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

A woman wearing a Boston Marathon jacket bows her head in prayer in Framingham. (File photo)

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. read more


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

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Prayer Vigils and Services: Response to the Boston Marathon Bombings


For some, a prayer vigil or service is a way to gather with others and spiritually support the bombing victims, the city of Boston — even the perpetrator/s. 

For others, it is a way to seek answers — or peace, in the face of unsettling evil.

Or even just share quiet company with others or with God.

Patch is gathering a list of all the prayer services and vigils in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. Below is a list of vigils and services being held and open to the public; we will be adding to it all day. If we don’t have it listed here, please add your own to the comment section below:


Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation

What: Meditation and prayer vigil

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

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Where: All Saints’ Episcopal Church

When: 12:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.

What: Prayer service read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 17, 2013 at 8:16 am

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PHOTOS: Vigils for Victims in Boston

Hundreds and hundreds of people turned out to several vigil events held around the city of Boston on Tuesday night.

Mourners gathered on Boston Common early in the evening to sing together, light candles and make signs to express their support for the victims and for the city of Boston. 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 17, 2013 at 2:19 am

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