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By William Tauro
After much debate and speculations of Congressman Mike Capuano running in the election for the 2014 corner office, he released the following statement:
“After taking time to reflect with my family, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for Governor in 2014. I am truly touched by the support and encouragement I received throughout this process, but believe that I can best serve the Commonwealth in Congress. I will continue to be a strong voice for progressive policies in Washington.”
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Somerville Fire Chief Kevin W. Kelleher and Somerville Police Chief Thomas Pasquarello said last night’s fire, on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 27 Dickinson Street remains under investigation on Friday but it does not appear suspicious in nature. At this stage, the investigative team is focusing on several possible accidental causes.
The fire is being jointly investigated by members of the Somerville Fire and Police Departments and state police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
The Somerville Homeless Coalition has set up a fund to assist victims of fire. You can click here to make a donation. Any victims of fire who need assistance can contact the Homeless Coalition directly at (617) 623-6111.
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Breaking News Update: Working House Fire on Dickerson Street Somerville Displaces War Veteran
Story by William Tauro
Some good news, the family dog was inside the burning home and was thought to have been lost in the blaze, but moments later a firefighter walked out of house with the dog in his arms and everyone there broke out clapping and cheering.
According to a source close to the family, Joyce Mcguirk who owns the house is believed to not have any insurance and allegedly she said the back door was open and they have not ruled out arson as of yet.
The top of the home is completely gutted from the blaze and just a lot of damage.
Our source also tells us that Kevin, the military veteran who lives there, most likely lost his ribbons and medals he received during his deployment in the Marines.
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By William Tauro
Shortly after 8:00pm tonight, (Thursday) Somerville firefighters began battling a blaze that broke out in a single family home on Dickerson Street in Somerville.
The occupants of the home were forced to evacuate the residence to the streets with just the cloths on their backs.
According to sources, one of the occupants of the home had just returned to the states within the past six months from a tour of duty in Irac and Afghanistan.
According to sources, it is believed that the occupant’s family dog has died in the blaze
No Injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
This is still a developing story……….
By William Tauro
On Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Mayor Curtatone and the Board of Aldermen will be presenting Deputy Chief Upton with a citation for his 30 years of distinguished service.
This is also a wonderful evening as they will also be promoting (pending approval) a new Deputy Chief (Fallon), Captain (Donovan), and Lieutenant (Sheehan).
Deputy Chief Paul Upton – citation recognizing his retirement on Monday, September 30, 2013
David Fallon to Deputy Chief
James Donovan to Captain
Sean Sheehan to Lieutenant
A special thanks to the Somerville Police Superior Officer’s Association for their generosity in sponsoring a celebration event after the ceremony.
Boston News Group wishes Congratulations to Deputy Chief Upton, Deputy Chief Fallon, Captain Donovan and Lieutenant Sheehan on a job well done!
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By William Tauro
Senator Sal DiDomenico was recently presented with the Distinguished Legislator Award by the Massachusetts Hearing Aids for Children Coalition for his work in securing health care coverage for children’s hearing aids. He is pictured with President Lisa Adams and Board Member Michelle Motta Dardeno.