Monthly Archives: April 2013

Muddy River tests to make gunshot sounds starting April 30

April 29, 2013
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Tests that sound like loud gunshots will be conducted as part of the Muddy River Restoration Project starting tomorrow in the Longwood Medical and Fenway areas. There will be three loud bangs a day, every other day, from April 30 through May 10 in the Park Drive area between the LMA and the Fenway....

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Hill Happenings: Suspect’s capture cheered, fallen officer honored

April 25, 2013
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Shortly after terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured on April 19, it was heartwarming to look out my window and see several hundred young folks engaging in a spontaneous celebration in front of Calumet Square. When a police cruiser arrived, two Boston Police officers received a standing ovation. The crowd cheered late in the night...

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Bomb suspect being treated at Beth Israel

April 20, 2013
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Bomb suspect being treated at Beth Israel

LMA—Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), hospital spokesperson Bonnie Prescott confirmed to the Gazette. She said there should be no impact on other patients with appointments at BIDMC or seeking help at the emergency room there. “Our own security presence is heavy” and there...

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Editorial: Thanks–now let’s finish the job

April 20, 2013
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That might have been the longest four days in Boston’s history. Yet, what a short time for authorities to identify two bombing suspects, neutralize one and arrest another. Thank you all of the police agencies whose grinding hard work made us all feel safer, especially the FBI, the State Police and the Boston Police Department. This was not just...

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BPD: Bomb suspect is in custody; in ‘serious’ condition

April 20, 2013
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BPD: Bomb suspect is in custody; in ‘serious’ condition

The surviving Boston Marathon suspect is in custody, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, was taken into custody tonight at a home in Watertown where he was hiding in a boat in a yard. He was located by a resident’s tip confirmed by a heat-detecting infrared camera on a...

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Bomb suspect eludes dragnet; lockdown lifted

April 19, 2013
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Bomb suspect eludes dragnet; lockdown lifted

The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, has eluded a massive search that shut down Boston today, Gov. Deval Patrick and other officials announced this evening. The so-called lockdown of the city has been lifted and the MBTA public transit service is going back into normal service. Tsarnaev remains...

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Little League will make ‘last minute’ decision on parade

April 19, 2013
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Mission Hill Little League is considering whether to cancel its Opening Day parade tomorrow morning and will make the decision at the “last minute,” according to the organization’s website. In addition, all of today’s practices have been canceled. The parade was slated to start at 11 a.m. on Sat., April 20 at the Smith...

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U.S. Senate candidate forum canceled

April 19, 2013
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Organizers have canceled a U.S. Senate candidate forum slated for tomorrow, April 20 at Roxbury Community College. The cancelation is due to the ongoing Boston Marathon bombing suspect manhunt, according to MassVOTE, one of the groups that organized the event. Democratic candidates U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District) and U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District),...

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Arkansas rep. partly apologizes for ‘cowering’ comment

April 19, 2013
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Arkansas state Rep. Nate Bell, who suggested earlier today on Twitter that Bostonians are “cowering” because they lack assault rifles, and was rebuked by local City Councilor Matt O’Malley, is partially apologizing for those comments. In a statement posted on Facebook, Bell said, “I would like to apologize to the people of Boston &...

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O’Malley slams Arkansas rep’s terrorism wisecrack

April 19, 2013
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O’Malley slams Arkansas rep’s terrorism wisecrack

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents part of Mission Hill, had some harsh words on Twitter for Arkansas state Rep. Nate Bell, who brought the gun debate into the Boston Marathon tragedy. Bell wrote on Twitter this morning, “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had...

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