Thursday, March 31, 2011

Brockton Dems Put "Foote" Down On "Kangaroo Court"

EDITOR'S NOTE: BROCKTONPOST.COM RECORDED THE MEETING ON VIDEO. CLICK THE CITY HALL LINK ON RIGHT OR CLICK THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY TO VIEW THE VIDEO.
By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—School Committeeman Tim Sullivan let his feet do the talking when he, his longtime girlfriend Debbie Dineen, and Councilor-at-large Jass Stewart walked out of a fiery Brockton Democratic City Committee meeting initiated by Chairman Steve Foote to vote if the trio should be removed from the committee for publicly supporting Republican candidates during last November’s elections.
“Steve Foote should be removed,” Sullivan shouted walking towards the door of the Red Cafeteria at Brockton High School Wednesday night.
When the three left the meeting following a comment about Sullivan and Dineen's personal life, the only thing that was clear to the 55-60 members who attended was that nothing was clear-especially the rules, regulations, bylaws and procedures of the Brockton Democratic City Committee.
A vote—yes or no—to remove the trio never took place and Foote’s assertion Sullivan, Stewart and Dineen had been suspended as of an Executive Board meeting in January was hotly disputed by many members.
“I don’t know what the hell happens now,” City Committee member and Ward 2 City Councilor Thomas Monahan said after the meeting. Click here for more including video of meeting...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

No Warning In Pawtucket-Brockton Murder Suicide

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Pawtucket Police said there was little indication that a Rhode Island man would stab his wife to death in Pawtucket and then drive to a relative’s home in Brockton and hang himself in a garage in an apparent murder-suicide that tied the two cities together Wednesday.
Pawtucket Major Arthur Martins said Pawtucket Police were called to the home of Maria Almeida Turmel, 63 Charlton Ave. in Pawtucket around 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 after Turmel’s 7-year-old adopted son was hoisted into a window by his two siblings when the doors of the house were locked after school and their mother wasn't there to greet them.
Police said the boy found his mother stabbed to death on the kitchen floor--a shock to the family and police.
“We had never been over there for any domestic calls. There weren’t any problems that we know of. There was no way of predicting that this was going to happen or a reason to intervene,” Martins said.
When police arrived they found 32-year-old Turmel on the floor of the kitchen stabbed to death and her husband of about three years 35-year-old Antonio Dos Santos as the prime suspect.
“She had been stabbed multiple times—all over,” Martins said.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

BrocktonPost Police Log Updated....


to Monday, March 28, 2011. To view click Police Department Shield at right or click here...

Not Your Usual Democratic City Committee Meeting Wednesday Night

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—More than the usual Democrats are expected to cast a vote Wednesday night to decide if three members of the Brockton Democratic City Committee—including Councilor-at-large Jass Stewart and School Committeeman Timothy Sullivan--will be removed from the local arm of the Democratic Party for publicly supporting Republicans in the November election.
To deal with what is expected to be a packed house, Democratic City Committee Chairman Steve Foote—who initiated the action against the three after the November election--said as a part of a letter to the City Committee’s membership about tomorrow night’s meeting at Brockton High School he has warned those who attend that if they are not members of the City Committee they will not be allowed to vote or take part in any of the discussion.
“If they come there as observers—that’s fine,” Foote said.
“If they cause a disturbance we’re going to have an executive session and clear the room,” he said. (Pictured above)
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"Jesus Christ Superstar" Comes To Brockton Stage

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BROCKTON--Brockton's Christ Congregational Church and Capachione Actors Studio in East Bridgewater have teamed up for a special Lenten performance of "Jesus Christ Superstar" beginning Friday, April 1.
The cast features many of Capachione Studio's actors who have or are currently on tour with renowned production and dinner theatre companies.
Shows will be held at Christ Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, located at 1350 Pleasant St., Brockton. Performances will be held this weekend and next.
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Westgate Mall To Host MTV Reality Show Casting Call

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BROCKTON--MTV's hit reality show "I Used to be Fat" is heading into its second season and will be hosting casting calls for high school seniors, including at the Westgate Mall in Brockton April 9 from Noon to 3 p.m.
Michael Cimino, casting director for 3Ball Productions, the company that produces the show for MTV, said casting crews will be in Brockton April 9 and are looking for students in the Class of 2011 who want to lose 40 to 100 pounds before heading into their freshman year in college.
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Brockton Dems Rally At Jefferson-Jackson Breakfast

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BROCKTON—State Attorney General Martha Coakley, State Treasurer Steve Grossman, and U.S. Representative William Keating made appearances at the annual Jefferson-Jackson breakfast Sunday, March 27 hosted by Register of Deeds John Buckley.
The annual fundraising gathering of Brockton area Democrats featured the three state officials who spoke about the future of the economy and some of the things they said they have done to create jobs and protect taxpayers.
Coakley (Pictured with Water Board Commissioner Patrick Quinn) urged the 80 to 100 Democrats who attended the breakfast at the VFW, to be active and involved even though many, like Register Buckley may not be facing an election this year. “History is not inevitable. It’s what we make of it,” Coakley said.
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High School Hoofers Present Juke Box 1944 Friday

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BROCKTON--Brockton High School's ballroom dancers will present "Juke Box 1944" Friday, April 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the VFW, 283 N. Quincy St. in Brockton.
The evening of ball room dancing and big banc music will feature Brockton High's Ballroom Dancers, a volunteer group who have learned the dance style at the high school after classes.
The Olde Kids on the Block, an 18-piece ballroom dance band will play music from the 1930s and 1940s.
Semi-formal dress is required. Singles are welcome.
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Youth Summit Volunteers Needed

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BROCKTON--FROM THE MAYOR'S OFFICE:
Volunteers are needed for the Mayor's Annual Youth Summit.

The summit is set for Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Massasoit Community College.

The Youth Summit gives Brockton young people an opportunity to discuss the issues they face and concerns they have about the community directly with Mayor Linda M. Balzotti. Register to attend the Youth Summit or sign up to volunteer online at the City Of Brockton website...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Feds: Former Student Threatened To Kill Stonehill Staff, Blow Up School

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BOSTON--A Connecticut man and former student at Stonehill College has been charged in federal court with threatening to kill two Stonehill College staff members and blowing up the collge in Easton.
Sterlynn Robbins, 23, of North Branford, Conn., was arrested Thursday, March 24 and charged in a criminal complaint with the transmission of a threat to injure the person of another,according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston.
The complaint alleges that on March 17 and 18, 2011, Robbins, a former student at
Stonehill College, sent a series of text messages to a current student at Stonehill College and threatened to blow up the college and kill two staff members.
According to an affidavit submitted in federal court, Robbins allegedly sent an expletive-filled text message to a female student telling her to be there the day he blows it up and kills people on the campus.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Taste of MetroSouth: Chocolate Lover's Delight

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Eight-year-old Thomas Vassil did not hesitate to double dip a free standing chunk of dark chocolate with walnuts into an oozing and tantalizing chocolate fountain displayed by Brockton's Gowell’s Candy during the 19th annual “Taste of MetroSouth,” hosted by the MetroSouth Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever seen a chocolate fountain,” Vassil said with lips covered in chocolate and giving an enthusiastic thumbs up. “I love it. It’s amazing,” he said. (Pictured above)

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fickle Girl She Is....

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BROCKTON--Eventhough this morning is sunny and near 40 degrees, as the day goes on the National Weather Service calls for increased wind, lower temperatures and snow after 9 p.m. tonight. We could get an accumulation of 1 to 3 inches of snow. Thursday is expected to be full of cold, wet rain. Yuck!
Spring in New England! Love it and hate it.
Here's a quick poem I wrote about the fickle nature of nature. It's part lamentation, part concession. Hope you enjoy.

MOTHER NATURE’S WHIMS
Warm air swirling all around,
Hearty green leaves sprouting from the ground.
This long winter is coming to an end,
What last minute torture will Mother Nature send?
Will basements full of water be her offer?
Or an April Fool’s blizzard to kick us in the gizzard?
Mother Nature please be nice,
We’re so tired of cold, snow and ice.
Plead with Mother Nature? Why even try,
She’ll smile as we beg and punch us in the eye!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stonehill Math Tutor Charged With Child Rape During Class Time

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—A Stonehill College student has pleaded not guilty to charges he allegedly forcibly raped an 8-year-old girl several times during class at the Angelo Elementary School in Brockton while he was teaching math as a tutor.
According to Brockton District Court documents, Kevin P. Treseler, a student at Stonehill College and tutor at the Angelo School as a part of a work-study program, pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape of a child with force and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.
Cash bail was set at $20,000. He also must have no contact with the victim or any child under 15.
Kristen Magda, associate director of communications and media relations for Stonehill College, said in a prepared statement Treseler has been suspended on an interim basis. She said the interim suspension will remain in effect until further investigation and is in accordance with the college’s Community Standards policies and procedures.
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Stonehill College Tutor Faces Rape Of Angelo Student Charges

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BROCKTON--Brockton Police and Stonehill College Police arrested a 21-year-old Stonehill student who tutored at the Angelo Elementary School in Brockton and have charged him with two counts of rape of a child with force and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.
Kevin Treseler, 21, of Millis,a tutor at the Angelo Elementary School as a part of a work study program at Stonehill, is expected in Brockton District Court today to face several charges of rape of a child.
According to the Brockton Police log, Treseler was arrested on the Stonehill campus in Easton at 3:51 p.m. Monday, March 21.
A statement from Stonehill College said Treseler, a junior, was suspended immediately upon his campus arrest yesterday.

MTV Seeks HS Seniors For Weight Loss Reality Show

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BROCKTON--MTV's hit show "I Used to be Fat" reality show is heading into its second season and will be casting for talent in the Boston area--possibly Brockton.
Michael Cimino, casting director for 3Ball Productions, the company that produces the show for MTV, said casting crews will be in Boston beginning in April.
He said he is trying to find a location in Brockton to hold a casting event, however those plans are still in the works.
Cimino said casting crews are expected in Boston during the first week of April. Casting calls have also gone out to Dallas, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Until crews hit these cities, Cimino said, hopeful candidates can contact producers by email or telephone before the casting events.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

BrocktonPost Police Log Updated...

to Monday, March 21. Click here to view...or click the Brockton PD shield in righthand sidebar.

Oil Fund Czar Feinberg To Highlight SCCLS Spring Reception

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BROCKTON--Brockton native Kenneth Feinberg, appointed by President Barack Obama to oversee a $20 billion claims fund against BP Oil following the horrific oil facility explosion last August, will be the keynote speaker at the South Coastal Counties Legal Services & New Center for Legal Advocacy's "Welcome Spring" cocktail reception, Thursday, March 24.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St., Brockton.
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3,800 Mile Trip, Sweet Pain Remembered During Youth Leadership Awards

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—School Superintendent Matthew Malone was stunned when he heard about three Brockton High School students who biked 3,800 miles from San Francisco to New Jersey to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy.
“I woke up and ran 3 ½ miles this morning. I thought that was tough, but 3,800 miles? That’s impressive. That’s incredible,” Malone said during the annual “Breakfast With Champions” ceremony Sunday, March 20 at the Shaw’s Center.
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THIS WEEK IN BROCKTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

MONDAY, MARCH 21
Angelo: School Improvement Council Meeting. Café 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 22
MCAS ELA Testing: Grades 3 - 8 students, runs through 4/4
West: School Improvement Council Meeting. Room 110. 6 p.m.
West: P.A.C. Meeting Room 110. 7 p.m.
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Mary Cruise Kennedy, "The Brady Bunch" Highlight COA St. Pat's Luncheon

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Attendees at the Mary Cruise Kennedy Senior Center were treated to the surprise visit by the center’s namesake, Mary Cruise Kennedy, who enjoyed a traditional St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage meal during the Council on Aging’s Irish luncheon that also featured the intonations of a 6-man city official acoustic band now known as "The Brady Bunch."
State Sen. Thomas Kennedy, Cruise Kennedy’s son, said his mother turns 101 in September and although people are always asking her to attend events, she cannot always make it because of mobility reasons.
“This is a special occasion,” Kennedy said. (Pictured above in middle with his uncle Tom Cruise at left and mom, Mary Cruise Kennedy, at right) Also joining the festivities with Kennedy's mother was his uncle Tom Cruise, 83.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lizardry, Wizardry Make Arnone Ministry of Fun

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Arnone School student Shania Tarver couldn’t wait to get a chance to feel the smooth brown and beige diamond skin of a 10-foot, 150-pound Burmese python that was one of the many creepy creatures, modified Quidditch matches, snacks and pencil-wand making during the school’s “Harry Potter Family Night.”
Traver, 10, was mesmerized by the assortment of insects, rats, giant cockroaches, lizards, birds, cockroaches and spiders presented by Curious Creatures’ handler Lenny Smart, whose collection included a spiky African pygmy hedgehog, a California king snake, green iguana, rose-haired tarantula, and the gargantuan python.
“My favorite is the big ole snake,” Tarver said as she joined the hordes--including Arnone Principal Colleen Proudler (Pictured above in wizard wardrobe), who crowded around the python to touch the massive creature that would be twice the size when fully grown.
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No Irish Love Between Plymouth County O'Briens

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
PLYMOUTH—One of the few things Plymouth County Commission Chairman Anthony O’Brien and Plymouth County Treasurer Thomas O’Brien can agree on, is that while they share the same last name, they are in no way related by their common Irish heritage and are as far away philosophically as they can be over whether Plymouth County should continue as a governmental body or be abolished.
Commissioner Anthony “Tony” O’Brien, elected to the county commission in 2008, for the last several weeks has hit the radio airwaves and media with accusations that Treasurer Thomas O’Brien, appointed in 2006 and then elected in 2008, has refused to provide the board with financial information, such as monthly account reports, bank statements of accounts that pay salaries and operations, and revenue versus expense statements for county facilities such as courthouses in Brockton, Hingham and Wareham, and the Registry of Deeds.
He also wanted detailed account information about the county’s retirement and health insurance expenses and revenues.
“Are our bills in order?” asked Commissioner O’Brien, who is a former Navy Seal, who initially ran for his seat as a Democrat then about a year later switched to Republican.
“The issue is do I have enough money to pay those bills. I don’t know because he won’t give us the documentation we’ve asked for,” he said.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

65-foot Sign New Beacon For Nissan 24

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Nissan 24 in Brockton just got bigger—65 feet taller actually.
About two weeks ago, the Route 123 dealership located just off Route 24 installed a new pylon sign that at 65 feet, is the largest standard Nissan sign in the country.
“We had no visibility from the highway. The new sign lets people driving on Route 24 know we’re here,” said Ed Kardon, Nissan 24’s owner and general manager. (Pictured above)
Community and customer relations representative Hank Tuohy said the sign has already begun to pay dividends.
Tuohy said a woman and her daughter who were searching for a new vehicle got off exit 17A after seeing the sign.
“They came in (Monday) and didn’t buy, but they came in (Tuesday) and they did,” Tuohy said.
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Middle Class Survival At Heart Of Wisconsin Union Battle


LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
By Jass Stewart
To close the gaping hole in Wisconsin’s state budget, Gov. Scott Walker decided to pick a fight.
“With whom?” you ask.
Well, it’s not with corporations that ship jobs overseas. Nor is it with the state’s wealthiest – who continue to enjoy huge tax cuts. And it’s certainly not with high-flying speculators whose greed helped tank the global economy.
Gov. Walker has decided to bully the middle class, the roaring engine of the American economy since the 1940s.
Despite claims to the contrary, unions and collective bargaining (which helped create the middle class) aren’t the principal cause of broken state budgets.
Consider this:
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

BrocktonPost Police Log Updated

To Monday, March, 14, 2011. Please click shield to right to view.

Taste Of MetroSouth Next Wednesday

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BROCKTON--The MetroSouth Chamber of Commerce will host the 19th annual "Taste of Metro South" Wednesday, March 23 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Shaw's Center.
The event offers sample tastes from over 55 area restaurants and includes numerous cultural and civic organizations displaying their services and activities.
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Brockton's Burrito Wraps: Taste Of Mexico, Taste Of Home

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—The first place Hanson residents Bill Hogan and his son Dan thought of to spend a recent Tuesday afternoon for lunch is Brockton’s Burrito Wraps Mexican Grill.
“We come as often as we can. There’s nothing like it in the area,” Hogan said, dipping a crisp homemade nacho chip into the house specialty habernero salsa sauce served as a complimentary appetizer and one of Hogan’s favorites.
“The food’s great, the service is great and the atmosphere is great,” Hogan said. (Pictured above with owner Alex Perez)
Brockton’s Burrito Wraps Mexican Grill’s first location was opened in May, 2008 by owner Alex Perez at 688 Crescent St., in the Brockton East shopping plaza--a strip mall best known for Christo’s Restaurant and other businesses like Radio Shack and Family Dollar.
“This is one of those places where you can’t judge the book by its cover,” owner Alex Perez said.
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THIS WEEK IN BROCKTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

MONDAY, MARCH 14
Baker: Fire Safety Presentation for Kindergarten Students. During School
Brookfield: Fire Safety Presentation for Kindergarten Students. During School
Davis: P.T.A. sponsored Yankee Candle Fundraiser runs through 3/28
Gilmore: P.T.A. Meeting. Conference Room, 6 p.m.
Huntington: P.T.O. Meeting - Babysitting provided Café 6:30 p.m.
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Friday, March 11, 2011

St. Patrick's Holiday Mass Set For Saturday

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BROCKTON--A St. Patrick's Day holiday celebration will take place at St. Patrick Church Saturday, March 12 beginning at 9:30 a.m.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

70 Years Later: Brockton Salutes Strand Fire Fallen

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Seventy-years after 13 Brockton firefighters were killed when the roof of the Strand Theatre collapsed, their loss and those who were injured during the March 10, 1941 blaze were remembered on the 70th anniversary.
“We want to reassure their families, and ours that we will always remember those who died,” said Fire Chief Richard Francis during a ceremony this morning at City Hall.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Handshakes Or Cartwheels--Brockton Women A Force


By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—When Kathy Mullen heard her name called as this year’s City of Brockton Commission on Women’s Issues “Woman of Courage” she looked at the hundreds in the crowd and couldn’t believe she was winning the award.
“I was blown away. Me? I couldn’t believe it. I still can’t believe it,” Mullen (Pictured above) said during an interview Monday afternoon at St. Paul’s Table at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brockton where about 100 people a day come for free lunch at the church’s long-time soup kitchen.
Mullen was one of six Brockton women who were recognized last Saturday, March 5 during the annual “Women of the Year” breakfast at The Shaw’s Center that honors the tireless and often thankless efforts of the city’s volunteers.
This year’s honorees are:
*Lovern Augustine, Mrs. Ethnic World International 2011, a survivor of domestic
violence who helped spearhead last week’s White Ribbon rally against domestic violence in Boston Feb. 26;
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Roadway Collapse Sinks Driver's Delivery

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—An Alvin Hollis oil delivery truck driver had that sinking feeling this morning.
“It was weird,” the driver said when about 25-to-35 yards after turning from Pearl Street to Conant Drive his truck shuddered and came to a halt after two of its tires sunk into the roadway.
The driver, a man in his 40’s who would not give his name, but said he was from West Bridgewater, said he thought he had a flat tire when the vehicle suddenly angled to the right.
He tried to continue forward to move toward the shoulder of the narrow residential street, but the more than 30,000-pound truck wouldn’t move.
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Boy In Hotel Window Fall Lucky

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON--A one-year-old boy who suffered a fall from a two-story Brockton hotel is in miraculously good condition after he landed on the pavement below, said Deputy Fire Chief George Phillips.
"It appears he survived this one OK," Phillips said.
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1-Year-Old Child Rushed To ER, Police Investigating Window Fall

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON- A one-year-old child has been taken to the Good Samaritian Medical Center after suffering head trauma from an alleged fall from a second-story hotel room at the Quality Inn in Brockton.
Police officials responded to a call from the hotel at about 8:45 a.m. this morning.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dr. Seuss B-Day, Glee Day At Gilmore School

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Marilyn Kelly and her 3-year-old grandson Timothy Donaruma made a special visit to the Gilmore School Early Childhood Center to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 107th birthday by huddling together on a big green bean bag reading one of grandma’s favorites, “The Cat in the Hat”
“Every Friday we go on a mystery ride to do something fun because he doesn’t have school and today we’re here to celebrate Dr. Seuss,” said Kelly, a Pembroke resident who joined the Gilmore School’s Dr. Seuss birthday party Friday, March 4—an event in conjunction with the National Education Association’s Read Across America.
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Brockton Post Police Log...

Updated to Thursday, March 3, 2011. Click police patch to right or click here...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Brockton Dems In-Fight Over Republican Support

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Three members of the Brockton Democratic City Committee—including City Councilor Jass Stewart and School Committee member Timothy Sullivan—are expected to fight a demand they resign or face removal from the local committee after being charged with actively and publicly supporting Republican candidates in the November election.
“I’m going to fight it. I will not resign, ” Councilor-at-large Stewart said. “I’m comfortable with what I’m doing. I think it’s unfortunate with all of the things going on in the city they concentrate on this issue,” he said.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DA Seeks Murder Charges In Ecuador In Mother, Son Killings

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BROCKTON--Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz today announced arrest warrants have been issued charging a fugitive in Ecuador with the murders of a mother and son found dead in a Brockton dumpster last month.
U.S. officials are seeking Luis Agustin Guaman, 40, through international diplomats and law enforcement agencies to try and bring Guaman back to the U.S. for the alleged murders of Maria Avelina Palaguachi-Cela and her 2-year-old son Brian.
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Stewart Working Group Releases Education Report

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BROCKTON--Brockton Councilor-at-Large Jass Stewart has released the third of five reports centering around city issues including accountability, jobs, and education.
The latest release is focused on education. Neighborhoods and innovations are the two remaining studies not yet completed.
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City Website Gets a New Look

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BROCKTON--From the Mayor's Office:
If you have been on the City of Brockton's website lately, you'll see that it has been redesigned--a move that sprung from complaints by residents and a task force Mayor Linda Balzotti formed shortly after taking office.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Feds Arrest 678 Alleged Gang Members, Drug Traffickers

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WASHINGTON--A division of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency today announced the arrests of 678 alleged gang members and drug trafficking associates from 133 different gangs and coming from 24 different countries including Mexico, and 168 U.S. cities in a sweep dubbed Project Southern Tempest.
"Project Southern Tempest is the largest ever ICE-led gang enforcement operation targeting gangs with ties to drug trafficking organizations," said Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton in a prepared statement.
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Police Log updated...

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BROCKTON--Brockton Police log updated to Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Click here or the badge to the right to view.

"Breakfast Of Champions" Features Work Of Youth Leaders

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BROCKTON--Two of Brockton's Community Schools directors are among the Brockton Youth Foundation’s honorees for the 3rd Annual Breakfast of Champions--the foundation's yearly ceremony honoring youth leaders in the city.
Harry Allen, the first director of the Community Schools program, and current Director Kathleen Smith join a slate of well-known and much-beloved community boosters who will be feted at the breakfast at the Shaw’s Center.
“While most families and businesses are struggling with a difficult economy, our youth need the community support more than ever,” said Bill McGauley, president of the foundation.
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