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Jessica Trufant

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Quincy, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

'This is fun': Weymouth computer students try robotics challenge, with support from Lt. Gov. Polito

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito visited Pingree Elementary School as part of Massachusetts STEM week. → Read More

Weymouth wants its commercial corridors to be just that – commercial

The town council on Monday unanimously approved zoning changes drafted by the planning department. → Read More

Closing the 'digital divide': Interest in municipal internet is rising on the South Shore, nationwide

Some communities on the South Shore, including Quincy, Weymouth and Milton, are exploring the potential of making broadband internet a public utility. → Read More

Weymouth committee approves naming gym in Sgt. Chesna's honor

The town’s memorial committee on Thursday unanimously approved Mayor Robert Hedlund’s request to name the gym after Sgt. Michael Chesna. → Read More

South Shore Support Services gets grant for technology initiative

South Shore Support Services will soon have assess to technology that could assist people with cognitive disabilities and autism. → Read More

Weymouth committee to consider naming Chapman gymnasium for Sgt. Michael Chesna

Mayor Robert Hedlund is seeking approval to have the gymnasium at the new Chapman Middle School named in honor of Sgt. Michael Chesna. → Read More

New panels shed light on Weymouth's 'sordid past,' history of Massachusett Tribe

Officials gathered Thursday at the Wessagusset Wetlands and Woodlands site to unveil new interpretive panels telling the history of the area. → Read More

Weymouth District 5 council candidates focus on development, town finances

Both candidates for the town council seat representing District 5 say promoting responsible development is one of their top priorities. → Read More

Weymouth Food Pantry to launch regional hub for food bank deliveries

The new location will have 4,000 square feet of warehouse space and 355 square feet of freezer and refrigeration. → Read More

Union Point, development are concerns for some Weymouth Town Council candidates

Six candidates will compete for five at-large seats on the town council in the Nov. 2 town election. → Read More

Columbian Square, Union Point top priorities for Weymouth District 6 candidates

The two candidates vying to serve as the District 6 town council say Columbian Square and Union Point at big priorities. → Read More

'We know what the benefits are': Mayor Hedlund says Weymouth will consider joining MWRA

Weymouth Mayor Bob Hedlund said the town recently started evaluating whether Weymouth should join the MWRA to provide water to the entire town. → Read More

Weymouth 400 Art & Music Festival to showcase work by local artists

The festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the new Tufts Library and nearby Weston Park. → Read More

Randolph man accused of beating 2 geese indicted on animal cruelty charges

A Norfolk County grand jury has indicted a Randolph man accused of beating a pair of Canadian geese so badly they had to be euthanized. → Read More

Cardinal O'Malley urges Weymouth parishioners to 'change the crowd into a community'

Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley celebrates Mass for the 150th anniversary of Weymouth's Sacred Heart Church, held Sunday at King Oak HIll Park. → Read More

'A great day': Weymouth paints the town green for Irish Heritage Day

Weymouth Irish Heritage Day kicked off with a parade on Union Street, from the Hamilton School to the Cottage Bar followed by a festival. → Read More

Weymouth's Tufts Library to celebrate first anniversary with speaker, music series

One year after opening the doors to the new Tufts Library, residents and staff will gather for a "first birthday" celebration on Saturday, Oct. 2. → Read More

South Shore schools see plummeting MCAS scores amid pandemic, officials not surprised

MCAS scores plummeted during the last two years in many districts across the South Shore, mirroring a state wide trend. → Read More

Irish Heritage Day set for Sunday in Weymouth

After several postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents will finally get the chance to celebrate their Irish roots. → Read More

Weymouth schools to offer students free breakfast and lunch this year

All Weymouth students have access to no-cost breakfast and lunch this school year as part of a national program extended through COVID-19 legislation. → Read More