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Jay joined the Citizen as a staff writer in the spring of 2007, and in a few short months he was promoted to lead writer/assistant editor. He now serves as the managing editor, overseeing news and editorial content and managing the newspaper's circulation. (Click here for complete bio.)

Launch of Dedham St. construction highlights busy roadwork season

Rendering of the new I-95 off-ramp (on right) and existing I-95 on-ramp (Source: MassDOT)

The start of a major infrastructure improvement project on Dedham Street, the final phase of a gas main replacement program on Washington Street, and a series of town paving projects are all on the docket in what is shaping up to be another busy summer construction season across the town of Canton. All three major […]

Bridge work to resume at Canton Junction MBTA station

MBTA commuter rail riders may soon see a return to normalcy at the Canton Junction train station now that a construction stoppage has been resolved and a timeline reestablished, according to a spokesman for commuter rail operator Keolis CS. In a statement provided to the Citizen via email, Tory Mazzola, director of public affairs for […]

Former hockey star finds calling with training program

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As a former Division I hockey All-American whose career reached the upper levels of the minor leagues, Steve Wood knows a thing or two about passion, drive and commitment, and all those other little intangibles that are essential to chasing one’s dreams. Yet the Canton father of three would also be the first to admit […]

Former hoops standout joins Vassar coaching staff

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Canton native and NCAA Division III national basketball champion Matthew Droney has joined the Vassar College men’s basketball coaching staff as a full-time assistant for the 2017-18 season. The appointment makes Droney, at age 23, one of the youngest full-time assistant college basketball coaches in the country. A 2017 graduate of Babson College, the former Catholic […]

Boys tennis upsets wins marathon tourney opener

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In a week in which the weather kept getting in the way, the Canton High boys tennis team managed to keep its composure and eke out a victory in the Division 2 south sectional tournament, knocking off Medway 3-2 on the road in a match that took parts of three days to complete. The opening […]

‘Game-changing’ CHS Class of ’17 completes high school journey

Valedictorian Dasol Lee addresses the CHS Class of 2017. (Mike Barucci photo)

This story appears in the Canton Citizen’s annual graduation issue, available now on newsstands. The rains stayed away and the skies above were bold and dream-like as the 217 members of the Canton High School Class of 2017 marked the end of their high school journeys in an emotional and reflective commencement ceremony on the […]

Beloved family doctor gave all to family, patients, community

Dr. Richard Levrault, pictured above with his wife, children and grandchildren, was a dedicated family man and beloved community doctor.

Between his 30-plus years as a family medical practitioner and his long track record of service to the Canton community, Dr. Richard Levrault spent the great majority of his life helping and supporting others — while also trying his darndest to make them laugh or smile. “He had a hell of a sense of humor,” […]

Neighboring temple completes ‘journey to a new beginning’

The combined choirs of Temple Beth Am and Temple Beth Abraham sing “Light one Candle,” accompanied by Aaron Barcelo. (Michelle Stark photo)

This past Sunday, May 21, marked an emotional and historic milestone for two area Jewish congregations as Temple Beth Abraham in Canton formally welcomed the members of Temple Beth Am in Randolph to its synagogue on Washington Street. Although not yet a formal merger, the relocation of the Randolph temple was made official around 4 […]

Girls lacrosse team earns 2 W’s in bounce-back week

It’s been a challenging season for the CHS girls lacrosse team, but players continue to make strides and compete hard in every game, according to head coach Chrissy O’Connor. “There’s been so much improvement with this team since the beginning of the season until now,” said O’Connor, now in her second year as coach. “Unfortunately, […]

Bulldog tennis teams combine for 5 W’s

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In their busiest week of the season to date, the Canton High boys tennis team thrust itself right back into the MIAA postseason hunt with three straight shutout victories in a three-day span. Led by their sensational No. 1 singles player, junior captain Jake Wolicki, the Bulldogs cruised to wins over Taunton, Stoughton and Oliver […]

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