Braintree

By - 9/25/18 - 12:28 pm
By - 9/15/18 - 1:43 pm
Copperhead snake found in Braintree after biting a man

Man-biting copperhead snake. Photo by Braintree PD.

Braintree Police report a man coming out of one of the hotels on Wood Road - between the Blue Hills Reservation and the South Shore Plaza - was bitten by a copperhead snake Thursday evening. Read more.

By - 8/28/18 - 6:15 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop: The Boston Herald is moving its offices to Braintree - where the big win for the dwindling staff is the free parking (plus ready access to a Panera, a Dunkin' Donuts and, for the executives, a Legal Seafood).

By - 8/17/18 - 2:13 pm

Kevin Sweeney, 40, of Braintree, was charged today with one count of embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds and one count of wire fraud in the widening State Police overtime investigation and agreed to plead guilty, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. Read more.

By - 7/12/18 - 10:49 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today dismissed the OUI case against a man who rolled his car over on a Rte. 3 ramp in Braintree in 2014 because State Police didn't issue him a citation until nine days later - a violation of a state law intended to fight ticket fixing. Read more.

By - 3/3/18 - 11:46 am
Braintree school has roof blown off

Jim Corbo reports the wind sheared off the roof of the Ross Elementary School in East Braintree:

Classes to be held in Oz until further notice.

By - 3/1/18 - 9:17 am

Signal problems at Braintree could add five to ten minutes to your ride between there and JFK/UMass, the MBTA reports.

By - 2/2/18 - 9:07 am

The Patriot Ledger reports the contraception-hating craft chain is planning its first Boston-area store, in Braintree.

Competitor Michael's has several stores in the Braintree area.

By - 1/9/18 - 8:12 am

Ksanfilsp posts video of a flooded lobby at the Braintree Red Line stop:

Turnstiles to get into the garage are broken, station is flooded, and we are delayed, at best, every other day

By - 12/26/17 - 10:56 pm

NBC Boston reports bands of pugilistic, wamped-up teens pounded each other throughout South Shore Plaza in Braintree tonight, at least until the police arrived.

By - 12/5/17 - 5:02 pm

There's no longer a dead train at Braintree, but its non-existence on this corporeal plane isn't stopping it from causing what the MBTA describes as "moderate" delays.

By - 12/1/17 - 5:25 pm

A chemical spill at the Chipotle, no less, Braintree Police report.

UPDATE: WBZ reports somebody spilled a vinegar-based cleaning solution - and that one employee was taken to the hospital with a minor burn.

By - 11/29/17 - 6:15 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays because the signals at Braintree, they don't feel so well.

By - 5/24/17 - 2:59 pm
Chery

Transit Police report arresting Cody Chery, 21, of Randolph on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident at the Braintree Red Line garage on May 16.

Police say Chery went up to a woman in the garage around 5 p.m., asked her some "inappropriate questions," then "indecently assaulted" her. He then fled. Read more.

By - 3/10/17 - 12:48 pm
Jeffrey DiAuto

Transit Police report arresting two people on charges of unarmed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for an incident yesterday afternoon at the Braintree T station.

Read more.

By - 2/20/17 - 11:54 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man for a pair of attacks on the same woman at the Braintree T stop around 10 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 2/4/17 - 11:12 am
Michael Spence

Braintree Police report arresting an armed career criminal for last night's gunfire that ended with SWAT teams roaming a locked down South Shore Plaza.

Michael J. Spence Jr., 23, is charged with shooting his gun after running into an enemy in the Macy's shoe department around 7 p.m., police say. Read more.

By - 2/3/17 - 7:59 pm

UPDATE: Police say the shooting started after members of rival Boston gang members bumped into each other in Macy's, the Herald reports.

Police locked down the South Shore Plaza tonight after gunfire erupted inside. State Police report: Read more.

By - 1/3/17 - 8:59 am
Missing bunny at Target in Braintree

If this stuffed bunny looks familiar, it's waiting for you at the Target at South Shore Plaza in Braintree.

H/t eeka.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.