117th boston marathon http://wamc.org en Boston's Pride And Safety Precautions Are At A High http://wamc.org/post/bostons-pride-and-safety-precautions-are-high <p>It’s been a year since the Boston Marathon bombing and many are still physically and emotionally wounded. From Western New England University, Mya Coviello reports on the meaning of Monday’s marathon for the victims, runners, Boston, and the country. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Mya Coviello 88311 at http://wamc.org Boston's Pride And Safety Precautions Are At A High Berkshire Residents Find Creative Way to Support Victims of Boston Attacks http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-residents-find-creative-way-support-victims-boston-attacks <p> Since Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced the creation of &nbsp;The One Fund last week, more than $23 million and counting has been raised to help the people most affected by recent attacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.</p><p></p><p>Much of the fund consists of the $16 million donated from corporations, but more than $7 million has been raised through donations from the public.&nbsp;</p><p>And in the Berkshires, people are doing their part.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 01:26:59 +0000 Lucas Willard 63150 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Residents Find Creative Way to Support Victims of Boston Attacks Berkshire Resident Describes Boston Lockdown http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-resident-describes-boston-lockdown <p></p><p></p><p>Caroline Webster, a resident of Williamstown, was staying with friends in Somerville on Friday, when the Boston area was put into lockdown.</p><p>Police are still searching for one of the suspects believed to be in connection with the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Violence erupted overnight in a shootout that left one of the suspects and an MIT&nbsp; police officer dead.</p><p>Caroline Webster spoke with WAMC's Lucas Willard.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:27:57 +0000 Lucas Willard 62655 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Resident Describes Boston Lockdown Boston bombing traced to pressure cookers packed with shrapnel; motive a mystery http://wamc.org/post/boston-bombing-traced-pressure-cookers-packed-shrapnel-motive-mystery <p>Federal agents are zeroing in on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out, but there's still no word on who did it and why.</p><p>An intelligence&nbsp;bulletin issued to law enforcement and released late Tuesday includes a picture of a mangled pressure cooker and a torn black bag. The FBI says evidence indicates the bomber packed a pressure cooker with explosives, nails and ball bearings and hid it in a back pack. The agency says the second bomb was in a metal container, but there isn't enough evidence to indicate that it was a pressure cooker.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:12:09 +0000 Jaired Crofut 62439 at http://wamc.org Boston bombing traced to pressure cookers packed with shrapnel; motive a mystery