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Act One, Scene I Presents "A Year With Frog and Toad" August 1st and 2nd

Act One, Scene I Presents “A Year With Frog And Toad” August 1st and 2nd   Brockton Community Schools’ Act One, Scene I summer theater program presents the toe-tapping musical “A Year With Frog and Toad” on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelson Auditorium at Brockton High School. The Tony-nominated Broadway smash stars more than 100 young actors and singers from Brockton and the surrounding towns. The longest running youth theater program in the area, Act One, Scene I is a four-week Community Schools summer program that teaches performers aged 10- to 16-years-old the fundamentals of staging a show, from dramatics and dialogue to set building, costuming, choreography and promotions. The show is staged by famed ...
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Prone Foundation Gives ,000 Scholarships to Four Graduates

Prone Foundation Gives ,000 Scholarships to Four BHS Graduates   The non-profit Prone Family Foundation has given four members of Brockton High School’s Class of 2014 a competitive advantage as they begin their college careers – each of the scholarship recipients were given a ,000 scholarship.  The funds will help the students pay for tuition, fees and books at the colleges or universities of their choice. “This is the kind of financial help that makes a college education possible for some very hardworking students,” said Brockton High School Principal Sharon Wolder.  “The Prone Family Foundation has made a significant investment in our Brockton High School students and I know the students will go on to do great things in their lives.” The Prone Family ...
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BPS FY15 Budget Update - July 21, 2014

BPS FY15 BUDGET UPDATEJuly 21, 2014   Number of BPS Employees Laid Off 66 This represents paraprofessionals, Monitor teacher assistants, administrative assistants, custodians, craftsmen and non-certified administrators. Brockton Public Schools administrators are working throughout the summer to find ways to redistribute staff and materials for the 2014-2015 school year after receiving a Fiscal 2015 budget that is million below level services. As it now stands, schools will open with 72 fewer paraprofessionals, monitor teacher assistants, custodians and administrative assistants.  Students and families will feel the pinch, too as the Brockton Public Schools have had to cut classroom supplies and materials, as well as after-school athletic and enrichment programs that had for decades offered students the opportunity to pursue their interests and hone their athletic ...
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Obituary: Allan S. Kaye

Kaye, Allan S. 80, died peacefully on July 15, 2014 at his home in Naples, FL. Born December 10, 1933 in Boston. He served in the US Army during the Korean War as a decorated combat photographer. After an Honorable Discharge, he returned home to begin his career as the Chief Newsreel Photographer for WBZ-TV Boston. He had a successful entrepreneurial career running various businesses such as drug stores, gift shops, liquor stores and a medical diagnostic company. He and his wife, Leatrice Kaye raised their family in Brockton, MA. He is survived by his wife, Leatrice Kaye and his children Barry and Celeste Kaye, Steven and Suzanne Kaye, Randall and Erinn Kaye. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; ...
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Head-on Collision Kills Whitman Woman

Margaret Spagnolo, 47, of Whitman, was pronounced dead at Brockton Hospital after the car she was driving collided with another vehicle in West Bridgewater last night.
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Obituary: Robert D. Ferrini

FERRINI, Robert D. 82, of Brockton, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Brockton. He was the husband of Eleanor (Tonelli) Ferrini; father of Jan Ferrini Giles and Robert D. Ferrini, Jr. A graveside funeral service will be held in Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater, on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Calling hours will be held in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rte. 123) BROCKTON, on Friday from 4-7 p.m. For directions, visit www.Russellpicafuneralhome.com
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Brockton After Dark Provides Evening Activities, Free Fun For City Youth In The Summer

BROCKTON AFTER DARK PROVIDES EVENING ACTIVITIES, FREE FUN FOR CITY YOUTH IN THE SUMMER   ATTENTION GOLFERS:There will be no golf atDW FIELD PARK GOLF COURSEon Tuesday, July 22nd  Hundreds of Brockton teenagers are spending their summer nights engaged in sports and enrichment activities as part of the Brockton After Dark.  Sponsored by Mayor Bill Carpenter and the Brockton Public Schools, the 11-year-old program has become a mainstay in the city, giving youths aged 13-20-years-old the opportunity to take part in soccer, tennis, swimming, social media/game nights, hip hop dance, basketball, volleyball, women’s field hockey, wrestling, flag football, boxing at Cappiello Gym and now golf programs – all for free on Monday through Thursday nights. “Brockton After Dark gives Brockton kids a positive and ...
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Obituary: Kenneth P. Gorman

Gorman, Kenneth P. Of White Horse Beach, formerly of Brockton, Avon, Randolph and Stoughton. July 4, 2014. Age 93. Loving Father of Diane Sanford and her husband, Frederic of White Horse Beach, Michele Gorman of Florida, Daniel Gorman of Plymouth, William Gorman of Hawaii and Robert Gorman and his wife, Helenmarie of Florida. Dear brother of the late Marjorie Snider and Lorraine Taylor. He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, his former spouses, Virginia (Daniels) Kindem of Avon and Liselotte (Kuehl) Bader of Florida and his many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services in Celebration of Ken's life on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the ...
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Obituary: Robert Cook

COOK, Robert ("Bob") 74, of Brockton, formerly of Hyde Park, passed away July 8, 2014. Beloved husband of almost 54 years to Janet (Donovan) Cook. Adored father of Anne Marie Cook and Susan (Cook) Kelly of Braintree and Liz (Cook) Bugbee of Norfolk. Much loved and devoted grandfather to Sara, Bridget and Sean Kelly, and Tucker and Emily Bugbee. Cherished brother-in-law to Margaret Roberts, and father-in-law to Scott Bugbee and Mike Kelly. Son of the late Hubert and Mary Cook of Hyde Park. Brother to Paul Cook of Plymouth, Bill Cook of Dedham and the late David Cook. Bob loved his family, and will be greatly missed. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m. ...
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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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