Noelle Swan

Reporting from Boston

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Death penalty for Tsarnaev? Why Bostonians don’t favor that possibility.

January 2, 2015 –Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is charged with one of the worst acts of domestic terrorism in US history, yet in the city where the bombings occurred, a unique mix of factors means that most residents don’t want to put him to death.

50 women learn to lead in the face of strife, mostly from each other

June 5, 2014 – This year’s Women in Public Service Project, winding down Thursday, hosts 50 women from around the world to teach them to lead local efforts to recover and rebuild. But the women learn the most from one another, organizers say.

For Boston, the marathon always means spring – and this year, much more

April 21, 2014 – Marathon Monday offers Boston the chance to rise and step forward, after a long and emotional year since the 2013 bombings.

‘Boston Strong’: Has the motto run its course?

April 19, 2014 – After the bombings last year, ‘Boston Strong’ first surfaced in a tweet from Cleveland, on a jersey in the Red Sox dugout, then on T-shirts everywhere. But some say it’s time to live strong, not talk so much about it.

Gruff and stoic, Boston shows its heart on bombing anniversary

April 15, 2014 – The Boston Marathon bombings showed a different side of Boston. Not one for touchy-feely, Boston has found its own ways to grieve and remember on the one-year anniversary.

St. Patrick’s Day: How did it become a flashpoint for gay rights?

March 17, 2014 – St. Patrick’s Day parades in two cities have become battlegrounds for gay rights. Now, the mayors in New York and Boston – which have two of the largest parades – have joined the cause.

Ashley Stanley started Lovin’ Spoonfuls to match surplus food with hungry people

January 17, 2014 – Lovin’ Spoonfuls, a nonprofit food rescue group in Boston, strives to remove a glaring kink in the food chain and bridge the gap between waste and want.

See more Boston stories from Spare Change News and New England Post.




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