Behind IF headquarters, underneath our fire escape (which is ironically made out of wood) out by the railroad tracks, there is a special place. This place is known as Hobo Heaven. It is not uncommon to find a real live hobo stashing his shopping cart there and shimmying under the fence to the secret hobo camp that they have about a mile down the tracks. We also have a picnic table there where we will sometimes hang out or have informal meetings on a nice day.
Well… today Hobo Heaven caught on fire. But fear not! It was saved by Somerville’s finest. They brought 2 firetrucks a couple of police cars and a bicycle cop to make sure everything was under control.
The aftermath is not pretty:
**Update 5/15/09: the hobos have begun to rebuild!!***