On my way to the show I was listening to Conservatively Speaking when John Weston said there was a fire near St. Paul’s Cathedral.

I don’t know Worcester as well as most WCRN folk so I headed toward the Cathedral till I saw the smoke, near Irving Street

I saw the trucks and pulled over in a gas station.

I started shooting as I approached

And nearly tripped as a hose shifted below my feet

It’s something you don’t really notices or think of, nor the stream of water that pours out from the doors

I was told the public relations officer was at the other side of the street so I figured I’d drive over and see if he was available

There was a police car blocking the top of the road, I found a parking place and headed over

This angle was from up hill so it was a different shot

It becomes very real when you see a fellow in over 100 lbs of equipment standing in a window of the 3rd floor a burning building on video

I ran into Fr. Walter who I knew from St. Anthony di Padua and met the Chaplin of the Worcester department who was on the scene.

People forget that part of a grim job and even if nobody is hurt you have people devastated from the loss of a home.

I questioned neighbors but none had more info even in terms of when the trucks showed up

It turned out the fellow in the clipboard wasn’t the PA officer and I had to get to the station to finish show prep so I’ll close with this final shot…

What you are paying for

…and remind readers that when you pass by a local station and shake your head at the guys sitting there wondering what you are paying money for, keep this shot in mind.


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On today’s DaTechGuy on DaRadio our topic will be the dreaded disease going through the anti Chick-Fil-A Community in Massachusetts FEDORAPHOBIA.

We will be giving a Chick-Fil-A gift card away today as we discuss this dread disease, its cause and its cure.

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It appears to strike white Chick-Fil-A protesters in Massachusetts and gives protesters who would normally not be shy about camera an intense fear of cameras pointed at them and questioning being asked.

Is there a cure, can the cure be found in time for these brave protesters to overcome their fear of non-softball questions from bloggers in Fedoras in time to save Obama in 2012?

Join us today at 10 a.m. EST and we’ll try to find the answers together.

Turn to WCRN AM 830 on your dial from anywhere in New England and listen to our 50,000 watt signal. If you are out of our range or your radio stinks you can listen online.

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