Archive for: December, 2015

Morey, Gregory E.

Gregory E. Morey, 61, of Momence, IL, formerly of Stoughton, passed away on December 2, 2015. Greg was born and raised in Boston. He was the beloved son of the late George E. and Margaret M. Morey, brother to the late John Morey, uncle to the late Patrick Padgett, and grand uncle to the late […]

Man About Canton: Xaverian Connections

Did you know … Michael Pina, a former Canton resident and grandson of Bobby Trayers of Canton, was the standout senior quarterback that led the Xaverian Brothers High School football team to an undefeated 13-0 season and to the Division 1 Super Bowl championship with a convincing 44-14 win over Central Catholic. Pina threw three […]

Margin Notes: Movements of Social Media

A few weeks ago, my college’s security director sent out an email about an incident earlier that night concerning a student’s safety walking alone, the most recent in a series of incidents over the past weeks that have left our small town campus on edge. Within only a few hours of the email, almost all […]

Schools to move ahead with full-day kindergarten plan

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The Canton School Committee decided last week to move forward with tuition-free, full-day kindergarten for the next school year and not to phase in the program over a period of multiple years. The main question now is how to fund the program as the committee concluded that it could not pay for the nearly $750,000 […]

One Night, One Light

Rabbi Horowitz prepares to light the giant Chanukah menorah across from Town Hall. (Chai Center photo)

Some 100 people of all ages gathered across from Canton Town Hall to mark the first night of Chanukah at sundown on Sunday, December 6. The event, sponsored by Canton’s Chai Jewish Center, was hosted by Rabbi Mendy and Rivka Horowitz. The community menorah lighting was held at ARCH Orthodontics, 800 Washington Street. The program featured […]

Canton Center project in limbo over easement dispute

After a string of planning and zoning board hearings and numerous plan revisions, the owners of a proposed mixed-use/condo conversion project at the former Emerson and Cuming property on Washington Street are inching their way toward the finish line but still have a few sizable hurdles to clear. Located a few lots north of Town […]

Man faces charges in multi-car crash on Neponset St.

A Brockton man will face an assortment of charges stemming from a four-vehicle crash at the intersection of Neponset and Jackson streets on Saturday, December 5, around 4:30 p.m. Two passengers were taken to area hospitals with injuries. Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty said passengers gave a description of a black pickup truck that apparently […]

Garden Club’s holiday house tour a big success

The Canton Garden Club welcomed hundreds of people last weekend to “A Pleasant Christmas Stroll,” their 2015 holiday fundraiser. Club members decorated three homes in the Canton Corner Historic District that once belonged to the Draper family with beautiful greens, lights, flowers, wreaths and trees. Marie Duffy and Carol Munson were the chairpersons of this […]

Canton library announces food for fines program

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For a limited time, patrons of the Canton Public Library will be able to pay off their fines with food. Throughout the month of December, if a patron brings a non-perishable food donation of any amount for the Canton Food Pantry, the library will waive any outstanding overdue fees on his or her library card. […]

Man About Canton: News Around Us

Did you know … EMC Corporation of Hopkinton was recently sold to the Dell Company of Round Rock, Texas, for the unheard of price of $67 billion. It was the largest acquisition ever in the technology industry. EMC, founded in 1979, has over 9,700 Massachusetts employees. The deal brings uncertainty to the neighboring towns of […]

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