Articles Posted in the " Local Government " Category

  • School Committe Terminates Superintendent Search

    by Joseph Walsh Class of 2016 The school committee has officially terminated the search for a new Braintree Public Schools Superintendent. After narrowing the search down to two finalists, the school committee voted Thursday to end the search, after determining that the finalists were in fact unfit for the position. “It seemed the will of […]


  • Superintendent Murray Announces Retirement

    by Joseph Walsh Class of 2016 Superintendent of the Braintree Public School System Dr. Maureen Murray announced Monday during a School Committee meeting that she will retire at the end of this school year. “It is with very mixed feelings that I tell you that it is my intention to retire at the end of […]


  • Task Force to Review Constructive Possession Rule

    by Joseph Walsh Class of 2016 Following heavy protests, the Braintree School Committee has created a task force in order to review and possibly revise Braintree High School’s constructive possession and social probation policies. The task force will be made up of School Committee Chairman David Ringius Jr., Braintree High School resource officer Lisa Fahey, […]


  • Mayor Sullivan Offers State of Town

    by Joseph Walsh BHS News Mayor Joseph Sullivan addressed the Town Council May 27, prior to the council unanimously passing a $111.9 million municipal budget for next year. Sullivan reported that since February, Braintree Police and Firefighters have saved eight lives by utilizing the drug naloxone, which is known by its brand name Narcan. The […]


  • February School Committee Notes: Additional ELL Staff Needed

    by Joe Walsh BHS News Ms Rebecca Fredericks, director of Braintree Public School’s English Language Learners program (ELL) explained the department’s need for a larger staff while appearing before the School Committee Monday. “ Staffing is our priority for certain,” said Fredericks. “ To meet the needs of our current population according to the state […]


  • January School Committee Notes: Budget Schedule Adopted

    by Joe Walsh BHS News The School Committee met Monday at South Middle School, and unanimously approved the 2014-2015 Budget Adoption Schedule. The Schedule reads as follows: 1/27/14 Directors and Principals Budget distributed to School Committee 2/10/14 Directors and Principals presentation to School Committee to answer questions about their Budgets 2/24/14 Dr. Murray presents overview […]


  • School Committee Elects Ringius Chairman

    by Joe Walsh BHS News The Braintree Public School Committee elected David Ringius, veteran school committee member and assistant district attorney, as it’s new chairman on Monday nights meeting. This change comes after former chairman Shannon Hume left the School Committee following her election to the Braintree Town Council this past November. Ringius has served […]


  • December School Committe Notes: Monatiquot Plans Approved

    by Joe Walsh BHS News The Braintree school committee met Monday and unanimously approved plans to open a kindergarten center at the Monatiquot School in the fall of 2014. Superintendent Dr. Maureen S. Murray announced, “The school building committee, after reflecting on school space needs and the feedback we received from the town wide forum […]


  • December Town Council Notes: Storm Communication Plan Approved

    by Joe Walsh BHS News The Braintree Town Council met Tuesday and unanimously approved Councilor Sean Powers’ proposed Policy and Procedure for Storm Communications. The purpose of the policy is to ensure a line of communication between Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Braintree Town Council members, during storms or other weather related events. The policy reads […]


  • November School Committee Meeting Notes: East Renovations and Kindergarten

    by Joe Walsh BHS News Mayor Joseph Sullivan and the Braintree School Committee convened Monday to discuss future plans for several schools in Braintree. Plans include immense renovations to East Middle School, expansion of the full day kindergarten program at the Monatiquot School, and possible future additions to several elementary schools. The school committee’s main […]