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Clean-Up in Dewey Square; Fire in Fenway/Kenmore; More!

1) The landlord of a Worcester building received a court date (today) because of dozens of alleged building code violations that may have caused a Thursday morning fire that killed one firefighter and injured another. "'It’s been on our watch list for sometime,' said Worcester City Manager Michael V. O’Brien. Prior to Thursday’s deadly fire, the building was cited for violations including rodent infestation and illegal heaters, according to records." [Herald]

2) Dewey Square's tent city (a.k.a. Occupy Boston) was swept away and left behind quite the cleanup, according to Nancy Brennan, executive director of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. "Brennan said the grass, which has turned into a mud pit, will need to be completely resodded, and she fears several trees that have been damaged will have to be replanted. ... Brennan also expects that the sprinkler system was damaged so much it will have to be repaired or replaced. Also in need of replacement are about 20 percent of the shrubbery and the pebbles from a pedestrian walkway that runs along Purchase Street." [Herald]

3) Beware those power strips! A two-alarm fire caused the evacuation for the weekend of a 30-unit apartment building at 25 Peterborough Street in Fenway/Kenmore. "According to the Boston Fire Department, the fire started around 8:13 Saturday night, apparently by an electrical short circuit in the front first floor apartment. One resident told us he heard it was from a cheap power strip." No residents were hurt. [NECN]

Dewey Square

Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA