BOSTON -- A Boston city councilor says two firefighters have died in a fire that ripped through a brownstone.
The fire started Wednesday afternoon in the four-story building in the densely populated Back Bay neighborhood. Smoke and flames fanned by strong winds poured from the roof and windows for hours.
Councilor Josh Zakim represents the area and confirms the firefighters' deaths.
Major thoroughfare Storrow Drive was shut down for a time, and people were asked to stay out of the area. Boston EMS says at least 18 people were taken to hospitals.
SMITHFIELD â€“ When a soldier in the military is very far from home it helps to have an inexpensive way to get in touch with the people they love.
Nicholas Alberti, 22, a Bryant University senior, has been aware of that fact for several years as a result of his friends, Robbie and Brittnay Bergquistâ€™s work to make inexpensive calls for overseas service members a real option.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two well-known businesses located in the same building at 614 North Main St. â€“ Christopherâ€™s Restaurant and A Special Place â€“ have shut their doors after the electric power was turned off last week.
The future of both is uncertain. Tom Tatro, the owner of A Special Place, said heâ€™s already looking for a new location to run the store, which specializes in religious articles and greeting cards. Tatro and his wife, Jane B. Stone-Tatro, just took over the business from the founders last September.
â€śAll I really know for sure is that the power was turned off,â€ť he said.