Neighborhood Meeting on Hawley Street Suspicious Fires – Dec 18, 7:30pm

We are relaying this announcement from the Ward 3 Neighborhood Association:


in conjunction with the Northampton Fire Department, Northampton Police Department, Massachusetts State Fire Marshall’s Office, Mayor Mary Clare Higgins and City Councilor Marilyn Richards and Councilor Elect Bob Reckman invite you to a

Tuesday, December 18th
7:30 PM


At the meeting we will discuss the recent suspicious fires in the Hawley Street neighborhood, solicit neighborhood help, and educate neighbors concerning protection.

See also:

Northamptonist: Arson Confirmed In Recent Rash Of Fires On Hawley St.
Three More Fires Reported This Morning; Nine Total In Neighborhood This Year. Ward 3 Councilor To Set Up Ward-Wide Meeting With Residents And Officials.

The sign [above] has been plastered throughout the Hawley St. neighborhood, having been affixed to telephone poles just today. They were put up this evening by state fire investigators who are investigating a rash of fires in the neighborhood. Which ones and how many they are investigating is unclear. More information on this story should be forthcoming very soon. Click on the map below (zoom in or out if need be) for brief information on the location and dates of the nine reported fires this year in the area.
This evening, the Gazette online has reported three car fires set this morning. One on Hawley St., one on Market, and one on Summer St., bringing the total number of suspicious fires this year to nine. After the fifth suspicious fire in November, which the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported was suspected arson -as well as the previous four fires in the neighborhood- Northamptonist sent an email to the Fire Chief, among others…