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“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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