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Boston fire chief quits amid nasty dispute

Boston Fire Chief Steve E. Abraira announced his resignation Monday after less than two years on the job, ending an ugly power struggle between an out-of-town chief and a home-grown command staff. The dispute spilled into public view as it devolved into name calling and threatening letters exchanged by attorneys.

Abraira, the first chief in the history of the Fire Department hired from the outside, clashed frequently with his immediate subordinates over his management style and, most recently, his handling of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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