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By adamg - 3/4/22 - 10:33 am

The Supreme Court today reinstated the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ruling in a 6-3 decision that a federal appeals court in Boston erred when it ordered a new trial to determine whether he warranted life in prison or death.

By adamg - 1/5/22 - 8:39 pm

Federal prosecutors today asked a judge to order Dzokhar Tsarnaev to hand over a Covid-19 relief check he got last year - and donations he's received from people across the country - to help pay off some small portion of the $101.1 million in restitution he was ordered to pay for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings and the death of an MIT police officer in 2013. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 4:35 pm

A federal appeals court said today that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did not get a fair trial on the question of whether he deserves to die for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings and the death of an MIT police officer and so ordered a new trial to settle the matter. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 9:57 pm
One of the Boylston Street memorials for the victims of the 2013 Marathon bombers

The two Boylston Street memorials for the four who died at the hands of the 2013 Marathon bombers were formally unveiled tonight. Chris photographed them.

By adamg - 6/16/19 - 12:34 pm

WBZ reports on yesterday's opening ceremonies for Martin's Park, the new playground near the Children's Museum named for Martin Richard of Dorchester.

The Dorchester Reporter has more.

By adamg - 4/15/19 - 12:07 pm
Proposed stamp that would read: No more hurting people - Peace

There's an effort to try to convince the Postal Service to issue a stamp in honor of Martin Richard's iconic poster:

World leaders can’t seem to get us to a world free of war and hateful people can’t seem to find resolution or peace without deadly violence against innocent others, but maybe Martin’s simple message will help get us one step closer.

Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/19 - 9:21 am

Boston Marathon Marker Update 3/19/2019

WBZ reports on the work to build memorials on Boylston Street to the four people killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings or their aftermath: Krystle Campbell, Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu and Sean Collier.

By adamg - 4/20/18 - 10:59 am

WEEI's Kirk Minihane yesterday ripped into Kevin Cullen for two bombing-related columns - one over the weekend, the other a couple days after the bombings. In the first column, he wrote that Martin Richard's father was a runner in the race; in the second, he made it sound like he was at the scene at the time of the explosions.

David Wade reports the Globe is now investigating Cullen's writing on the topic.

By adamg - 4/15/18 - 9:59 am

Remembering Martin Richard - the story behind the photo.

One Boston Day.

By adamg - 8/16/17 - 11:04 pm
Jane Richard at groundbreaking for Martin's Park

Adam Castiglioni watched as Jane Richard of Dorchester spoke at the groundbreaking for the park to be named for her brother, Martin, who died in the Marathon bombings.

WBZ has more on her comments and the park.

By adamg - 4/18/17 - 9:51 am

Tim Murphy, who normally drives trolleys on the Mattapan Line, was driving a Green Line trolley on Saturday. At 2:49 p.m., he found himself between Hynes and Copley - basically right under the spot where the bombs exploded four years earlier. He reports: Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/16 - 3:18 pm

Sean Burns, for one:

The movie spends so much time fellating its bogus hero, were it about an actual living person “Patriots Day” would feel like a North Korean propaganda film. ...

The filmmakers have no time for civilian heroes like Carlos Arredondo, who you surely remember as the man in the cowboy hat from that iconic finish line photo. Here he’s been erased from history to make more room to celebrate the phony white movie star hero.

By adamg - 11/2/16 - 10:04 am

Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing (HBO Documentary Films)

HBO's documentary on the Boston Marathon bombings (done with the Globe) premieres on Nov. 21.

By adamg - 9/13/16 - 7:30 pm

Abdulrahman Alharbi, a Saudi national whom talk-show host Glenn Beck kept blaming as the organizer of the Boston Marathon bombings long after it was obvious he wasn't, is dropping his defamation suit against Beck. Read more.

By adamg - 9/5/16 - 10:57 am

Wicked Local Watertown reports the helicopter that buzzed the town awake early yesterday was hired by the production company making Marky Mark's Marathon-bombing movie. Back in February, the town asked the film company to find some other place to recreate the Watertown manhunt because it was just too soon.

By adamg - 8/9/16 - 10:43 pm

Politico reports on a judge's ruling in a defamation lawsuit against the radio host for stories in which he linked a Saudi student to the Marathon bombings - one of which injured him - even after federal officials cleared him.

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

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

By adamg - 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.

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