• Boston firefighter dies of occupational cancer after 31 years with department

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    A Boston firefighter passed away due to occupational cancer Saturday night, the Boston Fire Department announced Sunday.

    The department said 54-year-old Jamie Galarza, Jr. of the Fire Investigation Unit died Saturday night after spending 31 years as a member of the department.

    Galarza, Jr. is survived by a wife named Regina and four children.

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