Boston Marathon bombings

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.

By - 3/26/15 - 9:54 pm

WCVB reports authorities now believe Joanna Leigh was several blocks away from the Marathon explosions and that she faked brain injuries to suck money out of the One Fund, people who saw the GoFundMe page she set up, students at a Boston school and a doctor who donated services.

By - 3/17/15 - 6:29 am

The Herald recaps the testimony from the Tsarnaev trial. Kevin Cullen: So Tamerlan Tsarnaev didn’t have to die, after all. Gelzinis: writes the younger brother didn't have what it took to be a martyr; also tells us why the owner of the boat he was found in never used it for fishing.

By - 3/12/15 - 8:53 am recounts the testimony in the Tsarnaev trial yesterday.

Kevin Cullen focuses on the testimony of an MIT grad student who bicycled by the Tsarnaevs at Colliers cruiser as they were trying to get Collier's gun.