Boston Marathon Bombings

BU Marathon Team Carries On The ‘Light’ Lu Lingzi Left Behind

April 17, 2014
BU's Lu Lingzi Boston Marathon team. From left to right: Andrew Duffy, Dan Mercurio, Ryan Shea, Baiyun Yao, Yujue Wang, Jennifer Carter-Battaglino, Shuheng Lin. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)

From 200 applications, Boston University chose seven to run in honor of Lu Lingzi, a graduate student from China who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings. Lu loved Boston so much, her parents buried her here, far from their home in China.

Furry, 4-Legged Therapist Helps Marathon Bombing Victims Through Hard Year

April 16, 2014
Jessica with rescue.

Meet Rescue. He’s a specially trained assistance dog that’s helping Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, newlyweds who each lost a left leg in the marathon bombing, rebuild their lives.

Defense Says Bombing Suspect’s Family Key To Case

April 16, 2014

Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew about his brother’s alleged role in a triple slaying in Waltham two years before the bombings.

On Marathon Anniversary, Power Of Community Celebrated

April 16, 2014
Tribute at the Hynes Convention Center. (The Tribute Committee)

So many lives broke apart that day. But so many lives have also been put back together.

Marathon Suspect Seeks Dismissal Of Some Charges

April 16, 2014

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to a 30-count federal indictment. Tsarnaev’s lawyers say many of the charges are redundant and could sway jurors.

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

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.

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

April 15, 2014

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.

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.

Tributes Mark One Year Since Boston Marathon Bombings

April 15, 2014
Police honor guard stands with a wreath. (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

The community will gather along Boylston Street Tuesday afternoon to honor those affected by last year’s deadly bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

On Bombing Anniversary, Runners Look To ‘Close That Past And Start Again’

April 15, 2014
A crowd gathered at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Saturday morning for a Sports Illustrated cover shoot before the one-year anniversary of the bombings. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

It will be a day of mixed emotions for runners, who are anxious to run the Boston Marathon on Monday but also filled with the horrible memories of last year.

For Some Boston Bombing Victims, Psychological — Not Physical — Wounds Linger

April 14, 2014

Many Boston Marathon bombing victims weren’t physically injured in the attack, but they do have psychological wounds that linger a year later. Each week, some of them meet in a support group at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

A Complex Legacy For Marathon Manhunt

April 14, 2014
A SWAT team unloaded from their armored vehicles on April 19. 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The effort to capture the bombing suspects raised questions for legal experts, scholars and Watertown residents, and inspired state authorities to incorporate new guidance into their crisis management plans.

From Officers To Doctors, Marathon Prep Happening On Several Fronts

April 14, 2014
Master Sgt. Kenneth Huddleston, with the federal Department of Homeland Security’s mobile training unit, identifies a fake bomb under the hood of a car during a recent training session. (Deborah Becker/WBUR)

In the shadow of last year’s attack, how are officials preparing for this year’s race? Planning is taking place on several fronts, amid uncertainty and some strong emotions.

U.S. Relay For Marathon Charity Concludes

April 13, 2014
Runners celebrate at the conclusion of the One Run For Boston. (Jack Lepiarz/WBUR)

More than 750 runners wrapping up a coast-to-coast relay race to raise money for a Marathon charity are expected to soon cross the finish line in Boston.

Marathon Bystanders Deal With Mental Health Issues

April 13, 2014

Hundreds of people have taken advantage of a range of programs offered – free of charge – at Boston-area hospitals for those affected by last year’s bombings.

Feds Not Alleging Marathon Suspect Shot Officer

April 11, 2014

Federal prosecutors say they won’t try to prove bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev shot MBTA Officer Richard Donohue, but say he’s still responsible for the officer’s injuries.

Feds Ask If Tsarnaev To Claim Mental Illness

April 11, 2014

Federal prosecutors are requesting that defense attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev notify them in writing by next month if they plan to introduce any evidence that Tsarnaev had a mental illness.

No Missed Opportunities In Boston Bombing, Report Finds

April 11, 2014

A review of how the government’s intelligence agencies handled information they had before the Boston Marathon bombings last year concluded that it was impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack.

Mass. ACLU Files Suit On Terrorism Task Force

April 10, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is suing the FBI and the state’s U.S. Attorney to obtain information about the operations of the state’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Congressional Hearing Reflects On Marathon Response

April 09, 2014
Ex-Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, left, and Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau, center, applaud as Watertown Police Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese and fellow Watertown officers are acknowledged during a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The former Boston police commissioner and the Watertown police chief testified on the response to last year’s marathon bombing.

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