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By adamg - 12/17/20 - 9:39 am

Lawrence C. Mackin Jr., city councilor for Braintree's District 6, says it's time to bring back the old days of crowded stores, large family get togethers and just freedom. In a long rant, he says that because the governor of California is a hypocrite and because the media never tell you that most people survive Covid-19, restrictions don't work except to make things worse. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 1:28 pm

J.L. Bell recounts the battle in 1775 between Abigail Adams and a tenant who was refusing to leave her Braintree house even as she was trying to make room for a family from Boston, which, as you might realize from the date, was at the front lines of the burgeoning Revolution - and while her husband John was in Philadelphia for the second Continental Congress.

By adamg - 7/4/20 - 10:49 am

Braintree Police report charging Jose Rodriguez, 21, for taking part in a gun battle inside the South Shore Plaza yesterday that sent a 15-year-old to the hospital.
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By adamg - 7/3/20 - 5:12 pm

Braintree Police report the teen was shot around 4:40 p.m.; she is expected to survive. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 5:54 pm

Simon announced today that Copley Place, the Shops at Chestnut Hill, South Shore Plaza and 11 other malls it owns in Massachusetts will close tonight and stay closed through at least March 29 due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 2/14/19 - 2:49 pm
Wanted for credit-card fraud - man in a NASA shirt

Dedham Police are looking for this guy in connection with the nearly $10,000 in charges they say he rang up on somebody else's credit card in stores in Dedham, the Fenway and Braintree, all on Feb. 1. Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/18 - 6:42 pm

The MBTA is now running shuttle buses on the Red Line between Quincy Adams and Braintree because of the power's gone out across Braintree this evening.

By adamg - 10/31/18 - 8:30 pm

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By adamg - 10/20/18 - 11:41 am

Two years ago, we reported on this South Shore witch who had the power to divine immigrants and who would flash signs - while driving next to them - demanding to see their green cards. Turns out she's still at it. Ryl Lei reports on her Friday commute and an encounter at a stop light in Braintree: Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/18 - 12:28 pm
By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

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