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Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize, The Marathon Bombing, And A Secret Whisper

April 16, 2014

Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” recalls the Marathon terror, but also tells a Dickensian story about the place of art in our lives.

Red Sox Lose To Chicago 2-1

April 16, 2014

The Boston Red Sox believed they were headed to extra innings on a frigid night at U.S. Cellular Field. Tied at one against the White Sox in the bottom of the ninth inning, Boston reliever Chris Capuano appeared to strike out Marcus Semien on a check swing on a 2-2 count to end the inning. […]

Man Charged With Hoax Near Marathon Finish Line

April 15, 2014

BOSTON — Police say they’ve taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line.

Biden, To Survivors: ‘People Know Who You Are’

April 15, 2014

BOSTON — Thousands gathered on Boylston Street Tuesday to pay tribute to those affected by the attack.

Bostonians Pause In Quiet Cultural Spaces On This Anniversary

April 15, 2014
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More than a dozen Boston-area cultural institutions have been collaborating on a project called #BostonBetter, creating a series of events and spaces for reflection on and around the anniversary.

Boston Hospitals Reflect With Pride On Marathon Bombing Response

April 15, 2014
A Boston Strong banner hangs at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Tuesday. (Bill Sikes/AP)

None of the Boston hospitals lost a patient the day of the bombings or in the days and weeks that followed, even though the pressure did not let up. MGH trauma surgeon David King said for hospital staff, it was a marathon week.

Group Song Inspired By Marathon Bombings Grows To Nearly 100 Voices

April 15, 2014

A group song inspired by the Boston Marathon bombings now contains about 90 voices, including two choirs.

Boston Honors Bombing Victims, Survivors

April 15, 2014
urvivors, officials, first responders and guests pause as the flag is raised at the finish line during a tribute in honor of the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. (Charles Krupa/AP

BOSTON — The city gathered Tuesday to honor the wounded, pay tribute to the victims, and to thank the thousands who offered help during those moments of crisis.

Judge Blocks Massachusetts Ban On Painkiller

April 15, 2014

BOSTON — A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.

Marathon Medical Tent Nurse: Krystle Campbell ‘Will Stay With Me Forever’

April 15, 2014

BOSTON — A finish line medical tent nurse who helped treat Krystle Campbell, one of the Boston Marathon bombing fatalities, recalls that experience and the personal connection he felt to her.

WBUR’s David Boeri: ‘There’s Still Much We Don’t Know’

April 15, 2014
People photograph a banner reading "Boston Strong" as it hangs at Rowes Wharf on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston.  (AP)

WBUR’s senior reporter David Boeri details the ongoing investigation into the alleged Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrators.

Mass. Extends State Tax Filing Deadline

April 15, 2014

BOSTON — Because of delays with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s electronic filing system, taxpayers now have until midnight Friday to file their Massachusetts Personal Income Tax returns.

Mass. Health Website Not Expected To Hurt State Funds

April 15, 2014

BOSTON — The breakdown of Massachusetts’ health exchange website was not expected to have a significant impact on the state’s current finances, a top state official told lawmakers Tuesday, but stopped short of giving similar assurances for the future.

Gov. Patrick: ‘There Are No Strangers Here’

April 15, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick emphasized community in his remarks on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Two Marathon Bombing Survivors Develop Lasting Bond

April 15, 2014
Heather Abbott, left, and Roseann Sdoia are both amputees who developed a lasting bond after last year’s bombing. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Roseann Sdoia and Heather Abbott had been acquainted before the bombing, but became fast friends after they were both injured.

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