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Movie Stars Meet the Heroes of the Boston Marathon Bombings

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By: Charlie Breitrose

First responders from Boston got a brush with fame on Sunday when they got to meet Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, the stars of the new movie R.I.P.D., a film about deceased police ("Rest In Peace Department) that
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 16, 2013 at 2:34 am

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Taxes Due Today for Those Affected by Marathon Bombings

(Credit: IRS.gov)

By: David Ertischek

Due to the Boston Marathon bombings, the Internal Revenue Service extended the individual income tax return deadline to July 1
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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Boston Pride Parade To Take on New Meaning in Wake of Bombings

Although Boston’s annual Pride Parade is intended to celebrate the city’s LGBT community, this year, in the wake of the marathon bombings, Boston Pride has taken on a whole new meaning.

Boston Pride organizers said that even a few days after the events at the marathon they knew this year’s event would be different.

“We felt that even our name was going beyond what it was understood to mean,” said Sylvain Bruni, a member of the Boston Pride Board of Directors. “We are an organization designed to promote awareness and inclusivity of the LGBT community, but Boston Pride is also about being proud of Boston and celebrating all of our diverse communities here.”

This year’s Boston Pride Parade, the culminating event of Boston’s Pride Week, will be bigger and better than ever, Bruni said. The parade, which takes place on Saturday at noon, will feature 247 organizations, up from 170 last year. As many as 35,000 people are expected to participate or watch the parade.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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Boston Fire Chief Resigns Amid Bombings Controversy

Fire Chief Steven Abraira was sworn in on Dec. 8, 2011.

After two years on the job, Boston’s top fire official has resigned in the wake of his supposed controversial handling of response to the Boston Marathon Bombings.

The Boston Globe reports Steve E. Abraira, chief of the Boston Fire Department, has resigned following complaints from 13 deputy chiefs who have accused him of failing to take control of the scene of the bombings April 15.

In an April letter to Mayor Thomas Menino, the deputy chiefs claim Abraira left the scene in the “hand of law enforcement,” according to the story.

Abraira has argued that the scene appeared under control when he arrived. 

Abraira was the first Boston Fire chief in history hired from outside its union, the Globe reports.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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FBI: Man Killed in Florida in Connection with Marathon Bombings

Mark Allen Lefkowitz, 44 of Colts Neck was indicted in January after pleading guilty to securities fraud as a stock trader.  According to FBI reports, Lefkowitz exploited "a little-known provision that allows companies to issue unregistered shares of stock to settle 'bona fide' debts."

One man is dead and an agent is injured after a confrontation between the FBI and Mass. State Police in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing in the Orlando area on Wednesday morning. 

The FBI on Wednesday morning said an agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing when he attacked the agent. 

The FBI identified the person shot and killed as Ibragim Todashev, 27.

During the confrontation, Todaschev was shot and killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries.  

“As this incident is under review, we have no further details at this time,” the FBI said. 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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British Prime Minister Visits Marathon Bombings Memorial

Cameron, in Booker's office, speaks with the mayor and police officials as reporters look on.

British Prime Minister David Cameron is spending time this week in Boston to offer his condolences to Gov. Deval Patrick on the Boston Marathon bombings and also discuss the lessons learned from the tragedy, according to WCVB.com.

The news station reported Cameron arrived in Boston Monday and went into a private meeting with Patrick. While Cameron didn’t address the meeting with reporters after the meeting, WCVB reported Patrick said the meeting “was great.”

Early Tuesday morning, Cameron and Patrick visited the makeshift Boston Marathon bombings memorial in Copley Square, according to an Associated Press report on WBUR.com.

Cameron met with President Barack Obama at the White House Monday before coming to Boston, according to WBUR.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 16, 2013 at 4:49 am

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Boston Marathon Bombings: One Month Later

One of the makeshift memorials near Copley Square

 

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 mourned.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the elder of the brothers and the alleged mastermind of the bombings, was killed in an unprecedented gunfight in Watertown during the early-morning hours April 19. The town and much of the region was on state mandated lockdown until late that evening. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

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After Marathon Bombings, Walk for Hunger Fundraising, Registrations Slow

The Walk for Hunger is on May 5, 2013.

For Project Bread Executive Director Ellen Parker, April 15 to 19 was the week almost everything stopped.

In Boston, and in places around the country and world, life as usual stopped as the Boston Marathon bombings unfolded April 15, then came to a dramatic conclusion on April 19 with the death of one bombing suspect and the capture in Watertown of another. 

What also stopped that week? The steady flow of registrations and fundraising for Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger, scheduled for Sunday, May 5. The walk is the oldest continuously operating pledge walk in the country, raising money for anti-hunger programs in Massachusetts.

“We’re trying hard to regain some lost ground,” Parker said. 

Online fundraising for the walk is down 6 percent this year, said Parker, who noted fundraising efforts by walkers typically speed up starting in mid-April, and continue through the walk the first weekend in May. This year, the Marathon bombings meant people’s attention turned elsewhere during the usual ramp-up to the walk, she said. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

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Friends Raising $750,000 for North End Woman Injured in Boston Marathon Bombings

According to a post on GoFundMe.com, North End resident Roseann Sdoia had attended the Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Monday, April 15 and had walked over to the finish line at Copley Square to watch the rest of the marathon when she was injured by the explosions. (Photo courtesy of Christine Rousseau Hart)

Friends of a North End woman severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings last week are hoping to raise $ 750,000 to help her with hospital costs and other needs during her recovery.

According to a post on GoFundMe.com, North End resident Roseann Sdoia had attended the Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Monday, April 15 and had walked over to the finish line at Copley Square to watch the rest of the marathon when she was injured by the explosions.

“Roseann suffered serious injuries as a result of the explosions and has lost a leg above the knee,” wrote Christine Rousseau Hart, who attended high school and college with Sdoia.

Hart posted a photo on the GoFundMe.com site that shows Sdoia watching the race in front of the restaurant Forum, standing three people away from eight-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester, who was one of three people killed in the bombings.

Sdoia reportedly has undergone several surgeries for her injuries. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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Rebel Group Denies Involvement in Marathon Bombings

Tamerlan Tsarnaev

The lone rebel group in the North Caucasus denied they had anything to do with Monday’s attack on the Boston Marathon.

Kavkazcenter.com, the website outlet of the Mujahideen rebel group of the Caucasus Emirate Province of Dagestan, reported Sunday: “The Command of the Province of Dagestan indicates in this regard that the Caucasian Mujahideen are not fighting against the United States of America. We are at war with Russia, which is not only responsible for the occupation of the Caucasus, but also for heinous crimes against Muslims.”

The site added: “Also, remember that even in respect to the enemy state of Russia, which is fighting the Caucasus Emirate, there is an order by the Emir Dokku Umarov, which prohibits strikes on civilian targets.”

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, known as the suspect wearing the black hat in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, was killed when he was run over by his brother, suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in a lengthy battle with law enforcement early Friday morning. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

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