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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 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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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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MSPCA: No animal casualties from bombs

April 18, 2013
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The Angell Animal Medical Center did not receive any reports of animal casualties from the Boston Marathon bombing, according to spokesperson Rob Halpin. The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), which runs the cutting-edge animal hospital at its 350 S. Huntington Ave. headquarters in Jamaica Plain, also has not received...

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Dozens attend church vigil

April 18, 2013
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CENTRAL JP—Dozens of people attended a candlelight vigil on the lawn of First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain last night, the first such local vigil in the wake of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing. “It’s a way of helping people know they’re not alone in a time of stress and crisis,” First Baptist Pastor Ashlee...

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Kentucky runner, 21 family members narrowly escape bomb

April 16, 2013
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Kentucky runner, 21 family members narrowly escape bomb

A Kentucky athlete running her first Boston Marathon could have lost her entire, 21-member family in yesterday’s bombing after they spent all day near the finish line to cheer her on, leaving only three minutes before the blasts. Amy Compston told the Gazette that some members of her family–who, along with her, are staying...

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Churches and temple plan vigils, services

April 16, 2013
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Various JP religious institutions are responding to yesterday’s events by offering extra services and support. First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, located at 6 Eliot St., held a vigil last night and is offering pastoral services. It can be reached at 617-524-1634. Hope Central Church at 87 Seaverns Ave. has invited families with...

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JP man learns friend survived bomb blast

April 16, 2013
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Like many concerned Jamaica Plain residents, Henry Beguiristain wondered about the safety of his friends running and watching the marathon yesterday. But in his case, the danger was closer than most: his friend, Tim Hare, was mere feet away from the second explosion. Hare, who was uninjured, told the Gazette his eyewitness account. Beguiristain...

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Faulkner Hospital treating bomb victims

April 16, 2013
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Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain is treating 12 patients, one of whom is in critical condition, from yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing. Dr. Rick Larson, who heads the department of emergency medicine at Faulkner Hospital, said many patients suffered penetrating injuries from packed shrapnel, including ball-bearing or BB-type shrapnel. One patient suffered...

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