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The 6th largest city in Massachusetts, it is located 25 miles south of Boston. In 1883, Thomas Edison put the city on the electrical grid, giving it the first 3 wire underground electrical system. Somewhat surprisingly, the city produced 2 of the greatest boxers of all time, Rocky Marciano and 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler.

Population: 93092
Local Newspapers: Boston Globe Boston Herald
Local Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (NBA) Bruins (NHL) Red Sox (MLB) and New England Patriots (NFL) and Revolution (MLB)
Local Colleges: Boston College Boston University Harvard and MIT

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Towns/Cities near brockton, massachusetts : Abington Holbrook Randolph Sharon Bridgewater Hanson Foxborough Mansfield Center

Brockton News
Good Samaritan rescues rabbit stranded on the side of a Brockton road

Two weeks after arriving at the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, Simpson's ear was clear of mites and healing well. A rabbit that found himself stranded on the side of the road in Brockton did not have much longer to live - until he was rescued by a good Samaritan with great timing.

Editorial: Prison is no place to cure the opioid epidemic

In late September, David McKinley was found hanging from the top bunk bed in his room at a Plymouth treatment center for drug and alcohol dependency. As reported in the Globe , McKinley's suicide raises important questions about the suitability and management of the unit he was housed in for opioid use.

Man Charged with Assaulting MA Firefighter, Police Officers

A man who set his mattress on fire and stabbed himself is now charged with assaulting five officers and two firefighters, police said. Police charged 25-year-old Marcus Muzzy with nine offenses on Tuesday related to a fire at 749 North Montello St. early Sunday morning, police told The Enterprise.

Two teens arrested, charged with vehicle theft

Whitman police arrested two teenagers early Monday morning after they allegedly stole a pair of cars from a Brockton auto dealership. a 2011 Dodge Charger and 2011 BMW SE - heading down Washington Street, police said.

Brockton looks to lead school funding revolution

BROCKTON - A looming effort by the city's school district to force the state government to reform the way it supports public education is gaining more steam. Brockton's public schools plan to spearhead the effort - essentially, round two of a similar, successful push led by the district in the early 1990′s that resulted in the creation of the state's Chapter 70 education aid law and the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System - and have begun actively searching for other districts to join in an education equity lawsuit, as well as students to name as plaintiffs in the case.

College: Employee accidentally shot, injured another worker

Stonehill College spokesman Martin McGovern said Tuesday the shooting happened Oct. 11 in the plumber's shop of the school's Clock Farm. The employee has been terminated.

Fall River realtors, developers find success as apartments gain appeal from outside the city

Don't look now, but higher-end apartments - and there are more of them than you think - are getting harder to find in Fall River, and more expensive. "The rental market is very tight right now," said Ron Rusin, president of ReMax Right Choice, 570 Robeson St. "We do a lot of rentals.

State pays $248,000 to settle suit against Plymouth DA Cruz

PLYMOUTH – The state will pay $248,000 to settle a wrongful termination suit against Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz by a former prosecutor who claimed he was fired after blowing the whistle on problems in Cruz's office and refusing to contribute to the district attorney's re-election campaign. John Bradley, a former first deputy assistant district attorney in Cruz's office, will be paid $150,000 and be retroactively reinstated for 18 and a half months to allow him to be fully vested in the state retirement system, according to a copy of the settlement agreement obtained by the Patriot Ledger via a public records request.

When you're wanted by police, don't call them to your home

BROCKTON - A city man who called police to have people who were fighting removed from a home Monday ended up trying to call them off when he remembered he was a wanted man himself. State Police received a 911 call about 10:03 p.m. from a man who stated there were people fighting inside a first-floor apartment at 198 Howard St. The man, later identified by police as Yarder Richard Theragene, then hung up the phone, but immediately called back to tell police he wouldn't be at the scene, perhaps realizing he had outstanding warrants himself.

Two Brockton residents arrested for violent home invasion in North End

After a months-long investigation, two Brockton residents were taken into custody Friday for a violent North End home invasion in which a victim in a wheelchair was pistol whipped, Boston police said. Neil Tom, 28, and Julie Podier, 25, were charged with armed robbery, home invasion, and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon for the April 18 incident near 185 Fulton St., police said in a statement.

Joe Renaud's 1956 Chevy has the Right Vibe

One of the greatest questions presented in an advertising campaign for a movie has to be from the iconic film American Graffiti when they asked, "Where were you in 1962?". Even though the movie took place in California its vibe translated to every state and small town across America where cars and culture were in their absolute prime driven by teens moving onto adulthood.

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