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‘The Smurfs 2’ in Theaters Now (Sponsored)

Get ready for summer fun for the whole family — ‘The Smurfs 2’ is in theaters now! Sponsored by ‘The Smurfs 2’ South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 1, 2013 at 6:20 pm

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‘The People That Matter:’ Updates on Victims, Vigils

Thousands of Facebook users have been sharing this passionate post from the ‘Salty Dad’ fan page (must be signed in to Facebook to see), expressing a desire to learn more about the Boston Marathon victims, and less about the suspects. “It is time that we, as a nation, demand that the press, the politicians, the pundits, and the 24 hour ‘news’ channels news start focusing on the people that matter, and ignore the ones that don’t,” the original poster wrote, referencing the media attention given to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.   We at Patch want to do our part keeping the victims’ memories alive. We’ll update this article as often as possible, with articles about and for the victims that have been published in Patch and other media outlets. We’ll also include stories about heroism, about helpers, about fundraisers and vigils. If you are looking for other coverage, too, you may refer to this page that compiles the latest about the investigation. Click the links below for full articles (as we update this story, newer stories will be posted at the top): Hundreds of Kraft Employees Stand as One Boston On Gillette Stadium (on Foxborough Patch) Police, Residents Attend Sean Collier’s Wake (on Wilmington Patch) Bombing Victim From Stoneham Finally Opens Eyes (on Stoneham Patch) Images That Capture the American Spirit (on Buzzfeed) Collier Memorial Grows at MIT (on Somerville Patch) Krystle Campbell Honored During Solemn Funeral Service (Video) (on Medford Patch) Memorial Walk in Milford Planned for Marathon Victims (on Milford Patch) Hingham Track Coach Among First Responders (on Hingham Patch) New Balance Donates $ 1M to One-Fund Boston (on West-Roxbury Patch) Fundraiser at Bittersweet Bakery for Marathon Bombing Victims (on Woburn Patch) Krystle Campbell Mourned at Medford Funeral (on Medford Patch) Runners to Show Support for Victims Monday Evening (on Fenway-Kenmore Patch) Boston Medical Center Hoping for ‘Mass Exodus’ as Victims Recover (on Boston.com) Funds Set Up for Victims (on The Huffington Post) Patriots’ Stevan Ridley Joins Local Dodgeball Tourney to Raise Money for Victims (on Foxborough Patch) Martin Richard Mourned at Tearful Service (on Boston.com) BU Scholarship Honoring Lu Lingzi (on Brookline Patch) Partners Donates $ 1M to One Fund (on Fenway-Kenmore Patch) Marblehead Children Raise Money for One Fund Boston With Lemonade/Art Stand (on Marblehead Patch) Keith Yandle Honors Martin Richard With Warm-Up Jersey (on SBnation.com) Friends Raising $ 750,000 for North End Woman Injured in Bombings (on North End Patch)  Sharon Police Assisted With Marathon Bombing Response Crews (on Sharon Patch)  Wellesley College Rings Bells for Marathon Victims (on Wellesley Patch) Hundreds […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 9:04 am

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

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.” In 2002, Garabedian obtained a $ 10 million settlement for 86 victims or survivors of former priest John Geoghan. The following year Garabedian represented 120 victims and survivors of more than 40 different priests, along with lawyers representing other victims and survivors of abuse, an obtained an $ 85 million settlement with the Archdiocese of Boston.  “The decades of sexual abuse by thousands of priests of thousands of children, and tens of thousands of priests and children has to stop. The pope has to set an example by instituting a moral policy, which will guide individuals within this group. Child abuse has to end period,” said Garabedian. “The Catholic church is an institution that for decades upon decades has been practicing and allowing priests to sexually molest children and to enable priests to molest children. It’s an institution that got caught and now is allowed to police themselves. I highly doubt the Catholic church will correct its way. It should have supervision from the ouside. Such as law enforcement authorities and legislation, which will enable victims to proceed with lawsuits.” Asked why he thinks the church continutes to allow sexual abuse to continue, Garabedian made the main reason clear: “They’re a trillion dollar business that is very powerful and in turn does not listen to forces from the outside and does what it wants to do.”  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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

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