Adam Reilly of the Boston Phoenix joined me tonight to talk about the head scratching drug arrest of a Boston firefighter. This comes at a time when the union is in a bitter contract negotiation and drug testing is a key issue. Talk about bad timing. Here’s the Herald’s Peter Gelzinis,
"When the cops came upon Anthony Gaston, he had allegedly just disposed of his funny cigarette . . . while dressed in his uniform . . . seated behind the wheel of an official fire department Chevy parked in front of a hydrant . . . and just across the street from the Dorchester District Court."
That’s not what the union was looking for. A few years ago, things were much different for Gaston,
"In July 2002, Gaston was profiled in a NewsCenter 5 story after making a daring rescue to get residents out of a burning building. Gaston rushed into the building on Wales Street in Boston and led six residents to safety. He suffered smoke inhalation during the rescue."
This is an interesting topic and Adam and