Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Officials stress there is no threat to the public, details still emerging.
Boston Police announced a major new development in the Boston Marathon bombing case Wednesday morning. According to the department, there are three new suspects in custody. Boston Police tweeted the news just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. There were no further details, though the police said they would offer more information soon. There is no additional information being released at the moment. BPD said additional details will be provided when they become available. Police stressed there was no immediate threat to the public. UPDATES BELOW 4:40 p.m. Attorneys for the three suspects all gave brief statements outside of the courtroom. Each stressed that his client cooperated with the investigation. An attorney for Kadyrbayez denied that his …
Read on for a list of the most popular stories for April 2013.
As a new regular feature at the beginning of each month, we'll bring you a list of the last month's most popular stories on Patch. That way, if you missed anything, it'll be easy enough to catch up. What did you think were the biggest stories of the past month in Lexington? Let us know in the comment section below.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Local artist Jason Boucher is raffling off a piece featuring Boston Marathon favorites, Dick and Rick Hoyt, carrying the American and Massachusetts state flag while acknowledging first responders. Net proceeds go to the One Fund Boston.
Friday, April 26, 2013
'Lace 'em up for Boston' and 100 percent of sales will benefit The One Fund.
Everywhere you look, it’s there: Scrawled on a building, added as a hashtag, tattooed on a Malden man, represented by a yellow-and-blue ribbon, embodied by people helping people. As the region recovers from the tragic events of last week, Boston Strong has become ubiquitous. And now, fittingly enough, the motto that emerged after the Boston Marathon bombing is making its way onto running shoes. Lexington-based Saucony this week introduced a “#BostonStrong Lace Medallion” as a fundraiser for to benefit marathon bombing victims and their families. The shoe company will sell the medallions for $5 per pair and donate 100 percent of the sales to The One Fund Boston. From the company press release: In an effort to inspire runners to honor and …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Patch will post up-to-the-minute updates from MIT as Officer Sean Collier is honored by the school community.
Sean Collier will be remembered at an MIT memorial service at noon on Wednesday. Collier, who was killed Thursday, was laid to rest on Tuesday morning. Police believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects shot Collier as he responded to an unrelated robbery. Patch will provide updates throughout the memorial service. We welcome you to add your condolences and memories of Sean in the chat above once the live chat begins.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Boston Marathon bombings suspect currently hospitalized told FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently hospitalized admitted to FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs planted near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, made the reported admission on Sunday from his bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and had not yet been given a Miranda warning, the Globe reported. A "senior police official" told the Globe that authorities were not concerned about Tsarnaev not being read his Miranda rights, which means any statements he made would not be admissible in court, due to testimony of the Tsarnaev brother's alleged carjacking victim. According to the criminal complaint filed against Tsarnaev, during the carjacking on Thursday night one of the brothers…
Bookmark this page for a round-up of stories exclusively about the Boston Marathon victims, and efforts underway to help them.
Thousands of Facebook users have been sharing this passionate post from the 'Salty Dad' fan page (must be signed in to Facebook to see), expressing a desire to learn more about the Boston Marathon victims, and less about the suspects. "It is time that we, as a nation, demand that the press, the politicians, the pundits, and the 24 hour 'news' channels news start focusing on the people that matter, and ignore the ones that don't," the original poster wrote, referencing the media attention given to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. We at Patch want to do our part keeping the victims' memories alive. We'll update this article as often as possible, with articles about and for the victims that have been published in Patch and other media …
The boy was laid to rest at a private ceremony Tuesday morning.
Martin Richard, the youngest of the victims killed in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, has been laid to rest. NECN.com reports parents Denise and Bill Richard had a private burial service and funeral for the boy Tuesday morning, and thanked the public for its support. “The outpouring of love and support over the last week has been tremendous. This has been the most difficult week of our lives and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal,” the parents said in a statement on NECN.com. The Richard family, from Dorchester, plan to have a public memorial service in the coming weeks, according to the site.
Similarly to the wake on Monday, there was massive police support at Tuesday's funeral for MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the line of duty last week.
The outpouring of support for slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier continued on Tuesday morning at Saint Patrick's Parish in Stoneham as police officers and loved ones filed into the church to pay their respects during a private funeral. Collier's wake was held on Monday at a nearby funeral home, with officers forming a long line then as well to say goodbye to their fellow officer. Support for Collier will continue on Wednesday at MIT when a larger memorial service will take place. According to reports, Vice President Joe Biden will be in attendance during the service, which begins at 12 p.m.
One Lexington location is among the 2,000 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the New England area are collecting donations for One Fund Boston to support those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.
Dunkin' Donuts donated $100,000 to One Fund Boston to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, and will continue to raise money through New England-area locations. “We are an organization with proud Boston roots, and our hearts are with those who were affected by the events at the Boston Marathon,” said Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands in a statement. “We hope the donation to The One Fund Boston will help victims and their families during this difficult time." Approximately 2,000 Dunkin' Donuts franchises across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine, will collect donations from customers at registers for One Fund Boston starting on Monday and scheduled to last a week. In Lexington, an employee of the Dunkin' …