October 07, 2014
Robel Phillipos is accused of lying to federal investigators.
October 06, 2014
Two starkly different descriptions of Robel Phillipos were presented during opening statements at his federal trial on charges of lying to the FBI.
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.
September 30, 2014
A defense lawyer says the Boston Marathon bombing suspects’ sister denies making phone threats, allegations that have resulted in a harassment charge.
September 29, 2014
Robel Phillipos is charged with making false statements to authorities.
September 27, 2014
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.
September 24, 2014
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial is now expected to begin in Boston in January.
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.
September 18, 2014
A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to hold a hearing on whether to move the trial outside of Massachusetts.
September 16, 2014
Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday denied as “false” and “preposterous” an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia.
September 12, 2014
Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Boston Marathon bombing trial say they will need to summon 2,000 people to pick a jury. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty if convicted.
September 11, 2014
Federal prosecutors say in a court filing that a cooperating witness in a drug and gun case against a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been paid more than $66,000 for help in the friend’s case and others.
September 03, 2014
The charity set up to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings has distributed another $18.5 million to the families of those killed and the injured survivors.
August 26, 2014
In a reply filed on Monday in U.S. District Court, prosecutors called polling data presented by a defense expert “false and misleading.”
August 23, 2014
Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Friday to dismiss indictments against the suspect and put on hold further proceedings over concerns about the process of selecting jurors in federal court.
August 22, 2014
A second friend and former college classmate of suspected Marathon Day bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev now awaits sentencing for obstructing the FBI’s investigation in its first few days.
August 21, 2014
Federal prosecutors are seeking a max of seven years in prison for Dias Kadyrbayev, 20, who pleaded guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.
August 20, 2014
The deal in the case of Dias Kadyrbayev comes two weeks before he was scheduled to go on trial on obstruction of justice charges.
August 14, 2014
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Thursday they likely won’t be ready for a planned Nov. 3 trial date.
August 06, 2014
Authorities believe Stephen Silva provided the handgun used to kill a MIT police officer during the manhunt is due in federal court on drug and gun charges.
June 07, 2013
What explains the widespread belief in conspiracy theories? And can it help account for the Boston Marathon suspects’ turn to terrorism? Research in social and cognitive psychology offers some insight.
May 30, 2013
After acts of random or senseless violence, our natural instinct is to retreat. But what we really need is to come together.
May 28, 2013
Reddit’s Boston Marathon bombing investigation, even with its mistakes, raised an important truth: The police need the public’s help.
May 14, 2013
Despite my fears, I am speaking out about my bipolar 2 for the first time because I think it will help.
May 08, 2013
Like the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, Travis Roy’s life changed in matter of seconds. Now, nearly 20 years after the accident that left him paralyzed, he offers a message of hope and consolation to the survivors struggling to come to grips with a new normal.
May 07, 2013
Just how worried we are is reflected in how much government surveillance we are willing to tolerate.
May 06, 2013
In Boston’s delicate early spring, subject to changing temperatures and still wintry nights, we are haunted by memories, good and bad.
May 03, 2013
Three men were murdered last month in Boston’s lower-profile neighborhoods. They are just as deceased as the bombing victims. Read anything about them?
May 02, 2013
An expression of anger or anguish on social media is like a single, errant bullet in a crowd, alerting most, grazing some, but impacting nobody in particular.
May 01, 2013
The notion that veiling and Islam somehow connote evil bothered me, and I wanted to do my small part to disrupt it, even if it meant running 3 miles clad head-to-toe in black.
April 30, 2013
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, we must rededicate ourselves to a defiant defense of our civil liberties.
April 29, 2013
Turnout in Tuesday’s special senate primary will probably be low — almost no one is used to voting in April. But by rights this election should be a door-buster.
April 25, 2013
Public memorials play a critical role in our collective memory and create a bridge between our past, present and future.
April 25, 2013
MIT is usually recognized for the brain-power of its community. But on Wednesday, as the world watched, we demonstrated that our hearts and souls are just as formidable.
April 24, 2013
In the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, reporters wantonly threw out their rule book.
April 24, 2013
The manhunt and capture of alleged 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brought out my motherly instincts in a surprising way.
April 23, 2013
What will it take for the spirit of the “We Are One Boston” signs along the road to take permanent root in the region?
April 23, 2013
Some of the most heinous crimes in recent memory have been carried out by young men.
April 22, 2013
As we recover from the Boston Marathon bombings, the lock-down, and from our media hangovers, out gushed the words, like a fresh wound. Not spoken words, which can evaporate as soon as they are voiced. But stories, written down.
April 22, 2013
After a week of tragedy and terror, David Ortiz’s declaration, that Boston is our “#%&!ing city,” felt so good. It was honest, combative, and funny. It was, in other words, quintessential Boston.