June 21, 2020 ~ Building East Bridgewater 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. 
All sorts of great adventures are waiting at EB's Library.
Children's librarian Anne Vantran reads Chapter Bytes to give us a taste.
This week is Woof, by Spencer Quinn.
Check out more fun on: facebook.com/eastbridgewaterlibrary
Historical Tidbit:

The Romantic Era of Street Lamps
In East Bridgewater, different men and boys were placed in charge of the lighting of street lamps. The lamplighters were important men in the community. The lamps were filled in the morning with just enough oil to burn until midnight and were lit at sundown. During the ten days a month when the moon shone brightly, the lamps were not lit unless it was stormy. The lamps were taken home on Saturdays to be cleaned and parts such as wicks replaced. 

In the central part of town, a man driving an express wagon would ride from post to post removing the burned out lamps and replacing them with newly filled and clean ones. On March 6, 1893, it was voted "to see if the Town will appropriate a sum of money to maintain (electric) street lights." The electric street light did not replace the oil street lamps until 1906, at which time the lamplighters lost their positions.  
Facts from the East Bridgewater Sesquicentennial book

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Town Hall
175 Central St
Email & Phone contact only
Check the town website for important updates

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
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Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
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Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30p - 2:00p and last Saturday from 9:30a - 11:00a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month
Pre-packed bags for pick up only
Melissa Arcadipane
who won a
$50 gift certificate to Beauty Counter products  through Independent Consultant Christine Harkins. The clean revolution

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at the bottom of this newsletter.

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$20 gift certificate to
Color Street nail polish strips
from independent consultant Katie Ray 
town hall
Town Meeting
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7pm
Jr/Sr High School Auditorium
143 Plymouth Street

Image credit: Jim Weinfeller
Superintendent Legault would like to invite all PreK-12 grade students to pick up a Grab & Go Meal
June 29th from 10a - 12p
Jr/Sr High School, Rt 18 side
Superintendent Legault, Dr. Williams and Principals will be outside (weather permitting) to say "We will see you soon"!
Regardless if you picked up in the past or you’re a first time Grab & Go meal participant, stop by to see them!
East Bridgewater High School Graduation Ceremony
For Class of 2020
On June 7th, students of the graduating class of 2020 at East Bridgewater High School had the opportunity to individually take their diplomas and walk across the stage to an audience of their peers, families, and faculty. The students faces beamed as they held up their diplomas on stage. The ceremony began with the Star Spangled Banner, speeches from the EBHS principal, the chair of the school committee, and recognition for three students enlisted in military services. The ceremony ended with a car parade as a final send off for the students. Best of luck to the class of 2020 and all of your future endeavors!
Video credit: EBCAM
EBPD says Thank You!

Thank you to some of our residences for stopping by with a homemade card thanking us for our service!

Story and photo credits: facebook.com/eastbridgewaterpolice
Town Elections
Congratulations Peter Spagone Jr., we look forward to your service as town Selectman. Thank you Bill Dowling for your commitment, we hope to see you serve in another capacity.

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Join me in making a real difference. Brockton Public Library provides access to educational & cultural programs and resources to the greater Brockton Area, free!!! Brockton Library Foundation ... taking this a step further ... is giving away...

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All the basics of the birds & bees
Bird feeders & seeds
Garden & bee keeping supplies

 1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) Bridgewater 
(508) 697-0357

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
The Union Congregational Church's
Pastoral Search Committee is seeking your Feedback!!
The Union Congregational Church (105 Pleasant Street – The Church on the Hill) is in the process of seeking a new “Settled” Pastor. As a part of that process we were planning to reach out and meet with folks face to face to discuss and gather this information, but during these unprecedented times that’s not really an option. This process is not an effort to reach or attract new members; it is simply a way for us to learn from our neighbors.
For those who are interested, we’d like to provide you with two different options to respond;
1)If you’re a talker and would like to have a conversation with one of us (approx. 10 minutes), please send an email and include your phone number, your name (only first necessary) and a suggested time that would work best for you and your schedule.
2) You can simply send us an email and we will forward the questions to you for your consideration.
Please send all inquiries to office@uccofeb.org – Subject “Search Committee Questions” and we will respond accordingly.
We thank you in advance for your time and your willingness to help us in gathering this important information. www.facebook.com/UnionCongregationalChurchEB
Community Garden Spots Available
Right behind Community Covenant Church
400 Pleasant St.
We have a few plots left. Contact Kristy to
reserve one or two, ccceboffice@gmail.com. There is a nominal charge of $10 per plot, which goes toward upkeep and maintenance.
Annual Rabies Clinic at
Sachem Rock Farm
The Board of Health is pleased to announce the Annual Rabies Clinic is scheduled for:
Monday, June 29th
355 Plymouth St.
*Cats 5 - 6p must be in a carrier
*Dogs 6 - 7p must be leashed

Cash only fee of $10.
Proof of most recent vaccination required for 3 year booster.
Now offering Disinfectant Fogging & HEPA Vacuuming Services! 
  As small businesses start to return to work, HEPA vacuuming is an effective way to take the cleaning and sanitation precautions necessary for a safe environment.
(781) 910-5029
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EB Leaders Support Protesters and Speak to How EB Will Move Forward.
It was a heart-felt day of compassion and support, as hundreds of townspeople showed up to listen, and learn about the black experience in EB, and begin to formulate a way forward where all life is respected. Speakers included Nadia Clancy, East Bridgewater Selectman Carole Julius, Calice Morton, Carl Morton, Rev. Rachel Tedesco, Amari Henry, one of the founding members of EBJSHS Unity Club Jocelyn Williams, BCCR President Sam Baumgarten, Kathy Wood, and new EB School Committee member Amanda Colligan, They also heard from elected officials: Senator Mike Brady, State Representative Michelle Dubois, and Senator Walter Timilty. The BLM Rally & peaceful march was organized by Community Coalition for Change .
Prior to the event, Chief Paul O’Brien released this statement: Chief Paul O’Brien and the men and women of the East Bridgewater Police Department condemn the actions of the Minneapolis Police officers which resulted in the death of George Floyd.
“I speak for the entire staff when I say that Mr. Floyd’s death was shocking and his treatment by Minneapolis Police Officers is disturbing and intolerable,” Chief O’Brien stated. “The East Bridgewater Police Department stands with those working toward peaceful change wherever racism, hate, discrimination and violence exists.”
“While Minneapolis seems so different from our small community in East Bridgewater, I believe racism exists everywhere. We all need to do our part to put an end to this intolerance and make it clear that we are a community that has zero tolerance for racism and supports equality for all. We cannot be silent when it comes to standing for what is right and what is just,” Chief O’Brien said.
The East Bridgewater Police Department continuously updates its policies and procedures to ensure that our enforcement practices are fair and just.
The mission statement of the East Bridgewater Police Department clearly states that its officers are committed to working with the entire East Bridgewater community to make the town a safe and desirable place for all, and that they will partner with the community to solve problems and improve public safety in a manner that is fair, impartial, transparent and consistent. They stand with those members of the law enforcement community who abide by these same principles each and every day. Read More

Photo credits: David Tedesco, J.Rose and Community Coalition for Change FB Page
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Outside the East Bridgewater Post Office, a dancing eagle was spotted!

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  Historical Tidbit Question:
Who would replace the old lamps in town?

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On June 24, 2020 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
A Tribute to Fathers:
“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” ~Ken Norton

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ~Jim Valvano

“The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be seen never doing that of which you would admonish them.”
~ Plato

“The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.” ~ John Green

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” ~ Umberto Eco 
“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” ~Pam Brown

To Dads everywhere... have a wonderful day! ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, & Kayla Rose
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