Wednesday, May 1, 2013
NMS students walk for the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings.
About 700 Norton Middle School students lined up on Wednesday to help raise funds for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The event asked for donations from whoever would give. “We accepted donations but nobody had to donate to participate,” principal Michael O’Rourke said. NMS teachers Christine Gonet and Jess Meier created the event. “Since it was a marathon we thought we’d do something together in the school that would give the kids the opportunity to really show their support and raise some money at the same time,” Meier said. She said they started talking about it in late April, and they were able to organize the whole school into the event. Meier said about 600 or 700 students participated, and they think they’ve raised …
Officials stress there is no threat to the public, details still emerging.
Boston Police announced a major new development in the Boston Marathon bombing case Wednesday morning. According to the department, there are three new suspects in custody. Boston Police tweeted the news just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. There were no further details, though the police said they would offer more information soon. There is no additional information being released at the moment. BPD said additional details will be provided when they become available. Police stressed there was no immediate threat to the public. UPDATES BELOW 4:40 p.m. Attorneys for the three suspects all gave brief statements outside of the courtroom. Each stressed that his client cooperated with the investigation. An attorney for Kadyrbayez denied that his …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Spring Pops Concert The Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony will present the Spring Pops Concert, under the direction of Earl Raney 7:30 p.m. at Wheaton College. Classics, pops and jazz favorites guarantee a great time for all ages. Admission is $5. 2. Yoga for preschoolers Norton Public Library will host yoga for preschoolers 10:30 a.m. in the community room. Join Early childhood Specialist Nancy Swirka of CFCE for fun and fitness. This program is for ages 2.9 and older. 3. Boston Marathon runners being offered a …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Patch will post up-to-the-minute updates from MIT as Officer Sean Collier is honored by the school community.
Sean Collier will be remembered at an MIT memorial service at noon on Wednesday. Collier, who was killed Thursday, was laid to rest on Tuesday morning. Police believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects shot Collier as he responded to an unrelated robbery. Patch will provide updates throughout the memorial service. We welcome you to add your condolences and memories of Sean in the chat above once the live chat begins.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Boston Marathon bombings suspect currently hospitalized told FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently hospitalized admitted to FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs planted near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, made the reported admission on Sunday from his bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and had not yet been given a Miranda warning, the Globe reported. A "senior police official" told the Globe that authorities were not concerned about Tsarnaev not being read his Miranda rights, which means any statements he made would not be admissible in court, due to testimony of the Tsarnaev brother's alleged carjacking victim. According to the criminal complaint filed against Tsarnaev, during the carjacking on Thursday night one of the brothers…
Bookmark this page for a round-up of stories exclusively about the Boston Marathon victims, and efforts underway to help them.
Thousands of Facebook users have been sharing this passionate post from the 'Salty Dad' fan page (must be signed in to Facebook to see), expressing a desire to learn more about the Boston Marathon victims, and less about the suspects. "It is time that we, as a nation, demand that the press, the politicians, the pundits, and the 24 hour 'news' channels news start focusing on the people that matter, and ignore the ones that don't," the original poster wrote, referencing the media attention given to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. We at Patch want to do our part keeping the victims' memories alive. We'll update this article as often as possible, with articles about and for the victims that have been published in Patch and other media …
The boy was laid to rest at a private ceremony Tuesday morning.
Martin Richard, the youngest of the victims killed in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, has been laid to rest. NECN.com reports parents Denise and Bill Richard had a private burial service and funeral for the boy Tuesday morning, and thanked the public for its support. “The outpouring of love and support over the last week has been tremendous. This has been the most difficult week of our lives and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal,” the parents said in a statement on NECN.com. The Richard family, from Dorchester, plan to have a public memorial service in the coming weeks, according to the site.
Similarly to the wake on Monday, there was massive police support at Tuesday's funeral for MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the line of duty last week.
The outpouring of support for slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier continued on Tuesday morning at Saint Patrick's Parish in Stoneham as police officers and loved ones filed into the church to pay their respects during a private funeral. Collier's wake was held on Monday at a nearby funeral home, with officers forming a long line then as well to say goodbye to their fellow officer. Support for Collier will continue on Wednesday at MIT when a larger memorial service will take place. According to reports, Vice President Joe Biden will be in attendance during the service, which begins at 12 p.m.
Fifty-one patients remain hospitalized, including three still in critical condition.
The dozens of seriously or critically injured Boston Marathon bombing victims, who remain in area hospitals, are all likely to survive, according to doctors. The quick work of those at the Boston Marathon bombing scene as well as the medical care received at the hospitals will likely mean no more loss of life, reported the AP. "All I feel is joy," said Dr. George Velmahos, chief of trauma surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, referring to his hospital's 31 blast patients. "Whoever came in alive, stayed alive." The AP reported that 51 people remain hospitalized, three of them still in critical condition and five listed as serious. “At least 14 people lost all or part of a limb; three of them lost more than one,” reported the AP. Read …
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. A Drive For Norton Welcomes You To Our Third Annual Golf Tournament A Drive for Norton is open for registration. This golf tournament is scramble format with a shotgun start June 24, 1:30 p.m. at Norton Country Club, 188 Oak St., Norton. Cost is $150 per player, $130 if you sign up by May 30th, $40 for dinner only. It includes 18 holes of golf, cart and buffet dinner. There will be a $10,000 cash prize for the first hole in one (hole 3) and much more. Proceeds to benefit Norton Parks and Recreation, Norton Youth Soccer, and …