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October 28, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Outside Fenway Park underneath a billboard with a picture of Manny Ramirez that said, "Keep the faith," Boston fans gathered as a lunar eclipse turned the moon red. Moments after the Red Sox had won the World Series, T-shirts were already for sale. The message on the front: "Believe in Boston" over a picture of a four-leaf clover. "The moon had a lunar eclipse, the planets are aligned and the moon is now red," said David Forney, 23, an MIT student. "All that had to fall into place for the Red Sox to win. " In the top of the eighth inning, when it became clear that the previously unthinkable might happen, police in riot gear began walking through the bars surrounding Fenway Park.
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May 11, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Drug-related violence has surged in the inner city, with seven shootings in four days leaving two men dead, several others wounded and police pleading for more gun controls. The city also has been stunned by the recent arrest of an 8-year-old boy who allegedly helped sell cocaine. Police have made several arrests in the shootings, and believe that some of the suspects may be linked to more than one of the incidents. "Drugs and guns go hand-in-hand," said Police Deputy Superintendent James Woods, who directs the city's drug control unit.
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November 18, 2012 | Reviewed by Paul Davis
Live By Night By Dennis Lehane Morrow/HarperCollins. 402 pp. $27.99   Dennis Lehane's new crime thriller opens with a gripping scene. "Some years later, on a tugboat in the Gulf of Mexico, Joe Coughlin's feet were placed in a tub of cement," Lehane writes. "Twelve gunmen stood waiting until they got far enough out to sea to throw him overboard, while Joe listened to the engine chug and watched the water churn white at the stern. And it occurred to him that almost everything of note that had happened in his life - good and bad - had been set in motion that morning he first crossed paths with Emma Gould.
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May 12, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Yes, these Sacramento Kings are good enough to win without Chris Webber. With their best player on the bench, Doug Christie had 13 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Kings calmly executed their game plan and evened their second-round series, 2-2, by beating the visiting Dallas Mavericks last night, 99-83. There was no panic by the Kings, who played on consecutive nights in the playoffs for the first time in the team's history in Sacramento. The game tipped off just under 22 hours after the Mavericks' dramatic, 141-137 double-overtime win in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals.
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April 13, 1987 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
State police are investigating the shooting deaths of a 71-year-old Chester County woman and her 28-year-old daughter, which they said might be linked to the apparent suicide of the daughter's husband in Boston last week. Miriam H. Bell of Chesterville-Lewisville Road, Franklin Township, and her daughter, Kimberly Ann Moore of Park Drive, Boston, were discovered dead of gunshot wounds at Bell's home about 10:30 p.m. Saturday by a relative, state police said yesterday. The two were taken to Brandywine Hospital, where autopsies were to be performed last night.
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August 14, 2006 | By Mitch Lipka INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Witnesses to Phillies pitcher Brett Myers' alleged beating of his wife on a busy Boston street described a vicious pummeling meted out by an athlete who dwarfed his spouse, according to a transcript of 911 calls obtained by the Inquirer. "There's a guy like beating up his girlfriend," a woman told Boston's 911 operators during the June 23 incident. "I got a guy smacking a girl around right in front of the Hynes Convention Center. She's crying. She's got no shoes on," a man reported.
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July 17, 1992 | By Karen E. Quinones Miller, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lena Bruce, the 21-year-old Philadelphia native found murdered in her Boston apartment Sunday, will be buried tomorrow.. Family members say services will be at the Church of the Gesu, at the corner of 18th and Thompson Streets in North Philadelphia. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a service by the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, of which Miss Bruce was a member. The funeral service will follow. Burial will be at the Rolling Green Memorial Park in West Chester. Miss Bruce, who recently began working at Stone & Webster Engineering Corp.
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April 20, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
New York outfielder Gary Sheffield isn't sure whether he wants to press charges against two fans who were involved in a scuffle with him during a game last week at Fenway Park. Boston police already have made up their minds to do just that. Sheffield met yesterday with officials from the baseball commissioner's office, and Boston police filed applications for misdemeanor criminal charges against the two fans - one allegedly made contact with the outfielder as he attempted to get the ball near the rightfield wall and the other tossed a beer at him. A decision on possible discipline by the commissioner's office against Sheffield was not expected until today at the earliest.
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March 4, 1990 | By Christopher Elser, Special to The Inquirer
Leslie Young doesn't remember much of the morning of Feb. 19. That was the day the Fairless Hills resident, a junior at Boston University, was shot in the stomach by a motorist. One of Young's friends had jumped onto the hood of the car and was walking across it when the motorist fired at the youths. "We didn't do that much to provoke the guy. He just got out and shot. He must have been in a bad mood to begin with or just looking for trouble," said Young, 20. Young said he expected to be released this weekend from Beth Israel Hospital.
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June 27, 2006 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Phillies have remained relatively insulated from the local and national criticism that has mounted after Boston police charged Brett Myers on Friday with domestic assault and battery, and the organization's decision to let him pitch Saturday at Fenway Park. Myers, who was lustily booed Saturday, is scheduled to start Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore. Yesterday, he threw in the bullpen in preparation for that start. He is expected to make his first start at Citizens Bank Park since the arrest next Tuesday or July 5 against the San Diego Padres.
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August 12, 2016
By David W. Brown It started with a simple gesture. Find a few strangers, sit down at a common table, and talk about some of the most uncomfortable topics that have divided us for decades. Race . . . power . . . politics. Most of us don't talk about these things with our own family - let alone with people we don't know. But that's what's missing in these volatile times. We talk at each other. We talk past each other. But rarely do we talk to each other. The Beer Summit was established to make that happen.
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October 24, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six months ago, as the first runners crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis began to breathe a little easier. The international press covering the marathon's elite runners had already begun to pack up. "When the press starts to walk away, you feel a little relieved. The international attention - and therefore the threat of terrorism - diminishes," he told a packed room at the Convention Center on Tuesday. Two hours later that April day, two bombs went off at the finish line.
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July 3, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
BOSTON POLICE have asked authorities in Bristol, Conn., for their help with an investigation into a double homicide linked to former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, police said. The request was based on evidence developed through the investigation of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd's slaying, Bristol Police Lt. Kevin Morrell said. He said police were asked to search the same home in Bristol, Conn. for both investigations, and a vehicle was seized at the address on Friday.
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May 18, 2013 | By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A message flashed across Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan's phone as he sat in a Center City conference room Thursday: A suspicious package had been spotted blocks away. As it turned out, the bag was harmless, the tip familiar. In the month after the Boston terror attack, Philadelphia police responded to more than 300 such reports, with 32 just on the day of the Broad Street Run, Sullivan said. Bomb-squad officers even built and detonated a backpack bomb identical to the one that killed three people in Boston.
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May 11, 2013 | By Peter Finn and Sari Horwitz, Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis III said Thursday that his department was unaware that the Russian security service sent a query to the FBI about one of two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing long before the attack. When asked whether he would have given the suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a second look had he known, Davis told a congressional committee: "We would certainly look at the information. We would certainly talk to the individual. " Davis, testifying at the first congressional hearing into the April 15 bombing, said the FBI had interviewed Tsarnaev after the Russian warning and closed out the case without finding any derogatory information.
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May 7, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Along the 10-mile course of Sunday's Broad Street Run , from Olney Avenue to the Navy Yard, police with bomb-detection dogs were a frequent presence. Above the race course, police helicopters hovered, while underground, SEPTA transit police rode the subway line. It was a cooperative effort between federal agents and city police. And the result was one they all hoped and planned for: a safe event. "The planning and the preparation, all of the coordination has really led to a very successful race in terms of race operations," Mayor Nutter said nearly three hours after the starting gun fired, when the vast majority of runners had crossed the finish line.
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May 5, 2013 | By Bridget Murphy and Bob Salsberg, Associated Press
BOSTON - A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings died from gunshot wounds and blunt trauma to his head and torso, his death certificate says. Worcester funeral home owner Peter Stefan has the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and read details from his death certificate on Friday. It cites "gunshot wounds of torso and extremities," Stefan said. Tsarnaev died last month after a gunfight with authorities a few days after the attack. Police have said he ran out of ammunition before his brother dragged his body under a vehicle while fleeing the scene.
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April 25, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite playing just one season for the Flyers, Jaromir Jagr, left a indelible impression. The owner of 681 career NHL goals, Jagr is scheduled to play his first game against his former team Tuesday night when the Boston Bruins visit the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Jagr had 19 goals and 35 assists for 54 points in 73 games with the Flyers last season and added a goal and seven assists in 11 playoff games. He signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars in the offseason and was traded to Boston on April 2. So it was no surprise after Boston's morning skate on Tuesday that Jagr drew a crowd of media.
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April 20, 2013 | By Jay Lindsay and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press
WATERTOWN, Mass. - A Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing was captured hiding out in a boat parked in a backyard Friday and his older brother lay dead in a furious 24-hour drama that transfixed the nation and paralyzed the Boston area with fear. The bloody endgame came four days after the bombing and just a day after the FBI released surveillance-camera images of two young men suspected of planting the pressure-cooker explosives that ripped through the crowd at the marathon finish line, killing three people and wounding more than 180. The two men were identified by authorities and relatives as ethnic Chechens from southern Russia who had been in the United States for about a decade and were believed to be living in Cambridge.
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April 17, 2013 | By Karie Simmons and Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writers
Mayor Nutter told reporters Tuesday there had been no specific threats or incidents in Philadelphia, but he said local law enforcement and emergency personnel would be at "a heightened level of security" in response to the Boston explosions. The city still expects to see about 40,000 runners compete in Philadelphia's Broad Street Run on May 5, the mayor said, but he said there would be "a more visible security presence" in place to make sure that participants and spectators are safe.
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