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Quincy’s flood-control projects get mixed reviews

Residents complain the Faxon Field track, which is not part of Quincy’s flood-control project, still floods during storms.
Residents complain the Faxon Field track, which is not part of Quincy’s flood-control project, still floods during storms.Chris Chetwynd Photo

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After a deluge in 2010, Quincy launched $10 million in flood-control projects around the city. Some residents say they haven’t noticed any improvement, and that flooding may have gotten worse in certain spots. Even some city officials are growing impatient about the pace of the projects.

But city engineers are urging caution, and their supporters say they’ve either seen some progress already, or are willing to withhold judgment until every pipe, pump, and flood gate is in place.

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