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2008-09-05 09:00:17

1858 September 4 , Page 2 The Quincy Patriot WHAT CIGARS ARE MADE OF. An invoice of foreign cigars, "real Havanas," were recently appraised at the New York Custom House at three dollars per thousand, but the importer being dissatisfied, a new appraisement was made, which resulted in the admission of the cigars at one dollar and fifty cents per thousand. The evidence, under oath by which the change in the appraisement was made, was this - that not a particle of tobacco entered into the...

2008-09-05 09:00:16

EASTON - Southeastern Regional Technical School has openings in grade 10. Slots are available in pre-engineering, environmental technology, computer office technology, cabinetmaking, machine technology and metal fabrication. Applications are available at www.sersd.org, at the high school office or by calling 508-230-1293. To arrange a tour, call David Joseph in the admissions office at 508-230-1212. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights...

2008-09-05 09:00:16

QUINCY - The restoration of Broad Meadows Marsh, long planned but sluggish to materialize, will cost the city almost twice the $850,000 it set aside five years ago for the project. Mayor Thomas Koch's administration is exploring how to pull together an additional $750,000 to cover the city's share of the restoration, spokesman Christopher Walker said. The Army Corps of Engineers, which agreed to cover 75 percent of the expense, is prepared to move forward once the city pays its 25 percent...

2008-08-29 09:00:34

QUINCY - A woman and her three-year-old son were injured when a sport utility vehicle rolled over on Burgin Parkway, police said. Tammatha O'Connor, 27, of Norfolk and her son were both taken to Boston Medical Center, Quincy Police Lt. Kevin Tobin said. O'Connor is listed in good condition. There was no information immediately available about her son. The woman was driving southbound on Burgin Parkway at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday when the accident occurred, about 100 yards north of Quincy...

2008-08-29 09:00:34

BRAINTREE - GPS units and iPod accessories have been reported stolen from several unlocked cars parked on Franklin Street and Elmwood Avenue. Police said the thefts likely occurred sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. None of the cars was damaged. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-29 09:00:34

QUINCY - WGBH radio (89.7 FM) has begun airing a feature on Uncle Sam Rounseville and his get-out-the-vote effort. Independent film producer Jean Nagy followed Rounseville around Quincy for several days this past spring while he visited the Merrymount and Bernazzani elementary schools and The Patriot Ledger. At the time, he was running a contest with the Ledger for a slogan to put on his billboard at Newport Avenue and Beale Street. To see the video, go to www.-...

2008-08-28 09:01:05

Braintree The school committee has approved a five-year plan aimed at providing up-to-date computer technology in the classroom. The annual cost will be about $200,000. "It's a good step," Mayor Joseph Sullivan, who is also a school committee member, said Monday night. "I hope to update it as we move along. We need to do a lot more in this area." Committee Chairman Sean Powers said the plan should be reviewed yearly to keep up with constant advances in technology. Powers said school...

2008-08-28 09:00:44

By JENNIFER MANN HISTORY REVEALED QUINCY - The names weren't etched in ox blood as some people had speculated, but the unrolling of an 1896 scroll still drew oohs and aahs from 21st-century spectators. So did the invitations from the Adams chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who hosted an event in June of that year to dedicate the Abigail Adams Cairn on Penn's Hill in Quincy. These, along with a book and yellowed newspapers, spilled out of a 14-inch-long copper box...

2008-08-26 21:00:18

By JENNIFER MANN QUINCY - The Quincy Housing Authority board chairwoman was never told about allegations that a well-being check was refused for an 80- year-old blind woman until full details were published in The Patriot Ledger, she said. That was nearly two months after the alleged incident, and more than one month after Mayor Thomas Koch and housing authority Executive Director Jay MacRitchie were informed about the possible violation of housing authority policy. Housing authorities...

2008-08-26 18:00:00

By STEPHANIE CHOATE Quincy People can see for themselves what has been inside the time capsule found in the Abigail Adams cairn for 112 years on Monday evening. City officials will open the time capsule at 6 at the Quincy Historical Society, Adams Academy building on Adams Street. "I think we might get a pretty good turnout," said Quincy Historical Society Director Ed Fitzgerald. "I could never get out of the office to get to the library to do research because I just kept getting...