Canton

By - 10/19/14 - 12:55 pm

Transcript of a talk by Joe Bagley, Boston city archaeologist, on the Blue Hills' distant past as a large volcano, and why that became important to the Native Americans who, several hundred million years later, inhabited the area:

I have personally visited, excavated, and studied hundreds of Native archaeological sites throughout the east coast, and I have never experienced the types of intact Native

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By - 9/22/14 - 10:12 am

So have you noticed WGBH-FM coming in even feistier than usual? The station reports it finished replacing its 36-year-old antenna on top of the hill that gave it its call letters a couple weeks ago. The new antenna now

Broadcasts at 100,000-watt power and provides a stronger signal to downtown Boston and reaches more Massachusetts communities and all six New England states.

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By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more

By - 8/17/14 - 12:46 pm
Overturned car on Rte. 138 in Canton

Tim Sullivan records our latest overturned car, this one on Rte. 138 in Canton, near the 128 ramp.

By - 3/8/14 - 7:51 pm

Mike Ball gets a lesson in maple sugaring in Canton.

By - 11/26/13 - 3:51 pm

Today was time to make the arrest, Canton PD reports: They say Isaiah Murphy is the man who's held up more than 20 Boston-area Dunkin' Donuts, including several in West Roxbury, in recent months.

Murphy was nabbed at his home around 10 a.m., police say, adding:

Evidence linking the suspect to many of the affected locations were uncovered.

Murphy is scheduled for arraignment... Read more

By - 3/1/13 - 1:54 pm

Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.

Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.

Don't miss our amazing auction... Read more

By - 11/26/12 - 8:43 am

MassDOT reports it's opening the remaining fourth-lane sections of 128, er, 93/95/1/Hut!, between Randolph and Westwood this week. Schedule of segment openings. Important note:

With the opening of the new fourth travel lane, the authorized use of the breakdown lane for travel during weekday peak commuting periods will be discontinued to enhance driver safety and provide emergency vehicle access.

In other words, from now... Read more

By - 8/2/12 - 7:08 am

WBZ reports State Police are investigating why a dump truck had its dumper up when it smashed into an overpass on Rte. 128 near University Drive around 5 a.m.

By - 7/17/12 - 3:10 pm

The Chicago Tribune reports a woman from Canton (yes, our Canton) was arrested in Chicago on charges of stalking Theo Epstein:

Recently, she found information about Epstein's new North Side home on the Internet and flew to Chicago on Monday, rented a red Mustang and plugged the address into the car's GPS navigation system, the prosecutor said.

On her Facebook page, Kathleen Kearney... Read more

By - 5/10/12 - 9:42 am

Spring Seedling Sale May 19th and 20th 9am-3pm
Wake up the Farm Pancake Breakfast May 19th 9am-11am

Join us to celebrate the start of the 2012 season. Enjoy delicious pancakes with friends and stock up on seedlings for your home garden.

There will be a variety of vegetable, herb and flower plants available for purchase, all grown on the farm using organic practices. We... Read more

By - 4/13/12 - 4:00 pm

Channel 4 has dispatched its news chopper to keep us in the loop on this developing story.

No word yet if the horse is stuck with a frog on a log in that bog at Ponkapoag.

By - 12/19/11 - 7:33 pm

Downed power lines somewhere in the Canton area mean no Amtrak service between Boston and New York and, of course, massive delays on the Providence/Stoughton Line that have left stranded commuters hoping for the buses the T is promising.

By - 11/30/11 - 5:02 pm

Who was Daniel M. Casey and why is there a plaque in his memory at the top of the Hill?

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more

By - 7/20/11 - 1:42 pm

Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.

The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process,... Read more

By - 5/29/11 - 7:15 pm

Stuck on a ride in Canton

Falasha took this photo of a firefighter rescuing kids stuck at the top of a ride at a carnival in Canton late this afternoon.... Read more

By - 5/5/11 - 7:56 am

WBUR reports on the planned IPO of Dunkin' Brands and notes that the filing states there is one Dunk's for every 9,700 people in New England and New York. That ratio has got to be way lower within 128, right?

By - 9/15/10 - 11:43 pm

Anecdotal evidence (more dead deer by the side of the road) seems to indicate a growing deer population in the large reservation just south of the city. The Friends of the Blue Hills reports the state Department of Conservation and Recreation is getting ready to do some serious studying to determine if there are more deer than the reservation can support and, if so,... Read more

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