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

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"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.”

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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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Police: South End Man Kicked 8-Year-Old Girl on Orange Line

The photo taken of Antwan Crawford on a cell phone on the Orange Line.

A South End man is facing assault annd battery charges for allegedly kicking an 8-year-old girl in the leg on the Orange Line a few weeks ago, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

South End resident Antwan Crawford, 33, was arraigned on Thursday in Charlestown District Court on one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for the incident aboard an Orange Line train near Community College station on Feb. 27. 

Witnesses told police that a man had been engaged in a verbal altercation with another passenger whom the man apparently believed had stepped on his sneakers.  It was in the aftermath of that altercation that the child reported to her mother that the man had kicked her in the leg.

Using her phone, the mother of the victim snapped the man’s picture. Using that phone photo, police at Bunker Hill Community College identified the man as Crawford based on a previous arrest for trespassing. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 21, 2013 at 10:38 pm

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Boston Sexual Abuse Attorney: ‘The New Pope Will Just Toe the Company Line’

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

A Boston attorney who has helped hundreds of Catholic sexual abuse victims obtain settlements believes the new pope will continue to ignore sexual abuse issues.

“Pope Benedict and the current pope will just toe the company line. And he’s going to continue to sweep sexual abuse issues under the rug and maintain the secrecy, which has allowed sexual predators to thrive,” said Mitchell Garabedian, who heads a Boston law firm specializing in helping victims of sexual abuse. “I think sources from outside will continue to force the church to reveal the ugliness of child abuse within the church.”

Garabedian also offered his recommendations for the new pope – Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina.

“For an institution such as the Catholic church to hold themselves as the most moral organization in the world – they have to act morally. The pope is the leader of that institution. He has to clear house. He has to get rid of bishops who have allowed children to be molested. He has to report them to the police and support victims who have been sexually molested. The pope has to institute a policy of transparency so that victims are allowed to heal, and other victims are empowered – and the world is made a safer place for children.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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