Friday, May 10, 2013
The remains of Tamerlan Tsarnaev have been buried in a Muslim cemetery in a small town.
The body of one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers have been buried in a Muslim cemetery in a small town in Virginia. The Boston Globe reported Friday that Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in Doswell, Va., a small town about 15 miles from Richmond. The report cites two sources who have been "briefed on the situation" who said that the body was buried at Al-Barzakh Cemetery. What to do with the body of one of the two Boston Marathon Bombing suspects had become a controversy, as people protested outside a Worcester funeral home where the body was being kept. Officials had not been able to find a cemetery in Massachusetts that would accept the body. Tamerlan died on April 19 after a gun battle with police in Watertown…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Officials stress there is no threat to the public, details still emerging.
Boston Police announced a major new development in the Boston Marathon bombing case Wednesday morning. According to the department, there are three new suspects in custody. Boston Police tweeted the news just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. There were no further details, though the police said they would offer more information soon. There is no additional information being released at the moment. BPD said additional details will be provided when they become available. Police stressed there was no immediate threat to the public. UPDATES BELOW 4:40 p.m. Attorneys for the three suspects all gave brief statements outside of the courtroom. Each stressed that his client cooperated with the investigation. An attorney for Kadyrbayez denied that his …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev were among only a handful of Chechens in the area, including a prominent author/doctor in Needham.
After the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, reports indicated the two suspects had ties to Chechnya, a small state in the Russian Federation. Enough people confused Chechnya with the Czech Republic that the Czech embassy recently issued a statement that the two are unrelated and far removed. So, to learn more about the country and its history Wellesley College hosted a panel discussion on April 25 about Chechnya, Russia and the bombing. Philip Kohl, Professor of Slavic Studies and Anthropology; Nina Tumarkin, Professor of History; and former Ambassador Thomas Simons all spoke, and Professor of Russian Thomas Hodge moderated. The panel explored some of the historical, political and religious context of Chechnya, a republic of Russia…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
National Cash Mob Day is this Saturday, April 27, 2013. Discover Needham/Needham Business Association is sponsoring a Cash Mob to help support local business.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
At bedside hearing on Monday, Miranda rights were explained to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
When a suspect has been arrested, that person is informed he or she has the right, under the Constitution, to silence and to an attorney — these are what are known as Miranda rights. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said Friday that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda rights when taken into custody due to a public safety exception in cases of national security and acts of terrorism, but he has since had the Miranda rights read to him. At Tsarnaev's bedside hearing, a federal magistrate read him the Miranda rights on Monday. See the full transcript of the bedside hearing on the New York Times website (the reading of Miranda rights begins on Page 4). The exception stems from a 1984 case, New York V. …
Patch will post up-to-the-minute updates from MIT as Officer Sean Collier is honored by the school community.
Sean Collier will be remembered at an MIT memorial service at noon on Wednesday. Collier, who was killed Thursday, was laid to rest on Tuesday morning. Police believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects shot Collier as he responded to an unrelated robbery. Patch will provide updates throughout the memorial service. We welcome you to add your condolences and memories of Sean in the chat above once the live chat begins.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Boston Marathon bombings suspect currently hospitalized told FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect currently hospitalized admitted to FBI agents that he and his brother detonated the bombs planted near the finish line, the Boston Globe reports. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, made the reported admission on Sunday from his bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and had not yet been given a Miranda warning, the Globe reported. A "senior police official" told the Globe that authorities were not concerned about Tsarnaev not being read his Miranda rights, which means any statements he made would not be admissible in court, due to testimony of the Tsarnaev brother's alleged carjacking victim. According to the criminal complaint filed against Tsarnaev, during the carjacking on Thursday night one of the brothers…
Bookmark this page for a round-up of stories exclusively about the Boston Marathon victims, and efforts underway to help them.
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 …
The boy was laid to rest at a private ceremony Tuesday morning.
Martin Richard, the youngest of the victims killed in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, has been laid to rest. NECN.com reports parents Denise and Bill Richard had a private burial service and funeral for the boy Tuesday morning, and thanked the public for its support. “The outpouring of love and support over the last week has been tremendous. This has been the most difficult week of our lives and we appreciate that our friends and family have given us space to grieve and heal,” the parents said in a statement on NECN.com. The Richard family, from Dorchester, plan to have a public memorial service in the coming weeks, according to the site.
Similarly to the wake on Monday, there was massive police support at Tuesday's funeral for MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the line of duty last week.
The outpouring of support for slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier continued on Tuesday morning at Saint Patrick's Parish in Stoneham as police officers and loved ones filed into the church to pay their respects during a private funeral. Collier's wake was held on Monday at a nearby funeral home, with officers forming a long line then as well to say goodbye to their fellow officer. Support for Collier will continue on Wednesday at MIT when a larger memorial service will take place. According to reports, Vice President Joe Biden will be in attendance during the service, which begins at 12 p.m.