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BPD investigating suspicious package near Marathon finish line

Boston Police are investigating two unattended backpacks left at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday night. A male suspect is in custody and is being questioned by police, according to a Boston Police Department spokesperson. The bomb squad is on the scene with the police to investigate the objects, said a BPD spokesperson. The Boston […]

Boston Medical Center honors Boston marathon victims at flag raising ceremony

Almost a year after the Boston Marathon bombings, Boston Medical Center hosted a flag-raising ceremony on Monday in remembrance of the tragedy. The ceremony, which was held on the lawn outside the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse and was attended by about 100 BMC medical professionals, residents and medical students, emphasized unity, hope and the care BMC has […]

Mayor Walsh creates ethics committee for Hub policies

To analyze the current practices and procedures associated with the city’s Ethics Policy, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh implemented the Ethics Committee to review relevant changes and implement new programs. The committee will enact a new Statement of Financial Interest for city employees and make changes to education programs pertaining to ethics issues, among other responsibilities. […]

Governor Patrick launches program to extend student visas

In order to allow foreign students with distinct skills and talents to remain in the country after their college visas expire, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick proposed a Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program Thursday to encourage students to build and grow businesses in the United States. The current H-1B visa allows employers to temporarily hire international employees […]

Boston Fire Department brings in federal agency for Back Bay fire investigation

In response to the Back Bay fire that took the lives of firefighters Edward Walsh Jr. and Michael Kennedy, the Boston Fire Department called in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Wednesday to conduct an investigation of the event and provide suggestions to prevent future fatalities. NIOSH’s Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program will analyze […]