Mahoney calls on City Council to postpone vote on Koch’s $145 million downtown amendment

QUINCY—Mayoral candidate Anne Mahoney today publicly called on the Quincy City Council to postpone a vote on Mayor Thomas Koch’s proposed $145 million downtown redevelopment amendment, saying the proposal warrants both greater public input and greater financial scrutiny than Koch or the City Council have afforded the project to date. “It seems as though Tom Koch is trying to fast-track a proposal to spend hundreds of millions of dollars,” Mahoney said. “But that type of ‘approve now, ask questions later’ mentality is what has plagued this failed project from the beginning. The mayor and the City Council need to slow … Continue reading

Chinatown June meeting roundup: Clean Up Chinatown, TCC, CNC

By Ling-Mei Wong   The Clean Up Chinatown Committee met on June 9 at the Asian American Civic Association (AACA). Chinatown will have two new Big Belly trash barrels, said Sgt. Emanuel Dorosario of the Inspectional Services Department. The locations have yet to be decided. Illegal dumping is the concern, as household trash dumped around the barrel may result in littering fines for nearby businesses. Commercial businesses are fined $50, while residential tickets are $25. The committee is looking into cigarette butt recycling services and plans to meet with Boston city councilors and departments.   The Chinatown Coalition The Chinatown … Continue reading