Wednesday, May 15, 2013
In a way, Boston will never recover from the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, but in 30 days the city showed it is not afraid to bounce back.
It’s been exactly one month since two bombs exploded on Boylston Street as runners crossed the Boston Marathon finish line and bystanders ran for their lives. People were frantic when the blasts went off seconds apart. Business was shutdown as FBI cordoned off the typically bustling Boylston Street area for 10 days. The heart of Boston became a blood spattered crime scene, and the nation focused its attention on the site of what the UK Mirror called the second worst act of terror on U.S. soil since 9/11. Much information on the suspects – two ethnic Chechen brothers living in Cambridge who were radicalized to become demonstratively anti-Western culture – has come out in the past 30 days as the victims convalesced and the deceased were …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Investigators are looking into the possible involvement of the accused Boston Marathon bombers in the 2011 triple homicide in Waltham.
Authorities have amassed evidence indicating accused Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother, Dzhokar, possibly killed three men in a Waltham home in 2011, according to ABC News. Investigators have "mounting evidence," including forensics pointing toward the Tsarnaev brothers', says ABC. Tamerlan was killed in an April 19 shootout with police in Watertown and Dzhorkar was later captured hiding in a boat in Watertown. After the April 15 bombings, federal and state authorities began investigating the brothers' possible link to the murders after learning Tamerlan was a close friend of one of the victims, Brendan Mess. Mess, along with his two friends, Erik Weissman and Raphael Teken, were found murdered in a Harding …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force, a unit made up of federal, state and local law enforcement state, had access to a file on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, according to the FBI.
Though Boston’s top police officials said he did not know about the now-deceased Boston Marathon bomber until the day he was killed, an FBI official said at least some Boston police officers had access to a file on him through a shared database. FBI special agent Richard Deslauriers said in a Thursday press statement members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, a federally-sponsored unit that included Boston police officials, assessed accused marathon bomber Tameraln Tsarnaev in 2011 via the Guardian database, an internal system shared by law enforcement at the federal, state and local levels. “Many state and local departments, including the [Boston Police Department], have representatives who are full-time members of the [Joint …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Bombing victim's mother throws at the first pitch at Fenway Park Tuesday evening.
The Boston Red Sox honored the memory of Krystle Campbell before their game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park Tuesday evening, according to a post on the Red Sox' official website. Family members of Campbell, the Medford native and Arlington resident killed in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, were on hand along with the Medford High School girls softball team and Mayor Michael McGlynn. Campbell's mother, Patricia, threw a ceremonial first pitch before the game. Maureen Mullen of CSNNE.com reported on Twitter the pitch was caught by Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes. A moment of silence for Campbell was held before the game, according to RedSox.com. They also reported the MHS girls softball team has gone undefeated since they …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Dartmouth men joked with Tsarnaev about his resemblance to the FBI suspect photos, then “freaked out” when they concluded it was really him.
Federal law officials believe three classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev destroyed evidence in Darmouth while the suspected bombing brothers fought police in a gunfight in Watertown. In a complaint filed in federal court Wednesday, special agent Scott Cieplik claims suspect Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov destroyed or concealed a laptop and backpack filled with fireworks. Third suspect Robel Phillipos, meanwhile, is being charged with lying to federal officials. According to the complaint, the April 18 night started when Kadyrbayev texted Tsarnaev, needling his friend about his resemblance to the FBI photos released earlier that day. Tsarnaev wrote back "LOL" and then said Kadyrbayev could go get anything they needed from Tsarnaev's …
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 …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Arlington police responded to Watertown early Friday morning, April 19, when a shootout broke out between officers there and the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
Arlington police also received a standing ovation Monday at Town Meeting for their efforts in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Powerful remarks from Biden, Warren at Briggs Field Wednesday.
About 15,000 seats were set up at Briggs Field on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wednesday for a memorial to fallen MIT Officer Sean Collier. It was hard to find an empty one, with thousands of law enforcement coming from across the country and the world to pay their respects alongside a grieving MIT community. Collier, 26, was shot and killed in his police cruiser last Thursday evening. The suspects in his death are the same suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon April 15. Vice President Joe Biden gave stirring remarks to the crowd, saying that no matter what, terrorists cannot impact the American way of life. "What makes me proud to be an American is that we have not yielded," said Biden. Collier, who …
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
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a run in with Arlington police last Fourth of July.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently hospitalized and in police custody was involved in an incident last Fourth of July on Paul Revere Road in Arlington, according to a police release. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, who has been charged in connection with last week’s attack, appears to have been one of three males who was approached by police for drinking in a parked car in a “No Parking Zone.” Arlington Police Capt. Richard Flynn would neither confirm nor deny Tuesday that this was the specific incident referenced in the release. However, the incident is the only one from the July Fourth log that fits the description. Police responded to Paul Revere Road at about 7:25 p.m. that evening for a report of a small group of males drinking …