Braintree

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 www.glad.org/events.

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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By - 1/9/13 - 9:01 pm

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

By - 11/27/12 - 10:08 am

A work crew dug up and ruptured a gas main in Wellesley this morning, forcing evacuations.

A couple hours later, a work crew punctured a gas main on Granite Street in Braintree. forcing evacuations.... Read more

By - 9/30/12 - 4:37 pm

Peter Gallager

Adam Smith photographed actor Peter Gallagher at the Apple store in the South Shore Plaza today. He reports Gallagher was just doing some shopping, seemed pretty friendly (as in: was willing to pose for photos).

UPDATE: Paul reports Gallagher's wife is from Weymouth and that they... Read more

By - 5/24/12 - 8:06 am

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

By - 4/21/12 - 4:16 pm

Pheasant to look at

The Animal Rescue League of Boston reports it found a Chinese Golden Pheasant wandering around Braintree this afternoon. Since the bird's not native to these parts, league workers wonder who lost a pet. The ARL also reports finding a mystery snake in... Read more

By - 4/12/12 - 12:37 pm

McSweeney's compiles a list; the last one is just a bit too ridiculous, though.

By - 3/25/12 - 12:56 pm

Look in the lower right corner.

From the cover of today's Building 19 circular. Maybe that explains why Martha Coakley (upper right) looks so annoyed.

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