This week the virtual web surfing is all about Braintree (where I actually lived for 6 years on Hollis Avenue). And I guess now that I’ve Googled the heck out of the town…I can sum it up with 3 names: Silk, Sacco & Thayer. Read on and you’ll get the gist.
Of course, the first thing that popped into my head was the Sacco and Vanzetti case. Remember these guys? They were two Italian-born laborers and anarchists who were tried, convicted and executed via electrocution on August 23, 1927 in Massachusetts for the 1920 armed robbery and murder of a pay-clerk and a security guard in Braintree, Massachusetts. In April 2010, Braintree will host a 3-day event for the 90th anniversary of the murder of the 2 payroll clerks Federick Parmenter and Alessadandro Berardell. The day will include a mock trial form the day. (thank you Jim Regan! from BELD).
Worth noting that robberied in Braintree are way down according to CityRating, a great place to catch the city stats for crime, school,etc.
Speaking of the law, whether you are in Braintree and any other city and town in Massachusetts, there are a few dumb laws still on the books that could technically land you in jail. Here is a great list that made us roll on the floor. Check out the dumblaws website.