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Boston Marathon Bombings

Resources and Recovery

Sleep problems plaguing many

Sleep specialists say that insomnia and nightmares are normal within the first several days after such a traumatic event.

Beautiful scenes from Italy heal Boston

Beautiful scenes from Italy heal Boston
Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld turned his camera lens on his beautiful surroundings in Italy to create some “photo therapy” for Boston.

Let's heal

Let's heal
Runners in Boston pay tribute to the bombing victims.

A different kind of recovery

A different kind of recovery
Allyson Manchester crossed the Boston Marathon finish line six minutes before the first bomb exploded. This is her story.


Watch: 5 days that shook Boston

Watch: 5 days that shook Boston
This documentary by The Boston Globe chronicles the week of fear following the Boston Marathon bombings.

Sports world honors Boston

Coverage of Watertown

Share your sentiments

Why do you love Boston?

Why do you love Boston?
This city is clearly the greatest for many reasons, but we want to know what is it about Boston that you truly love.

How are you doing?

The second suspect is in custody. Tell us how you're feeling as we all try to return to normal after this tragedy.
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Near the attack? Share your story

Near the attack? Share your story
Click your location on our interactive map, and tell us what you witnessed of the bombings.

Reaction and response

Homes, hot meals offered after bombings asked locals to offer extra space to Boston Marathon runners and spectators stranded in town after the deadly explosions. The resulting Google Drive document serves as touching testament to kindness.

The Boston lockdown: safety or overkill?

Boston strong, yes. And, on Friday, Boston stuck. Since Suspect No. 2 escaped on foot in Watertown, did Roslindale really need to be shut down? Here are some reactions to what some call an overreaction.


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Latest News

Tsarnaev injuries detailed in documents

Newly released court documents provide gruesome details of the injuries that accused Boston Marathon bomber Dhzokhar Tsarnaev suffered before his capture, including a skull fracture.

Amputee Marines bring hope to victims

Amputee Marines bring hope to victims
On Sunday, two visiting amputee Marines brought hope to hospital beds.

Students arrested on visa violations

Officials said the students from Kazakhstan, arrested Saturday in New Bedford, may have known the brothers accused of the attacks.
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The victims

One Fund begins distributing money to Marathon victims

Distribution of nearly $61 million raised by the One Fund Boston to 232 individuals and families began June 30, marking the end of a crash two-month campaign to raise money for bombing victims.

Shot Marathon officer heading home

Richard Donohue, the transit police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bomb suspects, was discharged from the hospital Friday morning.

Teacher hurt in bombings recovering

A teacher who lost a leg in the Marathon bombings is the last of the patients hospitalized at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Final Marathon victim leaves Mass. General

Marc Fucarile expressed both hope and uncertainty as he was discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Scenes from the OneRun

Scenes from the OneRun
Thousands of runners who never finished the Marathon, along with bombing victims and spectators, gathered in the rain on May 25 to run the last mile of the Boston Marathon.

Wounded T cop: 'Of course you have anger'

Wounded T cop: 'Of course you have anger'
Officer Richard “Dic” Donohue, who was hurt during a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, spoke out about his recovery one month after being hospitalized.

One Fund will pay those treated as outpatients

Final rules were issued Wednesday for the distribution of the money from the compensation fund.

One month later, bombings are remembered

Victims were remembered on Wednesday, the day which served as the one-month mark after the tragedy.

Brothers, both bomb victims, united in rehab

Paul and J.P. Norden each lost a leg in the bombings and are getting treated for the first time under the same roof.

Salem State to honor fallen MIT police officer

Salem State University is celebrating the life of alumnus Sean Collier, the MIT police officer allegedly killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, in a memorial ceremony Monday afternoon.

Survivor wants others remembered

James ‘‘Bim’’ Costello says he's ready to share his story because he fears people are starting to forget the plight of victims who suffered life-altering injuries he calls much worse than his own.

PTSD help not a sign of weakness

Four weeks after the blasts, life for many in the city has regained a sense of normalcy. But for some — including victims, caregivers, and witnesses — life may still be a struggle, mental health experts say.

'Charity fatigue' felt after Marathon bombing

Nonprofit organizations are facing new fund-raising challenges from concerns over participating in large public events to fears of losing support amid the overwhelming response to bomb victims.

7-year-old bombing victim undergoes 11th surgery

The younger sister of the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings has undergone what her family calls a ‘‘milestone’’ 11th operation on her left leg, lost below the knee.

Painful wait amid recovery

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The Marathon bombing sheared off Marc Fucarile's right leg in a millisecond. It spared the left, but not by much.

College sets up scholarship in honor of Campbell

MassBay Community College has established a scholarship in honor of Krystle Campbell, a 2005 graduate killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, MassBay said Wednesday.

In letter, transit officer thanks first responders

Recovering Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue Jr. released a statement Wednesday thanking those who saved his life and community members who have supported his family.

Victim: ‘We’re going to come out of this better’

Marathon bombing victim praises doctors
Jarrod Clowery, 35, equated his medical care at the bomb site to a "Tom Brady drive."
Jane Richard honored

Jane Richard honored

Catherine Ternes, pictured, helped organize a benefit for the 7-year-old Dorchester girl, whose legs were badly hurt in the blast that killed her 8-year-old brother, Martin.

Victim of fateful carjacking shares his story

Globe reporter discusses 'Danny' interview
Globe reporter Eric Moskowitz was the first reporter to speak to the 26-year-old entrepreneur whose Mercedes SUV was, police said, commandeered by the bombing suspects.

A tribute to the bombing victims

A tribute to the Marathon bombing victims

Long, uncertain road for limb patients

Surgeons are still working to repair and save the lower limbs of injured spectators, and some patients may not know for months whether the surgeries will return them to near normal.
Photos of the victims

Photos of the victims

Those killed in the Marathon bombings and in the pursuit of suspects.

President, Michelle Obama visit victims

President, Michelle Obama visit victims
Boosting morale for a city in shock and mourning, President Obama went to area hospitals to visit victims and their families and thank hospital staff for their efforts.

The suspects

Suspect moved from hospital to detention center

The U.S. Marshals Service said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center n April 26 and was taken to the Federal Medical Center Devens, about 40 miles west of Boston.

Police investigating possible link between Marathon bombing suspects, unsolved homicide

Police investigating possible link between Marathon bombing suspects, unsolved homicide
Waltham police have stepped up their investigation of a 2011 triple homicide where a friend of suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was brutally murdered, according to a victim's relative.


Victims remembered, answers sought

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara acknowledged a "Believe in Boston" sign at TD Garden. Jim Davis/Globe Staff
A US marshal walked outside during a bomb threat at the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston. Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
At the marathon starting line in Hopkinton, a touching banner was hung in tribute to the bombing victims. Billy Baker/Globe Staff
An investigator carried an evidence bag off a roof top near the site of two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Brian Snyder/Reuters
A crowd of journalists and people who were evacuated from the court stood in a parking lot during the bomb threat. Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
Flowers and a Boston University key chain at a makeshift memorial for student 23-year-old Lu Lingzi from China. Stan Honda / AFP / Getty Images
Police and investigators worked for a third day on Boylston Street near the Boston Marathon finish line. AP Photo
A sign hangs on a barricade to Boylston Street at Berkeley Street. Bill Greene / Globe Staff
An investigator walked on a rooftop after reports that the lid of one of the pressure cookers was found on a rooftop. Reuters Photo
With the US Capitol in the background, American flags waved at half-staff at the Washington Monument. AP Photo
FBI crime scene investigators stood near an evidence marker on Boylston Street just past Berkeley Street. Darren McCollester / Getty Images
The remains of a black backpack that the FBI said contained one of the bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon. FBI Photo
Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester, was one of the victims of Monday's bombings. Courtesy of Richard family
"My beloved city: you will be strong, heroic and brave as in the past you were. Your peace, education and kindness will reign over this terror and violence."
— Mauricio, Colombia
The Big Picture

Terror at the Marathon

Terror at the Marathon

Additional content sports producer Steve Silva was near the finish line when the explosions occurred near the intersection of Boylston and Exeter streets. This is his eyewitness account.