A Merrimack Valley Natural Gas Explosion Time Capsule Putting the extensive damage done in focus five years after a preventable fatal disaster disrupted northeast Massachusetts Research and reporting by Chris Faraone, Emilia Perez, and Sophie Yarin | Interactive timeline by Zhaozhou Dai In his comments introducing new federal emergency response plans last month, US Transportation […]
“The first thing that came to my mind is that this was a terrorist attack.” This interview with Andover Fire Department Lt. Bob Dalton (excerpted and edited below for clarity) is part of a Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism series retracing the Merrimack Valley gas explosions five years after the tragedy shook Andover, Lawrence, and […]
“People of means were certainly able to take care of themselves better.” This interview with Andover Director of Public Health Thomas Carbone (excerpted and edited below for clarity) is part of a Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism series retracing the Merrimack Valley gas explosions five years after the tragedy shook Andover, Lawrence, and North Andover, […]
The magnitude of the disaster is just starting to sink in. About 8,500 homes were affected, and its occupants are being told that it will take months to replace the cast iron gas pipes under city streets and restore service.
Moral panic hamstrings promising North Andover cannabis farm deal February 6, 2018 BY JASON PRAMAS @JASONPRAMAS Last fall, I wrote about the history of Osgood Landing—a large industrial facility in North Andover—as part of a column (“An Andover North Andover Deal?”) slamming a hasty bid to win the Amazon HQ2 contract […]