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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Councilor Arroyo to run for mayor

April 8, 2013
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At-large City Councilor Felix Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident, will join the race for the Mayor’s Office tomorrow morning, according to a source close to the campaign. Arroyo will “announce his intention to run for mayor” at a 10 a.m. event at the Service Employees International Union Local 615 office downtown, according to the...

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Consalvo: Mayor’s Office is about helping people

April 6, 2013
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Consalvo: Mayor’s Office is about helping people

City Councilor and mayoral candidate Rob Consalvo pledged to bring a mix of innovation—including naming a “technology czar”—and old-fashioned public service to the Mayor’s Office in his first major campaign interview. “We’ll fistfight over who’s the biggest visionary,” Consalvo said of the mayoral candidates in the exclusive interview April 5 at the Gazette office....

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Chang-Díaz won’t run for mayor

April 5, 2013
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz will not run for mayor, according to spokesperson Katherine Adam. Mayor Thomas Menino announced last week he would not seek reelection. Chang-Díaz had previously told the Gazette she was considering becoming a candidate.

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Mayor Menino won’t run again

April 5, 2013
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Mayor Menino won’t run again

Mayor Thomas Menino announced March 28 that he will not run for reelection this year after a record 20 years in office at a Faneuil Hall event broadcast live by New England Cable News. Menino also said he has no desire to pick his successor. After arriving on stage to the tune of “My...

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Local officials consider mayoral runs

April 5, 2013
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With incumbent Thomas Menino out of the race, several local officials are considering a run for the Mayor’s Office. City Councilor Mike Ross, state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz are among those either considering a run or not ruling it out. City Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley are the only directly...

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Owners: Condos rotting after 10 years

April 5, 2013
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Owners: Condos rotting after 10 years

Owners of Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)-constructed homes on the Back of the Hill are claiming that shoddy construction is responsible for a myriad of problems, including leaky roofs and rotting porches. They are considering legal action against the developers. JPNDC Executive Director Richard Thal denied any culpability, but said the organization is...

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Passion Parade

April 5, 2013
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Passion Parade

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Connolly promete nueva energía como alcalde

April 5, 2013
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Connolly promete nueva energía como alcalde

En su primera entrevista comprensiva sobre su campaña para alcalde, el consejero municipal John Connolly prometió mejorar la infraestructura, incluso las escuelas públicas y los artes, mientras criticaba el alcalde actual Thomas Menino. Según Connolly, Menino carece de la visión y la transparencia. Le hizo la entrevista el 14 de marzo, antes de que...

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U.S. Senate primary is April 30

April 5, 2013
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Three Republicans and two Democrats are set to fight it out April 30 for their respective party’s nomination in the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan; Gabriel Gomez, a Cohasset resident and former Navy SEAL; and state Rep. Daniel Winslow (9th Norfolk District)...

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Connolly pledges ‘new energy’ as mayor

April 5, 2013
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Connolly pledges ‘new energy’ as mayor

City Councilor John Connolly pledged to improve everything from public schools to the arts scene, while blasting incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino’s City Hall as lacking vision and transparency, in Connolly’s first major interview about his mayoral campaign. The interview was held March 14, before Menino announced he will not run. “While I deeply respect...

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