Veterans

Veterans and military service members stood at attention at a Hyannis event to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. (WBZ-TV)

Cape Codders Mark Memorial Day By Collecting Care Package Items For Troops

A thousand Cape Cod residents spent part of their Memorial Day weekend at a 24-hour event in a shopping center to show they care about troops, veterans and their families.

05/25/2014

Veterans Community Foundation (WBZ-TV)

Coakley Sues Veterans’ Charity After I-Team Investigation

One day after an I-Team investigation questioned practices at a Rhode Island-based veterans’ charity, the Massachusetts attorney general’s office has filed suit against the organization, alleging it uses deceptive fundraising tactics and illegally solicits donations in Massachusetts.

04/25/2014

Veterans Community Foundation (WBZ-TV)

I-Team: Mass. Bans Charity Claiming To Help Veterans

The I-Team found one charity collecting thousands of dollars in donations for veterans, but so far providing no services to them.

04/24/2014

Police say these grave markers were found in a Webster mans' car. (Mass. State Police photo)

Webster Man Arraigned In Alleged Theft of Veterans’ Grave Markers

State troopers say dozens of military veterans’ grave markers missing from a cemetery were found in a Webster man’s car.

04/07/2014

(Photo from Mass Equality/Facebook)

South Boston St. Patrick’s Parade Invites Gay Rights Group To March With Restrictions

A MassEquality official said Saturday a group of gay military veterans can march under its banner as part of a deal brokered by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. But marchers from the gay-rights group would not be allowed to wear clothing or hold signs that refer to sexual orientation.

03/01/2014

Presents (WBZ-TV photo)

Adopt-A-Vet Program Offers Essentials To Homeless Veterans In Boston

The hope is to provide homeless veterans some of the essentials while they make a transition to permanent housing. Employees from many Boston area companies have joined the effort.

12/18/2013

Lou Pasquale (WBZ-TV photo)

WWII Veteran Keeps Promise To Help Others Every Day

Lou Pasquale has spent his entire adult life making good on a promise. He insists he’s the one who benefited most from helping others.

12/04/2013

YADIRES NOVA-SALCEDO & TONY MOLINA

Historic Unveiling of Nation’s First Monument for Puerto Rican Veterans

November 23, 2013 Tuesday, November 19th was a historic day in the city of Boston, specifically in the South End area, where the nation’s first monument dedicated to Puerto Rican veterans was unveiled. On this […]

WBZ-TV–11/21/2013

Photo Credit Thinkstock

Restaurants, Retailers Offer Veterans Appreciation Deals

Restaurants, retailers, and more are offering discounts to the nation’s veterans. In most cases, all they need is their military ID.

11/11/2013

Menino speaks to reporters outside a Hyde Park polling location on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (Karen Twomey/WBZ NewsRadio)

Menino, Massachusetts Court System Join Forces To Help Troubled Veterans

Mayor Thomas Menino announced a partnership Sunday with the Trial Court of the Commonwealth to expand court-administered programs to provide substance abuse and mental health treatment for Boston veterans while working toward the creation of a Veterans Court.

11/10/2013

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