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BAKER STUDENTS JUMP ROPE FOR HEART RESEARCH

BAKER STUDENTS JUMP ROPE FOR HEART RESEARCH Baker School students did their part to raise awareness of healthy lifestyles and funds to fight heart disease during the month of March.  This year, the entire school took part in the American Heart Association’s “Jump Rope for Heart Event,” raising ,578 to support research and education campaigns. “I thought this would be a good way to raise awareness of heart disease among our students,” said Baker School Physical Education Teacher Kathleen Lyczynski, who managed the event with all students, Grades Kindergarten to Five.  “It was also a great way to get kids moving, get them thinking about healthy lifestyles and to show them that they can make a difference in the world.” For the first ...
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BHS Drama Club to Compete in State Finals

BHS Drama Club To Compete in State Finals Friday The Brockton High School Drama Club will compete Friday in state finals of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild competition.  The drama club will stage its production of Gary Grinkle's “Battles with Wrinkles and Other Troubles in Mudgeville” Friday, March 27th at 7 p.m. at the Back Bay Events Center (John Hancock Theater) in Boston.   This year, 115 high schools participated in the competition, and BHS is among just 14 schools to make the finals.    “This is such a validation of what we do here.  Brockton is known for its support of the arts, and we are so proud to be competing at the state level again this year,” said BHS Drama Club ...
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BPS to Open on Good Friday

BPS to Open on Good Friday Brockton Public Schools will open for a half-day on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 to give the district flexibility after schools were closed six times for inclement weather.  The 2014-2015 winter is one of the snowiest on record in the Brockton area. “Holding school on Good Friday will give us added flexibility as we deal with the implications of a historic winter,” said Superintendent of Schools, Kathleen A. Smith, JD.  “We will open for a half day, and by doing so, our last day of school would be Friday, June 26.  That gives us two additional days – Monday and Tuesday, June 29th and 30th – in the event there need to be additional weather-related ...
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BPS STAFF & STUDENTS AMONG YOUTH FOUNDATION HONOREES

BPS STAFF & STUDENTS AMONG YOUTH FOUNDATION HONOREES   South Middle School Principal Kevin Karo and Save Our Sports (SOS), the non-profit community organization dedicated to ensuring athletics for Brockton Public Schools students, are among a distinguished group of honorees being feted this year at the Brockton Youth Foundation’s 7th annual Breakfast with Champions fundraising event Sunday, March 22nd.  Mr. Karo and SOS leaders will be honored alongside Brockton business leader, school booster and community activist John Merian; Amy Rossi of Bernardi Auto Group, a generous sponsor of the Brockton Public Schools; the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton, an active community service group in the city; Nina Bonanca, a 12-year-old East Bridgewater resident who raises money for the Brockton Blue Dog Shelter; Brockton ...
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PARCC Resources

PARCC Resources All students deserve access to a world-class education that will prepare them for success in college and careers. To work toward that goal, Massachusetts voluntarily adopted new, more rigorous academic standards in 2010. Brockton has developed its own curriculum to meet the new standards, and teachers have enhanced their daily instruction to help our students stay on track. However, higher standards alone is not enough to ensure that our students receive the excellent education they are entitled to. We also need high-quality assessments to measure students’ progress toward the new standards. The organization that is responsible for developing the assessments in our state is the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Beginning in March 2015, the Brockton Public Schools ...
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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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