Posts tagged "Vigils"

‘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 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 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 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 […]


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: Andover: Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation What: Meditation and prayer vigil When: Thursday, 7 p.m. For more: Attleboro:  Where: All Saints’ Episcopal Church When: 12:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. What: Prayer service For more: Billerica: Where: The Common in Billerica Center When: 5:30 p.m. tonight What: The churches and faith communities of Billerica will gather for a time of prayer for peace and healing Boston: Where: The First Church of Christ, Scientist When: Noon and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday What: Church services with a healing response to the events. The church is also open for tours; during tour hours, people are also invited to come in for quiet prayer and contemplation.   Where: Arlington Street Church When: 8 p.m. tonight What: Vigil   Where: Old West Church United Methodist When: 7 p.m. tonight What: Vigil   Where: The Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, across from the Boston Common When: 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. tonight What: Interfaith prayer vigils Burlington: Where: Temple Shalom Emeth When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 What: Shabbat service conducted by Rabbi Abramson and Cantorial Soloist Ben Silver will contain prayers and reflections on this tragedy Chestnut Hill: Where: St. Ignatius Church, located on the edge of the Boston College campus at 28 Commonwealth Ave. When: 5 p.m. tonight What: A “Mass of Healing and Hope;” all members of the BC communtiy are invited. University President William P. Leahy will celebrate the mass and a sacramental anointing for healing will follow the service. Concord: Where: First Parish When: 7 p.m. tonight What: Vespers service Danvers: Where: United Methodist Church When: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. What: The church will be open for those who would seek a place of peace and prayer.    Where: Maple Street […]


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.  South End Patch


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

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