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Boston officials crack down on ‘bandit runners’

In an effort to ensure safety and security at the Boston Marathon on Monday, the Boston Athletic Association will be reinforcing the rule forbidding unregistered runners, known as “bandit runners,” from participating in this year’s race. Boston Marathon bandit runners have avoided the rules for decades. However, after the 2013 Marathon bombings, officials have increased security […]

Report suggests cannabis use can harm brain

Recreational cannabis use can have damaging effects for young adults, according to a “Journal of Neuroscience” report released Wednesday by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Northwestern University. The study’s nine researchers, Dr. Jodi Gilman, Dr. John Kuster, Dr. Sang Lee, Myung Joo Lee, Byoung Woo Kim, Dr. Nikos Makris, Dr. Andre van der […]

Boston Marathon hoaxer held on bail of $100K

Kevin “Kayvon” Edson, the man who allegedly left two suspicious backpacks at Copley Square Tuesday night, was arraigned at Boston Municipal Court on five charges Wednesday morning and is being held on a bail of $100,000. Charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, disturbing a public assembly, possession or use of a hoax device and […]

One year later, Boston remembers lives lost, saved

When Patrick Downes lost his left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, he gained a community of strangers willing to give their time and support. After running the marathon with his wife Jessica, who also lost her left leg, Downes witnessed firsthand the goodness of Boston’s first responders, medical personnel and community members. “We […]

BPD investigates unattended bags by Copley Square

The Boston Police Department is investigating two unattended backpacks at the Boston Marathon finish line Tuesday night, on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. BPD took a male suspect into custody and asked questions in relation to the suspicious packages. The bomb squad was on the scene with police to investigate the objects, and the […]