Monthly Archives: April 2013

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 lives in and represents Jamaica Plain, 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...

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Faulkner, other hospitals in lockdown

April 19, 2013
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JAMAICA HILLS—Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. is among the Boston hospitals in lockdown right now, according to hospital officials. And the Martha Eliot Health Center at 75 Bickford St., operated by Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), is closed. BCH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in...

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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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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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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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Red Cross CEO runs marathon, then helps victims

April 18, 2013
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Jarrett Barrios, the chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts and a Jamaica Plain resident, had his first-ever run of the Boston Marathon halted by Monday’s bombing. Then, despite hurting his leg during the run, he went straight to work with hundreds of other Red Cross volunteers to aid the...

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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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