Sunday, September 29, 2013


Brockton- Around 2:00 a.m.  last night gunshots were fired outside of Joe Angelo's Bar and a 45-year old male was sent by medflight to a Boston Hospital and was treated and released.
The victim was standing inside the bar and was hit by one of several shots that were fired. No arrests have been made and police are actively investigating the shooting.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Shots Fired in Brockton Area During Dangerous Car Chase.

Brockton- A Suspect used a shotgun during an armed robbery on Pleasant Street today around 12p.m.  A car chase ensued in the area and came to a stop on Thatcher Street in Brockton.
Police fired on and shot the suspect near the landfill on Thatcher Street. The suspect was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
The chase went thru several towns and gunfire was reported thru-out the area during the car chase. The suspect allegedly fired out his window at police during the chase

Police from several departments including the State Police, Whitman Police and Brockton police pursued the subject to Route 18 south and the suspect continually fired shots out the window. The suspect made it back to Brockton via Route 18 and then to the landfill on Thatcher Street and still was exchanging gunfire with police before being shot and apprehended and taken to the hospital.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Carpenter and Balzotti in November

It will be William Carpenter and Incumbent Mayor Balzotti this November for Brockton's Mayoral race. Carpenter got 3035 votes, while Balzotti gathered 3853.  Chris Macmillian recieved 1355 while Ron Matta got 455 votes.

It will be a close vote and Carpenter will need the voters from Macmillian and Matta's campaign if he is to win over Balzotti in November. This begs to ask are Anti-power plant opponents from the Macmillian and Matta camp ready to come over to the Carpenter camp. Neither candidate have endorsed anyone for mayor yet and with a turnout of just under 20% it will be unlikely to see a higher turn out in November with the average on a non-presidential  election year Brockton rarely ever turns out even 15%.

So in the next couple of weeks we will see what strategy Carpenter will use to gain the votes he needs to win over a strong Balzotti camp.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Ask the Magic Eight Ball for Brocktons Mayoral Race

Each election Brocktonbeat gets out the old Magic Eight Ball and asks the questions about who will win the 2013 primary for Mayor.

Linda Balzotti---Definatley not

Ron Matta--- Possible

Chris Macmillian---Possible

Bill Carpenter---Yes

So until the next election. BrocktonBeat's Magic Eight Ball goes in the desk drawer.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mayoral Candidates 2013 Contributions Raised.
These are the amounts raised this year by the 4 mayoral Brockton candidates as of August 31, 2013. William Carpenter was the candidate with the most money raised with $38,772.74 with Incumbent Mayor Balzotti raising $21,270.00.   
Chris Macmillian came in third with $10,131.06 and Ron Matta raised $3,160.00

Bill Carpenter raised $38,772.74 this year with starting balance 
of $1,305.24 

Linda Balzotti raised $21,270.00 with starting balance of 

Chris MacMillian raised $10,131.06 with starting balance of 0. 

Ron Matta raised $3,160.00 with starting balance of $442.04 

For more information on the candidates financials please visit the link below for the Office of Campaign and Political Finance. 


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Missing Teen Emma McWilliams Located and is Home.

Emma McWilliams age 16 was missing since Saturday, August 31 was located last night at 8p.m. and is home. No other information is available at this time.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Missing Since August 31, Emma McWilliams, Age 16. Believed to be in the Brockton Area.

16 year old Emma McWilliams has been missing since Saturday, August 16, 2013. She lives at her father's house in Wareham where she is missing from. She is originally from Whitman. Her mother Denise Goldsberry is hoping she is at a friends house in whitman. Emma also was using her facebook account and talking to a boy in his late teens on Saturday night and he is believed to be from Brockton. If anyone has any information please contact the Wareham police at 508-295-1212