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BU Student Remembered As ‘Bright, Intelligent, Beautiful’

Lingzi Lu’s family remembers her as the “joy of [their] lives,” an ambitious young woman, full of dreams and hopes and love for her friends and family. An outpouring of comments on various articles remembers her as an “amazing girl,” with a “beautiful smile.” All that spirit, all that life, was cut tragically short Monday, April 15, when Lu, 23, was killed in the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, a terrorist act that also claimed the lives of 8-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester, and 29-year-old Krystle ­Campbell, of Medford.  In an open letter, Lu’s family said Lu “was a bright and wonderful child.” “We were thrilled to watch her grow into an intelligent and beautiful young woman,” the letter reads. “She was a positive role model for many others.” It was her dream to study in the United States, according to the letter. She was realizing that dream as a graduate student at Boston University where she was studying statistics, according to her LinkedIn profile. “She wanted to play a role in international business, specializing in applied mathematics,” the letter reads. “She has been studying very hard toward her goal. Sadly, it was not to be.” In her short 23 years, according to the Boston Herald, Lu worked passionately to achieve her goals, pursuing academic excellence at a competitive high school in her home city of Shenyang, China, before attending the Beijing Institute of Technology on her way to BU. According to her LinkedIn profile, Lu had already made connections with such prestigious firms as Deloitte, where she worked as a manager assistant in late 2011, and the Bank of China, where she interned in the summer of 2010. Tasso Kaper, chairman of mathematics and statistics, told the Boston Globe that Lu was a “very smart student” and a “very bright young scientist.” “It’s a tragic loss for us,” Kaper told the Globe, going on to explain that Lu was talkative and tightly connected to a few close friends. “She was really the spokesman of the group,” Kaper told the Globe. “The word bubbly maybe is kind of a corny word, but, yeah, that’s what describes her.” And she loved the city of Boston, according to her family. “While she was here, she fell in love with Boston and its people. She loved her new friends and her professors at Boston University.”  Her story and her life have brought thousands to a Facebook page dedicated to her memory, which had nearly 7,800 Likes as of Saturday morning. Lu’s family is hopeful that her life can serve as an example and encouragement […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 20, 2013 at 7:16 pm

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Third Victim of Boston Bombings was BU Grad Student

A Boston University graduate student has been identified as the third victim of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, according to BU Today. The student’s name has not been released, pending notification of family. The student was reportedly watching the race with two other BU students near the finish line. One of the other students was also injured and is in stable condition at Boston Medical Center. The third student was unharmed. Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old Medford native, was identified earlier today as the second victim of the explosions. Eight-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester was also killed in the blasts. More than 170 others were also injured. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 17, 2013 at 12:44 am

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Search for Missing Brown Student Expanded to Boston

Sunil Tripathi, a 22 year old student at Brown University went missing last Saturday, March 16 around 11:00 a.m. He was last seen on the East Side of Providence, although the search has expanded to Boston, Connecticut, New York, and Philadelphia. “Sunil could be anywhere,” said his mother Judy Tripathi. He was wearing a pair of blue jeans, a black Eastern Mountain Sports ski jacket, glasses, and a Philadelphia Eagles wool hat. He is six feet tall and weighs 130 pounds. ‘He’s my best friend,” said Sunil’s older sister Sangeeta.  “He’s very quiet and humble.”  Family and friends are working with the Providence Police and the Brown University Department of Pubic Safety to find Sunil. The FBI has joined the greater Providence community to assist in the investigation. To help with the search or get updates from the family, “like” the Facebook page, Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi.  If you have any information on Sunil Tripathi call the Providence police at (401) 243-6191. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 24, 2013 at 9:32 pm

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Boston Schools Get New Student Assignment Policy

The Boston School Committee adopted a new assignment policy that does away with a decades-old system at a landmark Wednesday night vote. The new policy will use a computer-generated algorithm to produce a list of six schools for parents to choose from based on distance to school, capacity and MCAS test scores, according to Boston.com. Four of the six schools listed will be of “medium to high quality,” Boston.com reports. The system will be implemented beginning September 2014. “Tonight’s historic vote marks a new day for every child in the City of Boston,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “A more predictable and equitable student assignment system that emphasizes quality and keeps our children close to home has been a long time coming for our city. Boston Public Schools have never been stronger – and now is the time to ensure our student assignment process reflects the great progress we’ve made.” Since 1989, Boston parents had about 24 schools to choose from within three large assignment zones.  The School Committee voted 6 to 1 in favor of the new policy. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm

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Mass. bill would allow parole for juvenile killers – Boston.com

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - January 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm

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