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By adamg - 1/15/22 - 12:08 am

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke says he agrees with unions representing firefighters and police superior officers and detectives that in terms of collective bargaining, Mayor Wu was wrong to unilaterally impose an absolute requirement that city workers get vaccinated against Covid-19 after her predecessor had signed agreements letting workers opposed to shots undergo weekly testing. Read more.

By adamg - 1/13/22 - 8:43 pm

The unions that represent Boston firefighters, police detectives and police superior officers suddenly have major beef with the union that represents police rank and file over the best way to contest Mayor Wu's vaccine mandate, which goes into effect on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/22 - 9:49 am

In court filings this week, Boston officials say they ordered employees to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination not just to protect them, but to protect the public they serve. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/21 - 9:39 pm

Unions representing Boston firefighters and Boston police superior officers and detectives say they are seeking a restraining order to block the city from mandating Covid-19 vaccinations without a contract agreement giving union members something in return for what they say is a change in working conditions. Read more.

By adamg - 12/30/21 - 3:11 pm

A small but boisterous group of Boston first responders has come up with a way to protest Boston's impending vaccination requirement: Everybody files for exemptions the night before the mandate goes into effect, then when the city moves to terminate them, claim their vacation time so the city still has to pay them while adjudicating their claims - and forcing the city to hire expensive replacements. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/21 - 2:21 pm

Acting Mayor Kim Janey, Fire Commissioner John Dempsey and Boston firefighters today cut a ceremonial ribbon to open the new home of Engine 42 and Rescue 2 at Columbus Avenue and Bragdon Street in Roxbury - a $23.5-million replacement for the old station there that includes a ventilation system aimed at keeping carcinogens brought in from fires from reaching firefighter quarters on the second floor. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/21 - 7:14 pm

While the Boston Teachers Union gave its immediate support to acting Mayor Kim Janey's impending vaccination mandate for city workers, Boston Firefighters Local 718 is saying tonight it may fight the order, not because it opposes vaccination but because the requirement represents a change in working conditions without any bargaining. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/21 - 11:58 pm

The president of Boston Firefighters Local 718 says the union is willing to fight any city policy requiring employees to get Covid-19 shots - unless the city gives members some form of compensation. Read more.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 8:57 am
Firetruck inside Codman Square Bank of America

Engine 52 in Bank of America. Photo by Aaron Zaubi.

A fire crew responding to a fire at Charlie's House of Pizza, 1740 Dorchester Ave., crashed into a car and then the Bank of America in Codman Square early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/20 - 9:17 am

Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn announced today that he will be retiring on March 12, after 5 1/2 years as commissioner - and more than 35 years as a Boston firefighter.

By adamg - 10/20/19 - 7:41 pm
Fluid-leaking firetruck on Commonwealth Avenue service lane

Commonwealth Avenue at Strathmore Road was shut for much of the afternoon after a firetruck suffered some sort of failure and spilled as much as 25 gallons of hydraulic fluid on the roadway.

BFD commanders on scene declared a Level 2 hazmat situation, calling in specialized crews to help clean up the spill. A large tow truck eventually came in to tow the firetruck away.

By adamg - 9/23/19 - 3:40 pm

Boston Police report a firefighter leaving the Boylston Street fire station Sunday morning narrowly avoided having his head cracked open with a crowbar swung by a guy who was initially using it to try to break into the firefighter's car. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/19 - 1:51 pm
Boston firefighters training at Jamaica Pond

Jake watched Boston firefighters doing some training at Jamaica Pond today.

Last January, they used the pond for training as well, but it was cold enough they could practice ice rescues.

By adamg - 5/31/18 - 10:28 am

WBZ reports a Boston firefighter who claims he was injured in a fatal 2016 fire on Babson Street in Mattapan has dropped his negligence lawsuit against the dentist who owned the house after the station reported the city was continuing to pay the firefighter's salary and medical expenses - as required by state law.

By adamg - 5/14/18 - 1:44 pm

Samuel Perez Rosado, 38, was arraigned today on charges he abused and raped "a child known to him" for several years, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/18 - 6:29 pm

WCVB reports a Boston firefighter is free on personal recognizance after his arraignment earlier this month on charges he tried to kiss a woman, then pulled her pants down, exposed himself and pushed her onto a couch before she fled. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/18 - 9:34 pm

Sean Ingram, 64, had bail set at $500 today at his arraignment on charges of OUI, second offense, leaving the scene of a property-damage collision, assault with a dangerous weapon (motor vehicle) and resisting arrest for an incident yesterday on Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/17 - 9:01 am

WCVB reports one of the posts involved "involved a cartoon man carrying a decapitated head with the caption 'Nat Turner's slave rebellion.' " A police officer now stands guard outside BFD headquarters just in case.

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