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Update and a photo of previous story Regarding Somerville Fire :

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Photo by Louise Parise

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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Breaking News: Working House Fire on Dickerson Street Somerville Displaces War Veteran

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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……….

Three Somerville Police Promotions and a Citation for Deputy Chief Upton

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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

Promotions:

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!