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.
Watertown Police posts some surveillance photos of a yutz stealing a snowblower out of a Elm Street yard around 1:20 a.m. on April 6. He dragged the thing over to a black pickup, loaded it in the back and drove off.
The suspect is also captured on video surveillance smoking a cigarette and then discarding it on scene.
Can anyone recommend a body shop in the Watertown/Brighton area where I can replace my side view mirror? Not just the glass.
The Herald recaps the testimony from the Tsarnaev trial. Kevin Cullen: So Tamerlan Tsarnaev didnâ€™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.
This ad popped up on Craigslist from Watertown near Newton Corner the other day:
The Newsroom does its ripped-from-yesterday's-headlines version of the Marathon bombings, including the climactic manhunt in Waterton. You know, right next to Cambirdge and Earlington. Also, even New Yorkers should know the Marathon doesn't end at the Lenox Hotel.
Still, as Michael Ratty notes:
Great performance tonight by Sam Waterstown.
We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.
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Tyrell Sullivan, who drives a Route 73 bus between Harvard and Waverly squares, won the MBTA's annual bus "roadeo" on Sunday in Charlestown.
It's the second time that Sullivan, 29, of South Boston, has bested other T drivers through a course of cones and barrels. Sullivan, shown below, has driven a T bus for almost nine years.
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 something.
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 of "Boston Strong" also played a key role:
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 mass is held at 11 a.m. at Holy Name Church at Centre and West Roxbury Parkway.
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!
So we are getting evacuated in the lib but theyre checking everyones backpacks before we can leave
â€” â€ NanĂ©h â€ (@Nanehp3) December 20, 2013