Winchester native and injured MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr. was released from a Charlestown hospital Friday.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Find out what other stories were among the most-read on Winchester Patch last week in our Week in Review.
Here are some of the most-read stories on Winchester Patch last week: Injured MBTA Officer to Wave Flag at Bruins Playoff Game: Winchester native and injured MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr. will be waving a flag at Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. MBTA Re-Opens Wedgemere Commuter Rail Station as Fully Accessible: The re-opening ceremony at Wedgemere Commuter Rail Station was held Thursday morning. Winchester Farmers Market Opens Saturday: The 2013 Winchester Farmers Market season gets underway Saturday, June 8 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Town Common. Winchester Foreclosure Activity Decreases in April: Massachusetts foreclosure activity, including Winchester…
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Find out what improvements have been made at the Wedgemere Commuter Rail Station.
Massachusetts may approve 18 more giant lighted boards as a way to boost revenue. Is it worth the money if the light burns all night long?
Are you ready for digital billboards on state land across the commonwealth? The Department of Transportation wants the glowing house-sized signs on its property across the state, and the revenue they'll bring to the state, according to the Boston Globe. Under the current deal signed with Clear Channel, the state would get a cut of each billboard's revenue—either 25 percent or $90,000 a year, whichever is higher. But other states have negotiated more lucrative deals. Current Massachsetts state law allows these digital billboards, but prohibits any animation. So you won't see the latest Geico lizard ad or anything like that, but you may see a rotating set of images. It also requires the sign's owner to set aside time for public service …
Friday, June 7, 2013
The re-opening ceremony at Wedgemere Commuter Rail Station was held Thursday morning.
In our latest You Ask, Patch Answers column, a reader asked for an update regarding the Wedgemere Commuter Rail Station project. So, we found out. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority held a re-opening ceremony at Wedgemere station Thursday morning, according to a MBTA press statement. Local, state and MBTA officials participate in the ceremony at the station, which is now fully accessible. Improvements made to the station are better accessibility to all riders thanks to the installation of new ramps, platforms and parking lot upgrades, according to the statement. "In reopening Wedgemere Station, the MBTA is showing how we move forward in helping to provide better service for our customers. This project highlights the MBTA’s …
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Winchester native and injured MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr. will be waving a flag at Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The police officer with Exeter ties was seriously injured.
The police officer shot in a manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects last month said he saw them tossing bombs out of a vehicle in the moments before he was hit. Richard Donohue Jr., 33, a Winchester native and Woburn resident, nearly died from injuries he suffered during a shootout in Watertown. He's recovering at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. The CBS Evening News Monday night aired an exclusive interview with him. Donohue, a Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority police officer, was shot in the groin. The bullet severed his femoral artery, he told CBS. He lost nearly all the blood in his body. It was replaced through transfusions, surgeons said. It is unclear who shot Donohue. Police are investigating the possibility that it …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr. was seriously wounded in a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers.
The wife of a police officer recovering from being shot in a firefight with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects said she was grateful on Mother's Day Sunday. "I have my husband and my son has his daddy back," wrote Kim Donohue on a Facebook page she's using to give updates on her husband's recovery. Her husband, Winchester native Richard Donohue Jr., was seriously wounded during a shootout in Watertown. It's unclear who shot the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority police officer. Police are investigating the possibility that it was the result of friendly fire. Another police officer, Sean Collier, was killed during the shootout. Donohue was shot in the leg and lost a massive amount of blood. He said he has been able to walk with the help …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Winchester native and MBTA Transit Officer Richard Donohue Jr. may have been hit by another officer's bullet during the chaos of the battle with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
A Watertown resident who witnessed the shootout between police officers and the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects in the East End said she believes the MBTA officer critically injured in the battle on April 19 was struck by friendly fire. The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that a woman who lives just a few hundred feet from the scene of the chaotic gun battle saw officers firing at the bombing suspects and then saw someone at a nearby street corner fall. She wrote in a statement to the Globe that Winchester native and MBTA Officer Richard Donohue Jr. was hit near the end of the shootout as 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev drove away from the area in a stolen SUV. "It appeared to me that an individual at the corner [of the street] …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The family of Winchester native Richard "Dic" Donohue Jr., the MBTA Transit Police officer injured during a Thursday night shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, issued a statement on Saturday.
The family of Winchester native Richard "Dic" Donohue Jr., the MBTA Transit Police officer injured during a Thursday night shoot-out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, issued a statement on Saturday, according to a Tufts Medical Center press statement. In the statement, the family said: "We thank the people of Boston and the nation for the prayers and support they are sending to Richard and to our family. Please continue to pray for Richard, a wonderful father, husband, son and brother, and a dedicated police officer who loves his work and helping people. Richard remains in serious condition so we are focused on supporting him; please respect our privacy. We will not be responding to any media requests at this time. Should there be…