Mayor stresses need for ‘sense of urgency’ to face challenges in Braintree

SmallerLogo-Wicked_LocalBy Robert Aicardi | Wicked Local Braintree

Those who attended the ninth annual business community breakfast hosted by the Braintree Chamber of Commerce, which launched in January 2013 under the umbrella of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, received food for thought along with food provided by Fasano’s Catering.

“As someone once said, I would rather be viewed as ambitious than lazy,” said Mayor Joseph Sullivan, who has held Braintree’s top job since the town switched to a mayor/council form of government in 2008. “There needs to be a sense of urgency in the work that we do. I’m going to work every day to make Braintree the best community it can be and I ask you all to be part of that.”

At the conclusion of Sullivan’s remarks, master of ceremonies John Hafferty, owner of Bin Ends Wine and the new chairman of the chamber of commerce’s board of directors, who had spoken earlier about the town functioning as “a healthy business community,” said, “Braintree is in good hands.”

Hafferty praised the contributions of his predecessor, Michael Wilcox, who began serving as chairman in 2013.

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