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126 One Fund Boston Applications Received So Far as Deadline Looms

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One Fund Boston funds will go to help the Boston Marathon victims.

As of Wednesday, 126 complete One Fund Boston applications had been submitted—a considerable increase as only a handful had been turned in a month ago, when fund administrators urged victims to apply.

“The applications will continue to be delivered throughout the day and up to the June 15 deadline. The submissions are being sent primarily via special overnight courier with some submissions coming in via U.S. mail. Most of the submitted applications are complete—those claimants whose applications are deficient are being contacted immediately as soon as the deficiency is determined,” Camille Biros, deputy administrator of the One Fund, told Patch.

While One Fund Boston administrator Ken Feinberg has repeatedly said that no amount of money will heal all the scars left from the bombings, the more than $ 45 million raised as of Wednesday morning will be distributed to many survivors.

“There was a tremendous outreach effort by the One Fund staff and the mayor’s office as well as MOVA [Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance] to reach all potential claimants and encourage them to submit their claims. We are confident that we will receive claims for all of those individuals who were physically injured and from the families of the deceased,” Biros said. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 14, 2013 at 11:43 am

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South End’s McKinley Among Schools That Received Suspicious Letters

The park extends along the perimeter of the parking lot behind McKinley School

One South End School, the McKinley school, was among the Boston public schools that received suspicious letters late last week.

As of Friday afternoon the Boston Police Department had collected 24 suspicious letters sent to Boston public schools, according to BPDnews.com.

“There does not appear to be any reason why any particular schools received letters, and it is possible that others have yet to arrive. The letters all appear to be from the same sender and have the same postmarked Texas address. The investigation is ongoing,” the BPDnews.com posting stated.

Boston Police increased presence at schools across the city on Thursday and Friday, and police have said there is no credible physical threat. The letters did not contain any dangerous substances.

The following schools received the letters:

Adams Elementary School
Beethoven Elementary School
Boston Community Leadership Academy
Boston International High School
Boston Latin Academy
Charlestown High School
Community Academy of Science and Health
Dorchester Academy
Edison K-8 School
Fenway High School
Gardner Pilot Academy
Henderson Elementary School
Irving Middle School
Mather Elementary School
McCormack Middle School
McKinley South End Academy
Murphy K-8 School
O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
O’Donnell Elementary School
Ohrenberger School
Quincy Upper School
Roger Clap Innovation School
Russell Elementary School
Tobin K-8 School read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 10, 2013 at 11:11 am

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Police: Boston Schools Received Suspicious Letters

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Boston Police are investigating several suspicious letters sent to different Boston Public Schools today, according to a statement from police.

The letters contained “threatening and disturbing” content, said police, but contained no dangerous subtances. Police said the letters were addressed to public schools in different areas of the city and were all postmarked from Texas. 

Police did not specify which schools received the letters. 

“Boston Police are collecting the letters and will investigate the source,” police said. “We do not know of any credible threat to our schools.”

Police said that school officials will continue to isolate any letters with a Texas address, and that police will increase their presence at schools in the following days and weeks. 

“While we remain vigilant and are taking appropriate action, we reiterate there is no credible physical threat and the letters did not contain any substances,” police said in the statement. “The safety of our students and school personnel is our top priority.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm

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20 Complete One Fund Boston Claims Received So Far

One Fund Boston funds will go to help the Boston Marathon victims.

One Fund Boston administrators have received 20 completed claims as of early Thursday, as the June 15 deadline to submit claims quickly approaches.

Last week One Fund Boston Administrator Kenneth Feinberg urged victims to submit claims, saying there had been only a few complete claims submitted.

“We have received 20 completed claims to date. This is consistent with the rate of receipt for other programs we have administered – as we get closer to the deadline the numbers will increase dramatically,” said Camille Biros, Deputy Administrator of the Fund. “The intent of the Fund is to complete the reviews and to begin issuing payments as quickly as possible.”

Biros added that Feinberg will meet with any potential claimant who wishes a face-to-face meeting with him.

Funds are scheduled to start being distributed on June 30, with the three families who lost a loved one to receive around $ 1 million.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm

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