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For geographic and demographic information on the census-designated place Bridgewater, please see the article Bridgewater (CDP), Massachusetts. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Bridgewater is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Bridgewater Town Hall
Bridgewater Town Hall

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Official seal of Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 41°59′25″N 70°58′32″W / 41.99028, -70.97556
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Settled 1650
Incorporated 1656
Government
 - Type Open town meeting
Area
 - Total 28.2 sq mi (73.1 km²)
 - Land 27.5 sq mi (71.2 km²)
 - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km²)
Elevation 104 ft (32 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 25,185
 - Density 916.2/sq mi (353.7/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 02324
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-08085
GNIS feature ID 0619466
Website: www.bridgewaterma.org

Bridgewater is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, 28 miles (43 km) south of Boston. At the 2000 Census, the population was 25,185. It is named after Bridgwater, Somerset, England. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1200 pixel, file size: 237 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Bridgewater_MA_USA_town_flag. ... Image File history File links Bridgewater_MA_USA_town_seal. ... Image File history File links Bridgewater_ma_highlight. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Massachusetts counties This is a list of Massachusetts counties, consisting of the 14 Massachusetts counties currently in existence. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... An Open Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature, typical in the New England region of the United States. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 508 was split from area code 617 on July 16, 1988. ... Area code 774 is an overlay of parts of area code 508. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Boston redirects here. ... , Bridgwater in Somerset, England, is a market town, the administrative centre of the Sedgemoor district, and the leading industrial town in the county. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

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History

Bridgewater was one of the first interior towns in Massachusetts. First settled in 1650 as Nunkatateset, part of Duxbury, it was officially incorporated in 1656 as Bridgewater. At its greatest historical extent, the town included large parts of the modern towns of Abington, West Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Brockton, Pembroke, and Hanson. The exact origin of the town's name is not known, although there are some clues. The town seal includes the Bridgwater, England coat of arms. A story told says that the origin of the name could be from when the town was first settled, the only way to enter from the south was by going over the Taunton River. For the place in England see Duxbury Woods Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth County Settled 1624 Incorporated 1637 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  37. ... Nickname: Motto: †Land of many Beavers† Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth Settled 1668 Incorporated 1712 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Total 10. ...   West Bridgewater is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... East Bridgewater is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth County Settled 1700 Incorporated 1821 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor James E. Harrington (D) Area  - City  21. ... Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth Settled 1650 Incorporated 1712 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  23. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Plymouth County Settled 1632 Incorporated 1820 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Town  15. ... Bridgwater in Somerset, England, is a market town, the administrative centre of the Sedgemoor district, and the leading industrial town in the county. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Taunton River, historically also called the Taunton Great River, is a river in southern Massachusetts in the United States. ...


Brick production was the town's most prominent industry, and still is to this day. The Stiles and Hart Conservation Area has the remains of the old brick factory as well as many piles of bricks scattered throughout the property. With several hiking trails the Stiles and Hart conservation area is a great place to walk, hike, and fish. In the center of town, many former mills have been converted into retail space.


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.2 square miles (73.1 km²), of which, 27.5 square miles (71.2 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (2.62%) is water. Bridgewater is 99th out of the 351 communities in the Commonwealth, and eighth out of the twenty-seven towns in Plymouth County in terms of land area. The town is bordered by West Bridgewater to the northwest, East Bridgewater to the northeast, Halifax to the east, Middleborough to the south, and Raynham to the west. Bridgewater is approximately seven miles south of Brockton, ten miles northeast of Taunton, and twenty-seven miles south of Boston. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...   West Bridgewater is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... East Bridgewater is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Halifax is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth Settled 1660 Incorporated 1669 Government  - Type Open town meeting Area  - Total 72. ... Settled: 1652 â€“ Incorporated: 1731 Zip Code(s): 02767 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: Location in Plymouth County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Plymouth County Settled 1700 Incorporated 1821 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor James E. Harrington (D) Area  - City  21. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Bristol County Settled 1638 Incorporated 1639 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Charles Crowley Area  - City  48. ... Boston redirects here. ...


Bridgewater lies along the Taunton River, which has several other rivers and brooks which branch off of the main waterway. There are also several ponds, the largest of which is Lake Nippenicket along the western edge of the town. There is also a state forest, a town forest, several conservation areas and a large portion of the Hockomock Swamp Wildlife Management Area, in the western part of town. Parts of this swamp give rise to the so-called Bridgewater Triangle, a small area of concentrated reports of strange Fortean phenomena, colonial "dark days," Bigfoot and mysterious black panthers, UFO sightings, and other weird encounters, a phrase coined by Loren Coleman, author of Mysterious America, often compared to the Bermuda Triangle.[1] The Taunton River, historically also called the Taunton Great River, is a river in southern Massachusetts in the United States. ... Lake Nippenicket is a freshwater lake in the town of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. ... The Hockomock Swamp is a vast wetland encompassing much of the northern part of southeastern Massachusetts. ... The Bridgewater Triangle is area of about 200 square miles within in southeastern Massachusetts in the United States. ... Charles Fort, 1920 Charles Hoy Fort (August 6, 1874 - May 3, 1932), writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena, was the son of an Albany grocer of Dutch ancestry. ... It has been suggested that Evidence regarding Bigfoot be merged into this article or section. ... UFO can mean: Unidentified flying object United Future Organization, a Japanese-Brazilian electronic jazz band UFO, the rock band that previously featured Michael Schenker UFO, the Gerry Anderson TV series United Farmers of Ontario, a political party that formed the government in Ontario from 1919 to 1923 U.F.O... Loren Coleman in a photograph featured in his profile on Cryptomundo. ... NASA image of the western Atlantic, showing the popular borders of the Bermuda Triangle. ...


Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 25,185 people, 7,526 households, and 5,584 families residing in the town. The population density was 916.2 people per square mile (353.7/km²). There were 7,652 housing units at an average density of 278.4/sq mi (107.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.28% White, 4.04% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.23% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.75% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 7,526 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.27. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 14.7% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.9 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $65,318, and the median income for a family was $73,953. Males had a median income of $48,438 versus $32,383 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,105. About 1.9% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Statistically, Bridgewater is the 71st largest town in the Commonwealth by population, and 110th by population density. In the county, Bridgewater ranks third in population and seventh in density.


Government

On the national level, Bridgewater is a part of Massachusetts's 9th congressional district, which has been represented since 2001 by Stephen Lynch. The state's senior (Class I) Senator, re-elected 2006, is Edward M. Kennedy, and the state's junior (Class II) Senator, up for re-election in 2008, is John F. Kerry. Massachusetts Congressional District 9 is a congessional district in eastern Massachusetts. ... Stephen F. Lynch (born March 31, 1955), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since he was elected to replace the late Congressman Joe Moakley, who died in office in 2001. ... For other persons named Ted Kennedy, see Ted Kennedy (disambiguation). ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ...


On the state level, Bridgewater is representing in the Massachusetts House of Representatives as a portion of the Eighth Plymouth district, which includes Raynham and a small portion of Easton. In the Massachusetts Senate, the town is a part of the First Plymouth and Bristol district, which includes Berkley, Carver, Dighton, Marion, Middleborough, Raynham, Taunton and Wareham.[3] The town is patrolled by the Fourth (Middleborough) Barracks of Troop D of the Massachusetts State Police.[4] The Massachusetts House of Representatives is the lower house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... The Massachusetts Senate is the upper house of the Massachusetts General Court, the bicameral state legislature of Massachusetts. ... Massachusettes State Police patch The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety responsible for criminal law enforcement and traffic vehicle regulation across the state. ...


Bridgewater is governed on the local level by the open town meeting form of government, led by a board of selectmen. Town facilities are located at the center of town, with the police department headquarters being just west of the square along Route 104. There are two fire departments in town, next to the college and in the eastern part of town. There is one post office, located just north of the town center along Route 18. The town's public library is just north of the town center, and is a part of the Southeastern Area Internet Library Services (SAILS) network. The town also has a National Guard armory along Route 18, and much of the southern end of the town is occupied by the Bridgewater branch of the Massachusetts Correctional Institute (MCI). The jail also includes a state mental hospital, and both are major units of the state's penal system. An Open Town Meeting is a form of municipal legislature, typical in the New England region of the United States. ... The Board of Selectmen is commonly the executive arm of town government in New England. ... The United States National Guard is a reserve forces component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air National Guard). ...


Education

Boyden Hall, on the Bridgewater State College campus.
Boyden Hall, on the Bridgewater State College campus.

Bridgewater shares its school district with neighboring Raynham, with both towns operating their own elementary and middle schools, and sending their students to a common high school. Bridgewater has two elementary schools, Burnell Elementary (located adjacent to the Bridgewater State campus) and the George H. Mitchell Elementary (south and west of the town center, formerly known as Bridgewater Elementary), both of which serve students from kindergarten through grade four. Burnell also has fifth and sixth grade classes, while Mitchell's fifth and sixth grade students attend Meredith G. Williams Middle School with the town's entire seventh and eighth grade population. The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School is located in Bridgewater, west of the town center. B-R's athletics teams are nicknamed the Trojans, and their colors are red, blue and white. The school's chief rival is Silver Lake Regional High in Kingston, whom they play in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game. A new rivalry has started with East Bridgewater in recent years. The athletic teams of the Williams Middle School use the Spartans nickname. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 400 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 750 pixel, file size: 140 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 400 pixel Image in higher resolution (1500 × 750 pixel, file size: 140 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... For other uses, see Kindergarten (disambiguation). ... Regional High School in Massachusetts between the towns of Bridgewater and Raynham. ... Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in much of North America, generally observed as an expression of gratitude, usually to God. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Bridgewater is home to the Southbrook School, a private school which serves students from kindergarten through sixth grade. There are also private schools in nearby Taunton and Brockton. Bridgewater was formerly the site of the Bridgewater Academy, a private high school located on the town common.


The town is also home to Bridgewater State College, a public liberal arts college that was founded in 1840. It is the largest of the state's nine state colleges outside of the University of Massachusetts system. As of 2005, approximately 7,000 undergraduate students and 1,800 postgraduate students are enrolled at the college.[5] Bridgewater State College is a public liberal arts college located in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... This page is about the university system across Massachusetts. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ...


Transportation

Bridgewater is the site of the intersection of Interstate 495 and Route 24, with only a one mile stretch of the interstate running through the southwestern corner of town. Just north of this intersection along Route 24 are two large service areas, both of which have restaurants and a gas station. They are the only two such full service areas along Route 24, or, for that matter, anywhere along the highways of Southeastern Massachusetts (aside from a stop along U.S. Route 6 in Barnstable; that stop, however, is considered to be off the highway). At the center of town, Route 18, Route 28 and Route 104 meet at the town common. Routes 18 and 28, both north-south routes, are coextensive from this point south to the road's intersection with U.S. Route 44 in Middleborough. Route 104 passes from east to west, with ramp access to Route 24 in the west. A short portion of Route 106 passes along the town line in the northeast of town; Route 104 's eastern terminus is at that route, just along the East Bridgewater line. Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) is the designation of an Interstate highway beltway in Massachusetts. ... Massachusetts State Highway 24 (Route 24) is a freeway (though not up to Interstate Highway standards) in Southeastern Massachusetts, linking Fall River with the Boston metropolitan area. ... Rest stop redirects here. ... U.S. Route 6 is a main route of the U.S. Highway system, running east-northeast from Bishop, California to Provincetown, Massachusetts. ... Massachusetts Route 18, is a south-north state highway in Massachusetts. ... Massachusetts Route 28 is a nominally north-south route running from the New Hampshire state line, through Boston and the western reaches of Norfolk and Plymouth counties, and then west-to-east on Cape Cod, finally ending as a south-north section between Chatham and Orleans. ... Route 104 is a (short) east-west state highway in Massachusetts. ... U.S. Highway 44 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 238 miles (383 km) from Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Hudson Valley region of New York. ... Route 106 is a west-east state highway in Massachusetts. ...


The Middleborough-Lakeville line of the MBTA's commuter rail passes through the town, with a stop at the southern end of the Bridgewater State College Campus, just south of the college's main parking lots at the southern campus. The route is currently the only such rail line bringing commuters from the South Coast area to South Station in Boston. There is no air service to the town; there is a small strip in nearby Taunton, and the nearest national air service can be found at T. F. Green Airport outside Providence and at Logan International Airport in Boston. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Runway layout at PVD T. F. Green Airport (IATA: PVD, ICAO: KPVD, FAA LID: PVD), also known as Theodore Francis Green State Airport, is a public airport located in Warwick, six miles (10 km) south of Providence, in Kent County, Rhode Island, USA. Dedicated in 1931, the airport was named... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ...


Places of Worship

Bridgewater is home to 12 houses of worship.

  • Christian
    • Central Square Congregational Church (United Church of Christ)
    • Christian Science Church (Christian Science)
    • Faith Chapel Assemblies of God (Assemblies of God)
    • First Baptist Church (Baptist)
    • First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church (Unitarian-Universalist)
    • Gammons Memorial United Methodist Church (United Methodist)
    • New Jerusalem Church (Swedenborgian)
    • Scotland Trinitarian Church (United Church of Christ)
    • South Shore Community Church (Christian Missionary Alliance)
    • St. Thomas Aquinas Rectory (Catholic)
    • Trinity Covenant Church
    • Trinity Episcopal Church (Episcopal)

Notable residents

George Leonard Andrews George Leonard Andrews (1828-99) was an American soldier. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Gordon Stanley Mickey Cochrane (April 6, 1903-June 28, 1962) was a Scottish-American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers. ... Marc Colombo (born October 8, 1978) in Bridgewater, Massachusetts) is an American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He was selected with the 29th overall pick of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears out of Boston College. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL known best for his almost eight years of starting for the New England Patriots. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present...

Media

The Enterprise is an afternoon daily newspaper published in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA. The newspaper is considered a newspaper of record for Brockton and several suburban communities of northern Bristol and Plymouth counties, and southern Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... The Patriot Ledger is an American newspaper. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ... The Boston Herald is a tabloid format newspaper, though not a tabloid in the traditional sense, and is the smaller of the two big dailies in Boston, Massachusetts (the other being The Boston Globe). ...

References

  1. ^ Mysterious America by Loren Coleman (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2007)
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Index of Legislative Representation by City and Town, from Mass.gov
  4. ^ Station D-4, SP Middleborough
  5. ^ "BSC Fast Facts: Office of Institutional Research and Assessment" (page), bridgew.edu, webpage: [1]
  6. ^ a b (1967) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 
  7. ^ Mickey Cochrane Statistics. The Baseball Cube. Retrieved on 2007-12-27.
  8. ^ Marc Colombo Bio/Statistics. NFL.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-27.

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External links

  • Town of Bridgewater Home page

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