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Boston's Pride And Safety Precautions Are At A High

Apr 16, 2014

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.

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Since Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced the creation of  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.

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. 

And in the Berkshires, people are doing their part.

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Caroline Webster, a resident of Williamstown, was staying with friends in Somerville on Friday, when the Boston area was put into lockdown.

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  police officer dead.

Caroline Webster spoke with WAMC's Lucas Willard.

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.

An intelligence 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.