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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.

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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.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 8:50 pm
Flames from Providence Line locomotive

The fire-belching loco. Photo by KMV.

Passengers heading towards Providence had to evacuate their train in Canton Junction after the train experienced a "mechanical issue" that included the diesel belching fire, around 8 p.m. More flaming action.

By adamg - 4/13/19 - 1:58 pm
Cars smashed up on ramp to I-93

Aftermath of a crash.

UPDATE: Go into the comments for a description of the three-car crash by the daughter of the occupants of one of the cars.

Drew drove past another crash near our circumferential highway today, this time on the ramp to 128 from Rte. 24: Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/19 - 12:02 pm
Flipped car on 95

Kim C. spotted the aftermath of a bad crash on I-95 north in Canton this morning.

By OriginallyFromDotParker - 3/22/19 - 12:47 am

Melissa Buja of NBC10 Boston reports on my actual friggin dream come true, like, WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FRIG, THEY MADE DUNX-THEMED KICKS, YO THEY DID THAT

Two Massachusetts companies are once again teaming up ahead of the 2019 Boston Marathon in hopes of "keeping Bostonians running." Canton-based Dunkin' [Donuts] and Waltham-based Saucony have released their limited-edition Saucony x Dunkin’ [Donuts] Kinvara 10.

By adamg - 4/27/18 - 7:39 pm

NBC Boston reports Canton officials are blaming scores of bags of dog poop tossed down storm drains for blocking the sewage system and are pleading with residents to throw the bags out in the trash, not in storm drains.

By adamg - 4/14/18 - 10:06 am
Never used portion of I-95 in Canton

It's 5:30 p.m. on a weekday on 95 south - where are all the cars?

By now, the story of why I-95 doesn't go straight through Boston is well known: Bands of determined residents helped convinced Gov. Francis Sargent we really didn't need a couple of superhighways rammed through Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville - I-95 and the I-695 "inner belt." Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/18 - 1:58 pm

The Norfolk County District Attorney's office is confirming that the remains found next to I-95 southbound in Canton yesterday are those of Joseph Brancato, 21, of Winthrop, who was last seen in November in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 5/20/17 - 10:50 am
Crashed machinery on I-93 in Canton

I-93 strewn with fresh wreckage.

State Police reported this morning:

Machine on trailer, hit overpass, I-93 SB at x.3 in #Canton. No injuries. Left lane open.

By xtine - 3/28/17 - 9:45 pm

We’ve heard the gripes about the commuter rail before and I’ve done my share of complaining (see attached) with no results or response so maybe I need a new approach. Some of this we know as a given:

By adamg - 2/6/17 - 10:15 am

Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz has a message for Roger (earlier, the sign warned Falcons fans any fines they incurred would be doubled because they were entering a Patriots Zone).

By szapata617 - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

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