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Quincy Trivia:

  • Quincy is the birthplace of the second and sixth U.S. Presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, as well as Statesman, John Hancock.
  • The first Dunkin Donuts was opened in 1950 in Quincy by William Rosenberg.
  • Quincy is the location of Granite Railyway, the "first commercial railroad" in the United States which was built to carry granite from Quincy to a dock on the Neponset River in Milton. From there boats carried the heavy stone to Charlestown for construction of the Bunker Hill Monument.
  • Quincy is the birthplace of Howard Johnson's Restaurant Chain.
  • The first nuclear-powered surface vessel, USS Long Beach CG (N) 9, was launched at Quincy in 1961.


ACHIEVE! Youth Opportunity Program – Serves out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 24, providing Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation, customer service occupational skills training, resulting in a National Retail Federation certification, and more.

Young Parents – Offers pregnant and parenting out-of-school youth, aged 14-24, who have not achieved a high school diploma with a variety of educational and life skills training.

YouthBuild – Provides low-income, out-of-school youth, aged 16–24 with on-the-job, hands on construction skills training and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation.

Adult Basic Education – Meets the specific educational needs of adult students who have limited basic reading, language and math skills.

For more information on the Quincy site, contact Nathan Stowell, Manager,

1515 Hancock Street, Suite 205
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 773-1470
Fax: (617) 773-1469

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