Thursday, May 23, 2013
One Fund Boston Administrator Kenneth Feinberg urged victims to get complete claims in, and offered help to get claims filled out.
One Fund Boston Administrator Kenneth Feinberger is urging Boston Marathon victims to get claims in before the June 15 deadine. “You would be amazed at how people in grief, with all sorts of uncertainty about their lives, don’t file. File at the last minute. File claim forms written in crayon,” Feinberg told the Boston Herald. Funds are scheduled to start being distributed on June 30, with the three families who lost a loved one to receive around $1 million. Next those who suffered double amputations or more would receive funds, then single amputees, then those who required an overnight hospital stay. The final protocal for dispersing funds can be seen here at One Fund's site. Downloadable claim forms are available through the One Fund…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Boston Athletic Association has invited more than 5,000 runners to take to the course again next year.
It's been just more than one month since the Boston Marathon Bombing and today the Boston Athletic Association announced that runners who were unable to finish will be invited back to the start line. "The opportunity to run down Boylston Street and to cross the finish line amid thousands of spectators is a significant part of the entire Boston Marathon experience," Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director, said. According to the B.A.A. there are 5,633 runners that started the race and made it past halfway who have been invited back for the race next year on April 21. "We want to thank our participants for their patience as we continue to work through the details of arranging this accommodation for them, and we ask for continued patience from …
Claims for One Fund Boston payments are being accepted through June 15, and funds will start being distributed on a rolling basis on June 30.
Boston Marathon bombing victims treated as outpatients at Boston-area hospitals are eligible to receive One Fund Boston payments. Claims are now being accepted through June 15, and money will start being handed out on June 30 on a rolling basis, according to One Fund Boston's website. The final protocal and prioritization for victims was also released through the website. Individual death claims, double amputeees, and those who suffered permanent brain damage are the top priority. Previously, One Fund Boston administrator Kenneth Feinberg had estimated the families of the three victims who died from the bombings, could receive $1 million. "Money is a pretty poor substitute," said Feinberg at one of the Town Hall meetings held to discuss…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote a note on the boat in Watertown where police found him hiding.
Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a goodbye note claiming that the bombings were retribution for the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and said he and his brother were martyrs. Tsarnaev scrawled the note on the inside of the boat where police found and arrested him, according to a report on CBS News Thursday morning. According the CBS report, the note stated: Bullets pierced the wall of the boat where the note was found. The shots were fired after a police officer covering the side of the boat spotted Tsarnaev come up out of the tarp and thought he had a bomb, according to the report. The note may help prosecutors' case against Tsarnaev. While he admitted to being behind the bombings, the statements were made before…
Copley Square makeshift memorial continues to grow as one-month anniversary of Boston Marathon bombings passes.
Crowds continued to gather at the makeshift memorial in Copley Square commemorating those impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings Wednesday, which marked one month since the attacks shook the city. There was no special occasion, no moment silence as 2:50 p.m. came and went, which was the time on April 15 when two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three and injurying 260 others. Instead, those at the memorial shared their own moments of quiet reflection as the memorial continues to grow. Ed Starbuck of Hyannis has been coming to the area nearly every day since shortly after the bombings. What started as a few flags he put down grew into the memorial which has been moved four times, most recently to its current locale. "I would …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The lawyers for Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov have said the two defendants had nothing to do with the bombings.
Two friends of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have waived their right to a probable cause hearing. Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, who have been charged with conspiring to obstruct justice by misleading investigators, had a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, according to WBZ. The two defendants filed a joint motion. Their lawyers said the men had nothing to do with the bombings. The two suspects have been accused of removing a backpack with explosives, as well as a computer, from Tsarnaev's Univerity of Massachusetts-Dartmouth dorm room, where the three met and became friends.
Signs of posttraumatic stress disorder could be showing now, one month following the Boston Marathon Bombings.
People who are still struggling to return to their normal way of life in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings should seek treatment now. The Boston Globe reports posttraumatic stress disorder might begin to show itself around now, four weeks removed from the April 15 attack at the marathon. Signs could include avoidance of the Boylston Street finish line area, panic attacks triggered by street noise or an overwhelming sense of fear when riding public transportation, the Globe reports. “While such symptoms commonly occur in the first few days or weeks after witnessing a traumatic event, they usually resolve on their own; if they don’t, mental health specialists often diagnose PTSD,” according to the story.
Monday, May 13, 2013
On Monday, May 13, Supercuts at 1336 Beacon Street is joining 200 salons and spas in the Boston/Greater New England area to raise money for hairstylist Celeste Corcoran and her daughter, Sydney, two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Saturday, May 11, 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, …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Jason Varitek, Rodney Harrison, Dee Brown and Matt Ryan took part in "Boston Strong Night" in Lawrenceville, Ga. They each shared a special message to the city they called home for many years.
They may live in Metro Atlanta now, but their hearts were with Boston Tuesday night. Jason Varitek won two World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox. Rodney Harrison also won a championship playing safety for the New England Patriots. Retired Basketball player Dee Brown won the NBA’s Slam Dunk contest while wearing the Boston Celtics’ uniform. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan played football at Boston College. All four came together to show their support for those affected by April’s bombings at the Boston Marathon on “Boston Strong Night” at a minor league baseball game in Lawrenceville, Ga. The athletes threw out the ceremonial first pitches before the start of the Gwinnett Braves game against the Pawtucket Red Sox. …