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Surveillance videos shown from finish line, tweets of Boston Marathon bombing suspect read aloud in court

Surveillance videos shown from finish line, tweets of Boston Marathon bombing suspect read aloud in court

Monday marked day three of testimony in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who allegedly, with his older deceased brother Tamerlan, placed two bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street on April 15, 2013. The bombs killed three and injured more than 260. He is pleading not guilty to all 30 federal counts for […]

by Katie Aramento· · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Police Officer Lauren Woods testified in court Thursday about her efforts to save Boston University student Lingzi Lu's life. ILLUSTRATION BY COURTNEY DUTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

In day two of Tsarnaev trial testimony, prosecution calls police officers, victims, families to stand

Thursday marked day two of trial testimonies for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who allegedly placed two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line in 2013, killing three and injuring more than 260. He is charged with 30 federal counts, to all of which he has pled not guilty. Following opening statements Wednesday, the prosecution jumped straight into calling upon witnesses, a process […]

by Felicia Gans· · 1 comment · City, News
Luxe Valet, an app that allows users to request a valet, will launch in Boston in April. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Valet app to come to Boston

Luxe Valet, a San Francisco-based smartphone app startup, is planning to extend service to Boston in the near future, the company announced on their website on Tuesday. Luxe Valet allows customers to pinpoint their location and drop their car off anywhere in the city, where a valet will come and pick it up, their website states. The valets will park […]

by Kylie Ayal· · 0 comments · City, News
Testimony begins in case of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Testimony begins in case of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

In a trial that could cost him his life, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sat in Courtroom 9 of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in a beige shirt and dark suit jacket Wednesday, observing silently as his defense team and the prosecution delivered opening statements and began formal witness questioning. The 21-year-old former University of Massachusetts Dartmouth student, along with his […]

by Samantha J. Gross· · 1 comment · City, News
The Immaculate Heart of Mary School announced Feb. 26 that they will be opting out of participating in the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to the participation of OUTVETS, a LGBT Veterans group. PHOTO FROM MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM/FLICKR

Catholic school withdraws from parade, opposes OUTVETS

Immaculate Heart of Mary School in the city of Harvard renounced its participation Thursday in the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for March 15, in response to the acceptance of an LGBT veteran organization, OUTVETS, joining in the celebration. A 5-4 vote on Dec. 15, 2014 by the Allied War Veterans granted the OUTVETS’ participation in the […]

by Carlee Wieser· · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday that 137 organizations and institutions supporting arts and culture in Boston, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, were awarded $303,476 by the Boston Cultural Council. PHOTO BY KYRA LOUIE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh announces funding for Boston Cultural Council grant winners

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday that the Boston Cultural Council awarded $303,476 to 137 local organizations supporting arts and culture. The BCC works in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, according to a Monday press release, and is responsible for distributing funds allocated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. “We’re working towards making Boston the country’s municipal […]

by Chris Fergus· · 0 comments · City, News
The Boston Bar Association said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Justice should not seek the death penalty in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BBA requests Department of Justice remove death penalty for Tsarnaev

The Boston Bar Association requested the U.S. Department of Justice seek a life sentence without parole rather than the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old accused of placing two bombs at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon and killing Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier, according to a Wednesday press release. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty […]

by Paige Smith· · 0 comments · City, News
Facebook announced a new tool Wednesday that allows users to flag posts by friends that indicate the potential for self-harm. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Facebook introduces feature to report and help possible suicidal users

Facebook introduced Wednesday a new update to provide advice, resources and support to users identified as possibly struggling with anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts. This new safety feature, which was announced at Facebook’s fifth annual Compassion Research Day and detailed in a Wednesday press release, allows users to report troubling posts by a friend or loved one. Facebook then employs […]

by Monika Nayak· · 0 comments · City, News
Boston resident Joe Kebartas speaks at the Civil Academy class on the Age-Friendly Boston Initiative at Faneuil Hall Saturday. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Civil Academy discusses city issues concerning Boston’s elderly

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and the city’s Elderly Affairs Commission hosted a Civil Academy class Saturday to address the program Age-Friendly Boston, which works with various departments to make Boston as conducive to older residents as possible. Approximately 75 people attended the event, which was held in Faneuil Hall’s Great Hall. Boston is part of the network of the World […]

by Paige Smith· · 0 comments · City, News
The Boston Redevelopment Authority will test a pilot program to award funds to large development projects by releasing a portion of community benefits from the D Street Hotel project. PHOTO BY WILLA RUSOWICZ-ORAZEM/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BRA to allocate funds to large community projects

The Boston Redevelopment Authority announced Wednesday a pilot program for allocating discretionary funds to large development projects with community benefits. The program will allow applicants to complete a standard application process to request a community benefit grant from the BRA, according to a Wednesday press release from the BRA. The BRA will test the process by releasing $400,000 of the […]

by Christy Osler· · 0 comments · City, News