Monday, May 13, 2013
Signs of posttraumatic stress disorder could be showing now, one month following the Boston Marathon Bombings.
People who are still struggling to return to their normal way of life in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings should seek treatment now. The Boston Globe reports posttraumatic stress disorder might begin to show itself around now, four weeks removed from the April 15 attack at the marathon. Signs could include avoidance of the Boylston Street finish line area, panic attacks triggered by street noise or an overwhelming sense of fear when riding public transportation, the Globe reports. “While such symptoms commonly occur in the first few days or weeks after witnessing a traumatic event, they usually resolve on their own; if they don’t, mental health specialists often diagnose PTSD,” according to the story.
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 …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Stephen Perno, the man hurt in the Boylston Street station accident, is recovering from a fractured neck vertebra injury sustained in the crash.
After two Green Line trains collided at Boylston Station the morning of Nov. 29, the focus turned to the driver of the rear-ending trolley. Little attention was paid to the driver of the train which sustained the hit, Stephen Perno, who suffered a fractured neck vertebra in the crash. It was his first crash in a career that spans 24 years, according to the Boston Herald. MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott visited Perno, 50, at his home Thursday to honor him for his spotless track record. “Thank you for your service to the T. ... We are so, so proud of you ... and we want you to feel better. ... So this is for 24 years of absolutely safe driving,” Scott said to Perno as reported by the Herald. Scott is a driver of the E line train, which is…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Police canvassed the area for two suspects Monday night who allegedly robbed the Boylston Street store.
A Plaza Meat Market store employee was held up at gunpoint Monday night. At 9:52 Monday night, the employee told police he was at the store's front counter when a man entered the store and brandished a revolver. The suspect told the employee to look down as he pointed the revolver at him, according to a police report. The suspect then went behind the counter and stole money and five packs of cigarettes before exiting the store - located at 207 Boylston St., according to the report. The suspect got into a white 2-door vehicle, which then fled down Boylston Street toward Amory Street. Officers searched for a five-foot eight-inch male in his mid 20s wearing a puffy red jacket, the report said.