of budget tightening measures.

 

* As part of its reform to cut public safety overtime and give public safety departments meaningful spending limits, this budget fully plans for public safety overtime for the first time in over 15 years.

 

Through operational reviews, data-driven initiatives, and other planning efforts, the Walsh Administration has identified need for investment in key areas ranging from access to quality early childhood education, to addressing chronic and veteran homelessness, to reducing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) response time.

 

Education

 

The School Committee approved a $1.027 billion budget for the Boston Public Schools (BPS), an appropriation amount that could go up when the next round of collective bargaining agreements are negotiated. Total education spending (including district and charter schools) will be 40% of the city budget. According to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Boston Public Schools invest more money per student than any of the 100 largest school districts in the nation.

 

Increasing Access to Quality Early Childhood Education

This budget includes $3 million to expand BPS K 1 programming by 200 seats, building on the 200 new K 1 seats added in BPS schools over the last two years.

 

Investing Thoughtfully in Special Education

BPS will invest in special education in three critical areas: support teams to work directly in schools with teachers and school staff, a new data system will give parents timely and accurate access to IEP information, and transition services for students as they prepare to move on from BPS.

 

Housing

 

Implementing Boston's Homeless Action Plan

To support the Mayor's Action Plan committed to ending chronic individual homelessness by 2018, the FY17 budget includes an increase of $1.3 million in general funds and $2 million in federal funds to provide front door triage staff at Pine Street Inn, rapid re-housing rental assistance, additional emergency shelter to families, and low barrier permanent supportive housing for the homeless.

 

Improving Homeless Shelter Service and Safety

The budget improves services and safety at Southampton Street and Woods Mullen homeless shelters by better assisting Boston's most vulnerable population with career counseling, job training, substance abuse prevention, and transitional and permanent housing support services. It will also allow for the full implementation of a front door triage department that enables shelter staff to meet with every new guest entering the shelters to conduct an in-depth assessment, and to develop a client-centered plan to exit the emergency shelter system as quickly as possible.

 

Basic City Services and Safer Streets

 

Delivering Exceptional Basic City Services

This budget increases Boston's street resurfacing and sidewalk repair program by nearly $4 million and bridge repair by over $6 million.

 

Helping People Move Through the City Safely and Reliably

In FY17, City is investing $3.1 million in Vision Zero - a campaign Mayor Walsh launched in 2015 to eliminate serious injuries and fatalities in our roadways.

 

Parks First

 

With operating and capital investments, Mayor Walsh is launching Parks First, a comprehensive initiative ensuring that Boston's open spaces are among the Nation's most accessible and equitable. Mayor Walsh has dedicated $47.6 million in capital funds to Boston's parks, and the FY17 operating budget will be the largest in the department's history.

 

Improving Access and Equity

A two-year, $5 million dollar investment in pathway and entrance improvements to Boston's largest open space, Franklin Park, will increase usage and safety. Park renovation projects at Smith Playground in Allston, Noyes Park in East Boston, and Garvey Playground in Dorchester will create more inclusive parks, and FY17 will see the beginning of a comprehensive redesign of the 45-acre Harambee Park in Dorchester and Mattapan.

 

Striving toward Excellence

Parks First will expand the department's seasonal park ranger and maintenance workforce to ensure that Boston's neighborhood parks receive an increased level of care and safe spaces for residents and visitors.

 

Health and Safety

 

Increased EMS Resources

To meet the heightened demand for emergency medical services fueled by an increasing population and to ensure Mayor Walsh's vision for Boston as the healthiest city in the nation, the Administration is investing in additional EMTs and new ambulance vehicles for FY17.

 

Improving Addiction Services through Boston 311

As a result of the opiates crisis in Boston and across the nation, the City is adding resources to the Public Health Commission's PAATHS (Proving Access to Addictions Treatment, Hope and Support) program, a one-stop shop for those seeking information about, or access to, addiction treatment services. Individuals will now be able to reach the PAATHS program through Boston's 311 service.

 

Enhancing Community Center Hours and Programming

BCYF will dedicate the Grove Hall Community Center as a senior center, expand Saturday evening hours, enable five centers to operate 7-days per week, and allow 17 centers to operate 6-days per week, resulting in centers that are better equipped to provide quality programming for residents, especially seniors and youth. This expansion will come at no additional cost to the taxpayer, as BCYF will realign operations and focus its resources on sites with uninterrupted access and increased demand for more programs.

 

Revitalizing Fire Engines and Ladders

Based on recommendations from the Fire department's independent operational review, Boston will launch a revamped fire engine and ladder replacement plan to replace 48% of the fleet within 4 years, and 78% within 8 years. In FY17, the department will acquire 15 new fire apparatus and improve vehicle maintenance.

 

Expanding Access for All

 

Connect all Boston Public Schools to the City's fiber network

The City will expand its fiber optic network to connect approximately 90 additional public schools reducing costs and making more bandwidth available.

 

Enhancing Translation and Interpretation Services

Boston will launch new methods of engagement with the non-English speaking residents of Boston. Starting in FY17, Boston 311 call takers will have the ability to interact with Bostonians through interpreters. The City will also be able to translate more newsletters and other notices in a variety of languages.

 

Building Thriving Community Libraries

Boston will launch the reinvigoration of the Adams Branch Library, begin replacement of the Uphams Corner Branch Library, begin design and construction at the Dudley Branch Library, and continue construction on the renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch. Branch library projects not only improve library services in neighborhoods, but can also assist with local economic development efforts as well.


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Baker-Polito Administration Releases $2.19 Billion Fiscal Year 2017 Capital Budget Plan:

 

Focused on maintaining and modernizing existing assets, plan invests in housing, transportation and municipalities

 

Boston, MA -- The Baker-Polito Administration today released the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) capital plan, including a $2.19 billion bond cap on General Obligation Bonds. Significant resources in FY17 will be invested in affordable and workforce housing, transportation projects and various grant programs to support municipalities across the state. The plan also attracts substantial federal, local, private and other sources of funding, maximizing the leverage of the Commonwealth's capital resources.

 

The FY17 capital plan prioritizes projects that maintain and modernize existing assets, and make targeted investments for the future. The process for reviewing and determining which projects were included in this plan was refocused this year to better account for our strategic priorities and maximize coordination across agencies with these three core principles as the foundation.

 

"The Commonwealth's Capital Plan is an important tool for funding construction and maintaining capital assets, infrastructure and program investments," said Governor Baker. "This capital plan makes substantial investments in maintaining and modernizing our transportation network, preserving thousands of affordable housing units, training an already highly-skilled workforce and supporting programs critical to economic development in cities and towns across Massachusetts."

 

"This capital plan continues our administration's commitment to being a reliable partner for cities and towns across the Commonwealth," said Lieutenant Governor Polito. "In addition to important capital funding for local issues like Chapter 90 transportation funding, vocational skills grants and cultural facilities grants, the Community Compact Program will build upon a successful first year to continue awarding communities who partner with the state to improve local services, IT infrastructure, and various local projects."

 

"The capital plan for Fiscal Year 2017 makes many key strategic investments focused on maintaining and modernizing our existing assets and making targeted investments in the future," said Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, Kristen Lepore. "We are increasing the bond cap by an affordable $65 million to allow us to continue to meet our long-term capital needs that address deferred maintenance needs of our existing portfolio without putting significant strain on our operating budgets."

 

The $2.19 billion bond cap represents an affordable 3% increase over FY16 and is consistent with the recommendation of the Debt Affordability Committee. The total capital investment for FY17, after accounting for non-bond cap funding sources, will total over $4 billion. While the plan is due by law on June 30, 2016, the administration is releasing the plan early to provide recipients additional planning time so they can start projects at the beginning of the fiscal year.

 

* Link to the FY17 Capital Message: http://www.mass.gov/bb/cap/fy2017/dnld/fy17capitalplanma.pdf

* Link to the full FY17 Capital Plan: www.mass.gov/capital

 

Projects in the FY17 Capital Plan will:

* Maintain: 46% of projects in FY17 prioritize maintenance by repairing, reconstructing, or reconditioning existing assets to bring condition or performance to a safe and acceptable level.

 

* Modernize: 26% of projects in FY17 renew existing assets to improve functionally, useful life or enhance service, capacity, or performance while limiting the expansion of the state's asset footprint.

 

* Targeted Growth: 28% of projects in FY17 address strategic objectives through creation of select new assets, or increase investment in priority areas to create value without expanding our state asset footprint.

 

Within the three strategic parameters that guided the development of this year's plan, the projects funded focus on five major themes:

 

Taking Care of What We Have

 

The Commonwealth has many existing assets in its portfolio. The Baker-Polito Administration strongly believes that we must support projects that protect, maintain, and modernize those assets by investing in the deferred maintenance of existing assets to address critical health and safety issues that affect our people and our natural resources.

 

* $776 million in bond cap for maintaining and modernizing the transportation network

 

* $95 million for identified renovation projects at higher education campuses

 

* $90 million to support maintenance at 46,000 local housing authority units

 

* $57.3 million for general state facilities maintenance, capital renewal, and energy reserves to fund repair projects and system upgrades at hundreds of state owned facilities

 

* $23 million for court repair and modernization projects and ADA compliance and maintenance reserves

 

* $10 million to begin preserving 3,300 housing units as affordable housing

 

* $10 million to repair and improve inland dams and seawalls

 

* $8.5 million for Higher Education critical repairs and ADA compliance maintenance reserves

 

Enhancing Workforce Skills and Economic Vitality

 

The plan helps foster a healthy ecosystem for growth, with funding for tools to train a highly skilled workforce, housing access for working families, and reliable transportation networks.

 

* $90 million MassWorks grants to municipalities and other local entitles

 

* $84.6 million in grants towards life sciences, research and development, and advanced manufacturing

 

* $49.6 million to support private development of affordable housing

 

* $11 million to renovate the largest classroom building at Northern Essex Community College

 

* $15 million for equipment grants to vocational schools and community colleges that support developing workforce skills

 

* $14 million to create a consolidated student center at Springfield Technical Community College

 

* $8 million to renovate a student center at Holyoke Community College

 

Engaging and Supporting Communities

 

The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to serving as a reliable partner for our cities and towns. Complementing the significant level of support we already provide through our operating budgets, including local aid and the Community Compact program, the FY17 capital funding offers additional resources for key local infrastructure initiatives to catalyze renewal, growth, innovation, and development, and to protect natural resources and distinct places.

 

* $200 million in Chapter 90 funding

 

* $47.7 million in EEA community grant programs to support land protection, coastal resiliency, land use planning and climate change adaptation efforts

 

* $10.5 million to support the Complete Streets initiative and the new Small Bridges program

 

* $2.5 million for critical coastal infrastructure and pollution remediation

 

* $2 million for Community Compact grants across the Commonwealth

 

* $2 million to continue the Greening the Gateway Cities initiative

 

* $1 million for municipal projects to increase accessibility and comply with ADA regulations

 

* $350,000 to purchase body armor for municipal police departments

 

Optimizing the Value of Our Investments

 

The capital plan leverages significant outside resources from federal, local, private and other sources to multiply the impact of its contributions in key policy areas and maximize return on investments.

 

* $407 million of state bond cap dollars paired with $504 million through the Federal Aid Highway Program to maintain and modernize state highways

 

* $30 million from the state to continue dredging Boston Harbor, coupled with $240 million from MassPort and the federal government over four years

 

* $10 million from the state to preserve 13A properties as affordable or workforce housing, with a matching investment from MassHousing to fund the workforce tier

 

* $750,000 in state dollars dedicated to the Chelsea Soldiers' Home project. This project is expected to cost $120 million, of which 65% of the estimated cost of construction will be reimbursed by the federal government.

 

Driving Government Performance

 

Investments in this year's plan support improving performance of critical infrastructure for the public, delivering better state services, and increasing the efficiency and functionality of projects consistent with agencies' core missions.

 

* $36.5 million to modernize information technology systems and enhance user experience at the Department of Revenue and the Registry of Motor Vehicles

 

* $39.2 million dedicated towards investments that will reduce energy consumption in state buildings

 

* $13 million to replace 315 state police cruisers and associated data terminals

 

* $55 million to maintain and improve pools, parks, and rinks across the Commonwealth


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Quincy Public Schools: Summer Scene Program 2016 Information:

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Dr. Richard DeCristofaro, Superintendent and the staff at Quincy Public Schools will be hosting their 2016 Summer Scene to opens for the parents can sign up and register for their children can participate the program throughout the summer season here in the City of Quincy.

 

The 2016 Summer Scene will run from Monday through Friday begins on July 5, 2016 through August 6, 2016 at different times and school locations in all across the citywide throughout the summer season here in the City of Quincy.

 

For more information about the Quincy Public Schools 2016 Summer Scene program: CLICK HERE.

 

Parents and Guardians can be encouraged to contact Michael D. Marani, Extended Education Program Coordinator at Quincy Public Schools directly at (857) 939-8710 or e-mail: michaelmarani@quincypublicschools.com with any questions or concerns about the program.


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Baker-Polito Administration and Attorney General's Office Launch Statewide Campaign to Highlight Importance of Calling 911 During an Overdose:

 

911 Good Samaritan Law protects people who try to get help

 

Boston, MA -- Today at the State House, Governor Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey unveiled a new public information campaign to encourage people to call 911 for emergency medical services at the first signs of a drug overdose. Along with Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders, Department of Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel and members of the law enforcement community, state officials launched the $250,000 Make the Right Call campaign to promote the Massachusetts 911 Good Samaritan Law.

 

This law provides protection to individuals seeking medical assistance for themselves or someone else experiencing a drug-related overdose, including opioid-related overdoses, without the risk of charges of possession of a controlled substance.

 

"With nearly four people dying per day from opioid-related overdoses, our administration is pleased to introduce another campaign to raise awareness and help more people get access to the treatment and services they need," said Governor Baker. "I am pleased to stand with the Attorney General and members of the law enforcement community to unveil the Make the Right Call campaign as another tool aimed at curbing this horrific public health crisis from our communities."

 

The goal of the new campaign is to save lives by increasing the use of 911 in overdose situations.

 

Make the Right Call targets active users of opioids and their friends and families with a simple message that they shouldn't be afraid to seek help when they see an overdose. The campaign includes billboards, and advertisements on street furniture and other public environments where overdoses can take place. Viewers are directed to the website for more information on what to say when calling 911, what to do while waiting for help to arrive, and where they can access the overdose reversal tool Naloxone, more commonly called Narcan.

 

The use of naloxone has risen quickly over the past three years. In 2015, there were over 9,000 incidents during which emergency responders utilized naloxone; up from 5,443 in 2013.

 

"The Good Samaritan law removes a key barrier that prevents people from seeking help in an overdose emergency," said Attorney General Maura Healey. "No one should die because a friend or stranger is too afraid to call 911. Our goal is to educate people about this law because nothing is more important than saving a life. We will continue to partner with law enforcement and the Administration to make sure this important message is heard."

 

Additionally, the Department of Public Health and the Attorney General's Office have partnered to produce a special "Roll Call video" which explains the importance of the 911 Good Samaritan Law to members of the law enforcement community, who play such a key role in responding to overdose situations and saving lives. The five-minute video features public safety officials who have seen the positive impact of the Massachusetts 911 Good Samaritan Law, and also includes the compelling testimony of one Massachusetts resident whose life was saved because of a 911 call -- and who is now in long-term recovery. The Roll Call Video will be shared with public safety partners in every police department in Massachusetts.

 

"Opioid abuse is a medical disease, and an epidemic," said Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders. "As such, we must treat it like an illness with prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery options for everyone. The Good Samaritan law plays a critical role in allowing people to treat an overdose as they would another sudden medical illness -- by calling for medical help when it is needed most."

 

Make the Right Call also includes a gross-roots component to spread the word. Posters which feature the campaign messaging can be ordered at no charge by municipal agencies, community organizations, churches, businesses and others by visiting the Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse.

 

"The opioid epidemic continues to impact families, friends, and neighbors in every corner of Massachusetts," said Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel. "We must continue to do everything in our power to save lives, and stem the rate of opioid deaths."

 

Campaign advertising will run through the end of June. More information about Make the Right Call can be found at the Make the Right Call website.


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Quincy Recreation Department: 2016 Summer Clinic Workshop Program:

 

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 be hosting their 2016 Summer Clinic Workshop program begins on Monday, June 27, 2016 through Friday, August 19, 2016 with a full sponsored by Mayor Thomas P. Koch and The City of Quincy to cover for the 23 activities available in all across the citywide to opens for the Quincy residents and non-residents are welcome to sign up and register throughout this summer season here in the City of Quincy.

 

The 2016 Summer Clinic Workshop program will run from Monday through Friday with different times of the schedule and venue locations in all across the citywide: Veteran's Memorial Stadium, Merrymount Park, Central Middle School, Quincy Park & Recreation Department, North Quincy High School, Ruth Gordon Amphitheatre, Quincy High School, Mitchell/McCoy Field, Pageant Field, Lincoln Hancock Community School, Furnace Brook Golf Club, Quincy Access Television, Quincy Quarry and Faxon Park throughout this summer season here in the City of Quincy.

 

Mail-In Registration Begins on Monday, May 16, 2016:

Registrations will be processed daily beginning on Monday, May 16, 2016, lottery style. Please use one form for each child, photocopies accepted (both sides).

 

Send complete registration forms and full payment:

Make checks payable to: Quincy Recreation Department

Quincy Recreation Department

1 Merrymount Parkway

Quincy, MA 02170

 

Online Registration Begins on Tuesday, May 17, 2016:

Visit the Quincy Recreation Department official website for details and instructions. Online registration will continue throughout the summer.

 

Walk-In Registration for any remaining spaces begins on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.:

Walk-in registration will continue on Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Quincy Recreation Department, One Merrymount Parkway, Quincy, MA 02170. This is also non-resident registration.

 

Registration is ongoing and will continue throughout the summer for the 2016 Summer Clinic Workshop.

 

For more information about the 2016 Summer Clinic Workshop program, please contact Quincy Recreation Department at (617) 376-1394 or e-mail: office@quincyrec.com with any questions or concerns or visit the Quincy Recreation Department's official website: www.quincyrec.com.


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City of Quincy: Fiscal Year 2017 budget book is now available online:

Fiscal Year 2017 will effect on July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

 

Jimmy Hui, President/Chief Executive Officer at The Jimmy Hui Foundation office is very pleased to announce that Mayor Thomas P. Koch and the City of Quincy have already delivered their fiscal year 2017 presentation to Ward 2 City Councilor Brad L. Croall, Finance Committee Chairperson and the Members of the City Councilor during the City Council meeting on Monday, May 2, 2016 at City Council Chambers here in the City of Quincy.

 

The City of Quincy's fiscal year 2017 budget will go in the effective on Friday, July 1, 2016 through Friday, June 30, 2017.

 

Residents, persons with disabilities, citizens and the public are welcome to check out the City of Quincy's fiscal year 2017 budget book presentation and capital improvement plans book is now available via the City of Quincy's official website.

 

Here's the two links information about the City of Quincy's fiscal year 2017 budget:

* City of Quincy: Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Book

* City of Quincy: Capital Improvement Plan Book

 

For more information about the fiscal year 2017 budget, please contact Mayor Tom Koch at Mayor's Office at (617) 376-1990 or e-mail: mayorkoch@quincyma.gov with any questions or concerns.


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Quincy Recreation Department: Summer Playground Program:

 

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 be hosting their summer program for the supervision playground begins on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 through Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 15 locations with supervised activities for boys and girls ages 6 through 16. The playgrounds are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., weather permitting. There will be no program on Monday, July 4, 2016.

 

The free program offers supervised activities that include active games and sports, weekly sports competitions, as well as arts and crafts. There are special events and weekly field trips to local attractions. In addition to the high school and college staff members who are assigned to each playground, a sports specialist and an arts and crafts specialist visit each location in a regular rotation. Registration is done at the playground and continues throughout the summer to accommodate youngsters who may return from vacation or summer school programs. Participants must be residents of the City of Quincy and may attend the program of their choice.

 

The locations of the 2016 Supervised Playgrounds are:

* Faxon Park

* Kincaide Park/Sterling Middle School Park

* O'Rourke Playground

* Forbes Hill Playground

* Perkins Playground

* Arthur Boyson Park/Heron Road

* Snug Harbor Playground/Palmer Park

* LaBreque Field

* Fore River Field

* Wendall Moses Playground/Squantum

* Bishop Playground/Montclair

* Fenno Street Courts

* Beechwood Knoll Playground

* Mass Field Playground

* Welcome Young Playground

 

For more information about the 2016 Summer Playground Program, please contact Quincy Recreation Department at (617) 376-1394 or e-mail: office@quincyrec.com with any questions or concerns.


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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.


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Announcements:

MBTA Red Line Service Advisory Alert

MBTA Red Line Service Advisory Alert:

 

Branches Affected: Braintree

Saturday, July 23, 2016 through Sunday, July 24, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016 through Sunday, August 7, 2016

 

Due to necessary track and signal work, buses will replace Red Line trains between Braintree and Quincy Center stations in both directions from start to end of service on the following dates: Saturday, July 23, 2016 through Sunday, July 24, 2016 and Saturday, August 6, 2016 through Sunday, August 7, 2016.

 

Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on the following Monday, July 25, 2016 and Monday, August 8, 2016. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Shuttling the following stops:

* Quincy Center Station

* Quincy Adams Station

* Braintree Station


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Quincy Police Department: Community Police Contact Information:

 

Name

Title

Phone #

E-mail

Lieutenant Tim Sorgi Supervisor (617) 770-4993 tsorgi@quincyma.gov

Name

Location

Phone #

E-mail

Officer Roger White Quincy Square (857) 342-0523 rwhite@quincyma.gov
Officer William Mitchell Ward 1 (617) 594-2082 wmitchell@quincyma.gov
Officer Matthew Miller Ward 2 (617) 594-2070 mmiller@quincyma.gov
Officer Timothy Simmons Ward 3 (339) 235-6662 tsimmons@quincyma.gov
Officer Jimmie Whedbee Ward 4 (617) 483-0599 jwhedbee@quincyma.gov
Officer Jim Silcox Ward 5 (339) 237-1575 jsilcox@quincyma.gov
Officer Greg Mar Ward 6 (617) 594-2028 gmar@quincyma.gov

Subject to change for the Community Police Officer contact information.


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Quincy Department of Public Works: Curbside Collection of Yardwaste:

Mayor Thomas P. Koch | DPW Commissioner Daniel G. Raymondi

 

June:

* Wednesday, June 1, 2016 through Saturday, June 4, 2016 - Trash Delay

* Monday, June 13, 2016 through Friday, June 17, 2016

* Monday, June 27, 2016 through Thursday, June 30, 2016

 

July:

* Friday, July 1, 2016

* Tuesday, July 5, 2016 through Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Trash Delay

* Monday, July 11, 2016 through Friday, July 15, 2016

* Monday, July 25, 2016 through Friday, July 29, 2016

 

August:

* Monday, August 8, 2016 through Friday, August 12, 2016

* Monday, August 22, 2016 through Friday, August 26, 2016

 

September:

* Tuesday, September 6, 2016 through Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Trash Delay

* Monday, September 19, 2016 through Friday, September 23, 2016

 

October:

* Monday, October 3, 2016 through Friday, October 7, 2016

* Tuesday, October 11, 2016 through Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Trash Delay

* Monday, October 17, 2016 through Friday, October 21, 2016

* Monday, October 31, 2016

 

November:

* Tuesday, November 1, 2016 through Friday, November 4, 2016

* Monday, November 7, 2016 through Thursday, November 10, 2016

* Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Trash Delay

* Monday, November 14, 2016 through Friday, November 18, 2016

* Monday, November 21, 2016 through Wednesday, November 23, 2016

* Friday, November 25, 2016 - Trash Delay

* Saturday, November 26, 2016 - Trash Delay

* Monday, November 28, 2016 through Wednesday, November 30, 2016

 

December:

* Thursday, December 1, 2016

* Friday, December 2, 2016

* Monday, December 5, 2016 through Friday, December 9, 2016


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Quincy Public Schools Security Department E-mail Directory: 2015-2016

 

Michael Draicchio, Director of Safety, Security and Transportation: 

michaeldraicchio@quincypublicschools.com

 

Sheila Calabro, Security Officer at North Quincy High School: 

shielacalabro@quincypublicschools.com

 

Rick Palumbo, Security Officer at North Quincy High School: 

richardpalumbo@quincypublicschools.com

 

Kevin Keith, Security Officer at North Quincy High School: 

kevinkeith@quincypublicschools.com

 

Steve McGowan, Security Officer at Quincy High School:

stevemcgowan@quincypublicschools.com

 

Tom McInnis, Security Officer at Quincy High School: 

tonymcinnis@quincypublicschools.com

 

John Hyacinthe, Security Officer at Quincy High School: 

johnhacinthe@quincypublicschools.com

 

Mark Spendlove, Security Officer at Quincy High School: 

markspendlove@quincypublicschools.com

 

Subject to change for the 2015-2016 school year of e-mail directory.


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Quincy Public Schools: 2016-2017 School Year Calendar:

Mayor Thomas P. Koch | Richard DeCristofaro, Superintendent of the Quincy Public Schools 

 

School District

School Calendar

Students in Grade 1 through 9 Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Students in Grade 10 through 12 Thursday, September 8, 2016
Students in Kindergarten & Pre-K Monday, September 12, 2016
Last Day of Seniors (Day of 168) Thursday, June 1, 2017
NQHS Class of 2017 Graduation Monday, June 12, 2017
QHS Class of 2017 Graduation Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Last Day of School for students (Day 180) Monday, June 19, 2017
Last Day of School for students (Day 180) Monday, June 26, 2017* (5 days of snow day)

* = Subject to change if the weather permitting.


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Quincy Department of Public Works: Street Sweeping Information:

Mayor Thomas P. Koch | DPW Commissioner Daniel G. Raymondi

 

November:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 through Friday, November 4, 2016: Zone 1 (Ward 1 and Ward 2)

Monday, November 7, 2016 through Thursday, November 10, 2016: Zone 1 (Ward 1 and Ward 2)

Monday, November 14, 2016 through Friday, November 18, 2016: Zone 2 (Ward 3 and Ward 4)

Monday, November 21, 2016 through Wednesday, November 23, 2016: Zone 2 (Ward 3 and Ward 4)

Monday, November 28, 2016 through Wednesday, November 30, 2016: Zone 3 (Ward 5 and Ward 6)

 

December:

Thursday, December 1, 2016 through Friday December 9, 2016: Zone 3 (Ward 5 and Ward 6)


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Quincy's Election Headquarters: 2016 Presidential Election Calendar:

 

Statewide Primary Election:

Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.

 

Presidential Election:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m.


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Boston Public Schools: 2016-2017 School Year Calendar:

Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of the City of Boston | Tommy Chang, Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools

 

School District School Calendar
Students in Grade 1 through 12 Thursday, September 8, 2016
Kindergarten Students Monday, September 12, 2016
Last Day of School for Seniors Friday, June 7, 2017
Last Day of School for students (Day 179) Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Last Day of School for students (Day 180) Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 * (5 snow days make up)

* = 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: