Brockton News

COVID 19 Online Recovery Resources

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: AA Online meetings NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Virtual NA meetings online NA meeting search SMART RECOVERY: SMART Recovery online community Private, convenient, online recovery supportRead More

Fuss & O’Neill to give a Presentation to the City Council about Flooding Risks in Brockton

With the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program (MVP) Action Grant, Fuss & O’Neill will provide a study to develop an accurate understanding of flooding risks in the City and identify solutions to increase flood resiliency along Salisbury Brook and the Salisbury Plain River. Bullet Points for the City Council Presentation of May 10, 2021 City Council Meeting…Read More

BHA holds Wait List Lottery

The Brockton Housing Authority will be holding a lottery for the Federal Family Public Housing Wait List. Residents can apply online by going to Applications will be accepted online 24 hours a day during the dates listed above. You must have an email address or phone number to complete the preliminary application. This preliminary…Read More

Keep Brockton Beautiful Day

Keep Brockton Beautiful Day will be held on May 22, 2021.  More details can be found here: More

Baker-Polito Administration announces latest reopening guidelines

The Baker-Polito Administration announced new reopening guidelines to support the ongoing COVID-19 response. -Effective Friday, April 30th, no masks outside in most settings. -Effective May 10th, amusement and water parks can open at 50% capacity. Road races, other organized athletics allowed. -Effective May 29th, gathering limits increase to 200 indoors, 250 outdoors. Wineries, breweries, and bars…Read More

City and Town Notification for Roadway Work

MassDOT will be conducting work in your community in the near future.  The following project information is being forwarded to you for distribution to affect City/Town Departments.   Project Location (City/Town):   Abington-Brockton North Quincy @ Boundary Ave. and Chestnut St. Estimated Start Date of Work:  5/6/21 for detour Project Type:  Intersection Improvements and Related work…Read More

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update from MDPH, April 15th, 2021

The Massachusetts Department of Health Immunization Division has released the following recommendations for the public regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 1. If you have received the J&J COVID-19 vaccine and develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination, contact your healthcare provider, or seek medical care.…Read More

Vaccine Outreach Coordinator Position Available on April 7

**JOB ALERT** In an effort to improve vaccine access for all residents, the City of Brockton is introducing a new position titled “Vaccine Outreach Coordinator.” As part of the Commonwealth’s ‘Vaccine Equity Initiative,’ the hired individual will work closely with local stakeholders and the state’s assigned DPH Vaccine Community Liaison to improve vaccine access in…Read More

Downtown Brockton Business Survey

Calling all Downtown Brockton Businesses! - The Commonwealth has selected Downtown Brockton as an area for Local Rapid Recovery Planning assistance. Please take a moment to complete this short survey to let the Department of Housing & Community Development know about how your business was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and what assistance you think…Read More


In recent weeks, the Animal Control Department has responded to numerous calls involving sick skunks and raccoons.  It appears an outbreak of Distemper is affecting wild animals in the City. Distemper is a highly contagious and often fatal virus affecting skunks, raccoons, dogs, cats and other animals; humans are not affected.  The disease targets respiratory…Read More

Weekly Curbside yard waste collection begins on the week of March 29, 2021

Weekly Curbside yard waste collection will begin on the week of March 29, 2021. Yard waste (leaves & grass) must be placed in paper bags or loose in 32 gallon barrels weighing less than 50 pounds for collection. Branches less than 4 feet long and four inches thick may be tied in bundles. Due to heavy volumes in early…Read More