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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.
Brockton Public Schools

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 ...
Brockton Public Schools

BPS FY15 Budget Update - August 1, 2014

BPS FY15 BUDGET UPDATEAugust 1, 2014   Number of BPS Employees Laid Off 63 This represents paraprofessionals, Monitor teacher assistants, administrative assistants, custodians, craftsmen and non-certified administrato Superintendent of Schools Kathleen A. Smith, JD, the School Committee and Executive Team are continuing their efforts to identify funds to restore more than 60 full-time positions were cut for the 2014-2015 school.  In June, the Brockton Public Schools was provided a Fiscal 2015 budget that is million short of level services. “Every position in this district is critical to ensuring that our students have access to the high quality education they deserve,” Smith said.  “We remain committed to finding every last dollar we have to make sure our schools continue to provide the excellent education that Brockton ...
Brockton Public Schools

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 ...
Brockton Public Schools

Mosquito Spraying Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MOSQUITO SPRAYING WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014 A number of Brockton Public Schools and the fields surrounding them will be part of a Brockton Department of Public Health ground-spraying program in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The following schools will be part of this program: Angelo Arnone Baker Gilmore  Plouffe Academy Brockton High School, including Marciano Stadium and the Manning Pool  In accordance with public health laws, the Brockton Public Schools is notifying the public of the mosquito control program, which is being undertaken by the Brockton DPH in conjunction with Plymouth County Mosquito Control. The above mentioned areas will undergo aerial spraying as part of the mosquito control program. This program is an added precaution, and health officials do not believe that the chemicals will ...
Brockton Public Schools

Adult Learning Center Celebrates End of Year Accomplishments

Adult Learning Center Celebrates End of Year Accomplishments   Brockton’s Adult Learning Center recently celebrated the end of the school year with four ceremonies honoring graduates and adult learners who accomplished educational milestones during the year. Founded in 1973, the Adult Learning Center offers four core areas of academic instruction. Basic literacy courses provide students with reading and mathematics comprehension to a 9th grade level and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) preparation courses help adult learners prepare for the HiSET (formerly the GED) test. English Speakers of Other Languages courses teach students how to understand and speak English and Family Literacy courses are geared toward ESOL students who have children in the Brockton Public Schools, teaching them how to help their children with ...
Your Town

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.
Your Town

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.
Your Town

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
Your Town

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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