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2020 Blog Posts

Announcing the Winners of the COVID-19 Writing Competition

I am left inspired and honored by the students of the City of Quincy. We had 821 students submit poems, stories and essay on their experiences and perspectives during the COVID-19 pandemic. It certainly wasn't easy choosing 9 winners out of that group. I am grateful...

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COVID-19 Writing Competition

I recently had a great conversation with a neighbor. She expressed her hope that Quincy's young people were taking time to write about their experiences during the global pandemic because of its historical significance. Acting on such a great idea, and in order to...

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Ward 3 Newsletter – Spring 2020

Ward 3 Newsletter Spring 2020 First thing's first Greetings! It's nice to see the sun making more of a commitment to us now that spring is here. I know, this is a weird time, but we have to take the good with the bad. I trust that you are doing your best to maintain...

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2019 Blog Posts

Ward 3 Newsletter – Winter 2019

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...

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Ian Cain Running for Quincy City Council Re-Election

Ian Cain Running for Quincy City Council Re-Election Today, Ian Cain, Quincy City Councilor representing Ward 3, announced he will run for re-election for the seat he has held since 2016. “It has been my honor to represent my friends and neighbors in Ward 3, who have...

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Back to the Point Podcast

Many thanks to my friend and classmate, Rick Goulding, for inviting me to join him on Boston College High School's podcast, "Back to the Point." Had a great time sharing my journey from BC High to today.

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2018 Blog Posts

PorchFest Quincy 2018

Today is our 3rd Annual PorchFest Quincy! It’s hard to believe this is our third year, and also that the event has drawn as much success since day one. Today, rain or shine, our event will highlight the talents of over 120 performers at the locations of over 80 kind...

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New Waste Collection Vendor

From John Sullivan, Quincy's Manager of Waste & Recycling: On Monday, July 2, 2018 Capitol Waste Services, Inc. will begin curbside collection of waste, recycling and yardwaste. Although your regular trash day will not change, the time of collection may. Place all...

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter Looks like we are finally out of the winter and the cold, and spring has decided to join us! I’m sure the year to date has been busy for all of you as it has been for me. There is no shortage of projects around the city and in our neighborhoods...

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2017 Blog Posts

Surprises With the Arlington St. Hotel

Marriott is apparently now Holiday Inn Express I expressed concerns to the Planning Board last night after learning about a last minute change in the plan to the Arlington St. hotel. The contents of my comments are below. For further coverage, please follow the link...

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Infrastructure Spending is Important, Too

I recently submitted an order to the city council with Councilor Croall that would allow non-personal tax dollars (so, not real estate or excise taxes) to be leveraged for higher ticket road and sidewalk improvements. Coming off of a tax increase in 2016, this seems...

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Wollaston T Station Reconstruction

In case you missed it, Wollaston T Station is going to be rebuilt, and will be shut down for 20 months to do so. If you weren't able to make the meeting on Tuesday night hosted by the MBTA, you can access the presentation here. Articles covering this were written...

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2016 Blog Posts

Summer 2016 Newsletter

I hope that you have had an enjoyable summer. Although our lawns have suffered this summer, it seems that most of our neighbors have been happy with the weather. Now’s the time to get back to business - kids go back to school, and working minds shift back into at...

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Porchfest is Here!

I attended my first PorchFest in 2013. I had just come back to the Boston area from grad school, and my cousin who had lived in Somerville invited me to check out the PorchFest hosted there. I immediately loved it. What I saw - people of all different types and ages,...

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