Latest Quincy, Massachusetts Stories

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.

2008-09-05 18:00:10

QUINCY - A city wiring inspector is investigating the cause of a fire reported at 6:56 a.m. today in an apartment building at 66 Cleverly Court in Quincy Point. Firefighters doused the flames in about 30 minutes. The fire appears to have started in the attic, fire officials said. No one was injured. Originally published by Patriot Ledger staff. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-05 18:00:10

By STEPHANIE CHOATE QUINCY - Some newspaper corrections take longer than others - 56 years longer. In a 1952 article about the Abigail Adams cairn - as well as subsequent articles - the Quincy Patriot Ledger said the cairn was commissioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In fact, it was ordered by the Daughters of the Revolution, a now- disbanded organization similar to the DAR. Longtime DAR member and former state historian Barbara Delorey contacted The Patriot Ledger...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'