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TO DO: Celebrate the season with a pow-wow in Randolph


Aminah Pilgrim of the University of Massachusetts/Boston will present stories of women who have emigrated from Africa, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Brockton Public Library, 304 Main St. Audience members will be invited to share their stories. For more information ...

Police: Stray bullets fired into bedroom of 5-year-old girl in Brockton


BROCKTON, Massachusetts — Authorities say officers responding to a call of shots fired found that bullets ripped through the bedroom of a 5-year-old girl in Brockton. Police say it happened shortly after midnight Wednesday. The girl's pink comforter was ...

Boston-To-Cape Train Returns Friday With Additional Service


“Brockton has 100,000 folks that live in that jurisdiction ...
the director of the advocacy group Transportation for Massachusetts, points out. “Every transportation mode is subsidized in some way by taxpayers,” she said. Still, the CapeFLYER train ...

Brockton's water diversion to Silver Lake upsets regional commission


Brockton’s water systems manager, Brian Creedon, denies that bacteria levels are at a high enough level to pose a public safety danger. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, which had an advisory out about the bacteria last year ...

Massachusetts is trying to undo the work of a rogue crime lab scientist


listens to the judge during her arraignment at Brockton Superior Court in Brockton, Massachusetts January 30, 2013. BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts’ top court on Monday paved the way for potentially thousands of people convicted of drugs crimes to be ...

Westover Air Show traffic: Visitors report 6 hour drive from Brockton, 4 hours from Springfield


Traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike near Ludlow and Chicopee was steady ...
The Rico family left their Brockton home at 8 a.m. and made it to Exit 8 in Palmer at 10 a.m. Then it was a bumper-to-bumper slog the rest of the way and they didn't make it ...

SE Mass. casino proposals down to New Bedford, Brockton; Somerset group withdraws


BOSTON — The competition for the state’s last remaining casino license is down to proposals from New Bedford and Brockton after Crossroads Massachusetts withdrew its application for a casino in Somerset. The development comes 10 days after Crossroads ...

Brockton Voters Narrowly Approve Casino Plan


Casinos only need a small edge over their players in order to score a win in the long run. Backers of a proposed resort in Brockton, Massachusetts are hoping that the same can be said for casino referendums. Voters in Brockton narrowly approved a plan to ...

Voters support Brockton casino in narrow margin


BROCKTON, Massachusetts -- Voters narrowly endorsed a proposal that would see a casino resort on the Brockton Fairgrounds, Boston.com is reporting. 14,000 people voted in the referendum and only 143 votes separated the two positions, the report said.

Brockton voters approve casino, barely


Should prospective developer Mass Gaming & Entertainment win the southeastern Massachusetts license, it would pay Brockton $10 million per year. The business is a subsidiary of midwest casino company Rush Street Gaming, and is partnered with fairgrounds ...

Open house on 5/22/2015 at 29 Breer Street Brockton, MA 02301


Date: 05/22/2015 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM   For Directions: click on the map image or feel free to contact me.   For more information: click here for the full details   QUAINT & COZY 2-3 BEDROOM C…

Stray Bullet Lands On Slipper In Sleeping Brockton Girl’s Bedroom


http://media.boston.cbslo cal.com/CBSBOS_2105201517 462600000AA.mp4 BROCKTON (CBS) – A young girl was unharmed when a bullet flew into her Brockton bedroom, but her family remains shaken by th…

Single-Family – 47 Armiston Street Brockton, MA 02302 is now back on the market!


ON A DEAD END STREET, ABUTT AMES NOWELL PARK ABINGTON LINE , FENCED IN YARD. FIRE PLACE LIVING ROOM, HARDWOOD FLOORS. GREAT FAMILY AREA. THIS IS TRULY GREAT PRICE!!! KITCHEN DATED. NEEDS SPRUCING UP,…

COFFEE HOUSE HELD AT CREATIVE CHANGES CENTER IN BROCKTON


Sterling Koch performed during the latest Coffee House held Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Creative Changes Center For Arts and Humanities in Brockton. The event is free. The next Coffee House event at th…

Another Property Sold in Brockton, MA


Brockton, MA: This Single-Family in Brockton, MA recently sold for $145,920. This is a Ranch style home and features 7 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.22 acres, and was sold by Equity Rea…

Video Tour – Single-Family Home – Brockton, MA 02302 Real Estate – For Sale


BROCKTON 4 BEDROOM 1.5 BATH RANCH STYLE HOME THAT HAS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED AND IS IN MOVE-IN-READY-CONDITION IS NOW FOR SALE! GROWING FAMILY??? VIEW THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME & FALL IN LOVE WITH ITS DECORAT…

Single-Family – 20 Ellen Rd Brockton, MA 02302 is now new to the market!


BROCKTON 4 BEDROOM 1.5 BATH RANCH STYLE HOME THAT HAS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED AND IS IN MOVE-IN-READY-CONDITION IS NOW FOR SALE! GROWING FAMILY??? VIEW THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME & FALL IN LOVE WITH ITS DECORAT…

Eye On Education: ‘Coaching 4 Change’ In Brockton


http://media.boston.cbslo cal.com/CBSBOS_0405201517 503800000AA.mp4 BOSTON (CBS) – When you talk about role models for kids we often think of someone who has sacrificed to make a difference. …

Murder Suspect Arrested In Brockton Basketball Brawl


BROCKTON (CBS) — The suspect in a deadly Brockton basketball brawl is being held without bail after appearing in court Monday morning. Anildo Lopes Correia, 24, was arrested in Fall River Sunday nigh…

Arrest made in Brockton basketball court stabbing


BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal stabbing during a brawl on a Brockton basketball court last week has been captured. The Plymouth district attorney’s office said in a statement Monday th…




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People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015

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The Guardian and a warning to BROCKTON MASSACHUSETTS: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in BROCKTON MASSACHUSETTS

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]










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