Top 5 stories from the Brockton area in the past week


BROCKTON – Take a break from life and step into a tropical paradise that gives you a taste of a Hawaiian vacation at a new surf-inspired smoothie shop on the Brockton-Easton line.

The Bridgewater Fire Department extinguished a house fire on Clarence Avenue. Unfortunately, the inhabitants were displaced and a dog died as a result of the fire.

In the high school basketball playoffs, Phoebe Katilus emerged as East Bridgewater’s hero as the junior post player helped the No. 8 Vikings past ninth-seeded Old Rochester and Lauren Dunn stepped in in the second half as Whitman-Hanson High beat Newburyport.

An apartment building in Brockton that sold for $1 million was one of the top sales in local real estate transactions for the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 4.

Brockton remembered the Strand Theater fire on his 81st birthday.

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

The Brockton baker found her niche aged 11 and now wants to turn professional

From the age of 11, Serina Ribeiro of Brockton fell in love with watching YouTube videos of candy being made. Three years later, at 14, Ribeiro is looking to open a bakery, of course, with the help of his mother. Lenilda Ribeiro, the mother of the young baker, also began her pastry journey alongside her daughter. The mother-daughter duo hope to find a space this year to begin their journey of owning a family bakery.

Recipe for success:The Brockton baker found her niche aged 11 and now wants to turn professional

Cake decorating pictures:Watch the Brockton teen show off her cake decorating chops

Hawaiian surf-inspired smoothie shop is causing a stir in Brockton

Take a break from life and step into a tropical paradise that gives you a taste of a Hawaiian vacation without the sky-high price tag. Playa Bowls Stonehill, located at 1285 Belmont St., offers a new take on plant-based health and wellness. Its island-inspired menu is filled with fresh acai and pitaya bowls, cold-pressed juice smoothies, and coffee. New Jersey founders Robert Guiliani and Abby Taylor, both avid surfers, envisioned Playa Bowls to provide delicious fruit smoothies and bowls that fuel your body during intense activity.

Taste of paradise:Hawaiian surf-inspired smoothie shop is causing a stir in Brockton

Pictures of Playa Bowls:Here’s what’s on the menu at Playa Bowls in Brockton

High School Basketball Playoff Roundup

It’s playoff time for high school sports. Our sports staff has extensive coverage of the last week of action, including these next matches and more.

Dunn rises to the challenge:Lauren Dunn steps up in second half as Whitman-Hanson High women’s basketball advances

Photos of the WH game:Whitman-Hanson vs. Newburyport High School Girls Basketball MIAA Div. 2 tournament

EB wins:Old Rochester had no answer for East Bridgewater’s Phoebe Katilus on the stretch

Pictures of the EB game: Women’s Basketball Old Rochester vs. East Bridgewater

Brockton loses:Surging Needham Bounces Division 1 Sweet 16 Brockton High Boys’ Basketball

Pictures of the game: Brockton vs Needham high school basketball

Claire Cronin from Easton now in Ireland

Claire Cronin’s grandfather, Hugh McLaughlin, emigrated from Donegal, Ireland, to the United States with three of his brothers in 1912. Cronin returned to the land of her ancestors as the new United States Ambassador in Ireland. In Ireland, Cronin will be living at the US Ambassador’s residence, Deerfield, in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, but the family maintain a home in Easton and will be back for visits.

Claire Cronin arrives in Ireland:The Irish ambassador said her new role was ‘an unexpected turning point on the road’

Ambassador Claire Cronin with Irish President Michael D Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin.

Jamaican flavors abound at Randolph Restaurant

Nearly two years ago, the governor announced that restaurants had to close for indoor dining due to the pandemic. On the same day, The Well Jamaican Restaurant in Randolph opened and had to adapt to the new take-out-only environment. h Today, the restaurant at 55 Mazzeo Drive is still open and serves traditional Jamaican cuisine and freshly squeezed juices with tropical flavors.

Cooking on the beach:Cooking on the beach: Jamaican flavors abound at this Randolph restaurant

Continued:Here’s what’s on the menu at The Well Jamaican Restaurant in Randolph

After finishing the dough, co-owner of The Well restaurant in Randolph, Mark Thompson, places the jerk chicken pizza in the firebrick oven for baking on Monday, March 7, 2022.

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