Saturday, August 26, 2017

Let Me Tell You a Story: City of Sins

In "Let Me Tell You a Story" I talked about the ongoing psychological warfare operation being waged on "conspiracy theory," a buzzword used to dismiss anyone who doesn't believe everything they see or read in the mainstream media.

We're seeing all kinds of armchair philosophizing from journalists, who at this point in the game are being existentially traumatized by the collapse of the print media, the overwhelming competition for gigs and politically-correct struggle sessions. To these undiscovered psychiatric geniuses, "conspiracy theory" is just some kind of coping mechanism for losers and borderline psychotics.

If this all sounds suspiciously Soviet to you it's precisely because that's where this line of thinking originally came from.

You see, I happen to perceive history and current events through a conspiratorial lens for a number of different reasons. But as I said, it basically boils down to the fact that I grew up in Braintree, Massachusetts in the 70s and 80s.

I left Braintree as soon as I turned 18 and never moved back. Don't get me wrong- I had a blast in high school. My life was essentially Repo Man as directed by John Hughes. But there was something wrong there. Like some subliminal signal or inaudible hum I couldn't seem to shake. 

And I couldn't escape the feeling that Braintree hated its children. The amount of abuse, neglect and predation I personally saw continues to stagger me when I look back on it. I didn't realize until later that it wasn't supposed to be this way.

And a warning- I'm going to tell you a story about child abuse that will stagger you, too.

A friend of mine dubbed Braintree "Twin Peaks East" back in the day, and it's an apt metaphor. It's also very, very much like Lumberton in Blue Velvet- a more or less normal suburban facade built atop an army-ant nest of corruption.  

But there's something much, much worse at work in Braintree. Most people- even people who live there- have no idea. And this is not ancient history, this is now. And understanding it might help us understand some of the largest forces we are struggling to understand.

The Braintree Police were mired in a major scandal in late 2016 where large amounts of money, firearms and illegal drugs went missing from the evidence locker. How large?
An audit of the Braintree police evidence room found that more than 4,000 pieces of narcotics evidence, 60 firearms and $400,000 in seized cash was missing.
I mean, this is Serpico stuff we're looking at here, only it's now and not New York City in the 70s. Unreal.

The Chief and Deputy Chief were forced to retire and hundreds of cases may have to be thrown out, including the drug case of a lunatic who was caught on camera trying to abduct a baby from a Braintree store.

The case against a major drug trafficker has also been effected.

Strong suggestions were made that the evidence locker clerk was responsible for what is not only grand larceny but official corruption on a scale that suggests collusion with larger criminal forces, of which there are many operating in Braintree.

The clerk, a 21-year BPD veteran, mother of one and stepmother of three from an old Braintree family, "committed suicide" two days after the investigation began. 

Vague and completely unsubstantiated rumors of misconduct were fed to local media. The clerk's married name was Susan Zopatti but I knew her as Susan Lawson in high school.

If you asked me back then the last person I would picture getting involved in a criminal conspiracy when she grew up, Susan Lawson would be near the top of the list. I mean, she was on the track team.

Before we get to some of the clippings I've gathered for you, let me paint you a picture first.

Now, most of you probably never heard of the place but it's on the Red Line. Most people from Braintree- or another other close-proximity suburb- just say they're from Boston. Six of one.

Braintree's most famous family today are the Wahlbergs, but they moved to East Braintree from Dorchester after Donnie signed his first New Kids on the Block check. They live a block away from my old house. They bought the old Moline place (I was friends with Robbie Moline. He was an excellent drummer).

My mother said armies of 'tweens used to march by our house every Saturday morning to hold vigil when NKOTB were hot. Mark used to live in Braintree when he wasn't on a shoot. The house is gated now, which is kind of amusing because the houses in East Braintree tend to be stacked atop one another.

Braintree is best known to historians for being the birthplace of the two President Adams but also as the site of the robbery that resulted in the Sacco and Vanzetti trial, in which two Italian anarchists were blamed- many say framed- for the robbery and murder of a security guard and paymaster of a shoe factory on Pearl Street.

This all went down in the wake of the Palmer Raids and became such a global cause celebre that luminaries such as HG Wells, Albert Einstein and even Benito Mussolini got involved.

Around the same time, Prescott Bush began climbing the corporate ladder in Braintree. He was working in the same neighborhood when George HW was born.

Braintree also home to the Massachusetts State Lottery, where the biggest single jackpot in history was awarded on Thursday. Go figure.

Braintree was an industrial suburb in the old days, dotted with factories. A lot were either abandoned or in ruins by the 70s. Me and my buddy Charlie used to play Planet of the Apes in the ruins of the old Michigan Abrasives factory, a door down from the Sacco and Vanzetti site. It was cool- the Monatiquot River ran through the ruined foundation. More on Pearl Street later.

The border between East Braintree and Quincy was straddled by the old General Dynamics shipyard, from whence the slogan "Kilroy was Here" came. Kilroy was James J. Kilroy, ship inspector during World War II. It closed in 1986. 

"General Dynamics", as everyone I knew called the shipyard, was the largest single private employer in the area and built battleships and destroyers for the Navy as well as some of the first LNG tankers.

General Dynamics, one of the top five defense contractors in the entire world, still keeps an address in Quincy. There is literally nothing there but a stretch of Red Line rail. 

About a half mile up Quincy Ave is the Citgo Fuel Terminal. For several years, Citgo was the property of the government of Venezuela. A few years back Robert Kennedy Jr. could be heard on radio commercials, praising the Chavez government for giving heating oil allowances to lower-income families in the area. Chavez died of an aggressive cancer, his ruling junta collapsed and Venezuela has collapsed into near-total anarchy. Citgo was bought back for a song.

But now, potential disaster: 
Benzene Levels In Braintree Exceedingly High
Natalie Cone
August 24, 2017
Wicked Local Braintree reports that out of six samples tested by GeoLabs and Phoenix Environmental Laboratories of Connecticut based in Braintree, East Braintree showed to have the highest levels of benzene. The Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) revealed the results to the town council.
Spectra Energy, now known as Enbridge*, plans to build a 7,700-horsepower Fracked-Gas Compressor Station adjacent to the new Fore River Bridge in North Weymouth, which FRRACS says will adversely affect South Shore residents. 
Benzene is a carcinogen that has been linked to serious illnesses such as leukemia and lymphoma. According to the American Cancer Society, it is a contributor to acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
The other pollutants sampled were methylene chloride, 1.2 dichloropropane, 2-hexaanone, alkanes, hexane, acetone and ethanol. All exceeded Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) standards. 
“Braintree was where we found the greatest number of exceedences,” said Dr. Curtis L. Nordgaard, a Newton pediatrician, who is working with FRRACS  on the issue. 
“Some pollutants were two to three times as high as what the state considers acceptable for human health,” he added, noting that Braintree exceeded Boston’s pollution levels.
In other words, 200% to 300% past recommended safety levels.

Do you want me to sum up my brief in a single picture?

In Braintree, someone thought it would be a good idea to put a major petrochemical facility a few blocks away from a public beach and a large recreational and sporting facility for children. Or vice versa, depending on the timeline.

Does Spectra Energy sound familiar? It should. You also may know it as Enbridge. It's a major polluter and one of the primary partners in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Which I think you may have heard a story or two about recently.


Now, in the previous post I mentioned the A/V teacher at East who was openly molesting a number of prepubescent boys. This was not a secret. Ask anyone who went to East before his arrest and they will tell you all about it. But since I hate- I mean, you have no idea how crazy this makes me- to make a public claim without evidence to back it up, I actually spent money to track down the Boston Globe story on the arrest. Here it is in its entirety:
Boston Globe (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Boston, Mass.
Feb 16, 1980
Start Page:1
Document Text 
A 44-year-old former Braintree junior high school teacher and scoutmaster pleaded innocent yesterday to 20 counts of rape and sexual assault against two Braintree boys. 
Robert Galowicz of Braintree was arraigned in Dedham Superior Court yesterday after a Norfolk County grand jury handed down the indictments last week. 
Galowicz, a recipient of the "Outstanding Young Man Award" from the Braintree Jaycees, is accused of having committed the acts over a period from 1976 through 1979, according to Norfolk County Dist. Atty. William Delahunt. The two youths involved, both students at East Junior High School in Braintree where Galowicz taught for 22 years, are now 11 and 16. 
Galowicz was being held on $50,000 bail and $5000 cash surety. He resigned from his job at the junior high school on Jan. 21. and was arrested a week ago in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., aboard a 52-foot cabin cruiser. 
Assistant Dist. Atty. Charles Hely told Dedham Superior Judge Thomas E. Dwyer yesterday that he sought high bail for the defendant because Galowicz had resigned his job, put his house up for sale, and left the community "when he got wind of the investigation." Galowicz was being held last night at the Dedham County House of Correction, Hely said. 
The investigation into the case has not yet been completed, Delahunt said. A further court hearing will be held in Dedham Superior Court on Feb. 28.
Delahunt. You've heard about this guy before (he declined to pursue murder charges against Amy Bishop) and you'll hear about him again. I'm not exactly sure what Delahunt's relationship was to the Bulger Brothers- meaning the tag-team of Whitey Bulger, crimelord and drug kingpin, and Billy Bulger, the State Senate leader and most powerful political figure in the Commonwealth-- but you couldn't do any kind of government business in the Boston area without dealing with one of them. Whether you wanted to or not.

And again, Whitey is one of the better-known MKULTRA test subjects and was living openly in Wollaston, right next door to Braintree, the entire time his brother and FBI handler told authorities he was hiding in Europe.

So there's a lot to unpack here.

First of all, "got wind of the investigation" is Braintree for "tipped off by the cops."

This is how it works in Braintree. Remember how I talked about that prostitution ring operating out of the T station using high school girls? I went looking to see if it was ever busted. I haven't found anything yet but I did find this story from 1991:
Police arrest four in prostitution ring

State, local, and federal law enforcement officials arrested four people yesterday and broke up what they said was a $60,000-a-month Braintree-based prostitution operation, with more than 4,000 customers.
Assistant attorney general Michael Cassidy said State Police officers, Randolph, Braintree and Malden police detectives, and Internal Revenue Service agents, armed with warrants, raided 10 locations across Greater Boston to conclude a two-year investigation. 
"This is a very organized and sophisticated operation," said Cassidy, who is the head of the attorney general's narcotics and organized crime unit. "They have beepers, computers and took credit cards as payment." 
Cassidy said two Braintree men, Eric Dunjaski, 24, and Frederick W. Derby, 23, were arrested at a home on Elm Street in Braintree, which allegedly served as the ring's principal office. The men were allegedly bodyguards and drivers for the prostitutes, said Cassidy. 
Both men were charged with deriving support from prostitution and were held at the Braintree police station until their arraignment at Quincy District Court today.
Two women were also arrested. Officials said they are among the 30 prostitutes who worked for the ring.
Two alleged principals in the operation were still at large yesterday, said officials.
Meaning the guys who ran the operation- and their best girls- were tipped off. You see this over and over again with these prostitution rings in Braintree. I don't know if the reporters writing these articles have that sussed out, but it seems to pop up a lot.

FBI Operation Cross-Country II, targeting underage 
prostitution, wasn't in Boston proper but Braintree

And then there's this recent story:
The shooting of a police officer and the suspicious death of a 19-year-old woman has Braintree officials considering tougher rules for hotels. 
BRAINTREE – Back in February, 2016, Mayor Joseph Sullivan announced an agreement with the town’s hotels to combat human trafficking. 
The effort included a police officer who would work four hours per night, five days a week in the area of the junction of Interstate 93 and Route 37, where five of the town’s six hotels are located and another is set to open this summer. The officer would be paid for by the hotels. 
Only one problem. 
“They agreed in principle, but when it came time for them to start the details, they all backed out,” District 1 Town Councilor Charles Kokoros said of the hotels. Kokoros participated in the meeting between hotel owners, Sullivan and then-Police Chief Russell Jenkins. 
Now, after the shooting of a Braintree police officer last month at Motel 6 last month and the suspicious death of a 19-year-old Lawrence woman at the Hyatt Place hotel on Forbes Road on Thursday, the town is looking at imposing stricter requirements for the town’s hospitality industry. 
“We tried the voluntary approach,” Sullivan said. “Now, we will try a firmer approach.”
Let me get this straight. The Mayor announced that agreement only after a scathing report in The Patriot Ledger about the rampant sex trafficking going on in Braintree. So over a year and a half ago, they had an "agreement" and now they are considering "tougher rules."

This has been going on in Braintree hotels since they built them. And now they're really putting the fear of God into the pimps; watch your step or the Mayor's gonna consider tougher rules!

Do you see what I'm getting at here?

Now, from what I've gathered from someone familiar with Galowicz, he only did a three-year bit. For 20 counts of rape. Only raping two boys 20 times is probably what Galowicz did in a week, not a three year period. And he was at East for 22 years. 

I don't know about you but I really don't think he got out of bed in the morning sometime in 1976 and said, "You know what? This might be a good time to start raping sixth-graders."

Everyone knew - and saw- that Galowicz spent a lot of money on his boys. He offered gifts as part of his lure. And if you find that hard to believe, note that he was arrested on a 52 foot cabin cruiser, which I am told he owned. That's a hell of a lot of boat for someone pulling in a junior high school teacher's salary in the 70s. Even on layaway.

My mother taught at a junior high in Milton at the same time, so believe me- I know what I'm talking about.

So how was all of this allowed to happen? Well, I'll tell you what. Let's do a simple bit of arithmetic. Schoolteacher, stable of young boys, inexplicable cash flow, "got wind of investigation."

I think you can do the sums.

If not, do a little reading on the sexual abuse scandal of the Boston Archdiocese. Eight of the publicly-named offenders served in Braintree at one time or another, including the notorious "NAMBLA Priest," Paul Shanley. He served at St. Francis, just past the old Zayre's, in the late 60s.

Of course, no one really knew about the priests then but kids had other things to worry about at the time.

Let me tell you a story.

My elementary school buddy Charlie lived off Pearl Street. Charlie's parents had money and he was the best kid ever to play with. They gave him every toy you could think of. His room was filled with toys he didn't even take out of the package. His older brothers collected comics but left for college, so every time I left Charlie's house I was carrying a grocery sack full of them. It was like Christmas, especially since my family were dirt poor at the time.

Charlie and I were coming back from South Braintree Square one day, sometime late June, early July 1976. We just passed the Michigan Abrasive ruins when this yellow Pinto pulls up the sidewalk. This guy, maybe early-mid 20s gets out and says "Hey guys! Do you want to go to this youth meeting at church? It's going to be great, everyone is going to be there."   Not, "this youth meeting at All Souls or this youth meeting at Sacred Heart." Just "church." No one talks like that.

There were two other guys in the car, same age. I remember neither of them looked at us. None of these guys looked like they'd been to church in years.

I was like, FUCK THAT.

I started to walk off. I knew we could book it through Michigan Abrasives and lose these guys if we had to. Charlie stayed. He started to talking to this guy. I was at least a hundred feet away and was yelling, "Charlie, let's go! Come on." Bear in mind I was this kid who had not only lost someone to a shooting incident whose explanation I didn't even believe at the time, but his sister was nearly abducted walking home from school a few months later. Charlie was not.

Now, this was by no means an isolated event. Kids in Braintree had to deal with this shit, probably in your town too. 

Soon after that, Charlie went to parochial school and I went to East. And I mean, it's hard to explain now but this was a time when parents seemed to suddenly abdicate their duties to their children and let them run rampant. Some of you probably know what I'm talking about. It wasn't just Braintree.

But there was also an enormous amount of child abuse, the kind that older people justified by saying it "toughened you up."

No. It didn't. It just made you angry and self-destructive.

It usually ranged from mildly abusive to really, really fucked up. And the neglect could take horrible forms. There were these three brothers (who we'd now describe as "on the spectrum") at East who were so filthy and uncared for that the nurse had them bathed and supplied with new clothes. The old clothes were burned in a metal can outside the cafeteria. I didn't hear about this- I was in the Vice Principal's office (which I was a lot) when all this went down.

That was the static. Young kids fighting and using drugs on the edge of the school grounds (if not inside them), open pedophiles recruiting eleven year-old boys in school, parents going out and leaving their kids unattended all night, stepping over passed-out drunks on your way to buy candy in Weymouth Landing; this was every day. And you took it for granted. No biggie. Wasn't it always like that?

But then one day a horrible, horrible signal burst through the static.

This might be a good time for some of you to stop reading. Because I'm about to tell you about Dianne DeVanna.

The following is as mild as you can possibly portray the systematic rape, torture, humiliation and beating death of a young girl that absolutely traumatized a town that wasn't exactly a paradise for kids. At the hands of her father, stepmother and another relative.
Nearly 30 years ago, the murder of a young girl reverberated far beyond the South Shore and resulted in wholesale changes in the way the state deals with child abuse. 
Eleven-year-old Dianne DeVanna was found dead in her Braintree home on Sept. 23, 1978, the victim of shocking cruelty at the hands of her father and stepmother. 
The little girl had been tortured, including being hanged by her feet from a staircase with her hands tied and mouth gagged. She died from a blood clot in her brain, caused by a blow to the head.
That's not even a thumbnail. 

Believe me when I tell you that Medieval inquisitors were kinder and gentler on heretics than Dianne DeVanna's own family (there is indication other children in the house were involved) were to a small, defenseless child. 

Dianne had been given up for adoption by her father after her mother died and he remarried. She was returned home in 1978. For the next three weeks she was beaten, raped and tortured every single day by the adults in her home. I've read the actual reports and they really are too horrific to detail here. 

Seriously, you really don't want to know.

Then one night she was subjected to a series of beatings over eight hours where her father, stepmother and some degenerate relative took turns kicking her to death as she lay on the floor naked, her hands bound with duct tape.

In Braintree. 

But it actually gets worse. Like rainfall, the coverup started almost immediately.

As it happens, no can quite figure out why Dianne DeVanna was returned to her family at all. Golly. A special statewide panel was called to investigate, that's how big a story this was. Yet, all of the very high-paid doctors and lawyers and bureaucrats just couldn't explain it. Why, it must have slipped through the cracks.
The case exposed huge gaps in the welfare system designed to protect children and led to the creation of the state Department of Social Services. After living in foster homes and residential facilities for six years, Dianne wanted to go home. A month before her murder, a judge ordered that she be returned to her family, even though all the professionals involved in the case argued against it. 
What then-Norfolk County District Attorney William Delahunt called “one of the cruelest and most sadistic” cases he had seen...
And sure enough, William Delahunt, good ol' "Kick 'Em Loose Billy", who let Amy Bishop skate and Bob Galowicz do an easy bit for multiple rapes, gave the male relative/rapist immunity from prosecution in an open-and-shut case that didn't need a stoolie. Even after that relative admitted to taking part in the murder and even after he admitted to raping Dianne every day.

OK. Listen.

If you don't understand why I don't trust what the government or the media says about anything now, then there's not much more I can tell you. I mean, there is actually a LOT more, and a lot more to this Amy Bishop case, but I do have other things I need to look after.

I will tell you this; I don't think "the System failed Dianne Devanna." I know too much to believe that anymore. I will say this though- you know all that talk you hear about "trauma-based mind control conditioning?"

Well, the Dianna DeVanna horror show sure traumatized a whole lot of kids in Braintree.

NOTE: Whitey Bulger was portrayed by Johnny Depp in Black Mass. Oddly, Depp also played notorious drug smuggler George Jung in Blow. Jung lived on Abigail Adams in Weymouth, also right over the Braintree border. I know the neighborhood well since I passed it all the time on my way to my ninth-grade girlfriend's house on Holmes St.

More recently there was a teacher at Ross Elementary who was busted for fondling fourth-grade girls, which he admitted to. He was there for 40 years. Kinda doubt that was a first time offense. Fucking Braintree, man.


  1. Hi Chris, your blog is rather confessional now - in that you are confessing the shit you personally witnessed. Sigh. It's a bit rude to sync on personal stuff after an out pouring like this so I'll just stay mum on that and respect your writing. However I will comment on Braintree = brain stem, and Dianna DeVanna sounds like a made up name I might have heard on Saturday Night Live or a drag act back in the day. Diana the divine? Curious considering it is the anniversary of Princess Diana's death (I assume since the tabloids are once again full of her visage). I believe Diana was known as the virgin Goddess. :-(

    1. Respectfully and in no way confrontational, I would need to disagree with you, relating to the addition of personal details. I spent the same developmental year time frame IE. Hardcore Kid in the 80's/90's as Chris did, smack dab in the middle of it. While I didn't grow up in Braintree, I did spend this time I Washington state. My teen years were in a northern border town, and my 20's in Seattle. I can personally attest to many similar experiences that were taking place at that time.
      That aside and knowing all small towns have their own version of "Pennywise" energy this only begins to make sense and have some degree of context, when one's personal experiences, relating to cultural/social abnormal(fucking weird) phenomena. The lack of the "eyes on the ground" experience only gives it a wooden and clinical element that detracts from the overall understanding. I could not explain the strange shit that was happening in my town, and the town of my birth (Tacoma in an accurate and understandable way unless I added my own personal witness report. Once again not a attack just an observation, to be taken or disregarded as one desires.
      Side note; Hope this makes some sense wrestling with some pretty astoundly strange crap here on my end, and seem to have one foot perpetually in the "Upside Down"

    2. Anony- Yes, Dianne DeVanna is an extraordinary name. It's an extraordinary story, in the worst possible ways. To me she is a martyr, a sacrifice. There's a lot more to the story, which I hope to get to soon.

    3. RiseUp- Very interesting opinions there but unfortunately you completely missed the point of the piece. It wasn't about "Pennywise" energy or "strange shit", it was about corruption and conspiracy. Maybe you got confused with something you were reading somewhere else. I think I laid out what I was getting at pretty explicitly in the opening paragraphs. We can talk about strange crap if you like but that has nothing at all to do with what I was talking about here. Why don't you read what I wrote again and let us know what you think.

  2. This enrages me. My first thought is that sometimes it's necessary to take justice into your own hands. People would think twice about committing such atrocities if they knew their fate would be a bullet to the back of their head. I didn't see anything. Did you?

    1. Agreed. Wholeheartedly. When the mega crime organization USA has become rotten all the way to the core and the people are too terrified to even consider the possibility that it might be happening even in the face of a mountain of evidence, it's time for divine justice to find it's expression through US. I will not be one of the masses that stands by and does nothing if I catch wind of anything horrendous like this. “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    2. And people perpetually seem to think that major planetary transitions take place in the blink of an eye, and the scent of flowers in the air. All the while while being narrated by giant blue space chickens.Not you...thought I should clarify that point (sorry personal gripe bleeding through)

    3. This is all connected to a network of powerful businessmen, clergy and organized crime. You saw the film Spotlight, right? Well, the Archdiocese of Boston is located now in Braintree. I mean, that kind of says it all.

  3. I discovered your blog via Gordon a few years ago and this latest serious has been fascinating and enlightening.

    Even in rural-rust belt Michigan I witnessed that parental/adult abdication of the 70’s – it was the teachers too.

    I have to wonder if it wasn’t a bunch of “silent” generation parents – a bit too old to be boomers – who finally wanted in on all the hedonistic crap the boomers delved into and to hell with the kids – not appreciating the residual and enduring toxins that the 60’s psy-ops had left behind for curious little minds to get into.

    I was born in 1960 and looking back I can recall the drastic change that occurred from 1968 – 1972, it was as if someone flipped a switch and the darkness fell. It was as if the adults all lost their way.

    I suspect out there in “fly-over” country that this is when the harvesting and strip-mining by the Imperial cities began in earnest and yet the local businesses men didn’t understand what was happening - with more than a few using criminal means to “keep up appearances” with the subsequent shame coming later.

    The fact that our nation, our population, our culture is nothing but a play thing for demented minds to attempt to control using any means necessary so that power and wealth flow in one direction only is so very base in every sense of the word – we could accomplish so much as a species and yet those with the power are against it.

    1. From personal experience I can certainly relate to silent generation parents abdicating their responsibilities for oh so altruistic reasons. At least that's what my parents told me at the time...they were doing themselves and we kids a favor. It seemed so normal at the time, didn't it? Didn't it??

    2. Parents have been parented too.

      (& in the broader cult-u-are-all sense:

      handlers are handled too

      brainwashers are brainwashed too)


    3. The 70s seemed like a particularly bizarre and anomalous period when it came to child-rearing. If you want to know why we see so many helicopter parents and this obsession with safe spaces and the like, just look at when the parents were raised. The pendulum always swings to extremes.

  4. After Bill Delahunt let certain people off the hook for twenty years he got elected to congress taking over Gerry Studds' seat for seven terms after things got a little hot for him. That is a nice double dip. He now "works" for Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott,one of those national law firms. People reporting on it as a potential workplace at are not kind.

    1. Yeah, I'm not surprised, John. He's a typical Massachusetts Machine hack.

  5. Chris, have you been keeping in mind the similarities between Braintree, MA, and the native home of "the Siren," Grangemouth, Scotland?

    1. I have to an extent, but if you have more you'd like to share, please do.

    2. The similarities that strike me on reading your site and others are that both Braintree and Grangemouth

      -are located near mouths of rivers;
      -are near major cities;
      -have petrochemical facilities;
      -are in the vicinity of military facilities;
      -are British-founded;
      -have a sizable number of denizens with ancestry from the archipelago of Britain and Ireland;

      and that in the 70s and 80s both

      -had a notable amount of crime;
      -had a notable amount of drug use;
      -were home to punks.

  6. Michelle, your comment just shows you as somebody who has never lived in a f*d-up neighborhood. Yeah, of course it's possible to respond to these things with bullets to the back of some people's heads. And if you think for a moment that it would improve the situation, it's because you don't know the first thing about how f*d-up things can get. Trust me.

    Chis, the neighborhood where I got my street smarts wasn't quite as bad as what you are describing here, but bad enough that I have no trouble believing a lot of stuff. The specialty of my neighborhood was (and still is) drugs. In a truly mind-bending scale. And to give you a notion of what goes down, until a year or so ago there was a house right next to one of the busiest roads in the area with a huge sign saying "MURDER HOUSE" and a web address. If you actually went to the web address, it described in some detail cases of rather doubtful police behavior. You might think that a sign that was seen literally by tens of thousands of people, and some of them saw it every day, might change something. As far as I know, the only thing that changed is that eventually, somebody persuaded the resident to put the sign down.

    1. You're right. I haven't lived in a fucked up neighborhood. I've been around some fucked up shady people though. I'm not talking about drug dealers and thieves. It's the murder and abuse of children that sickens me. If they're not stopped they continue to abuse more children. Who's fault is it then?

    2. The problem with what I saw in East Braintree- which was the more heavily working class part of town- had to do with poverty, broken homes, substance abuse and the whole litany. It was a product of deindustrialization and the power of a corrupt machine. It's probably different today but may be different still tomorrow. I'm sure there are a lot of towns like it all over the place, I was just using it to explain how and why I look at the world the way I do.

  7. Dark happenings indeed. I think I recall hearing about this at the time--I would have been in 3rd grade--& this would have been around the same time as the "stranger danger" assemblies started being held in our public schools, as a result of all the pedo activity happening in MA. Occasionally you'd hear things about kids being approached by someone in a car, same as you described. Not often in my neck of the woods, but it did happen.

    The whole trauma-induced mind control angle coupled with the abuse factor is reminiscent of child sacrifice in a sense, I kept thinking of Torchwood: Children of Earth while reading this post for some reason. It all harkens back to a lot of repressed history one way or another, the sacrifice of innocence that is. & I think it does all tie back to a lot of what was discovered (or re-discovered if you get my gist) re: MK-ULTRA. No doubt much of that research got farmed out to the private sector, some of it perhaps intersecting with the aims/profiteering of organized crime. & don't forget how many ex-intel folks wound up working for the private sector, esp. by the mid-70s when congress started holding all those hearings post-Watergate. Researching this stuff--it really is like staring into the abyss.

    1. Well, more often than the not, the issue is not-stranger danger. As in the case with clergy. But at the same time you're right to bring up issues like MKULTRA, David. Massachusetts seemed to be a nerve center for these kinds of programs and there were some pretty horrific experiments on children at places like Fernald and Wrentham.

  8. "In Braintree, someone thought it would be a good idea to put a major petrochemical facility a few blocks away from a public beach and a large recreational and sporting facility for children. Or vice versa, depending on the timeline."

    -Someone had the same bright idea in my hometown of Minneapolis. Check out these coordinates on Google Earth:

    45.042892, -93.275509

    That's the Minneapolis Water Works. Less than a mile upstream, you'll see a site listed as "BAE Systems," which is better known locally by its old name, FMC. It started out as a Navy shipyard during WWII. Once upon a time:

    "Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) staff sampled site surface and groundwater in the early 1980s and confirmed that ground and surface water were contaminated by industrial solvents. In the 1980s, solvents from the site were detected in the city of Minneapolis drinking water system intake that is located downgradient of where the FMC site groundwater contaminant plume enters the river." [Wikipedia]

    That's why they had to quit brewing Grain Belt beer with Mississippi water, 3 miles downstream.

    By the turn of the century, FMC had been re-branded as"Defense Strategies Inc."

    Between 9/11 and the Iraq invasion, production there accelerated. This is where they made Depleted Uranium munitions. The stuff that left Fallujah with the highest rates of leukemia, infant deformity, and infant mortality on Earth.

    Sail another 2 miles upstream, and you'll reach the confluence of the Mississippi and Rice Creek, which flows west... from the backdoor of the old Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant in Arden Hills. It's been shuttered for awhile, but guess what? The Rice Creek corridor is a cancer cluster.

    Erin Brokovich sent her people to investigate back in 2012. They decided not to pursue it. I did some digging, and after 5 minutes of research I understood why: "Defense Strategies Inc." was a subsidiary of The Carlyle Group. Brokovich is no dummy, and neither are the suits at MN Pollution Control. In 2014, a state assessment declared it magically clean and broke ground for a massive shopping/housing complex. Meanwhile the people who live along Rice Creek are still dropping like flies. Much of my family lives in that neighborhood.

    When I was a kid, one of my favorite sledding hills was really a huge pile of earth covering an old military toxic waste dump. I believe they filled it in some time during the late 60's. And then immediately built a school right next to it!

    Interesting to note that, just a few blocks south of the Water Works, there is a facility known as OATI, where they manufacture wireless smart meters. The facility is a fortress surrounded by 8-foot high spiked wrought iron fence, satellite installations, and guarded by black-clad Blackwater types. I used to bike past it every day on my way to work, and can tell you there sure were a lot of black vehicles with black tinted windows and government license plates coming and going through those gates.

    To sum up, thanks for exposing this stuff. It may be hard to digest, but people need to ask themselves: what are the odds of this all being the result of poor city planning? Looks more like an organized ritual sacrifice to me.

    1. Yeah, it's pretty depressing, JB. And pretty sad to note that a suburb like Braintree seems to have the exact same problems as a major city like Minneapolis. And not surprising to see the Carlyle Group and its subsidiaries involved, just like we're seeing Spectra on the Fore River project.

  9. Ancient cults used extreme fear tactics to induce states of heightened terror in victims of cultic sacrifice before killing them to create a spiritual environment more desirable to the hellish spirits they sought to invoke, or something similar. I'm still learning. As I seem to have discovered through your blog, this 'Joke'- the monstrous clown- has taken various forms and destroyed lives in the process of manifestation. Now the Clown has returned as part of this frothing child abuse intra-American sub-narrative in another 80's retread no one's asked for.

    Pennywise The Clown (IT): The eponymous villain of King's epic novel is... a glamour, or a shapeshifting monster who appears to its victims as whatever they fear most... It calls itself the "Eater of Worlds", and manifests itself on Earth as the evil life-force of the entire town of Derry, forming a part of the physical geography and infrastructure of the town as well as the minds and actions of the people in it... It is thought to draw power from causing extreme fear in the victim's moment of death, and as many people fear being eaten more deeply than simply being killed, It's intimate tie to fear is probably what causes It to eat some of its victims' bodies... (1)

    I recall someone commenting on your blog about the Ahrimanic influence upon America, namely rationalism and materialism over Christ consciousness or Luciferian rapture. Is the Clown the hidden face of Ahriman? Cold, spiritually bankrupt rational egoism on one side of the coin and the invocation to power through fear on the other? The similarities between Crowley's LAM sketch and Steiger's Ahriman wood carving remind me of the connection you made between Coleman's Joke and departed Mr. Ledger's face paint in that movie he killed himself for.

    "[Ahriman] signifies Mammon and thus big business, the conventions of society, the injustice and cruelty of a social order in which money takes the place of God, in which humanity is bestialised, in which war is engineered by greed masquerading as patriotism, in which fear is dominant...Ahrimanic powers prepare the evolution of mankind in such a way that it can fall a prey to Ahriman when he appears in human form within Western civilisation..."(2)

    A thousand thanks for your tremendous efforts.

    1. One point that I find interesting, in relation to the ppennywise (and as I hunt and peck my sentence, I look up, and discover the completely unintentional stutter as seen above. SK and IT readers will understand the reference...I’m just not that creative, believe me)
      The IT reimagining, and the continual mishandling of the Dark Tower story, would indicate to me glaringly obvious intention to sabotage one in favor of the other. The number of non-starts/players of questionable intent/ additional issues that I have yet to find the time to uncover surrounding the DT series is there with a few min/hrs. of time to investigate.
      I can say personally that through my multiple rereads of the DT series, I have watched and observed the story dramatically shift with each new revisit. Entire paragraphs, story lines, plot details, change and reorganize themselves. I do take into account that my memory plays part in this to a greater or lesser degree. But come on I have lost track of how many times I have explored that saga. There is something strange about that F-ing story line. I have an idea, but that is not to share in this conversation.
      The Pennywise force is terrifying in any manifestation. Tim Curry’s take on it still scares the hell out of me. The book has that same element of shifting for me that the DT series does. Onley with that one, it seems to adjust in order to increase the terror factor. Not so obvious but still noticeable. Even the previews/adverts carry an element of that fear punch. Still not sure if I will be exposing myself to that thing….I mean who in their right mind intentionally places there head into a hornets nest…Just say’n.
      So one is encouraged, and propagated and the other not. Through investigation of the development phase of the DT series, the poor reviews, the shortened run time ETC. we can see that there were apparent attempts to through a wrench in the works of that production ( I should note here that I approach much of SK’s work with caution and a certain degree of mental protection, and never, and I mean never act as a passive reader…fucker is up to something grumble grumble) . Now with the IT series I believe I can say with a degree of certainty will be a box office success. End of line, time will tell. All we can do is look at the information pertaining to the 2 films over time and draw our conclusions.
      NOTE TO CHRIS: I was wondering if you were interested in (or had already caught) the repeated human sacrifices of the redshirts in the original Star Trek series. And SK’s song and dance around how the DT series wrote its self, and how all of his stories connect in a greater or lesser degree to the tower story. I haven’t the time to explore this in a way it deserves presently…lazy and overworked. MEH

    2. Stephen King is working within a bit more rural and provincial context but a lot of what he writes about rings true for eastern New England on the whole. These kinds of themes and energies you guys are referring to here certainly connect to this on a metaphysical level. That's something I'll try to explore in a future post. Again, my main concern here was just to lay out the kinds of corruption I was familiar with on a local level. It all ties in together in the long run, but it wasn't what I was trying to explain here.

  10. Thanks again Chris, your work here, and the previous post in particular, is the kind of investigation based on direct personal experience that must be given voice again and again until folk, or enough folk, come to acknowledge and act effectively against the wrongs working it's way through/as our society, otherwise these toxins will only continue to spoil our world, and whether we as individuals are directly involved in some way or other, or have a sense of the truth of such things, or not, the poisoning will continue as far as the warping is monstrously possible.

    It's easy for folk to dismiss something that makes mention of greys, bluebeams, psy-powers and the like because that's a step even deeper into supposed impossibility than the plain truth of pedophiles being able to operate on such a scale with impunity. If a soul cannot consider, let alone accept, that these pedophiles do go about doing what they do, or even that such things are possible - even with the avalanche of evidence that IS allowed public admission, how (on Earth) can they even begin to want to accept that there's more going on in the grand scheme of things than the consensus celebrates (beyond the telling of tales out of class safely cocooned by some pop cultural artifact)?

    We must all speak truth fearlessly, anything else makes a soul an accessory to obscenity.


    1. Cheers KTV. It's very easy to dismiss the idea of conspiracy when it becomes so massive as to be practically metaphysical. And there's a lot of "money and effort" spent ensuring that conspiracy theory is seen as some kind of eccentric hobby for weirdos. But conspiracy charges are handed down every day in every major jurisdiction in the country. What I am trying to do here is bring it down to a level people can relate to and hopefully realize.

  11. "Braintree is best known to historians for being the birthplace of the two President Adams"

    Yes, the area once called North Braintree, now the City of Quincy, aka Mount Dagon, which as we all know has a few weird goings-on of its own in the closet. Both connected by that same Red Line, what a current.

    1. "The Red Line." I mean, it's perfect. Remember when the Red Line was Braintree to Harvard? Boy, was that telling.

  12. Chris,

    You're knocking the cobwebs off some old memories, I must say. I'll add that there was a big paedo priest scandal at St. Joseph's in Quincy Point - right next to that General Dynamics shipyard - at the time the Dianne DeVanna horror occurred. The priest got at least a half-dozen young boys before he was caught. It was all hushed up, of course, and when he was eventually tried decades later, he got a four-year sentence, a slap on the wrist. I don't recall if William Delahunt was there to fluff his pillows before bedtime, but I wouldn't be surprised.

    1. Delahunt again. I'm sure he was giving the guy backrubs during recesses.

  13. Princess Diana, buried on an island in a lake (Lady of the Lake/siren), her maiden name Spencer (Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queen), her coffin covered with lilies...siren syncs abound.

    1. Tis the twentieth anniversary week of Di's sacrifice, the msm's been even more bloated than usual with fluff about her, I say 'than usual' because, at least in certain parts of the gutter, they never, ever stop with the commemorating.

      Curiously since the start of the year her sons have repeatedly given interviews in which they open up, as no saxe-coburg-gothas ever have, about their feelings, it's been reported they've done this so much it's annoyed 'er majesty!

      That syncing feeling:

      Warnings of a potential lethal consequences as a monofin 'mermaid craze' riptides The U.K.

      Twitter promoted the uproar over the curtailed Chris Cornell / Chster Bennington tribute at the VMA's with a snap of CB & Jared Leto side-by-side.

      Bennington's ex-wife drags the funeral arrangements for her deceased-ex. stating: 'The truth on every level will come out.'

      Attending the VMA's hosted by MoonWoman Katy Perry, who looks more and more like she's been given a dose of Smilex & who's hosting was *ahem* 'dragged', was Jared Leto dressed in a sequiny cloaky type get-up. Also presented at the shindig Taylor Swift promoted her new single, I've read reference to it signifying her turn to be projected as the latest 'good girl gone bad' the industry LOVES to spit out.


    2. 'Ellen Degeneres's face says it all', or ellen degenerate as some call her, in response to Perry's stab at being the hostess with the mostess apparently fell flat, does such wording provide proof that ellen's some kind of mind control handler & not just to those tuning in to her show but those dancing on to her set as guests, so very often to be frightened by her (as they gush tabloid gossip fodder)?

      Whatever the case may be Perry's really being put through the wringer as far as the vicissitudes of fame whoring go, who would ever want to be a false idol?


    3. Damn, 1997 was a weird year. And 2017 seems to be gunning for its crown. And Katy Perry? She seems to have some bizarre connection to Braintree as well:

    4. I'd forgotten her actual surname, it seems the first, & only rule, of showbiz is this:


      A soul must take on a mask for itself before it is granted a spot in the light of the tragi-commedia dell'arte, & those that adore their idols are adoring this denial of the self, the denial of truth, all of which compounds the effect of the illusury veneer applied to everything, 'faces will melt', indeed, at the very least.

      The day of Di's funeral I was in Central London questing for digs in prep for a move there the following month, & although I wasn't in the vicinity of the ceremony of those plunged into mourning itself I had the streets all but to myself.

      Di passed by a river, her funeral was held by a river and the public memorial is a fountain in Hyde Park in which a lake called Serpentine is also located. Soon after opening the fountain was closed as some people had slipped in it whilst wading, the wading supposedly encouraged as Di was 'inclusive'.

      Some other U.K. chimeras from 1997:

      12 February – David Bowie receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

      22 February – scientists at the Roslin Institute announce the birth of a cloned sheep named Dolly seven months after the fact.

      18 March – The Sun newspaper, a traditional supporter of the Conservative Party, declares its support for Tony Blair and Labour. It condemns the Conservatives as "tired, divided and rudderless"

      3 May – Katrina and the Waves win the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Love Shine a Light, the first time the UK has won the competition since 1981.

      26 June – publication of J. K. Rowling's first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

      & Aqua's 'Barbie Girl' is the no.1 single for four weeks in November, it is the second biggest selling single of the year, only beaten by Elton John's splicing of his hymn to Marilyn as apparent tribute to 'the people's princes'.


    5. What with the yearly commemorations of Di's funeral falling 06/09 followed by 9/11 five days later every September, aka 'harvest month', gets off to a real positive start!


    6. 03/09 is the anniversary of Britain & France declaring war on Germany in 1939, & although most days, weeks & months of a year will have all manner of multiple atrocious auspicious resonances, 03/09, 06/09 & 09/11 (I include 11/09 like this as that is how the event is numerologically encoded across the globe)... 3, 6, 9... & 3 x 9... pack quite the evisceration of a collectively endured gut punch that humanity's still recovering to draw breath from to this day.


  14. These stories hit home much more powerfully than any amount of dot-connecting symbols. And you are one cracking writer.

  15. I have a suspicion this is going to all erupt in spontaneous acts of justice whether our owners want it to or not.

    1. It's that or we continue to roll over so as to be rolled over again and again and again and again... until we're rolled so tight as to be completely irrecoverable (like Cooper?)


  16. Your stories make my privileged life seem...altogether too similar to your own to not tend to confirm your basic thesis. There was a pedo -- and not just a AV dude with stringy hair, but a very busy teacher in the humanities -- recruiting pubescent boys in my school (though not exactly cruising the hallways -- it was more hidden but those of us who read Mad Magazine knew what was up with him). And it seems he or one of his cronies murdered the brother of one of my classmates, which was never solved. The classmate went into a certain line of work that is a multi-billion dollar business inside the the beltway, in part to marshal the evidence and skills to solve the crime. But no justice was done and said pedo is still active in "Children's" and "educational" organizations.

    Did I say inside the Beltway? A private school where classmates were sons or grandsons of famous elected officials. Including one such who was killed to keep him from talking. The rabbit hole is rich in tangled roots of single or double degrees of separation from the most evil, horrible, traumatizing stuff we can imagine. "Sinister Forces" indeed. What about sinister people? That is the real untold story, not Peter Levenda's.

    1. Sounds like a fascinating story, would love to hear it.

    2. That's it. I'm just corroborating Chris's point, but from an inside-the-Beltway, idyllic, middle-class, split-level-home-dominated neighborhood point of view. Not just pedophiles, but wide-spread abuse of children in other ways, including experimentation. God knows how many parents from that era are living with repressed or half-recollected memories of stuff. Like the time my neighbors -- three brothers -- all had 'the same dream', except two woke up in the wrong bunks; the elder had his own room. All had the same dream of being taken somewhere and then ...waking up. Their father, coincidentally and like a number of others in the neighborhood, had a scientific degree and worked in one of the secret military facilities known to exist in the region. This was the late sixties. No more story to tell here, please let us move along...(*-)

    3. I would like to know more about this if you care to share it. Whatever you feel comfortable with.

  17. I was born in '78 and I've been fascinated by the '65-'75 period for my whole adult life. Something really bad happened then and I feel like we still haven't quite pieced together what it was.

    Take this graph for instance:

    A lot more happened too. The hippie dream collapsed into the Manson/Altamont/burnout nightmare. The space program got more or less cancelled. The golden age of discovery in science and technology that started after WWII started to wind down. The war on drugs heated up. Crime exploded. Scandals rocked government. On and on and on...

    It's when we went off the rails.

    In the 1990s there seemed to be a really strong effort to right the ship, but 9/11 put an end to that right quick. I am agnostic on the details but I will forever believe it was some kind of "job," inside or not or maybe that distinction isn't really even meaningful anymore.

    (Of all the independent 9/11 investigators I find Daniel Hopsicker most compelling. Look up all his Dave Emory interviews and listen to them all. He mostly ignores the BS and asks the right questions.)

    Now we have the rise of fascism on both the left and the right. You've got the alt-right resurrecting Hitlerism and the new-new-"left" using it as an excuse to purge the last vestiges of actual liberalism from liberalism. Meanwhile every movie is a remake, a reboot, or a sequel and every new song sounds the same.

    Something very dark is coming if we don't pull out of this... whatever it is.

    ... and that's the question isn't it?

    I'm a skeptic. Not a Skeptic(tm), but a skeptic. I am not convinced of any of the conspiracy narratives out there but then again I don't totally discount them either (except the utterly wacko ones).

    Bottom line is I don't think we know what "it" is. Something HAPPENED to us, and I don't think we've figured it out. We don't know what, why, or how. The car's crashed and we're dazed and confused and we can't quite remember the details yet.

    Keep digging. 1965 to 1975. The answer is there. I don't think we can pull this out unless we figure out what happened.

    1. Interesting curve. The Powell Memo may have played a role there.

      "In 1971, Lewis Powell, then a corporate lawyer and member of the boards of 11 corporations, wrote a memo to his friend Eugene Sydnor, Jr., the Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The memorandum was dated August 23, 1971, two months prior to Powell’s nomination by President Nixon to the U.S. Supreme Court.

      The Powell Memo did not become available to the public until long after his confirmation to the Court. It was leaked to Jack Anderson, a liberal syndicated columnist, who stirred interest in the document when he cited it as reason to doubt Powell’s legal objectivity. Anderson cautioned that Powell “might use his position on the Supreme Court to put his ideas into practice…in behalf of business interests.”

      Though Powell’s memo was not the sole influence, the Chamber and corporate activists took his advice to heart and began building a powerful array of institutions designed to shift public attitudes and beliefs over the course of years and decades."

      That and the actual memo are here:

    2. Never heard of the Powell memo before. Thanks for mentioning!

      But overall, yeah, I think the years 1968-1974 were the implementation of a multi-phase, full spectrum project designed as "managed future shock" scenarios. A lot of the outlines of said project can be seen delineated in Zbigniew Brzezinksi's "Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era" (1970) For full text see:

      & SRI's "Changing Images of Man" (1974). For full text see:

      Also central to the implementation of said project were several pardigm-shifting economic scenarios: the "Nixon Shock" (Nixon taking us off the gold standard in 1971), Nixon/Kissinger's trip to China in 1972 (which as Chris has stated before, was ground zero for globalization. I think globalization was the scaffolding,& the aforementioned managed future shock scenarios were the window dressing as it were.); the 1973 Arab/Israeli War & the oil embargo/energy crisis which followed, the emergence in the 1970s of large-scale modern terrorism, & the co-opting of the 1960s counterculture into mainstream society, followed by the human potential/new age movement. Various intelligence community projects & farmed-out research to the private/academic sector, including MK-Often, Project Stargate/remote viewing research, the development of the personal computer & non-lethal weapons research were by-products of the original MK-Ultra.


      William S. Burroughs was right, its ALL about control.

    3. Yes, from an economic point of view, the early 70s were very interesting and disruptive. Peak US domestic oil production, the end of the gold standard, and the beginning of runaway debt. Of course, all three are intricately linked.

    4. Yes, I definitely agree with all of this. Something extremely weird and big 'n bad was unfolding at the time. It seems to be manifesting itself on a widescreen basis today.

  18. 1966 is the founding year of LaVey's Church of Satan.

    1975 Temple of Set is founded by Aquino after a successful evocation of Set/Satan at Wewelsburg Castle.

    Interesting no?

    1. Aquino. OK, let me tell you all this: one of the major landmarks of my childhood and one of the overlooked influences in all of this is Fort Devens, which was known in the 70s as the US Army Intelligence School and house three separate intel divisions to this very day. I can't find any evidence that Aquino was ever stationed there but I can't see any reason why he wouldn't have lectured there. Certainly his books would have been studied there. Keep that in mind.

    2. 1962 kicked of the Second Vatican Council, the changes from which went into effect in 1969. I wholly recognize that my recently adopted Church has had many horrors occur through the years; however, I also recognize that Satan has no better way to undermine the will of Christ than through the inside. Take a look at what has happened in the Catholic Church since Vatican II. Look at the watering down of the the core teachings. The rise (and subsequent crackdown) on pedophilia. I was an early 80s baby, so raised by parents who came of age between 65 and 75. My mother has told me that *every single friend* that was raised in Catholicism during that period has since turned away from the Church. There's a reason that there's borderline scism taking place now and that the "younger" generation is turning back to Tradition and the age old Roman Rite in Latin. Every generation has slipped further and further away from morality and I fear it will only get worse.

  19. Excellent work as always, Chris. Nightmarishly dark times are these. Let's pray for a little light.

  20. I'm reminded of Malick's 'Thin Red Line' in which this is asked of:

    'This great evil. Where does it come from? How'd it steal into the world? What seed, what root did it grow from? Who's doin' this? Who's killin' us? Robbing us of life and light. Mockin' us with the sight of what we might've known. Does our ruin benefit the earth? Does it help the grass to grow, the sun to shine?...'

    If the ruin of all that is good is not a (defining) aspect of ourselves, as a collective species seemingly headed someplace ever more artificial, let alone as individual motes, how then can ruin come to be?

    Is there something fundamental in our make-up, as base material entities, that coaxes the worst potentialities to at the very least entertain themselves within and as us?

    Have we all spent some time or other in The Red Room? Have we all been possessed, to some degree or other, by denizens of the Black/White Lodges?


    1. I guess that is the question that ultimately leads one to a Gnostic epiphany, K.

  21. may find interesting (unrelated to post... I didn't read it lol)

  22. I wonder if Braintree is twinned with Scarfolk ? :-)

  23. What an odd site. What is it exacty? Whatever it is..Thanks!

  24. My adolescence spanned the 70's, when cash was king. During that era, it seemed to me that everyone had some kind of cash scheme going. If people weren't selling pot, then it was Amway, or Marykay or mushrooms, or guns, or tropical fish, or porn, or pyramid franchises, etc. Everything off the books and under the the table. Weird economic times.

    1. Yeah, a lot of pyramid schemes and the like. If you haven't yet, watch The Ice Storm. Gives you some of the flavor.

  25. Chris, you might find current events in Seattle interesting. Bezos has bought up the place, and the city is full of "Amazombies" as we call them. The Lenin statue in the Fremont neighborhood, situated next to the Doric Lodge, is slated for removal after a right wing group retaliated for Mayor Murray's demanded an obscure Confederate grave marker removed from private property. The Mayor is facing charges from 3 men of sexual abuse. The mayor has been instrumental in massive rezoning and gentrification programs while preaching social justice dogma. Lenin's statue sits 2 blocks from Google.

  26. You overlooked: Muntasser and Logan Furniture; Siddiqui and the gun range; the Braintree High grad FBI agent who went missing and dead in CA; and the activity in the week after the Marathon bombings, like the Reddit rumor of a furry at Motel 6.

    1. I didn't overlook them (in fact I mentioned the FBI agent in the previous post), I was looking more at corruption at the official level. But thanks for mentioning all that here.

    2. I live down the street from where the suicided clerk lived. I walked right by her house on what must've been the day of or the day after, as there was one of those crime scene cleanup vans parked outside and in the backyard a few grieving family members were sitting in the middle of a crew of cops. I didn't find out what had happened until weeks later.

      I myself have had had a strange and unpleasant encounter with Braintree police. Too long of a story to get into now but I definitely detected the stink of corruption. Thank you for highlighting it.

  27. Were you already aware of Emadeddin Muntasser, Aafia Siddiqui, Stephen Ivens? Funny enough, Muntasser lived a very short walk both from the gun club Siddiqui was spotted using and from where Ivens grew up.

    The buzz in Braintree during the Marathon week was palpable. In addition to the Reddit furry's story about the cops busting terror suspects at the Motel 6, there was also word that the cops were investigating the Braintree Post Office in relation to suspicious letters.

  28. Hey Chris, have you seen the new movie version of Stephen Kings 'IT' yet?
    There are 'New Kids on the Block'song references in the movie as well as references to the band, as the movie takes place in 1988.
    It's actually not a bad movie, either.

  29. Hi Chris. I read this with much interest. It adds such a lot when you bring your own history into it. Send me a line if you'd like to podcast about it. ~ J

  30. just watched the new Netflix haunted house movie called "I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House" and guess where the house is located? Braintree, MA.

  31. Just watched a new Netflix haunted house flick over the weekend called "I am the Pretty Thing that lives in the House" which takes place in, you guessed it, Braintree.

  32. FYI Venezuela still owns Citgo. Though it may soon be taken over by Russia. Citgo not Venzuela. Or maybe both.

  33. I lived in and grew up in Braintree in the sixties and seventies not the eighties and nieties like this writer! Many of your opinions seem to be tainted by your loss of Seth at a very impressionable age. When Dianne Devanna died I was

    fifteen years old. Joey Sullivan and Charlie Kokoras conccoted some conspiracy . . . surely you jest . . .

    I attended those "church youth" meetings; they were also called "folk mass". We sat around and sang spiritual songs (Michael row the boat ashore, etc) and did arts and crafts. The dioces knew about Paul Shanley, that's why they moved him! And no, St Frances of assissi church was nowhere near the old Zayers!

    "General Dynamics shipyard"? "That's what everyone called it" - No! It was called Fore river.

    Great you got yourself a following online, but mostly your stories about Braintree are sensationalized, yellow crap! As much as you like to play the part of a Braintree, MA G, Braintree is not, nor has ever been anything like Doorchesta! Whitey Bulger . . . where do you get this tish!. . .

    1. +++I lived in and grew up in Braintree in the sixties and seventies not the eighties and nieties like this writer! Many of your opinions seem to be tainted by your loss of Seth at a very impressionable age. +++

      I was 20 years old when Seth died and knew him only casually so I don’t think that’s it.

      +++When Dianne Devanna died I was fifteen years old.+++

      I’m missing the point here.

      +++Joey Sullivan and Charlie Kokoras conccoted some conspiracy . . . surely you jest . . .+++

      What exactly is this in reference to?

      +++I attended those "church youth" meetings; they were also called "folk mass". We sat around and sang spiritual songs (Michael row the boat ashore, etc) and did arts and crafts.+++

      I’m very happy for you. Sounds like you had fun. But that’s entirely irrelevant. You weren’t there, you didn’t see who these people were, it didn’t happen on a weekend, and I doubt whoever was leading those things sent people out to round kids up in the middle of the day.

      +++The dioces knew about Paul Shanley, that's why they moved him!+++

      Yes, moved him. To other dioceses, where he carried on raping young boys. And now they’re in Braintree, thanks to Cardinal Law’s close advisor Tom Flatley.

      +++And no, St Frances of assissi church was nowhere near the old Zayers!+++

      I said the old Zayre’s, the one that used to be in Tedeschi Plaza off Liberty Street. Where Home Goods is now. Not the one on Quincy Ave.

      +++No! It was called Fore river.+++

      I don’t remember ever hearing the shipyard called Fore River. Not once.

      +++Braintree is not, nor has ever been anything like Doorchesta!+++

      No, what I said is that Braintree was like Twin Peaks or Lumberton. I’m very happy you had such a sheltered childhood, though.

      +++Whitey Bulger . . . where do you get this tish!. . .+++

      Um, on the Internet?

      And Braintree is still up to its old tricks.

      Listen, I can’t compete with your happy memories, several decades on now. But I can present evidence and documentation to back my claims. That’s the difference here.

  34. I grew up in Braintree at the same time and knew you. I believe we overlapped at the old Eldridge School. A few more tidbits: you need to consider the landfill. I remember being able to smell pot in East Braintree when they were burning it at the old incinerator. Lord knows what else they burned there.
    Halloween was wild in Braintree. I remember cars driving across lawns.

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  37. I too was eyed for Galowicz's game. For some reason I remember going over to his house up by the water tank. I was there with another boy, whom I forget his name, but he had been there a lot. Sat there and did nothing but chat with the two. God protected me from that mess. I felt an eerie feeling, like something wasnt right. Thats the end of the story, never went there again. Moved away after graduating and then heard his got nailed for it. There was another A/V teacher too, wonder if he had any part?

  38. I had to scroll down so far from the previous post that most of you did not grow up in Braintree,
    Well I did from 1978.
    He knows excalty what he is talking about( for the most part)
    But, like he said left when he was eighteen...I did not.
    Unless, you have lived here I don’t think anyone can shoot him down for his research and first hand accounts.
    And yes, Dianne Devanna was the victim a sever child abuse...story is true to the T!!!
    She is buried in plain st cemetery in best friends mother helped found the Dianne Devanna foundation.
    Keep blogging as my mom still lives in Braintree since 1978. I also want people to know that not all residence of Braintree condone the behavior or just a customer to it by any means.
    I still have strong ties to Braintree,we’re good people and friends And have no regrets.
    Our past is whats makes us who we are today.
    I know first hand about some of the subject in this post.
    I may even know the blogger or many people he di,, as I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s in Braintree too.
    Thanks for this blog and will be forwarding it to my “Braintree” friends.