Monday, August 31, 2009

Brockton "Outlaw" Heads to Prison

The Brockton Post
BROCKTON--The former president of the Brockton Chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club has been sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison after the biker leader was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston last Friday.
The United States Attorney's Office announced Friday Judge Richard G. Stearns sentenced former Outlaws Motorcycle Club head Timothy Silvia, 44, of Brockton to 21 1/2 years in prison and his co-defendant Todd Donofrio, 39, of Stoughton to 10 years in prison.
The two were arrested in July 2007 along with 13 other Outlaw members after a two-year undercover investigation by the FBI nicknamed Operation Roadkill that infiltrated the motorcycle gang's inner structure and ended in a raid of the Taunton clubhouse.
The taskforce included State Police and Brockton and Taunton Police.
During the raid on the Outlaws clubhouse in Taunton, agents confiscated 17 guns, 116 grams of cocaine, and $100,000 in cash. (Photo above, courtesy The Boston Globe)
Silvia pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. The more than 21 year sentence also carries 5 years of supervision upon release. Co-defendant Donofrio was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 5 years of supervised release.
Silvia, U.S. Attorney's Office officials said, is a past president of the club and Donofrio was a close associate.
The Outlaws, noted rivals of the Hell's Angels, have 90 chapters worldwide, including Brockton, Taunton and East Boston.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Malone, other new superintendents talk about new school year


The Brockton Post
BROCKTON--New Brockton Superintendent Matthew Malone and seven others to take the helm of South Shore area schools. Malone talks about the future of Brockton's schools and his role leading the district in today's Boston Globe. Please visit, http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/08/30/south_of_boston_schools_to_welcome_8_new_superintendents/

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Art in Bloom

The Brockton Post
BROCKTON--City officials from the Mayor's Office, Fuller Craft Museum and Arts for Humanity celebrated the opening of the first "Art in the Window" display yesterday.
Story to follow later this afternoon.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Brockton Girls Take South Shore Softball Championship

The Brockton Post
BROCKTON—Brockton’s under 14 girls softball team has won the South Shore League summer championship, finishing the season with a perfect 12-0 record.
The girls completed their undefeated run Aug. 6 with a win over Halifax.
Players on the team are: Gabby Ameen, Nichole Correia, Maeghan Cunningham, Bryanna Derocha, Amanda Gabourel, Meghan Golding, Laura Harkins, Alannah Healy, Bobbi Lu Holmgren, Abby Lambert, Emily Lewis, Ashley McDonald, Emma Otero, Karissa Pagan, Monique Vacca.
Mayor James Harrington said of the season: “It is individuals like these young ladies that make governing a city such a worthwhile endeavor. I could not be more proud of them and the organization, and I pledge to continue to do whatever necessary to ensure that girls softball continue to be a thriving sport here in the City of Champions.”
The under 14 girls follow in the footsteps of the under 16 team, which captured a championship banner in June.
For more information abut the team and Brockton Youth Softball League for Girls at www.eteamz.com/bysl/index.cfm.