Ward One is known for its active neighborhoods and their respective associations which host community events and promote civic pride throughout the year. Listed below are neighborhood associations, schools, churches which often host community events, and other non-profit organizations.
While Sea Street divides this neighborhood physically, there’s nothing divided about Adams Shore which borders Quincy Bay and the Town River. Heron Road Beach, adjacent to Arthur Boyson Park, just off the Albatross Road/O’Hara Circle is the hub of activity for this neighborhood. Community events hosted by the Adams Shore Association are often posted on sandwich boards on the roads leading into “A Shore”.
Broad Meadows Middle School, 50 Calvin Road, 617-984-8723
Thomas Crane Library, Adams Shore Branch, 519 Sea Street 617-376-1325. Monday – Thursday: 1-5pm, Fri-Sun: Closed
Germantown, including Gull Point and Snug Harbor
While titled The Germantown Neighborhood Center, the facility operates as a satellite of the South Shore YMCA and all Quincy residents are welcome to attend programs and benefit from their resources. The GNC is the go-to place for those in need during the holiday season and it’s food pantry, while strictly confidential, both assist those in need throughout the City of Quincy. Germantown Neighborhood Center 366 Palmer Street, 617-376-1384
Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 41 Empire Street, 617-479-3387
Gull Point Yacht Club 2 Doane Street. Gull Point Yacht Club membership is open to residents of Howe, Hodgkinson, Sargent, Shed, and the private homes on Doane St.
Harborview Residents Committee is the tenants association of Quincy Housing Authority representing residents of Snug Harbor and Riverview. O’Brien Towers is also located in Germantown.
Snug Harbor Elementary School 333 Palmer Street, 617-984-8763
Over fifty years ago, residents founded the Houghs Neck Community Council. The association meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the Houghs Neck Community Center, 1193 Sea Street. All are welcome to attend the meetings, which the distribution of the monthly newsletter, some say the oldest continually produced newsletter in the country. Residents from “the pumpy” aka Nut Island to “the Willows” aka where Sea Street meets Petersen Road heading out, receive this publication free each month.
Atherton Hough Elementary School, 1084 Sea Street 617-984-8797
Houghs Neck Community Center/Houghs Neck Community Council, 1193 Sea Street 617-376-1385. The Friends of Manet Lake and HN Tball are subcommittees of this organization which also oversees the HN Community Center. Houghs Neck Tball, Labrecque Field, season runs early May-mid June.
Houghs Neck Congregational Church, 310 Manet Ave 617-479-8778
Most Blessed Sacrament Church/Holy Trinity Parish,1015 Sea Street, 617-479-9200
Quincy Yacht Club, 1310 Sea Street, 617-471-6136
Merrymount Neighborhood Association is a not-for-profit organization consisting of neighbors and homeowners who live in the Merrymount. MNA has both a website and Facebook Page, owns and maintains the beach where Shore Ave intersects with Furnace Brook Parkway and Quincy Shore Drive. Most events are hosted at “The Beach” and neighbors often dine at the canteen on summer nights.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church/Holy Trinity Parish, 237 Sea Street, 617-479-9200
Quincy Youth Arena, 60 Murphy Memorial Drive, 617-479-8371
A peninsula that lies between Houghs Neck and Adams Shore, accessed off of Sea Street. The Post Island Beach Association welcomes residents of Elcott, Poplar, Post Island and Shoreside.
After the recent US Census results were compiled, alterations were made to the city’s wards and Ward One will be wecloming additional geography in the Quincy Center area and encroaching into Quincy Point. Prior to January 2012, Ward One ended at the Souther Tide Mill on Southern Artery and that now extends up to Cove Way. On Washington Street, Ward One now extends to Edison Park. In the other direction, Ward One will extend north on Hancock Street to the Armory at Furnace Brook Parkway and will include the neighborhood behind there, Southern Artery and Quincy High School. By adding this geography to Ward One, it enhances the commercial property as this Ward has been traditionally, primarily residential.
Bethany Congregational Church, 18 Spear Street, 617-479-7300
Central Middle School, 1012 Hancock Street, 617-984-8725
Friends of Butler’s Pond, is an organization aimed at preserving and enhancing Butler’s Pond and the immediate surrounding area of 32-40 Merrymount Road.
Friends of the Souther Tide Mill, PO Box 692706, Quincy, MA 02269
Glad Tidings Church, 158 Washington Street, 617-773-9797
Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad Street, 617-376-1349
Quincy High School, 100 Coddington Street, 617-376-3355
The Woodward School, 1072 Hancock Street, 617-773-5610