Girl who survived bombing comes through a tough year

The family of a Boston girl who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing says she has come a long way on the road to recovery over the past 11 months.

Her family released a photo Friday that showed Jane Richard, now 8, grinning widely and wearing a recently fitted prosthetic leg she can use for running and everyday activities.

Jane’s brother, 8-year-old Martin, was one of three people killed in the April 15 bombing at the marathon finish line.

The Richard family said in a statement that it has been a tough year but they try to remember their son’s laughter and caring heart.


One hundred people have signed up for the marathon as part of Team MR8. They will run to raise money for the foundation set up to honor Martin.

Massport seeks increase in parking rate at Logan

It could soon cost more to park at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

The Massachusetts Port Authority said Thursday it would seek a $2 or $3 hike in the hourly parking rate, bringing the maximum daily rate to as high as $30 in the airport’s central garages and up to $21 in the economy lot.

The Massport board will vote on the proposed increase next month.

If approved, officials say the new fees would take effect July 1 and cover expenses for operating, maintaining and upgrading airport parking facilities.


Massport chief executive Thomas Glynn said the agency continues to encourage travelers to use alternative means of transportation.

He cited a $30 million Logan Express parking garage being built in Framingham and shuttle bus service that will soon begin between Back Bay and the airport.


Verizon Wireless hiring for retail and sales jobs

Verizon Wireless says it is looking to fill 41 full-time retail and sales jobs in New Hampshire.

The company says it is part of a larger recruitment effort across New England to add 330 employees in the six states.


In New Hampshire, the positions are based around the state.

Verizon Wireless currently employs more than 250 people in New Hampshire.

Applicants can find more information about the jobs and apply online at the company’s website:

– From news service reports

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