The Globe reports on what has now become obvious after three incidents - one fatal - over the past few days. Keep reading the story to see how maintenance is, naturally, a football between the city and the firefighters union, with each blaming the other for the problem.
Boston Fire Department
Channel 4 reports that Ladder 14 in Allston, built in 1993, was pulled from service this morning.
Photo of Ladder 14 outside station 41 at 460 Cambridge St.
The Herald reports Ladder 15 crashed into a parked car on Mass. Ave on the way for some maintenance today. Nobody hurt.
The Globe reports.
Kevin McCrea and his wife went down to Suite in the Alley off Boylston last night for some dancing. Then the fire alarms started blaring. For 10 minutes. Firefighters arrived. And the whole time the DJ kept playing music and almost nobody left:
... People from the club were telling people trying to leave that this problem had happened before and that everything would... Read more
Arroyo, himself a Roslindale resident, was arrested at 7:51 p.m. yesterday in the emergency room at Faulkner Hospital, where he was being treated for an unspecified ailment. Because of his condition, officers spent the night with Arroyo rather than transporting... Read more
Paul Nemes, 58, will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court this morning on a charge of assault and battery resulting in serious injury for an incident at the Polish American Club on River Street in Hyde Park, according to the Suffolk County DA's office.
Firefighters get ready. Photo
from Bulletin Newspapers.
UPDATE: The Bulletin Newspapers report on today's memorial service as well as a barbecue banquet provided by Tex's BBQ of Dedham as a way for the firefighters to thank West Roxbury.
They're not letting the city or the union tell them how to... Read more
Maybe Kevin Cullen has finally returned from his extended summer vacation and is going to start writing thoughtful columns about life in Boston, like today's column on putting a year's worth of woes for Boston firefighters in perspective. One can hope, anyway.
Around 11:30 p.m., Wednesday, at Warren and Moreland streets. A witness reports the truck was headed outbound, the car crossing from Moreland, was hit on the right side, spun around, its trunk hit a light pole. No word on injuries.
His lawyer compares his case to that of that carnival worker set free: