First thing’s first


I hope you’ve been enjoying the mild winter! Spring is just around the corner.

I’m providing a quick update for you below with news from around Ward 3 and the city.

Kindly accept my best wishes to you and your families!

With my best regards,

Ian Cain
City Councilor, Ward 3
Quincy, MA

City Councilor Ian Cain with the Cub Scouts from Pack 42, the future leaders of our great city.

March 3, 2022 – City Councilor Ian Cain with the Cub Scouts from Pack 42, the future leaders of our great city.

Quincy Water System Hydrant Flushing Program

During the March 7, 2022, City Council Meeting, the Department of Public Works gave a presentation on an upcoming Hydrant Flushing Program that will take place throughout the city over the next year. The project will be conducted in three phases, and the work in Ward 3 (Wollaston, N. Quincy), will take place in Phase 3, projected for Spring of 2023. More details will come as the project approaches.

Furnace Brook Golf Course

On March 2, I hosted a meeting with Mayor Koch and Natural Resources Department Commissioner Dave Murphy on the city’s operation of the Furnace Brook Golf Course. A presentation was delivered on preliminary designs for a new clubhouse and other amenities.

Municipal Broadband Network Update

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

Following the release of an RFP last year for design/build for a citywide fiber optic network, a firm has been chosen to perform initial feasibility. While that work begins, the city is currently looking at an area or areas in the city to perform a pilot. At the same time, legislation will soon be proposed before the City Council to move forward to state law requirements to form a municipal light plant that will operate the broadband system.

I remain excited to continue moving this project forward to provide residents with options for higher quality and lower cost internet. Stay tuned for updates.

PorchFest Quincy 2022

In case you haven’t heard the news, we are excited to announce that PorchFest Quincy will be held on June 25, 2022 from 3 PM to 9 PM. You may register to volunteer your porch or your band starting on April 1 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 June 22nd!

City Street Paving & Sidewalk Repair

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

Boards & Commissions

City of Quincy Boards & Commissions

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.

Thomas Crane Public Library Programming

Please follow this link to learn more about all of the rich programming provided by the Thomas Crane Public Library system throughout the city.

In the News

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.