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Katheleen Conti

Conti is a reporter for the Globe North, where she has covered a range of regional issues, including immigration, environment, crime, schools, and government. She previously worked at the Eagle-Tribune, where she covered education and immigration issues, and was the editor of the Tribune’s Spanish-language newspaper, El Puente (The Bridge).

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Quincy

State wants bigger Sterling School

By Katheleen Conti , Globe Staff

The authority in charge of the state’s school buildings has recommended that city officials use a 430-student capacity enrollment figure when designing a replacement for the aging Sterling Middle School in West Quincy. The recommended enrollment number is greater than the school’s current capacity by 50 students, allowing the city to design a school based on its projected growth of the 5-to-8 grade student population. The School Committee is expected to vote on the Massachusetts School Building Authority recommendation at a special meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall.

Quincy

Ribbon-cutting for community center

By Katheleen Conti , Globe Staff

The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center celebrated its new Quincy location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. The new location at 275 Hancock St. is a bigger space and replaces the former Billings Street center. The center launched adult English classes in Quincy in 2012 partially funded by a five-year, $161,000 annual contract with the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and currently serves over 60 students, said Carmen Chan, director of development. Other programs include a youth center that currently helps over 40 Quincy students, and a family services program serving more than 15 local families. Executive director Giles Li said it made sense to open in Quincy because of its large and growing Asian population, and after organizers noticed an increasing number of residents were making the trek to Boston up to four times a week to partake in the programs.

Quincy to buy nine houses for school expansion

By Katheleen Conti , Globe Staff

Quincy city officials are hoping to purchase nine homes under what they call friendly takings for the $12 million North Quincy High School campus expansion project.

Communities make changes to improve parking

By Katheleen Conti , Globe Staff

An increasing number of suburbs are turning to the parking study as the key to revitalizing struggling centers and addressing gridlock.