By - 11/22/14 - 10:38 am
Hub pen drawing

Kids, don't copy this at home.

A Braintree company that makes 100 million pens a year for promotional giveaways is suing a New York competitor for patent infringement over the shape of its pens.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Hub Pen Co. alleges that Empire USA Pen and Promotions blatantly copied the design of Hub's Javelina line of promotional pens, for which Hub... Read more

By - 10/13/14 - 4:03 pm

So it's probably a good thing he didn't take the T to Harvard Vanguard's Braintree clinic.

In an update on yesterday's situation, Harvard Vanguard reports that when the man, who'd recently returned from Liberia, showed up at its Braintree clinic complaining of headaches and muscle pain, clinicians "quickly ushered [him] out of the building and into his own car to reduce any potential exposure... Read more

By - 10/12/14 - 3:35 pm

UPDATE, 10:30 p.m. The Boston Public Health Commission says:

After discussions with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Boston Public Health Commission and its partners have determined that the patient being evaluated at BIDMC does not meet criteria to be considered someone at high risk for Ebola. The BPHC will continue to monitor this situation.

The Havard... Read more

By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more

By - 9/7/14 - 10:05 am

There's this women's clothing store at the South Shore Plaza that's going out of business because its parent company is in bankruptcy. And all the mannequins are gathering in the back to plot their revenge.

By - 9/4/14 - 1:55 pm

Attorney Russell Matson reports a Quincy District Court clerk magistrate today declined to have his client charged with impersonating a police officer just because the guy was driving around in a Maserati painted to look like a police car that turns into a giant evil robot.

By - 8/28/14 - 12:38 pm

You recall, of course, the guy who got a ticket for impersonating a police officer in Braintree after painting his Maserati to look like a Decepticon.

His lawyer, Russell Matson, vows a vigorous defense when the case comes up on Sept. 4 in Quincy District Court:

My client has applied several different dip color changes to his car before deciding to deck

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By - 8/14/14 - 12:16 pm

Braintree Police report they are looking for a guy who allegedly used his iPhone to take photos up a woman's skirt at the South Shore Plaza earlier this month.

The victim confronted the suspect and describes him as an Asian-American male, approximately 5'6"-5"7", mid 20's, carrying a messenger bag and a black iPhone.

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By - 6/5/14 - 10:53 am

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

By - 5/12/14 - 11:56 am
Macy's suspect

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 Macy’s at 6:40 p.m. and purchased multiple gift cards and a high end pocketbook. These gift cards were subsequently

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By - 1/30/14 - 7:25 am

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.

By - 1/21/14 - 4:27 pm

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

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By - 1/3/14 - 9:02 am

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.

By - 9/19/13 - 6:44 am
Guilty look

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.

By - 9/2/13 - 10:26 am

Truck crash on 93

Jarrett Britt passed by a crashed Frito-Lays truck after a crash at the 93 split in Braintree around 10 a.m. Labor Day motorists beware. Or as State Police put it:

TT-Unit crash on Route 3 NB at the ramp

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By - 6/24/13 - 9:04 am

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.

By - 5/17/13 - 10:05 pm

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

By - 3/11/13 - 8:26 pm

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.

Jessica Infante rode part of the way with them... Read more

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

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

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

By - 1/18/13 - 8:21 am

Coin dudesBraintree 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

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