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BOSTON (WBZ) ― There is more bad news for the Boston Fire Department.

Sources tell WBZ an off-duty firefighter was involved in a fight Tuesday evening that left a man in critical condition.

It happened in the parking lot at the Polish-American Club on River Street in Hyde Park.

Police were called there around 7:45 p.m. They found a 62-year-old man in cardiac arrest. He was rushed to Brigham and Women's Hospital. Investigators say he had "visible scrapes and abrasions to his face, and scrapes and abrasions to his hands and knees." His name has not been released.

Officers arrested off-duty firefighter Paul Nemes, 58, of Norwood, at the scene. He's charged with assault and battery. He will be arraigned in West Roxbury District Court Wednesday.

There has been no comment yet from the fire department, which has recently struggled with other firefighter arrests, a disability scandal, and the controversial deaths of two firefighters.

http://wbztv.com/local/boston.firefighter.arrested.2.819461.html
 
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I just watched on the news this morning about a BFD guy involved in a crash. Both operators were OUI. It seems like every week is a new criminal case.
 

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Hub jake charged in fight


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CHARGED: Boston firefighter Paul Nemes and his wife enter West Roxbury District Court yesterday.

Yet another Boston firefighter has landed in hot water - this one for an alleged late-night imbroglio inside a Hyde Park club that left another man in critical condition after he suffered a massive heart attack, authorities said.
Paul Nemes, 58, of Norwood was arrested Tuesday night at 1391 River St. in Hyde Park following a scuffle with Paul J. Crowley, 62, inside the Polish American Club, according to a police report. Shortly after the fight, Crowley suffered a heart attack and stopped breathing, police say.
Nemes' attorney, Neal Connolly, said his client cannot be blamed for the victim's heart troubles because of the time lapse between the fight and the heart attack the victim suffered in the parking lot. A police report indicates the fight occurred at 7:11 p.m.
Cops were called to the scene for a report of a person in cardiac arrest at approximately 7:40 p.m.
"The episode occurred earlier that night," he said.
Nemes is charged with aggravated assault and battery. He declined comment yesterday.
The arrest represents another black mark on the Boston Fire Department, which has been marred in recent months by alleged criminal activity of its members, who have been arrested for rape, soliciting a prostitute and smoking marijuana.
On Sunday, 20-year veteran jake Vernon Allen, who was off duty, was charged with drunken driving after a crash with another alleged drunken driver. State police said Allen's blood-alcohol level was .140 - twice the legal limit. He has pleaded not guilty.
In this latest incident, prosecutor Amy Galatis said Nemes overheard a conversation Crowley was having at the club at and was "displeased."
Nemes allegedly confronted the victim and got into a pushing and chest-bumping fight, Galatis said. The victim then left the club and went to the parking lot, she said.
At some point later, Nemes came upon the victim, who was in cardiac arrest, and administered CPR, Galatis said.
The victim is on life support and in critical condition at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Crowley's son, who answered the phone at their Whitman home, declined comment other than to say: "My father is dying."
Nemes is an incident command technician and has been with the department for 28 years. He makes $87,000 a year and will remain on duty while his case is pending, according to a spokesman.

http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view/2008_09_18_fire_victim/
 

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Jake may face new charges after man in scuffle dies


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Paul Nemes.

A Boston firefighter could face new charges this week after the Whitman grandfather he allegedly tussled with before the man suffered a heart attack was taken off life support Friday and died.
Paul Jimmy Crowley, 63, father of four and grandfather of six, was chatting with a friend Tuesday night inside the Polish Club on River Street in Hyde Park, his brother Tom Crowley said, when he said something that allegedly upset firefighter Paul Nemes, 58, of Norwood.
"(Nemes) got into his face in a conversation he had nothing to do with," Crowley said. "They had words. There was a scuffle. (Crowley) walks out the door and collapses."
Moments later, witnesses told police, a woman raced inside the bar saying there was a man passed out in the parking lot. Nemes was among those who ran outside and attempted to perform CPR on Crowley, according to police. Boston EMS crews raced Crowley to a hospital, where he was placed on life support, family members said.
"He was long gone," Tom Crowley said. "He was brain dead."
On Friday, family members gathered and ended life support. It was Paul Crowley's 63rd birthday.
Nemes was arrested Tuesday night and charged with aggravated assault and battery. He will remain on duty while he fights the charges, fire department officials have said. Suffolk District Attorney spokesman Jake Wark said Crowley's body was sent to the state medical examiner's office. Prosecutors have not yet decided whether they will charge Nemes with additional crimes.
Tom Crowley said nothing can bring back his brother, who spent his final hours golfing before walking into the Polish Club.
"He was really cool, really outgoing and just loved life. It was unbelievable. The relationship we had was really cool," Crowley said. "I don't want to see anything happen to this guy. No one is going to gain nothing. It's just a lousy situation and a bad time for two people."

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