Yesterday, there was a series of some 60 house fires and at least 3 explosions in the city of Lawrence, just 25 miles North of Somerville. This was due in some way to the gas infrastructure, though it’s still entirely clear what happened. Hundreds if not thousands of families have been evacuated as power was shut off to entire neighborhoods. Today, I made a donation to the Lawrence Emergency Fund, which is being operated by the Essex County Community Foundation. I’ll see if there’s more I can do in the days to come.