A man exited his car on the Tobin Bridge’s upper deck during this evening’s rush hour and climbed up onto a railing threatening to jump. An ambulance crew from Chelsea’s Cataldo Ambulance and a Chelsea police officer were the first to reach him, according to audio on the police scanner. Boston firefighters, Boston EMS, Boston fire’s Marine Unit and the state police then arrived. The man was finally talked down after almost an hour teetering on the railing, in the wind. This was my view from Charlestown. Please, to anyone considering anything like this, get help, things do get better…or call the samaritans.
Archive for June, 2010
I snapped this photo of Scott Brown yesterday in Malden. I think I like the glasses. Anybody else?
Reading’s Camp Curtis Guild was the setting as 130 mothers, daughters, sons, fathers and grandchildren, who are serving in Iraq, returned home to a hero’s welcome. Three buses, escorted by numerous state police cars, carried the 211th Military Police Battalion to just outside the base gates yesterday afternoon. The troops then proceeded to march the rest of the way to a grassy area where they were given further instructions, a thank you by their commander, and then a “fall out” where they were let loose to the throngs of family members who gushed forward to greet them. Shot on assignment for the Boston Herald. Renee Nadeau Algarin’s story can be found here.
(06/25/00-Boston,Mass.) Mark Wahlberg returns to Dorchester. Here, he is seen hanging out with some kids at his old hangout, The Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club. It was on the occasion of the grand opening of the Paul R. McLaughlin Youth Center. According to many sources at the club, Wahlberg was the last kid to be kicked out of the club. Shot for the Boston Herald.
Last evening’s engine failure aboard an Alitalia/Air One Airbus 330 has not officially been called a “bird strike.” But one 2007 incident, captured dramatically here by photographer Simon Lowe, shows some similarities in cockpit audio transmissions as well as witness descriptions of intermittent fire and popping sounds. Liveatc.net has last evening’s cockpit audio transmissions between Logan tower and the pilot here (Alitalia-61G-Engine-Failure-KBOS-2010-06-15). Listen how the Logan controller directs the jet around radio towers, presumably the Needham TV towers. Watch and listen to both incidents and see how calm all involved are. More of Simon’s work can be seen here. The plane, below, is the actual plane with the tail number of “EI-DIP” shown in a photo I snapped May 10.
(06/12/05-Boston,Mass.) Boston Firefighters honor their departed brothers. Boston Firefighters are seen at Forest Hills Cemetery for the annual memorial service.