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Convicted teen killer given another chance at parole

Nearly 30 years after he bludgeoned his Canton High School classmate with a baseball bat to satisfy a violent curiosity, convicted killer Rod Matthews is headed back before the state parole board later this month to plead for his release. One of the state’s most notorious teen murderers, Matthews, now 43, was only a high […]

Judge Rotenberg Ctr. evacuated after bomb threat calls

The Canton Fire Department evacuated two buildings at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center on Turnpike Street last Tuesday afternoon after the center received two separate bomb threats via telephone. A staff member activated the fire alarm box to alert students to an evacuation. The Fire Department searched both buildings and found nothing. Fire Lt. Greg […]

Investigation into party uncovers additional alleged crimes

An ongoing criminal investigation into a New Year’s Eve party at a vacant home on Weathervane Road has widened considerably over the past few weeks, uncovering an alleged sexual assault that occurred at the party and leading to the arrest of a 52-year-old Canton man. While police are not commenting on the specifics of the […]

Police probe juvenile offenses at vacant house

Police were called to investigate various juvenile offenses allegedly committed on New Year’s Eve in a vacant home on Village Gate Road. A total of five juveniles, ranging in age from 14-16, will be summoned to court to face charges. Police said the alleged perpetrators include both males and females and a mix of Canton […]

Updated: Storm-related deaths rock Canton community

The close-knit town of Canton remains in a state of shock and mourning following the tragic deaths of two residents who were struck by falling tree limbs on Friday. The two victims, 6-year-old Kaleigh Kenyon and 48-year-old Tom Gunning, were both critically injured in their back yards and died just hours apart at neighboring Boston […]

Rabies case reported in Ponkapoag neighborhood

Town officials are reminding residents to keep a close eye on their pets and report any wild animals exhibiting strange behavior after a recent confirmed case of rabies in the Ponkapoag neighborhood. The diseased animal, a raccoon, reportedly attacked a dog on Greenbriar Road during the daytime hours on Tuesday, January 12. Canton Animal Control […]

CPD asking for help in robbery, shoplifting cases

Canton police are asking for the public’s assistance in solving two recent crimes — an armed robbery attempt and a shoplifting case. The robbery incident occurred on Sunday night, January 24, at 11:25 p.m. at the Blue Hill Express Gas Station on Route 138. Police said a black male came into the store and demanded all of the money […]

News Notes: CFD warns of unsafe ice conditions

Despite the recent stretch of cold weather, Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody said none of the ice on any pond is safe to walk on. Last Wednesday while returning from a call, the Engine 1 crew spotted a group of children playing on Dog Patch Pond, which is located at the intersection of Washington and […]

Fire Dept. to continue CO alarm installations


Through a partnership with the American Red Cross and the Canton Council on Aging, the Fire Department will install free carbon monoxide detectors in the homes of every Canton resident. The first round of funding was for senior citizens. Fire Lt. Greg Woodbury said firefighters will begin installations around February 1. The only stipulation is […]

Man faces charges in multi-car crash on Neponset St.

A Brockton man will face an assortment of charges stemming from a four-vehicle crash at the intersection of Neponset and Jackson streets on Saturday, December 5, around 4:30 p.m. Two passengers were taken to area hospitals with injuries. Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty said passengers gave a description of a black pickup truck that apparently […]

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