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Old 07-07-2017, 05:17 AM   #61
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Re: Emergency Closure of Bridge to (Boston's) Long island

Originally Posted by stellarfun View Post
1.) Don't count on the city of Boston to do anything which requires spending more money on parks.

2.) When Long Island was populated, the city of Boston maintained two fire companies (the fire brigade) on the island for fire protection purposes. Good luck to any private entity seeking to operate a residential or public accommodation complex on Long Island in getting insurance coverage.

The Fire Brigade is only 1 company, staffed with 4 personnel (But it has both an engine & ladder on the island for the brigade). As of now, the Brigade is still active, but only when the island is utilized by camps.

The notion of reusing the buildings out there is feasible, and BFD has negotiated with developers in the past for projects. (See Marine Unit & Engine 10's firehouse as examples).
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