|Jerry Remy issues statement: ‘We are heartbroken’||08.17.13 at 4:17 pm ET|
NESN analyst Jerry Remy, in a statement issued on his twitter account, offered his initial public response to the arrest of his son, Jared Remy, on charges that he murdered his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Jenn Martel and her family. Words cannot describe my wife’s and my grief.
Son or not, I am at a loss for words articulating my disgust and remorse over this senseless and tragic act.
We are heartbroken,
|Jerry Remy’s son arrested in connection with murder of girlfriend||08.16.13 at 9:14 am ET|
According to multiple reports, Jerry Remy’s son has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing of his girlfriend at his residence in Waltham. The stabbing took place on Thursday night in the Windsor Village apartment complex in Waltham, where the couple lived with Martel’s daughter.
The victim was Jennifer Martel. Remy will be arraigned Thursday for multiple charges, including murder. Remy had previously been arrested for a domestic incident earlier in the week and released on Wednesday.
Jerry Remy played for the Red Sox from 1978-84 and has been the team’s color commentator on NESN since 1988.
Update: Jerry Remy’s Twitter account tweeted the following at 11:22 a.m.
It’s John. It’s difficult to comment after the news this AM. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Martel family.
— Jerry Remy (RemDawg) (@Jerry_Remy) August 16, 2013
NESN released the following statement Friday afternoon:
“This morning, we learned of a terrible tragedy. All of us at NESN and the Red Sox, along with Jerry Remy, are filled with grief for everyone involved, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Jennifer Martel.”
|WEEI nominated for Marconi Award as Legendary Station||07.16.13 at 8:49 am ET|
One year after receiving the Marconi Award for Sports Station of the Year, WEEI has been nominated by the National Association of Broadcasters for another Marconi, this time in the Legendary Station category.
WEEI is on a list of five finalists along with Philadelphia’s KYW-AM, Chicago’s WBBM-AM and two Los Angeles stations: KFI-AM and KIIS-FM. The winners will be announced Sept. 10 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show in Orlando.
WEEI has won the Marconi for Sports Station of the Year three times (2012, ’08 and ’06). Stations cannot win the award in consecutive years. WEEI also won the Marconi for Large Market Station of the Year in 2006.
Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio.
|WEEI to shut down station at 9 p.m. for electrical work||07.14.13 at 8:34 pm ET|
WEEI station engineers need to do electrical work that requires them to shut down the station at 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. WEEI will be back on the air no later than 5 a.m., before Dennis & Callahan. The WEEI stream will be feeding ESPN if you want to listen live by clicking here. Thank you for listening to WEEI and for your patience while this work is completed.
|Sports world cheers at news of arrest in Marathon bombing case||04.19.13 at 9:36 pm ET|
The crowd at Scottrade Center just cheered the announcement that Boston has apprehended their suspect. Great work, Boston. #bostonstrong
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) April 20, 2013
Crowd here at Scottrade Center chanting “U-S-A” after #stlblues alert fans on Jumbo-tron that suspect in marathon bombs has been captured.
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) April 20, 2013
— Amanda Rykoff (@amandarykoff) April 20, 2013
Now Citi Field shows on the scoreboard “All New Yorkers support the Boston Police Department.” #BostonStrong
— Amanda Comak (@acomak) April 20, 2013
At Rangers Ballpark, they just announced to the crowd that Suspect 2 is in custody in Boston. Then played Sweet Caroline.
— Joe McCann (@JoeMcCann3) April 20, 2013
Crowd at Great American Ball Park chants “USA!” after scoreboard flashes “Suspect alive and in custody”
— Joe Capozzi (@joecapMARLINS) April 20, 2013
Video board at Tropicana Field announces capture of 2nd suspect in Boston bombing; crowd roars + standing ovation: twitter.com/RaysBaseball/s…
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 20, 2013
#bostonpd you guys are unreal! Awesome job!
— Nick Punto (@Shredderpunto) April 20, 2013
|Boston sports scene reacts to arrest of Marathon bombing suspect||04.19.13 at 9:13 pm ET|
Shortly after the news broke that the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing case was in custody, the Boston sports scene reacted with happiness, as well as thanks for those who played a role in his capture.
Thank You All Law Enforcements!!!! #Heroes
— Dustin Pedroia (@15Lasershow) April 20, 2013
So proud to be a part of this great city. #BostonStrong
— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) April 20, 2013
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 20, 2013
Gotta give a round of applause to our police men and women, and FBI and everyone who took part in executing this task. Awesome job.
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 20, 2013
Let us all applaud those who keep us safe and remember to assist all of those who have been hurt in this.
— Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) April 20, 2013
— Jenny Dell (@JennyDellNESN) April 20, 2013
A great deal of appreciation for the work by the various agencies involved, both local and national. A job well done. #BostonManhunt
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 20, 2013
Awesome job by the law enforcement, thank you!!! And to take him alive, what a feeling! #bostonstrong
— Joel Hanrahan (@hanrahan52) April 20, 2013
|Boston Police Department: ‘The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody’||04.19.13 at 8:51 pm ET|
The Boston Police Department tweeted the following at 8:45 p.m.
Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.
— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
The suspect, of course, is 19-year-old college student Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect sought in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. He is reportedly alive and being taken to a hospital.
CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.
— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
The resolution of the matter occurred more than two hours after police activity on Franklin Street in Watertown intensified on Friday evening, with shots being heard on the street shortly after the shelter-in-place order was lifted. Eventually, Tsarnaev was captured hiding out in a boat parked in a backyard after an extended standoff with police. After he was taken alive, he left in am ambulance and was hospitalized in serious condition with unspecified injuries, police said.
The news that Tsarnaev was captured caused a large cheer to reverberate around the Watertown neighboorhood, one that started with applause among law enforcement officers and then cheering that stretched to the onlookers who were gathered a few blocks away.
After the news broke, Boston Mayor Tom Menino tweeted, “We got him,” along with a photo of himself talking to the police commissioner.
The family of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was one of three people killed on Monday, issued a statement.
“Tonight, our family applauds the entire law enforcement community for a job well done, and trust that our justice system will now do its job,” it read in part.
In addition to the incident in Watertown, police announced three other people were taken into custody for questioning at an off-campus housing complex at the University of the Massachusetts at Dartmouth where Tsarnaev may have lived.
After Tsarnaev was taken into custody late Friday, President Barack Obama — who labeled the suspects “terrorists” — said the arrest “closed an important chapter in this tragedy,” but added that there are still questions.
“The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers,” said Obama.
“We will determine what happened,” Obama added. “We will investigate any association that these terrorists may have had, and we’ll continue to do whatever we have to do to keep our people safe.”
|MBTA service resumes as shelter-in-place order lifted in Boston||04.19.13 at 7:33 pm ET|
Shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, the MBTA announced the resumption of public transportation service and the shelter-in-place advisory was lifted. In a press conference, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced, “We can return to living our lives.” Still, at the time of the lifting of the advisory, the second suspect in Monday’s Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, had not been apprehended, and so residents were urged to remain vigilant. However, less than one hour later, residents of Franklin Street in Watertown had a resumption of the shelter-in-place order due to what was officially described as heavy police activity. Several reports suggested that the police had cornered Tsarnaev.
|BPD: No arrests made in bombing case||04.17.13 at 2:44 pm ET|
Despite conflicting reports that an arrest had been made earlier on Wednesday, the Boston Police Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office issued statements Wednesday afternoon that said no arrest had been made in the Marathon bombing case.
In addition, the FBI issued a similar statement Wednesday afternoon: “Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack. Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.”
|Boston Athletic Association issues statement regarding Boston Marathon bombing||04.15.13 at 10:16 pm ET|
The Boston Athletic Association issued a statement regarding the bombing near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday:
“The Boston Athletic Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by today’s events.
“Today is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance.
“We can confirm that all of the remaining runners who were out on the course when the tragic events unfolded have been returned to a community meeting area.
“At this time, runners’ bags in Boston which remain unclaimed may be picked up by runners presenting their bib number or proof of race participation at the Castle, at 101 Arlington Street, in Boston.
“At this time, we are cooperating with the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all federal law enforcement officials.
“We would like to thank the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support us today.”
For the latest updates regarding the bombing, click here.
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