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By adamg - 7/12/16 - 10:26 am
Cocoanut Grove memorial

Even in a new location, people are still leaving memorials at the Cocoanut Grove memorial plaque, as Brad Squirrels shows us.

By adamg - 7/10/16 - 12:01 am

A disgusted citizen files a complaint:

Move the Coconut Grove plaque to where it belongs. The city needs to stop bending over for the rich. 492 people died, why are millionaires allowed to change history and dishonor the dead. THE CITY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR MEETING THIS HAPPEN!

The citizen probably read the Cullen column: Cocoanut Grove plaque shoved down the street.

By adamg - 8/29/14 - 10:04 am
Mystery item at old Cocoanut Grove site

Phil spent some time the other day sidewalk supervising construction of Piedmont Park Square, which is rising above the site of the Cocoanut Grove disaster. Among the things he spotted was this wire-connector thing mounted on a basement wall.

Copyright Phil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 10/31/12 - 12:13 am

From the BPL's Cocoanut Grove photo collection. Used under this license.From the BPL's Cocoanut Grove photo collection. Used under this license.

Boston Police announce that with the help of the BPL, they've made public three volumes of witness statements on the nation's deadliest nightclub fire, which killed 492 on Nov. 28, 1942. Some of the interviews were done immediately following the fires in the hospitals to which survivors had been taken.

You can read the transcripts online, from which this excerpt of a police interview of Roland Sousa, 45, of Salem was taken:

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