Tag: Boston

Thousands Converge At Free Speech Rally And Counterprotest

Thousands of counter-protesters marched in Boston Saturday to demonstrate against an event billed as a celebration of free speech but slammed by critics for ties to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday. The original demonstration was organized by a group called Boston Free Speech, and its schedule for the day included two…

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Found Dead In His Prison Cell

Former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez killed himself overnight in his prison cell, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections said Wednesday morning. Hernandez hanged himself with a bedsheet and tried to block his single-occupancy cell’s door, officials said; he was found at about 3 a.m. and pronounced dead at the hospital. The former…

National Weather Service Warns Of Powerful Northeast Snowstorm

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for northern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and New York starting Monday evening, as a powerful late-winter nor’easter approached, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of snow in some areas, with parts of Massachusetts possibly getting up to two feet of snow on Tuesday. Much of…

2 Boston Cops Shot, Suspect Dead [VIDEO]

Police in Boston say a suspect with an assault rifle and clad in body armor was shot and killed after two officers were gunned down late Wednesday night as they responded to what was reported to be a domestic dispute involving two male roommates. Police Commissioner William Evans said one officer is in “extremely critical”…

Obama Announces Executive Order for Paid Sick Leave

Obama is marking Labor Day by addressing a major union rally and breakfast in Boston. He says he’s glad Republicans are trying to rebrand themselves as the party of the middle class. But he says their rhetoric is all talk and no action. Obama says opponents of his economic policies don’t let facts or evidence…

NEW Surveillance Footage Of Boston Marathon Bombing [VIDEO]

On Monday Federal prosecutors showed a video compilation of images, some never before seen by the public. They were taken from surveillance cameras along the route leading to the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, the day three people were killed and more than 240 people were injured by hot shrapnel,…

Boston Bombing Trial: Jury Selection Almost Finish [VIDEO]

Boston Marathon’s jury selection bombing could be end next week after an intensive screening process. The selection process was prolonged partially due to the recent blizzards that pummelled the Northeast, but mostly because of the difficulty in finding unbiased people to serve as jury members. The selection process began in early January when 1,373 prospective…

Marathon Bombing Trial Set to Begin [VIDEO]

The trial for one of the accused suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is set to begin with jury selection on Monday, almost two years after the blast killed three and injured more than 260 people. The judge, prosecutors, and defense lawyers will scrutinize 1,200 names to find 12 jurors and six alternates for the…

Boston EMS: Dozens Hospitalized At TD Garden Avicii Concert

Dozens of people were taken to hospitals from Boston’s TD Garden, where DJ Avicii was performing, EMS officials said. There were no fatalities, and the patents’ symptoms were minor, an EMS worker said. TD Garden spokeswoman Tricia McCorkle says “there were a number of transports due to medical issues.” According to The Toronto Star, at…

Accused Boston bomber’s friend suspected guilt, tossed items, agent says

A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took a backpack and laptop from the suspect’s dorm room, then threw them away after he began to suspect Tsarnaev had carried out the attack, a federal agent testified on Thursday. Three of Tsarnaev’s college friends face charges of hampering the probe into the blast, which…

Infographic: Boston Marathon starts amid tight security

The 2014 Boston Marathon is underway amid tight security as thousands of runners take part in the world’s oldest annual marathon. Thousands of police officers and more than a hundred cameras will watch the route a little over a year since the Boston Marathon attacks of 2013 Photo: Boston police officer stands guard at the…

Police detonate bags left at Boston Marathon finish line

Police evacuated the block surrounding the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday after a man dropped two bags in the area. As a precaution, a bomb squad detonated the bags after using a remote-controlled robot to examine one. It is currently unclear what was inside the backpacks. Police took the man into custody. The threat comes…

Boston honors marathon bombing victims

A year after two explosions and the events after killed 4 and injured more than 260 in Boston, mourners gathered at the bombing sites to remember the victims and give thanks to the first responders and average citizens who aided rescue efforts. A memorial service is being held nearby, with Vice President Joe Biden in…

Boston officials: At least 17 injured in 9-alarm fire

At least 17 people have been taken to area hospitals as firefighters battle a nine-alarm fire in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Boston Emergency Medical Services said. Earlier, the Boston Fire Department spokesman said three firefighters had been injured, one seriously. Officials say this is still an active scene. Wind gusts of 40-50 mph have been…

Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev Schizophrenic?

What were the driving forces behind Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two men responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing? Take your pick: poverty, drugs, schizophrenia, history of violence in the family, and isolation as immigrants, according to a five-month long Boston Globe investigation published on Sunday. According to the paper, the Tsarnaev family did not…

Red Sox take Game 5, lead Series 3-2

The Boston Red Sox are now just one game away from winning the 2013 World Series after beating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 in Game 5 on Monday night. Jon Lester helped lead the Red Sox to victory, pitching into the eighth inning and only giving up four hits. On offense, the Red Sox’s David…

Lengthy Closing Arguments In Store At Bulger Trial

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are expected to present lengthy closing arguments to jurors as they lay out their cases in the racketeering trial of reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger. Closing arguments were scheduled for Monday in U.S. District Court, where during the nearly eight-week trial jurors heard sometimes gruesome testimony about 19 killings in which…

Police Photographer Releases Arrest Photos Of Boston Suspect

The police photographer who released arrest photos of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was reportedly relieved of duty Thursday night, hours after the photos were published. The tactical photographer, Sgt. Sean Murphy of Massachusetts State Police, told Boston Magazine he was angry over a Rolling Stone cover photo that he said glamorized Tsarnaev. The photos…

Rachel Maddow Tears Apart Benghazi Outrage In Epic Segment On GOP Conspiracy-Mongering

Rachel Maddow tonight tore into Republican outrage over Benghazi as the latest example of conservative conspiracy theories seeping in the mainstream, after conspiracies about the Boston bombing and the government stockpiling bullets made their way to the halls of Congress. Maddow said the GOP is trying to sell Benghazi as perhaps the biggest Obama administration…

Mother Of Bomb Suspects Insists Sons Are Innocent

The angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects insists that her sons are innocent and that she’s no terrorist. But Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is drawing increased attention after federal officials say Russian authorities intercepted her phone calls, including one in which she vaguely discussed jihad with her elder son. In another, she was…

New York Post Repeatedly Misidentifies Boston Suspects

Authorities say they have photos of two men who are being sought in connection to the Boston marathon bombing, but they’re not the same two men on the cover of Thursday’s New York Post, which previously mis-reported that police had a Saudi national in custody as a suspect. The Post explained that the photo comes…