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2008-07-24 09:00:37

QUINCY - A fire that started in a kitchen stove damaged an apartment at 57 Newbury Ave. in North Quincy, Fire Lt. John McCarthy said. The fire was reported at 9 a.m. Monday. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. No one was injured. Originally published by Patriot Ledger staff. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-24 09:00:37

QUINCY - The Quincy Housing Authority's support services will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at 26 Figurehead Lane in the city's Germantown section. The support-service offerings include computer classes, job search assistance, teen mentoring programs and home ownership assistance. For more information, call 617-847-4384. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-23 12:01:24

MILTON - Milton Hospital will offer Safe Sitter, a baby sitter education program, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 at Nangeroni Education Center, 199 Reedsdale Road. Safe Sitter is a one-day course for kids ages 11-13 before they begin baby sitting. Safe Sitter uses discussion, practice and role playing to teach participants more about how to handle emergencies, safety precautions, rescue breathing techniques, care for a choking child and calling for emergency help. The cost is $50, payable...

2008-07-23 12:00:45

REGIONAL ROUNDUP BOSTON - State Street Corp. added nearly 400 jobs in Massachusetts in the past six months as it continued to sail forward with strong earnings and revenue growth. The Boston-based financial services giant reported 13,800 employees in Massachusetts as of June 30, according to State Street spokeswoman Carolyn Cichon. That represents a 3 percent increase from the company's in-state levels on Jan. 1. Meanwhile, its global organization has also seen steady growth, with a total...

2008-07-23 12:00:45

1858 July 24 , Page 2 The Quincy Patriot CHEERING. The crops in New England never promised better than at this season. Indian corn is in fine condition, of a dark green, and luxuriant, and quite as forward as usual. Potatoes are thrifty, and an abundant supply of fine quality is now daily coming into market. If the rot keeps off, the yield of this esculent will be very large. 1908 July 21, Page 1 Quincy Daily Ledger Closed Up. Chief Burrell and his officers were on the trail Sunday...

2008-07-23 12:00:45

QUINCY - The Boston Landmarks Orchestra will perform a free concert inspired by one of the founding fathers in Adams National Historic Park on Thursday. Charles Ansbacher commissioned "John Adams: The Voice Heard Round the World" specifically for children ages 8 to 12. The concert, which will start at 6:30 p.m., also includes performances of Gershwin's "An American in Paris." Information: landmarksorchestra.com. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-07-22 12:00:55

LOCAL IN BRIEF Benefit planned for leukemia patient WEYMOUTH - Katherine Hanifan is holding a benefit for her grandson, Timothy McClain, to help him pay the bills as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. Since being diagnosed in April, McClain, 21, has been unable to work. The benefit is Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Weymouth Elks at 1197 Washington St. Shaw's and the Ninety Nine Restaurant, where McClain worked before becoming ill, are donating food. A portion of the proceeds will...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By JENNIFER SANTOS QUINCY - A failed pump near the Quincy Center MBTA station was the likely cause of an oil spill into Town Brook last Friday. The MBTA has a pumping station near Granite Street where the Red Line tracks cross. It is believed that diesel fuel got into the brook there. "We're working with the Quincy Water Department and the MBTA to get it fixed," said Ed Colletta of the state Department of Environmental Protection. The spilled fuel did not make it as far as the salt...

2008-07-22 12:00:38

By JENNIFER MANN Cpl. Raymond J. West had been in Vietnam for four months when he was awarded the Bronze Medal for Valor for leading a three-man patrol that uncovered an enemy bunker and captured three North Vietnamese soldiers. Days later, on Dec. 13, 1968, the 20-year-old from Quincy was killed in action. Tribute will be paid to West on Saturday in Houghs Neck, the neighborhood where he and his four siblings grew up, and where he used to work at the boatyard. A boathouse will be...

2008-07-18 09:00:38

By JENNIFER MANN QUINCY - It's that time of year again: A chance to see jazz medleys, children's troubadours and vendors hawking everything from light bulbs to steaming falafel on Hancock Street. It is the 38th Summer Sidewalk Festival, a three-day event sponsored by the Quincy Business Association. Between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. today and Friday, and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, traffic will be halted on the main street in Quincy Center while local vendors and crafters offer their wares...


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.'