St. Dominic sixth-grader Monica Drotar took a look at the sun and described it in terms of the moon. "It looks like a crescent moon now," she said. Watching Monday's solar eclipse spurred more of an interest in the sun and the moon in Monica and her classmates.
Highlighting five fires in vacant homes that had utilities disconnected in the city this year, one Quincy alderman is asking the city to collect data on derelict, vacant buildings.
Quincy got a taste of what it would be like to see a total solar eclipse Monday afternoon. Expecting the the moon to cover 97.7 percent of the sun during the first total solar eclipse in decades, several hundred converged on Clat Adams Park to watch the historic event from the waterfront.
For more than 15 years, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program has helped those in the area who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness.
A vacant home on Quincy's northwest side was gutted in a fire Saturday night.