Boston Marathon bombings

By - 2/12/16 - 7:27 pm

A Chelsea family who claims reporter Michele McPhee ruined their lives by linking them to Dzokhar Tsarnaev and Islamic jihadists after the Boston Marathon bombings has sued McPhee, media outlets that picked up her account and a noted Islamaphobe in federal court.

In the lawsuit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, the Umarov family is seeking $5 million in compensation and another $100 million in punitive damages from the defendants, who also include ABC News, the New York Daily News, the UK's Daily Mail and Pamela Geller. Read more.

By - 2/9/16 - 3:32 pm

Dic Donahue, critically wounded in Watertown in April, 2013, announced his retirement from the Transit Police Department today:

Following my injury, I committed myself to returning to active service in the department. It took nearly two years to accomplish that goal, fighting through pain and limitations, but I had a lot of help from some amazing doctors, my family, and my fellow officers. I did not want it to be taken from me without a fight. Unfortunately, I must now acknowledge the extent of my injuries and limitations. Physically, I cannot perform at 100 percent and must do what is right for myself, my co-workers, and my department. Therefore, I will step away from the job that I love so much.

By - 12/10/15 - 8:25 am

City and state officials joined with the Richard family to announce a parcel now owned by the MBTA next to the museum will be turned into a park honoring the memory of the Dorchester boy who only wanted peace.

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By - 11/19/15 - 10:34 pm
By - 11/13/15 - 3:10 pm

Joanna Leigh, 41, of Jamaica Plain, today pleaded guilty to five counts of larceny over $250 by false pretenses for accepting almost $40,000 in cash and other benefits intended for survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings even though she was not near the explosions. Read more.

By - 6/24/15 - 4:12 pm

As expected, a federal judge sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death today. Associated Press reports Tsarnaev rose and apologized to his victims.

By - 5/29/15 - 12:26 pm

Jessica Heslam talks to the family of Boston Police Officer Dennis Simmonds, to whom the state Retirement Board yesterday awarded $150,000 in recognition of his death from injuries he suffered during the battle with the Tsarnaevs in Watertown - a year later.

By - 5/15/15 - 3:18 pm

Death by lethal injection for killing Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu, but found he didn't deserve death for the murder of Krystle Campbell and MIT officer Sean Collier.

WBUR has more details.

Statement by Mayor Walsh: Read more.

By - 5/15/15 - 10:47 am
Dic Donohue being promoted

Photo by Transit Police.

Dic Donohue, the Transit Police officer injured in the gun battle with the Tsarnaevs that Friday after the Marathon bombings, returned to work today - and a promotion to sergeant. His parents put his collar insignia on at a ceremony this morning at Transit police headquarters.

By - 5/7/15 - 1:39 pm
Post-Marathon bombing scene

Leigh in lower left, in brown jacket.

A photo taken by a frequent UHub contributor right after the Boston Marathon bombings shows a Jamaica Plain woman who claimed brain injuries from being just 10 feet from the second blast looking rather unlike somebody close enough to the explosions to have been hurt, WCVB reports. Read more.

By - 4/28/15 - 8:19 am
Adrianne Haslet at the Boston Marathon finish line

Jay Franzone was among those on hand to watch Adrianne Haslet-Davis dance across the Boston Marathon finish line in Copley Square this morning.

Haslet-Davis, you may recall, was the ballroom dancer who lost her left leg below the knee in the 2013 bombings.

Haslet-Davis at the finish line
By - 4/17/15 - 7:57 am

Bill and Denise Richard explain why they want federal prosecutors to offer the convicted murderer life without parole instead of seeking his execution:

By - 4/15/15 - 8:20 pm
Martin Richard 5K race in Dorchester

MadTy watched a 5k in honor of Martin Richard along Gallivan Boulevard today.

By - 4/15/15 - 8:23 am

There will be a moment of silence at City Hall at 2:49 p.m.

One Boston Day.

By - 4/9/15 - 7:37 am

WBUR explains what happens after yesterday's verdict in the Tsarnaev case.

Kevin Cullen wonders:

Do we, or in this case the jurors acting as our surrogates, serve justice and honor the memory of Tsarnaev’s victims more by killing him or by putting him in prison for the rest of his sorry life?

By - 4/8/15 - 2:13 pm

On all 30 counts. Adam Reilly is livetweeting the Tsarnaev verdict.

By - 4/3/15 - 4:59 pm

Associated Press reports some of the findings in a state report that says that, overall, "the response to the Boston Marathon bombings must be considered a great success."

By - 4/3/15 - 10:36 am

Eileen McNamara argues that "Dorchester’s most famous former racist thug" is the last person who should direct a movie about the bombings and that Ed Davis should have resisted the urge to get involved.

By - 3/31/15 - 8:23 am

The prosecution rested yesterday after its final witness against Dzokhar Tsarnaev, a medical examiner, detailed what happened to Martin Richard. Now Tsarnaev's lawyers try to save his life by building a case that he was just a little puppy dog following his brother's lead.

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