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Kurt Parsons

Blessing Health System Career Fair Set for April 30

If you are looking for employment at Blessing Hospital, then mark your calendar for Thursday, April 30. That's the day that Blessing Health System will be holding their Connect with Blessing Career Fair in the Blessing Hospital Auditorium.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Do You Remember the Pet Rock Craze? Here’s How it Started

The year was 1975. The place was a bar in Los Gatos, California. That is where a struggling 38-year-old freelance writer by the name of Gary Dahl was enjoying his favorite beverage when the conversation turned to pets and all the work it is to have them. What happened next is beyond belief.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Goodbye J.C Penney: Another Quincy Icon Gone!

I walked into the Quincy Mall yesterday and made my way down to the west end of the Mall heading towards the J.C. Penney store. The closer I got to the entrance, reality started to set in that one of the iconic stores in Quincy will soon be no more.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

What Woman Would You Like to See on a $20 Bill?

Take a look at all of your paper cash. Notice one thing in common? Every bill has the face of a man on it. There are no women. This prompted a young woman to spring into action to change this omission.

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Chris McGrath
Chris McGrath

Baseball Cards and Bicycles, a Costly Combination

I was moving some boxes the other day at my house and I came across my large box of baseball cards. It got me to wonder about how many baseball cards I traded with my friends, and just how many I ruined just to make noise on my bike. My guess it was in the hundreds.  

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Martin Forstenzer/Getty Images
Martin Forstenzer/Getty Images

Do You Remember Woolworth’s in Quincy?

It was on July 18, 1879 that F.W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10 cent store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He sold no items for more than a dime. Unfortunately, he went broke a short time later. He didn’t give up, though.  He opened another store in a better location and went on to become one of America’s richest men.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Lights Aren’t So Bright on Broadway Lately

As the song says "They say lights are brighter on Broadway."  Well, several lights have gone from bright, to dimmer, to off, as six businesses on Broadway have closed their doors between 30th and 38th streets. In the last two years, that eight-block area of Quincy has lost Deb Shops, J.C. Penney, Radio Shack, Long John Silver's, TGI Fridays, and now Steak 'n Shake.

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T-Shirts are More than Just a Shirt

When I was a kid, you wore a t-shirt if you were at baseball practice or working in the yard, but hardly ever would you see someone in a t-shirt if they were out shopping in a store or eating at a restaurant. Today, its a whole new ballgame. 

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

RadioShack in The Quincy Mall to Close

Yet another blow for the Quincy Mall came earlier this week when it was announced by Radio Shack that over 1700 stores nationwide would be closing their doors by the end of March. One of those stores is the Radio Shack in the Quincy Mall. 

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Could Target be Coming to Quincy?

With the announcement of the pending closure of the J.C. Penney store, there has been plenty of speculation about who might take over that space in the Quincy Mall. All kinds of names have been talked about, including Target.

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