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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

Moves by city agencies should save cash

By Katheleen Conti , Globe Staff

A shuffle involving various city departments moving to new locations will save the city close to half a million dollars in leasing costs. A week and a half ago the School Department administrative offices moved to the city-owned Coddington Hall, 34 Coddington St., from the NAGE building, which the city had been leasing for $300,000 a year. The School Department administration had been in the NAGE building for the past seven years, after being displaced from the old Quincy High School during construction of the new high school building, said Laura Owens, assistant to the superintendent for communications and operations. The Planning and Community Development and Information Technology departments also moved to Coddington Hall from City Hall, making room for the office of the city clerk to move back into City Hall from the Munroe Building, which the city leased for $180,000 a year. Public Buildings Department director Gary J. Cunniff said the intent of the moves was to free the city from its annual leases.

HUD videos feature 2 local projects in Quincy

By Katheleen Conti , Globe Staff

HUD is celebrating the 40th anniversary of a federal grant program that has funded neighborhood-improvement projects across the US.

Quincy

Downtown center project gets new adviser

By Katheleen Conti , Globe Staff

The city has adopted a new strategy for the redevelopment of Quincy center, just over four months after developer Street-Works Development LLC dropped out of the $1.6 billion project due to financing issues. Mayor Thomas Koch recently announced the selection of Boston firm Redgate Real Estate Advisors to assist the city’s redevelopment team moving forward. The firm will be tasked with refining a new strategy to help transition the project from a single master developer of 50 acres to one that will involve splitting the land parcels and using multiple developers for each. Among those parcels are the city-owned Hancock Parking Lot and Ross Parking Garage. Redgate’s role will be limited to that of a strategic adviser, not a developer.

Lawsuits plaguing Adams trust in Quincy

By Katheleen Conti , Globe Staff

Lawsuits over the management by past Quincy officials of a 192-year-old trust established by former president John Adams have frustrated city officials.