Park to be named after boy killed in 2013 Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials have announced that a park proposed to be built along the city’s waterfront will be named after the youngest victim of the 2013 marathon bombings.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1QxxoIU ) the park will pay tribute to 8-year-old Martin Richard, a Dorchester native and spectator who was killed at the finish line of the marathon.

The property, which sits adjacent to the Boston Children’s Museum, is currently owned by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. It will be transferred to the Boston Parks and Recreation Department as protected public space for the park.

The park is expected to be designed during the 2016 fiscal year with the community’s input. It will be completed in 2017.

Mayor Martin Walsh says the Richard family exemplifies the spirit of Boston.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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