Quincy Massachusetts is a city on the northeastern end of Norfolk County. With a population of about 95,000, Quincy is the largest city in the county.
Quincy Public Schools serves more than 9,000 students in the city with the Quincy and North Quincy High Schools being the largest in the system. The Quincy Catholic Academy and Woodward School For Girls are among the private schools in the area. There are also a few Chinese supplementary schools in Quincy, including the Quincy Chinese Language School and Chung Yee School.
Quincy is home to more than 20,000 people of Asian descent. The total is one of the largest Asian communities in the state. A majority of the people of Asian descent are ethnic Chinese. Various Asian neighborhoods have appeared around Quincy over the years. Many of these areas feature businesses where noticeable Chinese characters can be found on the business storefronts.
The headquarters for Stop & Shop is in Quincy. The supermarket chain operates more than 400 stores around the northeastern United States. The market has been in operation since 1914. Other businesses in the area include Boston Scientific, State Street Corporation, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. The American offices for Icelandair and TACV, the flag carriers for Iceland and Cape Verde, are also in Quincy.
Quincy MA was settled in 1625 a few years after Myles Standish and Squanto visited the area. The town was a part of the city of Braintree, but the current borders of Quincy were formed in the early eighteenth century. The town was incorporated in 1792 and was named for American Colonel John Quincy.
The city grew as a site for shipbuilding throughout the nineteenth century. The Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and dining chain was established in Quincy in 1950. The company has since moved its headquarters to Canton and has been renamed as Dunkin’.
Quincy is ten miles south of Boston. The Southeast Expressway or I-93 connects Quincy to Boston. The Neponset River also makes up the northern end of the city.
The Quincy Bay takes up the northern part of the city. The Weymouth Fore River also enters the eastern end of the city.
The MBTA Red Line has four stations in the Quincy area. The rail stations travel south to Braintree and north to Cambridge.
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