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Cities, towns eye rainy day fund windfall
Changes in federal tax law and other one-time state revenue windfalls have pushed more than a half-billion dollars into state coffers with more likely before fiscal 2013 ends June 30 - and Bay State cities and towns are eyeing it covetously.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
See Las Vegas with Magellan Jets
Magellan Jets , a front-runner in domestic and international private jet travel, based in Braintree, MA, is giving away two hours in two of the hottest business jets on the market, the Citation X , and the Challenger 300 .
Flash Flood Watch Issued for Braintree Area
The National Weather Service is predicting up to two inches of rain in less than an hour this evening, which could cause flash flooding particularly in urban areas and locations with poor drainage.
Braintree's Bi-Centennial Time Capsule Society Hosts 4th of July Ceremony
Independence Day, July 4 th is the most patriotic day on the calendar. Come celebrate with Braintree's Bi-Centennial Time Capsule Society as they present their annual family friendly event honoring our nation's past on Thursday, July 4 at 9 a.m. in front of Town Hall weather permitting, if not in Town Hall Auditorium.
Sunset Lake Concert Series Begins Tonight
The Sunset Lake Concert Series begins tonight with a performance from Curragh's Fancy.
New Principals Mark Changing of the Guard at Braintree Elementary Schools
Aside from extensive backgrounds in teaching and educational administration, Braintree's newest elementary school principals have one thing in common.
Police Log: Shoplifter Faces Drug Charges, Trespassing Arrest
To supplement police logs Braintree Patch runs on significant arrests and charges that happen in town, below is information in the daily incident report.
Last School Committee Meeting 'End of an Era' for Braintree and Dr. Kurzberg
A dumptruck may need to pull up to the Colbert School by the end of this month to help unload a collection of items befitting the TV show Hoarders or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory , School Committee member David Ringius joked Monday night.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Pie Company Will Not Appear at Braintree Farmers Market
In a statement on her website , Ever So Humble Pie Co. owner Andrea Taber explains to Braintree Farmers Market customers why she will not be at the market this season.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Hingham police ask for help in finding man who allegedly tried to run down officer
Hingham police are asking for the public's help in finding a man they say tried to run down a police officer with a truck and crashed into another vehicle before escaping on foot, according to the Hingham Police Department.
Academic Honors for Braintree Students - Stonehill College, WPI, Saint Francis
These students are likely just a handful of the many accomplished scholars from Braintree in high school or college.
Braintree Council on Aging Salutes Flag Day
Patriotic songs and history of the star spangled banner were all part of the Braintree Council on Aging 's first ever Flag Day celebration on June 14. Braintree's Veterans Agent Dick Walsh led much of the well-attended event.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Tresspassing at Pilgrim
Editor's note: The following information has been provided by local police departments, courts and state agencies serving Patch towns.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Bookies describe threats by Bulger and his gang
This undated photo released by the U.S. Attorney's Office and presented as evidence during the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger in U.S. District Court in Boston this week shows a panel of black and white photos including the alleged Winter Hill Gang leader, left, and other members of the organization in 1975.
"Tipping point" for housing market?
OK, when Realtors start talking about the market reaching a "tipping point," it can only be bad news for buyers worried about soaring prices.
71 Mass. communities to share $1.3M drug grant
Dozens of Massachusetts cities and towns are sharing a $1.3 million grant meant to fight drug abuse and overdoses, state health officials announced Friday.
Power Restored After Widespread Outage in Braintree
UPDATE 12:45 p.m.: Power is back up. UPDATE 12 p.m.: BELD says power is back out again and crews are in the field working on it.
5 Things: Flag Day, Teen Creative Writing Group, BHS Class Rings
Today is Flag Day, celebrating the adoption of the United States flag in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.
Is West Nile Virus Coming to Braintree?
After a particularly tough year for the West Nile virus in 2012, Massachusetts health officials are bracing for what could be another busy summer for the mosquito-borne illness.
Negotiations Ongoing Over Petersen Pool and Rink at Braintree High
Scheduling issues between the town and the vendor who is slated to design and build the pool and ice rink at Braintree High School have held up a final deal, though officials say that after decades of waiting to fulfill Capt.