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Showing what Brockton’s ‘actually about’ — Youth call older leaders to vigil on City Hall steps

A rain-soaked demonstration outside the Brockton Police Department had lasted only a few minutes before protesters marched to City Hall chanting the names of George Floyd

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Brockton’s YMCA anti-gun violence coalition aims to give hope, direction to at-risk youth

It’s a rare moment when an event on the steps of City Hall features no politicians, but a collective of community activists — young and old — gathered Saturday evening for a family friendly

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Brockton High School mentoring program helps students beat the odds and excel in life

Raised in a heavily disadvantaged community and lacking in positive influences, Leandro Andrade says he had a low self-esteem that made college a questionable dream. Then came Friends and Mentors Inc., known as FAM, a mentoring program that provides mentorship and guidance to incoming students in the Brockton school system.

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