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Boston Marathon bombing AP sports story of year

Sunday, December 29, 2013

NEW YORK — The Boston Marathon bombing was selected the sports story of the year Friday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. Two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the April 15 race in an area packed with fans cheering the passing runners. Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including at least 16 who lost limbs. Authorities say brothers Dzhokhar and …

Boston Marathon invites those affected by bombings

Monday, November 18, 2013

BOSTON — Those who were “personally and profoundly impacted” by the explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line will be able to run in next year’s race under a special invitation that event organizers extended on Monday to those “with a special connection to the events of April 15.” Having already expanded the field by 9,000 to accommodate those who were stopped on …

Boston Marathon to increase field for 2014 race

Thursday, August 29, 2013

BOSTON — The Boston Marathon will accept an extra 9,000 runners for next year’s race, making room for the more than 5,000 people stopped on the course this year when two bombs went off and for many of those wanting to run as a tribute to the victims. Registration for the 118th edition of the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon will …

Experts advise to protect children from graphic images

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Parents and guardians should limit children’s exposure to the media following the Boston Marathon explosions, said Vivien Weiss, a Northampton therapist. For children under age 10, traumatic events can be particularly scary because kids don’t possess the knowledge to make sense of the situation, she said, and they …

Valley organizations offer help after Boston Marathon bombings

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Each time a tragedy occurs, whether caused by a natural disaster or a deliberate attack, people look for ways to help. After the bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday, this attitude prevailed. “This is an all-too familiar feeling to Americans,” said Rick Lee, director of the Pioneer Valley …

Boston bombs reportedly made from pressure cookers

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BOSTON — The two bombs that ripped through the crowds at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings, …

President Obama says Boston Marathon bombings an act of terrorism

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pronounced the deadly Boston Marathon explosions an act of terrorism on Tuesday as individuals close to the investigation said the two bombs were made of pressure cookers packed with ball bearings and metal …

Boston Marathon bombings put world’s cities on alert

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

LONDON — With more than 30 marathons being held this weekend alone and big events on the horizon, officials around the world are boosting security efforts in the wake of the fatal bomb blasts that shook Boston’s race. …

GazetteNET invites posts, emails from witnesses to Boston bombings

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — GazetteNET editors invite anyone with a personal story about Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings to share it with fellow readers. Contributions can be added as comments posted to this invitation (registration required) or by emailing to Laurie Loisel, the Gazette’s managing editor for print, at lloisel@gazettenet.com. Anyone …