One Fund Boston to hold town hall meetings

one fund boston marathon bombing
The One Fund Boston was set up by Mayor Tom Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick to help those affected by the Marathon bombings. Credit: www.onefundboston.org

Public meetings will be held Monday and Tuesday to discuss how money raised through One Fund Boston should be distributed to the Boston Marathon bombing victims.

The charity, established by Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino the day after the explosions, has raised nearly $29 million so far.

Kenneth Feinberg, the fund’s administrator, will meet with victims and their families at the Boston Public Library on Copley Square starting at 6 p.m. Monday. A second meeting is scheduled Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Feinberg is expected to release a preliminary distribution proposal before the meetings. He told the Boston Globe last week that he anticipates giving $1 million or more to the families of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lingzi Lu, the three people killed in the April 15 blasts.

In all, more than 260 people were hurt in the bombings, including more than a dozen who lost limbs. Amputees would likely also receive about $1 million, with smaller amounts going to those with less severe injuries.

“There is probably not enough money,” Feinberg said in a Globe interview. “If you spread it too thin, the money you give out isn’t going to be meaningful.”

Feinberg, who also managed victims’ compensation funds after the 9/11 attacks and Deepwater Horizon oil spill, said payments will be made by the end of June.

Follow Metro Boston on Twitter: @MetroBos


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Memorial held for Sean Collier, MIT police officer…

More than 1,600 people gathered at MIT on Friday for a memorial service for Sean Collier, the police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the…

National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Sports

2014 Boston Marathon preview: Elite American, International runners…

2014 Boston Marathon: Elite American, International runners to watch

NBA

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams…

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams have the best shot at a championship. The Thunder, Clippers, Heat and Rockets lead the way.

NFL

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.