Friday, June 14, 2013
Boston Police Officer Christine Carr, a 2004 Fontbonne Academy graduate, received the “Dear Neighbor” award on Thursday, for her response in the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15.
One of the guiding tents of Fontbonne Academy is to "serve the dear neighbor," a principle, exemplified on April 15, 2013 by scores of first responders at the Boston Marathon bombings, including 2004 Fontbonne alumnae and Boston Police Patrolman Christine Carr. For her service, Carr was given the "Dear Neighbor" award at a ceremony on Thursday, June 13. Carr is a 2009 graduate of UMass Boston who completed police academy in 2011. She then joined the Boston Police Department and is now a patrolman in the South End. Before becoming a police officer, Carr and her twin sister Andrea, now an x-ray technician at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, attended Fontbonne. Carr was a member of the school first state championship hockey team. On …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
In a way, Boston will never recover from the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, but in 30 days the city showed it is not afraid to bounce back.
It’s been exactly one month since two bombs exploded on Boylston Street as runners crossed the Boston Marathon finish line and bystanders ran for their lives. People were frantic when the blasts went off seconds apart. Business was shutdown as FBI cordoned off the typically bustling Boylston Street area for 10 days. The heart of Boston became a blood spattered crime scene, and the nation focused its attention on the site of what the UK Mirror called the second worst act of terror on U.S. soil since 9/11. Much information on the suspects – two ethnic Chechen brothers living in Cambridge who were radicalized to become demonstratively anti-Western culture – has come out in the past 30 days as the victims convalesced and the deceased were …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Suspected Boston Marathon bomber's death caused by gunshot wounds, being run over by car.
The death of accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been ruled a homicide, according to a WCVB-TV report. According to the report, Tsarnaev's death was caused by gunshot wounds from police bullets and being run over by a car. Tsarnaev, 26, was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston at 1:35 a.m. on Friday, April 19. Specifically, Tsarnaev sustained gunshot wounds to his torso and "extreme" blunt trauma to his head and torso, according to WCVB. Police have said Tsarnaev was run over by his brother, Dzhokar, during a shootout with police in Watertown. Dzhokar, 19 escaped the gun battle but was later captured hiding in a boat at a Watertown home. The Graham, Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Home in …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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 …
The Dartmouth men joked with Tsarnaev about his resemblance to the FBI suspect photos, then “freaked out” when they concluded it was really him.
Federal law officials believe three classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev destroyed evidence in Darmouth while the suspected bombing brothers fought police in a gunfight in Watertown. In a complaint filed in federal court Wednesday, special agent Scott Cieplik claims suspect Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov destroyed or concealed a laptop and backpack filled with fireworks. Third suspect Robel Phillipos, meanwhile, is being charged with lying to federal officials. According to the complaint, the April 18 night started when Kadyrbayev texted Tsarnaev, needling his friend about his resemblance to the FBI photos released earlier that day. Tsarnaev wrote back "LOL" and then said Kadyrbayev could go get anything they needed from Tsarnaev's …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Milton Police Patrolman Mark Cimildoro was one of three Milton officers deployed as part of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council's SWAT team to Boston and Watertown.
While everyone rushed to news outlets and social media after two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, Milton Police Officer Mark Cimildoro was dispatched into the city as part of the MetroLEC SWAT team. And while the world watched the following Friday, Cimildoro was back in SWAT gear, going house to house in Watertown to flush out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the attack. Cimildoro was one of three members of the Milton Police Department, including Sgt. Jack Richman and Patrolman Buddy Colligan, that are part of the MetroLEC SWAT element. MetroLEC, the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council, is a consortium of over 40 local police departments. Several other MPD officers, like the two K9 units …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Following the Boston Marathon bombing last Monday in which pressure cookers were used for the explosion, the cookware giant has decided to temporarily stop selling the items in their Massachusetts stores.
OUTSIDE BOSTON, MA -- Williams-Sonoma, the specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware with over 250 stores in the United States, has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston Marathon bombing. "It's a temporary thing out of respect," said Kent, who is the Store Manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall. He referred Patch to corporate for further questions. Williams-Sonoma at the Derby Street Shops in Hingham is included in the stores pulling pressure cookers from it shelves. Pressure cookers will still be available on the Williams-Sonoma website. Crate & Barrel is still selling pressure cookers in their stores, according to Elizabeth who is the General Manager of the location at the Natick …
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.
A Milton father of four rescues little girl in Watertown during Friday's manhunt for second bombing suspect.
Tony Cicerone is a Milton resident, father of four and married to Danielle Cicerone. He is also a Special Agent for Homeland Security Investigations in Boston. Cicerone participated in the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, who was captured Friday night hiding in a boat in Watertown. This photo of Cicerone rescuing the little girl in the pink bathrobe was taken during the manhunt last Friday in Watertown. The child was in the house adjacent to where the suspect was hiding in the boat. Other Special Agents for HSI cover Cicerone, as he removes the girl from the house to safety.
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…