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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Hospitals in lockdown

April 19, 2013
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LMA—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in the Longwood Medical Area are among the Boston hospitals in lockdown right now, according to hospital officials. In nearby Jamaica Plain, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is also in lockdown, while the BCH-run Martha Eliot Health Center is...

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Gov. Patrick: Everyone in Boston stay home

April 19, 2013
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Gov. Deval Patrick said everyone in the entire city of Boston should stay home and keep their doors locked until the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect has been captured. Patrick spoke at a televised press conference to announce the latest form of lockdown that authorities are using to contain the suspect and protect the...

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Bomb suspect at large is Cambridge teen

April 19, 2013
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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Courtesy FBI)

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently on the run has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, according to the Boston Police Department. The FBI also released a new photo of Tsarnaev, a normal portrait-type image. The Boston Police Department released a new photo as well, apparently showing him at a younger...

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Local colleges, museums closed today

April 19, 2013
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All colleges, universities and museums in Mission Hill and the Longwood Medical and Academic Area are closed today due to the ongoing manhunt for the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect. The MBTA has shut down all public transit service and the suspect’s whereabouts are unknown. All of the various schools and museums announced the...

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All T service shut down by manhunt

April 19, 2013
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All MBTA public transit is shut down until further notice due to the manhunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings and other crimes, according to the MBTA and officials at a televised press conference today. Officials also said Watertown will be completely shut down today, with no traffic allowed and no...

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Officials indicate bombing ‘Suspect 1′ died at BIDMC

April 19, 2013
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Officials indicate bombing ‘Suspect 1′ died at BIDMC

LMA—One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing died while being treated at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center (BIDMC) in the Longwood Medical Area, hospital officials indicated at a televised press conference this morning. They would not identify the dead patient or confirm that he was one of the bombing suspects, but they said he...

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Police: Bomb suspects linked to tonight’s crimes; 1 dead, 1 still at large

April 19, 2013
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The suspect still at large, wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings and a string of violent crimes tonight. (Courtesy FBI)

The suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings are also suspects in tonight’s crimes in Cambridge and Watertown, including the killing of a campus police officer and explosives thrown at police cars, according to State Police at a televised press conference early this morning. One of the suspects is still at large. The other suspect...

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BPD head indicates 1 bomb suspect dead, 1 at large

April 19, 2013
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BPD head indicates 1 bomb suspect dead, 1 at large

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis has indicated in a tweet that one Boston Marathon bombing suspect is dead and another is still at large. “One suspect dead. One at large. Armed and dangerous. White hat suspect at large,” Davis tweeted at his Twitter account, @EdDavis3. He offered no details and did not specify what...

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FBI releases close-up photos of bomb suspects

April 19, 2013
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The suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. (Courtesy FBI)

The FBI early this morning released new photos of the Boston Marathon bomb suspects showing their faces closely. The photos were released as chaotic gunfire and possible explosions erupted in Cambridge and Watertown, including the killing of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer. Unconfirmed TV news and Boston Globe reports claim or speculate that the violence...

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FBI releases images of 2 bombing suspects

April 18, 2013
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Suspect 1 (front) and Suspect 2 (rear). (Courtesy FBI)

The FBI has released images and video of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing at fbi.gov. The images appear to show two men, one in a dark baseball cap and one in a white baseball cap, each carrying a backpack. The FBI apparently does not know their identities and is seeking tips. The...

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Mission Hill resident pulls papers for local council seat

April 18, 2013
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Richard Giordano, a Mission Hill activist, has pulled election papers to run for the District 8 City Council seat. Mission Hill resident Mike Ross, who currently holds that seat, recently announced his candidacy in the mayoral race. Giordano is a former aide to several elected officials, including late state Rep. Kevin Fitzgerald, former state...

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Editorial: Boston and Marathon will be defined by us, not bombs

April 17, 2013
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In the wake of the diabolical bombing of the Boston Marathon, a vile act of random mayhem and one of the most heinous crimes in this city’s long history, there is natural anxiety, fear and confusion. When a fellow human being, perhaps a fellow Bostonian, is capable of such a thing, who are we? What...

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Beth Israel treating bombing victims

April 16, 2013
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) treated 24 patients from yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing, according to spokesperson Jerry Berger. Nine of those patients had been released by this morning. The hospital was in lockdown. But, Berger said, the hospital was opened to the public last night. He said the hospital is offering counseling to...

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Brigham and Women’s treating bombing victims

April 16, 2013
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Brigham and Women’s treating bombing victims

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is treating 31 patients, five of whom are in critical condition, from yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing, according to BWH spokesperson Tom Langford. Langford said the hospital is currently open to all patients and visitors. The hospital was in lockdown yesterday with a large security presence amid reports of a...

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Local spectators tell of bomb horror

April 16, 2013
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City Councilor Mike Ross, a Mission Hill resident, said in a email last night that he was watching the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street yesterday when the bombs went off along that street. “When the first of two explosions went off, I, like so many Bostonians, was along Boylston Street cheering on runners as...

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Explosions injure dozens at Boston Marathon; many locals in race

April 15, 2013
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By John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira/Gazette Staff At least two explosions, apparently from bombs, near the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street in the Back Bay injured dozens of people this afternoon, according to TV news and first-responder reports. Two people are confirmed dead, according to the Boston Police Department’s Twitter feed. Many...

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Zakim announces City Council bid

April 12, 2013
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Josh Zakim, a Northeastern University School of Law graduate, announced today that he is running for the District 8 City Council seat, which covers Mission Hill. Mike Ross, who currently holds the seat, entered the mayor’s race yesterday. “I love the city of Boston, our neighborhoods, our people and our great achievements,” Zakim said...

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Councilor Ross announces run for mayor

April 11, 2013
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Councilor Ross announces run for mayor

City Councilor Mike Ross, who lives in and represents Mission Hill, announced he is running for mayor today. He tweeted the announcement with a link to his campaign website at Kevin Fitzgerald Park on Mission Hill. “Today, in that same spirit of community activism and determination to continue building a better Boston, I am...

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Arroyo announces mayoral run

April 10, 2013
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Arroyo announces mayoral run

City Councilor At-Large Felix Arroyo officially joined the mayoral race today, kicking off his campaign at the downtown office of the Service Employees International Union Local 615. “I will bring my skills as a community organizer, my experience as a city councilor and my commitment to moving Boston forward to the office of mayor,”...

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