Spreading some love in the neighborhood

The sounds of bagpipes and drums filled the air with “Scotland the Brave” on Monday night in City Point. Southie native and member of the Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes and Drums Michael Casper suffered a stroke a few weeks ago.  BFD Ladder 19 was also on hand for the celebration.

Monday night is normally the band’s night to practice, but they decided to play for Casper and his family to welcome him home from rehab.

Neighbors, friends, and family gathered on East Fourth Street between P and Farragut Road to listen and show their support of Casper – who is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.

You can check out the video here in case you missed it. (Thank you to Laurie for sharing the video with CIS). You can watch it here on Facebook too. 

Image via GBFPD on Instagram 




  1. Chris Lewis December 21, 2022 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Love this story ♥️

  2. Christine December 21, 2022 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    This is what real Southie is about.

  3. My God… December 22, 2022 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    …that was heartbreakingly beautiful.

    Go get ‘em, Michael. If prayers are miracles (and I do hold on to that premise, yes I do) you’ll be doing laps around the Sugar Bowl by the time the snow’s gone.

    God Bless Ya.

  4. Danny December 23, 2022 at 12:45 am - Reply

    Sounds great…….But what about the dead babies found on Broadway.

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