Thursday, June 30, 2011

28 Suspected Crack, Heroin Dealers Arrested in Operation Street Sweeper II

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BROCKTON—More than 100 Brockton, state and federal law enforcement personnel scoured the city’s streets and arrested 28 suspected drug dealers and distributors in Brockton, Abington, Bridgewater and Raynham in what is being called “Operation Street Sweeper II.
“(Wednesday’s) arrests mark the culmination of months of efforts to make this operation successful,” said Brockton Police Chief William Conlon in a prepared statement.
“Countless hours of surveillance and other undercover work went towards the goal of removing these defendants from Brockton’s streets,” he said.
Operation Street Sweep II began at about 6 a.m. Wednesday, June 29 as 120 officers with the Brockton Police department, State Police Gang Unit and the FBI rounded up 28suspected drug dealers after obtaining warrants for their arrests from Brockton District Court.
Canine units and the State Police Air Wing were used in the operation.
Authorities said the undercover narcotics investigation began in April and targeted 36 individuals who allegedly sold narcotics to undercover officers.
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Brockton Power Plant Opponents Call Stewart's Negotiation Strategy a Betrayal

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Opponents of a proposed power plant in Brockton are crying betrayal following a meeting Tuesday night when Brockton City Councilor-at-large Jass Stewart voiced the idea of talking with power plant representatives about concessions and money Brockton Power might give to the city if the courts give the green light to the controversial project.
“I felt betrayed. I couldn’t believe it. I lost my breath,” said Eddie Byers, one of the leaders of the anti-power plant group that has a following of more than 500 residents from Brockton and the Bridgewaters.
Since the meeting Tuesday night held in City Council chambers, Byers and others in the group against the power plant have been angry and trying to figure out why Stewart would propose negotiating with power plant officials, especially since June 9when the state Energy and Facilities Siting Board by a 4-3 vote rejected Brockton Power’s plan to use city water to cool the proposed power plant’s turbine—a big victory for anti-power plant forces.
“He ripped my heart out,” Byers said.
Stewart said he knew bringing up the idea of negotiating with Brockton Power would be “dangerous,” but believes it is a topic that needs to be discussed as a “worst case scenario” strategy.
“I was looking at it as an opportunity to go into the conversation with more leverage—we are in a position of power because of the June EFSB decision—rather than coming from a position where we don’t have any leverage,” Stewart said.
Stewart said he brought up the idea of getting concessions from power plant officials because power plant opponents have to be ready for the possibility that the plant may receive approval from the courts, even though the EFSB decision about the water maybe a hurdle the power plant cannot overcome.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

137th Brockton Fair Opens Thursday

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BROCKTON--The 137th Brockton Fair opens Thursday, June 30 with new rides, new attractions and magic shows by Brockton native and Las Vegas regular comedian/hypnotist Brian Campbell.
Fairgrounds open Thursday, June 30 at 5 p.m. The fair will run until Sunday, July 10.
Brockton native Campbell, "The Magic Guy," brings his magic act to the fair this year and joins Walker Brothers' International Circus, "The Grizzly Experience," a live grizzly bear show and "The Marvelous Mutts," a dog agility show.
There will also be rides, a petting zoo, woodworking, demolition derby, motocross, and many of the other fair favorites.
Fireworks will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and Monday, Fourth of July.
The fair is open Fridays from 5 p.m. to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to Midnight and weekdays, Monday to Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m.
On Monday, July 4 the fair will be open from 2 p.m. to midnight.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Brockton Police Log Updated...


To Monday, June 27, 2011. To view click the Brockton Police patch to the right or click here...

Home's The Charm For Wheelchair Bowling Champ Cannizzaro

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Surrounded by family members he had not seen in person for more than 20 years since moving to Florida, Brockton native Michael Cannizzaro held the championship trophy for the top scorer in the B division of the American Wheelchair Bowling Association’s 50th anniversary National Championship—a first place title made sweeter because he won it in his hometown.
“I’ve been second (in the National Championship) for the last two years,” Cannizzaro said. “I want to win it here,” he said before the championship match.
His nephew David Cannizzaro whose daughter Chelsey had never met her great-uncle until the tournament—said his Uncle Michael had the win with a few strings left to bowl, but remained quiet and calm as other bowlers finished out their matches.
“He didn’t celebrate. He kept quiet about it, but you could see he was really excited,” David Cannizzaro said.
Michael Cannizzaro joined more than 50 bowlers from local leagues and others who came from Virginia, Georgia, or Florida and hundreds of spectators for the American Wheelchair Bowling Association’s National Championship held at Westgate Lanes in Brockton from June 20 to 25. (Cannizzaro pictured, second photo from top at left rolling a practice ball)
Tournaments are held all year long around the country, but the National Championship is the “Big One,” competitors said.
The AWBA, formed in 1961, celebrated its 50th National Championship at Westgate Lanes in Brockton—a special moment commemorated in Brockton in part because of Tournament Director Wayne Webber.
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Whitey's Grieg Hires Brockton Lawyer Reddington

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BROCKTON--James "Whitey" Bulger's girlfriend has hired reknowned Brockton attorney to aid in her defense and has waived her right to a court appointed attorney, federal officials said Monday afternoon.
According to a statement from the FBI, Catherine Grieg--who has been on the run with Bulger since 1995--has hired Kevin Reddington as her defense counsel and has waived her right to a court appointed lawyer.
Grieg, 60, was captured along with Bulger in Santa Monica, California last Wednesday, June 22 after 16 years on the lam with the notorious South Boston mob boss.
When Bulger and Grieg appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston last Friday both asked for a court-appointed lawyer and waived bail at that time, although both have the right to request bail at a future hearing.
Grieg, being held at Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, Rhode Island, was initially scheduled in court tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28 for a bail hearing.
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Brockton Police Log Updated...


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Finish Line Or 'Fridge Brockton Run Pushes Limits

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Nearing the finish line of the Brockton Firefighters Pipes and Drums Road Race, Hingham’s Chris Barry urged every ounce of power and speed from his 11-year-old body as he tried to catch Under 15 division leader Matt Moran but try as he might, Barry finished second—only 7 seconds behind winner Moran.
“It's maddening,” Barry said, shaking his head after the race and drinking water with his mother Lauren who came in second in the women’s division. (Pictured below with Bruins shirt with mom, Lauren at right)
Irritated, but undaunted, Chris Barry said he will only try harder to win the next race.
“Next time,” Barry said.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Whitey Bulger A "Scumbag...Mass Murderer" Says Victim's Son

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—One of the son’s of Michael Donahue, a murdered innocent bystander of accused mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, warned all who follow the case not to be fooled by the captured fugitive’s meek and respectful demeanor in U.S. Federal District Court in Boston.
“He’s a scumbag...he’s a mass murderer and a destroyer of families,” said Tommy Donahue, (pictured above at left with mother Patricia) the youngest of Michael Donahue’s children who was 8-years-old in 1982 when his father was gunned down in a hail of machine gun bullets on Northern Avenue all because Donahue happened to be in a car with Bulger associate Edward “Brian” Halloran who Bulger wanted dead.
The site of the shooting--Northern Avenue--was just a few hundred yards from the federal courthouse where Bulger began the first of what will be many court hearings after being captured in Santa Monica, California after 16 years on the run.
Tommy Donahue and his mother Patricia, who had kept quiet about Michael Donahue’s death, released 16 years of anger and frustration following a brief court appearance by Bulger, 81, and longtime girlfriend Catherine Grieg, Friday, June 24 at the John Joseph Moakley Court House in Boston.
Bulger faces life in prison and possibly the death penalty in two of 19 murders. Grieg could face up to five years behind bars for harboring a fugitive.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Patient's Posthumous Gift Gives Life To Norfolk Cancer Care "Kemo Living Room"

Submitted by Jennifer Kovalich, communications manager, Good Samaritan Medical Center
BROCKTON--Encircling the ring finger on Bill Nichols’right hand is a gold band set with two sparkling diamonds.
The ring was a gift from his wife, Ellen, and made from jewelry that had belonged to his late sister, Carol Nichols of Braintree.
On June 7, Bill Nichols, his mother, Mary, other family members and friends gathered at the Norfolk Cancer Care Center at 1073 Pleasant St. bringing with them another precious gift: a check for more than $20,500 for Dr. Satinder Dhillon, an oncologist and hematologist who had treated Carol Nichols after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.
“They were like kids together, laughing all the time,” Bill Nichols, of Holbrook, said of his sister and her physician. “Dr. Dhillon kept my sister alive for a very long time.”
Carol Nichols’ bequest to her physician, who is affiliated with Good Samaritan Medical Center, will benefit other cancer patients.
“Her generous donation to the clinic came as a very big surprise,” Dr. Dhillon said at the check presentation.
Dr. Dhillon plans to renovate the clinic’s chemotherapy infusion room to add a living room and create a home-like environment where patients can be more comfortable during their hours-long treatment.
She plans to call it a “Kemo Living Room” and envisions a place where patients can sit and relax, play cards, socialize with other patients “and have a few laughs.”
“That would make it a fitting way to seal Carol’s memory in our hearts and in our clinic forever,” Dr. Dhillion said.
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Whitey Bulger Captured In Santa Monica

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LOS ANGELES--After 16 years on the run, accused murderer and Winter Hill Gang mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been arrested in Santa Monica, California by Santa Monica Police and agents with the FBI.
According to a statement from the FBI, Bulger and his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig were arrested after a tip Wednesday night June 22 led police to a 28-unit apartment complex where the pair lived on the top floor.
The FBI said a "ruse" was used to bring Bulger out of the apartment and when he was identifed was arrested without incident.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

BrocktonPost Police Log Updated...


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BROCKTON--The Brockton Police Log has been updated to Monday June 20, including last week's from Thursday, June 9 to Monday, June 13. Sorry for the delay!!

Brockton Pipes & Drums Road Race Sunday


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BROCKTON--The 5th Annual Brockton Firefighters Pipes & Drums Road Race will be held Sunday, June 26.
The race will begin and end at Keating Hall, 80 Perkins Ave.
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Free Health Fair Saturday, June 25

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BROCKTON--The Greater Brockton Community Area Health Network will host the Greater Brockton Health Fair at the Trinity Baptist Church in Brockton Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event is free.
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Brockton U12 Girls Champs In Abington Tourney

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BROCKTON--The Brockton Girls U12 softball team took top honors in the 23rd annual Abington Father's Day Softball Tournament held last weekend.
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Sharon's Reiser 2011 ATHENA Award Recipient

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BROCKTON--Elaine Reiser, Former Director of Helpline at Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc. was named the 2011 ATHENA Award Recipient by the Metro South Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 16 during a conference and expo at the Shaw's Center in Brockton.
Reiser (pictured above) was director of Helpline at Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc., BAMSI, for 37 years.
MetroSouth officials said Elaine epitomizes the ideals established through the ATHENA Award: powerful dedication; compassion to help women and those in need; spirit of community; the demand of excellence from her staff; and a passionate drive to make Helpline a recognized model across the region.
Reiser initiated and developed the concept of an information and referral service to encompass medical and human service needs for residents of the Greater Plymouth County Area.
In 1976, Reiser brought Helpline to BAMSI where it grew into a multi-faceted information and referral system connecting people in need with housing, medical, and other vital emergency services.
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Volunteers Needed For Campello Cleanup

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BROCKTON--Volunteers are needed to participate in a neighborhood clean-up Saturday, June 25 in the Campello section of Brockton.
The event will begin at 28 Sheppard St. at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25.
“Events like these build momentum in the community, and foster a sense of ownership among neighbors,” said Mayor Linda M. Balzotti in a prepared statement.
“By working together to beautify their neighborhood, residents are also making personal connections,” she said.
Volunteers will receive supplies donated by Home Depot and begin cleaning up a vacant lot and adjacent streets in the Campello area.
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City Officials To Highlight Store Front Project

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BROCKTON--Mayor Linda M. Balzotti will join Brockton 21st Century Corporation Executive Director Mary Waldron, representatives from the Brockton Redevelopment Authority and local business owner Barry Gaughran to celebrate the completion of the latest Façade Improvement Program project on Main Street Thursday, June 23 at 3 p.m.
The event will take place at 278-286 Main St.
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Brockton's Manning Pool Opens Monday

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BROCKTON--Manning Pool, located behind Brockton High School, will open Monday, June 27.
Pool hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m. and the pool will be open seven days a week.
Passes for the pool are now available for purchase at the Elections Commission office, located on the first floor of City Hall, 45 School St.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Residents' Water Bill Dispute Fate In Hands Of Brockton Policymakers

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—After a presentation of findngs and recommendations by independent auditing firms, several City Councilors and Mayor Linda Balzotti believe the first next step is to resolve some of the unusually high water bills that prompted scrutiny of water department systems last summer.
“Now, that we have the auditor’s recommendations the first thing we need to do is deal with residents who have high bills,” said Mayor Linda Balzotti following Monday night’s City Council Finance Committee meeting.
Balzotti said a so-called “look-back” policy could be a first step in resolving residents’ issues and is expected to form a committee to draft a policy—possibly by City Council’s finance committee meeting expected July 18.
“We’re going to have to look back at those bills and figure out if equipment failed or if they were tampered with or if there is something else and develop a policy,” Balzotti said.
During Monday’s meeting, representatives of The Abrahams Group and Woodard & Curran, outlined a more than 6-month process during which the firms reviewed water and sewer department policies, procedures, billing and adjustments processes.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

City Council To Hear Water Bill Findings Tonight

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BROCKTON--The Brockton City Council will meet tonight to discuss findings and recommendations of a massive audit of the city's water and sewer department procedures.
The meeting will take place tonight at 7 p.m. when the Abrahams Group is expected to outline its findings and recommendations.
The Abrahams Group was hired late last year and put together its findings over the last six month.
Although expected in April, the Abrahams group hass submitted its complete report, including investigations of individual home owners' bills and a condominium complex over the last two months.
The voluminous reports can be found on the city's public works website and can be viewed by clicking here.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bernardi Auto Group Holds Brockton Grand Opening

Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Bernardi Auto Group held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to highlight the opening of two new showrooms on Manley Street in Brockton.
“The city has been wonderful to work with,” said Jim Carney, Bernardi’s president and owner.
During ceremonies Thursday, June 16 Carney and Mayor Linda Balzotti cut a red-ribbon to officially open the Honda and Hyundai dealerships. (Pictured above left, with Balzotti, center, and State Rep. Michael Brady)
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Doing Dishes, Making Bed Can Wait in Cancer Battle

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Middleboro resident Lorna Brunelle, who is a 6-year survivor of cancer, had a little advice to give those who may be battling the deadly disease.
“Stay positive, ask for help, reach out to family and friends for support and take care of yourself,” Brunelle said. “Take naps. Don’t do the dishes. Don’t make the bed—I made my bed everyday of my life until I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Some things don’t have to be done right away,” she said. (Pictured above at right)
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

“The Punch,” Pizza Honor A Knockout In Brockton’s Marciano Statue Diplomacy

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—There will be no confusion between a statue in Philadelphia portraying fictional movie character Rocky Balboa and a statue in Brockton depicting “The Punch” by real-life legend and undefeated heavyweight boxing World Champion Rocky Marciano—Brockton’s hometown boy.
During a whirlwind 2-day tour of Brockton, World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman gave his personal stamp that a 3-year-old proposal to construct a 20-foot or taller statue in memory of Rocky Marciano that has been slowed and almost stalled will be completed and paid for by the WBC and, if all goes well, be ready for a Sept. 1, 2012 dedication on what would have been Marciano’s 89th birthday had he not died in a plane crash in 1969.
“Sept. 1 of next year—god willing,” Sulaiman told a crowd at Brockton City Hall Tuesday afternoon after wrapping up a 48-hour visit in Brockton that included parties and receptions, a 10th anniversary celebration of Brockton’s Mary Cruise Kennedy Senior Center, a Tuesday trolley tour of Brockton's historical sites,a visit to the house and neighborhood where the grit and determination that shaped Marciano was formed, and a Monday night gala at George’s Café on Belmont Street where Sulaiman will forever be remembered in Brockton after owner Charlie Tartaglia unveiled a pizza named in Sulaiman’s honor.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Last Chance For TRWA Overnight Canoe Run

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BROCKTON--The Taunton River Watershed Alliance will host its annual canoe and camping trip beginning Saturday June 25 at 9 a.m.
The river run kicks-off on the Town River, continues on to a cookout with entertainment and camping at Titicut in Bridgewater.
After the overnight campout participants paddle down the Taunton River to the Weir Village where the run ends at about 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26.
Exact locations depend on water conditions and will be announced later.
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Brockton Mom "Innocent By-Stander" In Main Street Murder

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—A 19-year-old Brockton man was held without bail on a murder charge after witnesses told police he was “shooting wildly” near the Mount Moriah Baptist Church near Main and Court Streets where Jennifer Rodriques Teixeira, 51, was found by police shot in the back with a .45 cabliber handgun.
Frank Webb, 19, of Brockton was charged with murdering Teixeira, a regular parishioner at the Mount Moriah Church and who was returning home from church when shots rang out and unexpectedly, and needlessly took her life.
Her daughter Melissa, who tearfully told reporters today, Monday, June 13, is her 28th birthday, that there is no reason for her mother to be dead.
“My mother did not deserve this,” Teixeira said. “She was an innocent by-stander. This community has come to trash,” she said.
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Bernardi Auto Grand Opening June 16


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BROCKTON--Bernardi Auto Group will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday June 16 at 6 p.m. The event will celebrate the opening of two new showrooms at 300 Manley St.
The new Hyundai auto dealership has been open for about a month and the Honda showroom is just about ready to open.
The public is invited to the June 16 grand opening. There will be appetizers and beverages. A private event will be held June 15.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Brockton Mother, Daughter Battle Domestic Violence Past

By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Brockton resident Lovern Augustine and her mother Jennifer walked side-by-side from D.W. Field to the Raymond School as a statement against the continuation of a cycle that saw both mother and daughter become victims of domestic violence—a cycle both want to end with them.
“It has to stop,” Augustine said, holding the hand of her 9-year-old daughter Lailah. “It has to stop for her,” Augustine said.
Augustine and her 59-year-old mother Jenifer—who bears the scars of brutal machete attacks from her ex-husband-- joined about 40 other women, men, children and volunteers for a 5K walk-a-thon Sunday, June 5 that began at Raymond Elementary School to increase awareness of domestic violence—called the “deadly and silent killer” by those who deal with the beatings, stabbings, shootings and other violence that plague relationships—both heterosexual and homosexual--across the country.
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New Brockton Parents Magazine Hits Walgreens

By Lisa E. Crowley
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BROCKTON—Beginning last Thursday afternoon, dozens of volunteers for Community Connections of Brockton began emptying the trunks of cars and backs of minivans at all Walgreens locations and placing the first of Community Connection’s Brockton Parents magazine—a free quarterly magazine offering advice and tips for parents with youngsters of all ages.
“It’s really exciting to give parents a voice in the community,” said Juliana Langille, the new executive director of Community Connections of Brockton--a non-profit that brings together parents, residents and others to better the community. (Pictured,above,at front with student volunteers, left to right: Ashley O'Donnell; Kelley Correia, Janine DiLorenzo, and Christophanie Julien)
Langille said volunteers have delivered more than 4,500 of the free magazines to Walgreens pharmacies at all points across the city.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wine Tasting To Support Library Foundation

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BROCKTON--The Brockton Library Foundation will hold a wine tasting on Saturday, June 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Brockton Main Library,
Those of legal drinking age are invited to support the Foundation while enjoying wine and appetizers.
All proceeds will support library programs.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $20 per person and checks may be made to the Brockton Library Foundation.
For more information, contact Anne at 508-584-6919.

Monday, June 6, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS BHS CLASS OF 2011!!


By Lisa E. Crowley
BrocktonPost
BROCKTON—Brockton High senior Ashley Mendes couldn’t wait until her more than 900 fellow classmates received their diplomas and tossed their mortar boards into the air.
“We’re finally finished,” Mendes shouted moments before she and her fellow students became official graduates.
Mendes and friends Dan Offley and Amy Van celebrated the 145th graduation exercises at Brockton High School Friday, June 3—ceremonies that noted the many successes and firsts for the Class of 2011.
Principal Susan Szachowicz said the class was the first to be featured in an article by The New York Times, a program on CBS news and another on PBS in Boston. The class is the first to have held its prom at Gillete Stadium in Foxboro, a Friday night graduation and to have four members of its Boxer Buddies program join in festivities with state Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama.
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Friday, June 3, 2011

Harvard Street Shooting "Not A Random Act"

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BROCKTON--The victim of a shooting at 33 Harvard St. has been identified as Brockton resident John Anthony Gray, who was found sitting in an SUV in driveway at 33 Harvard St.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said in a prepared statement Gray, 41, suffered gun shot wounds to the head and body.
Callers reported a motor vehicle accident to Brockton Police at about 10:41 p.m. which were followed by calls of a shooting.
When police arrived Gray had been shot several times and witnesses reported two or three men fleeing the area shortly after the shots rang out.
Gray was raced to Good Samaritan Medical Center and was pronounced dead later in the afternoon.
He said Brockton and State Police assigned to the DA's Office are investigating the matter as a homicide.
On 1460AM WXBR this morning with Kevin Tocci, Cruz said he wanted to assure residents that officials do not believe the murder was a random act.

Man Shot In Driveway On Harvard Street

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Brockton--Brockton and State Police are investigating the shooting the death of a man found dead in an SUV on Harvard Street Thursday morning.
Capt. Manuel Gomes said police are searching for suspects who may have shot the man.
Police received a call from neighbors at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2 after shots rang out near 33 Harvard St.
When police arrived they found a man slumped over the steering wheel of an SUV in the driveway of 33 Harvard St.
Witnesses told police two men were running from the scene.
Gomes said the shooting is considered a homicide and referred all other questions to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office.
A spokesperson for the DA could not immediately be reached for comment.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Good Sam To Dedicate Healing Garden, Celebrate Cancer Survivors

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BROCKTON--Good Samaritan Medical Center will dedicate a healing garden and celebrate cancer survivors in two special ceremonies on June 16.
The garden is designed to bring a sense of peace and calm and promote healing of the body, mind and spirit, officials said in a prepared statement.
The garden will be located in front of the Good Samaritan Radiation Oncology Center, 818 Oak St. on the campus of the medical center.
“Promoting a sense of well-being is an important part of treatment for our patients,” said Good Samaritan Medical Center President Jeff Liebman in the statement. “We hope this beautiful garden will bring many peaceful moments and a renewed sense of hope to our patients as they come and go from their medical appointments,” he said.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Southeastern Voke Holds Public Auction

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BROCKTON--The Southeastern Regional School District will hold a public auction of surplus items ranging from tables, chairs, saws and ladders to a sanding machine, and air conditioning unit.
The public, silent auction will be held Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vocational-Technical High School located at 250 Foundry St., S. Easton.
Some items are in working condition others are not.
Click this link to view the list of items available for public auction.

Food, Fun, Raffle Supports Family and Community Resources Inc.

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BROCKTON--Family and Community Resources Inc. in Brockton will host a fundraising event Thursday, June 2 at J.P. Ryan's in Abington from 6 to 8 p.m.
The event will help support awareness for children and adult victims of domestic violence.
The highlight of the fundraiser will be the announcement of the winner of a raffle for two Red Sox tickets that three rows behind the Red Sox dugout.
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