Boston Marathon Bombing's Effects on Marblehead: One Year Later

How did the bombing affect your town or city?

Boston Marathon. Credit: file photo
Boston Marathon. Credit: file photo
Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the effects of which rippled throughout the Commonwealth, including Marblehead.

Three people were killed and nearly 300 others were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013 in Boston's Back Bay. Here’s a look back at how the bombings affected Marblehead:

  • Emergency responders from communities across Northeast Massachusetts became armed with state-of-the-art hemorrhage control kits aimed at better-preparing local departments for large-scale emergencies. Spawned by the tragedy of the bombing, 37 kits were distributed among the 85 Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council's member communities, including Marblehead.  
  • Marblehead's CVS locations were among the company's branches to ban the selling of copies of a Rolling Stone magazine issue featuring a cover photo of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 
  • Shalene Flanagan, an Olympian from Marblehead ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon, and also participated in the One Run Boston cross country relay to benefit victims of the bombing. Flanagan joined Kevin Spacey and others to Tweet about the event throughout.  

Do you have memories from the 2013 Boston Marathon that you'd like to share? Submit your story to Dedham Patch's "Speak Out" boards!


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