Boston Marathon Bombings

Marathon’s One Fund Disburses Another $18.5 Million

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.

Prosecutors Argue Against Moving Tsarnaev Trial

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.”

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers Seek Dismissal

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.

Tsarnaev Friend Awaits Sentencing For Obstruction Of FBI Investigation

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.

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Friend Pleads Guilty

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.

Tsarnaev Friend To Plead Guilty In Obstruction Case

August 20, 2014
This undated photo added on April 18, 2013, to the VK page of Dias Kadyrbayev shows, from left, Azamat Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Times Square in New York. (VK/AP)

The deal in the case of Dias Kadyrbayev comes two weeks before he was scheduled to go on trial on obstruction of justice charges.

Tsarnaev Lawyers Say Nov. Trial Date Too Soon

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.

Tsarnaev’s Friend Pleads Not Guilty To Drug, Gun Charges

August 06, 2014
Stephen Sergio Silva, in a 2013 booking photo (Massachusetts Bay Transit Police/AP)

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.

Friend Of Tsarnaev Seeks New Trial

July 28, 2014

A jury last week found Azamat Tazhayakov guilty of impeding the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing.

Marathon Bomb Suspect’s Lawyers Seek Leaks Hearing

July 25, 2014

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have renewed their request for a judge to hold a hearing on leaks to the news media.

Cambridge Man Arrested On Gun, Drug Charges

July 22, 2014

The weapon 21-year-old Stephen Silva is accused of possessing is the same type of weapon authorities have said was used to kill MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.

Tazhayakov Is First Convicted In Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

July 22, 2014

In the first trial related to the Boston Marathon bombings, a college friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of interfering with the FBI’s investigation into the deadly blasts.

Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Guilty Of Impeding Investigation

July 21, 2014
In this courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is depicted listening to testimony by FBI Special Agent Phil Christiana, right. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Prosecutors say Azamat Tazhayakov agreed with a friend’s plan to remove Tsarnaev’s backpack from his dorm room a few days after the bombing.

In Closing Arguments, Prosecutors Say Tazhayakov Sought To Protect Tsarnaev

July 17, 2014

Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of interfering with the FBI’s investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Was Naive, Defense Says

July 16, 2014

A lawyer for Azamat Tazhayakov has told a jury that Tazhayakov never tried to protect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and was prosecuted simply because he was “a friend of the bomber.”

Marathon Bombing Suspect Wants To Boost Case To Move Trial

July 15, 2014

In a written motion, Tsarnaev’s lawyers asked a judge to give them more time to present an expert’s analysis of survey data and media coverage of the case to support their argument that Tsarnaev cannot get a fair trial in Massachusetts.

Jurors Can Consider Tsarnaev Friend’s FBI Interviews

July 15, 2014

The federal judge presiding over the obstruction trial of Azamat Tazhayakov will allow jurors to consider statements Tazhayakov made to the FBI.

Marathon Survivor Announces Birth Of Baby Girl

July 14, 2014
Jeff Bauman and his fiancee, Erin Hurley, announced the birth of Nora Gail Bauman on Monday. (Facebook)

Jeff Bauman and his fiancee, Erin Hurley, announced the birth of Nora Gail Bauman on Monday.

Testimony Ends In Case Against Tsarnaev Friend

July 14, 2014

Prosecutors in the obstruction trial of Azamat Tazhayakov rested their case Monday after a week of testimony. The defense also rested its case, declining to call any witnesses.

Obstruction Case Against Tsarnaev Friend May Soon Go To Jury

July 11, 2014

Lawyers for the friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are not saying whether they will call any witnesses. But the judge has told jurors they may begin deliberations Wednesday.

In Journalism 101, Police Scanners Are Not News. In A Manhunt, All Bets Are Off

April 24, 2013
Police officers work a crime scene Friday, April 19, 2013, in Watertown, Mass. A tense night of police activity that left a university officer dead on campus just days after the Boston Marathon bombings and amid a hunt for two suspects. (Matt Rourke/AP)

In the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, reporters wantonly threw out their rule book.

How Far Does A Mother's Sympathy Reach? Further Than I Thought

April 24, 2013
This undated photo provided by the vkontakte website shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. (vk.com/AP)

The manhunt and capture of alleged 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev brought out my motherly instincts in a surprising way.

After The Marathon Bombings, Getting Back To ‘OK’

April 23, 2013
Jack Fleming, of the Boston Athletic Association, which runs the Boston Marathon, pauses at the finish line on Boylston Street between Dartmouth and Exeter Streets, Monday, April 22, 2013 in Boston. Federal investigators formally released the finish line bombing crime scene to the city of Boston in a brief ceremony on Monday evening. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

What will it take for the spirit of the “We Are One Boston” signs along the road to take permanent root in the region?

What’s Happening To Our Young Men?

April 23, 2013
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  (AP)

Some of the most heinous crimes in recent memory have been carried out by young men.

Writing Our Way Through The Terror

April 22, 2013
A woman carries a girl from their home as a SWAT team searching for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings enters the building in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

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.

Why Papi’s Profane Patriotism Was Exactly What We Needed To Hear

April 22, 2013
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz speaks to the crowd before a baseball against the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

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.

After The Bombs, Pop-Up Landmarks Of Consolation And Solidarity

April 19, 2013
Flowers and banners at a memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston Street Thursday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Memorials owe their meaning and their random beauty to the efforts of a community of neighbors — and strangers.

Suddenly Calling Boston Home — With A Vengeance

April 18, 2013
People embrace each other during a candle light vigil at the Boston Common, April 16, 2013, a day after two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people and injured more than 170 participants and spectators. (Dominick Reuter/WBUR)

Something was bound to be strong enough to turn us holdouts into Bostonians. If only that something were almost anything but this.

After Marathon Bombings, Spectator Sports Will Never Be The Same

April 18, 2013
A police officer stands guard in the outfield as the Atlanta Braves warm up before the start of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Security measures have been increased in Atlanta and elsewhere in light of Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. (David Goldman/AP)

As the shock of Monday’s marathon bombings begins to wear off, thoughts turn to what the broader implications of this cowardly attack will be on American life.

Boston Marathon Bombings: The Scenes I Will Remember

April 17, 2013
A flag sits on a barricade on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Boston. (Julio Cortez/AP)

What I saw that day, and in the days after, will stay with me the rest of my life.

The Redemption Of The Man In The Cowboy Hat

April 17, 2013
An emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheel chair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

In the competing narratives of cowardice and courage emerging from the Boston Marathon bombings, perhaps none is as powerful as the story of Carlos Arredondo.

Boston Marathon Bombings: Why Terrorism Works

April 17, 2013
National Guard soldiers adjust a memorial banner at the corner of Clarendon and Boylston Streets, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

We are reminded that no matter how long the odds, it really can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone of us.

Boston Marathon Bombings: Our History Will Be A Guide For The Future

April 16, 2013
Robin Young recalls cheering on Bill Rodgers as he approached the finish line to win the Boston Marathon on April 21, 1975. (AP)

Robin Young shares her thoughts on the bombing at the Boston Marathon, and recalls the wonderful experiences of Patriots’ Days past.

Boston Marathon Bombings: They Picked On The Wrong City

April 16, 2013
A solitary runner heads down the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., in front of the Boston skyline, at dawn the morning after explosions killed three and injured more than 140 at the Boston Marathon, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Boston is not the biggest city in America; it is not the most politically powerful. But it has an inner determination and power that only the foolish ignore.

Boston Marathon Bombing: ‘Explosions Sounded Like Cannon Fire’

April 15, 2013
Boston Police stop marathon runners with less than a mile to go, minutes after word of a explosions near the finish line. (Courtesy of the author)

Having run the marathon twice myself, I knew exactly how far away I was from the attack. Point seven miles.

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