Stroll the Mall

South Shore Elder Services held the “Stroll the Mall” fund raising event for Meals-on-Wheels at theSouthShorePlazaon November 13, 2011. The Plaza gives South Shore Elder Services the space at the front entrance near Cheesecake Factory for registration and space for activities such as blood pressure testing, balloon animal making, making cards for homebound elders and free Health Care information. Continue reading

New Affordable Housing Opens in Quincy Center

In a ceremony that included speeches from recently re-elected Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch and Asian Community Development Corporation Board President Michael Tow, thirty-four new affordable housing units were opened in Quincy at 6 Fort Street.

The complex, which has been restored from a predominantly vacant and disinvested building, features some 42,000 square feet of residential space and roughly 1,000 square feet of community space. The building includes 63 parking spaces and incorporates around 8,000 square feet of outdoor recreational space. Continue reading

City of Quincy to begin printing Chinese-Language Ballots in 2012

Due to the city’s large Asian population, Quincy is now required to provide Chinese-language ballots. However, due to the proximity of the upcoming fall elections, the bilingual ballots will not be printed until next year, according to a Boston Globe report published last week. Census data from 2010 showed Quincy’s Asian population had reached 24 percent resulting in the federal government sending official notice that future ballots would have to be printed in both Chinese and English, City Clerk Joe Shea told the Globe. “[Providing bilingual services] has been something we have worked on for many years,” said Betty Yau, … Continue reading