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Canton EMTs respond to rash of overdose calls

Canton emergency personnel responded to four drug overdose calls in a six-day span last week. Three of the victims were male and one was a female, and in each instance the opiate reversal drug Narcan was successfully administered. In one of the cases, a 45-year-old Canton man was found unresponsive after crashing his vehicle into […]

Trooper with local ties stands up to Mass. State Police

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The head of the Massachusetts State Police abruptly retired on Friday and the state attorney general’s office has launched an investigation following an explosive allegation of special treatment and possible conspiracy in a case involving a judge’s daughter and a young state trooper who was reportedly just trying to do the right thing. Trooper Ryan […]

4 Canton firefighters to receive state ‘Firefighter of the Year’ awards

Four Canton firefighters will be honored as Firefighters of the Year at the state Department of Fire Services’ 28th annual awards ceremony November 21 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. The four honorees include Fire Captain Wendell Robery and firefighters Jeffery O’Brien, Jonathan Buckley, and Keith Flavin. Nominated by Westwood Fire Chief William Scoble, the men […]

Arrests made in car wash armed robbery case

Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz announced the arrests of two men in connection with an armed robbery at Prestige Car Wash and Gas on Turnpike Street last week. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, and an ensuing investigation led to the arrest of Fernando Quade, 21, of Canton, and Reginald Boiteux, […]

Police arrest suspect in July home invasion case

Canton police announced a major development in the investigation of a July 18 home invasion on Arboretum Way. On Thursday, October 5, Canton and Milton police, along with members of the Boston Police Department Violent Fugitive Apprehension Unit, arrested Eriberto Genao, 22, of Mattapan. He is one of several suspects wanted in connection with the […]

Arrest made in 7-Eleven armed robbery case

A 22-year-old Brockton man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the 7-Eleven store in Canton Center on Monday, October 2, around 4:45 a.m. Police said the suspect, who has been identified as Abilio Andrade, allegedly held a knife to the clerk’s throat while ordering him to empty the cash […]

Republican Town Committee recommends 25 mph speed limit

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The Canton Republican Town Committee (CRTC) voted unanimously at its September 5 meeting to recommend that the town of Canton adopt a maximum speed limit of 25 mph on all Canton roads and streets effective immediately. This policy would exclude state roads such as Route 138 and federal highways such as I-95. Members of the […]

Celebration of Life event remembers overdose victims

CAASA member Harriet Burak speaks about her son Michael during last week's Celebration of Life event. (Jay Turner photo)

Nearly 100 people, including local officials, first responders, and Canton High School students, gathered on the lawn in front of the Canton Senior Center last Thursday evening for a Celebration of Life event in memory of those lost to drug overdose. The event coincided with International Overdose Awareness Day, which is held every August 31 […]

Dorchester man arrested after crime spree in Canton

Boston police arrested a Dorchester resident who allegedly broke into homes and vehicles in Canton and Milton and the Ninety Nine Restaurant in Canton last week. According to the official website of the Boston Police Department, the suspect, identified as Daniel Mulholland, 50, was apprehended on Tuesday evening, August 29, after leading officers on a […]

Police respond to 2 incidents at Whitman Rd. picket line

Canton police responded to two separate incidents earlier this week at the same location on Whitman Road (off Route 138), where the local teamsters union was picketing outside Independent Pipe. The first incident occurred around 6 a.m. on Monday, August 7, and involved a case of trespassing by one of the picketers. According to Police […]

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