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Update: Springfield, Mass. Gas Explosion

A natural gas explosion that took place on November 23, 2012 has injured more than 20 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield’s entertainment district. Human error from a utility worker from Columbia Gas Co. is reportedly he cause of the explosion. According to reports,

Update: Springfield, Mass. Gas Explosion2012-11-29T13:13:05-04:00

“Human Error” Said To Cause Gas Explosion In Springfield, MA

Human error was the cause of Friday’s natural gas explosion in downtown Springfield that leveled a strip club, damaged dozens of other buildings, and injured at least 19 people, officials said today. In a statement, State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan’s office said the explosion at

“Human Error” Said To Cause Gas Explosion In Springfield, MA2012-11-26T09:09:42-04:00

3300 Gas Leaks in Boston

According to a new Boston University study, there are more than 3,300 leaks in Boston’s underground pipelines. Leaks releasing natural gas pose an explosion hazard, as well as environmental damages resulting from aging road and rail networks under city streets. So far, Boston has not

3300 Gas Leaks in Boston2012-11-20T14:13:54-04:00

BU Student Hit & Killed

On Tuesday, November 13, a 21-year-old Boston University student was riding his bicycle at around 6:26 p.m., when he was struck and killed by a motor vehicle. According to police and witnesses, an MBTA bus might have been involved. The accident occurred in the intersection

BU Student Hit & Killed2012-11-19T11:59:29-04:00

Cambridge Man Killed in Fire – 1st Fatality of the Year

At around 12:30 a.m. on November 13, 2012, 57-year-old Thomas Hunt was killed in a fire in his third floor condo unit in Cambridge’s Wellington-Harrington neighborhood. The cause of the fire and the cause of Hunt’s death are unknown and under investigation by Cambridge fire

Cambridge Man Killed in Fire – 1st Fatality of the Year2012-11-15T11:23:47-04:00

Two Injured in Fire in Kingston Home

On Tuesday, October 30, at around 5 a.m. in Kingston, Massachusetts, there was a house fire that caused about $250,000 in damage. The cause of the fire is still unknown and it is under investigation by the Kingston Fire Department and the state fire marshal’s

Two Injured in Fire in Kingston Home2012-10-31T11:21:16-04:00

MBTA Rider Seeks Justice After Attack

On Tuesday October 23, at approximately 6:41 p.m., a woman was savagely beaten and robbed by a group of teens on her evening MBTA commute. According to reports, a violent crew grabbed the victim’s hair, smashed her face against a handrail, and then took her

MBTA Rider Seeks Justice After Attack2012-10-31T09:48:24-04:00

Police Identify Two Killed in N.H. Plane Crash on I-93

On Thursday, October 25, there was a small private plane crash along Interstate-93 in Hooksett, New Hampshire at approximately 1:10p.m. The plane hit a light post and then it dropped onto the busy interstate. The two passengers, a couple that owned the plane, were killed

Police Identify Two Killed in N.H. Plane Crash on I-932012-10-26T11:12:07-04:00

CPSC Warns of Children Drowning in Bathtubs, Bath Seats and Buckets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges parents and caregivers of young children to look for and protect against drowning risks inside and around their homes. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4 years-old, and recent studies

CPSC Warns of Children Drowning in Bathtubs, Bath Seats and Buckets2012-10-16T11:39:20-04:00

Strangulation Death of Two-year-old Child Prompts Recall of Window Blinds by Blind Xpress

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled about 139,000 vertical and 315,000 horizontal blinds. In 2009, a 2-year-old girl from Commerce Township, Mich. reportedly strangled in the loop of a vertical blind cord that was not attached to the wall or floor. Blind Xpress

Strangulation Death of Two-year-old Child Prompts Recall of Window Blinds by Blind Xpress2012-09-07T06:39:48-04:00

Woman Severely Burned In North End Apartment Fire

A woman suffered severe burns in a four-alarm fire at an apartment building in the North End late Tuesday night. The fire was large enough that as many as 100 firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire at 26 Cooper St. started shortly after 11

Woman Severely Burned In North End Apartment Fire2012-09-05T13:35:18-04:00

Settlement in Chinese Drywall Case

A settlement was finally reached in a New Orleans lawsuit against builders, suppliers, and manufacturers who sold or distributed defective drywall when reconstructing homes affected by Hurricane Katrina. Homes built with this drywall drove residents out of their houses due to breathing difficulties caused by

Settlement in Chinese Drywall Case2012-06-06T11:13:06-04:00