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Swartz & Swartz, P.C. Brings Suit Against Emerson College For Mishandling A Second Rape Case

Emerson College is facing a second lawsuit, by an anonymous student identified as Jane Doe, alleging that the college and six administrators failed to “promptly and appropriately” respond to her assault, according to documents filed with the U.S. District Court in Springfield on December 31,

Seven People Dead After Fire In Lowell, Massachusetts

According to authorities, seven people died in an overnight fire at an apartment building in Lowell, Massachusetts. All of the victims were discovered in two third-floor apartments. The origin of the fire remains unknown. An extensive investigation, including the fire department as well as State

2 Year Old Boy At Daycare Dies In Fall From Roof

Daylan Walker, a 2-year-old who had been dropped off at a Columbia Road day care where he had started only two weeks earlier, somehow made his way to the roof of the building. Daylan fell from the roof in an unimaginable tragedy for his family.

Suspected Gas Explosion in Dorchester, MA Injures At Least 12 People

A suspected gas explosion on last week damaged a multi-family house and initiated a three-alarm fire in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The 2 1⁄2-story house is located at 27 Hansborough St., near Harvard Street and Blue Hill Avenue. At least 12 people were reported injured – some

Construction Site Accident In Boston’s Theater District Being Investigated

On March 20, 2014, a partial building collapse in Boston’s Theater District caused injuries to three workers. While the investigation is in its early stages, initial reports indicate that a heavy load of steel placed on the unfinished 12th floor of the apartment tower under

Swartz & Swartz Urges Families To Think "Safety First" In And Around Water This Summer

A new government report reveals that children younger than age 5 represent more than 75 percent of all pool and spa submersion deaths and 78 percent of pool and spa submersion injuries in the United States involving children younger than 15 years of age.  The

BU Student Dies in Allston Fire

A Boston University student has died and 15 people were injured, including two other BU students, in an Allston fire early Sunday morning. University officials have identified the student as Binland Lee, a senior who was studying marine biology. Lee was set to graduate in

Officials: 14 Dead, 200 Injured in West, Texas Explosion

Residents of West, a town in Central Texas, have begun the healing process after an explosion at a fertilizer plant injured more than 200 residents and killed 14. Officials will be allowing residents back into their homes in part of the severely damaged neighborhood in

10 Year old Killed by Alabama Airport Sign Collapse

Luke Bresette was fatally injured last weekend, a display sign weighing an estimated 300-400 pounds peeled away from the wall at a newly-renovated airport, falling on Luke, his mother Heather Bresette, and brothers Sam, 8, and Tyler, 5. His three brothers, sister and parents were

Dangers For Students Studying Abroad Due To Failures Of Tour Operators

In recent years, some difficult safety issues have hounded the tourism industry, especially with regard to student travel abroad. More than ever, college and high school students in the United States are choosing educational and volunteer opportunities in foreign countries. In doing so, students are

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,