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UMD Remembers Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

Students, faculty members and administrators gathered at UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday to honor those killed and survivors at last year's Boston Marathon.

During a vigil which included music and prayers, Chancellor Divina Grossman urged the gathering make a strong committment to make the world a better place

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Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated

According to the Associated Press, police say they've taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line.

Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were found Tuesday night, a year after the Boston Marathon attack.

The bomb squad is checking the backp

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Suzanne Kreiter/ Boston Globe/Getty Images

Peace Garden Being Developed for Boston Marathon Victims

Associated Press - The Massachusetts city of Medford is set to become the site of a $1 million peace garden honoring Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell and others killed and wounded when two explosions went off near the finish line

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Mitchell Urges Lawmakers To Protect Offshore Wind Industry

Mayor Jon Mitchell testified in Boston Tuesday before a legislative committee looking at energy issues.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, the Mayor said he opposes legislation that would introduce large quantities of Canadian hydropower into the energy market

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Boston’s Bike Share Program Thrives

Boston's bicycle sharing program, which just opened for its fourth season, is thriving at a time when similar programs in other cities are struggling financially.

The Boston Globe reports that H

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Welding Sparks Blamed For Deadly Boston Blaze

Associated Press - Officials say sparks from a welding operation next to a Boston brownstone caused the blaze that killed two firefighters last week.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says officials are confident the fire was not intentional

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Two Firefighters Killed As Boston Blaze Rages On

Update 6:30

Metro News - Two firefighters are dead and at least a dozen people are injured in a huge fire in downtown Boston.

A Boston TV station reports one of the firefighters was carried out of the burning apartment building in cardiac arrest.

All available fire engines we

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Photo by Darren McCollester / Getty Images

Sheriff Hodgson To Speak At Mass. GOP Convention

 Republican delegates from around the state, including the Southcoast are attending the Mass. G-O-P Convention in Boston. 

Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is scheduled to address the convention Saturday morning

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Marathon Bombing Survivor Returns To Dancing

A professional dancer has taken the stage for the first time since losing part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year.
 
    Thirty-three-year-old Adrianne Haslet-Davis of Boston danced at the 2014 TED Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday

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Feds: Limit Bombing Suspect’s View Of Gory Victim Photos

AP - Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to limit Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's access to gruesome autopsy photos of the three people killed in the attack.

In court documents filed Monday, prosecutors say Tsarnaev should not be allowed to see autopsy photos that will not be used at his trial

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