It seems that we’ve been given a break this winter on the snow. I hope you’ve enjoyed the mild weather. Following the first day of spring, we are almost in the clear.

As always, we have a lot going on in the city, so let’s get down to it…

Residential Parking Program

After a year of lobbying, we are finally in the process of planning a REAL Residential Parking Program. While it is in the very early stages, I am working in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office and the city’s TPAL division to have resources dedicated to canvassing certain areas of the Ward in order to regulate parking issues. I am excited to get this program moving, so please stay tuned.

Street Paving & Sidewalk Repair

I have learned that this process is much more art than it is science. That being said, I have made many requests for streets in poor shape. Unfortunately, given the $2 million in state funding available for streets citywide, they can’t all be done. The list for the spring/summer repair will be out soon. I will post those when I receive them. In the meantime, please continue to let me know problem areas. If pothole patching can suffice, please direct those requests here.

I received a long list of planned addresses for sidewalk repair for the spring. If you have made a request through me or through the DPW, you should have received a letter by mail. If you would like to request a sidewalk repair, please direct those requests here.

Ward 3 & Citywide Development Projects

There are a number of development projects around the city, and a few of them are in Ward 3. Please follow this link to the entire list of outstanding projects around the city. If you have any questions with any particular project, please let me know.

Neighborhood Meetings

  • 657 Adams St.
    • Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
    • Time: 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
    • Location: Quincy City Hall, First Floor Community Room
    • Developer, Lenny Chen, is seeking a Zoning Change of Use from office to retail at 657 Adams St. This is your opportunity to hear his plans for the property, and to ask any questions.
  • Introduction to the Planning and Community Development Department
    • Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
    • Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    • Location: Quincy City Hall, First Floor Community Room
    • Please join me with Planning Director, Jim Fatseas, and Principal Planner, Rob Stevens, to understand what it is the Planning Department does, how they view Quincy’s current stage of development, and to ask any pertinent questions.
  • 500 Adams St.
    • Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    • Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    • Location: Sterling Middle School
    • Mr. Ketal Patel and Mr. Robert Parsekian are seeking to change the use of 500 Adams St., which is currently a Mutual Gas Station. The proposal would relocate the Enterprise Rent-a-Car, currently located at 279 Willard St.


I keep my calendar as updated as possible with community events, neighborhood meetings, and other city business. Please follow this link, and be sure to check in from time to time.

If you have a community event that you would like to add to my calendar for others to see, follow this link, and please feel free to put it up!

PorchFest Quincy

It’s back!! Mark your calendar for June 24. This one-of-a-kind community event will hold its second annual in Quincy. Like last year, and with the blessing of the beautiful weather we enjoyed last year for this year, it is guaranteed to be a day that everyone can enjoy!

We are looking for performers and porch locations, as well as contributors and volunteers to help out.  Please sign-up on the website or email me with any questions.

Other News

Coffee Hours

If you’d prefer to meet in person to say hello or have a chat, here’s your opportunity! Every other Friday, I will be at Panera Bread (200 Hancock St.) in North Quincy from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. The next Friday that I will be at Panera will be March 31. I will keep the calendar on my website updated.

Blog & Newsletter

I will be keeping information on this blog, and sending out an e-newsletter periodically. If you would like to be included on the e-newsletter distribution, please send an e-mail to Tell your friends!

Contact Information

The best ways to reach me are by phone or by e-mail. I have a council phone number that will reach me directly. If I don’t answer the phone, please be sure to leave a voice message so I can get back to you. If e-mail is more convenient for you, by all means, send away!

telephone: 617-376-1353


Stay tuned on the blog and via the e-newsletter for periodic updates, and please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions, comments, or if I can be of assistance.

You can also continue to follow my Facebook page.