Two men lost their lives in the line of duty in Massachusetts last year.
Gov. Deval Patrick presided over Tuesday evening's annual ceremony commemorating Massachusetts firefighters who have died and the 343 New York City firefighters who were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. "We add 22 names to the ring of honor today, among them two who lost their lives on the line of duty: John Davies Sr. of the Worcester Fire Department and James Rice of the Peabody Fire Department," Patrick said at the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the State House grounds. Both men died in December 2011. Editor's note: This video was shot by Stephen Walsh, the son of Joseph Walsh of Brookline, one of the firefighters honored this year.
Firefighter date auction, Thursday at Dillon's, to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
A few of Boston's bravest firefighters are offering themselves up this week to a few generous donors. This Thursday, 10 of the city's bachelor firefighters will be auctioned off for dinner dates. The event is a fundraiser for the department's "Fill the Boot" drive to support MDA, a voluntary health agency that is fighting 43 different neuromuscular diseases through research and education. If You Go: Here's a sample of the men you can bid on: MIKE DUNNIGAN Occupation: Boston Fire Fighter, Engine Company 42, Roxbury Birthday: July 19 Prior to being a fire fighter: Served in the United States Air Force Might not know about him: Has an identical twin who is also a Boston Fire Fighter; His puppy Tessie is named after the Dropkick Murphy’s …