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Regional Roundup: Blackout in Dedham Square, Heroin Charges and More

A look at the top headlines around the area for the week of Jan. 27.

 

Blackout on High Street


At around 9:43 a.m. NSTAR was doing a routine circuit check, at the intersection of High Street and Eastern Avenue, when a manhole blew-up which resulted in the loss of power on High Street in Dedham Square.

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Norwood Residents Arrested on Drug Charges in Walpole Weeks After Previous Charges Dropped


Two Norwood brothers were arrested on drug charges in Walpole last Thursday - less than two weeks after similar charges brought by Norwood Police against them were dismissed due to the mishandling of drug samples by state Department of Public Health chemist Annie Dookhan.
On Thursday, Jan. 24, Walpole Police arrested 27-year-old Dejan Katic and 24-year-old Peter Katic, along with 27-year-old Derek Boutilier, also of Norwood, after a surveillance unit witnessed a hand-to-hand drug transaction. According to a Norwood Police press release, a Walpole Police detective saw Dejan Katic sell heroin to Boutilier at Katic’s place of business.

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Walpole PD Arrest Three on Heroin Charges Weeks After Previous Charges Dropped


 Two brothers were arrested on drug charges in Walpole last Thursday - less than two weeks after similar charges brought by Norwood Police against them were dismissed due to the mishandling of drug samples by state Department of Public Health chemist Annie Dookhan.

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Proposal Calls for Nearly 350 New Housing Units in Canton


A consultant's report regarding a newly-proposed housing development for 348 units in downtown Canton is expected to be completed by the end of February. The Canton Board of Selectmen will neither decline or oppose the proposal until they review the report. Details in the proposal include 64 town house units, 80 age-restricted units for residents aged 55 and older, and 204 apartments, according to Boston.com.

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