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Boston Marathon

The Siren Song of the Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Like mariners drawn to a rocky shoreline by the enchanting sound of mermaids, runners can't resist the lure of the epic marathon. This fall, hundreds ...

A Tale of Two Terrorists: Both Convicted, One Condemned to Die

Bill Blum | Posted 05.18.2015 | Crime
Bill Blum

How then can we reconcile the wildly disparate and seemingly arbitrary outcomes in such cases? How can we be sure that the ultimate punishment is reserved only for the "worst of the worst?"

Diabetes Doesn't Discriminate

Rob Taub | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Rob Taub

(Benny Madrigal - Type I Diabetic) Diabetes doesn't care if you are young or old, rich or poor, happy or sad, short or tall, weak or strong. It doe...

She Can Run, Swim And Play

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The race organizer tried to physically throw her out of the race, but she successfully completed the marathon.

Why I Have to Keep Running

Meg Stone | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Meg Stone

The only way I could soothe myself was to run. The distance I ran that day would not have gotten me to the finish line of a 5k. Two sluggish, 12.5-minute miles were the best I could do. But I was outside. In my city.

Dare to Be 100: Boston Is Shut

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

"No one in. No one out. Boston is shut," blared the bullhorns. Yellow police tape forbade my progress. It was two years ago today when I and 30,000 ...

Boston Marathon Hero From Viral Photo Launches Charity To Help Military Families

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

No amount of popularity could cause the cowboy hat-wearing hero to change course. Carlos Arredondo rose to international fame after he sprang into ...

A Tour of 'Mini-Beantowns' Shows the Sprouts From Boston's Seeds

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Did the towns have any links to New England -- maybe a special sense of history, a general store or central green? Could I find New Bostonians with a soft spot for the Celtics, or a taste for scrod? It would take a road trip to find out.

Late WWI Veteran And Boston Marathon Winner Honored At This Year's Race

The Associated Press | Raf Casert | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

VLAMERTINGE, Belgium (AP) — At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the...

Boston Marathon Runners Show Resilience, Two Years After Bombings

The Associated Press | Jimmy Golen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

BOSTON (AP) -- It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering - almost...

Boston Renews Aid Offer To Marathon Bombing Victims

AP | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is renewing its push to aid those injured and traumatized by the Boston Marathon bombing, the state's attorney general s...

The Boston Marathon Bombings -- Two Years Later

Connor Belson | Posted 06.20.2015 | Sports
Connor Belson

It took me two and a half years, almost exactly two years after the bombings, to do it. It took a lot of frustration and a lot of drive and a lot of getting up after being again knocked down and a lot of struggle.

On 2nd Anniversary Of Bombing, Security Tightens For Boston Marathon

Reuters | Scott Malone | Posted 06.19.2015 | Sports

BOSTON, April 20 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of runners, including some of the world's best, and hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to hit t...

8 Women Made History at Boston Marathon in 1972 --14,000 Registered in 2015 Race

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Kathrine Switzer became the first female to officially enter and run. The photo of a race official forcibly attempting to stop her and grabbing for her race numbers was the photo shot heard round the world. Life magazine listed the photo as one of the "100 Photographs That Changed The World."

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors, Rescuers Mark 2nd Anniversary With Call For Kindness

AP | PHILIP MARCELO | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News

BOSTON (AP) -- The second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings brought together survivors and rescuers Wednesday as the city prepared to mark t...

Michael McLaughlin

Boston Marathon Bombing Victims 'Take Back The Finish Line' | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.15.2015 | Crime

BOSTON -- Mike and Beth Bourgault haven't returned to Boylston Street since the day two homemade pressure cooker bombs ripped through the Boston Marat...

Snow Sculpture Bids Boston's Endless Winter Goodbye With A Wicked Awesome Message

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News

After a relentlessly snowy and seemingly endless winter for Boston, a positive message has risen from one of the city’s last remaining snowbanks. ...

Are You a True Bostonian or Do You Like NYC Brisket (Mutually Exclusive Much)?

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 05.12.2015 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

I am a big Jay McInerney fan and I heard him speak years ago at the St. Luke's Church on Hudson street. He told a harrowing tale about almost dropping...

Antonia Blumberg

Boston Interfaith Leaders: Focus On Victims Of Marathon Bombing | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion

The trial for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began Wednesday amid what some see as an increasingly tense climate for Muslims in the ...

Oh Boston, You're My Home

Rumni Saha | Posted 04.04.2015 | Good News
Rumni Saha

I quickly realized how lucky we are to live in a place where nature's fury forces us to take a break from work and condemns us to the comforts of our homes.

Some Awesome People Shoveled The Boston Marathon Finish Line During The Blizzard

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.29.2015 | Good News

Sometimes in the middle of a blizzard something great happens. Winter storm Juno pummeled New England Tuesday with snowfall piling up to more than...

One Archduke, Twenty Children and Twelve Journalists

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

It took the murder of one Arch Duke to precipitate World War I. What will it take to generate action against these enemies of Islam? So far the record and answers are not promising.

Fearless Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

When K.V. Switzer filled out her application to run the Boston Marathon, she wasn't being secretive; that was how Kathrine Switzer signed her name. The first woman to run the Marathon, she had help in fending off the race official who tried to remove her.

Marathon Man: Will Boston Billy Rodgers Ever Stop Running?

Michael Levin | Posted 02.11.2015 | Sports
Michael Levin

Just 40 years ago, when Bill Rodgers won his first Boston Marathon, running was considered a bizarre thing to do. Truckers threw beer cans at runners' heads.

Fund For Boston Marathon Victims Closes After Doling Out $80 Million

AP | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — A charity created to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings is winding down operations. One Fund Boston said in a statement T...