Ward 3 Newsletter

Winter 2019

First thing’s first

Greetings!

It is hard to believe that I have had the honor to serve you as your city councilor since 2016. As they say, time flies when you’re having fun!

I recently put out a press release announcing my candidacy for re-election, and my desire to serve you for another two years. I have certainly appreciated the opportunity that you have given me to serve you, and hope to earn your support once again.

Just think, spring will be here before you know it. Let’s be thankful (knock on wood) for the relatively mild winter, and hope for warmer days ahead.

Here are a few scheduling items and updates from around the city.

With my best regards and gratitude,

Ian Cain
City Councilor, Ward 3
Quincy, MA

Ward 3 Town Hall Series

Based on the success of the public safety meeting I held in December 2018 with the Quincy Police Department, I have decided to host a series of “town hall meetings.” Each meeting will host a different city department, with representatives present to provide you an overview of their operations and allow for you to interact through a question and answer period.

A schedule for the spring meetings is below, and I will announce the dates for the fall meetings by the end of the summer.

Planning, Zoning & Inspectional Services
Date: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wollaston School Gymnasium, 205 Beale St.
Jim Fatseas, Director, Planning & Community Development Department
Jay Duca, Director, Inspectional Services & Member, Zoning Board of Appeals

Streets, Trees & Sidewalks
Date: Wednesday, May 15
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Wollaston School Gymnasium, 205 Beale St.
Dave Murphy, Commissioner, Natural Resources Department
Al Grazioso, Commissioner, Department of Public Works

This letter went out to residents around the ward today.

MBTA Updates

You may be aware of the continued changes taking place on the red line. In response to some poor communication from the MBTA, the city council called representatives of that organization to a meeting on February 25 for an update on all of the projects taking place.

In case you missed it, you can access that presentation here.

PorchFest Quincy 2019

From what was a simple idea I had after attending another PorchFest in 2013, I am proud to announce our 4th Annual PorchFest Quincy 2019! This event has turned into a new Quincy tradition, enjoyed by residents of all ages, coming together in the name of music. The event will take once place again in and around the Wollaston Hill, Squantum and Merrymount neighborhoods.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 22, 2019, and stay tuned for more details at www.porchfestquincy.org.

City Street Paving & Sidewalk Repair

THE LIST. You can access the schedule of planned water main and street paving through 2022 here.

Stay tuned for announcements on upcoming meetings I’ll be holding with DPW and the city’s engineers about water main and street improvements in your area, which are scheduled for the spring and fall.

Please continue to let me know of problem areas. If pothole patching can suffice, please direct those requests here.

If you would like to request a sidewalk repair, please direct those requests here.

Planning & Zoning Board Calendars

If you are interested in following the schedule for Planning and Zoning Board meetings, you can access the meeting calendars and their agendas.

Planning Board Calendar

Zoning Board Agendas

DPW InfoLetter

Did you get your 2018 Fall/Winter DPW InfoLetter? If not, you can find a link to DPW information here. The site provides useful information on new recycling rules, trash, yard waste, street sweeping, winter parking rules and important numbers.

Thomas Crane Public Library

If you’re not already aware of the incredible programming at the Thomas Crane Public Library, please do yourself a favor and check out the calendar here and subscribe to their newsletter here. There’s something for everyone in there, especially for the kids!

Other News

Coffee Hours

I continue to take scheduled requests to meet. If you would like to meet in person for coffee, please contact me directly by phone or by e-mail (details below). I look forward to seeing you soon!

Blog, Newsletter & Contact Info

I keep information on this blog, and continue to send out a quarterly e-newsletter. If you would like to be included on the e-newsletter distribution, please sign up on this page. Tell your friends!

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
e-mail: icain@quincyma.gov

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.