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Shooting leads to car crash in Brockton - Enterprise News

PHYSICIAN FOCUS: Practice mindfulness each day - Wicked Local

Hingham to get state's newest drug court - Enterprise News


Brockton has most dangerous intersection in state - Enterprise News

50th Anniversary Children's Concert unites Brockton musicians - Enterprise News

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BROCKTON LINKS: Brockton Enterprise - newspaper for Bridgewater MA.
Brockton Massachusetts - information to the people and business in Brockton and also a bit of history on Brockton MA.
Brockton Police Dept. - Brockton Police Department 7 Commercial Street Brockton MA.
Fuller Craft Museum - News and Events for the Fuller Craft Museum 455 Oak Street Brockton MA.

Metro South Chamber of Commerce - covering businesses of Bridgewater Canton Stoughton Easton Brockton Avon Abington.

BOCKTON MA FACTOID:

In 1649, Ousamequin (Massasoit) sold the surrounding land, then known as Saughtucket, to Myles Standish as an addition to Duxbury. Brockton was part of this area, which the English renamed Bridgewater, until 1821, when it became the town of North Bridgewater. Its name changed in 1874, after a contentious process finally decided on naming it after Isaac Brock, after a local merchant heard of Brockville, Ontario, on a trip to Niagara Falls.

Brockton was also home to three parochial schools (Sacred Heart, Saint Casimir and Saint Edward) which merged in 2007 to form two schools. Trinity Lower Campus at the former Saint Edwards school site, and Trinity Upper Campus located on the former site of the Saint Colemans school, one Christian school (South Shore Christian and the Brockton Christian School closed in 2010), and Cardinal Spellman High School.

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