Remembering Martin Richard

This photo of Martin Richard went viral. (Facebook)

This photo of Martin Richard went viral. (Facebook)

There’s a picture that you can see online. It’s of 8-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester holding a home-made sign in his classroom. The sign says, “No More Hurting People. Peace.”

8-year-old Martin Richard was one of three people killed Monday afternoon, as he stood with members of his family near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. His younger sister, Jane survived the blast, but lost her leg. And their mother, Denise, was also injured, and remains in a Boston hospital.

Monday’s bombings hit many Boston communities hard, and they hit this one particularly hard. This is where Martin and Jane went to school, and where their mother, Denise worked as the librarian. The Neighborhood House charter school in Dorchester. Earlier today, a beautiful spring day, kids played in the school yard. They’ve been on spring break this week, but will be back in school Monday.

We sat down with the headmaster, Kevin Andrews, to talk about how he and his staff are preparing for the students’ return…for big questions about why this happened, am I safe? And what happened to Martin, Jane and their mother, Denise, the school librarian.


Kevin Andrews, headmaster of the Neighborhood House charter school in Dorchester.

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