BRAINTREE, (June 20, 2020) — More than 1,000 people gathered outside Braintree town hall tonight for a vigil held to honor the life of Laurie Melchionda, who was fatally shot outside her Braintree home last week. Police say that she was shot by a former neighbor who dressed up as a package deliveryman. Ms. Melchionda, 59, worked as a school nurse in Weston and had more than 30 years’ experience in the field. Among those…

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BRAINTREE — 500 guests attended the inaugural ball to celebration Mayor Charles C. Kokoros, above left, being sworn in as mayor of Braintree. The swanky event was held at X1 Boston, which is located in Braintree. Kokoros was sworn in on Thursday at a ceremony that included US Representative Steve Lynch serving as emcee. Kokoros succeeds the town’s first Mayor, Joseph Sullivan, who was elected in 2007. All photos by Bill Brett

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BRAINTREE — More than 400 people attended the 2019 BeanStock Festival, hosted by the Sun Will Rise Foundation, to raise money to support those with substance abuse disorder. The concert and day of events took place on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at French’s Common in Braintree, MA. The 4th annual BeanStock Music Festival was a sober music festival (no drugs or alcohol allowed.) The bands that performed included The Amy Incident, The Spins, Lily Black,…

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BRAINTREE — More than 3,000 people took part in the annual Run for Charlotte, which raises money to provide financial assistance to families facing pediatric cancers. The participants did either a 10K or 5K run, or a 5K walk in Braintree. The race is named for Charlotte Kelly, who was 5 years old when she died in 2011 from neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive cancer that primarily strikes children and infants. The Braintree Forum newspaper…

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