‘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.

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 Attend Wake for Krystle Campbell (on Medford Patch)

Doctor ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Injured MBTA Officer’s Recovery (on Winchester Patch)

Crowd at Vigil for Sean Collier Vows to Be ‘Collier Strong’ (on Wilmington Patch)

‘We Are One With Boston’: Salem Stands With Boston (on Salem Patch)

Hingham Man Hurt in Boston Marathon Explosions (on Hingham Patch)

South End Patch