Jessica Trufant, The Patriot Ledger

Jessica Trufant

The Patriot Ledger

Quincy, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

Norwell's proposed $4.5 million building purchase for new town hall fails at town meeting

Residents at a special town meeting voted 106 to 58 in favor of buying the building, which was four votes short of the required two-thirds majority. → Read More

'More buying power': Weymouth mayor pushes for municipal electricity aggregation

Municipal aggregation allows cities and towns to buy energy on behalf of their residents, therefore using combined buying power to get better deals. → Read More

Weymouth chief of staff, Cohasset town manager passed over for top Foxboro job

Two South Shore officials will stay at their posts for now after they were passed over for the Foxboro town manager job. → Read More

Residents can now share valuable info with Weymouth firefighters ahead of an emergency

Residents can now share information about themselves, their property and their pets that first responders could find helpful during an emergency. → Read More

'It can happen wherever': Cohasset residents grapple with news of missing mother as case unfolds

Residents are grappling with news in the Ana Walshe case as local and national media flood the small town. → Read More

Hingham Apple store reopens with steel barriers two months after fatal crash

The Apple store in the Derby Street Shops is reopened with protective barriers out front, nearly two months after an SUV crashed through the store. → Read More

'Our Story Continues ...': New documentary highlights Weymouth's past, people, 400th year

The documentary is the legacy project of Weymouth 400, a nonprofit group in charge of marking the town's anniversary in 2022. → Read More

'Safe, secure and comfortable': Weymouth students build enclosed kennel for police dogs

The town's police dogs now have a new kennel built by students in Weymouth High School's construction technology program. → Read More

Weymouth development proposal still faces hurdles

The zoning board will continue public hearing tonight on developer Michael Grehan's proposal to build a dozen townhouse condos at 158 Park Avenue West. → Read More

Once 'overgrown and neglected,' historic site in Weymouth transformed into park

A historic site at Washington and Middle streets has been transformed into a park as the town wraps up its 400th anniversary year. → Read More

Home for the holidays: 30 days, 40 miles later, missing dog reunites with family in Quincy

Haze, a 14-year-old pit bull, went missing from his home in Lawrence. He was reunited with his family at Quincy Animal Shelter almost a month later. → Read More

The Flatley Foundation, of Braintree, donates $50,000 to The Patriot Ledger's Lend a Hand

Lend a Hand is The Patriot Ledger's annual holiday charitable program and has raised more than $3.3 million for South Shore people in need. → Read More

Weymouth officials mark the start of Columbian Square improvement project

On Monday, Weymouth celebrated the start of a project several decades in the making: the reconstruction of Columbian Square. → Read More

'Unprecedented levels': South Shore Health sees influx of patients with early flu, RSV

South Shore Health is grappling with lingering staffing shortages and a full emergency room as people battle a trifecta of respiratory illnesses. → Read More

Weymouth woman pleads guilty, sentenced to 13 years in stabbing that killed 19-year-old

Kelsey Debello, 29, of Weymouth, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Norfolk Superior Court last week in the killing of Ryan Martin. → Read More

Long-awaited traffic improvements in Weymouth's Columbian Square to start soon

Town officials will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, to mark the start of improvements to Columbian Square. → Read More

Weymouth gets state grant to help pay for removing Old Swamp River dam

The town will receive $200,000 from the state to remove the dam, which feeds into Whitmans Pond. → Read More

A new life: Former St. Francis Xavier rectory in Weymouth to become housing

The developer moved the rectory and plans to convert it into residential units. He will then build 14 single-family homes where the rectory stood. → Read More

'A powerful story': Weymouth players make donation in honor of father, son killed in Vietnam

The team donated $150 for upkeep at Weymouth Vietnam Memorial Park in honor of Richard B. Fitzgibbon Jr. and Richard B. Fitzgibbon III. → Read More

Weymouth residents have mixed reactions to proposed 18-month construction moratorium

The citizens' petition says the town is trending too close to its allowed water use and is operating with an outdated Water Management Act permit. → Read More