Congrats Brockton Massasoit Graduates

Congratulations to all the Brockton graduates from Massasoit Community College! Your hard work and dedication have paid off, and you should be proud of your accomplishments. Best wishes for a bright and successful future ahead!

Photo credits & to see more: Massasoit Community College FB
Congratulations Massasoit Graduates! - BuzzAround

Massasoit Community College hosted its 56th Commencement Exercises on Thursday, June 1 in Brockton. The 838 graduates of the Class of 2023 were recognized at this year's Commencement.

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Historical Tidbit:
Campanelli Homes

After World War II, US veterans flocked to the suburbs desiring home ownership and stability. A housing boom began. The Campanelli Brothers were merchant builders who responded with floor plans of their own. Their parents had immigrated from Italy and settled in Brockton, where the boys constantly had to work hard to support their family. After the War, they came together to start their own construction firm.

The Campanellis assembled their first two houses in Brockton for their mother and sister before extending out to other suburbs in New England. The Campanelli homes became popular for their blend of low pitched-roofs and shutters. By 1956, Campanelli Construction was building a thousand homes per year. 
"Their designs provided modern adaptations while still honoring some aspects of old American architecture. The Campanellis built homes that were both compact and open to encourage families to spend time together and better connect the outdoors with the indoor space." (Barbara Miller Lane)

Today the homes are found in neighborhoods all over Brockton. They have withstood the test of time in construction and design as families seek a simple open concept home filled natural light and a modest yard.

Story: J. Rose
Image: The Campanelli Brothers in 1949
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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 
 Temporarily at The Shaws Center,
1 Feinberg Way 508-580-7811
Email & phone contact only
Kathleen Young
You won a $15 gift certificate to Pinches & Pounds
Candy Store Rt 18, Whitman!

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

Enter for this week's prize of
a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose
2023 Farmers Market

Brockton City Hall Plaza
45 School St

Join us at 10a, Fridays, June 2 - October 27
for the 2023 Season. 
New farms, new vendors. 

New SNAP Match Program sponsored by South Coast Community Foundation. Cooking Demos by UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program sponsored by Eversource.

Special thank you to our Market Sponsors this year: MassDevelopment, Eastern Bank, Metro South Chamber of Commerce, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, North Easton Savings Bank, Eversource, Mass Cultural Council, HarborOne Bank, Waltham Farmers Market.

For more information, visit Brockton’s Farmers Market FB
Boston Public Quartet at the Brockton Public Library:

"We Shall Overcome"
a Juneteenth Journey

Saturday, June 17
Brockton Public Library

Visit the Brockton Public Library for a free chamber music Juneteenth concert, featuring the Boston Public Quartet. Thanks to the Brockton Public Library for their support of the continuation of this local chamber music series.

For more information, visit Brockton Symphony Orchestra FB
South Shore Bank Brockton Launch

Scenes from last week's ribbon cutting at SSB's newest location in Brockton! It was perfect timing as they helped kick off Metro South Chamber of Commerce's Restaurant Week 2023 where CEO Jim Dunphy briefly traded the suit for an apron...not a bad look, right? Come visit them at 1280 Belmont Street!

Learn more about their new Brockton location here!

Pictured: Chris Cooney, Metro South Chamber President; Lourenco DaSilva, Business Banker; Jim Dunphy, CEO; Marina Oliveira, Retail Officer; Razel Paderes, Senior Personal Banking Advisor; News Marcelin, Senior Personal Banking Manager; Mayor Robert Sullivan; Sydne Marrow, Chief of Staff of Mayor's Office; Mark D'Agostino, Brockton City Councilor; Jimmy Valentin, Office of Senator Mike Brady
Inaugural Class of PROMISE Students 

It's the end of year one for the inaugural class of PROMISE students! They asked their family members to share their thoughts as the students wrap up grade 9, check out the video.

They are still accepting applications from incoming 9th graders! Learn more and apply on their website here! 

Dr. Silva welcomes any questions you might have: 
Teen Paint Night

June 14
Teen Zone- Main Branch
304 Main St

Come one, and come all to Brockton Public Library's Teen paint night. Join as we experiment with acrylic, tempura, and water color paints to make amazing works of art. Located in the Teen Zone The Teen Paint night meets every second Wednesday of the month

For more information, call 508-894-1400 or email Nicole or visit Brockton Public Library
Massasoit Community College Free Training 

EKG Technician:
June 5-August 19

EMT Basic Certification:
June 5-August 19

Office Support Professional:
July 11-August 20

For more information, call (508) 588-1509 or visit 
Climate Can-Do: Start Your Own Garden

With summer and the warmer weather approaching, gardening is a fun project for your family and yourself to work on together. Whether you have a green thumb or not, gardening is a great and simple hobby to take up. It also has many benefits for yourself and the Earth.

All plants go through the process of photosynthesis, which is when plants intake water and the atmosphere's carbon dioxide. In return, the plant releases fresh oxygen for us to breath and enjoy. Therefore, more plants result in more oxygen, a crucial element our bodies need!

In addition to improving our environment, gardening is proven to improve your mental health as well. Gardening has been found to lower stress and anxiety levels, as well as increase mindfulness and gratification. The Mayo Clinic Health System Website states that "It's very gratifying to plant, tend, harvest and share your own food. Routines provide structure to our day and are linked to improved mental health. Gardening routines, like watering and weeding, can create a soothing rhythm to ease stress."

The National Agricultural Library Website has numerous resources from gardening tips to factsheets about every vegetable or flower you may be interested in planting. The website highlights that, "A well-kept vegetable garden is a source not only of profit to the gardener but of pleasure to the entire family."

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Meghan Lotti, BuzzAround Writing Intern, Bridgewater State University. We focus on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration - June 17, 11a–6p

Join the African American Association for their second annual Juneteenth Celebration. There will be Vendors, Performers, and much more. 440 Belmont (Fair Grounds)

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Pages & Pajamas

Tuesday, June 20
Story Room - Main Branch
Children's Room
304 Main St

Calling all kids ages 2 and up! Are you ready for a nighttime adventure? Join Ms. Sam every Tuesday night at 5:30p in the Children's Room for a nighttime adventure. Dance, Sing, Play and hear a bedtime tale before you escape to dreamland. Sign up here! 

For more information contact Samantha Westgate at 508-894-1433 or via email at or visit Brockton Public Library
Brockton Special City Council Meeting 6-5-23
Video Courtesy of BCA
Pet Yard Sale

June 24
1300 W Elm St
Rain date: Sunday, June 25

They have a large selection of cat towers, beds, stairs, ramps, crates, carriers and so much more.

Shop a variety of pet supplies, all at the cost of a donation to the Animal Protection Center.

Downtown Brockton Museum Presents Brockton Summer Solstice

Wednesday, June 21
City Hall Plaza
26 School St

Fun for everyone! 

Music, Vendors, Food, Children’s activities 

DJ All Rhymes 
John Bakutis Acoustic 
Mariah Rose
Keira a Marie Trinidad
Bag Full of Blues 
Sound provided by ThunderbolT Productions 

For more information, visit 2023 Brockton Summer Solstice Celebration 
Juneteenth Poetry

Saturday, June 27
Driscoll Art Gallery
2nd Floor - Main Branch
304 Main St

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were told they were free. A century and a half later, people across the U.S. continue to celebrate the day, which is now a federal holiday.

Host Marvin: Featuring youth poet Laureate Hannah Baptist, Danielle Georges, Charles Coe Rose Conservatory, Courtney Henderson and Prof. Emmanuel Daphnis.

For more information, contact Jonathan Stroud at 508-894-1423 or via email at or visit Brockton Public Library
Brockton Rotary Had 2 Wonderful Days Of Service

May 20, 2023, they started with Laura & her amazing crew at The Charity Guild, Inc; completed their monthly Kennedy Drive, Housing Authority, food deliveries; then a contingency headed over to Pembroke for the multi club action at End Hunger NE!! Such a great day of service! Thank you to all volunteers: Tina, Carrie, Gary, Linda, Jason, Jay, Brent, Brooke, Ashley, Cheryl and Rich M!!"

May 21, 2023 Brockton Rotary orchestrated a clean up of D.W. Field Park with volunteers : Richard Hooke, Rich H., Tina White & Josh, Jeff, Linda, Tom, Krysten & family!!

Thanks to all involved including Patrick Quinn for helping us coordinate this event!
Story written by: J. Rose
Image & Source credits: Rotary Club Of Brockton FB
Have fun with us and bee entered to win:
a 45 minute Reiki Treatment with
Jacquelyn Rose

Historical Tidbit Question:
How many Campanelli homes did the brothers build in1956?

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 On June 14, 2023, before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose, Fatina Mulumba & Greg Venezia.
Summer School ;)

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”
~ Maya Angelou

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” ~ Dorothy Parker

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." ~ William Butler Yeats
I always loved summer school with my boys ... the geography of rocks and biology of trees; glacial formations and mountains; the energy of a warm fire and the transformation of matter when cooked on.

Marine biology and earth sciences in watching the tides and digging sand; the physics of wind in the sails and the pedal turns of our bicycles. Painting & craft projects while sitting in the shade of a tree. Yup, summer is a real STEAM education! Enjoy! ~ Jacquie
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