Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, voting information and issues that will be affecting Braintree.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Braintree Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. LOCAL: Rep. Mark Cusack, D-Braintree: The first-term representative is running again to represent the 5th Norfolk District, consisting of Braintree, Precinct 1 in Holbrook and Precinct 3 in Randolph. A potential Republican opponent, Paul Boback of Braintree, dropped out despite collecting nomination signatures. STATE: Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA: Brown is running against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren for the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy. The first-term lawmaker has visited …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Braintree has been jam-packed with reading events lately to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America.
Hollis Elementary School celebrated its fifth annual Distinguished Reader Day on March 9, 2012. The event is part of the school's six-week read-a-thon in which students keep track of all the minutes they read. Last year, Hollis students read for 620,000 minutes, principal Tim MacDonald said. Among the guest readers this year were Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn, Braintree Police Chief Paul Frazier, Superintendent Dr. Peter Kurzberg, Rep. Mark Cusack, D-Braintree, School Committee Chair Shannon Hume and many others.
Friday, March 9, 2012
The Republican Massachusetts Senator also took questions from TV news crews at Hollis Elementary on his race against Elizabeth Warren.
In the span of a couple hours on Friday morning, Sen. Scott Brown, R-MA, managed to read two books to students at Hollis Elementary School, shared a few moments with former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn, spoke with locals at a pair of Braintree businesses and met with several officials at Town Hall. Brown's trip to Braintree came amid a battle with Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren for the Senate seat formerly occupied by Ted Kennedy, which Brown won in a special election in 2010. At Hollis – after reading Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham as part of an annual appreciation day – Brown took questions from FOX and NECN about the race, tackling, among other issues, campaign fundraising, gas prices and a new campaign radio ad released on Friday. He …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
BELD was founded in 1892 by Thomas Watson, making the department one of the oldest of its kind in the country.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
From the April, 2012 edition of the Braintree Electric Light Department's Bright Ideas newsletter: A group representing Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) met in February with U.S. Senator Scott Brown and others in Washington, D.C. to discuss electric industry issues impacting BELD. Included in the group were Municipal Light Board (MLB) Chairman James Regan, MLB Commissioners Anthony Agnitti and Thomas Reynolds, and BELD General Manager William Bottiggi. The Braintree representatives had a productive meeting with Senator Brown, addressing topics that directly affect BELD’s current electric rates as well as those that may affect rates in the future. A significant issue is the dramatic increase in regional transmission costs being …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The money for Braintree will go to help bring back in service a heavy-duty rescue truck.
Federal lawmakers joined with state and local officials on Sunday afternoon at the Braintree Fire Department headquarters to mark the distribution of more than $141,000 in public safety grants for Braintree and Quincy. The $72,847 in funding for Braintree, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will help upgrade a heavy-duty rescue truck that is used regionally for incidents like train crashes and has been out of service for several months. Quincy will use its $68,800 grant to replace a force-able entry tool and 60 air bottles. "The rubber hits the road at the local service level, but we couldn't do it without our state and federal partners," Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch said. Two of those federal partners who appeared on Sunday were …