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Boston and Beyond

May 12, 2013

NH fundraiser set for bombing victim Bauman

NH fundraiser set for bombing victim

NASHUA — A fundraiser in New Hampshire will take place to benefit Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeffrey Bauman, whose vivid description of one of the bombing suspects helped police crack the case.

The fundraiser is set for Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Tulley Automotive in Nashua, a short distance from the Costco store where Bauman works. Bauman lives in Chelmsford, Mass.

Bauman’s picture was featured prominently in newspapers around the world, captured in a photograph being whisked away from the finish line, his legs sheared by shrapnel.

The fundraiser will feature live music, raffles and the sale of pizza by American Flatbread, which is donating all proceeds to Bauman.

When he awoke from surgery, he described the man he saw drop a backpack at his feet.

Marathon victim tosses Sox pitch

BOSTON — A Rhode Island woman who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings took to the pitcher’s mound at a Red Sox game.

Heather Abbott of Newport, R.I., threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of the Toronto-Boston game in Boston on Saturday.

Abbott had gone to Boston on April 15 to watch the Red Sox play on Patriots’ Day and was waiting in line to get into a crowded restaurant when the bombs went off. Doctors amputated her left leg below the knee.

A fundraiser has helped raise more than $50,000 to help Abbott pay medical bills

NH town steps back into Civil War

NEW BOSTON — The new Hampshire town of New Boston is stepping back in time as it celebrates its 250th anniversary this weekend.

Re-enactors from Massachusetts and Maine have joined New Hampshire residents for a Civil War camp re-enactment.

The New Boston Historical Society has expanded its visiting hours Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a featured exhibit on Civil War memorabilia.

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