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A three-day fundraiser last month resulted in $6,200 for the Somerville Auxiliary Police Department Sean Collier Memorial Scholarship Fund, but the brother of the slain MIT police officer is aiming for more: a national holiday for first responders.
A Waltham company’s promise to back off on shipping ethanol by train through Cambridge, Somerville and surrounding communities will be tested by Gov. Deval Patrick’s Friday veto of a bill that would have made the shipments impossible.
The Louder than a Bomb youth poetry slam festival arrives in late May with funding needs – and a newly poignant name.
With emotions over the Boston Marathon bombing suspects still roiling – another Cantabrigian was arrested Wednesday, charged with lying to investigators – the head of the city’s Peace Commission is calling for a moment of peace.
As Cambridge continues to collect itself after the stress of an officer’s slaying, a carjacking, hunt for bombing suspects, citywide lockdown and revelation of terrorist leanings among classmates and neighbors, there are both official commendations for how well the city and responded and plans for a next time.
Vice President Joe Biden, state and federal officials and between 5,000 and 7,000 law enforcement personnel from around the country are expected to be among some 10,000 people at Wednesday’s memorial service for MIT campus police officer Sean Collier, 26, who was shot to death Thursday.
Today at 2:50 p.m., the city will observe a moment of silence to honor the victims of the violence that began at last week’s Boston Marathon.
Over the past few days, we have been working hard to ensure that students return to safe, supportive schools. This is not quite as simple as saying it is business as usual.
We’re breathing a little easier, despite lingering questions that perhaps that we won’t have the answers to for months. While answers may help victims heal, the rest of us can help in the meantime simply by reaching out.
Cambridge resident Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, has been named as the man being hunted by thousands of police officers as a suspect in the Monday bombing of the Boston Marathon and violence that began Thursday night in Kendall Square and led into Watertown and other communities.