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Steam Heat

Caught another fire on my way home Sunday night. It was a little late, and nothing too severe, by fire standards for the newspaper, anyway. A lot of steam, but I think I got there a little too late to get any visible flame.

Either way, I really don’t mean to make light of or be insensitive to what must be a devastating loss for this family, especially at this time of year. It looks like the fire gutted most of the house, and who knows what it looks like inside. Hopefully, it reminds people to be extra careful with their space heaters, fireplaces, etc. when it’s cold out.

12.20.2009 — NEWTON, Mass. — Newton firefighters respond to a three-alarm fire at 91 Pickwick Rd. in Newton on Dec. 20, 2009. Fire officials had not yet determined a cause at the time of the fire.

12.20.2009 — NEWTON, Mass. — Newton firefighters respond to a three-alarm fire at 91 Pickwick Rd. in Newton on Dec. 20, 2009. Fire officials had not yet determined a cause at the time of the fire.


12.20.2009 — NEWTON, Mass. — Newton firefighters respond to a three-alarm fire at 91 Pickwick Rd. in Newton on Dec. 20, 2009. Fire officials had not yet determined a cause at the time of the fire.

12.20.2009 — NEWTON, Mass. — A Newton firefighter climbs through an ice-covered tree responding to a three-alarm fire at 91 Pickwick Rd. in Newton on Dec. 20, 2009. Fire officials had not yet determined a cause at the time of the fire.

Work. Progress.

Here’s a quick portrait from a Boston Herald assignment yesterday. I was sent to Dorchester to get a photo of Lewis Finfer, whose father helped build a wall down by the Neponset River near the Milton-Dorchester border as part of the Works Progress Administration of the Great Depression.

Well, with this recession and job loss continuing, you get the idea… Lew is headed to Washington next week to talk jobs with President Obama.

12.12.2009 — BOSTON — Massachusetts Communities Action Network director Lew Finfer's father worked on the wall along Medway and Ventura Streets in Dorchester as part of a Work Progress Administration project from 1939 to 1940. Finfer will be meeting with President Barack Obama next week to discuss the potential for another WPA-like program, among other solutions, to spur job creation.

12.12.2009 — BOSTON — Massachusetts Communities Action Network director Lew Finfer's father worked on the wall along Medway and Ventura Streets in Dorchester as part of a Work Progress Administration project from 1939 to 1940. Finfer will be meeting with President Barack Obama next week to discuss the potential for another WPA-like program, among other solutions, to spur job creation.