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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. There was no information immediately available about her son. The woman was driving southbound on Burgin Parkway at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday when the accident occurred, about 100 yards north of Quincy...

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. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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. Independent film producer Jean Nagy followed Rounseville around Quincy for several days this past spring while he visited the Merrymount and Bernazzani elementary schools and The Patriot Ledger. At the time, he was running a contest with the Ledger for a slogan to put on his billboard at Newport Avenue and Beale Street. To see the video, go to www.-...

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. It is best known for its English courses for recent immigrants. Archer "has the experience to expand our successful program into other areas of need for our students," Hoffman said. "She will help us to achieve an even greater level of financial...

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. That was nearly two months after the alleged incident, and more than one month after Mayor Thomas Koch and housing authority Executive Director Jay MacRitchie were informed about the possible violation of housing authority policy. Housing authorities...

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. "I think we might get a pretty good turnout," said Quincy Historical Society Director Ed Fitzgerald. "I could never get out of the office to get to the library to do research because I just kept getting...

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. Nelson V. Titus of Squantum picked Stanton for the job after watching him work on the foundation of the Bryant School in West Quincy. Stanton and another mason began building the cairn just seven...

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. But the mother of two Army National Guardsmen also knows summertime can be painful for troops and their families. Just two summers ago, she was the one sitting at home. She waited and wondered whether her boys deployed in Iraq were OK. "Our family summer was simply awful," the Quincy mother of five...

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. Aylward, who died of melanoma in 2000 at age 32, was a popular musician who played lead guitar in several area bands such as MotherFunk, WonderCat, and Scarecrow. His fellow musicians began this series in his memory. Proceeds from the $20 (tax deductible) admission goes toward Fostering the Arts, a charity Aylward's...

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