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Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s friend found guilty of obstruction of investigation

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was convicted Monday of obstructing investigation into the terrorist attack that killed 3 people and injured more than 260 during the 2013 Boston Marathon. After about 14 hours of deliberations over three days, a 12-member jury in the U.S. District Court in South Boston found former […]

Walsh names new commissioner and chief for Boston Fire Department

Boston Fire Department Deputy Chief Joseph E. Finn, a member of the department for almost 30 years, will soon assume the role of both Commissioner and Chief of BFD, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday at the fire department headquarters. Finn, a 53-year-old Quincy resident, will take over for current Interim Commissioner and Chief John […]

Harvard buildings investigated after report of three bombs on campus

Several Harvard University buildings were evacuated Saturday following a phone call from a man who claimed he was armed and had placed three bombs on Harvard’s campus. The buildings have since been reopened, and law enforcement officials of the Harvard University Police Department, Cambridge Police Department and Cambridge Fire Department have cleared the areas where […]

Increases on federal loan interest rates take effect Tuesday

Effective Tuesday, college students taking out loans for the 2014-2015 school year will see an interest rate increase for federal Stafford loans, PLUS loans and some graduate loans. The interest on an undergraduate Stafford loan will be raised from 3.66 percent to 4.66 percent. The graduate loans affected will now have 6.21 percent interest rates, […]

Jury selection begins for friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

The lawyers defending Azamat Tazhayakov, who is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy in the investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, began selecting a jury for Tazhayakov’s trial alongside federal prosecutors Monday. Tazhayakov, who is the first of Tsarnaev’s four friends to be put on trial for obstruction charges, allegedly removed Tsarnaev’s […]