Boston Marathon bombing

By - 6/23/14 - 5:09 pm

But Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) is throwing his weight behind Chase Busch, the Democratic candidate in House District 20 in west central Arkansas. And part of the reason is the guy Busch is running against, incumbent Republican Nate Bell - the bozo who wondered after the Marathon bombings if Bostonians were cowering behind their doors, wishing they had an assault rifle.... Read more

By - 6/4/14 - 8:07 am

Associated Press reports Suffolk County prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to prove that Kevin "Kayvan" Edson "communicated a clear threat" when he allegedly danced toward the Marathon finish line in a black outfit and put a backpack with a rice cooker there.

By - 5/30/14 - 9:03 am

Mass Live reports a Quincy man who allegedly ate dinner with the Tsarnaev brothers the night of the bombing is now under arrest.

By - 4/28/14 - 4:00 pm

Vanyaland investigates what happened to the $15,000 or so raised in a hardcore concert in Quincy last year that never made it to the One Fund. Well, half of it never made it. The owner of the South Shore Music Hall canceled his never-cashed check for his proceeds to the concert organizer, then wrote a new check directly to the One Fund.... Read more

By - 4/23/14 - 11:08 pm

Seems somebody removed the Martin Richard memorial banner from the bridge to Savin Hill over the Expressway. Its creators are wondering why - and where it is.

By - 4/20/14 - 6:32 pm
Marathon Sports on Boylston Street

Amy B. photographed the line to get into Marathon Sports - scene of one of the two explosions last year - the day before the 2014 Marathon.

By - 4/18/14 - 9:47 pm
Fuzzy dogs in Boston

Brian D'Amico photographed the return of the comfort dogs to the Back Bay today. The dogs, sponsored by Lutheran Church Charities, first came to Boston in the aftermath of the Marathon last year.

Copyright Brian D'Amico. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 7:09 pm
Suspicious backpack

UPDATE: Kayvon Edson faces a variety of charges in Boston Municipal Court following his arrest at the finish line.

Boylston Street was shut at the Marathon finish line tonight after police found two unattended backpacks - not long after a barefoot man dressed like a Southern belle in mourning danced his way up the street with a backpack on, yelling "Boston Strong."

People in... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 8:12 am
Tags at the Boston Public Library

The BPL's main library in Copley Square currently has an exhibit (in the old, McKim wing) of memorials left by runners and visitors after the Marathon last year. At the end of your walk are several budding trees - and blank tags on which you can write a new message.

At the Old North Church in the North End, you'll find another collection of tags... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 7:41 am

The Globe assembled dozens of people who had something to do with the Marathon for a large photo.

By - 4/13/14 - 9:28 am

The Globe's David Abel interviews the Richard family on their day before 2:50 p.m. last April 15 - and their lives since:

Abel says:

The hardest story I've ever written, especially as a new dad and someone on the finish line that day.

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By - 4/12/14 - 9:03 am
At the Boston Marathon finish line

Tyler was among the thousands who headed to Boylston Street this morning for a Sports Illustrated cover to mark the anniversary of the Marathon bombings.

Dear World has some powerful photos and video of survivors of the bombings posing on the finish line.

By - 4/11/14 - 8:36 am

Inside Medford reports on the plans for Medford Square. One of the victims, Krystle Campbell, was from Medford.

By - 4/11/14 - 8:24 am

Dorchester residents will gather on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to remember those lost in the Marathon violence.

By - 4/6/14 - 11:10 am

Molly Galler reports on the opening of the Bled for Boston exhibit of photos of people who got Boston-specific tattoos after the Marathon bombings.

One of the last shots I saw on the first floor was of two women who had been inside the Forum restaurant during the bombings. They had written, "This special place, this state of grace." Chills.

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By - 3/31/14 - 5:28 pm

A Saudi citizen currently living in Revere is suing conservative radio host Glenn Beck, alleging Beck kept identifying him as the financial backer of the Marathon bombings long after federal officials decided he had nothing to do with them - except to be injured when the bombs went off.

In a libel lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Abdulrahman Alharbi says... Read more

By - 3/21/14 - 4:39 pm
Jane Richard

The Richard family of Dorchester has posted an update, including word on Jane:

Last week she received a “Cheetah” running leg, designed for athletics and everyday use. This was a gift to her from an organization called Wiggle Your Toes; whose mission is to support those suffering from limb loss, in collaboration with Jane's team at United Prosthetics, who donated their time and labor

... Read more
By - 3/18/14 - 10:37 am
Wanted for Central Square robbery

Cambridge Police report they are looking for help in finding a man who held up the Central Square 7-Eleven on April 18, 2013, shortly before MIT police officer Sean Collier was shot to death.

In the initial confusion following Collier's death and the car chase that ended in a shootout in Watertown, police at first thought the bearded man who held up the... Read more

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