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Boston Fire Chief Resigns Amid Bombings Controversy

Fire Chief Steven Abraira was sworn in on Dec. 8, 2011.

After two years on the job, Boston’s top fire official has resigned in the wake of his supposed controversial handling of response to the Boston Marathon Bombings.

The Boston Globe reports Steve E. Abraira, chief of the Boston Fire Department, has resigned following complaints from 13 deputy chiefs who have accused him of failing to take control of the scene of the bombings April 15.

In an April letter to Mayor Thomas Menino, the deputy chiefs claim Abraira left the scene in the “hand of law enforcement,” according to the story.

Abraira has argued that the scene appeared under control when he arrived. 

Abraira was the first Boston Fire chief in history hired from outside its union, the Globe reports.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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Week in Review: Taylor Street Controversy, Tree Removal on Tremont

The following were the top articles on South End Patch from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1st, 2013:

Taylor Street Wooden House Renovations Blocked by Neighborhood

The historic wooden house at 8-10 Taylor Street, built in 1899, was approved for renovations by all city agencies, but progress is currently stalled due to neighborhood concerns.

Neighbors on Taylor St. House Demolition: Conditions Were Unsafe

The original stop work order put on the 8-10 Taylor Street wooden house property was because of environmental and project concerns, neighbors say. Now, it’s related to an entirely different issue.

Police Disrupt Alleged Drug Deal on Northampton Street

Boston Police arrested a man for allegedly selling heroin on Northampton Street on Monday.

Letter: Tree Removal on Tremont Street Comes as a Surprise

A South End resident is looking for answers about 655 Tremont Street’s tree removal.

Removed Tremont St. Trees Presented Public Safety Hazard, According to City

After residents reached out to question why several large trees were removed from the Tremont/W.Brookline Street corner, the Boston Parks Department provided its reasoning.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

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