By - 6/11/16 - 10:21 am

UPDATE, 9/28/16: Suit dismissed. Ruling attached below.

A federal lawsuit filed this week could determine whether attendees at the Brockton Fair get to see horse racing this summer.

The New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, based in East Boston, filed suit in US District Court in Boston against the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association over who gets to represent horse owners and trainers - and against a contract the latter group signed with Brockton Fairgrounds owner George Carney for races in July. Read more.

By - 1/27/15 - 3:59 pm
A lot of snow in Brockton

This is what Cinzia Sonya saw when she opened a side door in her home in Brockton this afternoon.

By - 12/21/12 - 4:43 pm

Brockton24_7 reports the Community Bank branch in Brockton was held up this afternoon by a woman whose description matches that of the woman suspected of taking the bus to three bank robberies yesterday. Only this time, Brian D'Amico reports, she may have been in a Honda.

By - 9/10/10 - 5:32 pm

This is the mailing that has Stephen Lynch in a tizzy.
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By - 9/6/10 - 3:04 pm

Lynch plays his cards close to the vest in what seems like a defensive style of politics. It certainly is not leadership-driven.

Take his process on the health care bill debate last summer. From March through August we heard Rep.Lynch say he didn't know how he'd vote on the bill. At the same time, he did not take a leadership role in shaping it. In August at Curry, Rep. Lynch held a town hall meeting and said he had read the bill but still didn't know how he was going to vote. Once again, his constituents could not get a bead on where he stood.

Perhaps even more stunningly at that town hall meeting, Rep. Lynch was given the chance to answer a question about death panels (after all he had read the bill) and refudiate (sic) ;-) the meme that right wing Republican liars and Fox News had made popular. Lynch equivocated! He would not take a stand!

By - 1/7/10 - 1:08 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today threw out a libel suit against the Brockton Enterprise for its reporting on the firing of a town sewer director, saying that anonymous comments published by the paper about closed-door hearings were protected under a long established press privilege to cover "official actions and statements."

At issue were stories the paper published in 2005 about the firing of James Howell, the Abington sewer manager, for storing sexually explicit images and records related to his own business on town computers.

By - 8/25/08 - 1:57 pm

His lawyer compares his case to that of that carnival worker set free:

More from the Globe.

By - 11/26/05 - 9:49 pm

This is probably not "blogformation" but I just visited the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton. Wow! Never knew it was there and never knew contemporary craft was so wild and wonderful...