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Gas Grills Common on North End Roof Decks; Photos Reveal Hazardous, Illegal Use

Tent-gate has now been resolved (whew!), but it brought up the related, and far more serious, public safety concern of gas grills on roof decks. The North End / Waterfront is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the country with abutting buildings and wooden interior construction. In response to these concerns and access Read More…

Police & Fire

Nice Day for a Swim in the Harbor; Unless You Fall In

A 60 year old man fell in Boston Harbor off Christopher Columbus Park on Thursday afternoon around 4:00 pm. Some bystanders jumped in to help him before officials came by boat and took them all out of the harbor. EMS transported the man to the hospital.   WHDH-TV –

Police & Fire

Boston Fire Department Responds to Stovetop Fire at 181 Salem Street

Boston Fire Department responded to a small fire at 181 Salem Street around 8:30 pm on Thursday, January 12th. The low-rise brick building is located on the corner of Tileston Street between the Old North Church and the North Bennet Street School. Firefighters on the scene described the incident as a “stovetop” fire that was Read More…

Police & Fire Transportation

HazMat Truck Leak in Downtown Boston Along Greenway by Harbor Towers and Financial District

A leaking gasoline tanker caused a hazmat incident this afternoon in downtown Boston. Police spotted a small, but significant, amount of gasoline leaking from a tanker on Surface Road along the Greenway between the Financial District and Harbor Towers. Police called the Fire Department who brought in the HazMat Response Team to assess the dangerous Read More…

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Boston’s Fire Fighting Bachelors Auctioned Off to Benefit Local 718’s Fill the Boot for MDA Fund


Who:     Boston Fire Fighters Local #718, 10 Boston Fire Fighter bachelors, Boston Cannons LAX dance team and the Muscular Dystrophy Association

What:    $10 at the door, which includes two drinks courtesy of Bacardi and Sam Adams, access to the patio cook out and the chance to win a date with one of Boston’s most eligible fire fighters

When:    Cook out 4-8 p.m., auction 8-10 p.m., Thursday June 9

Where:   Dillon’s Restaurant and Bar, 955 Boylston St. Boston

Police & Fire

Discarded Cigarette From Rooftop Starts Fire at 16 Parmenter Street

  Boston Fire responded to a roof deck fire at 12:18 pm today at 16 Parmenter St., next to Pagliuca’s Restaurant.   A person admitted smoking and discarding a cigarette on the roof of the four story building. Estimated damages are $250,000. No injuries were reported. Photo by Bill Lane.

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Engine 8, Ladder 1 and Galleria Umberto on Chronicle’s Hanover Street, Part 5

In the excerpt clip below, Chronicle TV5 visits Engine 8, Ladder 1 on Hanover Street and then stops in at Galleria Umberto for pizza and arancini. More at the Chronicle website. View more excerpts of the Chronicle episode on Hanover Street.

Community Health & Environment Police & Fire

Filling the Boot to Benefit the MDA

Benjamin Hennessy Martin, 2, of the North End got a chance to explore the inside of a Boston fire engine during Friday’s Fill-the-Boot drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at the Copley Square Farmers Market. Boston Fire’s Engine 3 of the South End raised $1,500 toward their $100,000 total goal and will continue Read More…

Police & Fire

HazMat Incident at Commercial Wharf West

Boston Fire responded to a gas alarm earlier today at Commercial Wharf West, the building with the Golden Goose. The block was evacuated for a short time. Boston Fire’s tweets tell the story (read in reverse order). BostonFire – Gas turned out to be forane. Building was ventilated and turned over to property owner at 1:00 pm. Read More…

Food & Drink Police & Fire

Fire in Bricco Building at 247 Hanover Street

This morning’s tweets from the Boston Fire Department regarding a fire in the building where Bricco is located at 247 Hanover Street. BostonFire Damage estimate is $300,000.00 Cause is under investigation by BFD Fire Investigation Unit. All out sounded at 7:10 am. BostonFire No injuries reported. BostonFire Building had a restaurant, Bricco, on the first Read More…