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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...

2008-08-06 09:00:27

QUINCY - Registration for the Quincy Public Schools' Wollaston School Multilingual Pre-Kindergarten Program is reopening. This program is open to families that have two working parents, each working at least 30 hours a week, who meet state financial guidelines. The program hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. Fridays. Children must be 3 years old on or before Aug. 31 or 4 years old on or before Aug. 31. Participants must provide their...

2008-08-01 18:00:22

PUNK ROCK YOGA IN CHURCH Among the many things to love about Church, the heavenly new music club in the Fenway, is that you can attend Punk Rock Yoga every Sunday. It's a full yoga workout, but instead of chants or soothing tunes geared toward controlled breathing, you get old- school punk. Sounds a little counterproductive - we're supposed to feel relaxed after yoga, not ready to tear down establishment walls, right? We'll try anything once. Hit up Michelle Fleming for reservations at...

2008-07-31 15:00:00

QUINCY - The city is launching an effort to retool its Web site, and it is asking residents for their ideas. Mayor Thomas Koch announced his plans for the Web site Tuesday. "Communicating with our residents and making their government easier to navigate is one of our most important responsibilities, and a thriving Web site must be part of it," Koch said. The city is seeking bids from companies interested in overhauling the site. On the current site, www.ci.quincy.ma.us, there is a survey...

2008-07-30 09:00:42

My son is stationed in Baghdad, and I have yellow ribbons and a service flag displayed at my home to show my support for our troops. When you buy a condo, you sign a contract to agree to their rules. I know patriotism should never be questioned, but the rules were agreed to up front. Hang the ribbons on your door and/or place a service flag in your window to show your support. Braintree MARY EMERSON (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and...

2008-07-25 12:00:54

By JENNIFER SANTOS QUINCY It's not too often that someone would purposely choose to miss the senior prom or high school graduation - unless, of course, he was following his dream. Anthony Acito, 17, a member of the Quincy High School Class of 2008, did just that. This spring, ABC-TV surprised Acito before 1,500 students during a pep rally,where he was the master of ceremonies. A network representative announced that Acito would be on the new reality series "High School Musical: Get in...

2008-07-25 12:00:49

MARSHFIELD - The North and South Rivers Water Association will sponsor a program on searching for algae at low tide at 11 a.m. Saturday. Meet in the Rexhame Beach parking lot and wear shoes suitable for walking through water. Pre-registration is required. Call 781-659-8168. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-25 12:00:40

QUINCY - Police are searching for a man who robbed the Citizens Bank branch at the Stop & Shop Supermarket at 65 Newport Ave. The robber came into the grocery store at about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and passed a note to the teller. He is described as white, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, in his 40s, and was wearing a blue shirt with a black shirt underneath. The man fled with an undetermined amount of money toward Fayette Street. Police searched the immediate area and are asking anyone with...

2008-07-25 09:00:48

BRAINTREE - A Marshfield man has been arrested for allegedly selling OxyContin painkilling pills. Appearing in Quincy District Court on Monday, Michael J. Gorman, 47, pleaded innocent to charges of possession of OxyContin with intent to distribute and resisting arrest. Police said they received a tip that a man named "Mike" would be in the Quincy Avenue area Monday afternoon to sell OxyContin. The suspect would be driving a gray GMC pickup truck and arriving at a Quincy Avenue business...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'