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Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Red Sox Honor Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

The Red Sox honored heroes of the Boston Marathon bombings before Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles. First responders, doctors and nurses, and survivors walked the field to a large ovation. The outfield warning track was also filled with canvasses, decorated and sent to Boston from each of the 50 states, New England Cable News reported. The University of Massachusetts marching band and the Boston Pipers Society performed. Read »
Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 10:45 AM

1 Year Later: MIT Remembers Slain Officer Sean Collier

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Marathon Bombing Survivor Gets Married at Fenway Park

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile married his childhood sweetheart Jen Regan on Thursday, New England Cable News reported. Marc lost his right leg in the tragedy last year. But after several surgeries and physical therapy, the couple tied the knot at historic Fenway Park only two days after the anniversary of the events that forever changed their lives. Read »
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 3:08 PM

UMass Boston Building Reopens After Bomb Threat

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Accused Marathon Backpack Hoaxer Held on $100K Bail

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Ex-Boston Mayor: "The Medical Folks, They're the Heroes"

A panel discussion dubbed "MGH First Responders: Perspectives and Lessons Learned" was held Tuesday morning at Massachusetts General Hospital. Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino delivered the introductory remarks. After meeting with some of the survivors of the attacks, Menino said "they're the most resilient group I've ever met." Read »
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Somber But Defiant: Boston Marks 1 Year Since Bombings

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Boston Mayor: Fallen Firefighter Was "True Hero"

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Boston Mayor on 9-Alarm Blaze: "We Lost 2 Heroes"

Two firefighters were killed in a massive, nine-alarm blaze that ripped through a brownstone in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood Wednesday. "We lost two heroes today," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said at an evening press conference, as authorities identified the two firefighters killed as Michael Kennedy and Lt. Edward J. Walsh. The city's fire chief said he had never seen a fire move so fast. A witness described a "boom" that started the blaze in the basement of the four-story brick brownstone building at 298 Beacon Street. Emergency officials had said earlier that 18 people had been hospitalized, but it was unclear whether the two firefighters who died were among them. Winds were gusting at 45 miles per hour with wind tunnels in the area as crews attacked the fire. Read »
Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Hundreds Mourn Slain Teacher, 24, at Funeral in Mass.

Mourners said a final farewell Monday morning to a young math teacher murdered last week in Danvers, Mass. One of her students is charged with the crime. About 1,000 people attended the funeral for Colleen Ritzer at St. Augustine Church in her hometown of Andover. She was remembered for her loving spirit and enthusiasm for math. Teachers from Danver and Andover lined the steps of the church, and Ritzer's cousins carried her casket in, as her parents, younger brother and sister followed behind. "Colleen’s gift was that of inspiration. She possessed an energetic intensity that is rarely seen. Her self-esteem, intelligence, drive and love of humanity affected everyone she met," one of Ritzer's cousins said at the funeral. Among the mourners were 400 Danvers High School students who came to honor the life of their 24-year-old teacher. Read »