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Barrett Russell School Celebrates Peace in Memory of Martin Richard

Barrett Russell School Celebrates Peace in Memory of Martin Richard   The Barrett Russell School in Brockton held it’s first-ever Peace Day Celebration April 17th thanks to the inspiration and support of the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation.  Throughout the building, kindergarteners wrote messages of hope, colored cards and letters to thank first responders, and took time to be kind to each other. “Today is really about education and community, and that’s what the Martin Richard Foundation is about,” said Barrett Russell Kindergarten Teacher Alexandra Kay.  “Our students are part of something that is a lot bigger, and I am proud that we all have such a positive focus." On Patriot’s Day, Kay will run the Boston Marathon for the first time.  A distance ...
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Angelo School Principal Serves Up a Taste of Home with Portuguese Kale Soup

Angelo School Principal Serves Up a Taste of Home with Portuguese Kale Soup Angelo School Principal Márcia Andrade Serpa doesn’t count herself among the Master Chefs, but she does dish up a few choice selections very, very well.  Among her culinary masterpieces is Portuguese Kale Soup, a comforting blend of potatoes, chourico, two types of beans and kale that stirs up memories of her childhood growing up in New Bedford. “It’s my mother’s recipe, and it was a staple of my diet growing up,” she said.  On April 13, the principal donned a black chef’s coat in the school kitchen and dished out more than 550 servings of her soup to students and staff alike.  “We used it as an opportunity ...
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BHS Concert Choir Selected for Prestigious Performance

BHS Concert Choir Selected for Prestigious Performance   The highly-touted Brockton High School Concert Choir has been selected to perform at the 2015 National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference in Providence April 10th, a major honor.  Choral Director Matthew Cunningham submitted a recording of the Concert Choir’s performance last spring at Symphony Hall in Boston, and using a “blind audition” process, a panel of music educators selected BHS as one of only two high school choirs from the division’s 12 eastern states.  Performing groups range from middle school choirs to high school jazz bands to college wind ensembles, among others.  Longmeadow High School from Longmeadow, MA is the only other high school choir selected to perform. “It is quite an honor ...
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New Effort Seeks to Help Brockton Students Succeed Beyond High School

New Effort Seeks to Help Brockton Students Succeed Beyond High SchoolSchool district looks to build analytical capacity to determine what’s working The Brockton Public Schools, in partnership with the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board and Massasoit Community College, has been selected to take part in an innovative effort to ensure students graduate college and career ready. The initiative will help the school district build capacity to analyze data and evaluate the effectiveness of new instructional approaches. It is co-led by Boston University, the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and MassINC. The funding comes from a million grant through the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.Brockton will receive assistance from a skilled university researcher for the next ...
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Mayor's Office Seeks AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Youth Development Fellow

Mayor's Office Seeks AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Youth Development Fellow   AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellows deliver the resources young people need to be successful in life by creating, managing, and leading meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12. Fellow projects focus on mentoring, social and emotional learning, college and career readiness, academic enrichment, and community service-learning.  The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship achieves this by placing AmeriCorps Fellows with non-profit organizations and state/local government agencies that focus on fulfilling the needs of our youth by providing: a caring adult, a safe place, a healthy start, a marketable skill, and an opportunity to give back. Service Description BROCKTON-The Mayor’s Office of Brockton works collaboratively with other local agencies to provide resources for youth.  It is responsible for ...
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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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