Latest Quincy, Massachusetts Stories

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.

2008-10-08 15:00:17

QUINCY - First Presbyterian Church of Quincy has formed a children's choir open to kids in the city who are in grades 3 through 5. The church wants to provide vocal and musical training, as well as performance experience, for children not only from the church but also from the rest of the community. The choir will be directed by Allen Thomas, former supervisor of music for Holbrook public schools and director of music at First Presbyterian for the past 14 years. Thomas has experience...

2008-10-08 12:00:18

By STEVE ADAMS COST-CUTTING TECHNOLOGY Every office has its thermostat watchers. The people monitoring energy efficiency at 700 Bank of America branches nationwide work on the fifth floor of a Charlotte, N.C., office building. Bank of America calls the facility "IC3" - shorthand for intelligent command-and-control center. Four technicians monitor computer screens that transmit data from those 700 branches' HVAC units, keeping an eye out for energy waste. Derek Johnson, program manager...

2008-10-05 15:00:22

BRAINTREE - Arona Hair Designs on Washington Street is raising money for a cancer center being built across from South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Arona will offer haircuts, styling, coloring, facials, waxing services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. A bake sale will be held during the same hours. All of the proceeds go to the cancer center, which is affiliated with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All...

2008-10-05 15:00:10

QUINCY - WBZ radio personality Mel Simons will take listeners on a journey back to the big bands of yesteryear at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St., Quincy. The retrospective video program will feature musical greats Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and more. Mel Simons appears regularly on "The Steve LeVeille Broadcast" on WBZ radio with his Audio Clip Trivia Quiz. He also appeared on "The Larry Glick Show" for 14 years and Bob Raleigh's show...

2008-10-05 15:00:10

QUINCY - The award-winning French film "The Grocer's Son" will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St. "The Grocer's Son" tells the story of 30-year-old Antoine, who was forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence. This surprise French box-office hit is about the coming-of-age of a man re-discovering life and love in the countryside. Although not subject to rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, the film is not...

2008-10-02 18:00:12

QUINCY - Some 2,300 National Grid customers in North Quincy were without electricity for about an hour Monday. They lost power shortly before 5 p.m. Utility workers traced the problem to an underground cable at a substation off Newport Avenue Extension. Firefighters were called to the scene because smoke was pouring out of a manhole. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-02 18:00:12

By DON CONKEY QUINCY - Police arrested a Hyde Park man on the state's most wanted list for allegedly robbing a bank in Quincy in July. Thomas Patrick, 43, was arrested at home by FBI agents Friday, Quincy police Capt. John Dougan said. Patrick is charged with robbing the Citizens Bank branch at the Stop & Shop supermarket on Newport Avenue on July 23, Dougan said. A corrections officer from Gardner recognized Patrick in a video of the robbery that was recently shown on Fox News'...

2008-10-02 18:00:12

Gobble gobble Don't let the rain keep you at home. Go out for a turkey dinner at the Isaac Winslow House Saturday night, a tradition at the house since the 1920s. Each table will have its own turkey to carve. The Winslow House is the ancestral home of Marshfield's founding family. $35, $15 children to age 14. Webster at Careswell streets, Marshfield. 781-837-5753, www.winslowhouse.org. Marvelous Mavis Harvard Square's venerable Club Passim celebrates its 50th anniversary with a concert...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'