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Man About Canton: Jan. 18 Preview

Did you know … Canton’s former state Senator Brian A. Joyce, 55, was called “greedy, plain and simple” by Hank Shaw, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston office. Joyce has been charged with 20 counts of extortion and seven counts of money laundering. According to a 102-page indictment, the feds contend that […]

MCIR response to Rep. Galvin letter

The following letter is in response to state Rep. Bill Galvin’s recent guest column in the Canton Citizen concerning his support for the Safe Communities Act. Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in most Massachusetts communities regularly exchange information about persons held in custody for crimes with the federal authorities, including the FBI and Immigration and Customs […]

Man About Canton: Jan. 11 Preview

Did you know … Canton homeowners will soon see their property tax bills increase even though the rate recommended by the tax assessor and approved by the Board of Selectmen fell from $12.79 to $12.42 per thousand valuation. However, property values in Canton increased with the average single-family assessment rising 3 percent from last year […]

Smart About Money: Saddest Kind of Fraud

At a recent banking conference, a banker from the north shore told me about a particularly unfortunate situation she had run into. A young man came into her bank to cash a check. He did not have an account at that bank, but the check was from an account holder. Apparently, everything about this young […]

Rep. Galvin responds to mailer

By State Rep. Bill Galvin We are fortunate to live in a country that guarantees numerous freedoms, including freedom of religion, speech, property, and protection against arrest without cause. If we do run into trouble with the law, we are also assured the right to legal counsel, to be informed of the charges, and to […]

Outside the Whale: Women as Quarry

The plethora of men being accused of pushing their hands down where they don’t belong has got conservatives and liberals arguing over who is telling the truth, who is lying, and which party has the most gropers. Over who belongs in counseling — as if culture can be counseled away — and who deserves to […]

Canton Citizen names 25 fall sports all-stars

Boys Co-MVP Alec Ragusa (Football) A tape of the Thanksgiving Day game is all you need to know about senior Alec Ragusa, an All-Hockomock selection as a linebacker. A two-way force for the Bulldogs all season long, Ragusa dominated the game on both sides of the ball, gaining 111 yards and rushing for a score […]

The Nostalgic Commercialism of Holiday Time

At 13, I stopped posing for Christmas cards. I finally felt too old to dress up in red and green and stand with my dog on the front steps for a photograph that would be placed on a bookshelf or a mantelpiece or a stack on the kitchen counter in the home of someone too […]

Man About Canton: Winter Parking Ban

Did you know … December is here, and it is time to think about the winter overnight parking restrictions. Town bylaws specify that all on-street parking longer than one hour between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., other than if acting in an emergency capacity, is prohibited between November 15 and April 1 so that streets […]

What Can Your Mortgage Do for You?

Up until about the mid 1980s, a homeowner who wanted to borrow against the equity in their home had to take out what was known as a “second mortgage.” And there was a stigma against second mortgages. Then some enlightened bankers started thinking about homeowners and their equity differently. And so two of the most […]

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