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Commentary: CPD forum a missed opportunity

On March 12, the Canton Police Department hosted an incredibly important night at the Canton Public Library titled “Black and Blue: All Lives Matter,” an open forum on police and race relations. Police Chief Berkowitz and Attorney Ernst Guerrier openly discussed some very pressing questions with the public. It was a crucial event, especially in […]

Holiday Gift Guide: From My Heart to Yours

As the holidays quickly approach and stress slowly creeps in, let’s take refuge in the timeless words of Francis of Assisi: “For it is in giving that we receive.” And although these deep words were meant for much more than material exchanges, let’s remember that giving — in all its forms — has its gifts. […]

Kitchen Musings: Gourmet Garden

Gourmet Garden, located at 95 Washington Street in Canton, is a welcome addition to our neighborhood, serving high quality Japanese and Chinese cuisine. I was struck by how open, spacious, classy yet casual the atmosphere is. The appetizers were nothing like I have ever tasted. The Hokkaiyaki Combo was a delicate marriage of baked scallops […]

Rumni Saha: Restoring Hope

A 75-year-old woman was recently found in a nine-by-six-foot basement room in Stoughton under deplorable conditions. The firefighters who responded to this heartrending scene on a bitter cold February day reported that the heat was turned off and the woman was confined to a hospital bed — starved, dehydrated and her body covered with open […]

Ruminations: Live Free or…

Dodgeball and tag were recently banned from some schools in New Hampshire — a move implemented to “combat bullying and take the violence out of the schools.” This seems a bit ironic coming from a state that has no law restricting the age at which a person may possess and carry firearms, wouldn’t you agree? […]

Ruminations: Just Vengeance

Below is the first installment of Ruminations, a new column by Rumni Saha. In late January, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would be seeking the death penalty in the case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Many are outraged. Carol Rose, a lawyer, journalist and executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, […]

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