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Rowley fire chief back on duty after court hearing

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Rowley Fire Chief Jim Broderick, who was placed on paid administrative leave after an allegation that he pushed a call fire fighter on April 3, has returned to work. Assault charges were filed, but following a hearing in Newburyport District Court on April 24, assistant clerk Magistrate Robert Bonin granted a general continuance, meaning that the case against Broderick would not go forward and no assault charges would be filed. Broderick resumed his duties on May 13. He declined comment.

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