Thursday, August 16, 2012
A man with no clothes, lying face down and screaming on the banks of the Muddy River, was helped up by EMS and is being evaluated.
A 37-year-old man who was naked, lying face down in the mud by Agassiz Road, and screaming, was helped up by EMS and is being evaluated, Boston Police Spokesman Steve MacDonald said. "It was an unusual incident," MacDonald said. "...He appeared to firefighters to be under the influenced of something." Boston Police responded at 4:58 p.m. to 59 The Fenway for reports of screams in the area. The man was not in the water, and was in no obvious danger.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Two fire engines no longer needed by the Boston Fire Department will help the city of Cap-Haitien in Haiti.
Two fire engines no longer needed by the Boston Fire Department will soon be fighting fires in Haiti. The two fire engines are out-of-date compared to the rest of the BFD's fleet, but they will be able to help the city of Cap-Haitien in Haiti, while the country continues its recovery from the devastating 2010 earthquake. The ownership of the two engines was transferred to the Dorchester House Multi Service Center so they could transfer it to Haiti. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino supported the donation, as did the Boston City Council.
Friday, January 13, 2012
The 49-year-old landed on his feet and was helped to safety.
A 49-year-old man with impaired vision was talking on his cell phone when he fell down onto commuter rail tracks at Back Bay Station shortly after 9:30 a.m. He landed on his feet with no serious injuries, but said his back and hand hurt and was taken to Tufts Medical Center to be evaluated, MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo said. The incident occured on the commuter rail side of Back Bay Station, where there is no third rail. "There was no train in the vicinity," Pesaturo said. "Within a minute, he was helped back to the platform by some people waiting for an Amtrak train. There was no apparent sign of injury, and the man was standing on his own a minute or two later." According to Jessica Keener, @JessicaKeener4, on Twitter, Keener's husband …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Firefighters have responded to a second-story blaze, and have called in a HazMat team for a broken hydraulic line.
Firefighters are working to put out a blaze on the second floor of a high rise at 9 Newbury Street. The fire has spread to the roof and and rear of the building, according to the Boston Police media relations department. There are also reports that Ladder 17 broke a hydraulic line causing fluid to pour onto the street, causing a Level 1 hazardous materials response.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The road is blocked off, with ambulances and cruisers at the scene.
Update 1:06 p.m: A Boston Police officer working a detail at 214 Newbury Street was injured "when a construction vehicle shifted and struck him," said police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll. Unconfirmed reports say it was possibly a backhoe that hit him. The incident occured at 12:29 p.m. He was transported to Brigham and Women's hospital. Driscoll did not know the extend of the injuries. Original story: Multiple ambulances and emergency vehicles are on Newbury Street at Exeter, for reports of a police officer who was possibly injured, according to a woman at the scene. The road has been blocked off to traffic. The area is under construction as part of the a water main replacement project. This story will be updated as more information …