The life of legendary former Boston Mayor Tom Menino was celebrated today at a funeral in the neighborhood church where he was baptized as a child. The funeral brought together top national and state politicians, sports figures, friends and former staffers of the city’s longest-serving mayor.
Tom Menino was mourned and laid to rest Monday in a ceremony that he had largely pre-planned including the processional route, the speakers, the hymns, and the roughly 1,000 guests invited to the private funeral mass.
Today is the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260. It brings back painful memories for an entire region and it focuses on the plans to protect the runners and spectators at this year’s Marathon six days from now.
Federal prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing.
The final decision was made by Attorney General Eric Holder and was announced Thursday. The twin blasts in April killed three people and wounded more than 260 in one of the most prominent terrorist attacks in the U.S since 9/11.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombing victims' fund says it is preparing for a second distribution of donations.
The One Fund has already distributed the nearly $61 million it collected in the first three months after the April 15 explosions at the marathon finish line that killed three people and injured more than 260. More than 230 people benefited.
Since then, more than $12 million has been collected.
Fund administrators say they expect donations to surge as the anniversary of the bombings nears.
The case of a New York woman accused of scamming almost half a million dollars from the Boston Marathon bombing victims fund is heading back to court this week.
Prosecutors said Audrea Gause, 26, of Troy got a $480,000 check from the One Fund after using faked medical records to claim she was treated at Boston Medical Center and Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., for traumatic brain injury suffered in the April 15 bombings.
Gause has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Gause is facing a hearing on her case on Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has established an award named after slain campus police officer Sean Collier.
The award announced Monday by MIT Executive Vice President Israel Ruiz will be given annually "to an individual or group that embodies the character and qualities that Officer Collier exhibited as a member of the MIT community."
Authorities allege the Boston Marathon bombing suspects killed Collier on April 18 to get his gun as they fled police.