First thing’s first


It continues to be my honor to serve you on the City Council and in this great city, which is why it pleases me to let you know that I will be running for re-election this year to serve as the Ward 3 City Councilor for two more years.

I am truly grateful for your support in my efforts, and I promise to continue to work for you and to represent your interests to the City Council.

I look forward to seeing you out and about over the next few months, and, as always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can be helpful to you.

Kindly accept my best wishes to you and your families!

With my best regards,

Ian Cain
City Councilor, Ward 3
Quincy, MA

North Quincy Electric Project

North Quincy Electric Project

May 1, 2021 – Cleaner Greener Quincy around Ward 3.

North Quincy Electric Project

National Grid began work during the week of May 17 to replace the 115kV underground electric transmission cables located between National Grid’s North Quincy Substation and National Grid’s Field Street Substation. The existing cables are nearly 50 years old, and in recent years National Grid has made numerous repairs to ensure continued reliable delivery of electricity to customers. The old cables will be replaced with new modern cables installed within a concrete duct bank and manhole system.

For more information, please visit the North Quincy Cable Project Website.
Coverage via The Quincy Sun

Municipal Broadband Network Update

As you know, I have been working with the Mayor and his team for over three years on moving forward the development of a municipal broadband network.

The city recently released an RFP soliciting bids for design/build for a citywide fiber optic network. That solicitation closed on April 15 with five submissions from regional firms. We will soon be selecting a firm to do the initial design work.

It’s still going to be a while before wide scale deployment. State law requires the city to form a municipal light plant in order to bring this project together and that is going to take one year. We are still bullish on the project overall and I’m excited to get it over the line to provide residents with options for higher quality and lower cost internet. Stay tuned for updates.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

More information through the Federal Communications Commission website.

PorchFest Quincy 2021

In case you haven’t heard the news, we are excited to announce that PorchFest Quincy will be held on September 25th, 2021 from 3 PM to 9 PM. You may register to volunteer your porch or your band starting on July 5th at the PorchFest Quincy website.

Once again, the festival will take place in Merrymount, Wollaston Hill, and Squantum. Shortly after registration starts, we will reach out to begin band and porch host introductions.

If you are a band who has a preferred porch location, or a porch host with a preferred band, you can tell us when you register. Please note, the PorchFest team will assign the schedule and locations to make sure performances do not conflict.

We truly appreciate our volunteers for making our event such an amazing community-building experience for the entire city. We can’t wait to get together with everyone on September 25th!

City Street Paving & Sidewalk Repair

The Spring and Summer 2021 work has just restarted. Through a recently passed infrastructure appropriation, there will be considerable work done throughout Ward 3 over the next three years. Please stay tuned for the schedule.

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.

February 11, 2021 – AM Quincy: Ward 3 Councilor Ian Cain

Boards & Commissions Calendars

City of Quincy Boards & Commissions
Planning Board Calendar
Zoning Board Agendas
Conservation Commission Calendar
License Board Calendar

DPW PSA Bulletin Board

You can access the DPW Bulletin Board through this link. The site provides useful information on trash, yard waste, street sweeping, hazardous waste day and important numbers.

In the News

“Power problems: ‘No rhyme or reason’ to blackouts, say North Quincy residents,” March 1, 2021, The Patriot Ledger
“National Grid discusses power failures, upcoming improvements in Quincy,” March 2, 2021, The Patriot Ledger
“Quincy city councilors pitched on future home of Quincy College, city hall,” April 10, 2021, The Patriot Ledger
“Heated debate between city councilors shows little support for new Quincy College, city hall,” May 14, 2021, The Patriot Ledger
“Quincy Budget Hearings On Hold,” June 3, 2021, The Quincy Sun

Coffee Hours

Happy to schedule time for a coffee, a virtual meeting or a phone call. Please contact me directly by phone or by e-mail (details below).

Blog, Newsletter & Contact Info

I keep information on this blog, and send out an e-newsletter periodically. If you would like to be included on the e-newsletter distribution, please send an e-mail to [email protected]. 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: [email protected]

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.