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By - 5/28/15 - 1:16 pm
Boa constrictor in Braintree

Loose boa. Photo by Braintree Police.

UPDATE: Teacup-poodle owners can relax: SNAKE HAS BEEN FOUND AND IN CUSTODY WITH ANIMAL CONTROL. AREA IS NOW SAFE

Braintree Police are warning owners of small pets in South Braintree to keep them inside until an escaped boa constrictor is recaptured. Read more.

By - 3/28/15 - 6:04 pm

Because if you do that, a police officer might get curious and amble over to see what you're up to.

Transit Police report arresting Ryan Ross, 30, on a charge of receiving stolen property worth more than $250 around 9:15 p.m. yesterday after officers on patrol noticed him doing just that in the lobby of the Braintree Red Line stop:

By - 3/12/15 - 10:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting Brandon Jones, 20, for allegedly trying to end an argument at Boston Garden last night with a knife.

The victim, a man in his early 20s, was taken to Mass. General and is expected to survive, police say.

By - 3/10/15 - 3:22 pm

The Patriot Ledger reports Transit Police are looking for 10 to 15 Braintree High School students who apparently decided to celebrate a trip to the Garden to watch their classmates in a basketball game last night by "smashing windows in a Red Line train packed with around 200 students in Braintree uniforms."

By - 2/22/15 - 7:41 pm
Shovels at Braintree station on the Red Line

Jack Cawley reports:

I did not find this reassuring at Braintree station.

By - 2/16/15 - 12:25 pm

Prison inmates are working on the line today as well.

By - 2/15/15 - 8:52 pm

Updated: Not just anybody can show up to shovel out the Red Line.

The MBTA is working with local unions to get lots of people working to shovel out the Braintree branch of the Red Line tomorrow.

The T contact the Boston Building Trades and the SEIU, who in turn asked members with shovels to show up tomorrow at the Bayside Expo Center for a 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift digging out the tracks, which have not been used to carry passengers since the last storm.

They'll be paid $30 an hour.

A T spokesman says the move is part of "an all out snow removal offensive on the Braintree branch tomorrow."

By - 2/12/15 - 2:02 pm

And so it's come to this: With the Braintree leg of the Red Line effectively out of commission since that train got stuck for two hours, the T is turning to Peter Pan, which normally provides bus service to places like Vermont, to help ferry riders between Braintree and JFK/UMass tonight and tomorrow.

In a statement, the Carmen's Union, which represents MBTA bus drivers, says:

By - 2/5/15 - 6:43 pm

With particularly frigid temps expected, the MBTA says riders should brace for subway delays tomorrow.

For tomorrow, sub-zero conditions and wind chills as low as minus 20 will likely affect aging trains’ propulsion systems. While the MBTA will work hard to provide regular weekday service, customers are strongly encouraged to stay updated on delays and service interruptions via mbta.com or on twitter @mbta.

By - 2/4/15 - 6:49 pm
Aftermath of Braintree train vs. truck crash

Train passes remains of the truck hit by an earlier train.

Brian D'Amico photographed the aftermath of the afternoon crash at a Braintree train crossing where a truck got stuck just as a train approached. The truck driver was able to jump to safety; only a few minor injuries on the train.

Photo copyright Brian D'Amico.

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.

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 of others:"

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 Vanguard health center in Braintree was shut this afternoon after a man who'd recently returned from Liberia showed up with possible Ebola symptoms.

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 not included in the original bill because they were not popular when the law was passed in 1982.

We need your vote on November 4 to update the Bottle Bill.

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

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:

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.

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 date seems to be new signs, new comfy chairs and new uniforms for customer-service workers. Oh, and you can check your coat now.

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