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?Read more

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

By - 9/13/10 - 3:28 pm

To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.

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By - 8/30/10 - 8:56 am

Friends of the Blue Hills reports the state recently bought 57 acres of land between the Blue Hill Country Club and Rte. 138 by the Ponkopoag Golf Club - for $198,000:

In a year or so, when construction of a sewer line is complete, you'll be able to explore a new red maple swamp, open marshland and pine-oak upland.

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By - 5/17/10 - 2:14 pm

Canton - A Braintree man and Holbrook woman who allegedly tried to scam copper from a Canton company on May 5 have been arrested and charged with attempting to commit larceny for goods worth over $250.

(Apologies to Messrs. Carson and Webb)Read more

By - 1/20/10 - 10:21 am

The Supreme Judicial Court yesterday tossed out Canton's lawsuit against the proposed Westwood Station project in neighboring Westwood, ruling the town failed to file its complaints on time.

Canton argued state approval of the now stalled project was invalid because the town was never notified of a proposed sewer permit and so therefore the 30-day time limit for filing complaints had not...Read more

By - 12/1/08 - 5:30 pm

It could have been a lot worse for this Canton resident, struck by a speeding Acela train that hit him while he was crossing the tracks trying to get to HoneyDew Donuts™:

Canton Journal reports:

O'Brien added that Daniels was conscious when he saw him after the accident, and that he was looking for his teeth that apparently had been knocked out of his mouth...Read more
By - 11/22/08 - 10:13 pm

Channel 7 reports 12 families were forced out of the three-story building today.

Pahkcah02, who lives in the same complex, reports what happened when she returned from a trip to the supermarket to find the road to her place blocked:

... I rolled down my window, explained to the sergeant that I lived in that complex and he proceeded to scream at me

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