Boston Marathon Bombings

Cambridge Man Pleads Guilty In Gun Case Linked To Marathon Suspects

December 19, 2014

Stephen Silva who is accused of giving the Boston Marathon bombing suspects the gun used to kill an MIT police officer has pleaded guilty to gun possession and drug charges.

Tsarnaev Attends Final Pretrial Hearing

December 19, 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in court for the brief hearing Thursday — his first public appearance in more than a year. Also in attendance were about a dozen bombing survivors and a handful of Tsarnaev supporters.

Man To Change Plea In Gun Case Linked To MIT Officer’s Death

December 15, 2014

A man charged with possessing the gun authorities believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects used to kill an MIT police officer is expected to change his plea in court later this week.

One Fund Charity Set Up After Marathon Bombing To Close

December 10, 2014

The charity gave out nearly $80 million to the families of those killed and the injured survivors. It will not accept donations after Dec. 15.

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Asks Again To Move Trial

December 01, 2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers are arguing that “emotionally charged” media coverage and the widespread impact of the attacks have made it impossible for him to get a fair trial in the state.

FBI Director Avoids Commenting On Marathon Bombing During Boston Visit

November 19, 2014

The new FBI director is close to meeting his goal of visiting all field offices in his first year in office. Director James Comey made visit number 53 on Tuesday.

Lawyers In Tsarnaev Case Must Deliver List Of Potential Witnesses To Judge By Year’s End

November 13, 2014

A judge has ordered lawyers on both sides in the case against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to turn over a list of all potential witnesses by the end of the year.

Tsarnaev Lawyers Want Evidence On Triple Killing

November 12, 2014

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge to order federal prosecutors to turn over any information they have about his brother’s participation in a 2011 triple killing or to consider postponing Tsarnaev’s trial.

Texan Hurt In Boston Bombing Loses Part Of Leg

November 11, 2014
Boston Marathon bombing survivors Erika Brannock, left, and Rebekah Gregory DiMartino embrace in their wheelchairs as they head to the finish line of the Boston Marathon Tribute Run on April 19, 2014. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Rebekah DiMartino, 27, who was injured in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing, has had surgery to remove part of her left leg below the knee.

Tsarnaev Friends’ Sentencing Delayed Because Case Could Be Affected By SCOTUS Case

November 07, 2014

A federal judge has delayed the sentencing of two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev because their cases could be affected by a legal question pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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.

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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