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2008-08-29 09:00:34

QUINCY - A woman and her three-year-old son were injured when a sport utility vehicle rolled over on Burgin Parkway, police said. Tammatha O'Connor, 27, of Norfolk and her son were both taken to Boston Medical Center, Quincy Police Lt. Kevin Tobin said. O'Connor is listed in good condition.

2008-08-29 09:00:34

BRAINTREE - GPS units and iPod accessories have been reported stolen from several unlocked cars parked on Franklin Street and Elmwood Avenue. Police said the thefts likely occurred sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. None of the cars was damaged.

2008-08-29 09:00:34

QUINCY - WGBH radio (89.7 FM) has begun airing a feature on Uncle Sam Rounseville and his get-out-the-vote effort.

2008-08-28 09:00:43

Randolph Marlene Archer is the new executive director of the Randolph Community Partnership. The appointment was announced by Kit Hoffman, the partnership's president. Formed a decade ago, the partnership promotes community through literacy.

2008-08-26 21:00:18

By JENNIFER MANN QUINCY - The Quincy Housing Authority board chairwoman was never told about allegations that a well-being check was refused for an 80- year-old blind woman until full details were published in The Patriot Ledger, she said.

2008-08-26 18:00:00

By STEPHANIE CHOATE Quincy People can see for themselves what has been inside the time capsule found in the Abigail Adams cairn for 112 years on Monday evening. City officials will open the time capsule at 6 at the Quincy Historical Society, Adams Academy building on Adams Street.

2008-08-25 15:00:34

John J. Stanton, a stonemason and native of Ireland, was paid $2.25 a day to build the Abigail Adams Cairn. The whole job cost the Adams chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution $200. The restoration work going on now will cost the city about $500,000 [ correction: $50,000 ]. Mrs.

2008-08-22 18:00:23

By JENNIFER MANN in WOLLASTON SUNDAY QUINCY Rebecca Lampert-Egan knows she is battling the buzz of summer in staging the Service for Soldiers Fair on one of the last weekends in August.

2008-08-22 18:00:23

Following pool play, six teams advance to the single-elimination part of the tournament: Youngstown, Ohio Palo Alto, Calif. Syracuse, N.Y. Nederland, Texas Norwalk, Conn. Tallahassee, Fla. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-21 18:00:34

The seventh annual Friends of Frank Aylward rock 'n' roll benefit is 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the gazebo at the Best Western Adams Inn, at 29 Hancock St. in Quincy.

Word of the Day
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.