March 13, 2022
~ Building 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.
Doing Good & Building Community!!

Mutual Aid Brockton partnered again with Independence Academy in Brockton where we packed toiletries that will go to Brockton High Students. Students supporting Students through community building!

Awesome job!!!!

Story & Photo credits: Mutual Aid Brockton Facebook Group
Historical Tidbit
Boston’s St Patrick’s Day
The Charitable Irish Society of Boston was founded in 1737 and is the oldest Irish organization in North America. It provided temporary loans and helped Irish Immigrants find work. In the 1740’s 90% of Boston’s indentured servants were from Ireland. The society also organized the first observance of St. Patrick's Day in the Thirteen Colonies.
The original celebration was not Catholic in nature, Irish immigration to early Massachusetts was dominated by Protestants or Scotch - Irish. The celebration was to honor their homeland. As years went on banquets and parades to celebrate got bigger and bigger as Catholic Irish immigrants flooded Boston. Boston’s early St. Patrick’s Day Parades occurred downtown by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, an Irish Catholic fraternal organization. In 1901, the parade moved to South Boston, a neighborhood that was home to a robust Irish community, and the site of Dorchester Heights, where the evacuation of British troops from Boston on March 17, 1776. Given the significance of both the St. Patrick’s Day and Evacuation Day holidays, the parade came to honor both.  
In the 1870’s Boston had 250,000 residents, 57,000 were Irish, gaining acceptance after being ostracized. It had been common to see: “Irish need not apply” signs for jobs. Then, largely due to their contributions to the Union Army in the Civil War, the Irish immigrants and their descendants became accepted and then leaders in our Boston area communities. They took on civil service roles in politics , police and fire service. They lead large construction jobs, including filling Back Bay and building Fenway Park and they founded Boston College. On the south shore 40% of the population identifies with Irish heritage. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, all. 
City Hall
45 School St  508-580-7123
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 14 food pantries in Brockton.
Jane Riley
won a $15 gift card to
734 Bedford St, Rt 18, Elmwood Post Office Building, East Bridgewater

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

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Free Fans & AC's are Available to Brockton Residents, based on income eligibility. Link for Application or contact Christina Long at the Brockton Council on Aging (508) 580-7811
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Apr 6

Rejecting Hate and Anti-Semitism: Standing with Our Neighbors During Challenging Times

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Brockton High School
Spring Choral Concert
Thursday, March 24
Brockton High School

"The Brockton Public Schools Music Department cordially invites the entire community to the Brockton High School Spring Choral Concert taking place on Thursday, March 24, at 7p in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The concert will feature the Repertory Chorus, Concert Choir, and Harmonics and is free to all. We hope that future Boxers with an interest in music will take this opportunity to explore our high school’s world-class program."

Info from Brockton Public Schools FB page:
Lenten Lunch Talk: "Plymouth County Registrar of Deeds"
Friday, March 25
900 Main St.
The Lenten Luncheon guest for week four is the honorable John Buckley, Registrar of Deeds for Plymouth County. This office serves the entire county with three locations including Rockland and Brockton. Attorney Buckley will inform and entertain with issues on foreclosure and history tidbits too.
Join us for a home-cooked meal and lovely dessert served while you are entertained. A donation is suggested but not required.
For more information on this program, contact Anne at 774-297-4939 or
Brockton's Food Distribution
Saturday, March 26
211 Crescent St.
Info from Brockton Mutual Aid FB Group:
Bach Birthday Bash
Sunday, March 27
1350 Pleasant St.

Arts & Music at Christ Church presents organist Richard Spicer playing for its Seventh "Bach Birthday Bash." Celebrating the music of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, the program features the Austin pipe organ at Christ Congregational Church.

The building is handicapped accessible and there is ample free parking at the rear of the building. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, 
or call 508-586-3022.
Saturday, March 26, 10a
North Baptist Church, 899 No Main St.

Cultural Affairs and Tourism will hold an information Expo.  This event is free to those who wish to have an information table and those interested in learning more about all that is going on.  If you want to learn about groups in the city that are doing good this is the place for you.  If you are one of those doing good this is the place for you to promote and gain membership.  The Expo may end at 3p but the plans for 2022 continue!  
Please, feel free to call Anne at 774-297-4939 or email at for more information.

Brockton Community Access is announcing some channel changes to better serve you.

Beginning on Thursday, April 7, your traditional public channel nine will now be 1073. Your government channel will go from channel six to 1070. The education channel with all school information will change from ninety-eight to 1071. High definition will be 1072. Should you have any questions feel free to call the team at 508-580-2228 or visit them at
Brockton School Committee Meeting
March 15
Video Courtesy of TheBrocktonChannels
Brockton City Council Meeting
March 14
Video Courtesy of TheBrocktonChannels
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Thank You to the Free Period Ministry

On March 17, Mutual Aid Brockton was given a donation of many feminine products to be distributed to high school students at Brockton High.

Thank you to these organizations that are making these resources more accessible to all.

Info from the Mutual Aid Brockton FB group:
Camp is around the corner! Boys & Girls Clubs are SO excited for this summer and all of the awesome activities we have planned for our campers!
Are you registered and ready for your summer of friends and fun at camp?!
It's never been easier to register for summer camp!

You can register easily and conveniently through our new online registration portal here:
We can't wait to see you in just a few short months!


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Historical Tidbit Question:
When was the evacuation of British troops from Boston?

Email us your answer at: 
Please include your name, phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.
On March 23, 2022 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Amanda Guindon, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Yelena Salvador, & Gregory Venezia.

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ Carter Crocker

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life has no remote....get up and change it yourself!” ~ Mark A. Cooper

"*Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
*The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and made the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
*Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon
*Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
*Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
*Henry Ford Was 45 when the Model T Ford came out
*Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote The Hunger Games
*Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa
*Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat"
*Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully piloted a water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009
*J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
*Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats" ~ Pablo
“When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.”
~ Karen E. Quinones Miller

You can do it. ~ Jacquie
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