Friday, January 4, 2013
Damage to the 34 Worcester Street brownstone apartment building was estimated at $400,000.
An electrical short circuit is responsible for starting a fire that displaced several apartments worth of residents and caused $400,000 worth of damage in the South End early Thursday morning, according to the Boston Fire Department. The Boston Fire Department responded to 34 Worcester Sq. at 4:30 a.m. for a two-alarm fire that started in the ceiling of a second floor apartment and quickly spread up to floors three, four and five. No one was injured and no residents required the Red Cross for a place to stay, said Boston Fire Department Spokesperson Stephen MacDonald. A neighboring brownstone, 36 Worcester Sq. was also evacuated due to smoke inhalation concerns, MacDonald said. Since outdoor temperatures at the time of the fire were in …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A fire displaced residents at 4:30 a.m. in eight degree weather.
A two-alarm fire started a five-story apartment building in the Worcester Square area of the South End on Thursday morning, according to the Boston Fire Department. The Boston Fire Department received a call at 4:30 a.m. for a fire in a second floor apartment at 34 Worcester Sq. The fire quickly spread through the walls to the third, fourth and fifth floors. No one was injured in the blaze, but the building was deemed inhabitable, displacing all its residents. An MBTA bus provided shelter for the residents in 8 degree weather, said the fire department. Firefighters were able to put out the fire by 6 a.m. Damage to the building was estimated to be $400,000. Fire investigators are still working on determining the cause of the fire.
Friday, October 21, 2011
A group of small business owners would like to see two recently scrapped development proposals back on the table.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Dear Neighbors: With great disappointment we read about the opposition to two proposed South End projects. The first, a retail/residential project proposed by Jim Robertson and Jim Hajj on the corner of Washington and Worcester Square, and the second was the opposition to a Latin restaurant on the corner of West Newton Street. Both proposals were presented by current South End small business owners in an effort to revitalize an area outside of the eight-streets neighborhoods. We, as fellow small business owners, hope that Mr. Robertson/Mr. Hajj and Mr. Deluty will reconsider their proposals. The empty commercial spaces in our neighborhood impact all businesses regardless of size or specialty. They threaten our businesses and our …