Latest Quincy, Massachusetts Stories

2008-09-18 09:00:21

__ __ Cantwell__ Gilmore__ Maresco__ Lynch __ Marshfield__ 2,580__ 801__ 506__ 157 __ Scituate__ 1,023__ 163__ 153__ 639 __ TOTAL__ 3,603__ 964__ 659__ 796 (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-18 09:00:00

By JENNIFER MANN Quincy A resident who opposes the mayor's plans for a track at Faxon Field has been ordered to remove videos on the issue from his personal Web site. Quincy Access Television, the public-access cable group that produced the videos and ordered their removal, is claiming copyright infringement. The group's bylaws prohibit reproduction of videos that were filmed by the group's staff or with its equipment, as the videos in question were. But Chris Chetwynd, the founder of...

2008-09-16 15:00:21

HINGHAM - If summer is one big beach party, the time for cleaning up eventually comes. In Hingham, that time is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will gather at the Bathing Beach, on Otis Street (Route 3A), for Coastsweep, the state's annual coastal cleanup. In last year's Coastsweep, volunteers collected almost 9 tons of trash as they cleaned beaches, river banks, marshes and the sea floor. In Hingham, 39 volunteers removed 200 pounds of debris from the harbor area. To volunteer,...

2008-09-12 12:00:25

QUINCY - Thieves broke into a live power box and stripped out about 250 feet of copper wire at a construction site during the weekend. The theft was reported Monday morning by the company building the ramp from the Crown Colony office complex and Burgin Parkway onto the Southeast Expressway, ET&L of Stowe. Police Capt. John Dougan said copper wire was also taken from a construction trailer. Reports of metal thefts have been on the rise in recent years as the resale price has...

2008-09-12 12:00:16

QUINCY - Two bars served alcohol to a teenager as police conducted compliance checks during the Labor Day weekend, Detective Lt. Peter Turowski said. Callahan's Tap at 296 Copeland St. and Blue at 307 Victory Road in Marina Bay failed to ask for identification before serving alcohol to a 19-year-old female, Turowski said. Both establishments will come before the licensing board in the near future, said Turowski, who is the city's liquor inspector. Compliance checks at Quincy bars and...

2008-09-11 18:00:15

BOSTON - The MBTA will hold public meetings in Quincy and Weymouth starting Wednesday to solicit comments regarding proposed service changes. The T plans to reduce service on some routes but says it will improve service on others. The plan is available on the MBTA's Web site at www.mbta.com/ about_the_mbta/t_projects/?id=12769. Public meetings will consist of a presentation by T staff followed by an informal discussion between the staff and the public. The first meeting will be at 6...

2008-09-11 18:00:15

RANDOLPH - The premier career fair event south of Boston will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lombardo's, 6 Billings Road, Randolph. The fair will include businesses looking to hire employees for retail, professional, technical, health care, medical and manufacturing jobs. Job seekers should bring several copies of their resumes. Originally published by Patriot Ledger staff. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-08 09:00:52

QUINCY - The Manet Community Health Center is offering group diabetes education classes, beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Manet Center, 110 W. Squantum St. Classes run on Tuesdays for four weeks. Topics include nutrition, meal planning, medication, blood sugar testing, physical activity and stress management. Those taking the class should meet on the first floor in the patient education room. To register, call 857-403-0459. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by...

2008-09-08 09:00:22

By STEPHANIE CHOATE QUINCY Nine-year-old Kevin Tran hefted his new blue backpack loaded with school supplies above his head. "Is there an elephant in here?" he asked. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care gave 250 backpacks to students at Snug Harbor Elementary School on Thursday, in partnership with Cradles to Crayons, which provides daily essentials to children statewide. Harvard Pilgrim employees either donated supplies they purchased or made cash contributions to Cradles to Crayons. "Our...

2008-09-08 09:00:22

After 51 years, Temple Beth El's spiritual leader may have served longer at a single synagogue than any Conservative rabbi in Greater Boston and perhaps New England. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.