Our helicopter go-to guy, Alert New England alerts us that the low-flying green helicopters that lots of people started seeing shortly before 6 p.m. are in advance of President Obama's visit to Worcester on Wednesday to give a commencement speech and do some fundraising. Why, exactly, they were flying real low down Arsenal Street in Watertown towards Boston is probably classified or... Read more
Best breaking-news coverage in 2013.
Lola Bean asks:
Looking for a great place to get a massage (deep tissue/therapeutic) in Watertown/Newton. My aching dancer's body is overdue.
A report by researchers at the Harvard Kennedy and Law schools analyzes the way Boston-area emergency officials reacted after the bombs went off on Boylston Street and concludes that while decades of training and coordination by local police agencies in dealing with large events with the Marathon, coupled with some luck, minimized the death toll and helped organize the search for the Tsarnaevs, an attitude... Read more
There will be similar scenes today in West Roxbury, where Firefighter Mike Kennedy will be waked, 2:30 to 8 p.m. at the P.E. Murray Funeral Home on Centre Street, and tomorrow, when his funeral... Read more
Matt Karolian seems to have caught the VP of a local urgent-care clinic trying to drum up business through a nice-sounding social-media review - under her own name.
Dan Hausle tweets officials began a "controlled dismissal" of students around 11:45 a.m.
Brianne Dupuis adds:
Watertown High on lockdown since 8:15, no notice to parents, only found out from my cousin who is there!
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So we are getting evacuated in the lib but theyre checking everyones backpacks before we can leave
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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
It's full-moon time for conspiracy theorists, of course.
Seth Mnookin considers Naked Man - the unfortunate guy who happened to be driving through Watertown at exactly the wrong time and who wound up on the ground, stripped of all his clothes:
Even if some intrepid reporter does track the naked man down, the morass of conspiracies surrounding the marathon bombing and the twenty-four hours... Read more
The Globe reports on the final battle at the boat, which turned out not to be a battle (so who fired all those rounds at the end?); looks at possible information lapses at the federal level that may have kept his older brother off the federal radar in the weeks leading up to the bombings.... Read more
He wants people to donate to the One Fund, WCVB reports.
Members of the MBTA SWAT team talked to CNN about the end of the stand off at the Watertown boat.
The firefight between the two suspects and police happened right outside Andrew Kitzenberg's house.
After witnessing shots being fired I promptly ran up the stairs to my 3rd floor bedroom to distance myself a little further away from the gunfire. As I ran into my room, overwhelmed by shock, adrenaline, and curiosity, I jumped onto my bed to stay below the windows but also... Read more