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Braintree, Massachusetts

The Town of Braintree, named for a town in England, was incorporated in 1640. The original parcel of land included what are now Randolph, Holbrook, and Quincy, as well as parts of Milton, MA. In 2008, Braintree adopted a municipal charter, with a mayor-council form of government replacing the representative town meeting format.  Though now technically a city under Massachusetts law, Braintree retains the designation "Town" in its official name. Part of the Greater Boston metropolitan area, Braintree has a population of approximately 34,000 and is connected to nearby Boston by public bus and rail lines, and several major highways.

Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams were born in Braintree, in a section of town which is now part of Quincy, Massachusetts.  Braintree was also the hometown of statesman John Hancock and General Sylvanus Thayer, known the "Father of West Point" for his contributions as Superintendant of the military academy. For the most part, Braintree was a rural, residential community.  Business establishments of the 19th century included the Hunt Fan Factory, and the Braintree Lyceum.  Lyceums, at one time a common feature of Massachusetts towns, provided for a wide range of cultural and community activities under one roof. Braintree's Lyceum housed meeting halls for lectures and prayer services, a general store, a shoemaker, barbershop and lending library.  Other 19th-century businesses included a lumber mill, a grist mill, several post office and general stores, and an ice cream parlor.  Thomas Watson, co-inventor of the telephone, also established the Fore River Engine Company in East Braintree, initially to build marine engines.  Navy shipbuilding contracts allowed Watson to expand the business into nearby Quincy, necessitating railroad and bridge construction to connect the two yards.  Watson was also instrumental in founding the Braintree Electric Light Department, one of the earliest publicly-owned generating plants in the state, and made substantial contributions to local schools, including the Jonas Perkins School. In the 20th century, Braintree was home to the Slater-Morrill Shoe Company, the site of the infamous Sacco-Vanzetti murders in 1920. Though still largely residential, Braintree today includes several high-tech companies, and the South Shore Plaza, one of the region’s largest enclosed shopping malls. Braintree's proximity to Boston has also made it attractive to office and industrial parks.

Construction and shipbuilding activities such as those carried out in Braintree have the potential for asbestos exposure. Workers in Braintree who believe they have been exposed to asbestos-containing products may be at risk to develop asbestos lung cancer or other asbestos-related diseases.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Braintree

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Braintree where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Abrasive Products Inc
  • Acands, Inc.
  • Armstrong Cork
  • Bergsons Ice Cream Braintree Plaza
  • Blue Hill Sports Arena
  • Braintree Light Company
  • Cities Service Oil Company
  • Fore River Railroad Delivery
  • John L. Ray Oil Company
  • Noyes Insulation Company
  • Old Colony Gas Company
  • Perkins School
  • South Shore Plaza

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Braintree, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Braintree, Massachusetts. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 11.4 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 10.7 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 11.6 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 11.1 miles


The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Distance: 32.4 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 91.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Braintree, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Braintree, Massachusetts. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Scott Swanson
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 10.7 miles

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 10.7 miles

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 11.1 miles

Dr. Pasi A. Janne
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 11.1 miles

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street, WRN 2
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 11.4 miles

Dr. David Ettensohn
Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
73 Beechwood Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Distance: 30.5 miles

Dr. Anthony Testa
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Atwood Medical Center
1524 Atwood Avenue Suite 340
Johnston, RI 02919

Distance: 37.2 miles

Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandan
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
1220 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 38.6 miles

Dr. John Pella
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
1150 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 305
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 38.6 miles

Dr. Michael R. Grey
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Distance: 98.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Braintree, Massachusetts

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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