The Suburbanite
Updated at 4:01 PM

BOSTON — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun battle with the two men suspected of setting the bombs and that one was dead and the other had fled.Within hours, Patrick shut down the region's public transportation system and made an extraordinary request of more than 1 million greater Boston residents:Shelter in place.

Updated at 2:38 PM

Much like the modern Boston Marathon, at its beginnings, the fledgling “American Marathon” was a race for the common man.

Updated at 2:34 PM

HOPKINTON – The massive Massachusetts State Police mobile incident command center played a pivotal role in the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev last year.

Posted at 1:00 PM

They came with buckets and baskets and bags. With cheers and giggles the children descended on the ball fields and playground each dotted with brightly colored plastic eggs. As quickly as they could, the children scooped up the candy-filled eggs and...

Posted at 11:45 AM

For more Dave Granlund cartoons, visit metrowestdailynews.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons. For more Boston Marathon information, visit wickedlocal.com/news/boston-marathon.

Posted at 11:15 AM

There's so much information available on Easter. Only those with a strong and undeviating faith in God can acknowledge the Holy Day and public holiday without breaking that which has been handed down through the generations.

Posted at 11:00 AM

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