Thursday, May 9, 2013
Copy Inks, located on Washington St. in Stoughton will send 100-percent of the profits directly to The One Fund Boston, Inc. foundation.
The following is adapted from a press release from Copy Inks: A Stoughton business is stepping up to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. To help support The One Fund Boston, Inc., Copy Inks on Washington St. is selling its own "Boston Strong" bumper stickers for a minimum donation of $1. One hundred percent of the profits will be sent directly to The One Fund Boston, Inc., which has been set up to help those most affected by those tragic events. The first printing of 4” x 6” oval stickers is nearly sold out. Copy Inks has ordered a second printing that will be arriving the week of May 13th along with a smaller 1.5” x 2.5” size. Copy Inks has increased its fundraising goal from $500 to $2,500, and would like help from the…
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 …
The Dartmouth men joked with Tsarnaev about his resemblance to the FBI suspect photos, then “freaked out” when they concluded it was really him.
Federal law officials believe three classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev destroyed evidence in Darmouth while the suspected bombing brothers fought police in a gunfight in Watertown. In a complaint filed in federal court Wednesday, special agent Scott Cieplik claims suspect Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov destroyed or concealed a laptop and backpack filled with fireworks. Third suspect Robel Phillipos, meanwhile, is being charged with lying to federal officials. According to the complaint, the April 18 night started when Kadyrbayev texted Tsarnaev, needling his friend about his resemblance to the FBI photos released earlier that day. Tsarnaev wrote back "LOL" and then said Kadyrbayev could go get anything they needed from Tsarnaev's …
Owner of Stoughton-based J Ashley Jewelry, Jessica Ashley Benson, is using her handcrafted jewelry to help make a difference.
After hearing about the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks last month Stoughton native Jessica Ashley Benson, owner of J Ashley Jewelry, knew she wanted to help out in some way. Benson, who graduated from Stoughton High School in 2008, attended the North Bennett Street School in Boston and studied jewelry making and repair before starting her own company selling handcrafted jewelry. “I decided that I wanted to do something proactive after the events occurred. It was a horrible tragedy and I knew that One Fund Boston was set up. So I’ve been doing this personalized jewelry for six months and I thought what better way than to wear your pride,” Benson said. Benson began making hand stamped pendant necklaces that say 'Boston Strong' made of …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Stoughton YMCA hosted a well-attended Children's Hospital Boston Blood Drive Thursday afternoon.
In honor of the victims and first responder heroes of the Boston Marathon Bombings, the Stoughton YMCA hosted a Children's Hospital Boston Blood Drive Thursday afternoon. Like the other blood drives held at the Y, it was run by Mary Coulter-Bennett, a Stoughton resident and group fitness coordinator at the Stoughton YMCA. She was at marathon on April 15, watching from the grandstands at the finish line, across the street from where the explosion took place. Her brother, Stoughton resident William Coulter, was running and she was there to support three members of the YMCA staff also running. "It is helpful to my personal healing to see that people care that much and people were willing to sit and wait [to donate]," Coulter-Bennett …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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.