Tuesday, April 23, 2013
For the first time since the April 15 bombings, city officials and inspectors are taking businesses owners through the Boylston Street blast zone.
The area surrounding the site of the Boston Marathon bombings is not quite back to normal, but it’s starting to get close. City officials and inspectors have been leading business owners through their businesses within the still-closed-off section of Boylston Street Tuesday. The FBI handed the crime scene off to the city of Boston Monday, but Boylston Street between Hereford and Berekley streets is still closed to the public. Keith Shirley, owner of Meridian Realty Group at 46 Gloucester St. between Newbury and Boylston streets, said the lack of access to his business for the past eight days has made things difficult. “We’ve had logistical issues,” he said from behind the blocked off gate on Gloucester Street. “We haven’t been able to …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Following the investigation, federal authorities give the city back possession of the crime scene.
BOSTON, MA -- The FBI handed the Boston Marathon bombing crime scene on Boylston Street over to the city of Boston at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 22. Mayor Thomas Menino received the American Flag that flew over the finish line. According to a statement from the Mayor’s office, this will enable the city to commence its five-phase plan for re-opening the six blocks on Boylston Street, which have been cordoned off since the bombings, which took place one week ago. The five-phase plan includes: The ceremony took place in front of the Boston Public Library near to corner of Boylston Street and Exeter Street.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Mayor Thomas Menino announced a "five-phase plan" for re-entry to the Copley area.
The blast zone along Boylston Street is still an active crime scene, but city officials are preparing a plan to let business owners and inspectors into the area on a “staggered schedule for limited access.” The city emergency management team along with Mayor Thomas Menino met Sunday to devise a five-phase plan for re-entry to the Copley Square blast zone in the April 15 marathon bombings, according to a press statement April 21. The phases include: Phase 1: Decontamination and Testing Phase 2: Structural Building Assessments and Utility Coordination Phase 3: Debris Removal Phase 4: Internal Building Assessments Phase 5: Re-Entry, Communications, and Counseling The plan will be implemented once the FBI clears the zone, according to …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The church group is still locked out of its Copley Square building.
Trinity Church is inviting the public to join them in memory of the Boston Marathon Bombings Thursday night. The group will be gathered for "Prayers For Peace" at the corner of Berkeley and Boylston streets at 6 p.m. "All are welcome to join in the singing and prayers by the make-shift shrine on the barriers at that end of Boylston," according to an email from Patricia Hurley, director of communications for Trinity. Trinity Church, located at 206 Clarendon St., is still locked out of its building due to the closed-off crime scene set up in the Boylston Street area.
Friday, September 21, 2012
A Boston man and a Middleboro man were arrested on larceny charges.
A Boston man and a Middleboro man were arrested on larceny charges for allegedly stealing multiple pairs of Ray Bans from a Boylston Street store this week. A Boston Police officer working a construction detail was flagged down by a security officer on Boylston Street who stated that two unknown males had stolen merchandise from a near by store. The security officer informed the police officer that store security officers had detained the suspects at the corner of Boylston Street and Clarendon Street. Upon arrival, the security officer stated to the Boston Police Officer that he had observed, via store security cameras, both men selecting multiple pairs of Ray Ban sunglasses. The two suspects fled the store once the security officer made …