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Man accused of PPP loan fraud cuts off GPS, disappears
"Where federal authorities say in Andover businessman charged last month with fraudulently seeking hundreds of thousand dollars in stimulus money meant for small businesses struggling during the pandemic has now gone missing according to the U. S. attorney's office David Staveley has cut off his GPS monitoring device has now disappeared and there's a warrant out for his arrest the original charges on may twenty seventh also involved a man from Rhode Island they are accused of claiming they needed to pay employees of businesses affected by the virus crisis when in reality their businesses were not operating before the pandemic
Murphy deploys 120 National Guard troops to New Jersey’s long-term care facilities
"One hundred twenty National Guard troops are now headed to nursing homes in New Jersey as the state struggled to contain coronavirus cases among the elderly W. CBS's Steve burns is following this and he joins us now with the latest from governor Murphy Steve what role will these troops be playing at the care centers Linda these troops will basically be a call to the bullpen in the words of governor Murphy providing some relief for workers bearing in doing some non medical jobs like VP logistics doing some cooking and cleaning it was pretty striking to see some of the numbers around nursing homes the curve is very much not black unique visibility is the reporting daily increases in both new cases and deaths and we know the state Attorney General is opening an investigation into what exactly happening in some of these centers but to start a hundred twenty National Guard troops are getting sent out across the state at least twenty or so are headed to Andover stuff that you did not discount on that so we told you that the horrifying story last month seventeen people found in a makeshift morgue the overall more than half of New Jersey deaths have been linked to long term care
Fire Completely Destroys House In North Andover, Boston
"Radio two homes destroyed by fire this weekend the first in north Andover where firefighters got the call yesterday afternoon the house on castle near place was ruled a total loss there were no injuries because of the fire is being investigated and that around three thirty yesterday morning an uber driver spotted a vacant house on fire on throw bridge circuit in Worcester firefighters say by the time they arrived the home was fully engulfed the fire was so intense it was threatening a house next door the vacant home was destroyed but firefighters were able to save the neighboring home no one was injured in that fire as well the calls is also being
Nearly 40% of New Jersey’s Covid-19 Deaths Were at Nursing Homes
"And in New Jersey nursing home deaths account for forty percent of all the states deaths from coronavirus folks out there have loved ones and they're upset about this we don't blame you governor Phil Murphy took particular aim at the state's largest nursing home Andover sub acute and rehabilitation center where seventeen bodies were discovered in a storage unit you've got some folks who are doing what they need to do or should be doing I mean this end over thing is a complete outrage the state is now investigating the owner said staffing levels are
Police find 17 bodies at New Jersey nursing home after anonymous tip
"An extraordinary number of deaths over the weekend overwhelmed a nursing home in northern New Jersey where news reports say police responding to an anonymous tip found more than a dozen bodies five bodies were found Sunday thirteen more found Monday at the end over sub acute and rehabilitation center in Andover township New
Why Is The Coronavirus So Good At Spreading?
"As we at the top of all of our corona virus episodes. We are learning a lot about this virus. Really fast the information in this episode is what we have learned as of our recording on Monday march twenty third and what we know will probably change a group okay. So the corona virus that's causing this pandemic is part of a larger group. Or family of Corona viruses. So some causes the common cold. There are famous ones like murderers and SARS but only this one has caused a pandemic. So let's talk about why that might be so if you look at the structure of the virus we see certain clues about why it's behaving in such an extreme way. So all corona viruses. This one is basically a bowl with some spikes sticking out of it. Those spikes or what? The virus uses to launch an infection. They bind to a protein called ace to which sits on the surface of ourselves. And this binding like a key fitting into a lock is the first stage of any infection. Now if we compare the shape of the spike protein on this new corona virus to that of say the original source. Fire some two thousand three. We see it sticks to the ace to protein much more tightly much more strongly and that is likely to influence the course of infections in very broad terms the stronger the stick the lesser virus. You probably need to actually start an infection. And that's really important because if you if it doesn't take as much virus to start an infection it's easier to transmit the virus from person to person. It's what we call an infectious dose. That's right so basically. This virus is stickier than the virus that caused SARS. That's right this virus is better at recognizing an latching onto human cells. Yeah we think in your piece you suggested that some of the virologist that study these families of viruses have started calling the SARS virus SARS classic. Which is it's kind of delightful in a way. It is a moment of light light comic relief in the middle of this horrific catastrophe. I think that because this new virus has been cold saws covy too and the original virus. The sauce from two thousand three is technically cold saws. Covy it's very difficult to talk about the two of them without getting confused and without muddling which solid you're talking about so yeah villages have found all kinds of hilariously colloquial work arounds calling the the first virus original saws are saws classic as if it was some kind of Soda Saws Right. And as we know the sodas get worse and worse as more of them get produced is how I feel so many levels. Okay so those spikes that the viruses used to attach to ourselves. Those spikes have to be activated and that activation happens more readily in this corona virus then the classic SARS or starts classic virus. It seems that way so The spike consists of two halls. Which must first be split apart for the virus to begin infecting a cell and that split happens with some difficulty with SARS classic but it seems to occur more readily with this new virus Because of the two halls can be separated by an enzyme called fewer in which is quite widespread in the human body right so much like an avocado that spike protein is really only ready to do its job. What's it's split in half and this corona virus can make use of protein in our body that is you know our bodies already naturally producing yes and make that cut for correct and thanks for ruining Avocados for me. Okay so basically that split seems to be happening easier in this corona virus then in the SARS coronavirus and that split is really important to activating the infection process correct. You also wrote about how this plays into a potential reason why the virus can spread between people before symptoms. Show Up. Talk to me about that. Right so in most respiratory viruses. You get infections in the. Upper Airways in which case symptoms of mild about the virus spreads more easily or you get infections in the Lower Airways in which case symptoms are more severe like pneumonia but the virus is harder to transmit. It seems that the new corona virus can infect both sites so perhaps it infects the Upper Airways causing mild symptoms and spreading easily before moving down into the lower airways and causing some of the more severe illnesses. We've seen in the worst covert nineteen cases. And maybe the reason it can do all those things is that it relies on this fear an enzyme which is found in lots of different tissue now. Of course. This is still conjecture. It's kind of if you look at it. It's a plausible story. It it makes sense checks out but it could also be completely wrong. Yeah this is actually kind of you know newer data. That's kind of interesting because I think initially we thought you know the majority of that infection is in the lower respiratory system right. That's very similar to SARS or the classic stars and now we're starting to get maybe some data that shows that that upper respiratory tract can be infected too. But like you said this is this is pretty preliminary stuff right. I keep reminding myself. This is a bias that no one knew about So we're really racing to understand it Even while we're also trying to control it absolutely absolutely. So let's talk about the animal origins of this virus. What we know now is potentially that the closest wild relative of this virus is found in bats. Is that right? Yeah that's right so there are millions perhaps billions of corona viruses out there another animals and all the ones that scientists have found so far. The one that most closely resembles ause covy to is one that is found in Bat. So it's likely that the virus originated in some kind of bat and eventually hopped into humans either directly or via andover intermediate species right and so that jump from an animal to us. There's there's a difference in what happened with this virus we think versus what happened with the original SARS virus. Is that correct. That's right yeah. One of virus enters new host. There's often a brief period of Acclamation a little span of time when it's mutating a baton and finding ways of better existing within that new type of body and that's what we saw with SARS classic. It took a little while before the virus became very good at infecting humans and doesn't seem to be the case with this new corona virus. It seems to have been a really good human pathogen right off the bat. Yeah so to speak. Yeah so basically SARS had to take another step before it was good and infecting us and regardless of where this virus came from as soon as it got into us it seems to be just kind of great at infecting human. It just seems like it was good to go from the off okay. So let's talk a little bit about you know the seasonality potentially of this virus. So what did the experts that you talk to say about? Whether or not. This outbreak will let up soon with the change of the seasons. So it's really hard to say and there are actually several papers out there now that seemed to come to differing conclusions about the seasonally questions. In general krona viruses do tend to infect people in the winter and they disappear in the summer because it's hotter and more humid. Now it's possible that this new corona virus will also behave in the same way and a lot of the people. I spoke to felt that sees a malady. Was Likely the problem is that the virus is now spreading through a global population of people who had no pre existing immunity to it. And it's just moving really easily from one person to another -nother the speed at which it's moving might be a little slower come The spring or summer but not enough to curtail the spread of the pandemic on its own One epidemiologist explained to me like this. It's as if the world is just full of tender and you've got this gigantic wildfire that's blazing through and hoping that seasonally will help is a bit like hoping that light rain is going to douse it. It might make it a little weaker but that fire still going to blaze
Boston: Carjacking Suspect Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting in Newbury
"A suspected carjacker shot to death by mass state police the man allegedly stole a beyond view it knife point from a dealership in Nashua and stabbed an employee police tracked the suspect to the prime gas station on central street in Newbury where the suspect allegedly ram to police cruisers before police shot him please only would say he's a thirty one year old man and believe he was involved in a carjacking in bowl but WBZ TV is I team has identified him as Thomas Murray of north Andover No officers were
Under Armour Says Sales Will Fall in 2020
"All right Jeff clay well what you got John under armor stock just dove seventeen present today after Warren sales may fall this year profits may be flat Andover armor under armors as it may restructure under armor says the corona virus outbreak in China alone will cost at sixty million dollars in sales just this quarter it may also scrapped plans for a huge flagship store in
"andover" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"In Andover both ways south of route five seventeen mass transit looks good commuter rails and subways and our next traffic update in less than ten minutes on WCBS now are forecasters John Gresham back looking at the day ahead is looking very nice all of sunshine for the most part with a milder afternoon high forty six and tonight we mainly clear load on the thirty six in mid town but in the twenties and some of the colder suburbs mostly sunny tomorrow and a very mild afternoon with a high of fifty one sunny to partly cloudy on Tuesday high dipping down to forty six and ever Christmas day times of clouds and sun hi forty five right now we have sunshine in lower Manhattan thirty two degrees twenty four in Yonkers thirty one in Norwalk global warming is making it difficult for Rudolph and his reindeer friends make changes making life difficult for Mongolian reindeer herds dependent on a even small patches of snow and ice during summer to help keep them healthy anthropologist at the university of Colorado William Taylor says we haven't reached the breaking point yet but we're getting more health problems were getting more insect related disease problems and the animals are just experiencing a lot more stress than they normally would domestic reindeer I heard it in several cold northern regions of the globe Stephan Kaufman CBS news for the first time since the French Revolution midnight mass will not be celebrated this Christmas at Paris's famed Notre dom cathedral restoration work is underway following the devastating fire that nearly destroyed the eight hundred fifty five year old cathedral in April Christmas celebrations will be held at a temporary home just under a mile away at another gothic church W. 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CBS news and podcasts on your smart phone it's eight forty two now sports first years and morning Tonya curry Irving continues to sit due to a right shoulder injury but that hasn't slowed down the nets in Spencer Dinwiddie has been on fire in the last three games the twenty six year old has become the first nets player since Devin Harris in two thousand eight the score thirty or more in three consecutive games at the registering thirty nine in last night's one twenty to one twelve victory over the hawks meantime the next drop their second in a row following a one twenty three to one oh two loss to the box NFL the San Francisco forty Niners found a way to win yet again Kyle Shanahan squad captured a last second thirty four thirty one victory over the rival rams the year with the inside track for the N. F. 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Electrical Considerations for Artificial Intelligence Solutions - With Robert Gendron
"It's clear that there's a revolution h-how artificial intelligence is done in neural networks works as opposed to the old school systems of the eighties and the nineties. It's clear that hardware is beginning to evolve and it's also quite clear that the way that we power these hardware systems this is going to have to change. GPA's and AI hardware tremendously power intensive power hungry and this week we speak with Robert Gendron who works at Vicor Corporation bikers based here Andover Massachusetts they make essentially power components and they're focused on powering AI systems we speak with Robert about why I intelligence systems are power hungry and we talk about why the way they are powered needs to be different than let's say traditional manufacturing equipment Robert but really dumbs down the ideas of of amps and volts and really break things down into pretty simple cook business leader friendly terminology about how the powering of these systems has to go we want to reduce energy costs and we want to be as efficient as we can whether needs to also be a revolution in the way that power these systems certainly an interesting different angle definitely plays into the theme of Ai it hardware Kasaka research is the sponsor of this episode. Kasaka was putting on the AI hardware event in mountain view California from September seventeenth and eighteenth and again they were the ones that put us in touch with Robert here for this episode. If you're interested in what we do for our sponsored episodes here in a an industry podcast go to emerge dot com slash advertise. You can see our sponsored content guidelines. You know who we work with and how as well as what our offerings actually are so without further ado. We're going to roll right into the special sponsored episode on powering boring. Ai Systems this is Robert Jan Vicor. Let's roll right him
"andover" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"In Andover WBZ's Kristin knack is overhead and the mockery insurance copter Kristin what do you see happened shortly before five o'clock this morning a vehicle that was traveling north on the four ninety five flew off the highway demolish the guard rail and now it's sitting here in the grass on the right hand side of the road when we first arrived the entire road all time was shut down they do have the left and center lanes now squeezing by but this investigation will be going on for quite some time reporting live over four ninety five and over Chris took out of the box for a insurance copter some taxpayer money is being used to settle claims of harassment but how much WBZ's Carl Stevens reports to lawmakers on Beacon Hill are trying to find out state senator Dianne it is ugly old and state Rep Alice insolvency nondisclosure agreements are protecting powerful abusers who work for the state they want the auditor's office to look at how much settlement money has been paid out this is representative Sullivan we're simply requesting that the report be prepared identifying by year by branch by agency the amount of taxpayer funds that have been used to defend pay and settle claims and the public sector they're not asking any names be disclosed just the amount of taxpayer funded settlement money that's been paid out over a minimum of the past five years from the statehouse Carl Stevens WBC Boston's newsradio some heroism from north of the border and eight year old boy pulled underwater by the strong under tow it horseback beach in Westport is saved by beach goer visiting from Canada witnesses say the boy was forced below the water several times that's where Gabriel Roy vacationing from Quebec with his girlfriend sprang into action to rescue the child the boy did not lose consciousness and was alert when he was transferred to a nearby hospital lawmakers want their say on the just announced settlement between Columbia gas and those taking part in a class action lawsuit WBZ's cara regal reports there are a couple holes in Andover downtown including a delayed wine bar that was supposed to open in time for the holidays last year it didn't do the Columbia gas explosions and overstate sender very fine gold says it's a pourtant for everyone to realize the events that started September thirteenth twenty eighteen aren't over until everyone is made whole many residents were complicated by Columbia gas out but there are those who are still hurting and I I feel that that is where the money that should go to so the way they dealt a little bit and be in the details it's not just end over of course it's not just businesses homes were lost people had to evacuate and business is tiny in large were affected in Andover Karen regal WBZ Boston's newsradio we caught up with governor Charlie Baker yesterday and got his reaction to the settlement look I don't think anything ever can really be fair to a community where so many people lost family members lost homes lost livelihoods but I do know that that community the family lost their sons and their brother was well represented in their discussions.
"andover" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"All the north Andover mass this is Lana in Lexington Massachusetts this is Lauren Augusta Maine and this was the Holly cars Hey welcome back in it's Jeff deal filling in for the great how we Kerr how we as you may know is down in Weymouth increasing ten the restaurant he the mail room manager and grace are having dinner with very lucky listeners Patton Kim who showed up there there from nor well he's probably into his fifth bread roll right now I if they're free well I thought he'd be in the Klan's right at its fried clams by now at some point I mean maybe as an entree and appetite is gonna pay for those the bread on the table and nobody gonna pay for that's right but I think how is willing to pay for it fried clams anytime so that's it anyway I'm filling in for how he for the final hour of today's show I hope you get a great weekend ahead of you I've got Taylor in Brandon helping me here in studio doing a great job as usual and if you want to call in eight four four five hundred forty two forty two is the number I look forward to talking to you shortly I do want to get on the line of somebody who has been working across the country really and on an issue that's important is actually looking at Massachusetts as a place to do some work here you know him as John partner the man who actually recruited and help get elect a congressman Brad who unseated Eric cantor so John punter welcome to the line thanks for having me Hey thanks for thanks for joining us John and I have been talking a little bit about what his organization does John what's the name of of the group that you've started AJ take back our Republic or take back dot or just the first two words online okay so people want to go to a website take back dot org O. R. G. is the the place to go and and so take back our Republic the the thinking behind creating this group from what I understand it's it's supposed to be a bipartisan you know sort of effort to push issues that are important for the American citizens and in this case ironically you're talking about in Massachusetts trying to fight gerrymandering I'm I'm sorry redistricting that happens here and of course in Massachusetts we have all Democrats in our congressional delegation and for some reason a lot of our congressional districts seem to work their way into Suffolk County or Boston so is that a mistake or some sort of error in judgment of what's going on there though it is always been gerrymandering as you know that actually started not too far from where you're sitting but help me help me out here he the governor former governor of Massachusetts in eighteen twelve created a Boston district in the shape of a salamander and that's really they came up with that hybrid of Jerry Mander gerrymandering that's right what they didn't have a sophisticated computers back then they could draw districts that went down rom water way so that you literally couldn't get from one end of your district the other without a boat and hours of time so that's what we're looking at and what we came out and said it was amazing the hysterical response in the left when we talk about actually reforming redistricting in Massachusetts the the fact that we actually think about a blue state to talk about doing this then because I think they're a couple of good models that are emerging one that was passed in Ohio last year that we worked on one in Michigan and it and there are ways that this this could be done to let people live closer to the representatives to not put all the power in the elected to pick their voters are suppose the other way around so yeah we we want to say Hey let's call a spade a spade if you want this in red states with red legislatures in Massachusetts to be a good example and they should do the same thing has been done a couple of red states to to open up that process and make it more about the voters and not maximizing a party so John hold on a second Barney Frank was congressman he covered a district that went from Brookline down to new Bedford you're saying that new Bedford voters may have you know with the fishing industry there might have a different opinion of what's important than people from Brookline you've got to be kidding me absolutely you know that the community of interest and concise district maybe these are all things we can do compact districts yeah that that and of course part of it's just incumbent protection if you spread out your voters far enough to make it hard for anyone ever challenge you in in the challenge I'd say is look we passed to good models last year so why they'll never give up power Massachusetts well in Ohio the state Republican Party instead and Republicans came up with a power sharing or signed off on one that was proposed where at least there's minority party representation the dark drawing maps which means they are just drawn out of DC with no input from the state people purely maximizing party boats a dollar about you put a few Republicans on the committee in Ohio all they could do with object but if you didn't get any Republican or in that case democratic sign on you only got maps for four years so just a little step there to include others is so that when there's a a ridiculous districting say okay we're all going to object to that so you only get your map for four years to really well I come back and do that for years so that's probably the smallest of board but even that would be an advance when others Supreme Court recently ruled on obviously the it's the right of the state to do what they want to do as far as redistricting but what you're trying to do is say Hey look if if we're gonna have a national complaint by the Democratic Party about Republican states that are redistricting how bout you offer up a state like your own like Massachusetts which clearly uses the lines to make sure that it's incumbent protection like you said by the way we also have late primaries in Massachusetts basically after primary there's only two months between that day and the election day to try to turn around and then you know go ahead and try to beat the incumbent so that makes it very difficult but obviously the the redistricting you felt it feeling Massachusetts might make a better democracy in our state it is and I think yelled leaders could take a real step here and say no we're trying to be fair we're trying to be consistent and you know the other state that we pass something in was actual nonpartisan commissions in Michigan which would actually be an even better standard for Michigan so the Ohio standard shooting low having a non partisan commission and there are legitimate concerns on is a non partisan commission really nonpartisan how do you go about it but in Michigan now it's basically jury selection either party can object to anyone being put on that commission so you end up with an actual body that I think can be nonpartisan certainly more so than just the party so you know either of these models would help the state would help voters be better represented be closer to their actual lectin officials and that and and I think you're right there on the reforms are certainly moving the primary date up having run primaries for years yeah another good one the other others out there and I think this is one of several John I'm I'm looking forward to hearing more from you because I think this is an issue with legs and I'm at the scene you know what I can do to help out if you decide to come to Massachusetts so John thanks for joining us on this is Jeff this is how we Kerr cold springs RV is not your average dealer it's a destination all things camping sitting on two hundred acres in where New Hampshire is the cold springs camp.
"andover" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Andover's new million dollar ladder truck fire chief Michael Mansfield says the department got the truck and turned around to see if she'd fit under the very low horn bridge on central street I run to see if the truck to treatment and so then we notified screening fracturing the situation started taking some other additional measurements and found out that the measurements that we had did not meet the actual specification the truck goes back to the manufacturer now it'll be fixed at no cost and over that she points out most fire trucks aren't one size fits all what works on a large street may not work in Andover as for example in Andover Karen regal WBZ Boston's newsradio three thirty three it's time for traffic and weather together the super retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the three is here's my king I thank Jim boy were shaping up for a busy Monday rush here one twenty eight north bound crawling from winter street in Waltham up into Lexington and more break let's from when street up to ninety three south bound stuff route to back into wall them we got delays leaving the city on ninety three from the second bridge approachable circle and from route one twenty five a past Ascham road route one north all brake lights getting by route sixty in revere really not too bad farther north down down your lowered expect there would park the Tobin bridge I'll bounce back on which loop ramp the lever connectors all filled in store drive east is back near the Longfellow bridge the Ted Williams tunnel westbound backed up so were those connector tunnels do all west of the city the mass pike seeing delays past Newton corner and out after one twenty eight on the expressway south just crawling out of the tunnel down toward South Bay now you're back in it by Squantum street north down we'll call it slow going furnace brook parkway I passed the ponds at circle and then coming up towards the tunnel one twenty eight south slow from highland have down to Dedham and ninety three is tied up both directions getting to route twenty four king WBZ's traffic on the three now the WBZ four day accu weather forecast starting off the week on the right foot when it comes to that whether tons of blue sky out there throughout the entire day today up to a high of eighty.
The History of Women in Science Fiction
"Science fiction has often been represented as a boys club but you have in particular studied and written extensively about history of women running science fiction if women have always been present in his own room why do people don't know about this why do we just think about the men who have written science fiction right i mean i think we we do think about women in the shocker but only like at certain periods of time right like everyone willing to admit that mary shelley is is one of the founders of the genre certainly one of the i think the first authored a write a commercially successful science fiction story and then you know you get fast forward to the nineteen seventies add a the revival of feminism an all of a sudden you at authors like her glennon joanna raw in margaret atwood and then people are like oh wow women right science fiction fiction and of course just this past year n k jemison right became the first author of of any gender race to win three she goes in award so now we see women in the john ross but there's a huge gap between like eighteen eighteen as they nineteen seventy they add i don't really understand where all the women were so i started looking around at turns out sure enough there they were there we've always had women in the sean raw on from the very beginning women constituted about fifteen percent of all science fiction producer third an we know that by the time they started doing reader's poll in the nineteen forties and fifties that women counted for at least forty percent of the readership as well an today i'm not sure where we are in readership but i know that the numbers of women science fiction have doubled so worried about thirty thirty five percent now but i think the reason that we forget that there were so many women in between shelly an a the revival of feminism in that the the growth of science fiction is because women were sometimes writing we were looking at the kinds of fiction they were writing and then we also can't find it because it didn't always get anthology eyes right it's it's really hard the early science fiction community were all magazine science fiction and add those magazines often got thrown away or they didn't laugh they weren't preserved so if you don't have access to a university with a huge science fiction collection like i do it's really hard to find these women and then you know it's exacerbated by the fact that even even if you have anthologies a lot of early anthologies were written by people who didn't necessarily include women in those anthologies for one reason or another yeah i mean it's it's interesting because obviously you have the the men who were writing in this pulp magazines same guy that didn't disappear people still about that and it's like it's just frustrating but then i mean i don't know if there's anything in it but things like james chip tree you know perhaps people don't necessarily know that that this is a pseudonym right right i i think james kept tree right that was probably a pretty well now one interesting thing i've found is that most women did not you nailed it and then most women went by willie decidedly feminine name an and usually their own name although sometimes they would also take other names like willis lorraine which is a lovely name she was born mary mod done you could see why she switched her name but really what i found is most women did not match courageous men an austin women pictures were printed printed in the magazine in the very early magazines author had catches of themselves with their draw with their with their stories so an even if somehow you missed that'd be editor were quick to correct a reader who missed took female writers from el writer but what did happen and that one very early in the shot like in the twenties and thirties right so white after universal suffrage and the first wave of feminism and i think a lot of people were really sort of on board with thinking about how the future my female as well is mel an but then in the late thirties and forties you the backlash against feminism in that time when the first science fiction anthologies are being put together and those were put together by a younger group of men who really did you find participated in that that minutes backlash rhetoric right john campbell who wore that no woman could write science fiction even though he'd been publishing in magazines women did you know he had it that's how to the male got her start in her career he told her no woman could write a story and she said yeah i bet i can write a story you'll like it so much you'll you'll back me from warren and that's exactly what happened actually but as anthology forgetting put together women we know they're anecdote on an app that that women have told that they were cut out of the magazine so luckily i've known her with one of the pioneering science fiction authors she gold lingers back and a was really popular with people's you're looking big creating space opera often she had been invited to be to include a story in one of the first big client fiction anthologies andover supposed to be a party for everyone who's gonna be on thala g and she was sick and she couldn't go so she sent her husband an editor said oh you must be likely stone he said no no that's my white i'm just here for her as a place called her and they're like oh that's very interesting and then within two weeks you had a letter saying yeah we decided to drop their story from anthology i'd really hard not to put to ensure together on that
Kansas, Ron ESTES And Congressman discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
"What is the biggest line of contention between you and your opponent heading into this race. Well, I think it's pretty clear there's two differences one is that you know, he's looking at bigger government raising taxes as opposed to a growing economy and making sure that you get things moving forward. The socialist agenda that they're promoting talks more about resistance in obstruction versus we focused on limited governments more freedoms and getting results getting things done. And that's what we've seen a lot of is is all of this objection to what's happening is is really just slow in the country down and impacting what positive things are happening, sometimes the midterm elections are a flat issue. But it seems like recently everybody's pretty charged up. Imagine you see a pretty engaged voting public out there these days. Yeah. It's typically you see in a midterm election. The the number of people that come out to vote is a little bit smaller than the come out for the presidential election. There's there's less of a draw their overall you see trends of that increasing every few year every year, you see an increase in number voters as that trend goes we're seeing the same thing this year. In fact, we're seeing maybe slightly higher increased. Because more people are engaged. I mean, it's pretty clear to see the differences between the socialist policies that are being promoted by the Democrats versus the the pro growth and good positive story that we're trying to talk about that. We've accomplished the last couple of years. And and I think that that that contrast has motivated a lot of people to get out and make it much more important that we all get out and vote five days away from the election. Do you sleep? These days are you on twenty four seven mode. You know, it's it's kind of. A little bit of both. We're we're trying to get out to as many places we can mean part of that is as we were talking earlier just so many things going on in the district. You want to be able to get to all of them that you can some of them from a political standpoint and a campaign stops, but some of them just from the standpoint of still the congressmen are still issues that we need to work on. And you need to make sure that we get we get accomplished for south central Kansas and continue to focus on that. We've got a good campaign plan. We're we're we're geared up. There is only five days left, but we're still out there calling on voters and knocking on doors and putting signs up. And and we want to make sure we we run all the way the finish line. How is Halloween last night were you ringing doorbells? Or are you handing out? You know, it was it was actually a handed out a little bit of the people came to kiss some of the kids came to our door. You know, it's kind of neat folks. Started in our neighborhood before got quite dark. So that was that was deal. It's we didn't have as many trick. Or treaters is expected to it's a it's a good turnout. I mean, that's an interesting tradition. The kids dress up and have fun wants congress recesses. Do you do you? Are you glad to get away from the beltway for a little bit? You know, it's it's nice to be back to the real world, and, you know, breathe clean air here in Kansas talk to real people, and and focus on things that are, you know, affect people day to day lives. So I enjoy getting back. We my wife, and I still live here in Wichita. And of course, our our youngest is still in Andover school district. So we we are in Washington. Three weeks a month for votes typically. Yeah. And fly back and forth every weekend. And I wanna make sure that we stay grounded with the common sense. Kansas thought process you deal. Glad to have you in the studio this morning. Thank you congressman Ron ESTES dropping by and good luck with everything. All right. Thank you. And we'll see what the voters say on Tuesday when the election takes place midterms. Thank you, congressman. Thank you Ron ESTES dropping by the studio and joining us today. Thanks for being with us. It is Stephen Ted on K NSS
NiSource discloses criminal probe of Massachusetts gas pipeline explosions
"Today, the parent company of Columbia gas is now facing a criminal federal investigation over the Merrimack valley gas disaster. More from WBZ's. Kim Tunnicliffe nice source says the US attorney's office in Massachusetts has served. Grand jury subpoenas on the company that action was taken September twenty fourth more than a week after gas explosions and fires destroyed homes and Lawrence Andover. And northbound over the company says it is cooperating with the investigation the information is disclosed in a federal filing with the SEC. The utility says it's lost more than four. Four hundred and fifty million dollars in connection with a disaster and expects to lose nearly two hundred million dollars. More by the end of the year.
Regulator ties pipeline work to deadly Massachusetts gas explosion
"Fifty six Columbia gas utility company involved in last month's explosions and fires in three Massachusetts communities is ordered by state regulators to halt all non-emergency natural gas work the moratorium imposed Friday by the department of public utilities covers all parts of the state service by Columbia. Gas officials say the order won't interrupt the ongoing restoration of natural gas to customers in Lawrence and over in north Andover. Any other work must be approved in advance. By the agency. An agency spokesman says the director follows a preliminary report issued Thursday by the National Transportation Safety board on September on the September thirteenth deadly disaster. The report found over pressurization during a pipeline replacement project led to the explosions and fires
"andover" Discussed on Airline Pilot Guy - Aviation Podcast
"I was driving home from my office when I got a notification that my home standby generator had started. I wasn't all at all concerned because losing streak power happens occasionally. However, shortly thereafter, I started noticing lots of smoke from a number of different places Iran into traffic on roads where I've never seen it. I finally couldn't make any forward progress. So I parked my tesla on a side street and walked three quarters of a mile to my home. When I started down my street, I saw state police cruisers and lots of smoke as a house to to away for mine was on fire as. I walked people were talking about gas issue, so I immediately shut down my generator and turned off the gas coming into the house with the help of a good Samaritan walking around with a pipe wrench. You can see the house on fire in the first attached picture will put this in the in the show notes. Let's see. Where was I? The firefighters this fire were called from Lowell, which is fifteen miles away. As I later found out there were three house explosions as well as seventy five to eighty simultaneous simultaneous, active fires in Lawrence, Andover, and north Andover. This completely overwhelmed the three communities. Fire departments in vacuum were ordered the call for help one out and I saw fire engines ladder trucks from York in Maine, man. Mike is home state and from Sharon near captain Dana's old stomping grounds both of these are seventy plus miles away. I saw police and fire team work at its best. They had a mission and they were carrying out these explosions, and fires are presumed to be the result of over pressurizing natural gas lines. The official probable cause will come from the NTSB. It is now Sunday in the back you order was lifted this morning. I'm back in my house and I have electric, but no gas, I can cook. Doc, but have no way to heat my house, which if this isn't fixed quickly is going to be a problem next month when the temperature drops below freezing attach some pictures, the first shows the active fire. The second and third show the burnt house. The next day. The fourth is a panorama showing my street with the burnt house and my house at the far right. The fifth and final picture shows the NTSB accident investigation team using drone together. Video evidence. Sorry for the long feedback..
Massachusetts residents allowed to return to homes after gas explosions
"Gopi and WBZ news. It's a sigh of relief for some residents of south Lawrence told that they could start returning to their homes days after being forced out by the gas. Fires and explosions that hit that city and two other Merrimack valley communities for some homes will never be the same. But as WBZ's Karyn regal reports for others. It's good to be home walking around her neighborhood in south Lawrence. And she's very happy to be here. Very lucky. I don't see any damage inside out. Side so far.
Andover North Andover, Lawrence Drenches and Lawrence discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
"Some nine thousand residents in Andover north Andover and Lawrence. We're told that it was safe to return home this morning after Thursday's gas explosions. Massachusetts emergency management agency says workers have turned off nearly eighty six hundred meters that were impacted they cleared homes of gas and restored electricity.
"andover" Discussed on Boston Herald Radio
"About which they've been able to do that. That's a good sign. But as he said, go home. You're not going to have power. Don't dare turn the gas back on till the utilities come out and check that out. But at least you can settle home get a night's sleep. And then maybe, you know, kind of get your thoughts together. And then spend time with with people in other cities as Barry was talking about this earlier very Feingold that you know, he's got family in Gloucester that he can go to obviously a good option for people. And residents who are cleared to return to their houses should not turn on their gas. Just get back to your house, and you can give it the once over, but you're not gonna have gas or tragedy. That's just the deal. And you know, it was interesting because yesterday last night. They were able to identify that. It was actually south of the river in Lawrence at the very least they were able to sort of identify that and narrow down in area in Lawrence. And now, thankfully, they've been able to identify areas in north Andover in Andover. So as the day goes on we'll sort of be keeping our eyes on that. When it comes to. Updating people and letting them know when they can return home, or if they can return home. The baker. Briefing also said that. Hundreds of national natural gas technicians will be deployed house by house to determine the buildings to be safe to return to. And there's also information centers set up an Andover north Andover and Lawrence. So we'll continue to keep people updated about that. I just got an Email from a certain friend of yours. John Sabatini and mine. Okay. Anthony, signaling. Much beloved, of course, Springfield correspondent. We'll call him. Spinks springfield. Yes. He is a democratic consultant been on here. Many many times. Anthony only said that the tragedy is reminiscent of twenty twelve at Springfield Columbia gas explosion that leveled entire blocks of the city's downtown. So this will be a gas. Once again, I'll never forget live shot. Coverage of of a television reporter knocked off his feet by one explosion. Holy mackerel. So crazy stuff blocks blew up during evacuation and made national news that night, and then he said that they have manual explosions now and then in the city's older historical neighborhood. Remember the manhole explosions because this was a situation where sometimes people will just be walking on the street, and you'd walk over the manhole cover or if you had a pet, and it did expulsion could just happen. Yeah. And in some people being tossed the pet might be really injured. Killed. Yep. That's just so random that. That's the scary part of it. Yeah. Exactly said a million times what's going on in the Carolinas is is just incredible as well. But at least there's some preparation for that you can make you wait. And then you go back later with this. It just can can happen at any moment. And that that's the scary part of this. I mean, especially yesterday people will just on the way back from work going home. And all of a sudden, they show up in their houses ablaze, which is that's going to be one of the scariest moments of anyone's life. Yeah. And certainly as it looks like Andover north Andover. Release of street residents may return to gas fires. So basically he can go to this list. See if your home is on the street that has been cleared by the community and go from there. And that's the thing. I mean, the other aspect of the surprise is that shelters are whoa. You know, they didn't know they weren't preparing for this, right? Whereas as Florence bears down on Carolinas all sorts of different places and shelters were well-stocked prepared for people to setting up shop for days getting in there. This was one of those surprised situations where suddenly, okay, we'll we'll open up and. If people need a place to go. So now course they're allowing people to go back to their homes, thankfully, so that the shelters. We'll get somewhat of a break, I suppose, and we'll we'll keep an eye on. I guess clean up and and safety in terms of whether there's any additional leaks throughout the day. What a what a mess though. Meanwhile, and certainly. I mean, I haven't heard much about Columbia gas. I think I always had like an star or something. Yeah. Both electricity and gas so. The idea that Springfield. Also deals with a lot of this. That's concerning. And certainly I mean some people have already showed a September thirteenth. Oh, so that was just yesterday. They were updating pipes or something. Anyway, it's it is definitely just a weird concerning thing if you've gotten this many homes, suddenly just exploding. I is it is very troubling. It seemed like some of the stories that have been reported is that there was a high pressure pipe that somehow got mixed up with a low pressure pipe, and that causes a lot of the problems in that it has to be a certain amount of pressure for something. Like this to happen. If the pressure's too high won't ignite if it's too low at one ignite, but if it's perfectly in the middle it can ignite, and again, this goes back to this whole discussion about infrastructure, and again when you start splinter companies, and you don't have necessarily the best people working. You know, maybe an star or national grid. Who knows if they just do a better job at this stuff than say Columbia gas? These are companies that should be regulated because this is public safety. And if something goes haywire than we see something like this. I mean. This could have bitterly tragic. It's still amazing that only there was one fatality. That's still kind of surprising. It is surprising because. Yeah. Because basically, the the sheer number of homes that were impacted you look at the destruction. I mean the fire. That occurred. Yeah. It is. It is incredible. That not basically, they were I think ten people her one of them one person killed and as berry Feingold said, you know, hopefully, our or I guess because people were out of their homes in that point. You know, if it had happened later in the evening when people were home from work and everybody was back at the house. They're likely could have been far more injuries, certainly and hopefully not, but potentially more deaths. Police by the way, I'm looking at similar. Reporting on. Not really let's see I'm trying to find the Springfield situation. Because apparently, Columbia guest did accept responsibility for that. Those the Springfield explosions that occurred in in two thousand twelve. So it's it's just a very. Frightening sort of situation, and and you have to wonder what's going on with this company. Yeah. Because it's like it's this silent sort of thing that everybody has around them. And when you hear about things, I sit it does really freak you out. And I know that. Thinking about this during the break. There was a fellow reporter at who had worked at the sentinel and enterprise infringe Berg leominster, and I think she might have gone onto the Lowell sun. But I don't know or she might have gone onto the herald at any rate, she stopped. She ended up not stopping stop being a reporter because she covered this story. And you probably remember it. It was a story about a gas home explosion. And this couple lost their two children in this explosion. And this reporter just was like just didn't want to cover anything like that ever. Again. Basically, it was so impacting TST tactful for her that she just she wanted. I remember what she went then went on to do in terms of a career. But I mean. The story. And I remember reading about it because you know, not being able to get to the little kids. And it was it was it was heart wrenching. And so this sort of thing is just so many people's nightmare. Yeah. Really is. I mean, sometimes I even see reporters here, they'll be covering a murder trial. And you're exposed to all of this. The details that go on in a murder trial life and have come back to the newsroom, and they they seem like they've seen ghost. And because you just so enclosed that you're covering this story. Whether you've covered wars just think about the reporters were there on. April fifteenth of two thousand thirteen when we had the marathon bombing that all of a sudden all this chaos was taking place, and do you go in and help or do you just stay back and be a journalist? So that's the question that I think people have to be asked and then answer. Yeah. I could just see where you're involved in a story so deep that that it really hits home, especially when you hear about to children riding in home explosion that it just kind of turned you off that you'd rather get a job where you just you know, in an office answering the phone or anything else besides actually being there. I mean, just think about the war correspondents, and what they saw in Vietnam if they were there for several years, and they're close to the battle. And they're seeing what's happening what they went through. Well, yeah. Certainly I listened in two parts of our journalists re re. Remembering their coverage of nine eleven this week, and that was pretty incredible in and of itself. And so I mean, there's there's a lot of different stuff you deal with as as a reporter. But I just thought it was, you know, yet another blast where such a surprise such a shock and. The family there. Unfortunately, had suffered a tremendous loss more than just property. And I can't even imagine. And so we will as I said continue to bring coverage and updates in terms of what's going on. There is a list of homes in streets. Where basically you can return to your if you happen to live on that street. That's just for an Andover north Andover. And what happened there as the governor was saying was that people were evacuated. Eight all across the board. Whereas in Lawrence people were evacuated sort of south of the south of the river people were evacuated in in Andover, north Andover would just total evacuation. So now they're allowed to return home. I believe is still off or likely still off and electricity is still off. But at least they can check out their houses. And see if there's any damage or or get what they need to get. Yeah. I think an also interesting part of this Hillary is we consume news. Obviously what we do. So we're constantly on Twitter. And that's where the news was breaking right on Twitter. Yeah. And I know a lot of people. There's a pushback about Twitter, especially when you talk to some older, folks. Like, I don't bother with that. I don't want to tweet stuff out Twitter is better to follow than to just post things. And I think you can get your news from Twitter, which is the way I get it. Follow this story. And let's say you're in one of those three. Mm unity's. And that's the way you get the information that oh my hometown learning through whatever. Application that you have that something is happening in that you shouldn't go back home. And then if you do get back home, if you're supposed to turn the gas off or whatever the story may be that Twitter is very very helpful in that Twitter was very helpful during the marathon bombing because you just go on and there's already information out there..
Montenegro-Croatia relations in danger over training ship
"Montenegro, Croatia say Dave resolved almost all of their differences and conflicts more than two decades after fighting a war except for one conflict and ongoing dispute over an eighty five year old former naval Royal Yugoslav navy training ship the sailing vessel called John barren or the Adriatic is currently part of the Montenegrin naval fleet. Croation is demanding the return of the tall ship, which Montenegro adamantly refuses to do at this point now before the war between the two Adriatic Sea. Neighbors the two hundred foot white vessel with three mass was moved from Croatia to Montenegro. For ongoing repairs. Croatia says it was illegally taken.
"andover" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Is the second shark attack off Cape Cod this summer and the first one that has been fatal since nineteen thirty six federal investigators are reviewing utilities operation after a series of gas explosions and fires Friday in three Massachusetts communities. Just north of Boston Massachusetts, governor Charlie Baker said crew. Are working around the clock to get people back in their home technicians and fire and law enforcement personnel. Have been working a plan to get into homes twenty four hours a day. Those workers are shutting off gas meters and inspecting buildings to make sure it's safe to reenter the explosions killed one injured dozens and forced thousands of people to evacuate in Andover. North Andover and Lawrence, South Korea's liberal. President faces growing skepticism at home about his engagement policy ahead of the third summit. With North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN survey showed nearly half of South Koreans think next week's summit won't find a breakthrough to resolve a troubled nuclear diplomacy. It comes as president j in moons approval rating is declining amid economic frustrations. Do dancers have been fired from the New York City ballet amid accusations. They were part of a ring of male dancers who inappropriately shared nude photos and videos of women firings came after a woman who had dated Finley Alexandra Waterbury said in a loss of this month that. Lay had sent explicit videos and photos of her taken without our knowledge. Two other men, including dancers within the company techs about the women presented in the lawsuit. Not only include explicit photos but messages, including quote, I bet we could tie some of them up and abused them like farm animals or like the sluts. They are all of this comes after longtime valet leader, Peter Martins, retired back in January in the midst of a sexual misconduct investigation against him. He denied the charges. That's WCBS TV. Reporter Andrea grinds. Does milk really do a body? Good that story, plus traffic and weather together next on the H caroliina news time is six thirty five. Paying.
Canelo Alvarez defeats Gennady Golovkin by majority decision in middleweight title fight
"What caused those explosions north of Boston the National Transportation Safety board saying a team of its investigators will be on the ground for about a week after a series of Patrick gas explosions and fires in three Boston suburbs. Lawrence Andover and north Andover. On Thursday, those blasts leaving one person dead dozens hurt and more than sixty homes, ignited shard or
Border Patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women
"Police have arrested a US border patrol agent as a suspected serial killer. David Ortiz was arrested early Saturday and Laredo after fleeing from state troopers and hunting in a hotel parking lot Webb county district. Attorney is cedar said that authorities were led to our tease after a woman. He tried to kidnap escape from him that led to the determination that Ortiz should be charged in the women's deaths indicate said. The possibility that biz individuals responsible. This series of bird a woman's body was found Saturday
"andover" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"For Dan Rae here on nightside on WBZ. Newsradio ten thirty. Okay. We have rob Brooks behind the glass is always Rob's doing an excellent job. Taking your calls. Be nice to rob rule of the show. And we're going to continue our discussion on he catastrophe the terrible catastrophe in the fires and explosions in. Andover. Lawrence and north Andover. And we've taken a lot of calls. Thank you. Everybody who's called in and given some information from on the ground. Thank you to the north Andover town manager who called in to let people know if you're listening to north Andover. You need a place to shelter. They are having people at the north Andover. High school open twenty four seven. So if you're at your home, and all of a sudden something happens, and you can't stay there. Definitely head on over to the north Andover high school and also very important information. If you're just tuning in from the again, north Andover town manager is that if you turned off or heads somebody turn off your gas. Do not I repeat do not turn it back on yourself. The utility must be the organization that turns back on your gas. Do not do it. Yourself. It is dangerous highly dangerous. Make sure you the utility is the only person organization professional let the professional experts do do that for you and stay safe. So those are some critical pieces of information also happy to take calls from any authorities in Lawrence are Andover who had information on the ground for residents there, and and just to clear up the record. There are no reports of looting in any of the three town in the city or the city of Lawrence or the two towns of north Andover. Andover. So let's make sure we don't cause any unnecessary panic because people are stressed enough. So want to hear from you six hundred seven two five four ten thirty. And so we just have a couple of sound pieces that we have from governor Baker talking about this issue. Eversource.
"andover" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Carefully. WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty. Welcome back. I'm your host Murray said a Franco filling in for Dan Rae. We're talking about the catastrophe in Andover. Lawrence and north Andover. Wanna hear from you to make sure you're safe? If you have information to share with us. So, you know, people are it's important in these times of emergency. To have information information is key. So going straight to we have Bob in north Andover. Bob what's going on? How are you? I'm good. How are you tonight? I'm I'm good. Thanks, bob. Okay. Because earlier in the day, they had a Lincoln a website north handover, then Columbia gas that you would go on. And you check to see if you street was cleared that you could go home, and it was supposed to be maintained and updated by Columbia. It doesn't seem to be doing that anymore. So I assume they're probably not. But haven't heard anything more about another link being created or someone else's updating that wing if anyone there may no do you? Several times it hasn't changed doesn't seem to change it. You mean the town website, Bob? Well, the website in north Andover. Lincoln north end though, but it was combined with Columbia gas that if you went on it it would it would display. You would see once your street came up. So. So. Your home. Right. So is that. So are you just because want to be very very specific for people listening? Are you saying the north Andover town's website? Yes, okay website. And so there was a link there. And now there's not a link is that what you're saying. No, it's still there. But when you bring it up, it doesn't appear that it's been updated. Spain streets that are on there. Were there earlier hasn't changed? Maybe it hasn't changed. You know? I don't know if it's changed hasn't changed because there's no those streets haven't been cleared to go home. They said, I guess we could go home, and then you notify the gas company your home, and then they decide whether they're going to come and check maybe that has all changed since Abbas sources taken over. I don't know. We haven't heard maybe there's a. Your town manager called earlier and said that there wasn't for. So you're saying so like you're just concerned whether or not like it could be right. There's no maybe they had a slew of them that they updated. And now it's dormant because they're still checking and then like they'll have another church, right? Nope. Anybody else that there was another source or? I'm not sure that's just I'm sort of making a deduction, but don't take that is because. But keep check I would just keep checking the site or Collier. You have to have emergency numbers on their if there's an emergency. I know they have I know they were saying earlier if there's not. You don't make a nine one one call is not an emergency, of course. But if it's a call nine one one are you and your? It seems like everybody at least it's safe now and somewhat as they do the work. Right. So the important thing in your in your home. Bob. No, we we love for the weekend. Actually, we're heading to the Cape where on the Cape, and we're going to stay down there. So we're kind of fortunate to have someplace to go stayed in Waltham last night. Hotel going for the Cape tonight. After what we're adding to the Cape right now. Okay. Oh, yeah. Worth staying home undock? No, no, definitely not. So. Drive to the Cape. And I hope that everything back in order as soon as possible. You're welcome Bye-bye. So next we have Rick in Merrimack. Hello, rick. You're on the habit. Rick and Meredith sounds good. Well, anyway, hey there Eric just talking to my wife going ten second delay. Okay. Rick can you turn your radio off? Yeah. Well, let me there. Yes. Thank you. Well. The best professional. We listen to them tonight. But. Massachusetts. In August is Cuomo's in all got citizen. Lots of. That's what the. What are you saying about plumbers and gas fitters? Guys can tell you what. Of what's going on the situation of the problem? Any? It's gonna take a while. That's true. Are you plumber or guest bitter? Yes. Okay. Yeah. But. Rick. It's hard to it's hard to hear. You is your. Mumbling? That's what I do. Always. I had all kinds of good questions. Do now. Call you back later on this thick, well, we'll pick one question reckon we hopefully we'll try to answer it. You could ask the question you're asking the question. Rick. Okay. Rick. Give us a call back. When you've collected your thoughts. Have a good night's come okay next. We're gonna go to John in north Andover. A John you're. Hi, how you doing today? I'm well. Thanks. How are you? John. Actually, I'm I'm actually heading back to my house. And 'cause I have no actually have no electricity or no cash. But I understand that. I just wanna make sure my house is safe. A little bit a little bit of looting going online. Is there? Yeah. In the business district of Florence over the handover. There's there's some looting that's going on don't like it. But I understand just wanna thank you. Police officer believe it or not. I don't even if you buy I like to say. I thought quite come up. First responders. Just want to thank them. A little bit of information. I'm going to incorporate your last so today last night. I couldn't even go back to my house, but I have such shopping. Today they yesterday at my house. I was not home came by came in. My house is safe. I have the updated photo side. And when push comes into the pikes that will shuttle my neighbor across the street. Fortunately, does not have that. According to the gas company sources tell a couple of weeks all the equipment. Yeah. Because she has old equipment. And it does not recognize the pressure that comes into the pike. So she will have extensive gas in our house. So she has to wait till the equipment is all replaced before. Gas gets turned on. House was not cannot stay overnight. I could stay overnight, but I don't have any gas door. I do not stay overnight. Now, get some information and not. The first responders that have helped out it's all over the world. I guess people all over the cousins in Italy that if you ask me how I'm doing stuff. So what is the maximum dairy? Nice. That's a good thing. They're good good that they care and are checking in. I'm I'm blessed to have a great family. So excellent. But I have asked me to stay over their house by. But I'm good you got one lucky winner. So wherever your landing tonight we ensure it'll be good spot. Thank you so much John for calling in and stay safe out there. Hope your house. Thank you very much. Thank you. You're welcome Bye-bye. All right. We are taking calls for you six one seven two five four ten thirty one to hear what's going on in your area. If you're in north Andover Lawrence or Andover reports. You're welcome to call from any other area in the all the United States. The we go out to several states. Is it still thirty eight rob? Are we still in thirty eight states? Yes. Rob's giving me the thumbs up on that. So we if you wanna give a call in shout out to first responders, and and everybody has done a lot of people have done that tonight. And I join in with that they of course, that's we we talk a lot about that. I my show if you haven't tuned in on Sundays at nine o'clock, we can live with marina de Franco talked about first responders in the very crucial job they do. And I know Dan Rae here, of course, talks about it a lot and we have tremendous respect for the first responders the police officers the fire. Fighters all of the people who are on the ground who rush in to the emergency. When everybody else is rushing out. And so, of course, we thank them, very, very deeply. I want to hear from you six one seven two five four ten thirty. And we're going to take a quick break and come back and just hear what you have to say. And talk about this issue. If you have new information and just as a as a repeat caution as the town manager from north Andover reminded us in the last hour, if you've earned your gas off. That's okay. But do not turn it back on yourself. You Tilleke must be the people who turn it back on. So keep yourself safe. All right. I'm Marie de Franco filling in for Dan Rae. Nightside.
"andover" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"On WBZ NewsRadio ten thirty where at six one seven two five four ten thirty. And we're talking about the explosions in fires in Lawrence Andover north Andover. And we wanna hear from you six one seven two five four ten thirty. If you're on the ground out of your house out there, especially just wanna hear if you're doing. Okay, how things are going? And we just, you know, give an update a few pieces of information as we receive them. And I wanna hear your reactions to this. If you know this extreme incompetence on the part of Columbia gas. So it seems and as we're getting in the reports, obviously the governor just replace them right away with ever know within one day with eversource because they just fallen down. On the job and. It will be anxious to see after the investigations are done where all of this went wrong because this is obviously just this. This can't be just a. An accident. It's obviously extreme incompetence negligence. It just thinks it's don't blow up in very anxious to see what the investigations will give us. But I want to hear from you six one seven two five four ten thirty. I'm gonna go right to we have David in north Andover. David you're on the air. Hi, David, undergoing it's well, thanks. How are you? Goodson you. I just wanted to mention something that I haven't heard anybody talk about. I live in north Andover and a travel sort of triggering. Sugaring road often. And also the back we into an over from north Andover. Okay. And I would say over the last six months there's been a lot of digging in the roads. And it seems to it seems to correlate with where the problems were not know that for store. Digging is all being done by looks like subcontractors. So there these white trucks. They don't, you know, they're not well crypt utility vans. They're like white work trucks of them side. It says like pipeline contractors or something like that. I'm not sure these are all the same with this script, and my observation is it all cares less than professional like I was going to north Andover. The other to handover back way over done chestnut street. The guy was literally directing traffic from one of the whole from inside one of the whole working at the same time. And so I think this ties into the issue. It's not with national grid would it. They've looked out those union workers that were pipeline inspectors. But I think it ties in that way. Because I think sometimes utilities contracts, a major work to people that may not be qualified. I I think that's the point that the union workers are trying to make. And I think that that may be part of the issue here. And because there's a lot of work that's going on. I think they'll admit that most of it's being done by contractors qualifications. Gris? Right. Unsure of and so yeah. Just random wait vans that lettering. Contracting. It's local, and I apologize. Can't say stays words from or anything like that. But I've noticed this same company, but a company I've never heard of and and sort of a weird name, but I'd like people. Right. I think other people driving there may have noticed it you, and but they've been ticking all over so. But I think that ties into like, maybe what are the qualifications of the people of the workers to companies contract worth with? Shows are they do they have years are they? I'll tell you. This is just a feeling you get it didn't look very professional for the people who are doing it. I wouldn't be surprised right. Because if there I mean, it seems I mean Columbia gas is already, you know, this the the oversight now has been why they couldn't even hold on for a day. So there are some there, obviously. I mean, just the fact that the explosions happened in that fires happened is evidence that I mean a couple you know, is like this. There are accidents. True accidents. Right. But this many. Yeah. A lot of digging into all this area. And I think people that if they live around we'll say the same all the fact that there's been some kind of pipework on so, yeah, it's a good point ask other people that north up to. Yeah. Blue letter. That's that's good reporting. So someone will look into it. And we can I didn't think enough. I thought it was strange, and I looked to read it. But I didn't think enough to write it down, you know, at the time because. You taking all this information as you're driving down the road, and you pay attention to driving. So good enough weight vans with blue lettering. And okay. So now we've given information so somebody out there. Can hopefully run with that. All right. And David are you back in your house were you out of your house, really affected, me return gap? And it was north of she's the one twenty five. So it wasn't really an area that was affected. Okay. So stay that way. Okay. Have. Okay. Thank you. David have a good work by all right next. We are going to go to we have Susan in Chicago. Hello, Susan run. I Meriva Aretha. Looking at a local newspaper article it's Associated Press entitled it looked like Armegeddon, but they talk about the utilities parent company, Indiana based nice source and I- capital as so you are see I made a mistake last night it sounded like Nike core, which is northern Illinois gas, but have you heard of Indiana based nice source? I have not I just wonder, you know, and then they talk about Colombia chaos. So anyway company. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by today's incident. Indiana base nice source said in a statement utilities parent company hours after the explosion, a brief statement. And it said, it's crews were still performing safety checks in the area. You mentioned another company. So I was just wondering why the? You know, this hasn't been mentioned is Associated Press article. Yeah. I don't know if they're on the if you like, well, that's why this is why we're doing, you know, doing the topic because with people the best reporters that people on the ground who actually live in the area. I'm like David said, there's a lot of digging, right? And you know, we're used to like when you see the same. If it's a big company like national grid or something like when the state workers, and you see the digging. It's like, you know, they have the signs, right? This this seems like I I don't know it off the top of my head. I don't know a ban with blue lettering who that would be but somebody should be looking into it. Yeah. Anyway, it hit our news back in Chicago about ten so. Wow. So so you stay safe out there. Of course, Susan, oh, I do have a relative in the Boston area. Okay. Yeah. Not not in the bad area. So thank goodness. Well, yeah. Just everybody. We hope you stay safe in. Always appreciate hearing from you. Susan. Okay. Thank you. You're welcome. Have a good one. He took. All right next. We're gonna go to we have rocky in. Hey, Hello, rocky. You're on the air. Thanks for taking my call. Welcome rocky. Hey, you know, what's sad about all this? We got a guy that leads from behind Baker and all the cares about his votes from the community and. No and. Stands there and speaks in Spanish to everybody. How about the French people? How about the Italians how about the you know, what I mean? How about other people that don't speak English? I mean, I think it's a shame. Don't you? Well, I Raqi really want to focus on the the level of safety. And like that's not the topic of the night right now. I think it would be nice if they have the they have interpreters for other languages of people who live there. I know they had a definite term an ASL interpreter. I believe when they were doing the press conference. So. They have that. But. Lee says go ahead east. He stands there and all these shows. Yup. Ever sources taken over, blah, blah, blah. I mean, that's it people's houses blow up and there's no accountability. Nothing's demanded. I mean, it's stupid, isn't it? It's crazy. But I think this things are developing like, I don't know we're gonna play some other sound and people can decide whether they like bakers answer or not. But it's you know, when you're you, you know, is it in this kind of will you're in a catastrophe. You do want like you don't wanna be screaming your head off you want to be calm and cool and collected for the people because people are looking for, you know, you want to defuse the panic. So you just want to get people information the first order of businesses to get information out there to calm people down to make sure first responders are going where they need to be. Because if you had somebody up there like screaming and yelling that's just going to create panic. That's gonna put refreshed responders lives in danger. And so you need to have calm at the outset. I understand. I totally understand that. But we've got nothing. Well, it's the day after. So let's see how things develop in, you know, at the decision, whether you know, whatever the tone. It was the message was delivered in the action taken was speedy. You know, Columbia gases out ever sources in. And let's see what happens next next step. Okay. Thank you. You're welcome. Stay safe by. All right. We're gonna come up on a break. I want to hear from you six one seven two five four ten thirty. And I want to hear if you know, if you're p I want to get a gauge from you out there, especially in the towns in surrounding towns, how many people are still waiting to get back in their house. If they're hearing from officials if it's going to be a week two weeks like what's going on out there? I want to hear from you six one seven two five four ten thirty. I'm Marie to Franko filling in for Dan Rae..
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"Twelve twenty right now, we've got seventy five degrees in Boston. Partly cloudy skies hearing out for the rest of the day high near seventy five today. Top stories now the cleanup continues as well as a search for a cause following yesterday's series of explosions and fires in Lawrence north Andover. And Andover more on that coming right up and the White House says Paul manafort's guilty pleas have absolutely nothing to do with President Trump or his twenty sixteen campaign face will allow Manafort to avoid a criminal trial in Washington next week right now on Wall Street, the Dow Jones down thirty points, NASDAQ down fourteen the S and P five hundred is down just about four in other news back to one of today's top stories Andover north Andover and Lawrence continuing to deal with the aftermath of a series of gas explosions and fires page Matthews lives in Andover and rushed home from Boston yesterday. When she got word, she talked to WBZ's, Mike Macklin, I walked in the. The house, and I heard the fire alarm going, and I didn't know what to think, but I walked in the house, and I automatically smell smoke. And I could kinda see Hayes in my kitchen. So I didn't know where it was coming from. And I didn't know what to do other than just I grabbed my dog, and I grabbed my phone and that was it. And if it wasn't for my cat in the basement who was yelling at the door opened up the basement door, and that's opened up the basement door. He ran out and I saw flames in the basement coming from the furnace like a full blown bonfire almost. So I I panic of course, and I just ran outside. I left the door open everything open I called nine one one. And they said they'd be there as soon as they can. And it's it was about ten minutes later when I call the second time, and that's when I found out there was more houses that was on fire as well. Because he said they're trying to get to us as soon as possible. They pulled up about two minutes later, and they went in and out to care the fire put it out shut off the gas. And he said we have so many more fires going on right now. So we have to go. But he was like your house is all set. And that was it. And I'm just so glad no one was home. I got home early. And it was just amazing that you know, the dogs. Okay. And everyone's okay. And you know, it's just a little bit of damage and the furnace area in the basement. That's it. Yeah. Yeah. So we really lucked out. And I'm really glad I got home early today and your dog and cat. Yeah. Doug is right here, Lucy and the cats good. He's he absolutely refused to come out of the house, but he was out of the basement and the fire is put out. So he's upstairs probably all the way on the third floor under my parents bed. We'll have more stories like that for the rest of the day here on WBZ stay with us for the very latest. We're continuing to follow the developing story out of the Merrimack valley. Of.
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"To these Massachusetts gas explosions that broke out late yesterday afternoon. Joining us now from our sister station WBZ in Boston is Ben Parker morning. Ben. What more do we know since yesterday? Well, we don't know a lot. Governor Charlie Baker is supposed to actually back here at this command center that is set up right off of I ninety five and I get a little bit of a briefing a bit of an update and then to talk to watch and to tell us what he knows now Columbia gas the gas provider in all this did put out another statement this morning. I they say it's going to be a lengthy restoration project that they need to get some eighty six hundred homes beaters, I ended up they're still working to figure out what caused all of this. So certainly more questions have been answers all go because firefighters from all over came here to get a handle on the fires and all of that. So right now. Roads are still closed schools are closed. Here shelters is still open. But they're still just trying to get to the bottom of exactly why this all happened. Then what about all these poor people who've been displaced where do they go? Where are they? Well, there are several shelters setup Andover north Andover and Lawrence Awada. People went to hotels, though, hotels around here are obviously got booked up. But we're doing some went to family and friends and other places, but about eight thousand people or a vacuum in a lot of them are being allowed back. We're not sure Wendo get to go back in because they're still kind of a fluid situation to some of those woods Lawrence. Police this morning tweeting out that the Rams say access to the city still blocked off today. So they're still waiting to allow people to eat a comeback in whether they live here or just normally we come here. So we don't know when all these people are going to get to go back in shelters one of north Andover high school, and some other places that they've set up will remain open as long as people beat a place to go to the Massachusetts emergency management agency, initially blamed the fires on gas lines that have become over pressurized. But. That's not the end of this. Right. The investigation continues. The investigation is certainly gonna continue for some time, of course, Columbia gas. We'll be looking into into it themselves are the NTSB sending up. What's called a gold team today? They're going to come up and help with this investigation. You've got masturbate beliefs here, of course, the fire marshal's office, a whole host of resources that are going to be looking into this. They all have their own jobs to do. So they will take care of each particular job that they have like a while to figure out exactly what happened, and and and you know, who who is actually to blame. Obviously, you get the gas company. But was there some kind of human error that caused this mechanical error whitebait, this happen, whatever that actually took place about a little over twelve hours ago? He's been last question for you, Columbia gas is that the principal gas supplier in Massachusetts, not not not in Massachusetts. You have other providers. Some some smaller ones in larger ones. Basically, I provide this area with their gas. I know that the city of April, I guess today said the Columbia gas. I was not there provided a neighbor to Lawrence Lawrence north Andover. Andover. And of course, this only applies to people who obviously gas service. But there are a lot of people eighty six hundred customers was the number that Columbia gap news this morning in terms of how many customers they have to go and see and check their meters, and that's gonna be a lengthy process. So but back to your original question, Columbia gaseous, huge player but differently huge around here. And and all of this is what play yesterday got you. Ben Parker from our sister station. WBZ? Thanks for the report. Ben appreciate it. Seven forty eight NewsRadio nine twenty one zero four seven FM. So still lots to cover there. But you know, the fact of the matter one deficit pretty amazing stop and think about it with the impact they're killed an eighteen year old injured at least ten other people. I'm sure the injuries will continue to add up, but one four individual actually, a brick fireplace apparently blasted away and actually fell in the poor individuals car killing him talk down this story a little bit earlier, the CBS board apparently was hell bent on keeping accused sexual assault assaulted less moon, visit places CEO believe it or not in the only thing that changed. Their stance was the revelation that he tried to bribe an accuser with a cushy job. This is according to the New York Times citing unnamed sources, of course, it's the New York Times article reports that multiple board members were keen on keeping moon vest believe it or not after the accusations of harassment and assault and could only be persuaded. Otherwise when they learned that the unnamed accuser was going to go public with some bribery, allegations one. Board member by the name of willy Cohen reportedly said during July conference call quote, we're all going to stay in this meaning until midnight. If we need to until we get an agreement that we stand one hundred percent behind our CEO, and there will be no change in the status now, the board member an Oscar winning producer Arnold Coppleson. He reportedly said, I don't care. Thirty more women come forward and alleged this kind of stuff. Les Moonves is our leader. And it wouldn't change my opinion of him moon viz resigned Sunday after the New Yorker published. Six more stories from women who said that he harassed them. CBS holding moon moonville one hundred and twenty million dollars severance package, pending the results of an entire investigation. Can you imagine that what a bunch of knuckle draggers CBS board wanted to keep this guy around seven fifty NewsRadio nine twenty one.
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"The towns are Andover north Andover and Lawrence over pressurization of natural gas is the suspected cause with dozens of explosions and fires across the Merrimack valley. In massachusetts. Thousands of people were told to evacuate power was cut to prevent more. Fires and over fire chief Michael Mansfield said his town looked like Armageddon. It just looked like an absolute war zone and something that. I've never experienced in my fire service career, and hopefully, you don't have to experience it ever shelters have been opened for displaced people local state and federal authorities are investigating the cause of the fires for NPR news. I'm Maggie penman in Boston, the governments of north and South Korea have launched their first liaison office today. It's near their tense border. NPR's rob Schmitz reports from Seoul. This is intended to facilitate better communication between the country's leaders ahead of their summit next week in Pyongyang, the two sides will no longer solely on outdated fax machines and special telephone lines. When they want to arrange talks and exchange messages instead they can talk face to face at an office in the North Korean border town of K song, the first of its kind since the crease were divided at the end of World War Two in nineteen Forty-five NPR's, rob Schmitz reporting from Seoul, President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort is close to reaching a plea deal ahead of his second federal trial this month. It's not. It clear what charges he might plead guilty to or whether he might cooperate with special counsel, Robert Muller's. Prosecutors Manafort will appear later this morning in federal court in Washington DC. You're listening to NPR news. This is WNYC in New York. Good morning. I'm Richard Hake. It's six oh, four sixty nine degrees. Overcast right now in New York City twenty percent chance of showers today. Otherwise, cloudy with a high near seventy seven degrees governor Cuomo's once again the democratic nominee in his race for a third term this fall. But some progressives aren't too happy about it. Many Rosa supported challengers, Cynthia Nixon and the democratic primary she said she'll vote for Cuomo in November. But grudgingly against.
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"More than three dozen homes set ablaze and Andover Northland Andover and Lawrence, Massachusetts. Some homes were just left to burn because there weren't enough crews to fight all the fires and over pressurized natural gas line is suspected gas has been turned off to the area electricity. Cut is well to reduce the chance of sparks eight thousand people have been evacuated for how long north Andover. Mayor Andrew Miller says they don't know we do not yet have a time line people should expect. This is going to be a while before they're going to be able to return to the home in eighteen year old man died when a chimney fell on him from a house explosion as his second criminal trial approaches. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, maybe discussing a plea deal with special counsel at pretrial conferences scheduled today in Washington on charges related to Paul manafort's work is a lobbyist. But there are reports the sixty nine year old may try to avoid trial by green to cooperate in the Russia probe Manafort who's been in solitary confinement in Virginia decided to go on. On trial over the summer on Bank and tax fraud charges. He was convicted the counts, and he could be retried on ten more charges at deadlocked. Virginia jury in Washington. Rachel Sutherland, Fox News, chronic New York, governor Andrew Cuomo has cruised to an early victory in easy victory over primary challengers, Cynthia Nixon in New York state's primary election, the two-term governor always lead in the polls and heavily outspent his rival longtime activist and sex in the city star Cynthia Nixon at counted on a surge in liberal support which did not materialize, but she predicted in her concession speech that a Blue Wave is coming relations between north and South Korea continued to warm the two Koreas announcing they are opening a liaison office along their common border to facilitate communications between their governments Asian stocks closing higher in Tokyo and in Hong Kong lower in China. Dow.
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"They can trust our job is to cut through the talking points. Mccallum? We're going to ask the tough questions because there's a lot of conventional wisdom out there that needs to be challenged. What I'm doing is making sure that whatever has developed through the day, people are fully informed from coast to coast. We're twenty four seven news. But really down to the minute. We're going to be fearless. We're going to be fair. Whether it's midnight for their Fox News channel, real news. Real honest opinion, a manmade disaster in suburban Boston. More than three dozen homes set ablaze and Andover north Andover and Lawrence, Massachusetts. Some homes were just left to burn because there weren't enough crews to fight all the fires and over pressurized natural gas line is suspected gas has been turned off to the area electricity cut as well to reduce the chance of sparks eight thousand people have been evacuated for how long Northam Dover mayor. Andrew Miller says they don't know we do not yet have a time line people should expect. This is going to be a while. Before they're going to be able to return to the home in eighteen year old man died when a chimney fell on him from a house explosion as his second criminal trial approaches. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, maybe discussing a plea deal with a special counsel pretrial conference. It scheduled today in Washington on charges related to Paul manafort's work is a lobbyist. But there are reports the sixty nine year old may try to avoid trial by green to cooperate in the Russia probe Manafort who's been in solitary confinement in Virginia decided to go on trial over the summer on Bank and tax fraud charges. He was convicted of eight counts could be retried on ten more charges that deadlocked. Virginia jury in Washington. Rachel Sutherland, Fox, News democratic New York governor Andrew Cuomo has cruised to an early victory and easy victory over primary challenger, Cynthia Nixon in New York state's primary election, the two-term governor always lead in the polls and heavily outspent his rival longtime activist and sex in the city star Cynthia Nixon at counted on a surge in liberal support, which did not mature. Realize but she predicted in her concession speech. That have Blue Wave is coming relations between north and South Korea continue to warm.
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"A special edition of nightside with Dan Rae. My name's Dan, rob Brooks is behind the glass. We have lots of folks out in the field on this horrific story in the Merrimack valley. Karyn regal is up Lawrence. Mike mcclennan Andover. Nicole Davis with me in studio. We're gonna get right back to phone calls. You want to join us six one seven two five four ten thirty triple eight nine two nine ten thirty. We're gonna be talking with Mike and Andover. Lean in Winthrop would been very patient and waiting for us. We're going to get to those folks runaway before we do, Nicole. Davis was something last hour that one of my call Charlie from April said he made the observation that more inches. Very densely packed community. Lawrence has had the the Marston mills fire on enough. Remember that there was fire many many years ago that the devastated that city, and it's interesting Charlie's observation was very accurate. Lawrence is is very poor city and yet north Andover. Knee andover. Relative. Affluent communities, and so it just talks about the randomness of what has happened today. I mean, you could say that about almost anything, I guess, but yeah, for sure I mean, no one is immune, I suppose, you could send. Nope. No doubt about it. You've been working on this throughout throughout the evening. You listen, very attentively attentively to the news conference that we just heard governor Baker mayor Rivera of Lawrence as well as the town managers of north Andover. Andover new you said there's a couple of piece of new information you picked up. Yeah. There are speaking of Lawrence. The big piece of information there. Mayor Rivera said at this point if you haven't evacuated and you live south of the river, you've got to go his words, exactly. You gotta go get out of your house. Go north of the river. If do have shelters to go to if you need them. There are buses running the local transit authority as well as the NBA. But the big thing from mayor Rivera if you live in south Lawrence get north of the river and also for all three. Three cities and towns, all three communities. This one piece of information kind of strung together between the three if you are vacuum. It's not clear when you're going to get home. It could be the night. It could be tomorrow. I don't think it's going to be tonight. Probably based upon the tone of of those conversations. That's for sure let's let's get some of these calls involved with us as well. As I mentioned like to start off with Mike. I hope you understand folks, we giving some priority to folks in the affected communities. Mike in north end over you first this hour a nightside. Thank you for holding on being patient. Go ahead, Mike how you doing? Well, I'm doing fine. The better question is how are you? Well, my wife, she has the practice on end over main street. About five o'clock. There was a lot of activity and people came in and said you got to get out. And so she had cut short her practices, and she got home, and we have a fortunately, we have a neighbor who's, you know, he's a retired fireman. He came over he shut off the gas at the meter. But you said, you know, you got to get out. So I got home a little while later. We packed up the pets, we got mccaren. So we're sitting in a shopping center in Wilmington kind of waiting for the all clear, really. Well, I think it's going to be a little while. I thought I had heard earlier today. And I gotta check some of my notes from earlier is that there was gonna be a shelter available in Wilmington. Let me let me see. We have yet the middle Wilmington middle school. If you're looking for a place to stay in Wilmington, Mike, or at least somewhere to sit quietly with hopefully, maybe some coffee, or juice, or whatever. Or maybe even a Qatar to are you aware that the Wilmington middle school. I believe is is open and available. We did see some, you know, who is putting out some knows about that. We have some friends who will take us in. And we said, well, we'll play it by ear right now. We're just gonna go. We do have coffee. So we have to. But getting you know, it's almost nine thirty. You can tell some stores are starting to close. So I will tell you. Mike listening to the news conference in Nicole can chime in with me here in Nicole is WBZ reporter, I've been doing it for a few years in just from the tone of the officials who spoke at that news conference mice suspicion is they're not going to be letting many people back into those communities tonight because they don't know what damage is done what wires down they will err on the side of caution. So Mike if I were you call me, friends and tell them. I think we're coming over. What do you think I would say so they're going house to house at this point? And you've got, you know, all the whole community to deal with and it's going to be some time. There's still a documenting people Mike Lawrence, and you know, that that until they get everybody out of the places they want to evacuate everyone from. I don't know that they're going to be giving you back into into end over. I know you wanna be an optimist. But this time I think look at the glass as half empty not full. Okay. Yeah. No, definitely do that. Iran. Started caution. I might be I might be wrong on this Mike I've been wrong many things before but in this one I just listening to the governor watching his body language watching the town managers are you again. A you in Andover north Andover. Andover. Andover will your manager Andrew Flanagan. Again, it sounded to me as if you are. You're not going to get back into night in my in my opinion. So you can take that guidance. Don't don't take it as as dictum take it as guidance. Okay. Absolutely. Thanks, mike. And thanks for calling. Nightside is always take care. Have a great night. You hate to deliver that bad news. But I'll tell you wanna get to your friend's house before they turn in for the night. Knocking on the door to thirty. No doubt. Okay. We're gonna go to I lean in Winthrop Winthrop is not affected. But I lean you have been very patient. Thank you so much for joining the. I wanna say I my thoughts and prayers are going out to the homeowners in the first responders to this disaster. And. The thought of what gas can do to our community, by the way, the homeowners and renters is a lot of folks, particularly in Lawrence who are renting and. Outta there. The that's their home. Even though they they may not own it. They live there. They pay the rent, they that's their home. So we can't forget them either. I lead. Yeah. Oh in my son in law works with gas the national grid. And I just wanted to let customers know that they have inexperience people working on the screen is now because of the lockout, right? I really have to look at what what I wanna do. I lean is I don't want to turn a tragedy. It's it's a tragedy in the fact that some people have lost their homes. I really don't want to turn it into a labor issue tonight. I think national grid certainly has to take notice of what went on. And when I heard it today, I thought to myself, gee, I wonder if it is a national grid community, but it's not. To columbia. It's Columbia gas. So I don't wanna I don't wanna I wanna don't wanna go there tonight Eileen, if you don't mind, okay? Pretty powerful product. It is a very powerful product. Believe me, I've covered more than a few of those explosions in my life as a reporter remember covering one in Medford not from through. We're not far from where I'm sitting right now with the front of the house just blew out you you stood in the street, and you looked at the house, and you could see the bedroom and the bathroom and the and the child's room downstairs living room, and it looks like a Dollhouse. I remember covering one in Sherborne a few years later where the house exploded and the pieces of the home literally relate to picks, devastating devastating. So there's not anything to play with an if anyone is listening tonight in those three affected communities Lawrence Andover north Andover. Please follow the guidance of your officials. I lean. Thank you so much for you. Call and best of luck to you son in the line. Okay. Have a great night. Okay. Bye. Bye. Bye. Six one seven two five four ten thirty triple eight nine two nine ten thirty. I don't know Nicole if you've ever seen one of these things, you know after the blast frightening. It has it's frightening. And I tell you it would cause you to think about right. It just never known particularly the good. And most of the ones that I have seen this. This obviously is affects I mean, hundreds thousands of people potentially most of them when people digging in backyard, they make the mistake. They don't do the dick safe right in good reminded to get the dick safe dos. Definitely, nicole. I'm told by the powers that be here who are bosses that. You've been on the clock since how long this morning, I got here at eight o'clock this morning. Well, you've done honest, thirteen and a half hours worth of work. What time you have to be back in the morning? I'll be here at eight o'clock tomorrow morning. We're going to let you go. Thanks so much have been a great help. And always great to be with you in studio. Likewise, dan. Thank you so much. All right. Thanks davis. Who has been here a long day for her a long day for a lot of folks in the busy newsroom, but what we have experienced is nothing compared to what the people of Lawrence end over in north end over have experienced. Now, we're going to take a break. We have Don huff we trust. Okay. He's not there in the newsroom. Okay. Back in the old days. We used to be able to see the newsroom from the talk studio, we're a little bit of a different configuration. So when we will do as we await dawn, if it's okay with all of you. And I think it will be let's go to Stewart in Quincy. We'll see what he has to say. Thank you for calling in Stewart. You're next on nightside. Go right ahead. Hi, dan. I'm an attorney. I. I've known you for awhile. I'm Stewart you broke up on me just a little bit there. If you wouldn't mind you were telling me that you've known me for a while could you repeat that because I missed it. I apologize. Okay. Sorry, you and I went to the same school both alma mater. I was on your show you a couple of years back maybe four or five years back talking about really safety devolved around requiring licenses and permits, and and any kind of gas work plumbing, work should be permited by cities and towns, and if they don't do everything they can to encourage people to get permits, and they actually do things that discourage people from the painting permit. That's kind of a problem. I wanna point down a provision amass law, that's kind of odd. If I want to have a plumber work in my house or gas going to work in my life. There's an exception in the law that says that these gas companies, and I don't care if it's Columbia national grid wherever has gas. They're not required us license plumbers to do. Guessing it's an exception enlarge chapter one forty two. And I believe it's an exception that gas companies do not have to use like plumbers. Maybe we've talked with you. And I have talked about that off air and communicated with it about it off year. And I think it's a very interesting point. Although I don't think there's any indication at this point that the folks who were involved in whatever happened today that that is that basically is the clause -ality of this horrific situation, we're unlicensed, whatever. So I just wanna make it very clear that that that you're talking about an exception to the law, which I'm happy to let people be aware of. And maybe there should be some redress by the legislature. But I don't wanna leave the impression because we don't know stored. Sure. Intentional. We don't even know. Stewart Stewart, wait a second. Now as the as the judge in the courtroom, I'm gonna rule that inadmissible because even raising that issue, it would appear that this was a horrific mistake in some sort of judgment. There was a case in San Bruno California about six or seven years ago where again, the amount of pressure that was put into lines exceeded the capacity of the lines and the sporadic nature here. So as I said, I want to litigate this with you. But as as the judge in this court of public opinion, there's no suggestion whatsoever. That there was any intention involved in this whatsoever. So I hope you'll ex- except that that caution. No, I do I do. But my point being that if you have people that are inexperienced unlicensed bipedal. Stewart Stewart you've made that point once again by re-emphasizing it I think that we're not I think we're going off track a little bit. So look keep in touch. Thank you very much. Six one seven two five four thirty triple eight nine two nine hundred thirty. We do not have the bottom of the hour newscast. I think all of you pretty much know what is going on there..
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"Good afternoon. This is WBZ NewsRadio. Ten thirty were following a very serious situation in multiple communities right now north Andover. Andover and Lawrence, perhaps Masui and certainly Mizzou in assisting. There has been a gas explosion in multiple homes. A gas line has ignited. Multiple fires in the basements of homes. Let's go live to Kim Tunnicliffe. We'll Laurie firefighters definitely have their hands full this afternoon. They are battling multiple fires. As you mentioned in Lawrence north Andover in Andover. The fires caused by some kind of natural gas line explosion. Now. There is smoke. Billowing from the windows and rooftops of a number of homes at this point WBZ TV reporter, Christina wrecks lives in Andover. Her neighborhood has been evacuated. So I'm about a couple miles from where that, you know, that fireworks. Run central street and Andrew. We've got a call an automated call from Andover emergency services. It said it was the end of a police department, and it said to evacuate our homes and to turn off the GATT that all the methods said so we're going for a walk right now taking the animals out of the house going for the walk. We don't be anything in our area. We saw you know, obviously, a lot of emergency crews sirens and everything. Lying by a few minutes ago. And all the news choppers up in the sky. Now Lawrence is fire. Chief was quoted as saying this is bad. He's never seen anything like it. WBZ's? Karyn regal is on the scene. And we'll be bringing us much more information as it becomes available. And we're hearing from mass day police confirming that they are responding to the scene, and again, this is not one specific area. This is widespread. Lawrence Andover north Andover. They will be assisting state police with seen security and traffic control again after what they say are multiple suspected gas explosions and structure fires we believe that Columbia gas operates in this area. We put calls to the company so far no response. Again, the visual is dramatic. Mom. We're looking at notches triple Deckers now. But also houses in in serene neighborhoods here that are just burning flames and smoke billowing from multiple rooftops. It's unclear. If anyone is injured, although I got a visual of one firefighter apparently overcome by exhaustion. Let's go live again, a WBZ's Karyn regal, and again, tell people where you are. And what you can see Karen on. On that stadium plaza which is on the Lawrence north Andover line, and I'm looking at smoke across the street. It might be able to hear the news helicopters up. Over me. I'm going to have to try to walk as close as I can from here another quarter of a mile in. But you can see the smoke. You can see the traffic on my way in Laurie. When I talked to you earlier, I ETAP who and over to get here and police were telling people to get out and you could smell gas in that neighborhood. I passed a couple of kids their shirts over their faces. So they didn't have to inhale it. I saw one woman asking a police officer. Well, where are we supposed to go where we say? And personally, I called my mother on the way over here. She lives in and I told her to go down into the basement and turn the gas off because that's what I'm hearing some officials tell people to advise go and turn the gas off these fires are apparently starting in the basement because what appears to be a gas main problem. I'll tell you what I can when I get a little bit closer, Lori and Lawrence. Karyn regal WBZ NewsRadio. Ten thirty Karen to your point. We did get a brief statement from the state fire marshal confirming they are sending state police fire investigators to Lawrence Andover north.