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  1. National Grid cuts power in Brockton after manhole explosionRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 15 | Boston Herald

    National Grid workers remain on the scene of an explosion in downtown Brockton that originated from two manholes late Tuesday night, according to the city's fire department At 11:02 p.m., the Brockton Fire Department received a report of heavy black smoke permeating from manholes at the intersection of Montello and Court streets. National Grid cut power to the entire Brockton grid remotely and arrived in less than 20 minutes to address the situation, said Kevin Galligan, deputy fire chief at the Brockton Fire Department.


  2. High School Basketball: Cathedral doubles its funRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 11 | Boston Herald

    BROCKTON As his players began their walk to mid-court for the opening tip, Cathedral head coach Larry Merritt knew his team could not get complacent, facing a Monomoy squad that had been on fire of late. The second-seeded Panthers were anything but on Friday night, as they clinched their third straight trip to the Div.


  3. Feds: Teen was sold for sex by Brockton manRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 11 | Boston Herald

    A 24-year-old Massachusetts man is facing sex trafficking charges after prosecutors say he repeatedly sold a teen he met online for sex through advertisements he posted on A federal grand jury in Providence has returned a four-count indictment charging Andrew "Andy" J. Joseph, of Brockton with trafficking a 15-year-old girl across state lines for the purpose of criminal sexual activity.


  4. DNA used to create suspect sketchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 9 | Boston Herald

    GRUESOME DISCOVERY: The area in Brockton near where two women's remains were found in the woods off North Quincy Street in December 2014 is marked by crime scene tape. Staff Photo by Nancy Lane The sister of a Brockton woman murdered by a serial rapist and killer said a composite sketch based on his DNA gives her new hope the suspect will be caught before he strikes again.


  5. Woman convicted of operating prostitution ring gets 2 yearsRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 2 | Boston Herald

    A Massachusetts woman convicted of running a prostitution ring out of two day spas she owned in Brockton and Norwood will serve time in prison. Fifty-year-old Terry Mussari, of Stoughton, received the mandatory minimum sentence of two years behind bars on Wednesday in Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham.


  6. State: High school grad rates improve for 10th straight yearRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 28 | Boston Herald

    Massachusetts education officials say high school graduation rates are continuing to improve and that the gap between white and minority students is narrowing. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said Tuesday that 87.5 percent of the more than 74,000 students who entered as ninth-graders in 2012 graduated high school within four years.


  7. Cops: Victim tried to catch a.m. trainRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A 75-year-old man who was struck and killed by a commuter rail locomotive early yesterday morning appeared to have been trying to catch the train before he was hit, police say. The man, identified last night as John Hamilton, was struck about 7:15 a.m. by a commuter train that was departing the MBTA's Brockton station, according to transit police.


  8. Charles M. Altieri, at 86, of Brockton, Army vetRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2017 | Boston Herald

    His companies produced multiple projects in the Brockton area, Boston, and Cape Cod, including Christ the King Church in Mashpee, over the past 60 years. Mr. Altieri served as director of Covenant Health Systems, past director of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Rotary Club, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, Mason Contractors Association of Massachusetts, and a member of the Knights of Columbus Seville Council in Brockton and a board member of Massasoit Community College Foundation.


  9. Heartless vandal ruins church statues, Eagle Scout's projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Boston Herald

    WHY? A vandal or vandals have struck at St. Edith Stein Church in Brockton for the second time in less than a year, defacing several statues with paint. WHY? A vandal or vandals have struck at St. Edith Stein Church in Brockton for the second time in less than a year, defacing several statues with paint.


  10. Woman convicted of running prostitution ring out of spasRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A Massachusetts woman has been found guilty of running a prostitution ring out of two massage parlors she owned in Brockton and Norwood. State Attorney General Maura Healey's office announced Tuesday that a Norfolk Superior Court jury on Monday convicted Terry Mussari of charges that include maintaining a house of prostitution.


  11. Chabot: Arch Angels bedevil T cops with civilian patrols in BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2017 | Boston Herald

    'PREVENT CRIME': Arch Angels members Marty Baird, left, Harry Green, center, and Paul Wilkinson, shown on Boston Common, are on patrol in the Hub. A crime-fighting citizen patrol group modelled on the Guardian Angels - with similar red berets and embroidered red jackets - are back on the streets of Boston and in MBTA subway trains, and the T cops aren't happy about it.


  12. Massachusetts man pleads not guilty in child rape caseRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A Massachusetts man awaiting trial on charges of raping a young girl has been indicted for related charges in another town where the girl lived. The Sun Chronicle reports 47-year-old Felipe Gonzalez, of Brockton, was arraigned on charges of aggravated rape and indecent assault and battery in Attleboro District Court on Monday.


  13. Father killed in Brockton shootingRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2017 | Boston Herald

    The Brockton Enterprise reports that the victim of the Saturday night shooting, Jermaine Smith, was a father of five children.


  14. DA: Man wanted in fatal shooting of ex-girlfriend hanged self in woodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Boston Herald

    Lexington Street in Brockton the scene where Eugenia Gomes Monteiro, 30, was found shot to death. A suspect, Matias Andrade, 38, was later found hung to death in the woods in Braintree, by an apparent suicide.


  15. DA: Former boyfriend suspected in Brockton woman's slaying hung himselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | Boston Herald

    The scene of yesterday's murder of Eugenia Monteiro, who was shot to death on Lexington Street in Brockton. Staff photo by Faith Ninivaggi A Brockton man suspected of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend in a jealous rage hung himself in the woods off I-93 in Braintree after the victim sent a chilling text message to a friend fearing for her life if the suspect learned of her new relationship, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said.


  16. Boyfriend of slain Brockton woman found deadRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A man suspected of shooting and killing his girlfriend in Brockton was found dead in an apparent suicide in Braintree, according to the Plymouth District Attorney's office. Massachusetts State Police detectives located the dead body of 38-year-old Matias Andrade in a wooded area off of Route 93. He had been sought in the shooting death of his 30-year-old girlfriend, Eugenia Gomes Monteiro, who had been found dead in her apartment Monday evening.


  17. Woman, 30, killed in Brockton shootingRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A 30-year-old woman was found shot death last night in Brockton and cops are hunting for the woman's boyfriend, authorities said. The woman, identified by investigators as Eugenia Gomes Monteiro of Brockton, was found by a family member who called police, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz's Office.


  18. Frank A. Roscoe, at 84, of Brockton, vet, pilotRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2017 | Boston Herald

    He was a member of the EAA in Mansfield and the Quiet Birdmen, a national organization of pilots.


  19. Bicyclist struck and killed by truck in Brockton has been identifiedRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | Boston Herald

    A 51-year-old bicyclist struck and killed Tuesday by a truck in Brockton has been identified as police continue to investigate the incident, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today. Richard K. Johnson was struck by a box truck in the area of North Montello and Locust Streets in Brockton, Cruz said.


  20. Repeat drunken driver held after allegedly rear-ending cop cruiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | Boston Herald

    BIG TROUBLE: Repeat drunken driver William Shea, 56, of Brockton is seen at his arraignment in Brockton District Court yesterday. Shea rear-ended a police cruiser in West Bridgewater, police and prosecutors said.


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