Coast Guard K-9 unit screens waterfront ahead of Boston Marathon

Coast Guard K-9 unit screens waterfront ahead of Boston Marathon
Petty Officers Craig Oravitz and Richard Barone patrol Boston’s waterfront with Rruthie a specially trained Coast Guard dog, Sunday, April 17, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — A Coast Guard K-9 unit from Maritime Safety and Security Team New York patrolled Boston’s waterfront Sunday morning as an increased security measure leading up to...

Boston region transportation system shut down as law enforcement manhunt continues

Boston region transportation system shut down as law enforcement manhunt continues
BOSTON – Because of the ongoing manhunt for a person wanted in connection with Monday’s Marathon bombings, all MBTA services (to include buses, the subway, and ferries) have been shut down effective immediately. People should not go to or congregate at transportation stations. Authorities are advising residents in Watertown, Newton, Waltham, Belmont, Cambridge and the Alston Brighton neighborhoods...

Boston Marathon bombing leads to increased Coast Guard presence in ports and waterways

Boston Marathon bombing leads to increased Coast Guard presence in ports and waterways
BOSTON – Coast Guard units throughout the Northeast have increased their presence to ensure safety and security of the ports and waterways, after Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. As a result of the increased patrols, the Coast Guard is able to keep the Ports of Boston, New York and New Jersey open to commercial shipping, passenger ferry transportation and recreational boating. Boston...