Latest Quincy, Massachusetts Stories

2008-10-13 12:00:24

BRAINTREE - Laptop computers, jewelry, a camera, a TV and a DVD player were among the items stolen from a home on the 400 block of Union Street, police said. The homeowner told police that after returning at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, she noticed her rear screen door propped open and a broken pane of glass just above the doorknob on the kitchen door. A neighbor heard a loud bang from the direction of the victim's home at about 10:30 a.m but saw no one, police said. Another neighbor...

2008-10-10 09:00:52

By JENNIFER SANTOS Quincy The Manet Community Health Center's annual autumn auction will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Blue Cross building, 1 Enterprise Drive. At least 260 people are expected to attend the event, at which the Boston Medical Center will be honored for helping launch a new electronic medical records system at Manet. Meg Aranow, vice president of the Boston Medical Center, will accept the Manet Medallion on the hospital's behalf. "They've shown...

2008-10-10 09:00:28

QUINCY - DOVE, an agency that fights domestic violence, will sponsor the "Harvesting Hope Fundraiser and Cocktail Party" from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. The fundraiser will feature a light dinner, dancing, music by Java Jive, and a live auction. Thirty people will be recognized for their efforts to prevent domestic violence. They include state Attorney General Martha Coakley, Norfolk County District Attorney William Keating, Diane Patrick, the wife of...

2008-10-09 21:00:31

Braintree The Braintree School Department will seek a state grant that would allow two full-day kindergarten classes to start next fall. In a 6-1 vote Monday, the school committee gave Superintendent Peter Kurzberg approval to apply for a $30,000 grant. School officials still must find money in the next budget to pay for additional expenses to cover salaries and other costs. Committee member David Cunningham, who opposed the measure, said the school department has other needs that...

2008-10-09 21:00:27

By JIM DORMAN Theater review Most farces make you laugh rather than think. That's not the case in "Beyond Therapy," the fall offering from North Quincy Community Theatre. "Beyond Therapy," the bizarre comedy about dating and relationships not only makes you laugh, but its tale of a mismatched couple that manages to connect despite their differences makes you ponder love and romance. Written by Christopher Durang, the play is a definitely an adult comedy (some might say raunchy) with...

2008-10-09 21:00:22

The latest Mass. State Track Coaches Association cross country poll for teams in The Patriot Ledger circulation area, with last week's ranking in parentheses: Boys 1. Whitman-Hanson (1) 2. Pembroke (10) 3. Hingham (2) 3. BC High (3) 4. Duxbury (5) 5. Marshfield (6) 6. Weymouth (NR) 7. Canton (4) 8. Norwell (NR) 9. Sacred Heart (NR) 10. Abington (NR) Girls 1. Whitman-Hanson (1) 2. Milton (2) 3. Hingham (3) 4. Weymouth (6) 5. Pembroke (9) 6. Stoughton (NR)...

2008-10-09 21:00:22

QUINCY - A National Guard recruiter who works in Quincy and lives in Rockland has been charged with sexually assaulting two female recruits. Staff Sgt. Robert M. Tomasello, 31, of 260 Hingham St., Rockland, was arrested Friday and arraigned in Quincy District Court on Monday on five counts of indecent assault and battery. Two women told Quincy police that Tomasello touched them inappropriately while they were at the Quincy recruiting center at the armory on Hancock Street on Thursday...

2008-10-09 21:00:22

Quincy Quincy residents have a new opportunity to help the city's schools when paying their property taxes. A section on the city's property tax bills allows residents to contribute to the Quincy Educational Fund, a separate fund maintained by the city auditor. City and school officials set up the fund in 2003. A committee of elected city and school officials, parents, teachers and residents will decide how the money is spent. The group met Oct. 1 to begin these discussions. "We want...

2008-10-09 21:00:22

INSIDE TODAY Disabled visit South Shore YMCA to improve strength, range of motion (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-08 15:00:18

COHASSET - Cohasset Elder Affairs will present Stephen Puleo, author of "The Boston Italians," to culminate a six-week introductory Italian program. The presentation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 10 Summer St. To register, call 781-383- 9112 by Oct. 29. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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