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Week in Review: Shots Fired, Fire Hits Apartment

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In case you missed it, here are this week's top headlines from the South End.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 27, 2013 at 10:06 am

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First-Alarm Fire Hits South End Building

First-alarm fire on 45 East Newton St. Sunday morning. Credit: Boston Fire Dept. @BostonFire

Sixth-floor apartment fire had no injuries but caused $ 50,000 in estimated damage.
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm

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Roof Deck Fire at Mass. Ave. Causes $200,000 in Damage

Boston Fire Departments puts out the burning roof deck at 492 Mass. Ave. Officials estimate the damage to cost $  200,000. Photo courtesy of Mario Nimock

The Boston Fire Department responded to a visible two-alarm deck fire on a roof deck on Tuesday evening at 492 Mass. Ave. 

Two alarms were ordered by the District 4 Chief. No injuries were re
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 3, 2013 at 3:47 am

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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: Fire at Mass Ave Apartment, South End Chefs

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The following are the top articles on South End Patch from May 13 to May 17, 2013: 

South Enders Celebrate Marriage Equality Anniversary at Public Garden

Friday marks the 9th anniversary of the law that allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry in Massachusetts.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 19, 2013 at 9:50 am

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Chow v. Merrimack Mutual Fire Insurance Company (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-062-13)

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12‑P‑1010                                       Appeals Court

ISAAC CHOW  vs.  MERRIMACK MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY.

No. 12‑P‑1010.

Hampshire.     January 8, 2013.  ‑  May 15, 2013.

Present:  Cohen, Green, & Vuono, JJ.

Insurance, Homeowner’s insurance.  Contract, Insurance, Performance and breach.  Practice, Civil, Instructions to jury.  Negligence, Standard of care.  Words, “Unoccupied.”

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 15, 2013 at 10:48 pm

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Three Displaced by Morning Fire on Mass Ave

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Three South End residents are displaced after a small fire broke out in a 2nd floor apartment on Massachusetts Ave. in the South End on Wednesday morning, according to the Boston Fire Department.

The fire started around 9:40 a.m. inside a unit at 528 Massachusetts Ave. Spokesperson Stephen McDonald said no one was home at the time, and no one was injured.

Damage to the apartment was estimated at $ 100,000 due to the fire, smoke, and extensive water damage on the 2nd floor where the fire started, down to the first floor and basement. 

The American Red Cross said this afternoon they assisted three people from two units that were displaced by the fire. 

“Volunteers provided them emergency temporary shelter, a hotel stay, and funds for food and clothing,” said spokesperson Ashley Studley in a statement. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, said McDonald. 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm

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