BROCKTON — A 20-year-old man was charged with murder in connection with the double shooting in Brockton June 7. Nerilson Lopes, 25, was shot and killed and another man was shot and wounded in the incident.
Pot shops have pumped $1.3M into city coffers this year. Want to know where all this goes green? Here’s where the cash has flowed.
A Sparkle Box Community Library dedication was held outside the Central Elementary School in East Bridgewater in memory of Sydney Craven. Sydney died in 2015 when she suddenly stopped breathing, just nine days shy of her second birthday.
A 30-year-old Brockton man was indicted in a fatal stabbing that took place in the parking lot of the Stop ‘N Gas station at 81 Warren Ave. on March 19.
In case you missed it, here are five stories from the past week throughout the Brockton area that resonated with our readers.
Brockton man indicted in fatal stabbing in gas station parking lot
A 30-year-old Brockton man, Manuel Gui Goncalves was indicted by a grand jury on one count each of murder and armed robbery, the Plymouth County’s District Attorney’s office said in a statement. In the early hours of March 19, according to the statement, the police responded to an “alleged stabbing,” where they found 54-year-old Richard Russell suffering from a stab wound in the parking lot of the Stop ‘N Gas station at 81 Warren Ave. Emergency dispatchers sent Russell to Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.
Brockton man indicted on a murder charge:Brockton man indicted in fatal stabbing in gas station parking lot
Fatal stabbing:Brockton man, 30, held without bail in connection with weekend fatal stabbing
Raynham man crashes car with anti-Trump sticker into Easton Trump store, police say
Police are investigating after a car with a bumper sticker critical of former President Donald Trump crashed through the front glass of a pro-Trump store, located in a prominent location beside Route 138. A video posted by the Easton Police Department on Facebook shows the black Volkswagen Jetta slamming through the glass and plowing through several racks of clothing inside the New England for Trump store in Easton. One employee was inside the store at the time of the crash.
Car crashes into Trump store:Raynham man crashes car with anti-Trump sticker into Easton Trump store, police say
Photos car into store:Car crashes into New England for Trump store in Easton
Bridgewater-area businesses scramble for summer workers, applicants call the shots
In previous years, Stephen Prisco would have received a flood of applications to work for his Bridgewater lawn care business by this point in the summer. This year, however, there’s been “next to none.” “It’s like dead in the water,” he said. Prisco said that he typically hires around six full-time lawn care workers between the ages of 20 and 60, plus two to four high school and college students. “That’s all changed now,” he said.
Local businesses need workers:Brockton-area businesses scramble for summer workers, applicants call the shots
Good Sam owner to settle kickback for $4.7M after doc blows whistle
The owner of Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton and Morton Hospital in Taunton has agreed to pay $4.7 million to settle Medicare and Medicaid kickback brought after an investigation of claims by three whistleblowers. The whistleblowers alleged that Steward Health Care paid specialists for services that were not performed and rented space from providers to induce patient referrals to its Accountable Care Organization.
Kickback:Good Sam owner to settle kickback for $4.7M after doc blows whistle
What’s the story behind The Milk Bottle in Raynham?
In the early part of the 20th century, as automobiles became more accessible to the average American, there was an explosion in popularity of buildings that looked like things. Coffee pots, fruit, hot dogs; you name it, there was probably a building shaped like it. Although not as popular of a design style as it was back then, there are examples of these buildings that are still standing, and one of them is a Raynham landmark: The Milk Bottle.
Raynham landmark:What’s the story behind the Milk Bottle in Raynham?
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