Braintree: Board of Health Revokes Motel 6′s Operating License

The Braintree Board of Health has voted to revoke the operating license of Motel 6 on Union Street. 

Motel 6 has been surrounded by controversy for nearly a decade, beginning with a murder-suicide in the facility in 2009. In 2011, a man was evicted from his residence inside the motel after it was discovered he was a Level 3 sex offender.

In May, Officer Donald Delaney was shot in the head at Motel 6 while trying to serve a restraining order to a suspect. That suspect was later found dead in his room.

Braintree Police Chief Paul J. Shastany says representatives of Motel 6 have continually dropped the ball:

“I would just say that there was an expectation, based on the discussion in the beginning, that we would work cooperativly and that did not happen,” said Chief Shastany.

Chief Shastany also says the Board of Health’s decision to revoke Motel 6’s operating license is a positive step forward not only for the town, but the officers who witnessed Delaney’s shooting:

“There is a recognition for the seriousness that occurred, it is one step towards healing. This is an ongoing issue and the investigation is still open. The board heard the facts and it was a complete hearing and I am confident the board made the right decision,” said Chief Shastany.

Up until this year, there have been nearly 300 police calls to Motel 6, several of them relating to arrest warrants, drug charges, and overdoses.

By law, Motel 6 has five days before it officially closes.

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About Mimi Walker

Mimi Walker is a 2016 graduate from Emerson College, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. While at Emerson, she was both an avid reporter and an on-air music personality at 88.9 WERS, Emerson’s long-running radio station. She also wrote for several on-campus publications. She covered the 2015 Edward R. Murrow awards in New York City, and had previous internships at 103.3 AMP radio and at Seacrest Studios in Boston Children’s Hospital (as well as with Rob and Lisa on the South Shore Morning News!) Her proudest academic achievement is being a TOMODACHI scholar and contributing to an iBook about American Senator and war hero Daniel Inouye, which led her all across Japan in her many school travels. Thanks to her time in Japan, and a semester abroad in the Netherlands, Mimi has an appetite for stories and all kinds of art across the globe.