BROCKTON — A Brockton business owner allegedly used $1.5 million in COVID relief money for his own personal benefit — including for the purchase of cryptocurrency — according to the Justice Department.
Middleboro U12 players celebrated after defeating Hanover in the Section 2 title game to advance to the state tournament in Braintree.
After getting shot down by the Brockton Zoning Board of Appeals last month, Rockwood Reality Trust is still planning to build at least three lots off Bellevue Avenue. “It wasn’t as though it’s just going to go away because the board voted against it,” said Philip Nessralla, a former Brockton city solicitor who is representing Rockwood.
Driven by recovery, a Rockland couple is making homemade fresh non-alcoholic “Mocktails for all using using a variety of juices and flavors through their small business.
In case you missed it, here are five stories from the past week throughout the Brockton area that resonated with our readers.
Man caught with hundreds of fentanyl pills disguised as Perc in Brockton gets 2 years
A Boston man was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for possessing hundreds of fentanyl pills disguised as prescription-grade oxycodone intended for distribution, the Justice Department said. The defendant, Diamondez Pierre, now 24, was stopped and searched in his vehicle by law enforcement at a traffic stop in Brockton on Aug. 8, 2020. Police recovered a .38 revolver stolen out of New Hampshire, about 30 grams of fentanyl and more than one-and-a-half pounds of marijuana from Pierre’s vehicle.
Hundreds of fentanyl pills:Man caught with hundreds of fentanyl pills disguised as Perc in Brockton gets 2 years
Gun, pills seized:Stolen gun, fentanyl seized after Brockton traffic stop
Self-taught Taunton artist learns ‘art can pay your bills’ after ‘mid-life crisis’ at 25
One man’s life frustrations turned into a literal masterpiece that is now funding a newfound business, QuarterKey.Us. Mason Reverdes, 28, a Brockton native now living in Taunton, found himself without a job during the pandemic and was on a search for a new position. After two months and trial and error with a new technique Reverdes learned online, QuarterKey.Us was born.
‘Art can pay your bills’:Self-taught Brockton artist learns ‘art can pay your bills’ after ‘mid-life crisis’ at 25
Art photos:Taunton artist Mason Reverdes drills down on his craft
Family of Easton father killed in Govt. Center collapse files wrongful death suit
The family of the 51-year-old construction worker who fell nine floors to his death in the March 26 partial collapse of the Government Center garage in Boston filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the two contractors — John Moriarty & Associates and The HYM Investment Group, LLC — overseeing the redevelopment of the garage, Thursday. According to the detailed seven page lawsuit, Peter F. Monsini, a South Easton man, was an employee of JDC Demolition Company, Inc. (JDC Demolition), one of the subcontractors of Moriarty, at the time of the collapse.
Wrongful death suit:Family of Easton father killed in Govt. Center collapse files wrongful death suit
Family ‘in shock’ Family of Easton man killed in Boston construction accident ‘in shock’
Convoy honors life of Monsini:Convoy honors life of Easton’s Peter Monsini, who died in Boston construction accident
Former Stonehill catcher inks deal with Boston
Fresh out of Guilford High School in his Connecticut hometown, Matt Donlan had just one offer to play collegiate baseball. “I went to a camp at Stonehill. I played well,” he remembered. “Coach (Pat) Boen saw something in me and he gave me a chance, which I’m eternally grateful for because he was about the only one to give me a chance.” After a handful of organizations reached out with interest in signing Donlan to a non-drafted free agent deal, the answer to a bulk of those questions was yes – especially when the Boston Red Sox called.
“I grew up a Sox fan’:Former Stonehill catcher inks deal with Boston
Brockton woman lives a double life as custom designer by day and nurse by night
During the pandemic, Jawanda Evans spent her free time dabbling in her childhood hobby of sewing clothing, which led to the opening of Werthé by Jem. The showroom located at 33 Dover St., Suite 303, was once a mere thought that was transformed into an actual clothing business. The self-taught custom fashion designer started her journey at 11. Evans’s family taught her the basics of sewing and her talent developed over time.
Living a double life:Brockton woman lives a double life as custom designer by day and nurse by night
‘Feel beautiful and worthy’:Self-taught Brockton fashion designer wants everyone “to feel beautiful and worthy”
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