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Acton Year in Review: Crystal Meth, Seasonal Curiosities and a Gastro Pub

Crime doesn't pay, but it does pique the interest of our readers as you can see from Acton Patch's most popular stories from the second half of 2013.

State Police and DEA agents recovered more than 800 OxyContin tablets from Frantz Cantave’s Hyde Park home after an investigation that began in Acton and Boxborough. Courtesy Suffolk DA's Office
State Police and DEA agents recovered more than 800 OxyContin tablets from Frantz Cantave’s Hyde Park home after an investigation that began in Acton and Boxborough. Courtesy Suffolk DA's Office

What a year this was, 2013.

It’s been said that “2013 Was The Most Boston Year Ever.” And perhaps that’s true: From winter storm Nemo to the Boston Marathon bombings to the arrest of Aaron Hernandez, the mayoral election and the Red Sox World Series Championship, there were scores of stories that thrust Greater Boston into national headlines.

The Hub got a lot of love, but our little town of Acton had quite a bit of news in its own right.

When it comes to Acton Patch's most popular stories of the past six months, one thing is clear: Crime doesn't pay, but it does pique the interest of our readers. Posts about a new restaurant and seasonal curiosity join news of a crystal meth bust in our five most widely read stories from the second half of 2013. 

They are: 

  1. Why Retailers Are Pushing Christmas in September 
  2. Bad Break: Acton Man Busted for Crystal Meth 
  3. Red Raven Eyes November Landing in Acton 
  4. New Restaurant Eyed for Nagog Park 
  5. When Do We Turn the Clocks Back? 
A month-by-month look at Acton Patch's most popular posts from July through December is peppered with police-related stories. 

In July, news of Red Raven's plans for Nagog Park as joined by the story of an oft-arrested Acton man as the month's top posts: 
August's top posts dealt with assaults: 
In September, heroin, Oxy and the Acton Atheists challenging the Pledge of Allegiance joined a story about the Christmas creep toward summer: 
October's most widely read posts were about a meth bust, Red Raven and Daylight Saving: 
Red Raven ruled again in November, joined this time by a police log excerpt: 
And, in December, a car accident and a police impersonator were top posts: 

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