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Fire chief faces assault inquiry

A clerk-magistrate’s hearing has been scheduled for April 24 in Newburyport District Court on a charge of simple assault and battery against Rowley Fire Chief James Broderick.

The longtime chief, who is now on paid administrative leave, was summonsed following allegations that he pushed a probationary firefighter, Andrew Nardone, during an argument at the station after a fire call on April 3.

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