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A 'hard-working, helluva guy'

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The ladder truck crashed into a high-rise apartment building where children were working in a computer lab. The ladder truck crashed into a high-rise apartment building where children were working in a computer lab. (David L. Ryan/Globe staff)
By Donovan Slack and Megan Woolhouse
Globe Staff / January 10, 2009

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He even looked like a firefighter -- his hair short and graying, his teeth uneven, his physique thick and muscled but also boyish. And when he spoke in an accent that was pure Boston, his enthusiasm for the job was infectious. (Full article: 937 words)

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