Thursday, October 4, 2012
A dream come true.
For 3-year-old Shay, it doesn't get any better than a fire truck. According to mom, Fallon Woodbury, Shay is "obsessed" with the big red trucks. While the pair were walking Horn Pond recently, Shay saw several Woburn Fire trucks parked. A fireman, name unknown!, brought Shay over to the trucks and let him sit inside. What a fantastic gesture! Thank you, unnamed fireman! And thank you, Fallon, for sending these photos. Do you have a picture you'd like to share with us for Photo of the Day? Remember, all POTD come from readers, so without you, we have no photos! Text them to 781-502-8325 or e-mail email@example.com. We will publish your photos as soon as we can!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
An excerpt from the WPD police log. The following arrest information was supplied by the Woburn Police Department. The arrest does not indicate a conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Woburn Police Department log. Please note that this is a sampling of activity in the log, not a complete account. We report all arrests included in the daily police log. Featured Call of the Day: Sept. 5 – At 5:42 p.m., police received a report of suspicious activity near Creston Avenue. Police spoke to two men in a vehicle, who said they were there to pick up a cousin. After attempting to reach the cousin with no luck, both men left the area. Other Incidents: Sept. 4 – At 5:43 p.m., police and fire responded to a report of a fire at Northeast Tree on Salem Street. According to police, when the responding officer arrived, he found the unoccupied home on the property fully engulfed in flames. …
One firefighter transported to Winchester Hospital during Tuesday evening's fire.
Friday, Sept. 7, 4:02 p.m.— According to new information obtained by Woburn Patch, the property owner of 248 Salem St., where the fire occured on Tuesday, is James Fitzpatrick and not the business located at the site. Fitzpatrick told Woburn Patch Friday that a tenant is currently at 248 Salem St. and he "has nothing to do with [the home]." Thursday, Sept. 6, 10:01 a.m.— While investigating the cause of Tuesday's two-alarm fire, Woburn Police reported finding a marijuana "grow room" at the Salem Street home. According to police, officers were called to 246 Salem St. at 5:43 p.m. Tuesday night for a report of a fire. The first officer on scene reported the home, located at 248 Salem St., was "fully engulfed in flames." Woburn …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Traffic back to normal.
Woburn Fire was on scene at a two-alarm blaze Tuesday night. According to WFD, Rescue 1 reported seeing heavy fire at a vacant home at Salem and Pine streets at 5:45 p.m. A second alarm was struck by fire officials moments later. >> MORE: For up-to-the minute updates on this story and others, follow Woburn Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. Reports stated that the fire was in an unoccupied one-story ranch home at 250 Salem St. and was knocked down by firefighters around 6 p.m. Woburn Fire was overhauling the scene at 6:15 p.m. Emergency medical workers were reportedly called to the scene for an unknown injury. Traffic is affected in the area due to the fire at 6:15 p.m. UPDATE: 6:50 p.m.—Woburn Police …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
What does the city's emergency shelter look like?
Hopefully you will never have to use it, but if you do, the city has a comfortable emergency shelter ready for you. The Woburn Police and Board of Health work together with Woburn Medical Reserves Corps to quickly put together the emergency shelter at Woburn Memorial High School whenever there is a state of emergency. Last week, officials hosted an open house to show residents what the shelter looks like when in use. Board of Health Nurse Karen DeCampo said that about 20 residents visited the open house, as well as many city officials. Do you have a picture you'd like to share with us for Photo of the Day? Remember, all POTD come from readers, so without you, we have no photos! Text them to 781-502-8325 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Need to cool off?
When it's hot, it's hot! The kids at the playground near the Woburn Police Station were treated to a brief respite from the heat, thanks to the Woburn Fire Department. Do you have a picture you'd like to share with us for Photo of the Day? Remember, all POTD come from readers, so without you, we have no photos! Text them to 781-502-8325 or e-mail email@example.com. We will publish your photos as soon as we can!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The rollover accident spilled thousands of gallons of gasoline on Route 128 Monday night.
Authorities believe that the gasoline tanker that rolled over on Route 128 Monday night was cut off by a passenger car. According to the Massachusetts State Police, in an attempt to exit off of Route 128 South, the car moved quickly from the second travel lane into the rightmost lane, close to the tanker. The car was believed to be slowing down to exit the highway, and the tanker truck was unable to stop, said authorities. "[The tanker] struck the passenger car, swerved and rolled over," said a MSP spokesman late Tuesday night. The driver of the tanker, Michael Cormier, 50, of Waltham, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital by Woburn Fire with non-life threatening injuries. The truck is owned by Liberty Transport of Quincy. …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Both sides of highway were shut down for several hours overnight due to hazmat incident.
Tuesday, 7:43 a.m. The Mass Department of Transportation announced via its official Twitter account that all travel lanes of Route 128 North and South are open, as well as the on-and-off ramps of Washington Street. Tuesday, 7:20 a.m. WOBURN—A tanker truck rollover late Monday night shut down Route 128 in both directions for about eight hours overnight. Fire personnel on scene struck four alarms in order to get enough manpower to the highway for clean-up efforts. According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Route 128 has been reopening slowly Tuesday morning for the commute. Shortly after 5 a.m., all northbound lanes were reopened and exit 36 was opened to traffic. The on-ramp to 128 South was opened from Route 93, as well…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Reports say "river of gasoline" on Route 128 Monday night; Tuesday commute affected.
Tuesday, 7:45 a.m. All travel lanes and ramps to Route 128 North and South in Woburn are open, announced the Mass Department of Transportation. Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. While all four lanes of Route 128 North and South are now open to traffic, the on-and-off ramps of Washington Street remain closed this morning after last night's major hazmat incident. Woburn Fire was forced to strike four alarms for the incident, the first time since 2002 (the Bond Shoe fire on May 20, 2002). According to officials, a tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of gasoline rolled over on Route 128 South after colliding with a passenger car. The cause and circumstances of the original accident is still under investigation. The driver was taken to Mass General …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Fire at two alarms.
Woburn Fire is battling at two-alarm blaze at the Kraft Foods plant this afternoon at 2:50 p.m. The call came in around 2:45 p.m. Saturday for a fire at the former Atlantic Gelatin facility on Hill Street near the Stoneham line. Winchester and Stoneham Fire departments also responded to the scene. A sparks canteen truck also responded to the scene to assist firefighters who are battling the blaze in 89-degree heat. Woburn Patch was not allowed on the property due to the heavy smoke conditions. According to Woburn Fire, the blaze started in a 20-foot cooling tower and was fully involved. Woburn Patch will have more information when available.