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2015 BHS Scholarship Program Book Now Available

2015 BHS Scholarship Program Book Now Available College-bound Brockton High School seniors take note: the BHS Guidance Department has just published the 2015 BHS Scholarship Book on the Brockton Public Schools website.  For the third year in a row, seniors can apply for 28 scholarships with just the click of a mouse. “The college application and financial aid process is very involved and stressful, and we found last year that putting some of the scholarship opportunities online helped make the process easier for students and parents,” said Guidance Department Head Catherine Leger, a Brockton High School graduate. “Brockton students are very fortunate that so many of our alumni, teachers, community members and civic groups give generously to support 129 scholarship opportunities that ...
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BPS Kindergarten Registration Now Through May 8th

BPS Kindergarten Registration Now Through May 8th  The Brockton Public Schools is now enrolling Kindergarten students for the 2015-2016 school year.  Parents or guardians of children born in 2010 are invited to register their students for Kindergarten.  The district offers placements in nine K-5 elementary schools, two K-8 schools and at the Barrett Russell and Gilmore Schools.  Registrations are being conducted in alphabetical order by the parent/guardian’s last name (please see the schedule below).   Registration sessions are being held at the Parent Information Center, 43 Crescent Street, Lower Level from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Parents must bring proofs of residence and other documentation in order to complete the registration process; ...
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Title I Bingo for Books is a Big Hit in Brockton

Title I Bingo for Books is a Big Hit in Brockton On a cold January night, 200 students and their families braved the elements to pack the Kennedy School cafeteria for “Bingo for Books,” a family engagement event offered by the Brockton Public Schools Title I office. Students and parents sat together, carefully covering their numbers as Parent Education Specialist Lisa Zolga called out the numbers.  The excitement was palpable as lucky players called “Bingo!” and rushed to the prize table to select a brand new book to take home.  No one went home empty-handed, as every child had a chance to choose at least one book to add to their personal library.    “Bingo for books is a fabulous, free fun ...
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BHS School Council Invites Parents to Help Shape School Direction, Improve Opportunities

BHS School Council Invites Parents to Help Shape School Direction, Improve Opportunities Brockton High School Principal Sharon Wolder invites parents to join the Brockton High School Council, a dynamic group of parents and boosters who support the mission of the school and work to improve opportunities for students. “We know that people are busy, juggling career and work and family responsibilities, so we asked, ‘how can we balance the desires of the group with our need for community collaboration and input?’” Wolder said.  The result is “that each meeting has a theme that is focused on an issue or need members would like addressed.” The BHS School Council’s first meeting in 2015 focused on school safety and climate.  Each year, schools are required ...
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Author Reads "Willie the Wheelchair" to Gilmore Students

Author Reads “Willie the Wheelchair” to Gilmore Students Kindergarteners at Brockton’s Gilmore School had a special visitor January 5th: spoken word poet, artist and children’s book author Remon M. Jourdan read to the students from his book, “Willie the Wheelchair,” and shared his experiences with them.  The Randolph resident was paralyzed in a car accident and wrote the book as a way of talking to his then-5-year-old daughter about people with disabilities.  The story, illustrated by Syanne Djaenal, tells the story of  Willie, a fold-up wheelchair who feels isolated in a house full of chairs with typical legs.  But as the story progresses, it becomes clear that there is a place and a purpose for everyone, and we are all special. The message resonated ...
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Obituary: Eileen P. Mcvarish

McVARISH, Eileen P. (Cruise) (Hogan) 90, of Brockton, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Hogan and William F. McVarish; Mother of William Hogan; Sister of Brother Thomas J. Cruise, OMI. Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rt 123) BROCKTON on Friday at 9:30AM thence to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 439 West St., Brockton where a funeral mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul at 10:30AM. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours Thursday 4:00-8:00PM. For guestbook and directions, visit www.Russellpicafuneralhome.com
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Missing Disabled Teen from Mass. Found Safe

A 13-year-old disabled girl who was has been missing since Sunday has been found safe in Rhode Island.
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Obituary: Janet E. Forrester

FORRESTER, Janet E. (McKeon) Age 81, of Brockton, died August 4, 2014. Janet was the wife of the late Donald M. Forrester, daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Brennan) McKeon, mother of Mark D. and Scott A. Forrester both of Brockton; Susan M. Forrester of Whitman; sister of Priscilla Brown of Florida and the late Robert and Richard McKeon. Visiting Hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte 123) BROCKTON, Friday 4-7 p.m. Donations in Janet's name may be made to the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1300 W. Elm St. Ext., Brockton, MA 02301. For condolences and directions please visit www.conleyfuneralhome.com
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Brockton Police Searching for Missing Disabled Teen

Brockton Police are seeking the help of Rhode Island authorities to find a 13-year-old disabled girl who was reported missing Sunday.
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20 medical marijuana dispensary licenses awarded in Mass.

State health officials Friday released the names of companies that will receive the first 20 licenses to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts.
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Brockton woman charged with stealing goods, then a car in Hingham

A Brockton woman, previously convicted of larceny and fleeing Hingham police, will face numerous charges after allegedly stealing a car and then leading police on a chase through several South Shore towns.
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Braintree Scanner Tales: Drug arrest, car accident, bank robbery

Lynn man charged with drug possession, OUI accident causes power outage, Police search for bank robber
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Steward Hospitals, workers come to agreement on contract

Close to 5,000 health care workers who work at eight eastern Massachusetts hospitals ratified a new contract with Steward Health Care, the union SEIU 1199 announced Tuesday
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Citizens Bank grants to support groups working to combat homelessness

Four-hundred thousand-dollars in grants were recently distributed by Citizens Bank to 20 local non-profits that serve homeless individuals and families.
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