Boston Marathon bombings

By - 5/13/16 - 11:09 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned the identify-fraud conviction of a South End man in a Marathon-bombing benefits case because the state law used against him would have required him to benefit under a fraudulent name - and he used his real name in applying for $2 million in payments, rather than the name of the doctor whose name he forged on an application letter. Read more.

By - 4/18/16 - 11:42 am
Jeff Bauman throwing first pitch to David Ortiz at Fenway Park

While Marky Mark was down at the Marathon finish line playing a cop for his Patriots Day Marathon-bombing movie, Jeff Bauman was at Fenway throwing out the first pitch to David Ortiz for inclusion in the other Marathon-bombing movie, Stronger, as Patty Neal shows us.

By - 4/15/16 - 11:46 am

Miel Brasserie Provencal is advertising, in blue and yellow, a Pasta Strong dinner on Sunday.

By - 4/15/16 - 8:02 am

Jason Mihalko recalls April 15, 2013 - and his decision to call every one of his patients:

I felt that had I not contacted my patients, I would have engaged in a human error that I could not recover from. I would have been neglectful of my patients and would have violated everything that I believe in about the therapeutic enterprise.

I would have missed my patients--dropped them--and had not been present at an important time in the world. I would have been hiding at a time that I needed to be present.

Four days later the bombs came again.

By - 4/13/16 - 11:51 am

April 15 is our new holiday, the annual celebration of the "the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the tragedy of April 15th, 2013."

By - 2/26/16 - 11:28 pm

WBZ reports the company agreed to a request from town officials, who said recreating the events on the streets they actually happened on was not a good idea.

By - 2/24/16 - 8:11 am

Peter Gelzinis talks to some Watertown residents about Marky Mark's plans to recreate the Tsarnaev manhunt and shootouts on the streets where they happened, including the owner of The Boat, who's opposed, and two people who lived on the street with the shootout, who are down with the idea.

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

UPDATE: Lawsuit dismissed.

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. 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.

Read more.

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: