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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 […]

Rez dam repairs to cause road closures, detours

Motorists and school buses traveling in the vicinity of Pleasant Street can expect to encounter some road closures and detours as repairs to the Reservoir Pond Dam get underway in early September. The repairs are expected to start after Labor Day and could cause road closures along Pleasant Street and detours to Sherman Street as […]

Police following leads in home invasion probe

Police reported no arrests as of July 25 but continue to follow different leads in an investigation into a home invasion on Arboretum Way that occurred last Tuesday morning, July 18. Police determined that three suspects, described as three Hispanic males wearing hoodies (two blue and one black), forcibly entered the residence of an elderly […]

Police probe home invasion; solve robbery case

Canton police continue to search for suspects in a daytime home invasion on Arboretum Way on Tuesday that left an elderly resident hospitalized with “serious but non-life-threatening” head injuries. Police responded to the scene around 11 a.m. and determined that the suspects, described as three Hispanic males wearing hoodies (two blue and one black), had […]

Fire Dept. realigns as county dispatch takes effect

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The Canton Fire Department has officially made the switch to the Norfolk County dispatch system after successfully testing the system throughout the month of June. While all 911 calls will still go to Canton Police headquarters, under the new system, all fire-related calls are transferred to the county dispatch center in Holbrook and then on […]

Randolph/Washington redesign plans coming into focus

It appears that the solutions for the redesign of the intersection at Randolph and Washington streets will likely include a clearly marked right-hand turn lane onto Washington Street from Randolph; some kind of a timed traffic light during peak traffic hours; and a realignment of the roadway to engage motorists to make quicker decisions. Those […]

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