The Patriot Ledger reports the owners of the South Shore Plaza are trying to re-brand the mall as "comfortably chic" in a bid to attract the sort of people who otherwise might be forced to travel all the way to Dedham or Chestnut Hill to shop in the manner to which they've become accustomed. Based on the Patriot Ledger's description, the main change to... Read more
Braintree Police report on this guy who travels up here with "stolen credit card information skimmed onto other cards" with which he then buys Macy's gift cards, then heads back home to use the gift cards.
On 04-26-14 the suspect was in the Braintree, MA Macyâ€™s at 6:40 p.m. and purchased multiple gift cards and a high end pocketbook. These gift cards were subsequently... Read more
Around 6:45 a.m. inbound on the Braintree side of the world.
Also, there's a switch problem slowing things down outbound on the Worcester Line.
Best snow-related Craigslist post of the year, no matter how real it is:
Mommy seeks 3 sexy young shovelers for all night, $300. pay (braintree)
Be 18 -21, all night pay is 300 dollars plus a good tip, hot chocolate, hot tub, will be shoveling all night, driveway is 110 feet long. I have a plow and 3 snow blowers. send a shirtless pic... Read more
As Rich Davey predicted yesterday, the T has been having problems with the cold this morning. Red Line trains kept dying south of the city, leading to massive delays and eventually bustitution.
Several commuter-rail lines had weather-related delays as well, although, ironically, the Needham Line ran on time.
Braintree Police are looking for this guy, part of a pair they say repeatedly stole expensive bottles of perfume and cologne from the Ulta store this summer.
If you know anybody who looks this guilty, feel free to call 781-794-8669.
Passengers on the Middleborough/Lakeville and Kingston/Plymouth lines are sitting on trains or standing on platforms around 9 a.m. waiting as officials in Braintree try to determine whether a package on a platform there is dangerous. The T was attempting to corral some buses to pick up passengers who are no longer going to get to work on time.
Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.
Transit Maps has not one, but two contest submissions posted for our viewing pleasure. While no submissions have been officially heralded by the MBTA at this time, it is clear that some very talented cartographers are partaking in the festivities.
The MBTA... Read more
A thronging mass of screaming teens from Braintree raised hell all the way from South Station to North Station on their way to the Garden for a basketball game, commuters report.
Some of the kids, heading to the Braintree High girls' championship game against Central Catholic, smashed a Green Line window at Park Street.
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more
Braintree Police report they are looking for a couple of dudes who have figured out how to get coins out of vending machines.
According to police, the pair robbed two vending machines at the Holiday Inn Express in Braintree last Wednesday:
It appears the suspects were able to access the... Read more
If you saw one of those Building 19 circulars advertising the sale of some salvaged Swarovski crystal, would you assume Swarovski was going downmarket?
A federal appeals court ruled today that the maker of expensive crystal is going to have to do a better job proving such an ad would confuse consumers if it wants to win a lawsuit seeking to bar Building 19... Read more
Participants in the Boston Color Me Rad 5K race will start with white T-shirts and clean faces. By the end, competitors will be covered in powdered dye:
If you're allergic to the metric system, corn starch, or unbridled joy, you'd probably be more comfortable in hospice care than at the starting blocks of this color-filled 5k.
It's July 15 at the South Shore... Read more
McSweeney's compiles a list; the last one is just a bit too ridiculous, though.
From the cover of today's Building 19 circular. Maybe that explains why Martha Coakley (upper right) looks so annoyed.
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