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Last Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Heads Home

On the 100th day since the April 15 attacks, Stoneham resident Marc Fucarile left Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for the next stage of his recovery. South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 24, 2013 at 9:45 pm

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Marathon Bombing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

The man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon was arraigned in federal court today on 30 charges including including charges of using weapons of mass destruction and murder. Seventeen of the charges carry a potential death penalty sentence.  Dzho South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm

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Marathon Bombing Suspect Tsarnaev Due in Court Wednesday

The lone suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will appear in court Wednesday, nearly two weeks after a grand jury returned a 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

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Grand Jury Hammers Marathon Bombing Suspect with 30 Charges

Article written by Roberto Scalese A federal jury returned 30 counts against suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The 70-page indictment includes charges for weapons of mass destruction, murder and more. "Seventeen South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm

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Summer Shack Fundraiser For Bombing Victim

The Boston Herald reported that a fundraiser will be held next month by Summer Shack for an employee who was severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. Karen Rand, office manager for Summer Shack, which has a location in Back Bay, lost a leg when the first bomb went off near the finish line on Boylston Street. Her friend and former co-worker, Krystle Campbell, was one of three people killed April 15. The restaurant will hold a “Spectacular LobsterBake” at its seasonal location on Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor June 5, according to the Herald. Tickets will be $ 100 and 200 will be sold. To make reservations, call 617-520-9501, extension 1022. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 16, 2013 at 1:44 am

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Special Homecoming for Marathon Bombing Survivor

Wearing a white T-shirt with the words “Roseann Strong” in bright orange letters, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia made her way home Tuesday morning, after a grand send-off at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital that included a three-engine escort from the Boston Fire Department. The milestone came almost exactly one month after the April 15 explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured more than 260 people. Sdoia had attended that day’s Red Sox game at Fenway Park and headed over to Copley Square to watch the rest of the marathon when she was caught up in one of the two explosions. On Tuesday, Sdoia spoke to reporters in the lobby of the new Spaulding Hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard before making her way outside on crutches and climbing into a friend’s waiting car. “I’m doing really good. I’m excited to go home,” Sdoia said. “I’m definitely going to miss this place, but I’m excited to go home.” Asked how she expects life to change once she leaves the hospital, Sdoia said she plans to take it “day by day.” “I’m just trying to get back to my normal life and routine,” she said. Sdoia said she expects to be return to Spaulding in about two weeks for a follow-up appointment and to get fitted for a prosthetic leg. “Tomorrow, I get my staples out of both legs, which I’m looking forward to. […] Then it’s really just trying to see how every day goes. I used to run, and I’m hoping at some point through the prosthetic process I get back to running,” she said. As for how she is doing emotionally since the day of the bombings, Sdoia said she thinks she’s OK. “My philosophy has always been, and if you ask my friends, I look at it as things happen for a reason and once it’s happened you just have to move forward, because that’s what it is. There’s no way or no reason to look back and say why did this happen or just focus on the negative. At this point, I just have to look forward,” she said. Sdoia thanked the many people who had helped save her life and get her to that point—several of which stood beside her as she got ready to go home, including Northeastern University student Shores Salter, who came across an injured Sdoia in the aftermath of the bombing and helped get her off the street, using a belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding on her right leg. “I have the best support system that helped me that day. It […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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Brothers Injured in Bombing Recovering Together at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Brothers JP and Paul Norden reunited last Friday at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where they are both undergoing care for injuries sustained in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings. Used to seeing each other several times a day before the explosion that left them both without one leg, the brothers were glad for the reunion, though it will be short-lived—Paul is expected to be released from Spaulding soon for out-patient care, while JP will remain behind. “I can’t even describe…” Paul, 31, said when asked what it was like to be back with his brother. “I didn’t see him for 14 days, and it was so tough. I see him every day of my life. So it’s just amazing to be back to normal.” JP, 33, said of their reunion: “It’s the best thing ever.” At a press conference held Monday at Spaulding’s new location in the Charlestown Navy Yard, the Stoneham natives spoke about the many emotions they had experienced over the past month, the ups and downs of rehabilitation and their special bond as brothers—which comes with a healthy side of competition. Paul even joked that the hospital that treated him after the bombing, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was better than Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which treated JP. (Both brothers had nothing but good things to say about their respective medical teams.) At Spaulding, the brothers are able to visit each other’s rooms, and Paul said, once he’s been discharged, he plans to visit JP every day. “Unfortunately, I do believe it does help [to be recovering together]. I’d rather it not be that way, but it is that way,” Paul said. “We’re going to work hard and get through this.” The pair also said they were grateful for the overwhelming support of their family, friends, doctors and first responders—as well as people they had never met who have rallied around them to raise funds or just to say hi. “The managers must go nuts here [at Spaulding]—we’ve got 30 visitors a day,” JP said. “They’re the ones that keep us positive.” “I’ve had Facebook people from Britain asking how I’m doing. It’s really been nice to know that people care,” he added. The brothers said they are concerned about friends who were also injured in the bombing but that they were focusing on their own recovery. “We think of all the other friends of ours that got hurt, but we have to focus on ourselves getting better first,” Paul said. JP and Paul Norden were spectators, waiting for a friend to finish the Boston Marathon, when the two explosions went off. The moments after the explosions […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

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Families of Marathon Bombing Victims Could Receive $1 Million Each

One Fund Boston administrator Kenneth Feinberg led a Town Hall meeting on Monday to discuss how funds will be distributed to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Feinberg, who helped distribute the private funds for victims of 9/11, the Aurora, CO theater shooting and the Virginia Tech shooting, said the final protocol for fund distribution will be completed by May 15.  The One Fund Boston currently has $ 28 million pledged, with $ 11 million in cash, Feinberg said in a publicly broadcast meeting from the Copley Public Library. Feinberg reiterated that it was possible the families of the four victims could be given a million dollars. Initial protocol listed different levels of compensation for double and single amputees.  “Whatever we do with this fund is inadequate. Lower your expectations of this fund. If you had a billion you wouldn’t have enough money to … compensate people,” Feinberg said. Claims will be accepted from May 15 to June 15. From June 16 to the end of June, Feinberg and his six assistants will determine who is eligible.   “Actual checks will go out to people who have proven claims on June 30,” Feinberg said. In attendance Monday were members of the Massachusetts Bar Association offering free legal advice to those seeking claims. Feinberg said emergency funds will be granted to claimants for initial claims, while victims provide things such as doctor bills to bring their claim up to protocol.  Feinberg said there have already been “a couple 100” claims submitted through the OneFundBoston site. Individuals can also call 855-617-3683 (FUND) for more information. On June 30, an independent audit will begin to look at how much money was received and how much was given out. The audit will be made public. How much money was individually given and to whom will not be made public, he said. “The fund will continue. I’m sure there will be more money after June 30 that will come into the fund,” Feinberg said. A second town hall meeting was to take place on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Copley Library and was available by webcast. Feinberg held an open discussion on the protocol for victims to receive money, but he stated his missive clearly. “The mayor has been clear. The mayor has been clear. Get the money out. Our mission at One Fund Boston is to get you your money,” he said. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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Week in Review: More Bombing Suspects in Custody, Crime Down in South End

The following were the top articles on South End Patch from April 29 to May 3, 2013: South End Senate Primary Results Gomez, Markey get the most votes in the South End’s precincts. Boston Police: Three New Bombing Suspects in Custody Officials stress there is no threat to the public, details still emerging. What Sold in the South End: Douglas Park Condo for $ 352K Sold properties in the Boston area this week, April 24 – May 1. South End Crime Down Over First 4 Months in 2013 See how big a drop in crime the South End experienced in 2013 over the same period in 2012. Police: Man Charged with Drug Possession, Attempting to Break into Car on Harrison Ave The man told police the car allegedly belonged to his girlfriend. It allegedly didn’t.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 5, 2013 at 10:43 am

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Tsarnaev’s College Friends Face Federal Charges in Boston Marathon Bombing

  In the days following the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, accused suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev texted with a college friend thrusting him and two others into the precarious situation of helping the man who may have attacked the city. Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, Azamat Tazhayakov, 20, and Robel Phillipos, 20, looked every bit as young in their initial federal court appearance Wednesday afternoon as their actions in the days following the bombing would indicate, according to the federal criminal complaint against them. Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov each face one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, and Phillipos faces a charge of making false statements in a terrorism investigation. Each voluntarily denied bail and were detained following their appearance before Judge Marianne B. Bowler at John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston. Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov, nationals of Kazakhstan who were in immigration court Wednesday morning because of expired student visas, face a maximum penalty of five years in prison with three years supervised release and a fine of $ 250,000. Phillipos faces a maximum penalty of an eight-year prison term with three years supervised release and a fine of $ 250,000. All three said they would be able to afford lawyers. Kadyrbayev, Tazhayakov and Phillipos, who all attended University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with Tsarnaev, are accused of disposing of a backpack they found in Tsarnaev’s Pine Dale Hall dorm room that contained fireworks emptied of gunpowder and a laptop computer at around 10 p.m. April 18. Kadyrbayev stuffed the backpack, fireworks and laptop in a black trash bag and threw it in a trash dumpster near the Carriage Drive apartments in New Bedford where Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov lived. Hours before, after seeing the photos released by the FBI of Dzokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Kadyrbayev texted Dzokhar Tsarnaev and told him he looks like the suspect, according to the complaint, filed by FBI special agent Scott P. Cieplik. It was then that they decided to go to Tsarnaev’s dorm room and take action. “Tsarnaev’s return texts contained ‘lol’ and other things Kadyrbayev interpreted as jokes such as ‘you better not text me’ and ‘come to my room and take whatever you want,’” the complaint says. In court, the stone-faced, soft-spoken suspects appeared in T-shirts, a sweatshirt and jeans. At one point Bowler scolded Phillipos for not paying attention. “I suggest you pay attention to me rather than looking down,” she said. Phillipos, from Cambridge, is accused to lying to federal investigators about his role in the attempted cover up. In an April 19 inverview, he told investigators he did not go to Tsarnaev’s dorm room after texting with Kadyrbayev April 18. He later […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm

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