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Refuting misleading claims about Safe Communities Act

Dear Editor: As a statewide immigrant advocacy organization, we were concerned to read the deeply misleading letter from John Thompson of the Massachusetts Coalition for Immigration Reform posted on the Canton Citizen website in response to a recent column by state Representative William Galvin regarding the Safe Communities Act. Contrary to Thompson’s claims, nothing in […]

MassFiscal: ‘Sanctuary State’ bill a bad idea for Mass.

Editor’s note: The following letter was sent in response to Rep. Bill Galvin’s guest column that appeared in the December 28 edition of the Canton Citizen. Dear Editor: Legislative plans to make Massachusetts a Sanctuary State are gaining ground. State Representative William Galvin (D-Canton) is a co-sponsor of a bill currently making its way through […]

Winter fun at Blue Hill


Winter is in full swing and so is ski season at Great Blue Hill. The Blue Hills Ski Area features 16 trails, four lifts, and plenty of snow. The park offers day and season passes as well as ski lessons and equipment rentals. For more info the ski area, visit (Above) Young skiers receive […]

A Look Inside: Canton Citizen’s January 25 edition

Check out this week’s issue of the Citizen for the latest in Canton news, sports, events, and more. Highlights from the January 25 edition include: * Rodman preschool tuition hikes and more School Dept. news * Canton embraces new identity as a ‘Green Community’ * Canton Girl Scouts’ annual Day of Service * Canton Citizen Athlete of the Week […]

GMS students partner with Puerto Rican schoolmates

Dear Editor: The students in my social studies class were deeply moved after watching a news clip about the effects of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico (—archive). They watched how countless schools have been completely destroyed; many are being used as shelters and will not be available for use for months to come. Also, if and […]

Hill, John J.

John J. “Jack” Hill, Jr., 58, of Foxboro, formerly of Canton and Randolph, passed away January 14 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. Born in Dorchester, he was raised in Canton and graduated from Canton High School, Class of 1978, and Blue Hills Regional Technical School with a certificate in diesel mechanics. He worked as a safety […]

Curran, Dorothy A.

Dorothy A. Curran (Wentworth), 89, of Canton, passed away peacefully on January 14. Born and raised in Canton, she graduated from Canton High School and was a lifelong resident of the town. She worked as a nursing assistant at the Mass. Hospital School in Canton for many years before retiring. She enjoyed traveling with her […]

Powers, Albert V.

Albert V. Powers, Sr., 80, of Sandwich, formerly of Canton, passed away at home January 13 surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Canton, he graduated from St. John’s School and was a lifelong resident of Canton before moving to Sandwich in 1998. He previously worked at the Quincy Shipyard and more recently […]

Hamilton, Jean C.

Jean Claire Hamilton (Benson), 87, of Stoughton, formerly of Canton and Hyde Park, passed away on January 13, 2018, at Baypoint Skilled Nursing Home in Brockton. Born in Stoneham, she moved to Hyde Park as a child where she attended Hyde Park High before moving to Canton in 1972. Jean worked in the administrative offices […]

Murphy, Mary T.

Mary T. Murphy (Folan), 91, of Canton, passed away January 11. Born in Boston, she was raised in Readville and attended St. Anne’s School in Readville and Nazareth High School in South Boston. During her sophomore year of high school she was the city of Boston spelling bee champ. After graduation she worked for the […]

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