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Obama: ‘Even When Our Heart Aches… We Finish the Race.’

President Barack Obama speaks at the interfaith service in the South End on Thursday for the victims of the Boston Marathon terror bombings.

 

Mentioning scripture, sports teams, marathon icons, and harkening back to his days of living in the Boston area, President Barack Obama spoke during an interfaith service in the South End on Thursday.

“Like you, Michelle and I have walked these streets. Like you, we know these neighborhoods. And like you, in this moment of grief, we join you in saying — ‘Boston, you’re my home.’ For millions of us, what happened on Monday is personal. It’s personal,” said Obama, from the Cathredal of the Holy Cross. President Obama was the last speaker in an emotionally-charged service that also included speeches, and a moving performance by the Boston Children’s Chorus. 

Click here for the full text of President Obama’s speech.

Of the three victims, the president spoke of the liveliness of Medford native Krystle Campbell; Chinese national Lu Lingzi’s coming to BU as a grad student; and 8-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester. President Obama mentioned a picture being widely circulated of Richard, holding a handwritten sign that read: “No more hurting people. Peace.” Obama repeated the phrase with emphasis. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 19, 2013 at 1:00 am

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Group Aims to Hold ‘Last Mile’ Run/Walk from Kenmore to Finish Line on Saturday

"Ruckers" run the Marathon with 40-pound packs on April 15, 2013. Here they are in Kenmore Square, a mile before the finish line. A group is trying to hold a "Last Mile" run on Saturday for those who were not able to complete the course before the Marathon shut down.

 

If you were one of the runners forced to end your Marathon early because of the bombings — or someone who just wants to show solidarity — a group is working to let you go “The Last Mile” on Saturday.

Organizers are using Facebook to let people know of the effort. Here’s how they put it:

So, as you have all heard by now, some coward likes to blow up trash cans. In doing so, this person or persons have hindered many from accomplishing something they have been training very hard to do over the past year. This is simple, we are going to Kenmore Square to finish the race for those who ran, and for those who can never run again. Share this with your friends, your families, your enemies, and anyone in between. Come join us and run, jog, walk, limp, wheel, or crawl that last mile.

Organizers say they aren’t sure if they can get the proper permits in time. They also say that, clearly, if the stretch is still a crime scene they don’t want people jogging through and getting themselves arrested. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm

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Scores Injured by Explosion at Boston Marathon Finish Line

Dozens of people were injured and two were reportedly killed by two explosions near the Boston Marathon finish line. There are multiple reports of victims with missing limbs, bloodied heads and other extremely serious injuries. WBZ-4 reported at least a dozen victims with “grave injuries.”

“This is a horrific day in Boston,” Governor Deval Patrick said. “My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured. I have been in touch with the President, Mayor Menino and our public safety leaders. Our focus is on making sure that the area around Copley Square is safe and secured. I am asking everyone to stay away from Copley Square and let the first responders do their jobs.”

Vineyard Runners Reported Safe after Marathon Explosions

Cranston Councilman Works in Boston, Took Today Off

Three EG Runners Confirmed OK after Bombs Explode at Boston Marathon Finish. 

Mansfield Resident at Marathon: All Hell Broke Lose

Grafton Family Near Boston Marathon Finish Line When Bombs Explode

Angie Miller Sends ‘My Heart to My Home’

Portsmouth Runner: Felt ‘Like a War Zone’

Medfield Marathoner Was Detoured Near Finish Line

Running to Ministry: Church Reaches Out After Boston Marathon Explosions

Tewksbury Nurse, ‘It Was Like A War Zone’

Tragedy Mars First Boston Marathon

Veteran Milford Marathoner Describes a Chaotic Scene in Boston

Exeter Marathon Runner ‘Grateful to be Alive’

Somerville Marathoner Guides Blind Runner Yards Away From Explosions

“It was the loudest thing I’ve ever heard it stopped us in our tracks,” said Marathon spectator Jennifer Curro.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 16, 2013 at 3:36 am

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