The bombings at the Boston Marathon shocked the region and nation, but the tragic events of that April day also brought out stories of heroism and countless residents who stayed strong in the face of adversity.
There were also plenty of other stories that captured the attention of Patch readers in 2013. Below is a list of the most read Patch stories from the last year.
- Danvers Patch - Classmate Says Ritzer Asked Chism to Stay After Class to Go Over Exam
- Belmont Patch - 'I'm the Level 3 Sex Offender All Of You Have Been Talking About'
- Somerville Patch - MIT Officer Killed in Campus Shooting
- Danvers Patch - Family, Friends Will Gather to Mourn Slain Teacher at Andover Church
- Fenway-Kenmore Patch - FBI: We Know Who Robbed the Gardner Museum
- Watertown Patch - 'We Got the Call, and We Got the Guy'
- Watertown Patch - Eliza Dushku Worried for Family in Watertown as Police Pursued Bombers in Her Hometown
- Arlington Patch - Four Found Dead in Arlington Home
- Belmont Patch - Romney for ... Senate? But It's Not Mitt the GOP is Hoping to Run
- Jamaica Plain Patch - Investigators Match DeSalvo DNA to Sullivan Crime Scene