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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 […]

Councilors propose change to health insurance

Boston City Councilors Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley released a proposal Monday, backed by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, to include gender reassignment surgery in the health insurance coverage plans provided to city workers. The proposal is an effort to help people the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders classifies as having […]

Walsh encourages residents to participate in Boston Shines

In order to promote neighborhood solidarity and civic engagement, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is seeking to expand volunteer opportunities this year during the city’s annual spring cleanup event. Boston Shines, which for the first time will span three weekends beginning on April 25, would bring together volunteers, businesses and community groups for the purpose of bettering […]

City Crime Logs: April 9 to April 15

The following crime reports were taken from the Allston-Brighton D-14 crime logs from April 9 to April 15.  Victim’s scream causes suspect to flee On Wednesday at about 1:38 p.m., officers received a call to 194 Kelton St. for a breaking and entering. The victim said the suspect opened the window and damaged the window guard. When […]