Rita Mendes wins; high school soccer

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BROCKTON — Brockton City General Councilor Rita Mendes has won the Democratic nomination for Brockton’s majority-majority Plymouth’s 11th seat in the State House, beating veteran Ward 7 Councilor Shirley Asack to the hilt.

We’ve got you covered with all things high school football in the South Shore and Brockton area. Here’s where you can find all of our coverage of the games we’ve rounded up, season previews, and the region’s best players, teams, and biggest storylines.

As a new school year has begun in Brockton, tensions continue to mount between district officials and its paraprofessionals, as support staff enter the new school year without a new contract. On September 1, a day before the start of the school year, more than 100 people, including some from the teachers’ union, gathered outside Brockton High School to show their support for paraprofessionals.

In case you missed it, here are five stories from the past week in the Brockton area that resonated with our readers.

Mendes soundly beats Asack for Democratic nod to new Brockton seat

Brockton City General Councilor Rita Mendes won the Democratic nomination for Brockton’s majority-majority Plymouth’s 11th seat in the State House, soundly beating veteran Ward 7 Councilor Shirley Asack. “We had a lot of people who voted for the first time,” Mendes said, “people who had never voted before, but were thrilled because they believe in Brockton and that we can make a difference when we let’s work together.”

‘A new dawn’:‘A new dawn’: Mendes soundly beats Asack for Democratic nod to new Brockton seat

Photos with supporters:Rita Mendes and Shirley Asack gather with supporters after Plymouth’s 11th primary election

Video interview:Mendes: ‘We have registered a lot of people who voted for the first time’

West Bridgewater youth football chairman speaks out on school choice controversy

Late last month, The Enterprise wrote about two mothers who are fighting to get their children to play on West Bridgewater Youth Football Association (WBYFA) teams after they were told ‘no’. Now WBYFA President Glenn Turner has reached out to clarify his views on the situation. Amy Forster and Erica Kilcoyne are mums of two from Easton and East Bridgewater. They are the school’s choice, meaning they go to school in West Bridgewater, even though they don’t live there. “It’s a terrible situation,” “but this year we’ve almost doubled our numbers from previous years,” Turner said.

‘A terrible situation’: WB Youth Football Prez speaks out on school choice controversy

Children cannot play:Moms Cry Scandal When Sons Are Denied Opportunity To Play W. Bridgewater Football – Here’s Why

School choice pupils, left to right, Jazz Kilcoyne, 13, and Bradyen Allstun, 10, seen here on Friday August 26, 2022, have been told by the Old Colony Youth Football League that they cannot play football for the West Bridgewater Youth Football Association (WBYFA) because they don't live in town.

Veteran Plymouth County prosecutor suspended without pay after drunk driving arrest

The veteran assistant district attorney for Plymouth County investigating wrongful convictions has been placed on unpaid leave after Falmouth police arrested him and charged him with drunk driving. Richard F. Linehan, 64, pleaded not guilty in Falmouth District Court to drunk driving, violation of marked lanes, careless operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and possession of a container open for alcohol, according to court records. He lives in Hingham.

Suspended Plymouth County prosecutor:Veteran Plymouth County prosecutor suspended without pay after drunk driving arrest

2016 file photo: Assistant District Attorney Rick Linehan speaks in court.  Frantz Polynice, 18, of Brockton, is arraigned in Brockton District Court Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Polynice was charged with one count of homicide and one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon held without bail.  (Marc Vasconcellos/The Company)

High School Football Overview

High school football practices began on August 19. We’ve got you covered with all things high school football in the South Shore and Brockton area. Here’s where you can find all of our coverage of the games we’ve rounded up, season previews, and the region’s best players, teams, and biggest storylines.

Which teams will win: Predicting what South Shore High School Football Teams will win in Week 1

HS Soccer:Find all of our pre-season coverage to get you ready for the year here

EB beats WB:East Bridgewater’s McLoud TD go-ahead scores decisive win over West Bridgewater

A New Wave:Abington High football team clings to winning DNA after Super Bowl loss

‘Motivated to the max’: East Bridgewater High football hopes improvement will follow in 2022

Breaking down Oliver Ames:A trio of outstanding linemen provide a veteran presence for Oliver Ames High’s football team

Football Holbrook/Avon:Holbrook/Avon’s new head football coach seizes this unexpected opportunity

Decompose Middleboro:Tullish, Fuller and Briggs lead cast ready to relaunch it for Middleboro High football team

Decompose Randolph:Two-way star Greg Izedonmwen leads the charge to defend Randolph High’s Super Bowl title

Breaking down Stoughton:Once a successful sophomore, QB Jarred Daughtry is back to lead Stoughton’s offense in 2022

Whitman Hanson Football:Newfound confidence has Evan Casey and Will Frazier ready to ride for Whitman-Hanson

East Bridgewater's Chris Oman carries the ball during a game against West Bridgewater on Thursday 8th September 2022.

The Brockton photographer has made a name for himself without resources – now has a studio

Photographers have the ability to make simple moments last forever. Kevin Augustin, 35, a self-taught photographer, found this passion by picking up a camera and believing in it. Augustin’s photographic journey began in 2012 when he bought a simple DSLR camera and started manipulating images. Now the budding artist has a studio in Stoughton to take on projects from his wildest imagination.

A self-taught artist opens his studio:The Brockton photographer has made a name for himself without resources – now has a studio

Kevin Augustin, 35, a self-taught photographer, poses in his photography studio in Stoughton on August 8, 2022.

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