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Boston Pride Parade To Take on New Meaning in Wake of Bombings

Although Boston’s annual Pride Parade is intended to celebrate the city’s LGBT community, this year, in the wake of the marathon bombings, Boston Pride has taken on a whole new meaning.

Boston Pride organizers said that even a few days after the events at the marathon they knew this year’s event would be different.

“We felt that even our name was going beyond what it was understood to mean,” said Sylvain Bruni, a member of the Boston Pride Board of Directors. “We are an organization designed to promote awareness and inclusivity of the LGBT community, but Boston Pride is also about being proud of Boston and celebrating all of our diverse communities here.”

This year’s Boston Pride Parade, the culminating event of Boston’s Pride Week, will be bigger and better than ever, Bruni said. The parade, which takes place on Saturday at noon, will feature 247 organizations, up from 170 last year. As many as 35,000 people are expected to participate or watch the parade.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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Police, Residents Attend Officer Sean Collier’s Wake

Police officers from across the region were represented at the wake for Sean Collier on Monday afternoon in Stoneham.

Flags at half-staff, a police caravan leading a hearse and the Patriot Guard Riders lining Main Street in Red, White and Blue.

A long, almost silent trail of mourners waiting to enter a local funeral home and a row of TV news trucks.

Bystanders and passersby no longer have to ask, “What happened?” “What’s going on?”

They know.

It’s a scene that’s become all too familiar – Sunday in Medford, Monday in Stoneham and at Boston University and soon in Dorchester.

On Monday in Stoneham, police paid respects to one of their own, 27-year-old Sean Collier, an officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was shot and killed Thursday night in his police car.

Hundreds of others also attended the wake for Collier, a Wilmington native and Somerville resident, at the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home on Common Street. The wake was private. A public memorial ceremony is scheduled for noon Wednesday, April 24, at MIT’s Briggs Field (270 Vassar St., Cambridge). read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 7:35 am

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Sean Collier’s Wake Turns Out Large Police Crowd

A long line of police officers paid their respects to Sean Collier during his wake on Monday afternoon.

They call it the thin blue line. But there was nothing thin about the amount of support shown for a fallen brother on Monday afternoon in Stoneham.

A long line of police officers from across the region attended the wake of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier Monday at the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home on Common Street.

Collier was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, April 17, allegedly by the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. Over 1,000 residents showed their support on Saturday during a vigil in Wilmington.

A public memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at 12 p.m. in Cambridge. According to reports Vice President Joe Biden will be among those in attendance.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 6:03 am

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Hundreds Attend Wake for Krystle Campbell

Medford Resident Roberto Garutti discusses why he came to the wake of Boston Marathon bombings victim Krystle Campbell Sunday.

Friends and family began the process of saying goodbye to Krystle Campbell Sunday, showing strength in their numbers.

Campbell, 29, was a Medford native and Arlington resident killed in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

The line that formed at Dello Russo Funeral Home on Main Street was lengthy even before the doors opened at 3 p.m., eventually wrapping around the corner of Billings Avenue.

The program Sunday’s wake, provided to Patch by funeral director Fred Dello Russo, Jr., was adorned with pictures of Campbell, a 2001 Medford High School graduate, throughout her life.

Inscribed in the middle of the program was the following message:

“Always remember we love you. Although you could not stay, you’ll always remain in our hearts, until we meet again, our beautiful Krystle.”

The wake brought out some who had no previous connection to Campbell.

Roberto Garutti, a Medford resident who lives on nearby George Street, said he didn’t know Campbell or her family. But he felt compelled Sunday to come and pay his respects. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 21, 2013 at 10:26 pm

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