Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Charity Guild Concert Friday

BROCKTON--The Charity Guild’s merry and bright celebration of the season, “A Doo-Wop Holiday,” will be held Friday evening, Dec. 2 at the Martin Institute at Stonehill College.
This concert will include delightful pop tunes of the 50s and 60s as well as yuletide classics.
All proceeds benefit the Guild’s food pantry in its ongoing struggle to feed the hungry and to fight poverty in Brockton.
Featured vocalists will be Lynne Albanese, Nancy Gustafson, Lia Macrina and surprise guests.
Vincent Macrina and the United Brass Quintet will also perform.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. for cocktails followed by a buffet at 7, and the concert from 8 to 10 p.m.
Tickets are $55 for dinner and the concert or $25 for the concert alone.
There are four ways to reserve a spot at this always popular event:
*Phone Barbara Janelli, Guild president, at (508) 583-3117.
*Mail a check payable to The Charity Guild, P.O. Box 2372, Brockton, MA 02305.
*Stop by the Guild at 501 Main Street in Brockton, at the corner of Dover, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
*Easiest of all, go online to, where you may pay with a credit card or PayPal.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

$40,000 Grant Aids Brockton Health Center

BOSTON--Brockton Neighborhood Health Center was among 24 community organizations in Massachusetts who were awarded more than $1.2 million in grants from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.
These grants, announced Nov. 8 in a prepared statement, include $40,000 to Brockton Neighborhood Health Center which will use the money to provide outreach and individual assistance with applications, referrals to primary care providers, education on health plans, and assistance with annual renewals.
The program will focus particularly on assistance to those attending local food pantries and being released from the Plymouth House of Corrections.
“Our grantees’ efforts have ensured health care access and improved the system for thousands of Massachusetts residents,” said Sarah Iselin, president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. “We look forward to their new approaches to addressing coverage and affordability in their communities.”
The foundation made the grants to organizations whose missions are dedicated to promoting the health care needs of uninsured and low-income residents.
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Brockton Police Log Updated...

to Nov. 21, 2011. To view click Brockton Police patch to right or click here...


Parents’ Academy,Family Night – ZUMBA Fitness Program, Arnone School ~ 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Arnone: Grade 3 Field Trip Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton. During School
Davis: Title One ~ Family Book Talk Pizza – Mr. Ferrari 10:30 a.m.
Davis: P.T.A. Meeting Café 6 p.m.
South: School Improvement Council Meeting. Prinicpal’s Office, 5:30 p.m.
South: P.A.C. Meeting. Café 6 p.m.
West: Book Fair, During School

Monday, November 28, 2011


BROCKTON--Here are some more pictures of this year's holiday parade.
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Since we marched with the Brockton Garden Club this year--full disclosure--this reporter is a member--we were able to get a completely different perspective from our experience in years past.
We got pictures of YOU!!
Plus, the Hallamore Clydesdales getting ready for the parade and bringing a whole new adventure to those who stopped off at the Main Library to join in the treasure hunt and were able to watch as the massive horses got ready for the big show!!
Happy Holidays!!

25th Annual Brockton Parade Impresses Newbies

By Lisa E. Crowley
BROCKTON—It may sound unbelievable, but Brockton Garden Club member Judy Burnett stunned those around her when she said Saturday’s 25th annual Greater Brockton Holiday Parade was the first parade she had ever attended or been a part of—at least that she can remember in 61 years.
“I’ve never been to a parade,” Burnett said matter-of-factly before she and members of the Garden Club walked the parade route dressed in vintage 1930s and 1940s style hats, raccoon and fur coats and leading a trailer depicting a homey Christmas scene, including a decorated Christmas tree, fireplace with stockings, and a rocking chair.
Burnett, 61, said when she was too young to remember she may have been brought to a parade by her parents, but she cannot recall from memory ever attending a parade, and was pleasantly surprised by the thousands of spectators who lined the parade route as well as the thousands of students, parents, coaches, businesses, and a host of local organizations who marched through the streets from Legion Parkway around the Main Street area and ending at City Hall.
“I’m impressed,” Burnett said. (Pictured at right) “This was a really good parade, and what a crowd,” she said.
For its 25th holiday parade celebration, organizers highlighted those who began the parade 25 years ago.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011


BROCKTON--Eat, drink and be merry!!
Happy Turkey Day!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Selling A Home Can Be A Laugh

BROCKTON--Tuesday night, Nov. 29, area realtor Lorraine Lalli will share her experiences as a real estate agent through humorous stories and anecdotes she has compiled into a new book, "The Real Estate Seesaw," a funny and humorous look at more than 35 years in the field.
"I have a guarantee," Lalli said. "If you don't laugh you can get your money back," she said.
The book release party will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at Tutto Bene, (formerly Pasta Bene), 1040 Pearl St., Brockton.
Tickets for the party cost $25 per person and includes pizza, salad, cash bar, and a copy of her book.
Party goers must RSVP by Friday, Nov. 25.
Anyone wishing to purchase the book only, can do so by contacting Lalli at or by calling her at 508-930-6185.
The book costs $12.75, which includes tax.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Alleged Drug Theft, Aria Day Spa Employment Connect Weymouth Murder Victim To Brockton Rooming House

By Lisa E. Crowley
BROCKTON—Had 24-year-old Caylin Rudolph not been allegedly murdered by her brother Donald in Weymouth, she would have been scheduled to appear in Brockton Superior Court to face one count of larceny of a drug.
According to a Brockton Police report, Rudolph was to receive a summons for the alleged theft of 29 Clonazepam pills, a charge made by Wenonah Bowen, who periodically stayed at a Brockton rooming house at 220 N. Main St. (Rudolph pictured at top)
Bowen’s complaint was filed with Brockton Police on Oct. 6, at 6:41 a.m. (Bowen pictured second from top)
No other charges are listed against Rudolph in Quincy or Brockton courts.
“Had she not been killed she would have been in court,” said Brockton Police Capt. Manuel Gomes, who noted Rudolph’s death in the gruesome Weymouth triple homicide was a sad situation.
In the report, Bowen states she worked with Caylin Rudolph at the Aria Day Spa in Brockton, which was raided Oct. 22 by police units assigned to the Attorney General’s Office.
The state Division of Professional Licensure shows Rudolph was a registered aesthetician and Bowen a licensed massage therapist. The state agency does not list places of occupation.
Aria Day Spa owner, Terry Mussari, 45, of Stoughton, has been charged with deriving support from prostitution for activities at the Aria Day Spa in Brockton and two others in Canton and Norwood.
The AG’s office also alleges employees at the day spas were selling drugs to customers and among themselves.
Caylin Rudolph was issued an aesthetician's license in May 2005 from Weymouth Vocational High School.
The license expired on Oct. 21, the day of her 24th birthday.
Authorities believe Caylin Rudolph was brutally murdered, along with her mother Paula, and her mother's boyfriend Frederick Medina, by brother Donald Rudolph in Weymouth on the night of Nov. 10.
Gomes said it often takes several weeks to several months before complaints are scheduled for hearings and in Rudolph’s case a hearing had not been scheduled prior to Rudolph’s murder.
In light of Rudolph’s death, Gomes said the charge against Rudolph, which is a felony, likely will not proceed through the courts.
It is unclear what would have happened to the charges against Rudolph had the summons for a court date been processed completely before her murder.
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Brockton vs. B-R Thanksgiving Football Game Rescheduled

BROCKTON--Due to weather concerns, the Thanksgiving Football game between the Brockton High School Boxers and Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School Trojans has been moved to 10 a.m. Thursday, November 24th at B-R.
The game had been set for Wednesday evening.
This is the second year of a new Thanksgiving rivalry between the two football powerhouses. Last year, B-R bested the Boxers at Marciano Stadium on Thanksgiving. This year, the Boxers are looking to redeem themselves on the road.
“These are two strong, well-matched teams on the south shore. It’s a natural rivalry,” said Athletic Director William Devin.
Each year, the home team determines the time and date for the game.
Pregame tickets will still be sold at Brockton High tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve Football Tix On Sale

BROCKTON--The Brockton High School Athletics Department will sell tickets for the Thanksgiving football game on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in the BHS Red Cafeteria. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for students during this pre-sale event.
Tickets purchased at the gate will cost $8.
Don't forget!!!
This year's Thanksgiving game will take place Thanksgiving EVE with Brockton High School taking on Bridgewater-Raynham at B-R on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Festivities begin at 6 p.m.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Last Day To Vote In Kennedy Playground Contest

BROCKTON--We have until midnight to vote and help Kennedy Elementary School win a new playground through a contest run by Miracle Playground...
VOTE Today!!
Here's the link:
Also, scroll down to Friday's post about Cumberland Farms and Kennedy pairing to raise money toward the playground.

Christmas Spirit Fills Brockton's Downtown

BROCKTON--Nearly 1,800 people gathered in Brockton's downtown to celebrate the holiday season and once again break the city's own record for the most people in one place wearing Santa hats.
John Merian, owner of Tuxedos by Merian, who is trying to turn the city's downtown into "Christmas Town," said organizers tallied 1,792 tickets and exceeded expectations during Sunday's holiday primer.
"It was a great day," Merian said.
Thousands turned out on an unusually warm day and enjoyed music, raffles and a celebratory atmosphere.
The 1,792 people who wore Santa hats blew away Brockton's record of 872 set last year.
On Friday, more than 2,500 Brockton High students donned red felt hats and more than 14,000 were given to Brockton's school children before Sunday's tally, but that didn't stop thousands from joining in the fun.
"We're wearing our Santa hats," said Deanna Greenstein, who joined the third annual Santa Hat Day for the first time with her 20-month-old daughter Sadie, 5-year-old son Damon and 4-year-old son Ashton.
Numerous organizations hosted games and information about their groups, and hundreds followed Santa, a costumed reindeer and snowman courtesy of radio station WROR.
Merian--who launched the Santa Hat Challenge three years ago as a way to spark downtown business and awareness of Brockton's James Edgar, considered the first department store Santa--is a featured interview in a new docummentary, "Becoming Santa," which is expected to be aired on the Oprah Network next month.
Click here to visit the documentary's website.
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Brockton Police Log Updated....

BROCKTON--to Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. To view click Brockton Police patch at right or click here...