November 22, 2020
~ Building Brockton Community One Positive Story at a Time
Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our Essential Workers Everywhere. They have made sure our groceries are available, our sick are cared for, the gas pumps are available, and the list goes on. They work. They expose themselves to the risks and get it all done. To all of you, thank you!
Our Brockton readers asked us to mention:
"My daughter, Christine Pinel and her husband Richard Pinel are essential workers. She is a nurse at a Nursing Home, he a department manager at Stop & Shop.
Because of Covid-19, many of the employees have left their jobs at the nursing home, for various reasons. She has been working double shifts and often going in on her days off to provide care. They have 2 children, both in elementary grades. I would love something good to happen for this dedicated couple." ~ Nancy Krause

" Jose Fontes, a devoted father of 4, is a very caring and giving individual. He would give his last penny if someone needed it. He has been through a lot in these last few years from being hit by a car on his way to coach soccer, needing major back surgery due to the accident, then losing his mother, and on her anniversary lost his father. Even through all his trials and tribulations he never gave up and stayed optimistic and determined. He continued his schooling for Electrical through surgery and recovery and finished. Even during Covid he was working then assisting others with whatever he could. He also volunteers coaching local city youth in soccer for the last 20 years. His concern is always with helping others and giving the youth hope for a better future whenever he can." ~ Janine
Historical Tidbit:
Brockton Co-operative Boot & Shoe

Enjoying a moment of relaxation in the cutting room of the Brockton Co-operative Boot & Shoe in the Campello section of Brockton. These women worked long, hard hours to produce the quality footwear for which the company was famous. The woman with her sleeves rolled up and bearing a big smile is Signe (Pearson) Peterson. No record of the others. Maybe someone can recognize a face or two.
~Photo & Story credit: Downtown Brockton Museum's Brockton History Facebook group, posted by Llyod F. Thompson III
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City Hall
45 School St

Check the city website for important updates

Brockton Public Library
Main Library - 304 Main St. 508-580-7890
East Branch - 54 Kingman St. 508-580-7892
West Branch - 540 Forest Ave. 508-580-7894

Council on Aging 
 10 Father Kenney Way 508-580-7811
Email & phone contact only

There are 13 food pantries in Brockton.
Mary Blye
won a
$20 gift certificate to
from independent consultant Katie Ray.

Play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.
You could win a 45 minute Reiki-treatment with Jacquelyn Rose.

Having fun donating Turkey's

~ 250 birds to the
City of Brockton.

Thanks Jorge DosSantos &
Luis Spears!

Far-reaching advantages
to shopping local.
By supporting local businesses, you are in turn supporting your local economy; significantly more money stays in a community when purchases are made at locally owned – rather than nationally owned – businesses. The U.S. Small Business Association and the U.S. Department of Labor report the positive impacts of small, independent business on local economies.
*Local businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses.

*For every $100 you spend at local businesses, $68 will stay in the community.

*Independent retailers return more than three times as much money per dollar of sales to the community in which they operate than chain competitors.

*Small businesses employ 77 million Americans and accounted for 65% of all new jobs over the past 17 years.

*Local businesses are owned and operated by your neighbors! They care about and are invested in the well-being of your community and its future.

*Local businesses are more accountable to their local communities and donate more money to non-profits.

*Supporting local businesses is good for the environment because they often have a smaller carbon footprint than larger companies.
Shop local, every day!!!

SPACE ADDED IN FREE, REMOTE TUTORING PROGRAM FOR BPS STUDENTS; FAMILIES CAN NOW BOOK 14 DAYS IN ADVANCE Brockton Community Schools is expanding our new free, remote tutoring program for BPS students to accomodate more families. We have added more ...

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Brockton Public Library Exhibit
Green Politics, an international poster exhibit from the collection of Stephen Lewis, is now featured in the Lingos Auditorium of the Brockton Public Library. Come see this collection of environmental-themed posters during our open hours (Monday through Friday, 9-12 and 1-4:30).
The posters in this collection reflect some of the issues that Green Parties and environmental groups have been particularly focused on. They include things like renewable energy, vastly expanding public transportation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, the practice of fracking to extract oil, elimination of nuclear weapons, cloning, genetically modified plants, protecting forests etc.
Free admission; fully accessible.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Brockton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by UFCW Local 1445 and Pipefitters Local 537.
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 Our region at your fingertips!
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Metro South Chamber of Commerce Works For YOU!
Fuller Craft: Don't miss this remarkable exhibition, extended to Nov 29, 2020.
"Shelter, Place, Social, Distance: Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection" adopts the COVID-19 lexicon as a conceptual springboard for exploring how the universal subjects of home, placemaking, community, and isolation are represented in Fuller Craft Museum’s permanent collection.
Image: "Walk Home" by Julie Elkins, 2003. Porcelain, 6.5 x 14 x 5″
Veteran's Day Commemorated: The Massasoit Veterans Center, along with the college’s Veterans and Servicemembers Club, hosted a ceremony to honor members of the United States Armed Forces.

After a brief speaking program, the college veterans raised a POW/MIA flag on the quad and unveiled a memorial POW plaque.


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 Historical Tidbit Question:
What section of Brockton was the Brockton Co-operative Boot & Shoe located?

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On November 25, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

“When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.” ~ Vietnamese Proverb

“The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

"Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” ~ Amy Collette

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” ~ Thornton Wilder
And here we are. Grateful for the health we have. Grateful for the friends and family who make us giggle.
Grateful for today.
That's it. That's all there is.

Being grateful for what comes my way.
; ) ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Sara Medeiros, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Sebastian Ladoulis
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