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By adamg - 11/26/20 - 10:39 am
Abigail Adams

J.L. Bell recounts Abigail Adams's Thanksgiving in 1798, when husband John was off presidenting in Philadelphia (Thanksgiving then being just a New England thing, not a national holiday), her children were far away (sons John Quincy and Thomas Boylston being the farthest, in Moscow, where John was his father's minister to Russia and Thomas was along for the ride) and her nearby relatives were ill. Two neighbors did join her, as did Phoebe Abdee, originally her father's slave, who continued to work for the family even after she was freed.

By adamg - 11/12/20 - 9:24 am

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man - already wanted on an assault-and-battery charge - with beating a T bus driver in Quincy yesterday after the driver asked him to mask up. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 4:29 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Grumpy White's in Quincy will serve its last meal on Nov. 21.

By adamg - 11/9/20 - 10:53 pm

Yes, it's come to this: Around 9 p.m., the MBTA reported delays of up to 15 minutes on the Braintree branch of the Red Line so that workers could remove a shopping car from the tracks at North Quincy.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

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By adamg - 10/12/20 - 9:40 pm

WBZ reports a worker at the Fruit Basket Marketplace on Granite Street tested positive for Covid-19 and so is asking anybody who shopped there between Oct. 2 and 11 to check in with the health department.

By adamg - 10/9/20 - 12:13 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the owners of Pier 6 in Charlestown and ReelHouse in East Boston and Quincy's Marina Bay are putting the three into "winter break" on Nov. 1.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 10:57 am
Lightning over Boston Harbor

Lightning over South Boston and Boston Harbor. See it larger.

From a downtown aerie, Jonathan Berk was thunderstruck during the second wave of yesterday afternoon's storm. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 12:58 pm
Frank Bellotti

Back in the day, politicians who'd won elections would often invite the press in the next morning to watch them bask in the glow of being a winner. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 8:46 pm

WCVB reports North Quincy High School is keeping its mascot Yakoo, only now, instead of looking like an angry Native American about to stomp somebody with a tomahawk, he'll be portrayed as an angry American colonist about to stomp somebody with, um, a bill of rights or something. Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/20 - 1:59 pm

The city of Quincy is asking anybody might have eaten at Manet Lounge, 1099 Sea St. on particular days earlier this month to call the city health department, because a worker there has tested positive for Covid-19: Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/20 - 12:54 pm

Kids: Don't stand under a "snow arch" in Tuckerman's Ravine in the middle of July. WBZ reports.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 9:20 am

The MBTA is reporting 20-minute delays on the Red Line's Braintree branch due to a tree that fell on the inbound tracks at Wollaston.

By adamg - 5/5/20 - 9:18 am

WBZ reports on the Covid-19 deaths at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center. WCVB reports on an outbreak at the Quincy Walmart that has left one worker dead, several days after the Worcester Walmart was also shut because of an outbreak among employees.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 9:57 am
Just one person on a Red Line car at 7 a.m. - the photographer

Jennifer O had her choice of seats on a Red Line car between Quincy Adams and Quincy Center around 7 this morning.

By adamg - 4/21/20 - 9:22 am
Crowded 222 bus this morning

Oh, wait a second! There aren't supposed to be any typical crowded morning commutes anymore - six feet, anyone? Ryan rode the bus, which goes from East Weymouth to Quincy Center around 7 this morning and was less than pleased:

222 right now. Ridiculous with 30 min headways.

By adamg - 4/20/20 - 9:36 am

WBUR reports on a visit by Army Chief of Staff - and Quincy native - Gen. James McConville to survey work by the Army Corps of Engineers and Army Reserve medical units to help build and staff the state's field hospitals in places such as the South Boston convention center.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:55 pm

Starting tomorrow, DCR is closing the parking areas and spaces along the water from Constitution Beach in East Boston to Castle Island and down to Wollaston Beach because too many people were showing up at the beaches and not spacing themselves out enough.

Affected areas: Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 2:31 pm
Ocean State Job Lot logo

Ocean State Job Lot CEO Marc Perlman, announced today the discount chain has given a $2 hourly pay increase to workers at its stores - which include several locations in Boston suburbs - and added a surcharge to its prices for customers who think the workers deserve a bonus for continuing to work on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic: Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 9:38 am
99 vs. 99

A California chain of Asian supermarkets that recently opened an outlet in Quincy is suing a similarly named Asian supermarket in Malden for trademark infringement. Read more.

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