Latest Quincy, Massachusetts Stories

2008-08-14 00:00:00

By JENNIFER MANN MASS PARANORMAL QUINCY - The bumps in the night could be explained away. The banging of deck hatches - open and shut, open and shut - were easy to ignore. But when more than one person reported seeing a ghost-like figure toiling at the machinery on the USS Salem's bow, Michael Condon wondered if more was at play than the typical groans of an aging, Cold War-era cruiser. "I'm just going to say this: While I have not seen anything, I certainly have heard things," said...

2008-08-14 00:00:21

HINGHAM - A Tower Road resident was away from home for less than two hours, but it was long enough for a burglar to strike. The resident went out at about 10 a.m. Monday and returned at 11:45 to find the house in disarray. Police said someone entered the home through a first-floor window after dislodging a window air conditioner. The suspect used a pillowcase to carry away items including a laptop computer, cameras, jewelry, gift cards and prescription drugs. Anyone with any...

2008-08-13 15:00:26

The Dorothy Quincy Homestead will offer an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the historic home at Butler Road and Hancock Street. Tours are free, though a donation is suggested. Tours will take place every 30 minutes. The 322-year-old house, which was recently designated a National Historic Landmark, was a former meeting place for patriots including Josiah Quincy, John Hancock and John Adams. It was the childhood home of Dorothy Quincy Hancock, the wife of John Hancock. For more...

2008-08-13 15:00:26

Pro Football Weekly's Fantasy Football page makes its debut in Thursday's Patriot Ledger. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-11 09:00:52

DUXBURY - Elements Montessori School will offer open houses from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today through Saturday. The school, 221 Summer St., is enrolling children 2.9 to 6 years old. The open houses are open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Paula J. Doyle at 781- 585- 8222, or visit www.ElementsMontessori.com. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-07 15:00:00

By KAREN GOULART FISHING EXPEDITION HINGHAM Just moments earlier, Dr. Lori Lerner was cracking jokes with the service members gathered for Hingham's fourth annual veterans' fishing trip. But as she watched them head for the boats that whisk them off for a few hours of fun and relaxation on Hingham Harbor on Tuesday, tears ran from her eyes. In her seven years as a surgeon with the VA Boston Health Care System, she has seen scores of veterans with an array of injuries. She wonders...

2008-08-07 15:00:28

By NANCY REARDON QUINCY - Verizon was working this morning to restore the city's 911 system which failed at 11 p.m. Tuesday. Emergency calls to Quincy police and fire are being bounced to Milton Police Department. That department is relaying the information back to Quincy dispatchers at the police department by computer, Quincy Police Capt. John Dougan said. Dougan attributed the system failure to a circuit problem. He said there was no delay in dispatching police officers or...

2008-08-07 15:00:28

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2008-08-06 15:00:23

1858 Aug. 7, Page 2 The Quincy Patriot THE CUSHMAN MONUMENT. The completion of the Cushman monument at Plymouth is to be celebrated on the 16th of September next, the anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower from Plymouth, England. ...The skill and large bones of the pilgrim were found, where they had been buried about one hundred and sixty-seven years; and at his side were remains supposed to be those of his wife, Mary (Allerton), who died Nov. 28th, 1699, being the last survivor of...

2008-08-06 09:00:27

QUINCY - There will be an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social and Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at Hough's Neck Congregational Church, 310 Manet Ave. The event will feature ice cream with all the toppings as well as a snack bar, children's activities, and more than a dozen fair and craft booths. The event also will feature a raffle with a variety of prizes, including a $300 cash prize, an overnight weekend stay for two at Quincy Marriott, a New England Patriots wristwatch, gift...

Word of the Day
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'