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By adamg - 11/1/23 - 2:21 pm
Rendering of Nigerian apartments

Rendering of part of Nigerian apartment complex one of the brothers was having built, from court filing.

A Nigerian man living in a Canton apartment who was part of a scheme to convince lonely seniors they were communicating with dashing American servicemen overseas who needed money - and who then moved into using people's personal information to obtain unemployment during the pandemic - was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in federal prison yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/23 - 9:41 am
Inspecting where the trailer roof used to be

Inspecting where the trailer roof used to be. Photo via TPD.

Around 6 a.m. on Friday, a truck driver from Columbus, OH, found out what happens when you ignore the "Low Clearance" sign on a railroad bridge after disregarding the "posted warning signs of height restrictions" in Canton. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/23 - 9:12 pm

A federal judge today dismissed what was meant to be a class-action suit against Dunkin' Donuts over alleged overcharging on its mobile app because the only listed plaintiff in the initial complaint and Dunkin' Donuts are both based in Massachusetts, and federal class-action law requires at least one party to be in a different state. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/23 - 11:25 am

WFXT reports State Police are looking for a pair of highwaymen who got out of their car, went up to the back of a truck stopped in traffic on Rte. 128 in Canton this morning, opened it up, then made off with "multiple boxes of smartphones."

By adamg - 2/1/23 - 1:55 pm
Precious passport

Precious passport; in fact, she is Kenyan.

A Canton woman was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison yesterday for her role as a sort of banker for an online romance scheme targeting lonely older women and later for filing fake pandemic-relief applications. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/22 - 8:15 pm
Fire in the Blue Hills

Steve H. looked out the window of JetBlue Flight 1222 inbound to Logan from the south shortly before 7 p.m. and spotted what appeared to be "a sizeable brush fire" in the area of the Blue Hills Reservation.

By adamg - 5/11/22 - 9:14 am

Jonathan Mulhern, associate head of school of Boston Latin School, is leaving to become a middle-school principal in Canton.
Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/22 - 9:54 pm

WBZ reports the woman was charged with vehicular homicide, manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal crash in the death of Ofr. John O'Keefe.

By adamg - 2/1/22 - 9:11 am

WBZ reports an autopsy was completed yesterday on the body of BPD Ofr. John O'Keefe, who had apparently been outside the Canton house of people he knew for several hours on Saturday, but that officials declined to release results and said their investigation into his death continues. O'Keefe, who lived in Canton, had been on the force for 16 years.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 12:24 pm
Hunting in the Blue Hills

Yellow areas are where bow-and-arrow hunting will be allowed.

The Friends of the Blue Hills alerts us that DCR will be allowing limited bow-and-arrow hunting in roughly half of the Blue Hills Reservation starting Monday and running through Dec. 2. Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/21 - 10:41 am
Snakehead and the guy who caught it

Snared snakehead. Photo by MassWildlife.

MassWildlife, a.k.a. the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife reports somebody caught a big ol' northern snakehead fish in Reservoir Pond in Canton on Aug. 27. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/21 - 11:35 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that a Canton country club that withheld a 10% "service charge" from workers at private events may have to hand the money over to the workers because, come on, anybody reading a contract with that phrase would assume the money is meant for tips. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/21 - 11:44 am

State Police report a driver failed to navigate the sharp curve from the end of I-95 onto Rte. 128 north around 1:25 a.m., and had his left arm amputated during a crash that involved guardrails on both sides of the ramp. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 9:31 am
Morning eclipse, with jet

Adam Balsam was among the many people who got up early to get a good view of the eclipse, which in his case meant a trip to Wollaston Beach. At first, it was disappointing, because clouds obscured the show as the sun broke above the horizon, but once the sun rose high enough, the show was on. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/21 - 3:51 pm

Kareem Chapin, 47, of Canton, pleaded guilty last week to federal charges related to his involvement in a Boston-area drug ring, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/21 - 10:37 am

WBZ reports state inspectors will be giving the Canton ski area a good going over after some skiers got stranded on the ski lift for 40 minutes Thursday - two days after a 7-year-old boy fell off it.

By adamg - 1/25/21 - 8:59 pm

The Canton Fire Department reports a 7-year-old boy from Rockland suffered serious injuries when he fell 35 feet from a ski lift at the Blue Hills Ski Area around 4:20 p.m. Canton paramedics transported the boy to a nearby field at Meditech on Blue Hill River Road, from which a helicopter flew him to Children's Hospital in Boston.

The department says that while serious, the boy's injuries were not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 12/3/20 - 10:31 am

A Canton woman who embezzled nearly $1.4 million from a Boston non-profit used her married name to get a job at a Brookline non-profit while facing federal charges and started embezzling money there as well, according to a federal charge unsealed today. Read more.

By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 12:01 pm

A downed power line in Canton is causing major havoc for Northeast Corridor and Providence and Stoughton Line train service.

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