Wednesday, May 15, 2013
In a way, Boston will never recover from the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, but in 30 days the city showed it is not afraid to bounce back.
It’s been exactly one month since two bombs exploded on Boylston Street as runners crossed the Boston Marathon finish line and bystanders ran for their lives. People were frantic when the blasts went off seconds apart. Business was shutdown as FBI cordoned off the typically bustling Boylston Street area for 10 days. The heart of Boston became a blood spattered crime scene, and the nation focused its attention on the site of what the UK Mirror called the second worst act of terror on U.S. soil since 9/11. Marblehead residents who were either running in or watching the Marathon have since shared their experiences. Much information on the suspects – two ethnic Chechen brothers living in Cambridge who were radicalized to become demonstratively…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The university is pausing to remember Collier, a 2009 graduate, who authorities believe was killed by the Marathon bombing suspects.
Salem State University will hold a memorial service Monday for Sean Collier, the 2009 graduate who was killed, authorities believe, by the Marathon bombers. The event is set for 4:30 p.m. on Monday on the lawn next to the campus police station, according to a university release. A large memorial for Collier was held two weeks ago at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, where he was a campus police officer. Among the thousands of attendees at that memorial were dignitaries including Vice President Joe Biden. Collier is buried at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. A fund has been set up at Salem State to honor Collier's memory. To donate, the university asks persons to contact the alumni office at 978-542-7530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Officials stress there is no threat to the public, details still emerging.
Boston Police announced a major new development in the Boston Marathon bombing case Wednesday morning. According to the department, there are three new suspects in custody. Boston Police tweeted the news just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. There were no further details, though the police said they would offer more information soon. There is no additional information being released at the moment. BPD said additional details will be provided when they become available. Police stressed there was no immediate threat to the public. UPDATES BELOW 4:40 p.m. Attorneys for the three suspects all gave brief statements outside of the courtroom. Each stressed that his client cooperated with the investigation. An attorney for Kadyrbayez denied that his …
The Dartmouth men joked with Tsarnaev about his resemblance to the FBI suspect photos, then “freaked out” when they concluded it was really him.
Federal law officials believe three classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev destroyed evidence in Darmouth while the suspected bombing brothers fought police in a gunfight in Watertown. In a complaint filed in federal court Wednesday, special agent Scott Cieplik claims suspect Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov destroyed or concealed a laptop and backpack filled with fireworks. Third suspect Robel Phillipos, meanwhile, is being charged with lying to federal officials. According to the complaint, the April 18 night started when Kadyrbayev texted Tsarnaev, needling his friend about his resemblance to the FBI photos released earlier that day. Tsarnaev wrote back "LOL" and then said Kadyrbayev could go get anything they needed from Tsarnaev's …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead will hold an A Capella Concert with Marblehead High School groups to benefit the One Fund Boston and Church Ministries on May 17.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Dozens of police vehicles escorted the body of slain MIT police officer Sean Collier to a private funeral service at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Peabody Wednesday afternoon.
More than 30 American flags, veterans from across Massachusetts and Connecticut, Peabody police officers and state troopers solemnly greeted the motorcade bearing the body of Sean Collier as it arrived in Peabody this afternoon. Collier, a 26-year-old MIT police officer who was allegedly shot and killed by the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects on April 18, was laid to rest at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The motorcade, which included three departments Collier was affiliated with -- MIT, Cambridge and Somerville, accompanied Collier's family from the site of a memorial service at MIT earlier today. That service was attended by thousands of police officers and Vice President Joe Biden. Peabody police were not involved in the …
Patch will post up-to-the-minute updates from MIT as Officer Sean Collier is honored by the school community.
Sean Collier will be remembered at an MIT memorial service at noon on Wednesday. Collier, who was killed Thursday, was laid to rest on Tuesday morning. Police believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects shot Collier as he responded to an unrelated robbery. Patch will provide updates throughout the memorial service. We welcome you to add your condolences and memories of Sean in the chat above once the live chat begins.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Boston Marathon bombings suspect currently hospitalized told FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently hospitalized admitted to FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs planted near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, made the reported admission on Sunday from his bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and had not yet been given a Miranda warning, the Globe reported. A "senior police official" told the Globe that authorities were not concerned about Tsarnaev not being read his Miranda rights, which means any statements he made would not be admissible in court, due to testimony of the Tsarnaev brother's alleged carjacking victim. According to the criminal complaint filed against Tsarnaev, during the carjacking on Thursday night one of the brothers…
Bookmark this page for a round-up of stories exclusively about the Boston Marathon victims, and efforts underway to help them.
Thousands of Facebook users have been sharing this passionate post from the 'Salty Dad' fan page (must be signed in to Facebook to see), expressing a desire to learn more about the Boston Marathon victims, and less about the suspects. "It is time that we, as a nation, demand that the press, the politicians, the pundits, and the 24 hour 'news' channels news start focusing on the people that matter, and ignore the ones that don't," the original poster wrote, referencing the media attention given to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. We at Patch want to do our part keeping the victims' memories alive. We'll update this article as often as possible, with articles about and for the victims that have been published in Patch and other media …
The boy was laid to rest at a private ceremony Tuesday morning.
Martin Richard, the youngest of the victims killed in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, has been laid to rest. NECN.com reports parents Denise and Bill Richard had a private burial service and funeral for the boy Tuesday morning, and thanked the public for its support. “The outpouring of love and support over the last week has been tremendous. This has been the most difficult week of our lives and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal,” the parents said in a statement on NECN.com. The Richard family, from Dorchester, plan to have a public memorial service in the coming weeks, according to the site.