Braintree Electric Light Department

Braintree Electric Light Department BELD offers Electric service to town residents & businesses. BELD Broadband offers high-speed Internet & phone service to town residents & businesses.

For 119 years Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) has been a nonprofit public power utility owned & operated by the citizens of Braintree, MA.

🍻🍔 Mary Toler landed her first restaurant job at age 14 while growing up in her homeland of Ireland. Today, she proudly ...
10/26/2023

🍻🍔 Mary Toler landed her first restaurant job at age 14 while growing up in her homeland of Ireland. Today, she proudly calls herself a Braintree resident, community builder, and small business owner.

⚡ BELD is proud to power and spotlight Crossroads Pub Braintree!

Crossroads Pub in Braintree, MA, offers traditional Irish and American comfort food and private event rental space.

Customer Appreciation Day at the Braintree Farmers Market is always a hit and today didn’t disappoint, it was great seei...
10/14/2023

Customer Appreciation Day at the Braintree Farmers Market is always a hit and today didn’t disappoint, it was great seeing everyone today, thanks for stopping by.

C.N. Smith Farm Inc. 👍🏼🍎

What a great day. It was our pleasure—always welcome!
10/12/2023

What a great day. It was our pleasure—always welcome!

🧶 Joann Walsh-Hawkes spent years traveling the world as a sweater designer for a national retailer before deciding to st...
10/12/2023

🧶 Joann Walsh-Hawkes spent years traveling the world as a sweater designer for a national retailer before deciding to start her own company. Now she owns Wicked Good Yarns, a knitting studio and retail yarn shop in South Braintree Square.

⚡ BELD is proud to power and spotlight this Braintree business!

Nestled in South Braintree Square, this retail yarn shop and learning studio welcomes people who love to knit and crochet or who want to learn.

Be sure and stop by our tent at the Famers Market this Saturday! 🚜
10/12/2023

Be sure and stop by our tent at the Famers Market this Saturday! 🚜

Calling all Braintree EV owners, we need your help! 📢We are thrilled to see a significant surge in EV adoption over the ...
10/11/2023

Calling all Braintree EV owners, we need your help! 📢

We are thrilled to see a significant surge in EV adoption over the past year in Braintree, with approximately 400 electric vehicles now registered in the town, a 36% increase! However, as the number of EVs in Braintree grows, so does the demand for electricity to keep them powered. High demand can put extra stress on the grid and increase costs for our community.

We at BELD are determined to be proactive in this regard. That’s why we’d like to remind you of our off-peak charging program.

Full story: https://www.beld.com/calling-all-braintree-ev-owners-we-need-your-help/

Braintree Drives Electric

10/04/2023
🥩Braintree foodies: Have you discovered  Fasano's Marketplace? You'll find a delicatessen, butcher and bakery items, fro...
09/26/2023

🥩Braintree foodies: Have you discovered Fasano's Marketplace? You'll find a delicatessen, butcher and bakery items, frozen meals to feed the family, plus imported foods that make great gifts.

🥘 Meet this shop's loyal customers, friendly staff, and grateful owners in our latest spotlight and video. BELD is proud to power this Braintree business!

This family-run boutique marketplace offers a deli, soup and salad bar, butcher items, prepared foods, bread and bakery, imported foods, and catering for small events.

We’ll be hosting our very popular annual Senior Breakfast Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Department of Elder Affairs Come to 7...
09/25/2023

We’ll be hosting our very popular annual Senior Breakfast Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Department of Elder Affairs Come to 71 Cleveland Ave. for a tasty meal prepared and served by the Braintree Rotary Club. There’ll be giveaways and a raffles at each seating.

Two seating’s will be available, 8 and 9:30 a.m., spots fill up fast, so please call 781.848.1963 to make your reservation.

Hurricane Lee: We have been monitoring Lee and preparing for any potential storm damage it may cause. Our crews are read...
09/15/2023

Hurricane Lee: We have been monitoring Lee and preparing for any potential storm damage it may cause. Our crews are ready and will be on standby just in case.

If you see any downed lines, report them to us 781.348.BELD (2353) and we will take care of it. NEVER touch, go near or try to move any downed lines, always assume that a fallen line is live. Boston 25 News

“We brought in about 200 tree crews,” he said. “Based on the foirecast, the peak of the storm for us is going to be sunrise Saturday to noon Saturday.”

09/12/2023

Cheers to a Decade of Success and Community!
Please join the Braintree Chamber of Commerce for an afternoon of networking, beer, and nibbles at Widowmaker Brewing!

September 28th from 4-6 PM
Widowmaker Brewing, 220 Wood Road, Braintree
Free for Members, $10 for Nonmembers
Register at www.braintreechamber.com

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Power Partner: South Shore Bank
Partners: Braintree Electric Light Department Mass General Brigham, Brewster Ambulance Service, and Tufankjian TOYOTA of Braintree
Event Platinum Sponsors: Jay Nuss Realty Group, LLC, Williams Energy, Widowmaker Brewing
Event Gold Sponsors: OMNI Resource Management, Gibbs Software Solutions, Net Tel One Communications Inc, Bone & Bread Food Truck
Print Sponsor: Fowler Printing & Graphics

We still have a couple sponsorship spots available, reach out to Kristina Cecca if you're interested (see flyer for contact info).

🏌️‍♂️ Did you know Braintree Municipal Golf Course is community owned and operated just like BELD? (Yup, we "munis" rock...
09/11/2023

🏌️‍♂️ Did you know Braintree Municipal Golf Course is community owned and operated just like BELD? (Yup, we "munis" rock.) Braintree's year-round golf course and club is more popular with residents and businesses than ever. Find out why in this spotlight:

• GPS golf cart display advertising for businesses
• Indoor and outdoor venue space rental with in-house catering
• Simulated golf to keep your game sharp through winter
🦌 Commitment to wildlife habitats and water conservation

Braintree Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole public course with women's golf, youth golf, corporate and charity golf outings, and venue space for private events.

Williams Energy is an iconic Braintree company with 104 years of history. Our latest “Braintree: Open for Business” spot...
08/29/2023

Williams Energy is an iconic Braintree company with 104 years of history. Our latest “Braintree: Open for Business” spotlight brings you:

🥵🥶 The STORY of how the Williams family came to lead the way on home heating and cooling technologies.
🌎 ADVICE to save money on energy and reduce your carbon footprint. (Hint: BELD can help.)
🎥 VIDEO of company president Gavin Williams speaking Mandarin Chinese. Find out where he picked up the language!

Gavin Williams leads the company his great-grandfather started in 1919. Offering fuel delivery, heating & air conditioning, gas conversions, plumbing.

Wow, what an honor! Our GM, Bill Bottiggi was not expecting this at Northeast Public Power Association's 2023   last wee...
08/28/2023

Wow, what an honor! Our GM, Bill Bottiggi was not expecting this at Northeast Public Power Association's 2023 last week.

Congratulations Bill, NEPPA's 2023 Person of the Year! 👏🏆

🙆‍♀ Assisted stretch therapy is a booming fitness trend loved by athletes, blue-collar workers, and older adults to ease...
08/16/2023

🙆‍♀ Assisted stretch therapy is a booming fitness trend loved by athletes, blue-collar workers, and older adults to ease pain and improve mobility.

👐 In this spotlight we cover StretchnMotion, a stretch and sports massage studio here in town.
🤔 Read why these entrepreneurs chose Braintree over Boston’s North End and Quincy.
🎥 This story has video!
⚡ BELD is proud to power this Braintree business

Meet the young entrepreneurs behind this assisted stretch therapy and sports massage mobility studio in Braintree.

🎼 Did you catch the final concert of the 2023 Nelson Chin Summer Concert Series by BELD? Talk about another awesome show...
08/16/2023

🎼 Did you catch the final concert of the 2023 Nelson Chin Summer Concert Series by BELD? Talk about another awesome show—every band brought their A game this season, what a great series! Even though the weather seemed gloomy at first, the skies cleared up and the concert turned out fantastic. This season had more concert goers than ever before, and we're tremendously grateful to all of you who came out and supported us every week. We had some special guests show up at the last concert, including BELD Commissioner James Regan, State Senator Walter F. Timilty, Town Council President Meredith Boericke, Town Council District 5, and Mayor Kokoros Chief of Staff Margaret Laforest! Next year's concert series is already looking promising, and we're hoping for some great crowds again! So, stay tuned for next years schedule and let's rock in 2024! 🤘🎤🎼

🚌 Stephen Maglio is a Braintree Public Schools bus driver by day… 🌶️ … and “salsa mixmaster” on the weekends. Learn abou...
08/04/2023

🚌 Stephen Maglio is a Braintree Public Schools bus driver by day…
🌶️ … and “salsa mixmaster” on the weekends.
Learn about the Not Your Average Salsa, displaying each week at the Braintree Farmers Market.

🎥 BELD’s spotlight stories now have video! Check it out, and let us know about your favorite Braintree business that deserves our community’s attention.

⚡ BELD is proud to power every business in town!

Stephen and Elizabeth Maglio are the husband-and-wife team behind Not Your Average Salsa, which specializes in small-batch, vegan salsas and spreads.

The Nelson Chin Summer Concert Series announcement: The concert series has been extended for 1 additional week. The fina...
08/03/2023

The Nelson Chin Summer Concert Series announcement: The concert series has been extended for 1 additional week.

The final concert of the season will now be August 15, 2023 at 6 p.m. the band TEXTURE 111 will be performing at Sunset Lake. 🎶

Braintree Recreation Department Town of Braintree

We’ve expanded our rebate program to include even more home improvement items. We know that many of you are focusing on ...
08/03/2023

We’ve expanded our rebate program to include even more home improvement items.

We know that many of you are focusing on yard work right now, and we’re excited to tell you that we now offer rebates for battery-powered 🔋 lawn equipment. By upgrading from old, fossil fuel powered equipment to modern, battery-powered devices, you’ll not only save money but also reduce your home’s carbon footprint. It’s a win-win!

Learn more and find out if you qualify for these fantastic rebates.

https://www.beld.com/belds-rebate-program-updated/

🍦 What historic city in the Deep South inspired Jen Foley to open a 1940s-themed ice cream shop in the Braintree? Find o...
08/01/2023

🍦 What historic city in the Deep South inspired Jen Foley to open a 1940s-themed ice cream shop in the Braintree? Find out in this business spotlight!

BELD is proud to power Foleys Ice Cream Shoppe



Foleys is cheerful, 1940s-themed ice cream parlor in Braintree, MA. Stop by for premium ice cream, homemade ice cream sandwiches, and deluxe sundaes.

🦷 Dr. Alice Cheng and her team at South Shore Smiles treat the whole person, not just the teeth. 😁🪥This one-stop practic...
07/21/2023

🦷 Dr. Alice Cheng and her team at South Shore Smiles treat the whole person, not just the teeth. 😁🪥This one-stop practice offers general and cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, and Invisalign.

⚡ BELD is proud to power and promote this Braintree business!

Dr. Alice Cheng and her team treat the whole person, not just the teeth. One-stop practice offers general and cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, Invisalign.

You’re very welcome Meredith Boericke, Town Council District 5
07/15/2023

You’re very welcome Meredith Boericke, Town Council District 5

Thank you Braintree Electric Light Department for crews working hard on a hot morning to keep Braintree’s power reliable! ⚡️

🛍️ Shop at Shaw’s or Marshall’s in Braintree? Then you’re familiar with Ess Aar Beauty Salon, going strong in Pearl Plaz...
07/06/2023

🛍️ Shop at Shaw’s or Marshall’s in Braintree? Then you’re familiar with Ess Aar Beauty Salon, going strong in Pearl Plaza since 2012. This salon specializes in

🧴 facials
🧵 eyebrow threading and waxing
🕯️ body waxing

Learn about the owners—longtime Braintree residents Ridhi and Vishal Aggarwal—and find out the 3 reasons they think Braintree is a great town for business. (Spoiler alert: One of them is BELD. ⚡)

Owners Ridhi and Vishal Aggarwal give 3 reasons they love doing business in Braintree. Visit for facials, brow threading, lash extensions, face & body waxing.

Wow, what a great turnout for Studio Two - The Beatles Tribute at tonight’s Nelson Chin Summer Concert Series. These guy...
07/06/2023

Wow, what a great turnout for Studio Two - The Beatles Tribute at tonight’s Nelson Chin Summer Concert Series. These guys really delivered, just awesome! Great music, great friends, great times!

Town of Braintree Re-Elect Mayor Charles Kokoros

07/03/2023
Braintree 4th of July What a great day.
07/03/2023

Braintree 4th of July What a great day.

Who’s ready for Braintree 4th of July Day? We are, we are!🌽 9:00 am: Braintree Farmers Market🇺🇸  11:45 am: BELD trucks r...
06/30/2023

Who’s ready for Braintree 4th of July Day? We are, we are!

🌽 9:00 am: Braintree Farmers Market
🇺🇸 11:45 am: BELD trucks roll in the 4th of July parade
🎶 4:00–8:30 pm: Festival, food trucks, and concert
🎇 9:30 pm: Fireworks at the high school

💙 BELD is proud to sponsor the fun from sunup to sundown—and, of course, power the participating businesses. We’re very excited, and we’re sleeping in on Sunday!



https://braintreeopen4business.com/business/braintrees-4th-of-july-celebration-committee/

Now they are in Braintree! 🐻 Bear spotted in Braintree!!! Please keep an eye out for Dot 🐻 in the Braintree 4th of July ...
06/29/2023

Now they are in Braintree! 🐻 Bear spotted in Braintree!!!

Please keep an eye out for Dot 🐻 in the Braintree 4th of July parade on Saturday.

Tag us in a photo you take of her with the hashtag on our Facebook or Instagram pages and be entered to win a swag bag of BELD goodies.

Happy 4th 🇺🇸

Can’t wait for the show!!! Look for us in the parade too.
06/28/2023

Can’t wait for the show!!! Look for us in the parade too.

Look at that red, white, and blue! 😍 Our 2023 GRAND fireworks display is brought to you by our dear friends at Braintree Electric Light Department! 🎆

They keep Braintree lit💡all year round and are lighting up Braintree 4th of July Celebration at 9:30PM on JULY 1st. ❤️🤍💙 Perfect way to end a day full of food trucks, music, activities, and fun! 😎

Are you ready? 🎤 Free summer concerts at the Sunset Lake Whalen Gazebo, sponsored by BELD and Mayor Charles C. Kokoros, ...
06/26/2023

Are you ready? 🎤 Free summer concerts at the Sunset Lake Whalen Gazebo, sponsored by BELD and Mayor Charles C. Kokoros, with some amazing musicians starts tomorrow, Tuesday, June 27 through August 8, 6-8pm, plus one concert at Smith Beach in East Braintree. Enjoy music in a picturesque setting - bring your family and friends! 🎼

In the event of rain the concert will be held the following evening. Follow BELD Facebook for updates, notifications will be posted by 3 P.M. the day of if the concert needs to be rescheduled. You can also call The Braintree Recreation Department for any updates 781.794.8901.

06/24/2023
🍅 It's back! ... The Braintree Farmers Market!  🍓Last week was the kickoff for this season and it didn't disappoint, all...
06/23/2023

🍅 It's back! ... The Braintree Farmers Market! 🍓
Last week was the kickoff for this season and it didn't disappoint, all our favorite vendors were back and had plenty of delicious choices.

🍞 We put together this guide for a lay of the land, read ahead to see which companies you’ll find at the market this season. (Tip: Jot down your shopping list ahead of time!)

👨‍🌾The Market features more than 30 local farmers and specialty foods proprietors. They will be back every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. through October 14, plus on November 18 for Thanksgiving.

Town of Braintree

More than 30 local farmers and specialty foods companies will display at the Braintree Farmers Market this season. Find out who's who, and map out your visit.

We spend a lot of money on capital improvement every year, most of it in the electric delivery system. If we let our inf...
06/21/2023

We spend a lot of money on capital improvement every year, most of it in the electric delivery system. If we let our infrastructure get old, we’ll never catch up, so we rebuild substations, rebuild circuits, and replace poles.

BELD general manager Bill Bottiggi talks public power 101 and the story behind the “Braintree: Open for Business, Powered by BELD” campaign.

Bill Bottiggi, General Manager of BELD, won the James D. Donovan Individual Achievement Award at the American Public Pow...
06/21/2023

Bill Bottiggi, General Manager of BELD, won the James D. Donovan Individual Achievement Award at the American Public Power Association’s National Conference in Seattle. He received the award for his valuable contributions to the electric utility industry and public power. With more than 20 years of experience in public power, he has played important roles in APPA’s Board of Directors, Municipal Electric Association of Massachusetts, Northeast Public Power Association Board of Directors, and Energy New England Board of Directors. Bill has also testified in front of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

Congratulations Bill! 🏆

🇱🇷 The Braintree Day Committee Chair, Sean Powers presented BELD's Municipal Light Board (MLB) with a stunning custom-ma...
06/20/2023

🇱🇷 The Braintree Day Committee Chair, Sean Powers presented BELD's Municipal Light Board (MLB) with a stunning custom-made American Flag as a thank you for our support as a Presenting Sponsor for the Braintree Day Fireworks. The flag, handcrafted and painted by a local Marine veteran, is now proudly displayed in BELD's board room as a reminder of the sacrifices made by our veterans.

🇱🇷 Pictured from left; The MLB Chairman, Thomas Reynolds, Braintree Day Chair, Sean Powers, MLB Vice Chairman, Anthony Agnitti, and MLB Secretary, James Regan can be seen standing with the flag.

06/18/2023

Outage Alert. We are aware of the power outage and crews are already on scene working to restore services. Please only call Braintree Police Department if you have an emergency, do not call them to report an outage.

We will have all power restored as safely and quickly as possible.

🏋️‍♀️ HIITCore Fitness founder & CEO Carlos Terron left behind a safe, successful career in corporate America to pursue ...
06/15/2023

🏋️‍♀️ HIITCore Fitness founder & CEO Carlos Terron left behind a safe, successful career in corporate America to pursue his dream of opening a health club. In this first-ever "Braintree: Open for Business" Q&A, Carlos talks about fitness, entrepreneurship, and his secret to keeping his gym immaculately clean.

⚡️ BELD is proud to power and support this Braintree business!





HIITCore Fitness is a welcoming Braintree health club that caters to athletes and novices alike and offers group classes, personal training, weight loss programs, and corporate wellness programs.

🇺🇸 Saturday, July 1, is Braintree Day, and it's a big one ... the 50th anniversary! At BELD we are proud to sponsor this...
06/08/2023

🇺🇸 Saturday, July 1, is Braintree Day, and it's a big one ... the 50th anniversary! At BELD we are proud to sponsor this beloved tradition and can't wait to celebrate our nation's Independence Day with you all.

🎆 Find out start times and get the lineup of activities and business sponsors in our latest "Braintree: Open for Business" spotlight. Braintree 4th of July Celebration




Braintree Town Council Town of Braintree

Braintree is home to the South Shore’s largest 4th of July Independence Day celebration. A parade, festival, concert and fireworks take place July 1, 2023.

06/02/2023

Outage Alert; We are aware of an outage in the South Braintree sq area, our crews have been dispatched and will resolve as quickly and safely as possible. Thank you for your patience.

We invited family and friends to an unveiling last week, as we honored Mr. Guy F. Luke a wonderful man who left a signif...
05/30/2023

We invited family and friends to an unveiling last week, as we honored Mr. Guy F. Luke a wonderful man who left a significant mark in the community he served. His innovative ideas and exceptional service to the people of Braintree made him a legend in the electric business. Despite his great accomplishments, he remained modest and focused on the task at hand.

The dedication of substation 4 to him is a fitting tribute to his commitment to improving the department he served for 25 years. He was a shining example of how one person can make a difference and his selflessness and dedication will always be remembered. The ceremony was a touching reminder of his hard work and the positive impact he made on so many lives.

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150 Potter Drive
Braintree, MA
02184

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Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

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Why did I loose electricity on Rose Ave?
Power just went out in Common Street area. Lots of flickering but completely out now.
Power out on Faulkner Place
Is BELD experiencing issues? My WiFi went down yesterday afternoon, and on/off since. Called this morning and got s remote tech center (no help); just called again and got same remote center. They called you and got your VM. Thank you.
Just an FYI to BELD customers. Thought we would see a difference in Bill now that cable was no longer. Well, bill was still $90 just for phone and internet (50 mbps). So called BELD today to find out why still so expensive, when $39.00/mo on their website for 100 mbps!!!

BELD: you have to CALL to request the increase in mbps and the “promotional” rate of $39.00.

Me: so, if I didn’t call, I would still get charged $79.00/mo for 50
Mbps every month?

BELD: yes

ME: even though you don’t even offer 50 mbps anymore?

BELD: yes

ME: can we get a refund for last months overcharge?

BELD: no

ME: even though we’ve been a customer for 20 years?

BELD: no

So, if you have internet with BELD, you will continue to pay the old rates for lower speed internet unless you call.

Smh
Just called for an ETA. Told that it was something that needed to be replaced and not fixed.... no eta but feel free to call back. Well its getting colder and food is going to spoil. Any information on the person that hit the pole?
Any update on the Abbey Road power outage?
Any update to outage on cherry lane? Thank you
I just want to thank BELD for the very quick response this evening to my call about a street light that was out in front of my house. The truck was there within 15 minutes of my call and the light is fixed! Thank you do much! You can always depend on BELD!
Don't miss the 25th Annual Dickens Festival Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday Nov 23 from 10 am to 3 pm. A unique entertainment and shopping experience with something for the young and young at heart. Admission is free, visits with Santa are free and there are many things for sale. https://www.allsoulsbraintreechurch.org/dickens-festival.html