Boston Marathon bombing
Artists Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari, who say they were forced indoors by the hunt for the missing Tsarnaev brother, have come up with a series of Shelter in Plates to commemorate the hunt and lock down:
Confronted with military troops searching our homes and surroundings, for sixteen hours families were ordered inside, police stationed at corners and half-way points on every street. No cars... Read more
And is slapped down by Anthony Weiner. Yes, that Anthony Weiner.
The Daily Free Press reports on the final planting of memorial bulbs in Kenmore Square on Saturday.
All proceeds from the sales of the music go to the Richard family. The Dorchester Reporter has the background on the video.
The Dorchester Reporter posts an update from the family.
Associated Press reports a New Jersey woman is in a spot of legal trouble for allegedly submitting a claim to the One Fund.
A 26-year-old from Troy, NY was arrested yesterday on charges she defauded the One Fund out of $480,000 - the amount of a payment she got for a brain injury state officials say she didn't get during the Boston Marathon bombings.
Audrea Gause was picked up in Troy yesterday afternoon on a charge of larceny over $250, the state Attorney General's office reports.
Unlike... Read more
Oh, wait, Teen Beat went out of business a few years ago, so it's up to Rolling Stone to give us heartthrob Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev in all his oh-so-cute tousled loveliness on the cover, rather than simply reusing that oh-so-overused and icky post-boat photo.
The New York Times follows Bauman from the moments before the explosion to his first steps with his new prosthetic legs.
You know, this one. Deadspin posts copies of all the complaints filed with the FCC over both the speech and the FCC commissioner's subsequent affirmation of Big Papi's words. They don't all have addresses attached, but of the ones that did, there were none from Boston (one from Westfield, though).... Read more
Branden Mattier, 22, was arrested today when an undercover state trooper gave him a bogus check for $2.2 million for the pain and suffering he allegedly suffered when his aunt's legs were damaged so severely by the Marathon bombings that she would need a double amputation.
One Fund Boston reports checks to Marathon-bombing victims and survivors will begin going out tomorrow.
“No amount of money can replace what has been lost,” Administrator Kenneth Feinberg said in a statement. "It was a solemn responsibility to allocate these finite contributions across tremendous pain and suffering, but it was made lighter by the unprecedented generosity of Bostonians, of Americans, and of people around the... Read more
He faces 30 counts, a number of which could mean the death penalty. Read the whole thing for yourself, in the attachment.
Cubby Tees has posted a long apology about its "Chicago Stronger" shirts addressed to all the humorless, self-centered pricks in Boston who failed to see either the humor or the trenchant social commentary the shirts were meant to evoke:
Unfortunately, it seems that most every news cycle brings fresh stories of great loss: the past year has seen mass shootings (Newton, 26 dead), rampage... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter reports on a mass celebrating the youngest Marathon bombing victim today.
So this woman comes up to Cambridge from Atlanta by way of New York for law school, spends much of her off time developing an active hatred for all of Boston because we're too cold and uncaring and claustrophobic and totally not fun for her - and, yeah, all while she's making absolutely no effort to explore the area beyond a roughly five-block stretch bounded... Read more