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Sunday, November 10, 2013


Brockton- Brockton Junior Boxers Cheerleaders are at Regionals in Springfield and ONE win away from a trip to Florida to compete in the Pop Warner Tournament. Please Share $ Like their Facebook page and lets get those likes to 850 by the end of Today!!!

Tomorrow our C & D1 Squads are playing in Wareham and if they win both of those teams will be Florida Bound, and they will NEED SUPPORT from our City of Champions with a fundraiser like we have never seen before in this city!!!!

Everyone knows what a trip to the Little League World Series did for Middleboro! This would be one of the BEST YOUTH stories in Brockton for 2013!

Show your support, and if you are ready to jump on board and help these squads get to Florida hit me up ASAP....


Keith "Sinista1" Hayes

Host "Final Round" Sun at 8P on "The Booth" Tue at 7P Co-Host "Drafting the Circuits" Wed at 9P on



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Brockton Public Library presents DVD Donation Month

November is DVD Donation Month at Brockton Public Library. Help us expand and update our DVD collection by donating DVDs in excellent condition and original packaging. Please, no DVDs older than 10 years, and no VHS. During the entire month of November, we will happily accept all new movies, TV series, and made for TV movies. Think comedies, dramas, food and cooking shows, Hallmark Hall of Fame, concerts and performances, BBC productions, children’s movies, and popular TV series. Please bring your donations to the main circulation desk. These donations will become part of our collection for borrowing. Any materials that the library cannot accept will be given to the ongoing Brockton Library Foundation book and DVD sale located in our gift shop on the main level. Thank you for thinking of Brockton Public Library during the month of November.

Brockton Public Library is located at 304 Main Street, Brockton, Mass. 508-580-7890. All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. You do not have to be a resident of Brockton to attend. We are a member of Old Colony Library Network (OCLN.) Any resident of Massachusetts can register for a free Brockton Public Library card; bring photo ID and proof of current address to the main circulation desk. For more information, call 508-580-7890 x101. For branch hours and locations, calendar updates, and online/downloadable products, check out our website at; Twitter at brocktonlibrary; Facebook fanpage at

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


 (Brockton, October 22, 2013) – On Friday, October 25th, from 8:00pm - 9:50pm, FMC Ice Sports will be hosting a spooktacular Halloween DJ Public Skate event at the Asiaf Skating Arena in Brockton, MA.  A live, ice-side DJ will be taking requests and playing today’s hottest hits and Halloween themed songs throughout the event. Costumes are encouraged, however, for safety reasons, masks and dangling fabric below the knees are not allowed.
General admission is $5 per person and rental skates are available for an additional $5 on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on this and other upcoming events, please visit the rink’s official website, or call 1-888-74-SKATE.

The Asiaf Arena is located at 476 Forest Ave Extension in Brockton, MA and is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts public ice skating facility, overseen by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and operated and managed by FMC Ice Sports.
About FMC Ice Sports:

Facility Management Corporation is an innovative leader of public recreational facility management, specializing in ice arena operations. FMC has been operating community ice arenas since its inception in 1992. The primary focus of the company is the development and expansion of affordable skating opportunities and the extension of the operating season at the ice arenas, providing year-round programming to local skating enthusiasts. For more information, please go to or call 1-888-74-SKATE.

Crescent Credit Union Expands Field of Membership

Brockton, MA, October 17, 2013 – At a special meeting of the membership held Tuesday, October 15, a quorum of Crescent Credit Union members voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the Credit Union’s bylaws governing the criteria which qualifies a person for membership. The measure will roughly double the geographic area and population of Crescent’s field of membership.

Massachusetts Banking Commissioner David Cotney had previously approved Crescent’s application to expand field of membership, leaving only the vote of Crescent members to finalize the effort. 

Prior to the vote, membership at Crescent Credit Union had been limited to anyone who lives or works in Plymouth, Bristol, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties in Massachusetts.

With Tuesday’s positive vote, effective immediately, Crescent Credit Union has expanded its field of membership to include anyone who lives, works, has a place of business, or attends school in Plymouth, Bristol, Norfolk, Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket and Suffolk Counties, as well as specific cities and towns in Middlesex and Worcester Counties in Massachusetts, and in Providence County, Rhode Island. (A complete listing of the counties, cities and towns can be found online at

Additionally, the amendment to the bylaws allows for immediate family members of current Crescent members to apply for membership, regardless of location.

“This is a significant milestone in Crescent Credit Union history,” said Crescent President & CEO Robert Gustafson. “This expansion will pave the way for future growth in other markets. It will help us meet an ever growing demand for our products and services using technology, especially the Internet. And, it will allow us to better serve our existing business partners, including the dealerships we work with.”

To meet the needs of the expanded field of membership, the Credit Union has already made significant investments in new technology, including enhanced online banking and bill pay, mobile banking with mobile deposit, and remote deposit capture for businesses.

About Crescent Credit Union
Founded in 1919 and headquartered in Brockton, Crescent Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution providing better banking solutions to over 48,000 members via 8 branch locations in Brockton, Taunton, and Norwell. For more information, please call 508-559-5400 or visit


Thursday, October 17, 2013


  • Dates: 20 – 20 Oct, 2013
5th ANNUAL PAWS IN THE PARK WALK AND FALL FAIR: Sunday, Oct. 20: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at NRT’s Sheep Pasture, 307 Main St., North Easton. Special demonstration by Flying High Frisbee Dogs. Event includes walk, bake sale, vendors, agility demonstrations, face painting, games and more! All proceeds benefit the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Mass. More information at and on


Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

  • Dates: 26 – 26 Oct, 2013                  
  • Location: Brockton, Mass.
  • Address: 10 Father Kenney Way
Brockton is a site for Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  Turn in your unneeded prescriptions medication on Saturday, Oct. 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Council on Aging, 10 Father Kenney Way.  The Drug Enforcement Agency will collect any expires, unused, and unwanted medications which will then be safely disposed of.

Brockton’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is sponsored by the DEA, Brockton Police Department, and the Brockton Mayor’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Coalition.


Trick or Treat hours this year in Brockton will be 4 to 7pm on Thursday, October 31st.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


registration now available for fall ii programs at the Asiaf arena

(Brockton, MA October 16, 2013) – Cooler weather calls for more ice skating and hockey! Registration for the Fall II session is now available for skating programs at the Asiaf Arena in Brockton, MA. The arena offers many programs for ice sports enthusiasts, including FMC Ice Sports' Learn to Skate program for skaters ages three to adults and advanced figure skating classes. Weekly public skate sessions, including the Friday night DJ skate from 8:00pm-9:50pm, are available for $5 per guest. Rental skates are an additional $5 per guest on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Fall II session begins the week of November 4th and registration is available online at or by calling 1-888-74-SKATE. The Asiaf Arena is located at 476 Forest Ave., Brockton, MA and is a Department of Conservation and Recreation ice skating facility managed by FMC Ice Sports.
About FMC Ice Sports:
Facility Management Corporation is an innovative leader of public recreational facility management, specializing in ice arena operations. FMC has been operating community ice arenas since its inception in 1992. The primary focus of the company is the development and expansion of affordable skating opportunities and the extension of the operating season at the ice arenas, providing year-round programming to local skating enthusiasts. For more information, please go to or call 1-888-74-SKATE.
Media Contact: Stephanie Mandigo                                                              
Phone: 888-74-SKATE x5059                                                                                        Fax: (781)-826-3089
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Great Fundraising Fun with the Animal Protection Center

Join the APCSM for these exciting events!

(each directly supports the care of homeless pets here at Adoption Center)

“Raising Dough” for the Animal Protection Center!

Enjoy a delicious pizza, sandwich or dinner at Papa Gino’s of Easton on Sunday Oct 20th  and 20% of your bill will go directly to support the APCSM.
It’s simple...
  1. Print the attached coupon
  2. Visit or call the Papa Gino’s at 595 Washington Street (rte 138) in Easton, 508-238-0118 on Oct 20th between 4 & 9pm
  3. Order any of the delicious items from their menu – you can dine-in or take-out (not valid on delivery)
  4. Present the coupon at time of payment & Papa Gino’s will donate 20% of your bill to the APCSM.
The Animal Protection Center thanks Papa Gino’s of Easton for their generous support!

Paws in the Park

When: Sun, Oct 20th
Where: NRT’s Sheep Pasture, Easton
What: Our annual fundraising walk & fall fair is in the planning stages. 
Are you a pet-friendly business that would like to promote your services & products to pet owners interested in animal welfare?  Perhaps you would like to support the walk ... e-mail to learn more.

Bake Sale

When: 2nd Weekend of Each Month
Where: At the Shelter
What: Delicious fresh-baked goodies with all proceeds directly benefiting the APCSM


BISSELL’s Partners for Pets

The APCSM is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our shelter. What’s more, every purchase goes towards an entry for us to win a $5,000 quarterly giveaway!

It’s simple. 

  • Shop pet products on 
  • Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
  • Then select our shelter!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013



Animal ID21093568 
Age2 years 5 days 
Intake Date9/28/2013 
McGraw did not know what to think of the camera! This sweet neutered male hound mix is about 2 years old. He's very friendly and pretty active. He has some manners to learn and will need a home with the time for training. Stop by to meet this handsome fellow!

If you are interested in adopting McGraw or to see other animals up for adoption please check out their website at APCSM

Contact us via mail:
Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts
1300 West Elm St. Extension
Brockton, MA 02301
Call us:
Contact us via email:
Interested in adopting? Please e-mail or call during our open hours

Friday, September 27, 2013

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital & SMG Presents Hope Hour

Today We are filming a breast cancer awareness video for charity and we need your help! We are asking members of the community to come to Campanelli Stadium to spell the word "HOPE" in the outfield for a special flyover in the video. Flyover begins promptly at 5pm so come early and socialize before we make our formation. 

There will be appetizers and a cash bar. Please wear pink if you have it, if not, we'll have a T shirt for you. Click here for more information. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Carpenter announces his plan to fight crime, telling residents that "Help is on the way."
BROCKTON -- Mayoral candidate Bill Carpenter unveiled his 10-point "Brockton Fights Back" crime-fighting plan to restore safe neighborhoods to the City of Brockton, today telling beleaguered Brockton residents that, "Help is on the way."
"The City of Brockton is at a crossroads. We will either roll over and let the criminals take control of our city or we will fight back. I choose to fight back!" said Carpenter. "We will take back our neighborhoods, block by block."
At the heart of the Carpenter 10-point plan is the following:
1. Relentless Pursuit: We will relentlessly, aggressively pursue, remove and prosecute every gang member, thug, pimp and drug dealer in the City of Brockton.
2. Saturated Enforcement: Increase police presence using motorcycle patrols and deploy traffic units to conduct motor vehicle stops in high gang/high crime areas. Utilize every available resource to take back control of the city.
3. Counter-Insurgency Techniques: Adopt counter-insurgency tactics, similar to those used by the U.S. Military in Iraq, to identify and remove urban terrorists from our neighborhoods.
4. Community Police: Every Brockton Police Officer will be a Community Police Officer, working within the community to establish a partnership with the residents of Brockton to fight crime in every neighborhood.
5. Community Involvement: Establish a Street Leader Program, Neighborhood Walks, and distribute materials to residents in multiple languages. Re-launch and promote a “Text a Tip” program, for anonymous reporting of information to police.
6. Police Hiring Plan: Create an aggressive hiring plan to increase the size of the Brockton PD. Proactive Policing will require more “boots on the ground”.
7. Quality of Life: Utilize City Ordinances to conduct Quality of Life Enforcement Campaigns in target neighborhoods. Enforce Loitering, Public Drinking, and Noise Ordinances. Apply the City’s Nuisance Ordinance to remove graffiti, junk vehicles and secure and clean up abandoned homes.
8. Drug Court: Work with State and County leaders to establish a Plymouth County Drug Court in Brockton. 90% of property crime is committed by people stealing to support a drug/alcohol addiction.
9. Community Forums/Programs: Establish regular community forums, meet with civic associations, faith-based groups and newly organized neighborhood associations. Develop & expand community based programs geared toward young people at risk.
10. G.R.E.A.T Program: Re-implement the G.R.E.A.T Program (Gang Resistance Education & Training) in the Brockton Public Schools as the first step in implementing anti-gang and anti-drug curriculum into our Middle and Elementary schools.
Carpenter also announced on Thursday that former Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Robert Hayden, has joined the campaign as his Special Advisor on Public Safety. Hayden is credited with creating Boston's first city-wide anti-crime gang unit. Hayden is also the former police chief in the City of Lawrence. He also served as Under-Secretary of Public Safety within the administration of the late Governor Paul Cellucci.
"The essence of any successful crime plan is to be relentless," said Hayden. "It is relentless pressure on criminals 24/7. We do that by using every available resource to take control back of the city. You send the message to the criminal element that their actions will not be tolerated and they will be arrested and relocated to a jail cell."
While all the candidates for mayor in Brockton support putting more police officers on the street, Carpenter believes he is the only candidate who has put forth a financial plan to fund the additional boots on the ground.
"I will aggressively develop our water, sewer and electricity resources to generate the revenue necessary to provide real property tax relief and put 50 more police officers on Brockton’s streets." said Carpenter. "The Brockton Police Department is drastically understaffed and there has been no attempt by the Balzotti administration in the past four years to put more officers on the streets.”

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Animal ID20363261 
BreedDomestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age3 months 6 days 
Intake Date7/2/2013 
Sunrise is an adorable 2 month old male kitten. He likes other cats and he loves playing with his toys!
Adopt and Protect this pet with the 24PetWatch Gift of Pet Insurance. Visit us at or call 1-877-291-1524.
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Shop now and save on: pet food, flea & tick, heartworm treatment, and more!

If you are interested in adopting Sunrise or to see other animals up for adoption please check out their website at APCSM

Contact us via mail:
Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts
1300 West Elm St. Extension
Brockton, MA 02301
Call us:
Contact us via email:
Interested in adopting? Please e-mail or call during our open hours

Monday, September 16, 2013

Grow Your Business Through Social Media & Email Marketing

Brockton, MA Sept. 12, 2013 – Crescent Credit Union is teaming up with the Metro South Chamber of CommerceGeek Girl, and Constant Contact to present a series of FREE workshops geared toward small businesses.

The workshops will be hosted at Crescent’s Community Learning Center, 115 Commercial Street, Brockton, MA. Registration and networking from 11:30am to 12:00pm, workshops from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. There is no cost to attend, and a light lunch will be provided to attendees who register in advance.

Session 1 on Friday, September 27, “Grow Your Business with Email & Social Media: Simple Strategies for Small Business” is designed to give small businesses and nonprofit organizations some simple ideas for growing their organizations using email marketing and social media. This class is best suited for beginners in online marketing.

Session 2 on Friday, October 18, “Simple Strategies for Better Event Marketing with Constant Contact” will provide solutions for small businesses and nonprofits to help make them more productive and professional looking. Attendees will learn best practices on how-to maximize attendance at their events including promoting your event using RSVP and social media, online registration, and pre- and post- event activities.

Session 3 on Friday, November 15, “Leveraging Facebook with Email Marketing: Social Media Made Simple” offers a basic review of the essential strategies and best practices a business or organization should understand to successfully get started with social media marketing.

Attendees for any and all of the workshops are encouraged to register in advance by contacting Kim Prosper at 508-586-0500 ext. 231 For more information about the workshops, visit Online registration is also available


Vice President, Marketing
Crescent Credit Union

1300 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 408-6320

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Stop, Think, Let it Go Barbecue this Friday, Sept. 6th.

BROCKTON — Mayor Linda M. Balzotti invites city youth to a barbecue at the Arnone School Friday, Sept. 6th as part of the city’s Stop. Think. Let it Go efforts. 

Stop. Think. Let it Go., a statewide initiative of which Brockton is part, encourages individuals to pause, and think about their actions, before rushing into violence to resolve a conflict. Many anti-violence programs currently operating in the city have followed the model. 

Friday’s event provides an opportunity for young people to come together to embrace it. 

The barbecue is sponsored by the Office of Mayor Linda M. Balzotti, the Safe Corners Street Outreach Program—a collaboration between the city and the Old Colony YMCA, and Boogie Down Brockton—a community group that practices the 12 principles of peace: love; courage; forgiveness; conflict is an opportunity for communication and positive dialogue; hope; justice; faith; empathy; avoid internal violence; attack the forces of evil; celebrate diversity; and unity, and endeavors to promote peace through peer education, training, supporting activities, events, and other initiatives. 

The event is free and open to the public and is geared toward youth. It will include: food, music, and a screening of the Stop. Think. Let it Go public service announcement. 

For more information, call the Mayor’s Office at (508) 580-7123. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Brocktons Lions Open House

Charity Guild Project Undercover

Project Undercover

New socks and new underwear are two of the most requested and least donated clothing items at thrift stores, homeless shelters and agencies serving low income residents.
The Charity Guild prides itself in helping Brockton's needy to maintain their dignity. That's why it is vitally important that you continue to donate new, unopened packages of socks and underwear for men, women and children.
Each donated item will go to someone in need and will help keep them warm and comfortable in every season.
Just imagine how you would feel if you didn’t have socks and underwear!
Donations are accepted at our Thrift Shop during regular business hours on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

The Charity Guild, Inc.
501 Main Street
P.O. Box 2372
Brockton, MA 02305-2372