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Fear Shuts Down Boston

David Ropeik | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Our responses may not make intellectual sense tomorrow, or whenever this calms down (hopefully with no or minimal additional violence), when we can look back at things in the cool calm of rational hindsight, but they make emotional sense now. Because we are afraid.

Why Would A Kid Do This?

Erica Zidel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Parents
Erica Zidel

"Mommy," he said, "I accidentally turned on the news. I saw the guy." He paused for a minute before continuing. "Mommy, he looked like he was a teenager. That's a kid, isn't it? Why would a kid do this?"

The Boston Lockdown: A Living Nightmare

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Charlotte Robinson

Sometimes it's very emotional. I can feel my eyes fill with tears. Other times I just feel angry that my hometown is having to deal with this. It's not pleasant being confined in a lockdown.

Amidst the Lockdown

Diane Devlin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Diane Devlin

My husband Ronnie and I live in Watertown, in a complex of about 80 units, about two blocks from where Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot last night. Our neighborhood is locked down very tight. Helicopters are above and have been circling, and no one is on the street.

From Boston: A World Citizen's Reflection During Lockdown

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Just as Bostonians' grit and determination won't be deterred as they plan a bigger and better marathon next year, let's resolve to not let the fury that might have sparked last week's horror turn us against compassion and connection.

Locked Down, But Resilient

Patrick Petitti | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Patrick Petitti

I spent my night in a house with three friends about a mile from the manhunt, with continued warnings that anyone nearby should stay indoors.

Live From the Cambridge Combat Zone

Anne Stevenson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Anne Stevenson

Right now there are swat teams just blocks from where I am, and they are hunting down the terrorist(s) allegedly responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. The place is a combat zone

LOOK: Messages Of Love And Support For Boston

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.19.2013 | Women

In the words of Winston Churchill, "If you're going through hell, keep going." Boston certainly has been through hell this week and the city and its c...

Timeline Of the Boston Shootouts

Posted 04.19.2013 | Crime

Events unfolded quickly on Thursday night as a deadly shootout erupted shortly after the FBI released photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bo...

Can I Possibly Be a Bostonian AND a New Yorker? I Think So.

David Cleary | Posted 06.19.2013 | New York
David Cleary

I, along with many others I'm sure, know that these individuals will be brought to justice. However, I hope that in capturing them, we may learn something about why they would carry out such destructive acts.

Boston Bomb Suspect Named

Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer, injured a transit officer in a firefight and threw...

Shooting Sends Networks Into Frenzy

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.19.2013 | Media

The late-night shootout and subsequent manhunt for the suspects in the Boston bombing attacks played out in riveting real time on networks and online ...

Woman Buys Fallen WWII Soldier's Medal At Antique Shop, Returns It To Family

AP | By CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 10.06.2011 | Impact

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Corrado Piccoli's sisters believed one of their other siblings had his Purple Heart. So it was a shock when a Vermont Army National Gu...