Good News from the EB Fire Department

East Bridgewater's newest firefighters, Anjolina Cronshaw and Alec Fish were sworn in on September 12th by Town Clerk Sue Gilpatrick at the 9/11 Memorial outside of Town Hall. Congratulations and welcome to the best job in the world!

Chief Harhen is pleased to announce the East Bridgewater Fire Department has been awarded a FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of $976,818.00 for the hiring of four additional Firefighter/Paramedics. This grant will cover nearly 100% of the salaries and benefits for the next three years. With this grant and the additional manpower, we will be able to respond to subsequent calls for service more safely and efficiently, as well as provide additional manpower at fire scenes during the most critical beginning minutes.

Historical Tidbit:
Edison Plant on Spring St.
The old entrance road to Edison's power plant on Spring Street can still be seen. About 1945 the tower was deconstructed. 

In those days, the whistle blew each night at 7 pm. EB Historian, Margaret Alexander remembers... "We kids hated that whistle. It meant it was time to stop playing with our friends and come home each night." 

Photo & story from the collection of
Margaret Alexander
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Town Hall
175 Central St

E. Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Email & phone contact only

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 - 2p
& last Saturday from 9:30 - 11a
Pre-Packed bags for pick up only.

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St, EB
(508) 378-3760
Pantry days will be the first Monday of the month, except for holidays, 3 - 5:30p, and the third Monday, 3p - 4:30p, except for holidays. 
Scott Williams
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Enter for this week's prize of a
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BSU presents - Truth Tellers: Film Screening and Discussion
Wed, September 21st
4 - 6:30p
Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center Atrium or virtual
Truth Tellers is a new documentary film chronicling the lives of courageous Americans fighting for racial equity, climate justice, and indigenous rights through the eyes of Robert Shetterly, a longtime activist and artist.

4 - 5:30p Truth Tellers Film Screening & Discussion (In-Person or Virtual)
We will screen the documentary film Truth Tellers and host a post-film discussion with the artist Robert Shetterly in DMF 120. We will also be joined virtually by one of the activists that he’s painted. This free event will be open to all with options for both in-person and virtual attendance available.

5:30 - 6:30p Meet & Mingle (In-Person) In-person attendees are invited to join us after the film screening for a reception in the Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center Atrium.

Register now for FREE! Learn more about the event and film on the Bridgewater State University website.
The Soul Project is an official partner of The Rodman Ride for Kids! 

We need to assemble a small team of volunteers on prep day 9/23, 10a - 4p and ride day 9/24, 7:30a - 4p. We need 2 volunteers per day and one (same) person must do both days.

It’s going to be a super fun day with food, music great causes and positive energy.
Our 18+ volunteers will get a $50 Amazon card each day, as well as lunch and t-shirt.
We’re in a time crunch and need to fill these spots asap so we really appreciate your help!!!
Share with anyone who might be interested! We can sign off on volunteer hours.

Please contact Kristie Dean at to sign up or for more info.
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Our low-calorie healthy meals:
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Applications Now Open for Mass LCC Grants Supporting Community-Based Arts & Culture Projects

In FY23 Mass Cultural Council will invest $5.5 million — an increase of 15% over last year — into the Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program, the nation’s largest grassroots cultural funding network.

LCCs provide arts and cultural grants to every community in Massachusetts through the efforts of more than 2,400 volunteers. They fund some 6,500 public projects annually that include everything from field trips to lectures, festivals, and dance performances. Mass Cultural Council allocations to LCCs range from $5,500-$297,200, based on a formula that reflects state aid to municipalities.

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If you or anyone you know (in East Bridgewater) have children on an IEP or a 504 plan or think they may need one of these, or have questions of whether or not their child should have one of these plans, please join the SEPAC of East Bridgewater!!

Please share the group page below that was recently created to anyone who may need it or is interested in joining.

The EB SEPAC has been invited to join forces with the WB SEPAC for some wonderful offerings for the upcoming year (those details will be posted on this page). One of which will include, the Basic Rights and Understanding the IEP and others in the coming months.

EB Council on Aging September Newsletter

Our weather instruments are a helpful tool for any gardener or amateur meteorologist!
We have a wide selection of rainfall gauges and thermometers to choose from.

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

To help with Deforestation, we can cut down on our paper use, focus on recycled or bamboo products.
Bamboo is a growing industry in southern states as farmers consciously focus on how to grow it correctly in the North American habitat. It matures quickly and creates a useable pulp in a few years. Leaving our pine, oak, birch aspen and maple forests to loom majestically, giving us splendid foliage and taking care of the carbon.

Here are 3 companies selling bamboo toilet paper & paper towels: Grove Collaborative. Delivered directly to your door, give it a try!

Our Climate Can-Do Articles focus on life changes that we can make which will help mitigate the environmental changes of our climate emergency. Our goal is to keep the Earth's temperature from rising 1.5 degrees C. If we are able to keep it under, then we wont flood low -lying areas. There are things we can do.
Good Day Metro South Luncheon Discussing
Economic Activity

Friday, Sept 23rd, 11:45a - 1:30p
Thorny Lea Golf Club, 159 Torrey St, Brockton

Please join us on Friday, September 23rd for a Good Day Metro South luncheon hosted by Thorny Lea Golf Club.

For more information and to register, visit the Metro South Chamber of Commerce webpage.
Lets Play Jeopardy!
Thursday, September, 22nd
Exercise your brain a little & have some fun in the process. Join us for a game of Jeopardy sponsored by Sachem Center for Health & Rehabilitation.
Call the COA to sign up 508-378-1610.
The Union Congregational Church Fair Committee is sponsoring a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, October 8, from 9a - 3p. It will be held in the large parking lot in front of the parsonage.

Would you like to sell your old Christmas decorations or an odd set of dishes? You can buy a 10’x10’ space for $25 to sell your stuff.
Setup at 8a, 6' table can be provided at additional cost, restrooms will be available in the church.
All items must be removed at the end of the day - no trash services

Complete a registration form on our website ( or email Laurie at or
Check made payable to Union Congregational Church or PayPal: @UnionCongo

Please let us know asap if you would like to have a table. The church will have a couple of tables for a limited number of things if you have things to donate but don't want your own table.
Sign up now for October Crafts from the Library!
Registration is open for kids 4yrs to Grade 2.
Take it and make it - flying ghosts!

Registration is open for kids in Grade 3-6!
Take home activity - pool noodle monsters!

While supplies last, pick up starts 10/11.
KickOff Children's Program
Once / week dinnertime program for children grades 1-6 * FREE
Wednesdays 5 - 6:30p
•Starting Sept 14
• Sing songs & play games
• Activities & dinner included
  • Build positive relationships & do fun service projects
Union Congregational Church
An Open & Affirming Service Based Christian Congregation
105 Pleasant St (508) 378 - 2874
BB Bookworks Inc
Specializing in real estate presentations, pitch decks, and financial projections for projects. We help real estate professionals and real estate investors with presentation material. 

Use our service to create your next project pitch plan!

810 Washington St, Suite 2 

(774) 778-7218 
Teen Board Game Night
Monday, Sept 26th
6 - 7p
Drop by the library to play board games with your friends. For grades 7-12.
We have an extensive selection of awesome board games ranging from Clue and Trivia to Wizard's Chess and Unstable Unicorns!

No registration necessary. Just show up!
S.A.L.T./TRIAD - “Mock Trial”
Thurs, Oct 6th - sign up by Thurs, Sept 29th
Join District Attorney, Tim Cruz for a fun and informative Mock Trial. You will act as members of
the jury to decide the fate of the defendant! OR you may be chosen to be a “witness”. Will the verdict be guilty or will it be innocent?

Please call the COA to sign up: 508-378-1610.
Coffee and light refreshments will be available
Ham & Bean Supper and Pound Auction
October 1st
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant Street

The Deacons and the Trustees will host the Ham and Bean supper followed by a Pound auction. This is a fund raiser for the Church, the price of tickets will be $5 a person or $15 for a family of 3 or more. We are looking for people to sign up to bring Baked Beans, Corn Bread and Desserts. Please look for the sign-up sheets in the vestry. The way the pound auction works is people bring a wrapped item that will then be weighed and auctioned off, with the starting bid depending on the weight, after the dinner. The fun part of the auction is you bid on the wrapped item without knowing what it is and the highest bidder wins! The winner then opens the item for all to see. This has always been a fun family night at our Church!
Contact: 508.378.2874 email:
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EB Board of Selectmen Meeting
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
9-11 Memorial Ceremonies
Video Courtesy of EBCAM
"Big Thanks to 2 Gals Grill who dropped off some great food for the crew...!"
Appreciation sent out from the East Bridgewater Police Department for recent donations from local restaurants!

Photos & story courtesy of EBPD FB Page
"Many thanks to Viking's Pizza for their ongoing support and for feeding our crew...!"
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Historical Tidbit Question:
What used to happen at 7pm on Spring Street?

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 September 21, 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, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Amanda Manoogian, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia

Your BuzzAround supports the dignity of all human beings, is actively anti-racist, and supportive of good law enforcement policies. 
to live a sparing or economical lifestyle with regard to money or food.

As a single mom, I raised 4 children, attained my masters degree, involved myself in environmental and social causes and created your BuzzAround, while caring for my own physical and mental health. In order to accomplish this, I developed a lifestyle of frugality, I couldn't have done it without.

These tips may seem counter-intuitive, that they take more time. Think of it this way: with positive social interactions, these are opportunities to network, while saving money. Also, I spent less, therefore I needed to make less, and exercised more and ate better, so quality of life was better.

My tips for living frugal: 1) Can the item you need be purchased used? Clothing resale shops have been HUGE in my life. Or better yet, can you unburden someone by taking it off their hands for free? (Try

2) Grow food or get to know your local gardeners. Your food quality is better, you are healthier, mind, body & soul. "Kids who grow kale, eat kale"
~ Ron Finlay, the Gangster Gardener.

3) With a little creativity, items you already have can live a second life & third life.
*Plastic food bags become dog poop bags. Two uses. *Old towels with holes are cut up and become rags or donated to a local animal shelter. *Grocery store paper bags can be a kids coloring or painting project and then become artsy gift wrapping. That's three uses!

4) Bike, walk, or take public transportation when you can. This saves on gas and gives exercise.

5) When you do buy new: go to local small businesses. Less driving. (Sometimes I can walk or ride.) More money stays in my community. Better service. Better quality products.
A little frugality can go a long way! Have a healthy, happy, frugal week. : ) ~ Jacquie
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