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Good Samaritan Medical Center status; Brockton RMV scheme: 5 top stories last week – Enterprise News


BROCKTON − Steward Health Care, which runs Good Samaritan Medical Center, is $50 million behind on rent, according to its landlord. The financial instability threatens hospital closures or layoffs, according to a Boston Globe report. Here’s what we know.

A Taunton woman was sentenced to prison for bribing a road test examiner at the Brockton Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) into issuing driver’s licenses to individuals who did not take the mandatory road test.

A Rhode Island man is facing charges in connection with an armed home invasion on Belair Street in Brockton. “Two men wearing masks, one with a knife and the other with a gun, entered the apartment and stole a safe,” Brockton police spokesperson Darren Duarte said.

Looking for a taste of Brazil? Check out these tropical flavors at these Brockton-area restaurants.

In case you missed it, here are five stories of the top stories from the past week throughout the Brockton area.

Owner of Good Sam, Morton and St. Anne’s hospitals can’t make rent payments. What we know

Steward Health Care — which runs hospitals in Brockton, Taunton and Fall River, as well as others statewide and around the country — is $50 million behind on rent, according to its landlord. The financial instability threatens hospital closures or layoffs, according to a Boston Globe report. The landlord, Medical Properties Trust, is an Alabama-based real estate firm that bought Steward hospital buildings and land from Steward — including Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Morton Hospital in Taunton and St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River — and in turn leases them back to Steward. But Steward has not been paying its full rent.

Oner of Good Sam can’t make payments:: Owner of Good Sam, Morton and St. Anne’s hospitals can’t make rent payments. What we know

Delegation wants answers on Steward: Fearing spate of hospital closings, delegation wants answers on Steward financial crisis

Taunton woman sentenced for fraudulent road test score scheme at Brockton RMV

Neta Centio, 56, of Taunton, was sentenced to prison for bribing a road test examiner at the Brockton Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) into issuing driver’s licenses to individuals who did not take the mandatory road test, Acting Massachusetts District Attorney Joshua Levy announced in a press release. In August of 2023, Centio plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services mail fraud.

Taunton worman sentenced: Taunton woman sentenced for fraudulent road test score scheme at Brockton RMV

Former Brockton RMV manager sentenced: Former Brockton RMV manager sentenced for taking money to falsely pass tests

Bribery scandal: Brockton RMV manager, driving school owner plead guilty in bribery scandal

These two may hold Brockton’s record for knockouts

Rocky Marciano administered 43 knockouts. Marvin Hagler had 52. They’ve got nothing on Dr. Scott Stewart and Nurse Elizabeth Brady. The chief of anesthesiology and certified registered nurse anesthetist have knocked out more than 100,000 people in their 34 years working side-by-side at Good Samaritan Medical Center. That’s an estimate from the hospital’s president, Matthew Hesketh. It’s probably an undercount. Dr. Scott Stewart and Nurse Brady both plan to retire this year.

These two may hold record: These two may hold Brockton’s record for knockouts

Standing room only as Raynham honors SRO Lou Pacheco as life-changing mentor

“I’m not super comfortable in situations like this,” joked Raynham Police Det. Louis Pacheco as he accepted a special recognition award from the town for his years of service both with the department and with the youth in the community. The Jan. 23 Selectmen’s meeting was overflowing with town officials, peers, students and family of Pacheco — so much so that many had to stand outside the meeting room as they were at capacity inside. Selectmen Chair Patricia Riley remarked this may very well be the “largest crowd we’ve ever had,” in this room. 

Pacheco honored: Standing room only as Raynham honors SRO Lou Pacheco as life-changing mentor

Photos from emotional event: Emotional moments as Raynham honors SRO Police Det. Lou Pacheco

Looking for a taste of Brazil? Check out these tropical flavors

A taste of Brazil is all over Brockton, and these five restaurants are sharing their unique cuisine with plates bursting with flavors of traditional spices with the community. Come along on a weekly adventure of delicious restaurants that are local to Brockton and beyond. These weekly lists of tidbits and food finds are not restaurant reviews, but they go beyond a bare-bones round-up.

Check out these tropical flavors:: Brockton Eats with Alisha: Looking for a taste of Brazil? Check out these tropical flavors

Staff writer Kathy Bossa can be reached by email at kbossa@enterprisenews.com. Support local journalism by purchasing a digital or print subscription to The Enterprise today. 



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