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Seven-alarm fire strikes East Boston duplex building

Firefighters prepared for the possible collapse of the three-story duplex on Chelsea Street, but no injuries were reported.

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A seven-alarm fire raged in a three-story dwelling on Chelsea Street in East Boston Sunday afternoon.

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The roof fell, officials said, and firefighters prepared for the building's possible collapse.

A building next door was damaged by the flames.

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A building next door was damaged by the flames.

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Residents were evacuated from the building, which houses six families.

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The fire began around 2 p.m. More than 140 firefighters were on the scene at about 3:30 p.m.

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Scores of onlookers were standing on the sidewalk on Chelsea Street as firefighters battled the blaze.

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A representative from Mayor Menino’s office (not shown) said the city will provide assistance to displaced families.

Nations pledge millions for Syrian opposition

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Biden says Romney lacks knowledge about foreign policy

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday criticized Mitt Romney, saying the GOP frontrunner is unknowledgeable about foreign affairs.


Globe photographer outwits Red Sox management

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New Year celebration shows different side of Iran

As the Boston area’s roughly 11,000 Iranians celebrate the fresh start of a new year, many say fellow Americans are also taking a fresh look at their country and its people.


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BC coach Jerry York has Eagles soaring

York, whose calm exterior belies a fiery desire to win, has Boston College’s hockey team playing for its third national title in five years.

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