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Remembering Mayor Tom Menino: He Transformed Boston, Cared Nothing For Fame

October 30, 2014
Jack Beatty: "In a time of toxic cynicism about politics and government, his example helps restore faith in both." Pictured: Mayor Thomas M. Menino, in an undated photo. (AP)

In a time of toxic cynicism about politics and government, his example helps restore faith in both.

Phillipos Faces Up To 16 Years In Prison After Conviction

October 29, 2014

After six days of deliberations, a federal jury has found Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, did indeed lie to agents investigating the bombings.

Tsarnaev Friend Phillipos Convicted Of Lying To FBI

October 28, 2014
Robel Phillipos, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs federal court with defense attorney Derege Demissie, right, following jury deliberations in his trial on Monday. He was convicted on Tuesday of lying to the FBI. (Steven Senne/AP)

Robel Phillipos, 21, of Cambridge, was convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

No Verdict In Phillipos Trial After Five Days

October 27, 2014

Jurors in the federal trial of Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, wrapped up Monday without a verdict. It’s the jury’s fifth day of weighing allegations he lied to the FBI during the bombing investigation.

Jury Begins Deliberating Case Against Tsarnaev’s Friend

October 21, 2014

A federal jury has begun deliberating in the trial of Robel Phillipos, the 21-year-old friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who’s accused of lying to federal agents investigating the bombing.

Robel Phillipos Case Goes To Jury

October 21, 2014
Robel Phillipos, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court with attorney Derege Demissie, right, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

Prosecutors allege the friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators in the days after the bombing.

Judge In Boston Bombing Case Wants 1,000 Juror Summonses

October 20, 2014

A federal judge says at least 1,000 people will be summoned to pick a jury for the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Judge Denies Tsarnaev Bid To Dimiss Charges

October 17, 2014

A federal judge also denied two defense motions to throw out evidence collected during a search of Tsarnaev’s apartment, dorm room and laptop computer.

Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis, A Family Friend To Defendant, Testifies At Phillipos Trial

October 17, 2014

Reporters and spectators reacted with surprise as Michael Dukakis, a former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential nominee, took to the witness stand in the trial of Robel Phillipos, a close friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis Testifies In Tsarnaev Friend’s Trial

October 16, 2014
Former Massachusetts Governor and Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis walks into Federal Court before testifying in the Robel Phillipos trial on Thursday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Dukakis, a longtime family friend of Robel Phillipos and his mother, said she called him on April 20, 2013, and said she was worried because she hadn’t heard from her son for two days.

Martin Richard Foundation Seeks Runners For 2015 Boston Marathon

October 15, 2014
Martin Richard (Bill Richard via AP)

A charity established in memory of the youngest victim killed during Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 is now looking to build a team of charity runners for the 2015 Boston Marathon.

Tsarnaev Friend Appears In Court On Gun, Drug Charges

October 08, 2014

Stephen Silva’s lawyer confirmed that authorities believe his client provided the gun used to kill MIT police Officer Sean Collier.

Tazhayakov Testifies In Robel Phillipos Trial

October 07, 2014
Robel Phillipos arrives at federal court in September for the start of jury selection for his trial in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Azamat Tazhayakov, who was convicted in July for obstructing the bombing investigation, agreed to testify against Robel Phillipos in exchange for a positive sentencing recommendation.

Trial Begins For Third Tsarnaev Friend

October 07, 2014

Robel Phillipos is accused of lying to federal investigators.

Defense Argues Pot Clouded Mind Of Bombing Suspect’s Friend

October 06, 2014
Robel Phillipos leaves federal court Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Boston after he was arraigned on charges of hindering the investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Two starkly different descriptions of Robel Phillipos were presented during opening statements at his federal trial on charges of lying to the FBI.

Jury Chosen For Trial Of Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friend

October 02, 2014

Robel Phillipos, of Cambridge, is charged with lying to authorities investigating the deadly Boston Marathon bombing. Opening statements are scheduled for Monday.

Marathon Bombing Suspects’ Sister Faces NYC Judge

September 30, 2014
Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, makes her appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post/Pool via AP)

A defense lawyer says the Boston Marathon bombing suspects’ sister denies making phone threats, allegations that have resulted in a harassment charge.

Jury Selection Begins For Tsarnaev’s Friend

September 29, 2014

Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements to authorities.

Trial To Begin For Tsarnaev Friend Accused Of Lying

September 27, 2014
Robel Phillipos leaves federal court Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Boston after he was arraigned on charges of hindering the investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements while he was questioned about his movements on the night of April 18, 2013, three days after the bombings and hours after the FBI released photos of Tsarnaev and his brother as suspects in the attack.

Judge Denies Motion To Move Tsarnaev Trial, Pushes Start Date Back To January

September 24, 2014
Department of Homeland Security police officers stand watch outside the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston on May 1, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial is now expected to begin in Boston in January.

Venue Change Denied For Marathon Suspect’s Friend

September 23, 2014

A judge on Tuesday denied a motion to move next week’s trial for a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Study: Among Kids At 2013 Marathon, 11 Percent Show Signs Of PTSD

June 02, 2014
A neighbor is escorted to safety as police surround a home while searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

A new study finds Boston children who attended the 2013 marathon experienced post-traumatic stress at levels similar to New York City children after 9/11 — about 11 percent have “likely PTSD.”

Why We Shouldn’t Make Dzhokhar Tsarnaev A Capital Punishment Martyr

May 09, 2014
Alan M. Dershowitz: Sentencing a terrorist to death plays right into his hands and only serves to encourage those who would follow in his lethal footsteps. In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police file photo, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bloody and disheveled with the red dot of a rifle laser sight on his forehead, raises his hand from inside a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (Sean Murphy, Massachusetts State Police/ AP)

Sentencing a terrorist to death plays right into his hands and only serves to encourage those who would follow in his lethal footsteps.

Remember When The Marathon Was Just A Race?

April 22, 2014
Social critic Wendy Kaminer says, for better or worse, the Boston Marathon is no longer an athletic event -- it's an icon. In this photo, a patron enters the Forum restaurant, site of one of two bomb blasts during the 2013 Marathon, while passing a "Boston Strong" sticker adhered to a tree trunk at a makeshift memorial on Boylston Street. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Social critic Wendy Kaminer says, for better or worse, it’s no longer an athletic event — it’s an icon.

Peter Sagal On Running Boston Again And Seeing Cities On Foot

April 21, 2014
Peter Sagal, waving, runs next to William Greer around Mile 24 of the 2013 Boston Marathon. This picture was taken roughly 20 minutes before the bombs went off. (Linda McIntosh/Courtesy)

The four-time Boston marathoner and host of NPR’s “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me” talks selfless running, coping with tragedy through humor and much more.

Why ‘Marathon’ Is A Terrible Metaphor For Life

April 21, 2014
Julie Wittes Schlack: Contrary to the divine wisdom of Dr. Phil, a detailed analysis suggests life is neither marathon nor sprint. In this photo, Bill Rodgers, of Melrose, Mass., crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon on April 17, 1978. (AP)

Contrary to the divine wisdom of Dr. Phil, a detailed analysis suggests life is neither marathon nor sprint.

Poem: Shelter In Place

April 19, 2014
A woman looks out a window at her home as police start to search an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

A few days after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured, poet Wendy Drexler walked the Watertown streets to look for the house with the boat where he’d been hiding.

When Your Work Suddenly Comes Home

April 17, 2014
Terrorism authority Jim Walsh on what it’s like when your professional expertise infiltrates your personal space. In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, law enforcement officials converge on a covered boat where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is hiding moments before his capture in Watertown, Mass. (Sean Murphy/AP)

Terrorism authority Jim Walsh on what it’s like when your professional expertise infiltrates your personal space.

Caring For The Survivors, Caring For Ourselves

April 16, 2014
Beth Lown: The anniversary of the Marathon has re-triggered feelings some caregivers and first responders thought they had worked through. In this photo,  those who cared for bombing victims open up at a group session held at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in July 2013. (Jacob Eidsmoe/Courtesy)

The anniversary of the Marathon has re-triggered feelings some caregivers and first responders thought they had worked through months ago.

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

April 16, 2014
Donna Tartt. (Beowulf Sheehan)

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

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