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Heartbroken Girl Implores President Obama To Visit Her Home State In Adorable Letter

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.11.2015 | Good News

Never underestimate the power of a handwritten note. Rebecca, an 11-year-old from South Dakota, sent a letter to the White House in April asking w...

Michael McLaughlin

'The Innocence..Is Gone': Accused Marathon Bomber Heads To Court | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Crime

Almost two years ago, two tightly packed pressure cookers unleashed a storm of ball bearings and nails that ended three lives and ripped off legs at t...

Jon Stewart or the Cops Who Took Down the Tsarnaev Brothers--Who's Your Hero?

Lynda Bekore | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Lynda Bekore

We hear a lot about "teaching moments" and "life lessons," but do we really know them when we see them? By honoring our heroes and promulgating their brave stories, we can be reminded of the ancient Greek's definition of "citizen."

David Lohr

EXCLUSIVE: Man In Murder-For-Hire Alligator Case Was Targeted Before | David Lohr | Posted 11.10.2014 | Crime

Ernesto Negrillo, the man whose ex-girlfriend's mom is accused of plotting to hire a hitman to kill him and feed his body to alligators, was marked fo...

David Lohr

Man Says He Has 'No Idea' Why Ex-Girlfriend's Mom Would Plot To Have Him Fed To Alligators | David Lohr | Posted 11.08.2014 | Crime

A man whose ex-girlfriend's mom is accused of hiring a hit man to kill him and feed his body to alligators said he can't understand why he was targete...

From Eagles to Jersey Boys: Interviews With Irving Azoff and Bob Gaudio, Plus a John Mark Nelson Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The current "History of the Eagles'" tour -- via music and anecdotes -- traces the various chapters of this important American band, journaling its climb from salad days to huge international success.


Andrew Sussman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Media
Andrew Sussman

In the newsroom, we always emphasize the importance of making human connections in every piece -- that's how we bring faraway stories home. But with the Marathon bombings we all became a part of the story.

WATCH: Tsarnaev Carjacking Victim Recounts Harrowing Night

Posted 05.01.2013 | Crime

The man who was carjacked by Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev during their last night on the run gave his first TV interview on Tuesday night. (Watch ab...

Our City... Boston

Amrita Aviyente | Posted 06.26.2013 | College
Amrita Aviyente

It reminded me of the Nov. 26, 2008 terrorist attacks that happened in Mumbai, India. It reminded me of 9/11 in New York. Was this happening right here in my city? It took me a long time to come to terms with it.

Don't Monday-Morning Quarterback the Shootout at Watertown, Mass.

Lynda Bekore | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media
Lynda Bekore

Let's try to feel what those officers felt. Let's channel that blind, raw, selfless courage of those cops, knowing we might have to fight to the death, and go on fighting anyway.

Fear, Good and Bad: Lessons From an Awful Week in Boston

David Ropeik | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Fear is not something we can turn off, something we can consciously control.

Boston: How Good Overwhelmed Evil

Tyler Wells Lynch | Posted 06.25.2013 | Media
Tyler Wells Lynch

Bostonians were not cowering in their homes, fearful of what's outside, unwilling to confront reality. I know Boston. We are not a fearful people. What happened on Friday was an expression of a culture's respect for justice and the show of force that is sometimes needed to find it.

Lock Down in Watertown

Bonnie Waltch | Posted 06.24.2013 | Crime
Bonnie Waltch

I saw them walking down the street -- men in green camouflage and boots carrying guns. When my doorbell rang, I answered it quickly and reassured the man that we were fine and hadn't seen anything suspicious.

The Immediate and Unmitigated Flow of Journalism

Lisa Chau | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media
Lisa Chau

In a crisis, how do we keep individuals from publicly sharing sensitive information which can endanger lives within minutes? Verification of facts is of utmost importance, but is it immediately possible given the scope and instantaneous nature of the internet?

Michael McLaughlin

Cops' Twitter Strategy Tested During Manhunt | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.24.2013 | Crime

Anyone in Cambridge, Mass., who sees flashing lights or hears sirens need only log onto the police department's Twitter account to find out what's goi...

Want To Tap Into Your Inner Resilience?

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living

It's this ability to stay connected, to stand by each other, that has kept the people of Boston strong during one of the worst weeks in the city's storied history. But they're not the only ones who have the ability to shore up resilience. You do. I do.

Cambridge Strong: Tips for Students Returning After Bombs and Lockdowns

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

Students in Massachusetts were on spring break last week, so when they resume their routine tomorrow, we need to assess the impact of the tragedy and create a plan that restores a sense of security.

Crowdsourcing the Truth: How I Almost Became Part of the Problem With Twitter

Jonathan Valania | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Jonathan Valania

There is enough pain and misery in these stories to last several lifetimes, we need not make more.

Michael McLaughlin

Prosecutors Unveil New Details About Alleged Bomber | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime

The shaggy 19-year-old accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing with his older brother "appears calm" in a panicked crowd, federal prosecut...

'A Different Kind Of Normal'

Jaime-Alexis Fowler | Posted 06.22.2013 | Women
Jaime-Alexis Fowler

We could hear horns blazing. Cop cars drove by to cheers. Bells pealed from local churches. And yet, on a quiet side street in Watertown, just silence and a gentle mist. It was over.

Michael McLaughlin

Watertown: 24 Hours In The Absurd Media Cocoon | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.20.2013 | Media

BOSTON -- The series of shootings, explosions, and ensuing security clampdown and eventual street parties here will always be talked about by those wh...

Watertown Perspective: The Boston Marathon Suspect Manhunt on Friday

Michelle Hagopian | Posted 06.20.2013 | Crime
Michelle Hagopian

I take for granted how wonderful it is to live in a country where, on the average day, I do not fear for my life. I know not all Americans have that luxury. But ever since 9/11 and the upswing in mass shootings, I've been uneasy. This week has been a wakeup call that we are never truly safe.


Nancy Rappaport | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Nancy Rappaport

As the hostage negotiation continued and we sat down to dinner, I prayed that we'd come out of lockdown a safer, more caring community. I loaded the plates and raised a glass, with the hope that my fellow citizens will find the strength to heal.

Ode to Spring Two Miles From Watertown

Heidi Legg | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Heidi Legg

What's it feel like to be in lockdown less than two miles from the danger with two young children soon to wake? Surreal, jittery, fraudulent and achingly real.

American Born Fear

Joseph Young and Melissa Scholes Young | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph Young and Melissa Scholes Young

We don't want the Boston Marathon bombers to be us. We don't claim them. They can't be Americans. As soon as suspects were identified, we rejected these young men. Even some of their family did. We blame them because of our fear.